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Monkey River Tour

#3 of 38 Outdoor Activities in Placencia Features Animals
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize
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Monkey river tour

The is a boat tour that takes into the Belizian jungle. We did not see any crocodiles that day but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Catawba, South Carolina
Ralph was the best.

Ralph knows his stuff for sure. The boat was comfortable, the views beautiful. We saw exotic birds... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Graham, Kentucky
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The is a boat tour that takes into the Belizian jungle. We did not see any crocodiles that day but we did see a lot of howler monkeys and a few birds. I believe that lunch was the highlight of the tour, the lady prepared...More

Thank TinsleySC
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ralph knows his stuff for sure. The boat was comfortable, the views beautiful. We saw exotic birds, monkeys, many amazing plants, and manatees.

Thank ashatay100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fun and interesting half day trip, a must-do! Tour Guide knowledgeable and it's like he had a sixth sense when to see certain birds/flora and would stop to educate. We learned about the mangrove yellow flower that when pollenated turns red (really pretty flower),...More

1  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw monkeys, bats, birds, manatees , butterflies , jungle plants and more!.... It's important to have a wonderful guide to point it all out to you

Thank Dori C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The monkey river tour is very interesting. You'll discover the wildlife from a boat and you'll do some easy walking in the jungle. You'll see amazing animals (birds, crocodiles, monkeys, manatees, iguanas and many more) and plants and learn a lot about them. The highlight...More

1  Thank Pascal D
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We booked our Monkey River trip with Monkey River Eco Tours(instead of our hotel) and it saved us a couple of hundred dollars. We had a rental car, so were able to drive to M/M hardware store to meet the boat and our guide. We...More

Thank Skibeachfun
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Ralph was an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide and spent two whole days with our family of 6. We did Blue Cave and Nim Li Punit and Monkey River and enjoyed two of the best authentic Belizean meals at Colemans and at Ralph's House in Monkey...More

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Had an amazing time exploring Monkey River. We booked through Chabil Mar, so we are not exactly sure where our guide was from but his name was Alex but he was excellent. The hike was very mild, definitely be sure to wear bug spray, we...More

Thank Mille567
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed Ralph and his tour. We saw a lot of great animals birds-toucans parrots, howler monkeys, and ended the day with a manatee swimming next to our boat. His wife served us the most delicious lunch of chicken, rice, potato salad and plantains...More

Thank Beenaroundtheworld2
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We did a tour of Monkey River yesterday with guide Percy of Barebones tours in Placencia. He has personality galore. Full of jokes, charm, plus a huge amount of knowledge about Monkey River. He grew up there and learned about the jungle from his grandmother...More

Thank Elaine H
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Sharron H | Reviewed this property |
My tour cost $70 because I was a late addition to another tour. The operator we planned to use did not have another person to join me. I paid for my own lunch at a small restaurant en route to the tour, most likely because... More
How may can they accommodate in 1 boat (we have 11 teens and adults) Also how far and difficult is the jungle walk part!!
10 October 2016|
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Rudy G
Hi tripadvisors, I am looking at the Monkey River tour from Placencia and the Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve tour from Ambergris Caye. What do you think, are the tours different enough so that it make sense to do both or would you think one is enough? If so, which tour would you choose? Please let me know what you think.
5 October 2016|
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