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A day among donkeys

Animals

A day among donkeys

59 reviews
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Improve the quality of life for rescued donkeys and mules at a sanctuary.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish
Animals

A day among donkeys

Animals

A day among donkeys

59 reviews
Guidelines created with 
World Animal Protection
Improve the quality of life for rescued donkeys and mules at a sanctuary.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

You will have an authentic local experience of the life within an equine sanctuary that support sustainable, ethical, community-based tourism. We will share half-day with our 76 rescued donkeys and mules and our local staff and volunteers, learning a lot about the behaviour and care of equines and you will have the chance to even help us in rehabilitating them! We'll start the day with a tour in our Sanctuary, stop for a delicious Andalusian breakfast (coffee and mollete with ecological olive oil and tomatoes) and later we'll continue accompanying the staff to do the cures and give medicines, prepare special diets and feed donkeys. Finally, we'll participate in a positive training session to rehab scared or traumatized donkeys and mules.

Responsible interactions

All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.

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Your host

Meet the donkeys

These 88 donkey and mule rescues are looking for love and affection. They love being fed, groomed, and hugged, and enjoy spending their free time bonding with humans. They’re friendly creatures looking for a second chance, and can’t wait to meet you.

About the organization

El Refugio del Burrito

Our mision is to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people in Spain through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. The objectives of El Refugio del Burrito are the provision of care, protection and permanent security for donkeys and mules which are in need due to abandonment, mistreatment or neglect

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to El Refugio del Burrito.

What's included

Food
Andalusian breakfast Coffe or tea, juice and organic fresh tomato and olive oil toasts
Equipment
Security shoes, waistcoat For health and safety reasons, to enter into the paddocks you need our security equipment

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Where you'll be

We are based in Fuente de Piedra, close to the second biggest natural reserve of Flamingos in Europe. Our traditional Spanish cortijo (farm), complete with a charming olive grove and traditional buildings, has been turned into a safe haven for donkeys and mules rescued from across Europe.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

Transport must be organised by yourself, although we can pick you up and drop you to the closest train or bus stations (Fuente de Piedra or Antequera-Santa Ana) for a small supplement.
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animal care
A day among donkeys
59 reviews
$27 / person
59 reviews
$27 / person