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Monkey River Tour

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Address: Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number:
(501)533-3029
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Monkey River Eco Tours work hard in educating you and at the same time...

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.

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Monkey River Tour- Alrine

Great guide-Alrine grew up in Monkey River Village, so knows it well. His tour included information on flora and fauna, about which he was very knowledgeable. On the jungle walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
MEAinNH7
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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Bedford, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great guide-Alrine grew up in Monkey River Village, so knows it well. His tour included information on flora and fauna, about which he was very knowledgeable. On the jungle walk, he showed us the howler monkeys and told us about their behavior. He pointed out jaguar tracks. On the way back to our resort (Green Parrot) , he took us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to try a different tour this year with my parents. At the recommendation of Mark from CayeQuest Tours, we were set up with Evar from Monkey River Village. He picked us up at the docks in Placencia and away we went. The clouds opened up and drenched us all immediately. After placing our lunch order in the village... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bird viewing. We saw Howler monkeys but I did not care for the way guides harassed the monkeys by yelling and banging on the trees. Have lunch in Monkey River Village -- support the locals.

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Brighton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We loved this tour. We seen many types of birds, crocodile, manatees and of course the howler monkeys. We had lunch in the village as part of the tour and the food was delicious.

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Thank Teresa J
Homewood, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We signed up for this not knowing what to expect...Such a great surprise! The tour of the river was fascinating. Our guide grew up in Monkey River and was very knowledgeable about the local birds and trees. It was amazing to be guided through the rainforest by a true local! After the river ride and hike through the rain forest... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to have Percy as a guide. We saw SO much wildlife, and tour of the jungle, and communicating with the monkeys was awesome, not to mention eating the mint flavored termites, and bringing home tree bark, and medicinal plant remedies. A must tour!!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had no interest in SCUBA or snorkeling which my family planned to do, so I booked a different adventure. I went with a guide and four people I did not know but I had a fantastic day. We saw a 6-foot long crocodile in the water and another sunning on a tree. We hiked in a bamboo forest and... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The tour guide was amazing, so informative. It was a where's Waldo experience finding the birds, alligators, iguana's, and monkeys. We loved the experience even though there was lots of mud due to much rain. The monkeys were quite loud and we loved watching them move locations swinging from tree to tree. I'm not usually a flora and fauna person,... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were disappointed to learn that our intended guide, Percy, "the best of the jungle" was not available for our visit as scheduled three months in advance. We, instead had two of his brothers as our guides. They were quite good, but it is my understanding that Percy is, without question, the best. There were a couple of things that... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had booked the tour with Monkey River Eco Tours. Alfonso loaded us and another customer in his boat shortly after 8am at the M&M gas station in Placencia and then navigated his boat to a hotel 15min away where he picked up another family. Then we were on our way to the Monkey River. The first stop was his... More 

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Alfonso Ralph Z, General Manager at Monkey River Tour, responded to this review

It has been a week of extra odinary weather through out the country, which gives us some flooding on the river, with rainy condition. Please note that nature dose not always give us what we would like, but what is presented at the time, and we must appreciate that. More 

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