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Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours

Monkey River, Placencia, Belize
501-677-9303
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Ranked #5 of 35 activities in Placencia
Type: Tours
Owner description: Barebones Tours offers a variety of tours, specializing in custom tours around Monkey River. You can immerse yourself in the experience all day,... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Lafayette, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the Monkey River Tour with Percy Gordon, and it was everything we had hoped it would be! Percy picked our group of 9 up in his boat, and off we went for a day packed with howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, birds, jungle medicines, great food from Percy's sister and niece, and manatees. Percy is an amazing person and... More

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Montana
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We did not book through Barebones Tours but called Percy directly to arrange our tour of the Monkey River based on a recommendation of the woman whose house we rented so this review is about Percy Gordon, not Barebones Tours but this is the closest match that would come up in your system. We were very glad that we followed... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The eight of us met Percy at 8:30 am in Placencia. He was the perfect guide! Percy was very thoughtful and skilled in individualizing all aspects of the tour. His knowledge of the medicinal properties of jungle plants, the animals in the jungle and in the river, his love of his work and his country, and his eagerness to present... More

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Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Our group of 8 had a great day on the Monkey River with Percy - the King of the Howlers! Being a native, he is brimming with knowledge of the entire area - plants, trees, birds, fish, the river, Monkey River Village, oh yeah, & HOWLER MONKEYS - what an interesting guy! Percy was very entertaining & we thoroughly enjoyed... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We took the monkey river tour with Percy, the King of the Howlers, and it was an experience! Percy is extremely knowledgable and a pleasure to meet. He showed us his village and drove us up Monkey River to see a variety of wild life. Percy has an uncanny ability to spot wildlife and we were able to see some... More

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dallas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Percy took three generations of my family on this trip, and we all had a great time. It really felt like we were touring his backyard (which I guess we were, since he grew up there). We saw great wildlife and learned lots about the area. Great day and the local food was a real treat.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The Monkey River Tour we took with Percy was outstanding. He is such a character! Very entertaining and so knowledgable. He showed us trees to use as glue, disinfectant, sunburn relief, and a host of other plants that could be used to cure whatever ails you. He was so great at calling the howler monkeys! He'd call to them and... More

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Percy was one of the best guides I have ever had. Very attentive, courteous, and extremely knowledgable. If I was ever stranded in the jungle, I would hope he would be there to keep me alive. Had a great day from when we were picked up on the dock, to the ride home. He was also very understanding, and patient... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Monkey River Tour from Barebones was very good. What made it great was the tour guide; Percy. He come from the Monkey River village and has back of the had knowledge of the entire area and creates. Would recommend the tour; make sure to ask for Percy!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

One of the highlights of our 3 months in Belize. The tour was conducted by Percy "Rambo / King of the Howlers". Rambo was an knowledgeable and very entertaining guide. He was born and raised in Monkey River Village and knew everything about the river and jungle that was his turf. It was a great deal of fun to see... More

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