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Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours

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Monkey River | Near Omar's, Placencia, Belize
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Incredible Tour with Jayson!

Don't hesitate to book with Barebones Tours! We booked the Monkey River Tour and were extremely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MontanaBeachBum
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Billings, Montana
Great experience!!

We were searching for a last minute excursion for the Monkey River and had given up hope, and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CherylJax
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Oakland, Michigan
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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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Monkey River | Near Omar's, Placencia, Belize

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't hesitate to book with Barebones Tours! We booked the Monkey River Tour and were extremely thrilled with our decision! Jayson was professional and educated us about his home and animals, which were abundant! We viewed Howler Monkeys, many species of birds, saw multiple crocodiles,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were searching for a last minute excursion for the Monkey River and had given up hope, and then Craig emailed us back saying that they could fit us in. Alex was our guide, and did a fabulous job!! He was very knowledgeable, and showed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with Percy and had a great time. Just as everyone else has high marks on Percy, we do as well. He like to laugh and joke. He is very knowledgable about this area and good at pointing out the birds, crocodiles, and monkeys that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time! My partner and I were NCL passengers, docking at Harvest Caye. We took a ferry over to Placencia. Jayson, our tour guide, met us there and took us out on his boat to do some snorkeling. He was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our third visit to Placencia and each time we just have to spend a day with Percy Gordon. New experiences every time, energy, knowledge, humor, and you can tell he really does love his work and his clients. He treats you like family....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can not say enough about finally making it to Monkey River. The wildlife was the best.The bamboo part of the jungle was magical. And of course the Howler Monkeys, the coolest! Percy, well he is just the best, and the lunch at his sisters house...More

Thank Nancy V
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This tour is amazing. Percy is more than your guide, He makes you feel like family. You will do and see things you will remember for a lifetime. Other companies and tours promise you a great tour. THIS NOT A TOUR, THIS IS AN experience...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

We and our two teen daughters went out with Percy this past week...and what an experience we had! The boat ride on the river was beautiful and the ride back in the ocean waters we saw a manatee and got some great GoPro video of...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

As I was looking to book a tour online I went back and forth over whether a Barebones trip was worth the premium price over the other tour operators in Placencia. In short, it is! Percy is an extremely knowledgeable guide with an infectious love...More

Thank Amadou D
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Since Percy has been on TV and written up in Esquire magazine we decided that even though he cost more than the other tours, we felt he was worth it and HE WAS! He made sure we saw everything possible - large and small alligators,...More

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64Beaches64
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Response from Craig P | Property representative |
HELLO 64 BEACHES THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING US AT BAREBONES TOURS !!!! We dont offer a Platinum upgrade but Percy's PERSONAL ADVENTURE is Platinum for Barebones. Please let us know if you would like to book an ADVENTURE... More
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