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Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours

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Address: Monkey River, Placencia, Belize
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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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Percy is the man!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Avon, New York
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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 

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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!

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Placencia, Belize
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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 

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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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 

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a unique adventure with Percy, with details worked out through barebones tours. If you don't want to read on, I'll get to the bottom line and say that you will not be disappointed if you make sure you tour with Percy. To emphasize the point, as we were returning, we passed a boat and the guide... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We opted for the personal tour, so we could ask all the questions we wanted, and spend the day seeing what we were most interested in- birds. Percy told us right away that he's not a birder, yet he knew EVERYTHING there is to possibly know about all of the birds in the area! It was amazing the extent of... More 

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