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Monkey River Tour

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Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize
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Laid back river cruise with so much to see

Eloy, a native of Monkey River, was our guide. We were staying in Placencia and he traveled an hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallahassee, Florida
Alfonso (Ralph) is the best!

We were a group of 9 who toured with Alfonso for 2 days. We did the Monkey River tour and Manatee... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
California, USA
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Monkey River Eco Tours work hard in educating you and at the same time offer the tour of a lifetime. Nature Trails, Manatee watching, Bird watching are just a few of the tours offered. The major attraction to the part of Belize is the Howler Monkey and the River, hence the name Monkey River.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eloy, a native of Monkey River, was our guide. We were staying in Placencia and he traveled an hour to come pick us up, take us back to Monkey River and drop us off again in Placencia. He is very knowledgeable, a very smart man...More

Thank stephnerose
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were a group of 9 who toured with Alfonso for 2 days. We did the Monkey River tour and Manatee watching the first day and visited Hatchet Caye and Silk Caye along with snorkeling the following day. Alfonso is great. He's from the Monkey...More

Thank ugooli
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the tour today, it was a great experience. Derwin was our guide and he did a fantastic job of educating us the whole trip. We were able to see Howler monkeys, all sorts of birds and iguanas, crocodiles and even some manatees....More

Thank bagelboy66
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We enjoyed our Monkey River tour. This is a pretty chill trip with lots of interesting info on the flora and fauna in the area. It was nice to do a short jungle hike. Be sure to wear light colored clothing, it really helped a...More

Thank mwilliams505
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We stayed at Chabil Mar and they booked the Monkey River Tour for us with Percy, he's amazing! A private tour for me, my husband, and our 11 and 7 yo kids. We learned so much about his home in Monkey River Village, about Belize,...More

Thank wildcat22
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have done this excursion on more than one occasion as the flora and fauna change with the seasons. The tour starts around 0900 am and goes until about 2 pm. It starts with your boat pickup from tour hotel in Placencia where you will...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Seeing probably a dozen howler monkeys and hearing more, including a mama and her little baby boy was such a treat. Cranes, spiders, crocodiles, iguanas - we saw it all. Our lunch was wonderful and on the way back seeing 6-7 manatees including another mama...More

Thank Zonadl
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My 18 year old daughter and I did the Monkey River With Percy... he was the best! A must do:) We saw crocodile, bats, black Howler monkeys, had a homemade lunch with Percy's sister and saw Manatee on the boat trip back.. I'm so glad...More

Thank MoniqueRana
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had Jeremy as our tour guide and he was such a wealth of information! He knows so much about living on the river and in rain forest. We were so lucky that on our way to the Monkey River we saw two manatees in...More

1  Thank Noelle S
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We loved everything about this trip- the boat ride to the river was beautiful, going upriver with Ralph siting lots of birds and the best part to us- the jungle hike. On a private piece of land with easy trails to walk. Ralph pointed our...More

Thank Carol L
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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