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“A great day in the sun!”
Review of Jungle Jim's ATVs

Jungle Jim's ATVs
Ranked #14 of 24 Tours in Akumal
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Owner description: Upon arrival to our base in Akumal, you will be greeted by our team for check-in. Before departure, you will undergo a safety briefing and be introduced to your guides who will accompany you on the tour. Before leaving, you will be able to test-drive your ATV to make sure you are comfortable and familiar with the vehicle, and feel sure of yourself. Once everyone has given their "thumbs-up", were off! The tour departs Akumal and heads directly into the jungle over dirt roads and through rustic Mayan paths to our private nature reserve. You will get to ride over terrain that is challenging enough for even the most experienced riders, but easy enough for beginners to maneuver at their on pace. After riding for about 45 minutes, we arrive at our very own private nature reserve where we will visit pristine caverns.
Essexville, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great day in the sun!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This trip was just amazing all around. It was a small group of four of us. Two couples of honeymooners who had just met that morning. Demi and Moises were our tour guides along with the smiling photographer along the way. They were so helpful, knowledgeable and fun to be around. They kept us laughing throughout the morning. The whole trip was around 5 hours from when we were picked up at our resort, to be dropped off afterwards. Which to us was just about perfect. Me and my wife shared a 2-up four wheeler which was brand new and very comfortable, just a little hot on the drivers left leg. Haha. We rode for approximately 30 minutes to the first cenote. It was a whole in the ground approximately 150 foot around and around 12 foot deep. Crystal clear water lined with humongous boulders. We held on to the zipline going across the cenote and dropped into the water. It was just beautiful. Once we were finished there, we rode around 30 minutes away from there to an area that had ziplining, snorkeling and lunch all in one area. We snorkeled in to an underground cenote filled with stalagmites and stalagtites. We brought an underwater camera and took breathtaking photos of the cave and a few 4 inch catfish. When we were finished there, we walked to the ziplining area where we hit 3 different towers. Lots of climbing up steep stairs, but it was all worth it. The view from up there was indescribable. Once we were finished ziplining, the guides took us to a screened in area where they served us lunch, a great taco buffet. We purchased a CD full of photos that the smiling photographer took all day. It was $45, but the photos were so beautiful and well edited and we didn't want to forget anything from that day. I would strongly suggest this tour to anyone looking for a fun day.

Visited July 2013
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ATV and Snorkel Tour”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

The ATVs had just been replaced a couple of weeks prior and were new models - we thought they were pretty good and my husband and daughter got up to speeds of 60 which was great. Couple of criticisms of the route though - we had to negotiate a small section on the main highway which I didn't like, even though the guides were very good and made sure that everyone was safe negotiating the traffic. A large part of the route was a track running parallel to the main highway on one side with trees/bushes on the other - it was quite bumpy and be prepared to get muddy driving through puddles but great fun. We turned off into an eco-park where we stopped and saw monkeys (really cute and funny) parrots and other animals. Our guide led us to some caves which were very impressive with lots of stalegtites / stalegmites and the lighting on the underground lagoon was fascinating. On route the guides took lots of photos which we could buy on CD for approx. 50 USD. Then went to the beach at Akumel and got kitted out for snorkelling and out guides escorted us out to where we could see large turtles. The trip was well organised and was good to be in a small group with 10-12 others. ATV route a little disappointing and the trip was a little more expensive than at Punta Venado - but a different experience.

Visited July 2013
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Delaware
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“ATV tour pretty fun.”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

We did Jungle Jim's ATVs and enjoyed our trip. If it has rained be prepared to get muddy!
A lot of the riding is next to the highway on this dirt path that has bushes and trees on either side. In my boyfriends opinion "the atvs were a piece of junk." They maxed out at 40mph. The road is REALLY bumpy. Lots of potholes and rocks. I wish we could have stayed at the swimming hole longer. I felt really rushed there. It was fun though. I wish they had the times sorted by level of experience. 8:30 tour is for those who never rode an ATV. 12:30 tour is for those with little experience and 3:00 tour is for those who are advanced. It's really hard when there are many levels of experience in the group. Also, the 30 second explanation as to how to ride it was a little too quick for beginners. Again, everything just felt rushed.
The nature park was pretty neat as we got to see some animals. But we were rushed through that pretty quick as well. Would have rather skipped that and swam more.

$30 for a CD. The photographer was awesome!

Visited April 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“ATV and Snorkle Tour”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

First you ride the ATV then you stop and tour the cave and see the animals then back on the ATV to your next adventure. Ours was snorkeling, seeing the turtles and the reef. Very good snorkeling gear, no leaks and you get a new mouth piece. They take pictures of the ATV adventure and the cave and offer them on a disk at a very reasonable price. Had a blast, would do it again. ATV can be automatic shift or manual so no worries... but take water to wash down the dust.
US money is accepted every place we went and gave back US change. I will not worry about exchanging into peso next time we vacation in Mexico.

Visited May 2013
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BC
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not what we expected”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

the guides were awesome, the equipment needs some repair, the steering and breaks did not work welll on some machines. the tour included a long ride, but most of it was on a rough trail along the highway, not the jungle we expected. the wild animal park was ok, cool to see some monkeys and parrots and the cave we toured was cool and the lighting installed birngs out all of it's best features. we did get to zip line into a very nice clean cenote and enjoyed the chance to cool off before the ride home.

Visited April 2013
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