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Donkey Riding in Cyprus from Paphos

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Key Highlights

  • Visit an ancient monastery, now a World Heritage Monument
  • One of the most popular ways of sightseeing in Cyprus
  • Ride on a donkey through a picturesque landscape
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May – 31 Oct: Tuesday & Friday
    01 Nov - 30 Apr: Saturday

    Duration

    Approx. 7.5 hours

    Start time

    9am (14 Nov - 09 Apr) and 3:00pm
    Please reconfirm departure details with our local partner 24 hours prior to the tour.

    Meeting Point

    Pickup from selected hotels in Paphos (no pickup service provided from Kyniras). Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Paphos

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Enjoy a Cyprus experience with a difference as you get to visit a donkey farm, revel in the beauty of the Cyprus countryside and get to see donkeys in their own natural habitat. Enjoy a drive past quaint villages and orange groves, bask in the warm local hospitality of the farm, savour authentic local fare, go on a donkey safari and enjoy Cypriot folk dancing and music.

    Visit the 14th Century Monastery, “Panayia tou Sindi”, a World Cultural Heritage monument and the recipient of the prestigious EUROPA NOSTRA award. Go on a tour that is truly unique and promises ample doses of fun, adventure, beauty and history!

    Itinerary

    Guests will be first be picked up from Limassol hotels by 10:15am before heading towards Paphos. There will be a photo-stop at Aphrodite’s rock after which guests will be picked up from Paphos hotels. You are scheduled to reach the donkey farm by 11:15am.

    Travel along the winding roads and pass quaint villages as you proceed to the donkey farm. The farm is a haven for the Cyprus donkey and has been recreated as an open museum of rural life, customs and traditions of the island. You are free to wander around and sample various traditional products, pure and authentic Cyprus fare.

    This will be followed by a donkey ride demonstration and a donkey safari through the peaceful Pafos countryside. The ride through the riverbed and along the country tracks will be conducted under professional supervision. You will arrive at the Sindi Monastery, a 14th century monastery which has recently been expertly restored by UNESCO. Enjoy some seasonal fruits and refreshments amongst the picturesque hills before heading back to the farm in the afternoon.

    Entertainment awaits you at the farm as you can dig into a sumptuous lunch and enjoy Cypriot folk dancing and music. You will be driven back and dropped off to your hotels in the evening between 4pm and 5pm.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • 35-minutes donkey ride
    • Entrance fee
    • Refreshments
    • BBQ lunch with local wine
    • Diploma for donkey riding

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Should pickup from your hotel is not possible; we will advise pickup time from nearest point to your location.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.