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Behind the Scenes Tours

Animal Encounter and Safari Tour

The Animal Encounter includes 30 minutes with your chosen animal and their keeper. Feedings and trainings are available on select tours and select times, it all depends on the animal’s cooperation. (They are wild animals)

All Safari Tours include: admission into the park, your own personal guide and personal tram with shaded and cushioned seats, exclusive showing of the District Commissioner’s House, viewing of all the exhibits and our state of the art Animal Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • There is a lot of preparation that goes into the behind the scene tours. There is a booking lead time of 12 days.
  • Availability: Only 1-2 Animal Encounter and Safari Tours can be booked a week. First come first serve basis so book early and book quickly!
  • Animal Encounters can be cancelled at any time by The Living Desert due to animal health, husbandry or other unforeseen circumstances. In any of these cases we can reschedule, accommodate your group with another encounter of a similar value or refund the total amount for the Animal Encounter.
  • Please call or email Roshan Patel at (760) 346-9810 or rpatel@livingdesert.org for more information or booking.

Behind the Scenes Tours CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Please allow 3 days in advance for cancellation. 50% of total charge of tour will not be refunded if it is within 3 days of the tour. That 50% can be used as credit towards another tour.

The Coolest Tour in Town – Experience the Desert Like Never Before!

BTS_bogo_imageTake advantage of our special Summer Chill Tour Package.
Book a private Behind the Scenes exhibit tour of Jaguar, Camel, Cheetah, Giraffe or Leopard
And as a bonus, choose an extra tour of Warthog, Badger or Peccary!
Package also includes a 3-hour guided shuttle tour of The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
Summer Chill Tour Package offers a savings of 50% off the retail rate!
Ages 3 and up:
$150 Per Person for the first four guests
$70 Per Person after the fourth guest

To book this special offer: Contact Group Sales at (760) 346-9810 or GroupSales@LivingDesert.org and mention Summer Chill. 
Please note: There is a 12 day lead time for tours and a 50% deposit require at time of booking.  Bookings are available June 1 – September 30. Last day to book is Monday, September 18, 2017.  Tour times vary.


Animal Encounter and Safari Tour

JAGUAR
GIRAFFE
GREVY'S ZEBRA
CHEETAH
LEOPARD
MOUNTAIN LION
CAMEL PAINTINGS AND TOUR

The following have 20 minutes with the Zoo Keeper at the animal’s enclosure.
AFRICAN WILD DOGS
BADGER
ANKOLE CATTLE
PECCARY
WARTHOG


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COMMISSARY TOUR
BEHIND THE GLASS
PROPAGATION GARDEN TOUR
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