My wife and I had a great time here. We fit Coba and the Multun-Ha Cenote in before stopping here at our reserved time of 3pm. Rob was a great guide even though he was just temporarily filling in for the usual guide John. He had great knowledge of all the animals in the Sanctuary as well as knowledge of Mayan history, ruins, and mythology that he shared along the way.
A rundown of how our tour went:
We first arrived and were greeted by 3 rescued horses and a burro. While waiting for another couple that was to join us on our tour we took some pictures with the burro who Rob referred to as "cheeky"- which was a title well deserved as he soon nipped me on the thigh (in a playful manner).
From there we moved on to some of the monkey habitats. The main one is a very large area surrounded by fence that houses ~10 individuals while a few others house from 1-4 monkeys each. Rob explained that this allows them to slowly introduce newcomers to the main group in a controlled way since monkeys have a complicated social structure that can be hard for new members to be accepted into. The monkeys themselves were very happy to see us as Rob came prepared with food for them (in this case, peanuts).
Next, we headed towards the river like cenote to catch a glimpse of the resident croc. On the way we were accompanied by a rescued puppy and cat and also saw numerous ducks, a rabbit, and the deer enclosure. The croc took some coaxing before he appeared- Rob fed fish in his river in order to attract him to hunt them. We got to see him take one (unsuccessful) strike at the fish. He may have been too embarrassed from missing his mark to try again in front of us.
After that, we got to jump into a cenote (not accessible by the croc, of course). It's basically a hole in the ground that drops down ~10 feet. Once you jump in you can see a tunnel that leads to a dock that allows exit. Along the way there are numerous bats that do fly-bys which was really cool and freaky. We tried to get pictures of them mid-flight but they are too fast.
Last, we took a short walk to Richard's on site house for drinks (I believe this part is only on Wednesday tours). I'm sure it was suppose to only last ~30 minutes or so but everyone was having such a good time drinking and hearing stories (especially those about Richard's life) that we lost track of time and visited for much longer.
Overall it was a very memorable experience and well worth the cost and time.
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