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The Jungle Place - Tours

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The Greatest Place on Earth

This place is unbelievable, how it has any reviews below 5 stars is beyond me, it is ran by 2 of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
The best experience

What Heidi and Joel have done for these monkeys is truly inspiring, we need more people in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah R
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“their lives”(54 reviews)
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...more
| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is unbelievable, how it has any reviews below 5 stars is beyond me, it is ran by 2 of the most caring and loving people I have ever met and what an amazing job they have clearly done and it is so plain...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What Heidi and Joel have done for these monkeys is truly inspiring, we need more people in the world like them! 94 monkeys saved from being illegally sold as pets and the poaching industry. They have spent 20 years of their lives building this sanctuary...More

Thank Hannah R
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t sure what to expect, however, this wasn’t a tourist trap tour. This is a real running animal refuge. The money the tour costs is directly used for the monkeys benefits. It was amazing and they make sure everyone gets time with the monkeys. You...More

1  Thank chitowntink
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is true animal rescue at its best. The owners are incredible people with the animals' best interest as their first priority. They rescue spider monkeys from abusive and illegal situations and allow them to live out their lives being loved and cared for. When...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We were treated to this unbelievable experience by my mother and father who themselves had visited 5 or 6 years ago when the jungle place was much smaller. They absolutely loved their experience and thought we would as well. We weren’t disappointed!!!! We got to...More

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52monkey, Owner at The Jungle Place - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

thank you andrew, hopefully we see you again soon

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We loved it so much. Heidi and her team are so giving towards these amazing monkeys. We loved it and will be back!!!!

Thank dana s
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This wonderful couple has dedicated their lives to caring for these rescued spider monkeys. They are often poorly cared for pets or victims of the tourist trade. Malnourished, poor diet and lack of care are just a few of the issues they may have when...More

1  Thank Beth H
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Our friends recommended the Jungle Place and we are SO glad we checked it out. Heidi & Joel are an incredible couple that have saved over 95 spider monkeys. They are doing an amazing job caring for these beautiful, highly intelligent animals. You can tell...More

2  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed July 1, 2018

This place was amazing! My boyfriend and I had the best visit and would definitely visit again if we travel back to Akumal. The owners love what they do and had a great system to ensure everyone had an awesome visit. They will take pictures...More

2  Thank mketter238
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We first visited The Jungle Place in 2012 after reading all of the rave reviews here. It was the highlight of our trip and I always dreamed of bringing our kids back to "see the monkeys" so we finally did! This is the most amazing...More

1  Thank YourGrapeNut
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Georgina S
September 22, 2018|
Response from kristhemanc | Reviewed this property |
we booked a taxi with our resort, they had a set price of 1200 pesos. it is a little pricey but they took us and waited the entire time we was in the sanctuary (a couple of hours) and then took us back. it is in a bit if a... More
Lucy T
September 16, 2018|
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Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
I no longer have the phone number unfortunately
Dawn H
August 23, 2018|
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Response from lisapaull2018 | Reviewed this property |
You have to pre book and make full payment before I booked several months before we went out