Phuket Zoo

Every day from 8:30 to 18:00
500 THB
  • Licensed Tour Company
    We are holding TAT license from government of Thailand. This means your safety is our top priority.
  • Free Transportation
    Available from hotels located on the main beaches of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon, Patong, Kalim, Kamala, Bang Tao. Other locations may be subject for extra charge for transportation.
  • Free Cancellation
    You can cancel your reservation free of charge until 24 hours before it starts. After that time no changes, no cancellations or refunds will be made.

Please, note that our company does not book tranfers for this tour

Payment Terms: 

How do I pay for the tour?
Pay by cash directly to your guide before the tour starts.

What currency does the guide accept?
Baht is the best option; US dollars and euros are also accepted, but an exchange rate will apply.

What to take on tour: 
  • Lunch money, food for the animals, souvenirs and photos
  • Beach towel, swimsuit and a change of clothes
  • Cap or hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
Tour program: 
  • Monkey show - 9:00, 12:00, 14:30, 16:45
  • Crocodile show - 9:45, 12:45, 15:15, 17:30
  • Elephant show - 10:30, 13:30, 16:00

EnterPhuket’sanimal kingdom!

Phuket Zoo proves that it’s not size that matters. Though it is relatively small in territory, Phuket Zoo offers a wonderful experience of Thai wildlife in its natural surrounds. Founded in 1997 as a private enterprise, the zoo occupies 5 hectares of beautiful land offering a homey atmosphere for animals and intimate surroundings for visitors. The animal kingdom flourishes here, walking on grassy meadows, among exotic plants and along shady ficus alleys. Ostriches and peacocks take a peaceful stroll along the paths, and wild monkeys mingle in the jungle. See and touch wild nature, then feel free to take pictures to hold the memories. Take a hissing holiday photo with an albino python, cuddle up to a rare bengal tiger, or pay homage to a merry orangutan, the star of the zoo show.

Also starring in the zoo show are the smiling crocodiles. They might look friendly, but we recommend watching from a respectful distance. Their fearless handlers will demonstrate how to tame these feisty creatures; the fierce crocodiles seem to be at ease while getting pushed around and having their tails pulled. They are even patient enough to tolerate a handler's head in their mouth and yet another handler on their back. The crocodile shows are impressive displays of training and daring. If you are not easily scared, you may try having a picture taken with your new croc-friend. Hug a crocodile, sit on its back, and grab its tail! No need to cry 'good-bye' to Mummy – we guarantee you will be back home safe and sound, with photo evidence of your bravery.

 

If you prefer grace to gobblers, we recommend the elephant show at Phuket Zoo. You will see these massively (2-3 tonnes each) adorable creatures move with amazing elegance, play football and basketball and even dance and draw – not all at the same time, but the show is still worth seeing! If you’re still looking for more, go all the way – get yourself an elephant massage. Yes, this is indeed a massage given by an elephant. Here in Thailand we are naive enough to believe that 'massage' comes from 'massive'. Believe it or not, these massive creatures know something about massaging. If you feel inclined to go bananas at the mere thought of the massage, leave some bananas to the elephants, and they will kindly release you and even let you take a picture or two.

If you are in the mood for monkeying around, Phuket Zoo monkeys will be delighted to teach you a lesson or two about local monkey business. Phuket Zoo boasts all species of monkeys, none of who are ever idle – they’ll usually be performing, playing together, taking a stroll, or vigorously scratching. The undoubted king of the monkeys at Phuket Zoo is Billy, the orangutan, who you will probably notice standing at the zoo gates with a handler and welcoming visitors. Billy is a plump little fellow, very funny and friendly, who sometimes seems to be a little man rather than a monkey. Whatever you do, don’t forget to visit the monkey show at Phuket Zoo. The very clever monkey performers were all previously trained to pick coconuts and spent some years working on coconut plantations. Picking coconuts in Thailand is 100% monkey business, and though controversial, monkeys prove very efficient. To get an extra pair of tiny working hands, the master pays for the monkey's tuition at a special school, and in a two or three months the monkey is ready to start work. Now they’re in the performance industry, the monkey’s show off their other skills, such as doing maths and riding bikes.

Lastly, if you want to see exotic fish, take a path to the Aquarium gates, and find it by the alligator's head carved from rock that sits atop its opening.

Take your chance to escape the scorching sunshine and visit Phuket Zoo: stroll along shaded walks, take photos with exotic animals, shop for souvenirs and revel in the wild Thai scenery.

Comments about this Tour

Hi Can you tell me if it is possible to have a photo taken with an orangutans, my husband has always wanted to do this Thanks Lyn
Lyn
, 21.10.2014

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