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The Jungle Place - Tours

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Wasn’t sure what to expect, however, this wasn’t a tourist trap tour. This is a real running animal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile

This is true animal rescue at its best. The owners are incredible people with the animals' best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy B
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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...more
| Near Playa Del Carmen, Chemuyil, Mexico
+52 984 116 9777
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank AndrewPDunfermline
52monkey, Owner at The Jungle Place - Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you andrew, hopefully we see you again soon

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 11 July 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 7 July 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

1  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 2 July 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

1  Thank mketter238
Reviewed 8 June 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
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The things that Heidi and Joelle have managed to do with these spider monkeys in the past 18 years is simply amazing. They have gave them all a great life as natural as possible and work unbelievably hard to give them this life. They did...More

2  Thank AnonAnonymous95
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant place loved it Heidi and Joel were lovely to talk too listening to all the stories However my fiancé seemed to be very popular lol with the monkeys ! Can’t wait to return again loved it

3  Thank lisapearce2018
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27 July 2018|
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Response from sherritribe89 | Reviewed this property |
It cost us about $50.00 from Tulum if that helps:)
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22 May 2018|
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Response from AnonAnonymous95 | Reviewed this property |
The bellboys order the taxi for you and agree a price. It’s only 15 minutes away and the taxi driver will wait for you the full 2 hours you’re there. It was only 800 pesos which is £30. Tip - do not take dollars to Mexico... More