- 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
- 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 (at the guide’s discretion).
- Afternoon drop-off in Phnom Penh between 4:00 – 5:00 PM depending on the group and traffic (an earlier drop-off can be arranged for an additional cost if you contact us in advance).
These tours support Wildlife Alliance’s conservation work, with 100% of tour profits going directly back to the animals!
- 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)
Q: If I do not have time to participate in the full tour, can I do a half- day tour?
A: Yes, we can arrange a half-day highlights tour if your schedule does not permit a full day! This works best if you can join in the morning and have until 12PM or 1PM at the center. This will ensure you experience our highlight activities before taking onward transport to your next destination! As the tour operates as a much needed fundraiser- providing the largest source of funds for our animals- we cannot offer discounts for half-day tours. Onward transportation is also at the guest’s expense, however we can help organize private taxis if needed!
Q: Can I take my own transport and meet the tour at the center?
A: We prefer if guests join our tour van as the ride down gives our guides a chance to explain a little about Wildlife Alliance’s work and their own interests in conservation, as well as an opportunity to get to know the guests! We also stop at a local market to pick-up fruit for the animals before arriving at the center. As we drive between sections throughout the day, our guides also share information about the park! As morning traffic can sometimes be unpredictable, this can also result in guests arriving with their own transport having to wait for us.
Q: Do I have to join the ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour to visit the center?
A: No! There are other tours operating at the center and guests are welcome to visit independently. However, please note that these other options do not give access into our private areas to interact with our ambassador animals!
Q: How do I visit the center independently?
A: We recommend hiring a private car rather than a tuk-tuk as the drive to the center can be quite hot and dusty. A private car can cost 40-50 USD for the full day. Ticket entry costs 5USD per adult, and 2.5 USD per child. The car can enter the center to drive between sections, as enclosures are spread within 6000 acres of regenerated forest! At the ticket gate there are maps available to help you navigate the center, and you can also request a government-appointed English-speaking guide if there is one available for a donation of 10 USD being the norm. They can share stories of the animals and ensure you see the parks highlights as there is limited signage at the center. The center is open from 9AM-5PM and we recommend visiting in the morning as the animals are more active before the heat of the day sets in!
- $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
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