Ride on an elephant, take a walk through the treetops and enjoy close encounters with the animals in this small zoo with a big heart.
At the Bali Zoo, stroll through the habitats of more than 350 animals. The zoo’s animals are well cared for and the keepers and staff are passionate and informative. The Bali Zoo offers numerous opportunities to interact with the animals in a safe and stress-free environment.
Feed deer, sun bear, orangutans, camels and, if you are game, tigers or crocodiles. Glimpse great cats, be mesmerized by the binturong (Asian bearcat), squirm at the snakes and watch an exotic bird show. Climb aboard an elephant and go on a ride through lush jungle. There are different types of elephant rides, from the 30-minute Elephant Back Safari, which doesn’t include zoo admission, to the 75-minute Elephant Expedition, including lunch or afternoon tea.
Get higher into the jungle canopy during a Tree Walk adventure as gibbons and birds call out overhead. Kids will love the Tree Walk’s zip line and giant spider climbing net.
For a fascinating window into Balinese culture join the Village Trekking tour. Learn about Bali’s ancient subak (irrigation system) while enjoying panoramic views of rice terraces and the Balinese countryside. Visit Gunung Temple then browse through local art galleries and observe Balinese village life.
For a more in-depth experience, join a guided tour of the park. The zoo offers special programs too. Play mahout (elephant keeper) for a day or spend a night with the animals in their nocturnal habitats. Have your photograph taken with a python or tiger cub then pick up a “Zoovenir” from the gift shop. Enjoy a high tea or gelato in the zoo’s Okavango Restaurant or graze from the buffet in the Elephant View Restaurant.
Bali Zoo is located in Singapadu Village, a 15-minute drive from Ubud and 20 minutes from Denpasar. Admission rates vary depending on the programs you choose. The zoo is open daily, except Hindu New Year, known as Nyepi Day, in March.