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The Jungle Place - Private Tours

| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
52 984 116 9777
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Chemuyil
Owner description: The Jungle Place is a licensed sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey. They rescue and rehabilitate orphaned monkeys who were victims of the... more » Owner description: The Jungle Place is a licensed sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey. They rescue and rehabilitate orphaned monkeys who were victims of the illegal pet trade, poaching, habitat destruction and exploitation. All too often these beautiful, highly intelligent primates become victims when humans and nature collide in a natural paradise like The Riviera Maya. The in-person tours they offer to help support the sanctuary are the very definition of sustainable and ecologically responsible tourism.The owners, Heidi and Joel, are a wonderful couple who originally moved to the area to retire but instead devoted their lives to care for these rescued monkeys. They provide them with an incredible amount of love, individual attention, medical care and specialized diets, all within a beautiful and meticulously well-kept habitat right in their native jungle.Visit in-person to meet the owners and the monkeys, view the facilities and habitat, and see first-hand the level of care that your donation helps provide. Be sure to reserve your tour well in advance, as they allow only a very limited number of visits per week. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I visited The Jungle Place this past Feb & had such a great experience that when I went again this past week & bought my whole family -- they all had a blast. It was great seeing baby Aurora too -- so cute & so attached to Joel. It's clear that these monkeys are well taken care of & loved... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to get a booking to visit this place and what an amazing place it is! Heidi and her husband and all the volunteers work so hard to care for the monkeys. On arrival, we received a warm welcome from Heidi who advised they were running a bit behind schedule but showed us up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited The Jungle Place in July 2014. After reading some of the bad reviews and seeing the price tag for a family of 7, I was a bit hesitant to book a visit, but on the insistence of my wife, we did go. After being at the Jungle Place, I re-read many of the bad reviews... More

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let me start by saying I found this wonderful, untouched and genuine experience on tripadvisor. It is off the beaten path of 307 in Chemuyil, down a bumpy road. Do not let that stop you! You will find a lovely couple Heidi and Joel who have made it their life's goal to care for these beautiful creatures who are very... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The experience of a lifetime. We visited The Jungle Place on July 9th. What Heidi and Joel have achieved for these lovely monkeys is absolutely wonderful. We rented a car from Playa del Carmen and drove ourselves there. It was no problem, about a 35 minute or so drive, a tiny bit of the drive is over a rocky road,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family visited The Jungle Place on 5 May 2014 while we were staying at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba. My adult son has Asperger's and he really wanted to go. So, we went - five of us - my wife and I, our son, my mother- and sister-in-law. It was wonderful. Heidi and Joel were fantastic hosts. Having spider... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Like all the other reviews say, this place is amazing. Heidi and her husband are amazing people and you just need to go and experience it yourself. Well worth every penny for an experience that you will never forget.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Jungle Place is an spider monkey sanctuary not too far from Tulum or Playa Del Carmen in Quintana Roo, Mexico. It was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. If you love monkeys, or love the idea of people helping animals, or if you just want a little adventure - this place is for you. Yes, it's off the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My partner and I visited the Jungle Place on 21st June and all I can say is, wow! If there is one thing you should do in Mexico, then this is it! We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe which was a 10/15 minute taxi drive away. It is in the middle of nowhere but Heidi kindly sent us comprehensive... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited the Jungle Place whilst staying at the Grand Bahia Principe last October. I cannot rate this place highly enough. Both myself and my husband are huge animal lovers so this was perfect for us. Booking- book really early. There are only a few sessions a week and the numbers are really limited. I booked by email a couple... More

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