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Aluxes Ecoparque, Palenque

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See Mexican wildlife up close in a natural setting when you visit Aluxes Ecoparque. The zoo, which was placed strategically to be surrounded by the Palenque National Park, houses many types of animals indigenous to South America, including jaguars, ocelots, parrots, and several kinds of monkeys. Many of the animals here come from poaching rings on the illegal animal trade market. A visit to Aluxes Ecoparque represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Palenque vacation route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Hello! I wanted to make a vip tour day 2 September with my partner but is me esacapa of the budget... Does anyone wish to unite to share expenses? Thank you
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  • Personally I don't like the zoos but this enclosure for animals is incredible, does not belong to the Government. Rescued animals live here, and most are in the open air. They have 3 activities to take photos with turtles or snakes, even feed the manatees and is super cheap. It is a very quiet place, travel a lot, enjoying approximately takes 2 hours. There is also a mini café with snacks and something that I get excited much is what vegan options. Caring for the environment and animals. I had read good recommendations but ir certainly was a wonderful experience.
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  • A very nice book, have a Zoo, animals can be seen are kept, the paths in the same way, the contribution is 100 pesos since it is not governmental but the visit is very lovely.
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  • The night tour was amazing. Great value for money. You'll see so many animals.
  • This is a beautiful place. The animals are well cared for and the staff is very friendly. My wife had a great time feeding the manatees.
  • THE BEST PART OF MY TRIP. We went on the night tour which was 1200 mxn which is $64 for up to four people.. i thought at the time it was a lot of money for mexico but after seeing what great work they do here and all the animals they helped to protect it was definately worthwhile. The tour is given by biologists voluntering at the ecoparque and local guides who are familiar with the natural jungle habitat. The tour was given in spanish and i'm not sure if its always the case so worth asking but even if you can't speak the language the experience itself is very worthwhile. You get see and feed many animals int the park, which is semi enclosed for which they give great reasoning as to why it must be that way. My favourite part where the manaties (which you feed) and the tapir. Its an incredibly tactile experience and exhilarting to see many wild nocturnal animales in such an organic way. They also highlight the plight of many of these native endangered species. Another great part of this project is that have helped reintroduce the native macaw population which had become extinct and are using modern technologies alongside ancient practises to help in this great conservation project. Great work and a really great experience!
  • Awesome place. You will feel like watching animals in their natural background. The project isinspiring and stuff is so kind
  • Wonderful place! Staff is kind and approachable and the stories behind each rescued animal heartbreaking and inspiring. Must visit!!

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