Day overview:

  • Morning pick-up from a central location in Phnom Penh at 8:00 AM
  • Stop at a local market to buy fruit for the animals
  • Hand feed our female elephants and observe how we train them using gentle reward-based positive reinforcement, when we change Chhouk's prosthetic foot
  • Enter the tigers' private dens, a section closed to the public
  • Have a delicious Cambodian-style lunch, enjoy fresh coconut water and escape the heat of the day in our relaxing hammocks.
  • Get up close with leopards, gibbons, otters and the other endangered animals that Wildlife Alliance has helped rescue and care for at the sanctuary. 
  • Visit our nursery in the rehabilitation area - a section closed to the public - and see the beautiful baby animals that we care for up close. 
  • Interact with rescued baby macaque monkeys in their enclosure as you feed them.
  • Afternoon drop-off in Phnom Penh at 5:00 PM (an earlier drop-off can be arranged for an additional cost if you contact us in advance).

We are pleased to say that Lucky the elephant is on the road to recovery from a deadly virus she had contracted in February 2015, and is back to meeting tour guests for morning walks. 

These tours support Wildlife Alliance's conservation work, with 100% of tour profits going directly back to the animals!

What’s included:

  • Air-conditioned transportation (pick-up and drop-off in Phnom Penh)
  • Entrance fee into Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Chilled, bottled water
  • Delicious Cambodian-style lunch (dietary needs can be accommodated)

Minimum Donation:

  • $150 per adult
  • 50% discount for youth 10-16 years old
  • 80% discount for children 3-9 years old
  • Free for infants 0-2 years old

book a tour

Tours operate Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays, for a preferred minimum of two people per tour. 
For inquiries, please email or call +855 (0) 9597 0175. 
More information about the Rescue Center is available on the PTWRC Facebook page and the Care for Rescued Wildlife page.

The booking feature may take a moment to load for slow internet connections. Once you book, you will receive the meeting address in Phnom Penh with your booking confirmation. Please make sure to select Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center under the 'Option' section in the booking application. 

Animals that are saved by the Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) are relocated to the Center and each individual is assessed for release based on their health and strength to survive independently. It is home to over 1,200 animals, and no animal in need is ever turned away. Over 200,000 visitors each year come to PTWRC to see the rescued wildlife and learn about conservation efforts in Cambodia. We are now offering an exclusive behind the scenes tour that will allow you to experience PTWRC in a unique and personal way.

Fantastic day! A must do!
— Amelia, Tripadvisor
Highlight of my trip!
— Kim, Tripadvisor
Worth every cent
— Marie, Tripadvisor
A special day to remember
— Mel, Tripadvisor