Aruba Fauna Tour

Adults: $42.00 Children: $29.50

This tour will give you the opportunity to interact and learn about some of the wildlife that can be found in Aruba. You will visit the Ostrich Farm, Philip’s Animal Sanctuary and the Donkey Sanctuary. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the animal sanctuaries.

Tour times:

9:00 AM – Cruise ship and hotels.

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The following stops are made on this tour:

  • Aruba Ostrich Farm
  • Donkey Sanctuary
  • Philip’s Animal Garden
  • and many more sights along the way….

Included in the tour:

  • Free pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or cruise ship
  • Refreshments (Water)
  • Complimentary feed for the animals at Philip’s Animal Garden
  • English, Spanish and Dutch speaking guides
    (French, Italian, German and Portuguese guides available for groups of at least 10 persons)

Duration: 4½ hours

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. 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.

Type: Nature, Animal encounter, child friendly.

Activity Level: Easy

Recommended attire: We recommend comfortable clothes and sensible walking shoes or sneakers. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.

Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk on pavement, as well as uneven packed dirt surfaces. Some paths on the tour have inclines.

Wheelchair passengers must be able to walk short distances and go up some steps into the tour vehicle.
Wheelchair must be collapsible for storage purposes.

Days of operation: Saturday

Reservations MUST be made at least 24 hours in advance.