Elephant Care Experience with Mud Bath at Bali Zoo

Activity provider: Bali Zoo

Elephant Care Experience with Mud Bath at Bali Zoo

Activity provider: Bali Zoo
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From US$ 92.58 US$ 83.32 per person

Spend a day learning about and observing rescued elephants from Sumatra. Follow the elephants' footsteps and enjoy their day which includes eating local fruits, bathing, and playing with mud.

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Duration 7 - 10 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Indonesian
Pickup optional
Transfers available for Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua, Tanjung, Benoa, Jimbaran, Sanur and Ubud. Pickup times: Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua, Tanjung, Benoa, Jimbaran: 06:30 AM. Ubud, Sanur:07:00 AM.


  • Spend a day learning about and observing rescued Sumatran elephants
  • Follow the elephants' footsteps and enjoy their day which includes eating local fruits, bathing, and playing with mud
  • Walk down with the elephants to the nearby river to join them for a splash
  • Enjoy the inclusive lunch and explore the rest of the zoo
  • Optional upgrade the experience to enjoy the breakfast with Orangutan
Full description
This experience will allow you to get down and dirty with friendly Sumatran elephants while also discovering all about their behaviour and lifestyle from the experienced mahout handlers. You’ll learn interesting facts on why you find elephants basking in mud during summer months. Following hotel pickup, you will arrive at Kampung Sumatra at Bali Zoo to receive a brief introduction to the program while enjoying a complimentary snack and coffee or tea. Meet your English-speaking mahout who will tell you about the gentle giants you’re about to meet, provide information about the elephants' behaviour, how to take care of them, and answer any questions you might have. You will be provided with a selection of fruit for feeding them and then proceed to the river bank where you’ll be introduced to the free-roaming elephants and have a chance to play, feed, and interact with them. After that, you and the elephants will walk to play in the mud and sand spa. With a generous mix of earth, water, and fun, you get covered in mud along with your new elephant friends who love getting dirty. During this time, you will have a chance to observe their behaviour. Eventually you’ll walk with the elephants down to the nearby River Wos to join them for a splash, bathe, and scrub down. Then you’ll return to the zoo for a shower and change followed by a relaxing lunch until noon. You’ll be free to explore the rest of the zoo and the collection of over 300 rare and exotic animals including rare and endangered species such as the Komodo Dragon, Sumatran Tiger, Orang Utan, and Bali Starling. This experience is designed to not only enlighten you on the behaviour of these magnificent mammals, but also leave you fulfilled having participated in one of the most unique outdoor adventures you will have during your stay in Bali whether visiting as a couple or the entire family. Optional upgrade your experience with breakfast with our adorable Orangutan at their playground. Breakfast in the zoo might be a common thing, but breakfast with Orangutan? That would be one kind of an experience!. The first in Indonesia, Bali Zoo launched a unique Breakfast with Orangutan experience. Now, guests are not only able to enjoy breakfast like a king, but also with kings of the jungle: Orangutans.
  • Zoo admission
  • Welcome drinks and snacks
  • Experienced English-speaking mahout
  • Food for the feeding
  • Lunch
  • Towel
  • Insurance
  • Return transfers (depends on options)
  • Breakfast with Orangutan (depends on options)
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People under 3 ft 9 in (120 cm)

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    Meeting point

    Bali Zoo's main entrance, Jl. Raya Singapadu, Singapadu, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Change of clothes
    • Sandals
    • Sunscreen
    • Swimwear

    Know before you go

    • Please note that all activities mentioned will be based on the elephants, who are not forced to do any activity they do not want to do
    • This program is suitable for adults 12 years old and above
    • Hotel pickup covers Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua , Tanjung, Benoa, Jimbaran, Sanur, and Ubud
    • Do not forget to bring your bathing suit, sunscreen, insect repellent, walking shoes/sandals, and change of clothes
    • If the booking exceeds 20 people, a buffet lunch will alternatively be served
    •  For safety reasons minimum height requirement for children is 120 cm; children with a height of 120 cm will be charged adult price
    • Children under 120 cm are not allowed to enter the mud fun area
    • Bali Zoo does not provide babysitting services; parents are responsible for their own kids who are left behind at the restaurant during the program
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 104 reviews

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    We booked the morning session and was nice to feed the elephant , give it a mud bath, then a scrubbing in the shower and a good soak in the river nearby. The river part was my favorite! You get a locker with a key to leave your stuff and you can get your phone with you as to take your own pictures/video and leave it a box when you don't use it. Be advised that there will be some photographers that will take pictures of you and they are different companies and will ask a lot of money for the photos. At the lunch you will see the pictures and decided if it is worth it.

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    March 26, 2023

    Amazing day with some cakes for breakfast, coffee or tea as you begin and then meet and feed the elephants before giving them a mud bath, washing them and then bringing them to the shallow river to wash them off and cool them down. Mentors give great information all the way around also

    March 26, 2023

    One of our best Bali days. The zoo itself is a nice place to visit but spending time with the elephants was amazing! We fed them, washed them, took a mud bath with them and bathed in the river with them. The elephant keepers were wonderful and made sure we got the best out of the experience. Including lots of photos on your own phone in case you don’t want to buy the official ones. The elephants are happy at the zoo, saved from human predators and treated with love and great respect. The money we paid included lunch and afternoon tea as-well as transport to and from the zoo. All in all it was a great day.

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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 195518