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San Diego Zoo with Transport from Los Angeles

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Highlights

  • Visit one of the world′s best zoos on this great tour
  • Fun in mammoth proportions at San Diego Zoo's Elephant Odyssey
  • Go eye-to nostril with a hippo in a special Zoo viewing pool
  • Meet the adorable black-and-white bamboo bears!
  • Snakes Alive! You′ll be totally awed at the Reptile House

Overview

More than 4,000 furry, fierce, comical, cuddly, scaly or slithery animals are waiting to welcome you at one of the world’s finest zoos.

The celebrated San Diego Zoo has some of the world’s rarest wildlife, including koalas and Komodo dragons, as well as the lovable pandas. These black-and-white ‘bamboo bears’ are among the Zoo’s star turns.

See the siamangs and orang utans having a swinging good time in their replica rainforest habitat and encounter big cats on the prowl at Tiger River.

You can also have colossal fun at the Elephant Odyssey, try your luck as a wildlife photo-journalist, go eyeball -to-nostril with a hippo, visit the awesome collection of snakes and other reptiles and much more.

Itinerary

Enjoy a wildlife adventure when you take the San Diego Zoo from Los Angeles excursion. At the start of your trip you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach. The journey to San Diego takes around 60-90 minutes depending on the traffic.

The renowned San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world. With more than 4,000 animals representing 800 species, it’s home to a diverse collection of animals, many of which are seldom seen at other zoos.

The Zoo has beautifully laid out botanical gardens and a 3-mile safari, plus many special attractions. For those traveling with kids, the Zoo offers a complete entertainment at its one-of-its-kind Children’s Zoo. Meet the Critters, Zoo games and much more awaits the little ones.

Some Zoo highlights include the following:

Absolutely Apes: Orangutans and siamangs delight visitors with their colorful personalities and intriguing vocalizations. This enclosure provides lush, naturalistic environment where these arboreal apes can climb, swing, and live in the same kind of terrain as they would in the wild.

Elephant Odyssey: Meet elephants and their prehistoric ancestors in this cutting-edge exhibit.

Giant Panda Research Station: See these enchanting black-and-white bamboo-guzzling bears in their luxurious enclosure. The San Diego Zoo has the largest number of giant pandas of any Zoo in the United States. A panda narrator is at the panda's main viewing area daily to share the latest news and to answer guests' questions about the ‘bamboo bears’.

Ituri Forest: A miniature African Rain Forest where you can watch frolicking swamp monkeys and come eye-to-nostril with hippos soaking in a state-of-the-art-pool. You may also see okapis, buffalos and lots of colorful birds.

Reptile House: A stroll around the perimeter allows you to safely view an amazing collection of pythons, cobras, boas, tortoises, rattlesnakes, and Gila monsters up close.

Tiger River: Stroll along a riverbed pathway that leads to a tiger's lair, a crocodilian pool, a fishing cat's den, and a marsh complete with cattails, fallen trees, and wafting mists. Enjoy the cooling shade from towering palms, coral and orchid trees, ferns, figs, bamboos, and gingers. Mesmerizing and gorgeous but also endangered, the tigers are a delight to watch.

Guided Bus Tour: This 35-minute tour by double-decker bus covers 75 per cent of San Diego Zoo.

Express Bus: This allows you to hop on and hop off at three different stops throughout the Zoo.

Skyfari Aerial Tram: An airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo with spectacular views

You will spend about 6 hours at the Zoo. At around 6:15pm your coach will collect you and drive you back to your hotel in Los Angeles.

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Reviews

Generally good... Shampa Acharya

San Diego Zoo was a great day for us. Even the plants and gardens were beautiful and varied. The reason for not giving 5 stars is the available food for purchase is fast food... JUDITH A WHEATLEY

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Duration

Approx 9 hours (including journey to San Diego and back)

Start time

Start time: 9:30am (Pick-up from hotel will be earlier)
Duration: Approx 9 hours (including journey to San Diego and back)

Meeting point

Pick up from selected hotels in Los Angeles, please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not one of the pick up points you will be advised a convenient nearby pick up point.

Ending point

Your hotel in Los Angeles

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance ticket to San Diego Zoo

Exclusions

  • Refreshments

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable casual clothes and shoes and don’t forget to bring the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details and to check the time of hotel-pick-up

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

See the Cancellation policy for this product

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