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Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours

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Monkey River | Near Omar's, Placencia, Belize
+501 677-9303
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Pricey but worth every penny

As I was looking to book a tour online I went back and forth over whether a Barebones trip was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amadou D
Amazing tour

Since Percy has been on TV and written up in Esquire magazine we decided that even though he cost... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank lovethecaribbean23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going to go to the monkey river, go with Percy, truly the king of the howlers. We visited Percy's village, where he grew up, and his stomping grounds, the river and the jungle and were amazed by what we could see through...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Percy is a wonderful character ... a great storyteller, extremely knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna, friendly and fun. We saw all manner of plant and animal life, including a crocodile, lots of exotic birds, howler monkeys, manatees and even a boa constrictor at...More

Thank SRSterling
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Percy was fun and very knowledgeable about the mangroves, rivers, and jungle in Belize. He pointed out the howler monkeys in the jungle, showed us how to eat termites (seriously!) and gave us a great history and culture lesson of the area that he grew...More

Thank jmdaws
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did an awesome monkey River tour with Alex from Barebones; it was a lot of fun, Alex is an awesome guide and they did the tour spontaneously on our request! Thanks for the great experience!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent the entire day yesterday in Red Bank Village with the outstanding birding guide, Christian Bech. His knowledge is incredible. What a delightful day. Yes we did see Macaws. Certainly highly recommend Christian to anyone wishing to bird Belize.

1  Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We spent a very nice day with Percy. Trip includes a boat tour of the mangroves and river, and a hike along a jungle trail. We did not catch or hold any crocodiles like in the pictures, but saw quite a few of them, along...More

2  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Read the very consistent reviews below. Percy's great. He's fun, with positively encyclopedic knowledge of the area and its human, plant, bird and animal life. Monkey River would be interesting to visit with any guide but I'd highly recommend Percy. He made for a really...More

Thank greenbird1
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Our family of 5 (w 2 teenagers and an 11yr old) took on the monkey river tour w/Percy and had a outstanding time! Our family got an education on jungle life from trees, to plants, to animals (howler monkeys, manatees, iguanas, etc). It is a...More

Thank Dawn B
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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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