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  • 4 to 4.5 hrs
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  • Languages Offered: English and 2 more
The Aruba Ostrich Farm welcomes you to one of the largest living species in the world. Visitors are encouraged to partake in a guided tour of the farm, inhabited by both ostriches and their flightless Australian relatives, emus. The tour provides the opportunity to learn about the natural behavior and survival instincts of these amazing creatures through detailed information as well as personal encounters with the birds.

Next you will get the opportunity to mingle with some real locals at the Donkey Sanctuary. Founded in 1997 as a non-profit and completely volunteer run organization, their mission is simple. Save the Donkeys! Although not originally native to the small island of Aruba, they have existed here for 500 years having been the primary mode of transportation until cars began to be introduced on the island in increasing numbers. At that point, many Arubans no longer had the need for their formerly beloved donkey, and sadly in the 1970’s, a dangerous and rapidly spreading illness nearly caused their extinction leaving behind a population of only 20 wild donkeys.

Lastly you will visit Philip’s Animal Garden. After years of saving and adopting abused and abandoned animals, Philip Merryweather has turned his love for exotic animals into a world-class shelter and rehabilitation center. Philip’s Animal Garden is offering up interactive and educational tours, where you can enjoy an up close and personal experience with over 50 species of exotic animals from around the world. Visitors are invited to see, touch and even feed some of the garden’s exotic inhabitants.

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Aruba Ostrich Farm
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
Philip's Animal Garden
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Enjoy this guided tour, as well as take the the opportunity to interact and learn about some of the wildlife that can be found in Aruba. First you will visit the Aruba Ostrich Farm. The Aruba Ostrich Farm welcomes you to come and meet its 80- count flock of the largest living species in the world. After visiting the Ostrich Farm, you will then proceed to a Donkey Sanctuary as well as Phillip's Animal Garden. The tour will conclude with Hotel drop-off. Part of the proceeds will be donated to these animal sanctuaries.
  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great time with the animals

Went today with my husband and our 3 year old son. We had a fantastic time with EL tours and our guide Nano. We first went to Phillip’s Animal Garden where Nano told us all about the animals as he guided us around. My son...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loved the Animals!

What fantastic morning. TJ did excellent job taking to Ostrich Farm, Donkey Preserve & Philips Animal Garden. Had plenty of time at each site to interact with the animals. All very friendly. What I liked about TJ was we arrived at ti Ostrich Farm (our...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 8 July 2018
Fauna Tour

Great 1/2 day tour that we did our last day in Aruba. Bus ride took us to Animal Sanctuary, Ostrich Farm, and Donkey Reserve. It was fun getting up close with most all the animals. We were able to feed animals at every stop.

Thank nursebonilla
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Animal lovers dream

We had Jason as a tour guide for our half day animal sanctuary tour on June 23, 2018. He was amazing!! Very friendly and informative, we learned a lot about the animals and Aruba in general. The tour itself was great!! We saw lots of...More

2  Thank dani102180
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile
Best Animal Tour

If you love animals this tour is for you. At Philips Animal Garden you are able to feed and interact with several different animals. The ostrich farm allows you to feed their animals and gives you a beautiful photo ($15) of your experience at the...More

1  Thank meaghannsmith
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