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Bear Care Tour

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Save the Earth, Save the Bears <3

A great outing for kids and families and anyone who loves animals and nature! This group is doing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
singawebby
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Singapore, Singapore
Way Overpriced

Bearkeeper for a Day delivered what it claimed to; a morning visiting the sun and moon bears, an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Emily E
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Find out what it takes to care for over 130 rescued Sun bears and Moon bears on the BEAR CARE TOUR, an exciting behind-the-scenes tour with the Free the Bears team at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. If you've ever been wild about bears and wanted to learn more about why they are threatened in Cambodia then this is your chance! Tour our world class facilities and learn about what we are doing to build a brighter future for bears in the wild. Help the Bear Care Team to prepare food and special treats to keep the bears happy and healthy in their forest enclosures. Best of all, by taking part in this unique experience you'll be contributing directly towards helping care for bears rescued from the illegal wildlife trade
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A great outing for kids and families and anyone who loves animals and nature! This group is doing such important work to try to preserve the species known as sun bears and also moon bears. They care for them with all of their hearts and...More

Thank singawebby
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Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Bear Care Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Singawebby, Thank you very much for your positive comments about our work. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experienced as much as we enjoy sharing with you. Thank you again for your support by taken part on our Bear Care Tour programme....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bearkeeper for a Day delivered what it claimed to; a morning visiting the sun and moon bears, an hour doing volunteer work, lunch, and a visit yo thr zoo in the afternoon. But for $90 USD/person? In Cambodia? Really? Just WAY overpriced!More

Thank Emily E
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Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Bear Care Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Emily, Thank you for your feedback. Please kindly noted that we are an NGO and our Bear Care Tour is one of the ways that help us raise funds to help with the ongoing costs associated with the lifelong care of 123 rescue bears....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on this tour because it was one of the only ethical tours we could find in which short term volunteers could not directly interact with the animals. Free the Bears put the comfort and wellbeing of the bears above everything...More

Thank Shilpa S
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Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Bear Care Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shilpa, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time sharing your experience with us on Trip-Advisor. It was my pleasure to get the chance to host you and your husband myself, your support means a lot to us and the bears are surely...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the bear care tour. Beautiful animals to see and interact with. Staff are wonderful and food is great!More

Thank Jamie d
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Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Bear Care Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jamie, Thanks so much for sharing your comments on our Bear Care Tour, we are very happy to hear that you had a lovely day with our team. We will pass you kind words on to them. Thank you again for your support! Bear...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this tour! Got up so close to the bears! It’s a great cause to support! Great guide! Excellent food!More

Thank jamiedeb
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Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Bear Care Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Jamie, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you had a great experience with us on the Bear Care Tour programme and we really appreciated your support towards the bears. We will past on your kind words...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We went into this tour not knowing a lot about the free the bears organisation and i think fans of the free the bear organisation will enjoy this the most. In saying that it was still a rewarding and unforgettable experience for us. The bears...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Don't be swayed by the cost - worth every dollar to support such an important cause. You will never get to have an experience with such a cute, playful, and endangered species as the sun bear. You do so much more than simply look at...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

If you have the time to do this do it !! The bears are amazing and the whole day is just great. SAVE THE BEARS

1  Thank woodsmen_11
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We planned the visit to the sanctuary while researching things to do on TA and also on the recommendation of our friend who had volunteered there for 3 weeks previously. Our tour guide was Pecie - we drove to the sanctuary which took around 1...More

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We were travelling in a small group of 5 so the connection with the keepers and the bears was a close encounter of the best kind. Preparing the food and feeding the bears was pleasant work and the behaviour of the bears quite comical. The...More

Thank Gordon N
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Vulcan90049
26 May 2018|
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Response from Bear_Care_Tour_Guide | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for getting in touch. Yes we do have a website, you can search for Free the Bears then it will take you to our website. There you will also find information regarding to Bear Care Tour Programme under... More
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Cameron R
7 May 2018|
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Response from Bear_Care_Tour_Guide | Property representative |
Dear Cameron, Thank you for getting in touch. Tour fee is USD$90 per person, rate includes, transport from and back to Phnom Penh, entrance fee, lunch guided tour, Free the Bears T-shirt and reusable water bottle. As part... More
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Jamie d
2 May 2018|
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Dear Jamie, Thank you for getting in touch and I am sorry that you couldn't get through to us either by phone or email. I am not sure what happened because our phone is always on and we normally answering email within... More
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