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Happy Rescued Donkeys Hiking Experience

Starting at €59 | 2 Hours | Parties of 2 to 8 | Caloura (São Miguel)

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Adult Ages 13 & Older
Child Ages 02 to 12
Young Child Under 02

Enjoy an Happy Rescued Donkeys Hiking Tour!

Azores is a magical place, boasting some of the most scenic views and far off islands on planet Earth. What better way to explore this idyllic spot than authentically, alongside our big-eared donkey friends?

At Donkeys and Friends, we believe, and have seen firsthand how responsible tourism helps visitors engage more deeply with the Azores, and we strive to share our community through the eyes of locals, in the most traditional of fashions. Our mission is to help and protect donkeys in need of rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming.

We hope you’ll consider joining us as we journey on a 2 hour tour through Caloura, a parish located in the municipality of Lagoa on Sao Miguel. Joining us will be Margarita, proud mother to our second companion, Pina, a curious, 2 year old female donkey.

We start with a one hour walk to the fishing port, discussing flora, fauna, history, and all things donkeys along the way. We’ll then make our way to the Cultural Center, where you will have the opportunity to soak in an incredible collection from Portuguese artists at an intimate art museum.

What is included:

  • Arrival and welcome
  • Hiking with the donkeys – one hour walk to the fishing port, discussing flora, fauna, history, and all things donkeys along the way
  • Visit the Cultural Center

What is not included:

  • Transportation to the farm

After booking we will send all the details of the reservation.

If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.


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Exceptional adventure! Miriam

Exceptional adventure with 2 gentle rescued donkeys Margarida and Pina Colada. Bethany told us so much about her personal story against the backdrop of Caloura. Our daughters loved walking with the donkeys and had a blast picking fruit from the farm with Luis. They had a great time trying to find the bunnies in the garden. It was such a calm and beautiful experience in this quaint coastal town. Great way to end our trip in Sao Miguel!

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We loved this experience! Shannon

We loved this experience! Made my birthday in Sao Miguel extra special. Bethany clearly is a very intelligent women that has a passion for rescuing and caring for these sweet donkeys. The walk and tour of the property was very informative and interesting. The donkeys were sweet and loved being out in a walk around the neighborhood. There was some construction on the property that caused a change in the usual route they take— but Bethany made sure to get the full experience in by adding a little meet and greet with some cute piggies too! The property itself is amazing too. Thank you!

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Had a wonderful time! Rebekah

Had a wonderful time with Bethany, Luis and all of our new donkey friends!! We had a change in course due to a storm the night before but Bethany was quick to change plans and make us aware. We had a wonderful time meeting 4 of their rescue donkeys on a lovely walk through town, then meeting 3 more friends and a mule at the farm. Loved hearing all of the stories of humans and animals alike. Would fully recommend for a couple or small group of friends!