Your Singapore wildlife adventure starts with hotel pickup for transportation to Suntec City, where you’ll board the Monster Rhino coach for the ride to the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari or River Safari, depending on option selected when booking. The coach departs hourly; if you arrive at Suntec City early, perhaps enjoy some shopping at the mall before departing.
During the 45-minute ride on the Rhino, which offers comfortable theater seating, watch a video preview about the parks to get excited about what you can expect to see. When you arrive at your selected park, you are free to explore independently and leave when you wish.
When you’re ready to depart the park, head to the Safari Gate counter to check in for the coach ride back to Suntec City. See the Itinerary section for descriptions of all three wildlife parks.
Option 1: Singapore Zoo (open 8:30am-6pm)
Singapore Zoo, one of the world's top zoological parks, is a nine-time winner of the Best Leisure Attraction Experience award by the Singapore Tourism Board. Travel aboard a guided tram or explore on foot at your own leisurely pace around the 64-acre (26-hectare) open zoo, a wildlife haven for more than 300 species of birds, reptiles and mammals.
Nestled within the lush Mandai rainforest that stretches into the Upper Seletar Reservoir, the Singapore Zoo offers an innovative approach to animal keeping where wildlife roams freely in open and naturalistic habitats with very few cages. Features like streams, rock walls and other natural landscapes are used to separate the animals, including some rare and endangered species. Keep an eye out for giraffes, underwater galleries of otters, pygmy hippos and giant estuarine crocodiles from special viewing platforms. Watch from glass observatories as predatory cheetahs and lions roam Wild Africa’s savannah grasslands along with zebras and rhinos.
Walk-through exhibits bring you face to face in more intimate encounters. You’ll have kangaroos eating from your palm at the Australian Outback and see flying foxes soar in the Fragile Forest. Learn about the world's most successful orangutan-breeding program and see the largest social colony of these highly intelligent primates outside of their disappearing tropical rainforest. Watch the orangutans swing from vines and branches, and don’t miss a chance to photograph their antics.
At Singapore Zoo, you’ll find nature-inspired souvenirs at two gift shops and plenty of dining options (own expense).
Option 2: Singapore Night Safari (open 7:30pm -12am)
Night Safari, the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals, is a 10-time winner of the Best Attraction category awarded by the Singapore Tourism Board. This after-dark wildlife adventure offers the unique experience of viewing 2,500 animals in their naturalistic, nocturnal habitats.
Experience the thrill of traveling through the tropical night jungle after dusk aboard a guided open tram that takes you across seven of the world’s geographical zones, from the rugged Himalayan Foothills to the swampy banks of the Asian Riverine Forest. Your tram guide will share fascinating facts about the animals and habitats as you roam through 98 acres (40 hectares) of secondary jungle enhanced by subtle moon-glow lighting.
Then, explore several walking trails for a chance to see more night creatures at closer quarters. You'll weave through habitats specially designed to replicate the natural environment, from the Southeast Asian rainforest to the Indian subcontinent. Stroll through two giant aviaries where Malayan flying foxes and giant flying squirrels soar close by. Watch beautiful leopards from a glass observatory and look for fishing cats as they engage in their nightly riverside hunt. Go on walkabout into the outback to discover native wallabies!
Enjoy performances by a talented troupe of tribal warriors with their fiery stunts in the Thumbuakar Performance and don’t miss the highly entertaining and interactive 20-minute Creatures of the Night Show, which highlights the natural abilities of some of the most fascinating nocturnal animals.
Night Safari offers unique shopping as well as dining, from gourmet fast food to popular local delicacies served in a traditional village ambiance (own expense).
Option 3: Singapore River Safari (open 9am - 6pm)
Explore the world’s most iconic rivers at the 30-acre (12-hectare) River Safari, including more than eight river habitats. River Safari is home to 5,000 animals that represent 300 animal species, from the manatees of the Amazon Flooded Forest to the giant pandas of the Yangtze River.
Chance a rare encounter with these magnificent creatures, including 42 endangered species, as you meander through the park. See the critically endangered Mekong giant catfish in one of the world’s largest freshwater aquariums, and look for giant river otters, the Chinese giant salamander and the giant freshwater stingray along the way. With the pristine Upper Seletar Reservoir as your backdrop, you’ll learn about the ecosystems, unique cultures and biodiversity of the Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges and Murray rivers, and enjoy the unique sights and sounds of each river zone.
Visit the Yangtze River zone’s Giant Panda Forest to see the largest panda exhibit in Southeast Asia. Observe Kai Kai and Jia Jia as they eat, play and sleep in a simulation of their natural habitat amid lush plants, boulders and water features. Tour the Squirrel Monkey Forest to find these short-furred primates swinging from the trees, or travel by boat on the Amazon River Quest, keeping a lookout for the jaguar, Brazilian tapir, capybara, giant anteater and red howler monkey. (Please note: The boat ride for Amazon River Quest is closed until further notice.)
If you’d like, find panda-inspired memorabilia or underwater-themed retail at souvenir shops, and feast on savory Chinese fare at a variety of thematic restaurants (own expense).