Bear Care Tour Cambodia

Get special behind-the-scenes access to the world's largest sun bear sanctuary with our Bear Care Tour. Hear the moving stories of the rescued bears, meet rescued sun bears and moon bears (Asiatic black bears) and help the Bear Care Team prepare food and enrichment treats. You'll be delighted watching the bears search and gobble down the treats you've hidden. An exciting and unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Please book a Bear Care Tour of our gorgeous Cambodia Bear Sanctuary, situated within the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre outside Phnom Penh, at least one full day in advance as we have limited resources and need to prepare for the tour. To make a reservation please email or call +855 (0) 92 434 597

Note: If you contact us in the evening or on weekends, it may take time for us to respond

Funds raised from your Bear Care Tour contribute directly to the care of the animals you’ll meet.

Our Cambodia Bear Sanctuary is located within the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, located approximately 30km or a one hour drive from Phnom Penh. As well as housing the world's largest sun bear sanctuary, the facility has over 1,000 animals from over 200 species, many of which you'll be able to meet during your visit.


  • 08.00 Pick up from Eric Kayser Cafe & Bakery, Corner of Street 63 & Street 322, BKK, Phnom Penh

  • 09.00 Arrive at the wildlife rescue centre and receive an educational presentation about Free the Bears and our work

  • 10:00 Join the Education Team on a tour of the bear sanctuary

  • 11.00 Help the Bear Care Team prepare enrichment toys and special treats for the bears

  • 12.00 Traditional Khmer lunch (vegetarians catered for) and a bit of time to rest and relax

  • 13.00 Tour of more fascinating wildlife at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre

  • 15:00 Help the keepers hide food in the bear’s forest enclosures and watch them enjoy the fruits of your labour

  • 16.00 Leave the centre to return to Phnom Penh by 17.30

Get in touch now to book a trip, email to or call: +855 (0)92 434 597

Minimum donation for the tour is USD$90 per person (kids 0-3 - FREE, kids 4-15 - 50% of adult), includes return transportation from Phnom Penh to the sanctuary, park entrance fees, lunch, guided tour and a t-shirt. All donations support the care of rescued bears in Cambodia.

PLEASE NOTE: Direct contact with the bears is not possible under any circumstances - these are rescued wild animals & we want them to enjoy as natural a life as possible. Participants should also bring closed footwear, sunscreen & suitable clothing for a day in the forest.

We are an award-winning tour on tripadvisor, holding a tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award & Certificate of Excellence. Here's what some of our visitors have had to say:

"I have been dreaming about doing the bear care tour for a long time - and finally in November 2017 the dream came true. The experience however was much better then I could have imagined. I travel to South East Asia every year and this one of my best experiences ever", Tone

"It was a great day taking many photos, very rewarding. Before we left we were given a gift and all agreed it was great value for the experience, would highly recommend", Paul

"Best time ever!  I would love to come back! The people here are friendly and everything was great. I had a great and educational day here", Norliyana

"What an absolute must for nature lovers. 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 the bears - you learn about their biology, conservation status, and the names and unique behaviors of each rescued and orphaned bear", Jake