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Approximately 3 hours
Meals not included
Bonaire has long been recognized as an ideal location for solar salt production. Salt is still produced in the salt beds of Pekelmeer, which are also home to a significant population of flamingos. In the industry's early days, the most important use for salt was in food preservation.
Travel by four-wheel-drive vehicle to the Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary, stopping along the safari road to pet and feed the furry animals. Donkeys were pack animals in the salt flats, but once modern transport arrived, they were left to fend for themselves. Traffic and a shortage of food and water have made the sanctuary a necessity.
At the Visitor Center, you'll learn about the sanctuary.
Re-board the 4x4 and drive further along the southeastern coast past the salt flats to the cone-shaped, snow-white salt mountains. Your guide will tell you about the process of producing and harvesting sea salt.