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Monkey River Tour

#3 of 39 Outdoor Activities in Placencia Features Animals
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize
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Monkey River Tour- a highlight of our Belize trip

We loved everything about this trip- the boat ride to the river was beautiful, going upriver with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carol L
Alamo, California
A great tour of Monkey River

We all thought this was a great tour. The best part was the 45 minute hike where we saw and HEARD... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilbert R
Phoenix, United States
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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 good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Monkey River Village, Placencia, Belize

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Reviewed 6 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MCAce007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank TinsleySC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ralph knows his stuff for sure. The boat was comfortable, the views beautiful. We saw exotic birds, monkeys, many amazing plants, and manatees.

Thank ashatay100
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A fun and interesting half day trip, a must-do! Tour Guide knowledgeable and it's like he had a sixth sense when to see certain birds/flora and would stop to educate. We learned about the mangrove yellow flower that when pollenated turns red (really pretty flower),...More

1  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We saw monkeys, bats, birds, manatees , butterflies , jungle plants and more!.... It's important to have a wonderful guide to point it all out to you

Thank Dori C
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The monkey river tour is very interesting. You'll discover the wildlife from a boat and you'll do some easy walking in the jungle. You'll see amazing animals (birds, crocodiles, monkeys, manatees, iguanas and many more) and plants and learn a lot about them. The highlight...More

1  Thank Pascal D
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We booked our Monkey River trip with Monkey River Eco Tours(instead of our hotel) and it saved us a couple of hundred dollars. We had a rental car, so were able to drive to M/M hardware store to meet the boat and our guide. We...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