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Monkey River Tour

#3 of 40 Outdoor Activities in Placencia Features Animals
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize
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loved the experience, thank you Percy!

We stayed at Chabil Mar and they booked the Monkey River Tour for us with Percy, he's amazing! A... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Olathe, Kansas
Try and get Percy, King of the Howler Monkeys as your guide.

I have done this excursion on more than one occasion as the flora and fauna change with the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anthony F
Ottawa, Canada
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed at Chabil Mar and they booked the Monkey River Tour for us with Percy, he's amazing! A private tour for me, my husband, and our 11 and 7 yo kids. We learned so much about his home in Monkey River Village, about Belize,...More

Thank wildcat22
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have done this excursion on more than one occasion as the flora and fauna change with the seasons. The tour starts around 0900 am and goes until about 2 pm. It starts with your boat pickup from tour hotel in Placencia where you will...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing probably a dozen howler monkeys and hearing more, including a mama and her little baby boy was such a treat. Cranes, spiders, crocodiles, iguanas - we saw it all. Our lunch was wonderful and on the way back seeing 6-7 manatees including another mama...More

Thank Zonadl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 18 year old daughter and I did the Monkey River With Percy... he was the best! A must do:) We saw crocodile, bats, black Howler monkeys, had a homemade lunch with Percy's sister and saw Manatee on the boat trip back.. I'm so glad...More

Thank MoniqueRana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Jeremy as our tour guide and he was such a wealth of information! He knows so much about living on the river and in rain forest. We were so lucky that on our way to the Monkey River we saw two manatees in...More

1  Thank Noelle S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved everything about this trip- the boat ride to the river was beautiful, going upriver with Ralph siting lots of birds and the best part to us- the jungle hike. On a private piece of land with easy trails to walk. Ralph pointed our...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We all thought this was a great tour. The best part was the 45 minute hike where we saw and HEARD the Howler Monkeys, all sorts of birds, spiders, lizards, snakes, and plants, both native and imported. After the tour we had a great lunch...More

Thank Gilbert R
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Many places in Placencia will set you up with a Monkey River Tour; however, I recommend you contact Monkey River Eco Tour to make sure you are going with Ralph. This tour is for people who are genuinely interested in learning about the flora, fauna,...More

2  Thank MCAce007
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We went on this tour thinking we would see alot of animals and birds. We were hugely disappointed. The trip was expensive for what we experienced. We saw maybe a few moneys, 2 iguanas and a few birds. And the ride was long too. We...More

Thank Asad A
Alfonso Ralph Z, General Manager at Monkey River Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Please note that there are a lot of Companies offering this tour, and it's been done differently from the way we Monkey River Eco Tours conduct this tour. So if you book your tour with another company, please find their page to post your experience....More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

The is a boat tour that takes into the Belizian jungle. We did not see any crocodiles that day but we did see a lot of howler monkeys and a few birds. I believe that lunch was the highlight of the tour, the lady prepared...More

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Response from Sharron H | Reviewed this property |
My tour cost $70 because I was a late addition to another tour. The operator we planned to use did not have another person to join me. I paid for my own lunch at a small restaurant en route to the tour, most likely because... More