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The Jungle Place - Tours

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Chemuyil, Mexico
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About The Jungle Place - Tours
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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product-of-canada wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada2,244 contributions801 helpful votes
This was the only activity I pre-paid for before our trip, given its infrequent availability coupled with popularity. This was an amazing experience! It was even better than I had imagined based on photos. It is well worth the $80/USD per person cost. This is out of the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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dolphin_lady wrote a review Mar 2020
Boylston, Massachusetts1,650 contributions124 helpful votes
Last Wednesday amidst all the craziness in the world we had the extreme pleasure of visiting The Jungle Place. There were six of us in our group and we were graciously greeted by Heidi and Joel. The visit with the monkeys was fantastic as usual. I can’t seem to get enough of
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alinstlouis wrote a review Feb 2020
Saint Louis, Missouri30 contributions33 helpful votes
First, we have been vacationing together as a couple now for about 11 years (mostly to caribbean destinations) going on 3 or 4 excursions/attractions at least per year and this was our favorite of them ALL!! Honestly! But, we are animal lovers. This was a unique experience
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jenne Covelli wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was an amazing experience!! I always have to find something to do with animals when traveling. I know there is another place in Cancun where you can see monkeys but it's more of a tourist stop, and get very little time with the monkeys. We started by meeting Heidi - she
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Denise wrote a review Feb 2020
20 contributions3 helpful votes
Who knew spider monkeys could be so smart and adorable! Interacting with them was magical! Definitely worth the visit!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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