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The Jungle Place - Tours

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| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Most amazing morning ever

What can I say ...the most amazing day and experience i have done. The staff were all amazing too... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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What can I say?? The highlight of our holiday

7th September 2017 Today we got to go to the Jungle Place!! We had no trouble booking with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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.
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| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What can I say ...the most amazing day and experience i have done. The staff were all amazing too and the hard work and dedication they have is phenomenal. Luna is not as bad as some of the posts have made out yes you are...More

Thank Kerry-turk
Reviewed 5 days ago

7th September 2017 Today we got to go to the Jungle Place!! We had no trouble booking with Heidi. She answered all of my emails and questions that I asked, gave directions and a telephone number incase we got lost. If you don't hear back...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not my first choice of a day trip, but my sister was really interested in seeing the monkeys at the Jungle Place. I am SO GLAD that she talked me into it! This was truly the highlight of our trip and an absolutely...More

Thank Madeline R
Reviewed 1 week ago

An warm welcome from Heidi and her husband and then straight in to the monkeys' enclosure. The monkeys come straight over to you whilst you feed and pet them. Lots of interaction and cuddles. You're not rushed to leave. The staff will take loads of...More

Thank Damian_Coates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our holiday and the best experience ever. You never imagine you will get up close and be interactive with monkeys. Heidi and Joel are inspirational and they look after the spider monkeys they have rescued with such love and affection....More

2  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly an amazing experience in every respect. Heidi and Joel are remarkable individuals who care deeply about their extended family and make sure that their adopted 'children' enjoy their human visitors. What makes the Jungle Place so special is seeing the joy we...More

2  Thank 783aril
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in 2014. Such an amazing and unforgettable experience. Beautiful place that gives awesome memories.

1  Thank Traveler P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome Heidi and her husband are doing great things helping spider monkeys that have been rescued mainly from the illegal pet trade. You need to make an appointment to go there but it's worth every penny. All the money goes to what...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed August 6, 2017

I don't even know where to begin... have you ever left an experience and thought to yourself, "that couldn't have been any better"? The Jungle Place falls in that category. It is obvious Joel and Heidi take wonderful care of these animals and are passionate...More

1  Thank Traveltogo33
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

I visited The Jungle Place today with my friend and it was, without a doubt, the best thing I have ever done! I was apprehensive when looking into seeing monkeys while in Mexico. I found this place by chance and read all about it. However...More

1  Thank Ashleigh M
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Tom G
August 1, 2017|
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Response from dolphin_lady | Reviewed this property |
Most taxis will wait. If not I'm pretty sure Heidi can call one for you.
Tom G
August 1, 2017|
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Response from Ceri M | Reviewed this property |
Here are the directions from Heidi's email... Arrival Directions Directions Directions to THE JUNGLE PLACE (KUXI KAAX) from the Cancun International Airport. Exit out of the Airport keep to the right, you will approach... More
Tom G
July 24, 2017|
Response from Ceri M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring cameras, they will take them off you whilst you sit with the monkeys, but will take photos off you for you. The monkeys a little devils so listen to the guys there when they tell you what not to take... More