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Free the Bears

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Find out what it takes to care for over 100 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...more
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our 4 month “retirement” trip. This is a great charity rescuing sun and moon bars particularly from the vile trade of bear bile farming that is so common in Vietnam and Laos particularly I will never understand the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Q9571PIpaulb
Reviewed 17 December 2018

This is a great way to spend a day out of the city, it is fun, relaxing and very informative, thanks to Vani the tour guide and Owen the driver. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this to anyone who wants to help or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marty364
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Dear Marty, Thank you very much for taken part on Bear Care Tour programme and for help spreading our work with other travelers. Our team were truly enjoyed having you and your wife on the tour and sharing our knowledge with you both. Thank you...More

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Phnom Tamao is a rescue centre for animals in wildlife trade. It is not a zoo and it is advisable to go with a guide. The drive from Phnom Penh is about 45 minutes and Cambodian roads are pretty rough, but worth it to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tanga147
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

This has definitely been the highlight of our trip so far. The keepers were incredibly dedicated to their cause and demonstrated their love, caring and respect for the animals at this rescue centre. We all fell in love with the sun and moon bears and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank amandaaA6674MT
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Dear Amanda, We are pleased to hear that our tour is the highlighted of your trip so far. And thank you for choosing to spend your valuable day with Free the Bears. We hope that you have a wonderful trip for the rest of your...More

Reviewed 16 November 2018

Its a wonderful place to visit and to see bears finally safe in a wonderful sanctuary often after horrific past experiences. The dedication of Free the Bears volunteers and Staff is much in evidence. Feeding the bears is a heart warming experience for all.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mulcahy1
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I intially contacted free the bears bear care tour after watching videos from it's founder on you tube & reading all the reviews on trip advisor, Our day started by Google directing us to the wrong pick up point resulting in us missing our pick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank thebaileybearuk
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Dear Andy, Thank you so much for writing about experience with us. Once again we are very sorry that you couldn't find the pick up location, however, we are very pleased that all worked out at the end and you had a great day with...More

Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

It was AMAZING! From beginning to end the whole day was educational, fun and heartwarming. The sun bears and moon bears are all well looked after and are rescued from horrific situations. Originally we thought the tour was a bit pricey but in the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 300betht
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Beth, Thank you very much for taking your time sharing your experience with our Bear Care Tour porgramme, it was our pleasure to have you on the tour and sharing our knowledge with you. We are very grateful for your kind support. Bear Care...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank singawebby
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

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

Reviewed 12 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Emily E
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

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

Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Shilpa S
Bear_Care_Tour_Guide, Owner at Free the Bears, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

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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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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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
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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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