I am not sure how my wife found out about this place, but I'm glad she did. Our kids love reptiles, so we knew we had to try it out.
Once you get off the main road, it's a pretty rough ride so be careful. A 4x4 could be necessary in the rainy season. Do not be discouraged if it seems to take awhile to get there.
It's kind of tricky to find so pay attention to the signs. Once you cross a small, one-lane bridge, look for a turn-off to the left...the sign is either gone or we could not find it. You'll climb a hill about 200 yards after you turn and the place will be on your right.
It does not look like much on the outside. Don't worry. Once you get inside, there is plenty so see.
We had a tour guide walk us through the entire place. He was very well-versed on the critters inside and let us hold everything that wouldn't kill us! The guides truly love reptiles. They are not just $5/day rent-a-guides. They are usually studying zoology, biology or ecology or something like that and they really want to learn, too.
The first part of the tour is snakes. Then lizards. Then frogs. Then butterflies. We did not have to rush at all. We had the guide to ourselves and there were only a few other people behind us. We were there in July which is not the busiest time of the year. I am not sure how crowded it gets during the busier seasons.
The kids really enjoyed holding the snakes. They LOVED the huge python they got to pet and hug on.
I'm sorry I don't remember the price, but it was worth it. The website advertises a restaurant, but as of July, 2012, it was closed and did not look like it was re-opening. Maybe during the busier season.
All-in-all, this was a worthwhile trip!
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