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River Safari Experience in Singapore

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Visit River Safari in Singapore for a wildlife experience themed around the world’s freshwater rivers. Wander around multiple river habitats, from the Yangtze to the Mississippi, to encounter animals of all types, including the beloved giant panda. Learn about the native animals and plants that are found around the world’s legendary rivers, and take a boat ride on the ‘Amazon River,’ if you wish (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Tour to River Safari in Singapore
  • Experience the world’s iconic rivers such as the Yangtze and the Nile
  • Get up close to giant salamanders, Chinese river otters, and Mekong catfish
  • Watch giant pandas at the Giant Panda Forest
  • See manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest, the world’s biggest freshwater aquarium
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle included
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
English-speaking guide
Gratuities
Boat ride
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour departs from selected hotels in Singapore city or Sentosa Island, excluding Changi Village Hotel and Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel
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Pick up 45 minutes prior to tour start time
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Festive Hotel - Main Lobby
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa - Main Lobby
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa - Main Lobby
Shangri La Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa - Main Lobby
Siloso Beach Resort - Main Lobby
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort - Main Lobby
Capella Singapore - Main Lobby
W Singapore Sentosa Cove - Main Lobby
Bay Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby
Harbour Ville Hotel - Main Lobby
Ramada Singapore at Zhongshan Park - Main Lobby
Ibis Singapore Novena - Main Lobby
Oasia Novena Hotel Singapore - Main Lobby
Fragrance Hotel Crystal - Main Lobby
Fragrance Hotel Pearl - Main Lobby
Fragrance Ruby - Main Lobby
Fragrance Hotel Sapphire - Main Lobby
Hotel 81 Palace - Main Lobby
Grand Mercure Roxy - Main Lobby
Park Hotel Alexandra - Main Lobby
Hotel Ibis Styles Singapore on Macpherson - Main Lobby
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Pick up 30 minutes prior to tour start time
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Fraser Suites River Valley - Main Lobby
Fragrance Riverside - Main Lobby
Fragrance Hotel Imperial - Main Lobby
Hotel Vagabond - Main Lobby
Cherry Loft - Main Lobby
Hilton Garden Inn - Main Lobby
Hotel Grand Pacific - Main Lobby
InterContinental Singapore - Main Lobby
Orchard Parade Hotel - Main Lobby

PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
There will be a change in pick up and drop off locations for our afternoon and evening tours on 31 January and 1 February 2020 due to the annual Chingay Festival. Kindly be informed that due to multiple road closures and expected heavy traffic conditions, we are unable to pick up and drop off passengers at the following hotels for the AFTERNOON and EVENING Tours.

1) Marina Mandarin Singapore
2) Pan Pacific Singapore
3) Conrad Centennial Singapore
4) The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore
5) Mandarin Oriental Singapore
6) Marina Bay Sands
7) Fullerton Hotel

Please make your way to and from Swissotel The Stamford. All pick-up and drop-off services will be at this hotel only.

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
With hotel pickup included, it’s easy to get to Singapore’s River Safari, which is located in the northern part of the island. Home to 30 acres (12 hectares) of habitats that mimic the environments of some of the world’s biggest rivers, River Safari provides an immersive experience where you can see 5,000 animals across 300 species, plus more than 150 different types of plants.

Walk around the themed habitats to spot giant fish, amphibians and river mammals, from the Chinese salamander to the endangered Mekong catfish. Look for river otters and a freshwater stingray, and don’t miss the Yangtze River zone, where the Giant Panda Forest is one of the park’s top attractions. Here you can watch resident pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai laze around their climate-controlled habitat, where boulders, water features, and lush vegetation imitate their natural environment in China.

Then visit the Amazon Flooded Forest zone, where you can see more than 18 animal species, including the arapaima and manatee. If you wish, you can hop on the Amazon Quest for a boat ride down the ‘Amazon River’ to see fascinating Amazon animals like the red howler monkey, jaguar, anteater, capybara, and Brazilian tapir (boat ride at your own expense).

By the time you leave River Safari, you have a new appreciation for the fragile ecosystems that depend on Earth’s rivers, such as the Mekong and the Nile. Learn about the conservation efforts in place to preserve some freshwater habitats that are disappearing more quickly than forest and ocean environments.

Your tour ends with return hotel transport.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Tour East Singapore
Stop At:  
River Safari
River Safari is Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park. Inspired by the world's iconic river habitats, the park is home to 200 land and aquatic animal species. Stroll along freshwater aquariums and luscious walk-through exhibits, including attractions such as Giant Panda Forest and the world's largest freshwater aquarium - the Amazon Flooded Forest.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour duration includes travelling time to and from the attraction.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Boat ride restrictions apply.
  • Child between 1.06m to 1.35m must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East - Singapore

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River Safari Experience in Singapore?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by River Safari Experience in Singapore.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Safari Experience in Singapore?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by River Safari Experience in Singapore.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Safari Experience in Singapore?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by River Safari Experience in Singapore.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Safari Experience in Singapore?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by River Safari Experience in Singapore.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during River Safari Experience in Singapore?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by River Safari Experience in Singapore.

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Traveler Tips


  • "All-in-all a good little tour, not expensive, and quite informative." See review
  • "It is a long walk for a short boat ride but still worth doing." See review

Reviews

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37 Reviews
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star-5
Better than expected
Roger B
, Nov 2019
This seemed like an interesting thing to do in Singapore. Can be done stand-alone or tracked on to a zoo visit or night safari. We just did the River Safari Experience that day. Pick-up from and return to hotel offered and made the outing easy. On the way our tour guide painted a picture of limited exhibits and long queues for the boat ride. Expecting the worse we were pleasantly surprised by the experience. We were lucky there were no queues that day. The exhibits were plentiful and interesting enough. The boat ride was fun. This is also where you see the giant pandas. They are cool but not the highlight. The manatees are fascinating. All-in-all a good little tour, not expensive, and quite informative.
star-4
Good trip, pity boat was under maintenance
c0renam
, Oct 2019
Lucky we had Siwa! After a very long wait for bus, which seemed the norm for Tour East, we were able to see this river safari followed by night safari. I recommend you do the 2 in one day. We had night safari on a different night, but luckily able to combine the 2. For someone who doesn't know it can save you time on your tour of Singapore. Zoo is also next door.
star-4
This was a bit different, not what we...
T M W
, Sep 2018
This was a bit different, not what we expected. It is a long walk for a short boat ride but still worth doing. We did enjoy it but felt that it could have been a longer ride.
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Wonderful experience but not long...
jeffrey_unger
, Mar 2018
Wonderful experience but not long enough. Picked up from the hotel at 1315 and left Chinatown at 1400 . Arrived at the zoo at 1440. Leaving time was 1640 leaving us just 2hours to discover all the rivers of the world. Explored the Amazon and a great boat ride but saw about 20 percent of the attraction. Far,far too short.
star-3
You get 2 boat trips in the...
Richard G
, Mar 2018
You get 2 boat trips in the experience. One around the lake from which you can only see a few animals and the River safari which is a small themed boat trip where you get very close to lots of animals but it only takes 10 minutes. In my view you would be better going to the whole Zoo for the day and doing all the rides. But this is good if you only have half a day to visit. The best bit is not the rides but walking to them through the Aquatic part of the Zoo. Massive fish tanks and water features, very impressive !
star-5
This tour showed the native habitat...
Phillips C
, Feb 2018
This tour showed the native habitat of the major rivers of the world, plus a boat ride through amazonia
star-4
The river cruise is short but 5here...
Mary Louise W
, Dec 2017
The river cruise is short but 5here is a lot of information on river systems. The animals are always nice to see.
star-4
Like the other zoo experiences I had...
Corin
, Oct 2017
Like the other zoo experiences I had a great time here, though I would have to say of the three I definitely preferred the night safari. The amazon boat ride whilst fun I couldnt see some of the animals due to the sun in my eyes, plus the speed of the ride goes past each quickly. Pandas was definitely my favourite area.
star-3
Safari tour was nice, the zoo is...
Laxman B
, Jul 2017
Safari tour was nice, the zoo is unique. Our pick up was late by nearly 40 minutes which reduced our time and forced us to rush
star-4
Loved the Amazon River Ride. Saw...
David C
, May 2017
Loved the Amazon River Ride. Saw lots of aquatic and land animals and a zoo well laid out. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the experience.

Product code: 3695SINRIVER

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