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Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch

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    What to Expect
    Upriver, your licenced tour guide will lead you into the rainforest in search of howler monkeys which communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time... you have to experience it!  Your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used for medicine by local bush doctors. As you hike through the jungle further from the river you may spot gibnuts also known as the royal rats, deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis.  Before heading out on a manantee watch and back to Placencia, we stop at Miss Alice's restaurant, where you buy a genuine Kriol lunch.
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    Departure Point
    Splash Dive Centre, 2287 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia 00000, Placencia, Belize

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Pick Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village.
    • Transport
    • Tour.
    • Tour Guide.
    • Park Fees.
    Exclusions
    • Lunch.
    • Alcoholic drinks.
    • Drinks.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infant meals not included.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    Long trip to hear Howler Monkeys and little else. Restaurant excellent at Monkey River Village. Really don't care which plants good for treatment of different ailments because I am rarely in Belize. I would not spend the money.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MandMBryant
    SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Hi and thank you for your review, although I find it to be very surprising! We have never had a guest who did not enjoy the Monkey River and Manatee Watch Tour. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your genuine Belize lunch in Monkey...More

    Reviewed 11 June 2019

    Had an amazing time touring the Monkey River. Our guide was born and raised in the village and was able to point out his childhood home. He went out of the way to make sure we saw every animal on the tour. Even took the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2019

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and for a great review. All of our guides are licensed Belize Tour Guides and really know the real Belize! Evar is no exception and the little family restaurant in Monkey River Village is...More

    Reviewed 6 May 2019

    What a day with Percy Gordon, the King of the Howlers! Percy is so knowledgeable about everything in his environment. He introduced us to manatees, numerous species of birds, crocodiles, tons of plants and of course Black Howler monkeys. But the best part was Percy....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
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    Ralph C, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

    Thank you for a great review. Monkey River is a great trip to see lots of wildlife and learn about the jungle and Percy, like all of our guides, does a great job. He clearly achieved the Splash Mission on this tour: SPLASH WANTS TO...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2019

    I ended up getting a private tour of the Monkey River and Manatee watch because no one else showed up, and it was amazing. The guide is excellent at navigating his boat in and out of places, and he was extremely knowledgeable. He knew every...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
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    Ralph C, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

    Thank you for a great review and for taking time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Monkey River is one of the best tours to spot wildlife. Lunch at the restaurant in Monkey River Village is a great place to check out authentic Belizean...More

    Reviewed 7 April 2019

    Our tour was arranged by Leo of the Green Parrot. The key to our wonderful experience was that the two of us were toured by Evar, an unbelievable guide. He grew up at Monkey River Village and has an unparalleled experience - he, with family...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Ralph C, Co-Owner at Splash Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

    Thank you for a great review! Evar is a walking encyclopedia and loves to share his knowledge. Usually when we see dolphins it is on the trip to the cayes or barrier reef. We look for manatees on the way back from Monkey River. You...More

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    Response from MandMBryant | Reviewed this property |
    I don't think I'd recommend that. The hike through the jungle is an integral part of the Monkey River Tour. Depending on your departure point you have a 30-40 minute boat ride to reach Monkey River, Then you travel up... More
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    26 June 2019|
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    Response from MandMBryant | Reviewed this property |
    I would not take a 3 year old. 30-40 minute boat ride to Monkey River from Placencia. Small craft. Crowded. Ride can be rough. Not comfy. The destination is a very small village at the mouth of a river. Why take a... More
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