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Vision Quest Ranch in cooperation with Monterey Zoo offers the public several different opportunities to visit our facility, each with a different level of involvement.

   Click here for information on our Daily, Private and  V.I.P. tours .

Click here to learn about fun opportunities to enhance your B&B stay ...


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If you love elephants, the Pachyderm Package is for you! This tour combines a private facility tour for those participating that day (not with the general public) with an additional hands-on full contact experience with our African Elephants. Get up close and personal with one of these remarkable animals in a two hour adventure. Guests will have the opportunity to socialize with an elephant and even help give one of our pachyderm friends a bath. We'll help make sure you walk away with photographs and video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience.Click Here for more info or to book now...

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Guests on our VIP tour enjoy a 4 hour adventure while getting to know our animals in a personal and hands-on environment. The VIP includes everything in our pachyderm package and so much more! Close encounters and full contact with two more of our Wild Things. A catered deli style lunch with the staff is also provided.

VIP guests tour our facility as a private group, not with the general public. These tours are on a first come, first serve basis and made by reservation only. Animals showcased on this tour vary depending on season, weather, trainers, and guests. A fun, safe, educational experience and photo/video opportunity of a lifetime. Click here for more info or to book now...

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Our Walk with the Animals tour is an all day experience that a true animal lover will never forget. It is the highest level of contact with the animals that we offer, catered and designed just for you! Spend as much time as possible with the animals you prefer (within the scope of regulations and safety considerations for both our guests and our animals). Our day and our animals are dedicated to you for up to six hours! Your ultimate experience includes a catered continental breakfast and deli-lunch with a wine and cheese finale at the end of your unforgettable day! We will help send you off with unforgettable photos and videos and a custom embroidered shirt to commemorate a magical day spent on the Wild Side. This tour is best complemented with a stay in our Vision Quest Ranch-Safari Bed and Breakfast afterwards. Click Here for more info or to book now.

Click here to learn about fun opportunities to enhance your B&B stay to include Butch's Bedtime and "BIG CAT" feeding opportunities...

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Every evening at dusk our elephants are bedded down in their specially designed heated barns, and you can be a part of the bedtime ritual. Help us herd them into their barns, give them bedtime snacks and medications, if necessary. The Butch’s Bedtime Package is a fun, educational and exciting way to enhance your experience at the Monterey Zoo. Tour times are announced daily but generally happen between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, lasting 30 to 40 minutes. Click Here for more info or to book now...

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Feeding time for our Big Cats is one of the most exciting activities at the zoo, even for our volunteers and trainers and you can be a part of it! You will see first hand how instinctual behavior takes over, and why safety and training protocols are so critical. Crunch Time is fun, exciting and extremely educational. Tour times are announced daily but generally they happen between 4:30 and 5:30 PM, lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Combined with our Butchs Bedtime tour, its an awesome way to get close and to learn about the behaviors of these magnificent animals. Click Here for more info or to book now.

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RYDABLES are an incredibly new FAMILY ADVENTURE, available now at the Monterey Zoo. CLICK HERE to learn much more about how you can enjoy this awesome new addition to your visit.

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400 River Road   Salinas, CA  93908      (831) 455-1901     Fax (831) 455-1902

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