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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 7, 2014 NEW

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you do on thing while you're in Mexico- do this! We made the 90 min drive from Cancun, and it was more than worth it. First of all, the owners Heidi and Joel are two wonderful, passionate people running this sanctuary. You are happy that any money you spend visiting them will go straight to the monkeys who they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I visited on 25th May after researching things to do near Playa Del Carmen. We stayed at the Grand Bahia hotel and it was about a 15 minute taxi ride so the location of Chemuyil could confuse you. Heidi and Joel were so passionate it was infectious, they were really helpful and friendly. We are so grateful... More

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have visited the Jungle Place several times in the past few years but this time we traveled with our two granddaughters (ages 9 and 12), our daughter and her 16 year old son and a very good friend from our resort. Everyone was amazed at how well it is run. Even though the number of monkeys has increased dramatically... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Make your reservation months in advance to be sure you don't miss out on this very rare experience. They keep the group small ..10 max and only a couple tours a week to no overwhelm the monkeys. I have always loved animals and it was a dream come true for me. In the end you will be so glad you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We visited The Jungle Place on May 10, 2014. We had rented a car, and thank goodness Heidi had sent us written directions or we would have been lost! This place is a hidden gem, very much off the beaten path. Be aware that the road to the sanctuary is in very poor condition, so give yourself extra time to... More

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Essex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Visited on 15th April with my 12 year old daughter. All contact with Heidi beforehand with regard to payment, directions and other questions were answered promptly and I offered to take some towels with us which was extremely gratefully received by both Heidi and Joel so please, if you do contact Heidi beforehand, please ask if there is anything they... More

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