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Special Experiences

Hike to Hippos

At a Glance

  • Ages 5 & up; recommended for 12 and older
  • $49 and up
  • Offered daily
  • 60 minutes
  • View Safety Restrictions

    Wear comfortable walking shoes. Maximum of 2 children per adult; ages 15 and
    younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. Ages 5 and up; recommended for ages 12 and older.

    Walking is required; guests will be on their feet for one hour, including walking uphill.

    Guests must be able to traverse hills and steep inclines. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

    Pathways are paved, and the route is wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if special accommodations are needed.

    Some tours require walking to visit several exclusive areas. Maximum of two children per adult; children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult. All tour participants require a ticket, regardless of age.

  • Skip the snooze and join us for an unforgettable early morning adventure! Led by our wildlife experts, this 60-minute tour introduces you to both pint-sized pygmy hippos and iconic river hippos. Strap on your sturdiest sneakers and kick-start your day with this unique hike at the San Diego Zoo!


    * Our animal experiences are subject to change, based on the animal's health and safety needs.

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