Singapore Botanic Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Singapore: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Singapore: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

See the best of Singapore with a Hop-on Hop-off ticket on a Big Bus. Grab a seat with the best views on the open-top, double-decker bus, and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace. Hop off and explore when you see something that interests you. Return to the same bus stop and hop on to the next bus to continue your tour. Your ticket gives you access to 2 hop-on hop-off sightseeing routes. For cultural discoveries, visit the 3 ethnic districts of Singapore – Chinatown, Little India, and Kampong Glam – where you’ll find pre-World War II conserved shophouses, Buddhist and Hindu temples, and traditional trades and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO world heritage site Botanic Gardens, glamourous and glitzy locations where the hit movie Crazy Rich Asian was filmed, like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. Choose a 1-day Discover Ticket and hop off at any stop to explore Singapore your way. Pick a 2-day Essential Ticket for another day on the bus. Go for a 2-day Explore Ticket that comes with a 3-hour guided Night City Tour. The Night City Tour is a 3-hour fully guided open-top, double-decker bus tour with excellent views of the city skyline at Marina Barrage. Enjoy a sampling of local food at Lau Pa Sat and catch the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show at the Supertree Grove.

Singapore: National Orchid Garden Entry Tickets

2. Singapore: National Orchid Garden Entry Tickets

Spend the day surrounded by vibrant colors and succulent scents on a visit to the National Orchid Garden, nestled in the heart of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens. With over 1000 species and 2000 hybrids on display, the garden is a true delight for nature lovers. At your own pace, explore this beautifully styled garden, which takes its influence from the English garden at Burkill Hall. The garden is separated into four color zones, the Spring Zone which is bursting with bright colors and lively golds and yellows, the Summer Zone which offers shades of red and pink, the Autumn Zone where you can find more matured visuals, and finally the Winter Zone, home to a pallette of blue and white.

Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

3. Singapore: Half-Day City Tour with Hotel Transfer

Discover Singapore by getting to know its famous Civic District. Begin your journey at Kampong Glam, an area where modernity meets tradition. This district has a history that dates back to Singapore’s colonial era as the allocated area to the Malay, Arab, and Bugis communities. Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Singapore Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, and the National Gallery Singapore. The Gallery consists of the former Supreme Court Building and the City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Do not miss out this picture-taking opportunity with The Merlion, a mythological creature that is part lion and part fish. Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples, before driving past Chinatown. Proceed to Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and walk through the National Orchid Garden which boasts a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants.

Singapore: Botanical Gardens Entry & Photography Session

4. Singapore: Botanical Gardens Entry & Photography Session

This is a casual photowalk experience to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a place honoured as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will meet at Learning Forest drop off point. We will start off from Learning Forest (1 Cluny Road) and I will bring you to beautiful photo spots around the garden. This experience include entry to the National Orchid Garden where you get to see products of the Gardens' orchid breeding programme. We will end off at the famous Bandstand Gazebo photo spot. If you are into greenery and would like to get away from the city crowd, this memorable experience you wouldn't want to miss. I will guide you with poses and candid moments along the way. This is a private session with a maximum of 5 person. Delivery period : 7 days Link to the online gallery will be given for download of the images. Images will be lightly edited. Minimum 40 edited images. No original/raw files will be given.

Singapore: City Centre Exploration Game

5. Singapore: City Centre Exploration Game

Explore the charming city of Singapore on a city exploration game. See the main highlights like Cluny Court, Adam Park, and more with your mobile phone as your guide. After your booking, you will receive an email with download instructions to play the game on your phone. You will start the city game starts at Botanic Gardens MRT Station. Apply your knowledge throughout the game and learn interesting facts about the city of Singapore. You will visit the only tropical botanical garden inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poh Ming Tse Temple, and many other places. Solve riddles and uncover many secrets while playing the game. Feel free to pause the game and stroll through the streets at your own pace. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups. 

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What people are saying about Singapore Botanic Gardens

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 419 reviews

The pick-up arrived 25 minutes late, so be prepared for that. However, once they arrived the guide was very apologetic. The trip itself was an excellent way to learn about Singapore & its history. We were driven to 3 sites around Singapore where we got off the bus & the guide talked us through the history & then gave us a short while to look around ourselves & take photos. We finished the trip by visiting the National Orchid Garden which is absolutely stunning. Excellent trip, would fully recommend.

I am glad that I go on the bus tour, as it gave me the perfect idea of Singapore and which places are worth to visit again. Also super nice, helpful and friendly staff! Highly recommended to book!

The bus ride was comfortable and cool. The narration was informative and it was easy to use. Such a great activity that helped us find places we wanted to explore further. A must-do in Singapore.

Easy to find main office to redeem our tickets and heaps of staff to guide you to the right bus

Had a great experience. Tour guide was very humble, caring and very nice.