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Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours

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Address: Monkey River, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 677-9303

Barebones Tours offers a variety of tours, specializing in custom tours...

Barebones Tours offers a variety of tours, specializing in custom tours around Monkey River. You can immerse yourself in the experience all day, half-day, or book multiple day tours customized to your interests - from jungle and river tours to see Howler monkeys and crocodiles to night tours, survival tours, medicinal tours, plus snorkeling and fishing trips and more. Percy Gordon, known as "King of the Howlers," is our most requested tour guide, and talks with the monkeys - you have to hear it to believe it! I am a resident of Monkey River, Belize since September 2011. I have been coming to Monkey River for 8 years and would like to share my knowledge with everyone to make their Belize vacation the best it could be. ~Craig Pearlman, President of Barebones Tours

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Worth the extra money

We had this tour with Percy recommended to us from a person who had just gone. It cost more than most of the other Monkey River Tours but is well worth it for the quality and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had this tour with Percy recommended to us from a person who had just gone. It cost more than most of the other Monkey River Tours but is well worth it for the quality and personality of the guide Percy. Delicious lunch served at his sister's house in Money River Town. We recommended to others after this tour.

Thank potatofish
Ronkonkoma, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend taking the Monkey River boat and jungle tour...we are not fans of tour groups at all, but have to say, our guide Percy aka, Rambo, was awesome. Craig at Barebones was accommodating and easy to get a hold of to make our reservations with short notice; Percy picked us up at the dock exactly on time, and off... More 

Thank Greg747LI
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We booked a tour with Craig through Barebones for a trip up the Monkey River with Percy. What a treat. My aunt called him the real life Tarzan. We were picked up at our hotel and had a nice boat ride to the Monkey River. He gave us some eco and history lessons on the way. Then he showed us... More 

Thank KDG G
Metro Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We woke up to a wet day and worried our tour with Percy was going to get cancelled but in between the showers, we were picked up at the dock across from the Chabil Mar resort. We sped through the mangroves and arrived at Monkey River with overcast skies. Percy has an amazing ability to spot animals that the rest... More 

Thank Ynspire
Avon, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had an amazing day with Percy on the Monkey River tour. He has a wonderful sense of humor and you can't help but get caught up in his energy. He showed us so many different things,,, crocodiles, many different types of birds and lizards. How he communicates with the Howler Monkeys is amazing. Percy is very knowledgeable and very... More 

Thank tzbaldwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a great day with Percy visiting Monkey River. He is very knowledgeable and quite entertaining. We saw so many different animals, birds, reptiles, etc. and learned so much with him. I would highly recommend booking him for a tour. Easy to set up and one of the best tours we have ever been on!

Thank l0veplaya
Placencia, Belize
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Percy and Craig made this tour really one to remember! The best tour by far that I have been on. It is clear that Percy (aka king of the howlers) knows the area so well. He was kind enough to point out all the different wildlife and plants. We saw everything from crocodiles to howler monkeys to turtles and quite... More 

Thank josephprafferty
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

My wife and I went on Monkey River Tour with Percy and we had a great time. We say howler monkeys, crocodile, turtles, and tons of different birds. Percy was very entertaining and informative. Make sure you load up on bug spray before going in the jungle.

Thank csb209
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Percy was extraordinary at spotting all things, both wildlife and the nature surrounding it. His personality was so much fun and his knowledge was impressive. Watching the howler monkey family in the jungle was spectacular. Lunch at his sister’s house was scrumptious. We plan to go back to Placencia with friends and family, and will definitely be booking Percy’s Monkey... More 

Thank lisalescord
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Rambo is Number 1, this guy is the one you want. He gave a great tour of Monkey River, Jungle is his home, many interesting facts about jungle life, plants, survival and food. I strongly suggest his tour. Chip Green

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