Akumal: Akumal Monkey Sanctuary Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a fun and educational day out to a monkey sanctuary near Playa del Carmen, the only of its kind in Mexico that is authorized to operate an educational bonding program with primates. Spend the day exploring the sanctuary and its grounds, located in a tropical jungle.
In the company of an experienced guide, meet over 200 animals including monkeys, that were orphaned, injured, abused, or unwanted pets. Learn more about the needs of each animal and their personal history and get educated on the existential threats to their ecosystem and communities.
Start your day by being welcomed by your tour guide and instructor. As you board your vessel, get comfortable as you listen to your instructions for the day, being informed of all the information you need to know. Learn about the snorkelling equipment and free diving gear, and feel free to ask any questions you may have about the day's activities. Whilst underwater, you will have the chance to witness sea life such as sea turtles, stingrays, coral reef and colorful fish. Whilst in the water, you will also receive further training on proper use of the equipment, and learn how to spearfish in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Once you've got the basics down, it's time to go hunting! Practice the skills you learned and spend the day becoming a true underwater hunter. At the end of your tour, any fish you have caught that day can be kept by you and prepared for a meal.
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