Playa del Carmen

Off Road ATV Tour at the Akumal Monkey Rescued Animals Sanctuary

Badge of ExcellenceAkumal, Mexico
Tulum Off the Beaten Path

From USD 105.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Drive an all-terrain vehicle through the Maya jungle on a half-day adventure tour of Akumal. Select a single or double ATV and ride off the beaten path to lush jungles and go swimming in a crystal-clear cenote. Then, visit the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary to witness the program that helps rehabilitate and care for monkeys.
  • ATV tour of Akumal, led by an expert guide
  • Select a single or double vehicle for an adventurous ride
  • Visit a local monkey sanctuary to see rescued monkeys
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Security glasses and helmets for the ATV
  • Raincoat (in case of rain)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • ATV Insurance (Mandatory) $10.00 usd
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Monkey bonding not included, available for an extra fee

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Akumal Monkey Sanctuary
    Camino a Uxuxubi S/N Predio Santa Pilar Lote 16, 77776 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico

    If you are arriving by yourself to the Sanctuary. We are located just in the middle between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Just Google AKUMAL MONKEY SANCTUARY and follow the indications. We have free parking lot inside our facilities.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please send us your Hotel / Accommodation name and address in order to arrange the transfer service. Hotel pickups commence approximately 60 to 90 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. It's important for you to send us your room number so we can have access to the resort for the pickup. We don't do transfers from Cancun. If you are staying in Cancun Area we can arrange a private transfer for an extra fee. Please contact us for more information.

What To Expect

After hotel pickup Akumal, board your single or double ATV. Each rider receives a helmet and goggles along with a safety briefing before following a guide off the beaten track on your 4x4.

Experience the thrill of motoring along a jungle path in the Riviera Maya and learning about the unique flora and fauna in this natural environment. You have the opportunity to swim in a cenote and visit a local monkey sanctuary to hear about its rescue efforts and see its furry inhabitants.

End your tour back at your hotel.

Akumal Monkey Sanctuary & Rescued Animals

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes, a swimsuit, sunglasses, a towel and biodegradable sunscreen
  • Minimum age to drive is 16 years (Mandatory to show ID)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children ages 5 to 16 may ride with an adult on a double ATV
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We will reserve the right of admission in case any passenger is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
We took this tour for a bachelorette party and it was honestly one of the best excursions we have ever done! The staff was incredible and so funny! They made sure we were having the best time the entire time. This tour was better than we expected. The ATV was fun and they let us enjoy it without stopping every minute or going too slow. The animal sanctuary was amazing, we even got to hold the monkeys and parrots. And the canotes were beautiful and we had enough time to take photos and also enjoy. Definitely would do it again!


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ATV and Monkey Sanctuary: My Experience
Kimberly_H, Sept 2023
Our ATV Adventure and Monkey Sanctuary day was an absolute blast! 🐒🌿 To start, the tour displayed a high level of professionalism throughout. Their on-time hotel pick-up was greatly appreciated by my group, It enhanced the overall experience significantly. The private cenote was a real gem - just our group, enjoying the cool and crystal-clear waters. The day kicked off with an ATV ride, starting at the Monkey Sanctuary and cruising to the cenote, followed by a return for a detailed tour of the sanctuary. I appreciate how the guide took excellent care of our group, considering that not everyone was experienced in driving ATVs. Safety was clearly a top priority, making the bumpy parts of the journey enjoyable for all. The Monkey Sanctuary was a truly unique experience. Although the monkey bonding portion came at an extra cost ($34 per person), it was well worth it. We had the chance to meet Sarah, the capuchin, which was an unforgettable encounter. Plus, we got to hold a snake and some birds. 🐍🦜. Moreover, the guided tour of the sanctuary shed light on their mission to rehabilitate and care for animals that come to them from some unfortunate situations. Overall, If you're up for an adventure filled with fun, wildlife, and a unique experience, I can't recommend this tour enough! 🚵‍♀️🐵
ATV ride was extremely...
Stacey_L, Apr 2023
ATV ride was extremely dusty. Could hardly see in front of us at times. Be ready for a lot of dust. Lot of sitting around after check in. Would be better if things moved along quicker. Cave was cool. To touch monkeys was an extra $34 USD per person not included in the trip fee.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hola Stacey, we appreciate your comments, our trail depends only on the weather conditions, sometimes we are muddy and sometimes dusty, anyways, we hope you have a nice time with us . the monkey bondng upgrade is written in your ticket and when you do the booking you could see that information. Thank you again for your visit, we have been working into moving quicker our guests. thats something we can assure, thanks for the observation.
Definitely need to visit!
Samuel_T, Mar 2023
This was a very fun and informative experience. We started with the ATV part of the tour that took us along a dirt road for the first half then onto a dirt trail. They place you according to how they see you handle the machine so if you are placed at the front of the line you'll be able to go pretty fast. The ATV portion led to the cenote which was really cool and a fun way to cool off. Then we took the ATV's back to the sanctuary where we learned all about the animals they take in and rehabilitate. Overall a wonderful experience, our guides Omar and Mikey were very knowledgeable and passionate about the animals they took care of. Would definitely recommend this activity to everyone in the area!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hola Samuel, thank you for your kind words, we have been learning how to create the best experience in the area, we are glad you enjoy all the activities. We will let Omar and Mickey know about the good job, thank you. Hope to see you soon my friend.
Amazing quad biking, and sanctuary visit
Matthew_a, Feb 2023
We had a fantastic time quad biking and they catered for every level of ability. The sanctuary was great and very informative about the species and ethical in that they will eventually be re released. Our guide was informative and fantastic
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hola Mathew, we are glad tou have a good time with us, the sanctuary has been doing an amazing work with the animals, thank you for your visit!
Great Excursion
Charlene_M, Nov 2022
More than expected. Half day was just enough for our crew!! Everyone had fun and they treated us well. Safety fir the animals and safety for us was a priority! Would do again.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hola amigos, thanks for your kind words, here at the sanctuary we take very serious your safety, we want you to have an amazing day, thats the idea, and we are glad you had it. Hope to see you soon.
PJ/KJ 2022
Pamela_J, May 2022
Luis, our tour guide, was wonderful! He toured with us to the monkey/animal sanctuary! Luis was so knowledgeable about each animal/bird, where they came from, & each of their issues! Luis knew each by name & it was so amazing to see them respond! He is their friend!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hola Pamela, thank you for your kind words, we will let Luis know about your review, it's a fortune to have him in our staff, hope to see you soon!!
Great tour
twan, May 2022
Excellent tour. All the guides was fun. Highly recommended. Atv, monkeys good time. Would definitely do it again.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hola Twan. Thank you for your kind words, here at the sanctuary we work daily into trying to give all our visitors the best experience while your visit in Quintana Roo. Hope to see you soon amigo.
Must do in Tulum
Erin_M, Apr 2022
Loved the AGV’s and swim. - the tour of the sanctuary was very enjoyable. Showers are available at the end
Extremely Rushed
Jessica_P, Mar 2022
While the ATV and swim in the cenote were fun experiences, the whole tour was rushed. From the moment we got there we were told to hurry. We were quickly hearded from one place to the next. They spent a bunch of time talking about the refuge and then rushed us through seeing the actual animals. I enjoyed what we did and saw but hated the way they led the whole excursion.
Well worth it!!!
Kimberly_D, Sept 2021
This all in one excursion was well worth it. Angel and his guys were amazing from start to finish. The atv ride was super fun. Learning about the animals and taking photos was an added bonus. I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Gracias Kimberly, its great to know that you had a good time with us, its a great combo the ATV, cenote and escued animals right? and we have been working on this tour for many years now that it has been changing for good. Hope to see you soon. Cheers Mao
Refreshing Fun
Kelyn_K, July 2021
Couldn’t recommend enough! We requested hotel pickup and while the description they sent of the van was not exactly matching, it was still a van labeled for the monkey Sanctuary so we were still able to easily identify it. The van was promptly on time and the driver was great and got us there in record time. The ATV touring was awesome and fun, if you love ripping up the road on a quad this tour is definitely for you, but be prepared to get dirty! Swimming in the cenote was super cool and refreshing. Edwin and Ernesto were wonderful guides. My only complaint would be that it was so much fun I wish we had been able to do a longer tour or something! Such a wonderful experience, and I’ll definitely be recommending it to others!!!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you for your observations, we will change now the van description on the information you receive so no more misunderstanding will occur. We are glad you enjoy the tour, that's the idea, and as you could see it's a great team work that makes this happened. Thank you again Cheers
Carla_S, July 2021
Angel was very nice and smart and kept us all safe on the atv. we had a great time thanks to him. the cenote is beautiful and he knew all the history!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thank you so much, Angel is a great guide and he will be noticed for your kind words, we hope to see you soon.
Jauquisha_B, June 2021
Omar and Gina and all the other tour guides were AMAZING. This adventure did not disappoint. The ride to and from the Cenotes was AWESOME and the water worth every bit. The animals were cool as well. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED
Response from Host, June 2021
Hola, Thank you for your kind words, Omar and Gina for sure will receive them, as you could see, we work daily hard in trying to make an unforgettable expericnece for all of our customers. Thanks again, cheers!!
Awesome and Educational
Adelyn_O, Apr 2021
Akumal Monkey Sanctuary was such an incredible place and you can tell the employees there were so passionate about what they do. Our tour guide Angel was informative and funny. The ATV ride to the cenote was so fun!! After that is when we saw the monkeys in the sanctuary. Overall it was such a fun experience and I would definitely come back next time I visit Tulum.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hola Adelyn, thank you for your kind words, we have been working hard to make it fun and educational, and Im glad its working. I will let the staff know that the good work is rewarded by our customer satisfaction. Saludos !!
Best Tour in Mexico!
Hilit_C, Dec 2020
We took this tour for a bachelorette party and it was honestly one of the best excursions we have ever done! The staff was incredible and so funny! They made sure we were having the best time the entire time. This tour was better than we expected. The ATV was fun and they let us enjoy it without stopping every minute or going too slow. The animal sanctuary was amazing, we even got to hold the monkeys and parrots. And the canotes were beautiful and we had enough time to take photos and also enjoy. Definitely would do it again!
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hi Hilit, we appreciate your comments, we are working every day in trying to give our customers the best experience, I'm glad we are doing a good job, I will tell the staff about your experience so we continue motivated in doing the extra mile. Once again thank you and we hope to see you again on your next visit.
5 star experience with friends
Slobodanka_S, Aug 2020
Tour guides were hilarious and knowledgeable! The atv ride is exhilarating and the cente tour is the cherry on top.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
Thank you for your comment, we are really happy that you have an incredible day, we will continue working hard, cheers!
ATV Tour and Animals
maustin951, Dec 2019
Came her with a group of guys. We had a great time walking around and learning about the animals. The ATV's were well maintained and super fun. We got to move pretty fast. The cenotes were incredible. Had a great time overall.
Awesome guide and fun experience
Rosemarie_D, Sept 2018
Definitely worth the money. Pick up and drop off was simple. Tour guides were awesome. Definitely be prepared to get dirty!
Fun tour and a blast sharing the ATV...
Shane_S, Feb 2018
Fun tour and a blast sharing the ATV with the wife. Lots of monkeys at sanctuary.
I did the ATV morning excursion...
Joanne P, Feb 2017
I did the ATV morning excursion, which included a walking tour of an animal rescue sanctuary, the ATV tour on a winding, hilly track followed by a swim in a Cenote and then back on the ATV back to base. There are optional insurance of 10 USD or 200 MXN for the ATV and if you havent bought one along you can purchase a bandanna scarf for the bikes youre gonna need it, plus make sure youve got your sunglasses.

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