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Enjoy this unforgettable experience along spectacular ocean-side cliffs, natural desert wildlife, endemic flora and fauna from the Baja Peninsula, and breathtaking views while hiking along barely walked trails to the top of the mountain accompanied by a friendly Mexican Donkey.
Morning and Afternoon
1 Hour and 45 minutes + Safety briefing + Transportation
What to Bring
Because we love them, we hold a space in our ranch to maintain donkeys safe, well-fed, and ready to go for a walk with anyone.
We aim to transform the quality of life of donkeys by bringing people closer to this intelligent, curious, and loving animal. We propose positive human-donkey interactions to change the public’s understanding of the donkey’s cultural, social, and biological role.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are around 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide, most abandoned, abused, or living in bad conditions.
“When people can afford a vehicle, they sell or abandon their donkeys – and feral donkeys are a rising problem around the world…” (www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk.com).
In the desert environment, a donkey can hear the call of another donkey 60 miles away; they have far more prominent ears than horses. Their large ears also help keep them cool. The wealth of the Egyptians was due to the precious metals carried in Africa by donkeys. They don’t like the rain, and being out in it for long periods can damage their health as their fur is not waterproof.
Donkeys have an incredible memory – they can recognize areas and other donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago. Because food is scarce in the desert, donkeys utilize 95% of what they eat, which means their manure is not a very good fertilizer for the land. Their digestive system can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food more efficiently. (www.mikesdonkeys.co.uk)
Wild donkey herds are small and use their loud bray to keep in contact with each other over long distances. Donkeys can live an average of 40 years old if they have a good life.
Know Before You Go!
Do I need to pay anything else beside my tour ticket?
- 20 USD Park Entry Fee not included.
- 10 USD of discount on the entrance fee if you come with your transportation
Are There Any Weight or Health Restrictions?
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not recommended for people with back problems
- Not recommended for people with heart conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
Are There Any Age Restrictions
- The minimum age is 6 years old.
- An adult must accompany children
- Not stroller accessible
- Not suitable for pets
- Infants must not sit on laps
- Infant seats unavailable
What Else do I Need To Know?
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a light jacket, closed shoes, and long pants.
- No public transportation nearby
- We recommend leaving your belongings on the lockers before the activity starts so you don´t miss anything
- Note: Please advise of your preferred departure time upon booking.
- If you require specific details about your pickup, contact support via direct message
Loved the donkey and the ranch!JesssalTripAdvisor
We were picked up from our resort and transported to the ranch where the donkeys and horses live. The landscape is almost untouched. The desert was interesting to walk through with our donkey, Anita. The hike is not challenging but there is some uphill walking. The weather is hot, it is a desert after all! Midway through the tour, we stopped on the beach along the Pacific Ocean for a light lunch. The ocean was ferocious and loved seeing the massive waves crash onto shore. The trip is good for people who enjoy animals.
Wonderful ExperienceColleen VTripAdvisor
If you want to get out in nature and away from your resort this is the place to come. We visited the Ranch Carisuva Sep 24. Our guide was Oscar who was very knowledgeable about the park, plants and wildlife. Sweet Anita was our companion donkey. Breathtaking views and a great way to get some exercise. They provided round trip transportation. We were provided snacks and drinks along the way. Thank you so much, I would highly recommend.
Not your usual tourist activityJennCalifornia99TripAdvisor
If you love animals and would enjoy an upclose and personal encounter with a donkey- this is a great activity.
Pros: you get to hike out to the Pacific Ocean with a donkey and a guide. The donkey walks along on a lead. Its like walking a huge dog. Our donkey, Anita, was very sweet and gentle. My 12 year old felt very comfortable walking with her.