For a unique experience in Singapore, or anywhere on Earth for that matter, enjoy a Singapore Zoo breakfast with orangutans. If you choose the option, you’ll enjoy a jungle breakfast buffet in the company of a family of orangutans. These great apes are part of Singapore Zoo’s orangutan-breeding program, one of the most successful in the world. Snap pics with your new breakfast club and watch as they play around their habitat. Then take a tour of the zoo by tram to see the rest of the 3,600 animals. Not interested in breakfast? You can still purchase the zoo tour only.
Half-day morning tour of Singapore Zoo with optional breakfast with orangutans
Explore Singapore Zoo's landscaped gardens by tram and hear commentary on a variety of animals
Enjoy an international buffet breakfast at the Singapore Zoo’s Ah Meng Restaurant (if upgrade selected)
Learn about the world’s first free-ranging orangutan habitat, and have your photo taken with them (if upgrade selected)
Air-conditioned hotel transport included across the island to Mandai
This memorable wildlife experience includes hotel pickup and your Singapore Zoo entrance fee. When you arrive at the zoo, located in a northern area of Singapore, you’ll start at your buffet breakfast with the zoo’s famous orangutans, if option selected when booking (see the Itinerary for details about the breakfast). If not, enjoy free time to wander the zoo on your own before your tour begins. When it’s time for your guided zoo tour, hop aboard an open-air tram for a journey around the zoo’s open habitats, specially designed to imitate natural wildlife environments, from the rainforests of Southeast Asia to the foothills of the Himalayas. While large animals like elephants and zebras roam a safe distance from your tram, there are other animals who may come right up to you as you ride along. There will also be stops where you can hop out of the tram to walk. During your tour, learn about the various species at the zoo from your knowledgeable guide. The goal of the Singapore Zoo is that by the time you leave, you’ll have a new appreciation for and wonder of the planet’s fascinating creatures and their delicate habitats.
Took this tour with the breakfast with the orangutans. Although I read some reviews that were not that positive regarding being rushed and crowded, I did not find that this was the case especially considering we visited on a Sunday morning. This is a group bus tour with very comfortable transportation. Guide was very knowledgeable and provide clear instructions. Breakfast was a nice buffet style meal with many options including fresh fruit and Asian cuisine along with the usual flare. Shortly after arrival, the orangutans are brought out and people are asked to begin queuing for photos with the animals. This was not a circus type attraction for those who may be concerned. The animals are brought out onto a natural habitat type platform and are fed while they are there. It was quite a unique experience to be up close to the orangutans. It was suggested by the tour guide not to rush to line up for photos with the animals which was good advice. Staff ensure that the animals remain until all have taken advantage of the photo opportunities. Staff were great and took photos with our own camera as well as professional shots which you have the opportunity to purchase. After breakfast you go out into the zoo on your own time and have approximately 2.5-3 hours to visit the zoo. This provides enough time to take the tram around the zoo and visit the various habitats by foot. You have the option of taking the tour bus back to the city including drop off at your hotel or stay for the rest of the day and take your own transportation back (taxi from this venue to the city is approximately $20, there are bus and train options available as well). This was an exceptional experience and great value for the price. Definitely recommend.
This trip was much betteer than the Gardens, tower & cruise. At least the guide did not lose us on the trip. Excursion was too short for the money. Everything was rushed. The trip around the zoo in the trolley was a waste of time.
Our guide was very good & did the best he could in the time.
Instead of 4 hours this tour should have been 7 to get the value for what we paid.
Thank you for your comments. We do have a combo tour that include zoo and river safari which would leave you some more time to explore the zoo. Alternatively you do have the option to stay back and make your own way back to the city if you like to spend more time at our beautiful zoo.
We were fortunate that on the day we went there weren't many people attending the breakfast so we got lots of time to take photos. We enjoyed the zoo, but don't really need a day there unless you are going to do the other experiences on offer. There is a tram that takes you around the zoo, so you can get off at each section, see the animals and then get back on the tram to the next section. The only downside was that we were told to be back at 11.50 for a 12 noon departure, we missed a tram, then the next tram was a new driver under instruction so eventually managed to get on the next one with 4 others from our group; the young man rushed off to make sure the coach captain Maggie knew we were coming but there was no sign of the coach. We waited until 12.20pm but as a storm was coming, we had to get a cab back until town as the shuttle bus was not due until 2.30pm. If had been just us, I would have thought we had got the time wrong but 2 other couples thought the same. I have never been on a trip where the coach hasn't waited a few minutes in case people had got delayed
Thank you for your wonderful comments on our Morning at the Zoo tour with Jungle Breakfast. It is a truly great experience to come so near to these beautiful animals , isn't it? I bet something you will remember for a long time when you think of your holiday to Singapore!
We had a wonderful day at the Zoo. It was great to see the Orangutans closer up than what you normally would. The Orangutans come down into a roped off area only a few metres away from where the eating area starts. They stay for 1/2 hour. You are able to get your photo taken in front of the Orangutans. A Zoo member will take a photo that you can buy, but they will also take photos on your personal cameras. We did not take the return trip back to our hotel but chose to stay and have a look around the Zoo. We paid 5 Singapore Dollars per feeding to feed the Giraffes and Rhinoceros and were able to take photos on our own cameras. This was another highlight of the day. I would do this all over again :)
Thank you for your kind comments and so happy you have extended your time to explore our beautiful zoo. Having breakfast with the family of Orang Utans is a lovely experience that many do repeat again and again.
The zoo itself is very good and the breakfast with the orangutans is well worth it.
There is plenty of time for photo ops with the orangutans although some people must have felt they would miss out and couldn't wait their turn to be called - kind of like the ones who have to stand as soon as the seatbelt sign turns off.
This tour is actually a half day and unless I missed something in the description before booking, you're not made aware until you're on the way that you will be back at your hotel at 12.30pm...although I guess you would have the option to stay on and make your own way back.
Hotel pick up was on time and efficient as per all things Singapore.
The tour guide explained the process of what to expect once we arrived at the zoo and the arrangements for returning as we departed the pick up point, the only problem was that she then repeated the same details over and over for the entire half hour trip. The tour was full of English speaking guests so there were no language issues that needed her to go on so many times. Please stop her talking.
The zoo was great but could feel a bit rushed if you're not aware this is a half day only and you will miss some shows in order to make the 11.45am return time.
We had been to this zoo several years ago so at least has seen some of the shows e.g. elephant show that we had to miss out on this time.
Thank you for your kind comments. We will pass the feedback along to the Operations team to inform clients that they could stay back to spend more time if they wish. Nevertheless, glad that it all turn up well for you,
The breakfast was really nice...you don't really get to eat "with them", they sit and you get 5 seconds to have a quick photo...if you are lucky. Nice little zoo but not sure what all the hype is about.
Thank you for your kind comments. The whole breakfast experience is about an hour with the Orang Utans joining breakfast for 30mins. You can queue up to take more photos and extend your day to fully explore the zoo which is about 28 hectares.
We booked this tour because we wanted to have breakfast with the orangutans and have transportation to the zoo. What we didn't account for is the amount of time spent gathering passengers, the excessive talking and not having enough time with the animals.
We were picked up from our hotel at 8:00am, driven to another hotel, changed busses and then driven to the zoo. Then we were ushered into the zoo as a whole tour (50 is people) which took forever, especially since the guide insisted on taking us to view a few other animals on the way to the breakfast area. We didn't arrive at the breakfast until 9:40 which meant we missed out on some of the breakfast time that we had paid for. The Orangutans are only at breakfast from 9:30-10:00. Because of this rushed time frame, my family didn't finish eating until 10:20 or so, and we had to be back on the bus for the return at 11:45 so it wasn't enough time to really see the zoo. (We could have stayed at the zoo and not taken the return bus but since we had paid for it I felt like it we had to use it for transportation.)
Also, for the entire drive to the zoo, the driver talked nonstop. If he had just talked about he zoo and Singapore I wouldn't have minded but a lot of what he talked about were promotions for other local attractions which I found terribly annoying. At one point the guide even exclaimed "wow, they gave me a lot of promotions to talk about" which was a little inappropriate in my opinion.
For how much this tour cost, I wish we had just taken a taxi to the zoo (which would have only taken 20-30 minutes) and not missed out on one third of our time with the orangutans, not had to rush through the zoo, and not had to listen to promotional talk for an hour.