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San Diego

San Diego Zoo Transportation and Admission

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    What to Expect
    Board the comfortable bus at select San Diego hotels or Kettner Blvd and enjoy a stress-free ride to the San Diego Zoo.

    When you arrive, pick up a map at the San Diego Zoo visitor center. Highlights of the zoo include the Gorilla Tropics, which recreates an African rainforest, and the Tiger River bioclimatic exhibit, which takes you into a realistic version of an Asian rainforest environment. This renowned zoo features animals that live in beautifully designed spacious enclosures that typically replicate their natural habitat.

    The rare giant pandas and koalas are perennial favorites, as are the ape exhibits, where orangutans and siamangs climb around in lush forest settings. Keeper talks offered throughout the day introduce you to animals such as elephants, giraffes, lion or jaguars, wolves and more. Some of the plants that grow in the zoo's spectacular gardens are also used to fulfill the specialized dietary requirements of particular animals. You might meet some of the zoo’s newest arrivals in the animal nursery.

    Especially for kids, the Petting Paddock allows young ones to pet small tame critters. Four different play areas offer a fun-filled safe place to climb and explore.

    Some of the activities available at San Diego Zoo include:
    • Guided Bus Tour: Hop aboard the double-decker bus for a 35-minute tour that covers a large percentage of the sprawling zoo. It's a great way to get an overview of all that you can do, then you decide where to go from there. (included)
    • Kangaroo Bus: Hop on and off at four stops throughout the Zoo, the perfect way to cover longer distances within the zoo. Buses come around approximately every 15 minutes. (included)
    • Skyfari Aerial Tram: Ride in an enclosed tram that takes you over the trees to the other end of the zoo. Enjoy spectacular views of the animals and gardens, and surrounding Balboa Park. (own expense)
    • Balboa Park Miniature Railroad: Kids can take a three-minute ride around a portion of Balboa Park. (own expense)
    • 4-D Theater: Popular kids movies are screened in 4-D, a great way to take a break at the zoo. (own expense)

    Please note: This is a transportation and admission package. You will not be able to redeem your voucher at the San Diego Zoo.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pickups are available from select San Diego hotels
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm; subject to local traffic conditions.
    • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This is an admission and transportation package, voucher will not be accepted at the San Diego Zoo
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please confirm hotel pick up at least 48hrs before the tour
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Although it was the most expensive zoo I have ever visited, it didn't take long to see why. This place is outstanding. Not only because of the thousands of animals and different species, but the vast and beautiful zoo offers different ecological environments to enjoy. To save
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    The staff and volunteers at the San Diego Zoo make this a very pleasant and easy place to enjoy. We arrived early and received helpful information from the attendants while we waited. The narrated bus tour was an excellent way to get acquainted with the layout and decide where
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