Animals Asia's award-winning bear rescue centres in China and Vietnam are not open to the public on a daily basis. However, to accommodate the many requests for visits, we arrange guided tours for our supporters on scheduled Open Days twice a month.

As places are limited, priority is given to active Animals Asia donors as it is their generosity that helps us continue our campaign to end bear bile farming, maintain the rescue centres and care for the rescued bears for the remainder of their lives.

If you would like to become a donor to guarantee your visit request, please click here to add your contribution to saving Asia's beautiful moon bears. As a donor you will receive regular updates on all of our campaigns and inside stories on our bears.

Tours are conducted in English and either Vietnamese or Mandarin.

Tour numbers are limited to 20 per group.

Important information

Our rescue centre visits are by prior arrangement only and all visits must be confirmed by Animals Asia in advance.

The Open Days will be held on Saturdays only, on the dates listed below and for administrative and organisational reasons, we cannot accommodate visits outside these dates.

Please take this into account before booking your trip as we cannot accommodate individual schedules.


China Bear Rescue Centre – Open Day Schedule 

Time: 9.00am and 2.00pm 
Only morning tours are conducted in English, all other tours are in Mandarin.

Duration: 1.5 – 2hrs.

Transport: Animals Asia will arrange your transfer to and from the China Bear Rescue Centre and pick up point will be your hotel. Once you have booked your visit, we will contact you for your hotel details.

2019 Open Days (China):

January   5   19   February  16   23  
March   9    23    April 13   20   
May   11    25   June   22  
July     20    August  10    24   
September   7   21   October 19   26   
November   2   16    December 7   14  


Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre – Open Day Schedule

Time: 9.00am and 3.00pm 
Tours are conducted in English or English/Vietnamese, depending on the make-up of the group.

Duration: 1.5 – 2hrs

Transport: The Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre is about a two-hour drive from Hanoi and visitors will need to arrange their own transport. Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a map with directions and address of the rescue centre.

2019 Open Days (Vietnam):

January   5   19   February 16   23  
March   9   23   April 6   20  
May   4   25   June 8   22  
July   6   20   August 10   24  
September   7   21   October 5   19  
November   2   16   December 7   14  


To book your visit to either the China or Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, please fill out the following form: