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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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definitely worth the trip

I went there today Having from playa del Carmen. We had the opportunity to actually interact with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Heidi & Joel - Inspirational!

My wife & I visited last week and found the work being done by Heidi and Joel (and their team) as... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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 4 days ago via mobile

I went there today Having from playa del Carmen. We had the opportunity to actually interact with the spider monkeys. After a briefing, we are lead into the monkey enclosure and everyone sits down on the floor. you are given treats as you go in...More

Thank JimboBryan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I visited last week and found the work being done by Heidi and Joel (and their team) as truly inspiring. It was great to talk to both of them about their work and why they are doing it. We were privileged to...More

Thank WAVECRESTBirmingham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is you have to book a visit here! Heidi and Joel run the sanctuary purely on donations they receive from running the tours a couple of time a week. They are constantly taking in new monkeys and currently have 86! You...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is if you do one thing while you are in Mexico; do this. It's not Disney,there are no bells and whistles. It is a sanctuary for spider monkies and that purity brings much needed calm and tranquillity in this day and...More

1  Thank score10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best things that we have ever done. Heidi is an outstanding host in her own quirky way, but what is clear is that she is devoted to the monkeys. It’s worth every single penny.

Thank tomc83dubai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited The Jungle Place this month during our honeymoon. I cannot say enough good things about this place and about the owners, Heidi and Joel. You can immediately see how much they love and care for the monkeys--it is their life!...More

Thank mcmahon2017
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing place!! My dream come true for me to interact with monkeys!! The owners are amazing and the work they put in day in and day out shows.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my friend visited back in september and we loved it! Heidi and her family are amazing people and i would highly recomand everyone who wants to help them and the spider monkeys out to go and visit them and get a tour. It...More

Thank Bára V
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Booked this as a treat for my mum on her first trip to Mexico. Wasn't sure what to expect. Could never have imagined how fabulous the experience was or how magical the day would be. We sat and cuddled rescued spider monkeys who seem to...More

Thank zedstravels
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went to The Jungle Place on 14th September 2017 and this was the highlight of our trip to Mexico. Heidi and Joel who run the sanctuary dedicate their lives to saving these beautiful animals and a visit to The Jungle Place is an unforgettable...More

1  Thank Rory C
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7 October 2017|
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Response from Traveltogo33 | Reviewed this property |
Keep in mind their internet service can be intermittent so be patient. I didn't find the email response to be unprofessional; just quick and to the point. If you are certain of your dates and ok with the no cancellation... More
Tom G
1 August 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
1 August 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