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Behind the Scenes Tours

Private Behind-the-Scenes and Demonstration Guided Tour Experiences. This up close and personal animal encounter includes 30 minutes with your chosen animal and keeper. Feedings, trainings, and amazing photo opportunities are available on select tours and select times.

Giraffe Barn Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look with the giraffe and learn about all the conservation work The Living Desert is doing to save this majestic species. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience. After the behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

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Rate: 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-10 people: $150 per person
11-19 people: $125 per person
20+ people: $85 per person
10% Discount to Living Desert Members

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Tour Start Times:
October – May: 8:45am Only, Daily
June – September: 7:45am only offered, Daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Private Giraffe Care and Conservation Center Demonstration (GC3)

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look with the giraffe and learn about all the conservation work The Living Desert is doing to save this majestic species. This 30-minute experience may include positive reinforcement training with giraffe and hoof care, photo and feeding opportunities, as well as up close and personal interactions with the giraffe. After or before the Demonstration, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: : 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-9 people: $150 per person
10-19 people: $125 per person
20+ people: $85 per person

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 8:45am or 1:00pm, offered Tuesdays – Sundays
June – September: 7:45am only, offered Tuesdays – Sundays

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Jaguar Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look of the Jaguar and learn more about this powerful feline. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience. After or before the Behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-6 people: $150 per person
10% Discount to Living Desert Members

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 8:45am or 1:00pm, offered Tuesdays – Sundays
June – September: 7:45am only, offered Tuesdays – Sundays

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Camel Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look at the camels. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include petting, feeding, training sessions and unique photo opportunities. This experience includes one 11×14 painting demonstration by our artistic camel. You may choose paint colors and watch the camels paint. Once the masterpiece is complete you will have your own custom camel painting to take home. After or before the Behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-9 people: $150 per person
10-19 people: $125 per person
20+ people: $85 per person
10% Discount to Living Desert Members

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 9:00am – 10:00am, daily
June – September: 8:00am – 9:00am, daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Cheetah Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look at the cheetah. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience. After or before the Behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-9 people: $150 per person
10-19 people: $125 per person
20+ people: $85 per person
10% Discount to Living Desert Members

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 8:45am or 1:00pm, offered daily
June – September: 7:45am only, offered daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Warthog Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look with the warthogs. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience. After or before the Behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: : 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-8 people: $150 per person

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 8:45am ONLY, offered daily
June – September: 7:45am ONLY, offered daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Badger Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look with the badger. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo or enrichment experience. After or before the Demonstration, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: : 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-8 people: $150 per person

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: NOT AVAILABLE
June – September: 8:30 am ONLY, offered daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

Peccary Behind-the-Scenes

Spend time with an animal keeper while getting an up close and unique look with the peccary. This 30-minute behind the scenes tour may include a private feeding demo, unique photo opportunity, training session or enrichment experience. After or before the Behind the Scenes Experience, you’ll embark on a safari of the zoo and gardens with your own guide and private shuttle. Tours stop at every major habitat, while your personal tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging safari that will be remembered for a lifetime. You’ll visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital and learn about how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, as well as discover how our team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House; a unique, post-colonial building, closed to the public, for a private viewing of the majestic Amur Leopard.

REQUEST A TOUR

Rate: : 2-4 people: $200 per person
5-8 people: $150 per person

Duration:
3-Hour Tour, with personal guide and private shuttle.

Start Times:
October – May: 9:45am ONLY, offered daily
June – September: 8:45am ONLY, offered daily

Booking: To book, please, please note that there is a 12-day lead time for all tours. Please call or email Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or groupsales@livingdesert.org for more information.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least 72 hours before your tour date to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 72 hours, there is a cancellation fee of 25% from the total cost of the tour. Any remaining balance will be returned to the guest.

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