San Diego Zoo with Transport

4.0 stars 24 reviews

5.0 stars we had a great time on the way and back from the zoo our driver Juan was very entertaining and we had more than enough time at the zoo to see everything would definitely go back again Reviewed by:Victoria,
New Zealand, February 2012
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"Nature At Your Fingertips!"

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Lowest Price From $109.99 USD $83.99 USD

The world's most rare and exotic animals reside at the world famous San Diego Zoo. Giant pandas, hippos, apes, giraffes and polar bears are ready to greet you as you journey through an African rainforest, along the Tiger River and under Scripps Aviary. Roundtrip transportation & park admission included!

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Operates:Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Location:Los Angeles


Duration:11 hours 30 minutes

Tour Code:229016

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Departure Point:Select Los Angeles area hotels

Departure Time: Pickups start between 7:50am and 8:45am

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Hotel Pickup:Click here for a list of local hotels where pick-up / drop-off for this tour is provided free of charge (unless otherwise stated).


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission to the San Diego Zoo


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • This is a transportation and admission package; your voucher will not be accepted at the San Diego Zoo
  • Pickup is not available from LAX

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 6 and 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure or fail to show up on the confirmed day of travel, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Vouchers & Confirmation Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a receipt of booking by email. Within 48 hours (often on the very same day!) you will receive a voucher confirming all details.

Voucher Info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The San Diego Zoo - Transportation & Admission (Bus)


  • Free Los Angeles hotel pickup and return on air-conditioned motor coach included.
  • Relax on this approximate 3-hour ride to the San Diego Zoo (each direction).
  • Admire these carefully created natural habitats, which allow animals from around the world to feel right at home.
  • Be sure to check out the Giant Pandas!
  • Discover an array of animals from amphibians and mammals to insects and birds!
  • Check out the Reptile Mesa for an amazing collection of pythons, cobras, boas, tortoises, rattlesnakes and gila monsters!
  • See agile Polar Bears swim in our underwater viewing room at the Polar Bear Plunge.
  • Experience the re-created camp of the Mbuti, natives of the Ituri Forest!
  • Be a kid again! Pet the animals and watch the plant life grow at the Children’s Zoo.
  • Spend nearly 6 hours at your leisure exploring this famous Zoo!

Tour Options

This tour / activity has the following tour options. Click the "Check Availability" button to select a travel date and confirm availability for your preferred tour option.

Los Angeles Pick-up

  • Price from USD $109.99
  • Los Angeles area hotel pick-up
  • Code: 16LA

The San Diego Zoo - Transportation & Admission (Bus)


San Diego Zoo Featured Exhibits

Ituri Forest:
Enter a lush African rainforest, complete with rushing waterfalls and exotic plants. Ituri Forest is the most complex, multi-species habitat ever developed at the San Diego Zoo, including sights, scents, sounds and information about the Mbuti people who live in this dense, tropical environment.

Gorilla Tropics:
Covering 2.5 acres, Gorilla Tropics transports you to the sights and sounds of Africa, surrounded by thousands of native plants and enhanced by audio of actual environmental sounds of an African rainforest. Observe the gorillas and their complex social group.

Polar Bear Plunge:
This exhibit of more than 2 acres brings the Arctic tundra south, with Siberian reindeer, Pallas' cats, northern birds and native plants along with polar bears. The focal point of the exhibit is the Plunge: 130,000 gallons of water-cooled to 58 degrees Fahrenheit. An underwater viewing room lets you see how agile and playful polar bears really are.

Panda Central:
Welcome to everything panda at the San Diego Zoo, from the amazing live Panda Cam to panda facts. See the pandas frolic in their simulated habitat.

Children's Zoo:
Don't let the name fool you. Our Children's Zoo is for everyone to enjoy! But there are lots of special animal exhibits and activities designed with our younger visitors in mind like the popular Petting Paddock, two animal nurseries and animals not found anywhere else on the Zoo grounds. The Children's Zoo also has a variety of gardens that are both educational and functional.

The San Diego Zoo - Transportation & Admission (Bus)

Let our professional driver-guide take you to the front entrance of the San Diego Zoo in our comfortable air-conditioned motor coach. No need to worry about, parking, traffic or tickets - we've got you covered!