Staycation with the Manatees

Ever wondered about life underwater? Here’s your chance to dive into a magical 2 days 1 night adventure at River Wonders!
Enjoy fun-filled wildlife experiences in the day – meet the cheeky squirrel monkeys and other special animals in a private session. Be wowed by the fairytale tents and drift off to sleep next to manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest.
Minimum age of participant is 5 years old & above, please read important notice before making payment.
Terms and Conditions apply.
From 2 June to 30 December 2022
(on select dates) 
Programme Timing
2.15pm to 10am (next day)
From $1,199 per tent, up to 4 pax 
(U.P. $1,500)
  • 1-night stay in a bell tent at Amazon Flooded Forest in River Wonders, inclusive of bed, fan & decor (up to 4 registered pax per tent) 
  • Park admission to River Wonders
  • Guided tour and animal encounter
  • Dinner Set at Night Safari Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant 
  • Breakfast Set at Singapore Zoo Inuka Cafe

Programme Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Arrival & Registration
Rise & Shine

River Explorers

Guided Tour

Breakfast Set at
Singapore Zoo
Inuka Cafe
Once Upon a River! Show 
End of Programme
"Fishy Business" behind-the-scenes & Keeper's interaction at Squirrel Monkey Forest

Mystery animal

Meet & Greet

Dinner set at Night Safari Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant

Night activities &

shower time

Staycation with the Manatees

*Time / sequence / programme is subject to change without prior notice.

*No pork, no lard menu will be provided on the day of programme.

Important Notice

  • Pre-registration is required for all participants and only vaccinated persons will be allowed entry;
  • Cap at 4 pax per tent, and during programme commencement
  • Minimum age of participation is 5 years old
  • Adult-Child supervisory ratio for guests aged 20 and below:
    • Must always be accompanied by a registered adult (above 21)
    • Maximum of 3 children to 1 registered adult
    • There must be at least 1 adult in each tent
  • Programme is available on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Rate includes park admission, all meals and conducted tours stated in the itinerary
  • Rates and programmes are correct at point of communication and subject to change without prior notice
  • Fees paid are strictly non-refundable and confirmed booking is non-changeable
  • Surcharge is applicable on specific eve and on Public Holiday
  • Some programmes are weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, Mandai Wildlife Group reserves the right to replace the affected outdoor programme with an indoor programme deemed suitable per staff’s own discretion
  • Participants shall comply with all applicable law and/ or measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, including keeping a safe distance from other individuals and groups as required by the applicable law.
  • Other Term and Conditions apply. Mandai Wildlife Group reserves the right to amend or add to the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice.
  • To view full Terms and Conditions, please click here.


"Staycation with the Manatees has left a lasting impression on me and the 3 kids. The day tour was fun and educational which was conducted by expert facilitators. The tent was simply magical with the fairy lights and well made beds. The view of the Manatees and sea cows bring tranquility to the entire experience.  I highly recommend this programme for couples and families. Special credit to Edmil, Uma, Jing Yi and Angeline whose personal touches have made our experience extra amazing!"


- Grace Lim, 16 Apr 2022

"The entire staycation was enjoyable and educational. The very friendly and personable guides (Jing Yi, Celine, Kia Ling, Jia Ee, Dian) ensured our well being. We are certainly impressed by their dedication in making the experience memorable. Service-orientated staff like them definitely make a difference! Thank you, ladies!  The interaction with the mystery animals was absolutely delightful. We also enjoyed the comfortable and spacious tents. Kudos to the entire team of guides, keepers and facilitators for a well-planned and well-organised staycation."


- Mumtaj Menon-Ibrahim, 9 Apr 2022

"The staffs are very helpful and friendly to us. Their knowledge of animals are amazing. They answered all of the question my daughter wanted to know. It was priceless experience for my daughter!"


- Nao Sugiyama, 2 Apr 2022

"The enitre journey was very educational. Learning about the habitats the feeding habits and understand the importance of conservation for the animals. As for the stay overnight ,It was a very magical moment when you open up the tent and get to see the manatees and arapaima swimming around gracefully  first thing in the morning."


- Tai, 1 Apr 2022

"A “pandastic” and wonderful experience!! Thoroughly delightful! Kudos to the team for all the behind the scenes planning and execution! From the meet up to the dining, shower and sleep arrangements and the following morning, simply wonderful! The guides, particularly Nicholas, Franco, Sherlyn and Clement were fantastic! They were very friendly, very knowledgeable and not forgetting all the other animal trainers and our animal friends - they added the extra umph factor to the staycation! A highly recommended staycation! Both educational and thoroughly enjoyable! A big thumbs up to the team and River Wonders!"


- Ong Ian, 18 Mar 2022

"The staycation was fantastic. An educational and fun experience for both kids and adults. A chance to see behind the scenes and have interactive sessions with animals which you normally will not have access to during usual walk-ins."


- Chan Shijia, 15 Mar 2022

"This is one of the most well-planned staycation experiences we had. Highly recommended not just for families but for couples and friends too"


- Evonne Pang, 12 Mar 2022

"Very strong and experienced team. All members were dedicated and have a good knowledge of River Wonders and the animals. We learnt a lot from behind the scenes tour and loved the close up interaction with the meet the animals. The facilitators were engaging and very patient with young children. The glamping experience was comfortable and cosy. Appreciated the warm shower facilities and the efforts to make us comfortable and safe."


- Mok Wei Chi, 29 Feb 2022

"The Staycation with Manatees was an awesome and informative experience! We got to stay with the gentle giants and observed them throughout the night, as if we owned the aquarium! The experience was pretty magical seeing them swim and frolick right outside your tent! The behind-the-scenes access was also interesting as we learnt how they maintained the manatees tank. Last but not least, we had a wonderful team of guides who were knowledgeable, friendly and made things fun for us! A big shout out to Edmil, Jing Yi and Anthony! Thanks to them for also helping to prepare the birthday surprise for my wife at a short notice! "


- Aik Kai, 29 Jan 2022

"Thank you to the wonderful team who made this staycation such a pleasant surprise! Always friendly, warm and with a smile to answer all our questions and make sure we are well taken care of! They coordinated a mini birthday surprise in the tent, as well as gave me a little birthday token! They all took really good care of us especially our 6 year old and ALL his questions (and energy)! They had before bed craft activities which he enjoyed so much! Thank you all for the wonderful experience! :) it was a truly memorable experience:)"


- Amelia, 22 Jan 2022



Ever wondered about life underwater? Here’s your chance to dive into a magical 2 days 1 night adventure at River Wonders! Enjoy fun-filled wildlife experiences in the day – meet the cheeky squirrel monkeys and other special animals in a private session. Be wowed by the fairytale tents and drift off to sleep next to manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest.

The programme will be held from 2 June to 30 December 2022 (on select dates) at River Wonders.

You will experience guided tours and exclusive animal interactions during the programme!

From $1,199 per tent, up to 4 pax (U.P. $1,500)

We are running the programme during the period of 2 June to 30 December 2022 (over selected dates).

You will only have access to parks that are included in your itinerary.

Yes! Please visit our website here to purchase your tickets and book your preferred date and time slots.


Due to Safe Management Measures, the maximum number of participants is 16, and each tent will have a maximum of 4 participants.

The minimum age requirement for this programme is 5 years old.

All persons below 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (aged 21 and above). Each tent must have at least 1 adult.


If you have any questions about the booking, please contact us at:

[email protected]

Yes! Each tent will receive one complimentary parking pass that is valid for the duration of the programme.


Pillows and blankets will be provided, but feel free to bring along more!

There are water dispensers scattered around River Wonders, and you have plenty of opportunities to refill your water bottle. Do bring along your own water bottle as bottled water is not sold at our parks.

Yes, there is a hot water dispenser in the nursing room near the tent site.

The toilets are located just 15 metres from the tent site.

No, you will have to pack your own towels and amenity kits for the programme.

Participants will take their showers on the first evening of the programme. Facilities will be available for participants to do a simple wash up in the morning.

Yes, there are charging points available in the tent.

Yes, there are electrical points inside each tent.


Food will be prepared in-house by our chefs. 

No pork, no lard menu will be provided on the day of programme

Yes, please let us know your dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please let us know your requirements at the time of booking for us to advise you further.

No, outside food and cooking are not allowed.


You may approach our staff who will be onsite through the night for assistance.

There will be at least 1 certified first aider on site to treat minor injuries. Should there be any emergency, we will call
the ambulance. The nearest hospital is Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

MWG will not be liable for any loss /damages of belongings during the night. During the day, all belongings will be kept under lock and key. You are encouraged to keep your valuables with you at all times during the programme.

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