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Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch

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    What to Expect
    Upriver, your licenced tour guide will lead you into the rainforest in search of howler monkeys which communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time... you have to experience it!  Your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used for medicine by local bush doctors. As you hike through the jungle further from the river you may spot gibnuts also known as the royal rats, deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis.  Before heading out on a manantee watch and back to Placencia, we stop at Miss Alice's restaurant, where you buy a genuine Kriol lunch.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Splash Dive Centre, 2287 Placencia Peninsula Road, Placencia 00000, Placencia, Belize

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Pick Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village.
    • Transport
    • Tour.
    • Tour Guide.
    • Park Fees.
    • Lunch.
    • Alcoholic drinks.
    • Drinks.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Infant meals not included.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We did this as an NCL tour and it was terrific. Saw lots of different birds along the river, as well as iguanas, crocodiles, Jesus Lizard. The hike into the jungle is quite short, about 20 mins or so but really worth it, saw howler monkeys, a huge tarantula 😱 and heard about
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    Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch
    Responded 6 days ago
    Thank you for sharing a great review of your experience with Splash Dive Center on Trip Advisor. Our Monkey River guides are from the village and really know their stuff and love to share their knowledge and to find the "good stuff"
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    Ask for Will! He is easily one of the best guides we have ever had, anywhere. He grew up in Monkey River Village and is passionate about the area and its flora & fauna. We saw howler monkeys, manatees, a crocodile, lots of birds & turtles & iguanas.
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    Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for a great review and at the same time becoming an ambassador for Belize. Our guides love to show the beauty and secrets of Belize with visitors so they can share their experiences when they get home. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor
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    Long trip to hear Howler Monkeys and little else. Restaurant excellent at Monkey River Village. Really don't care which plants good for treatment of different ailments because I am rarely in Belize. I would not spend the money.
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    Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch
    Responded 7 Aug 2019
    Hi and thank you for your review, although I find it to be very surprising! We have never had a guest who did not enjoy the Monkey River and Manatee Watch Tour. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your genuine Belize lunch in Monkey River Village. Most guests are very interested in the jungle medicine although we don't expect most of our guests to try these out!
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    Had an amazing time touring the Monkey River. Our guide was born and raised in the village and was able to point out his childhood home. He went out of the way to make sure we saw every animal on the tour. Even took the time to find bats in a tree so we could see them up
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    Response from SplashRalph, Co-Owner at Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch
    Responded 11 Jun 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience with Splash on Trip Advisor and for a great review. All of our guides are licensed Belize Tour Guides and really know the real Belize! Evar is no exception and the little family restaurant in Monkey River Village is genuine Belizean. Patty and I really appreciate you taking time to post on Trip Advisor.
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    What a day with Percy Gordon, the King of the Howlers! Percy is so knowledgeable about everything in his environment. He introduced us to manatees, numerous species of birds, crocodiles, tons of plants and of course Black Howler monkeys. But the best part was Percy. He's
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    Response from Ralph C, Co-Owner at Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch
    Responded 22 Jun 2019
    Thank you for a great review. Monkey River is a great trip to see lots of wildlife and learn about the jungle and Percy, like all of our guides, does a great job. He clearly achieved the Splash Mission on this tour: SPLASH WANTS TO TEACH THE WORLD ABOUT THE BEAUTY OF BELIZE AND TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THIS SPECIAL PLACE. WE URGE OUR GUESTS TO BECOME AMBASSADORS FOR BELIZE.
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    Key Details
    • Splash Dive Shop
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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