Free the Bears Tour

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning / Afternoon

4 hours    English, German, French, Spanish, Russian

tour highlights

  • Discover the Tamao Wildlife Rescue centre
  • Protect and support wildlife resource

tour details

Depart from Phnom Penh to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, Takeo. Arrive at the wildlife rescue centre and Join the Education Team on a tour of the bear sanctuary .You will receive an educational presentation about Free the Bears work and Help the Bear Care Team prepare enrichment toys and special treats for the bears.

Lunch like traditional Khmer lunch (vegetarians catered for) and a bit of time to rest and relax.
After lunch, you will have tour of more fascinating wildlife at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre and Help the keepers hide food in the bear’s forest enclosures and watch them enjoy the fruits of your labor. Return to Phnom Penh.

Why choose this tour?

Free the Bears is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protect the few beers still living in the wild in this region of Asia. Driven by passionate people you will get an up close encounter with the beers being rehabilitated here in Phnom Tamao wildlife sanctuary. Preparing the "snack" for the bears is a highlight of the day; first you will prepare a "ball" filled with fresh fruit which the bears will later try to figure out how to empty of its delicious content.

    tour description

    Find out what it takes to care for over 120 rescued sun bears and moon bears on the BEAR CARE TOUR, an exciting behind-the-scenes tour with the Free the Bears team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre.

    customise the tour

    • Combine a trip to free the Bears with Phnom Chisor, a hilltop temple with views over the surrounding landscape and the emerging Phnom Penh skyline in the distance.
    • Just next to Phnom Tamao you can also stop at Tonle Bati. This is a very popular with the locals who go here to relax at the lakeside.
    • Phnom Tamao is also a perfect pit stop on the way to Kampot or Kep


    • Private /Join transportation
    • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
    • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
    • Traditional Khmer lunch (incl. vegetarian options)
    • Bottled water and cold towels


    • Surcharges for other language guides
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
    • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
    Tour code: PNHFBBCT

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