Phnom Tamao Tour Details
- $40 per person
- Meeting time
- Return time
- Pickup Point
- #1d, street 258 Lazy Gecko Cafe & Guesthouse
Our trip to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue center is a full day tour. We operate tours 5 days a week, from Tuesday to Saturday. We require at least 2 people to do a tour and we usually take at most 6 people. However, special arrangements can be made both with regards to the day or to the number of people, so don't hesitate to contact us.
The tour is suitable for all ages, but some effort is required. You have to get in and out of the jeep a few times and most of the time around the park is spend on foot.
In the morning you will have to make your own way to the Lazy Gecko, where you will meet your fellow travellers. We will be waiting there with the jeep for you and we take the ride out to the rescue center. Once there, we will walk around until lunchtime to see some of the animals. After lunch it's time for the bigger animals and we will use the jeep to get us from place to place.
Pretty much everything you need throughout the day is included for you. This means transport to and from the park, entrance fee, a guided tour, lunch and water. You will also get a kroma at the beginning of the day that you can keep. There are still certain things you have to bring to properly prepare for the day.
You should bring some sunscreen and maybe a hat against the sun. Driving around in the jeep is fun, but can get hot quickly. During the rainy season you should also bring a raincoat with you, but poncho's are available at the park should you need it. If you are not sure when the rainy season is, it's probably not right now, because it is hard not to know once you're in it.
You should wear comfortable footwear. While the terrain isn't very difficult, you will be on your feet a lot. Sandals or slippers are fine. Bring clothes that can get dirty. You can of course stay away from the animals to try and stay clean, but you would be missing out on most of the fun.
Some additional money is usefull to bring in case you want to buy some other drinks besides water, some food for the animals or maybe a t-shirt as souvenir.
Frequently Asked Questions
How close can we get to the animals?
While most of the animals are inside enclosals, some are big enough to walk around inside of them. Friendly animals will come all the way up to the fence and you will be able to pet and feed them right there. Take a look at our gallery to see some photos. That should give you an idea of what to expect.
Note that animal behaviour is out of our control. Sometimes some animals just don't want to be pet. We know the behaviours of the animals and we know when they are most active, so we planned our trip through the centre to minimise these occurences.
Are we able to interact with elephants?
We will be able to see the elephants and we can feed them, but unfortunately we can't guarantee you can touch them. Some of the elephants go walking outside of their enclosure twice a day for their walk. If we meet one on their daily walk, we will definitely stop and say hello.