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Address: Monkey River, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: 501-677-9303
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Description: Barebones Tours offers a variety of tours, specializing in custom tours...
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 Tour Experience

We went with Percy on the Monkey River Tour. It was one of our favorite things about our trip to Belize. Percy is very knowledgeable about all the plants, trees and animals. He... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went with Percy on the Monkey River Tour. It was one of our favorite things about our trip to Belize. Percy is very knowledgeable about all the plants, trees and animals. He has a great sense of humor and made the trip a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I am recently returning from my second trip to Belize, and wouldn't dream of every coming to Belize without doing a tour with Percy. My first trip we went on the Monkey River Tour and snorkeling. This trip we went out to the keys to snorkel. Percy is such a warm and knowledgably person. When you are with him on... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just did a night tour of Monkey River on a whim. Some of the most fun I've had here in Placencia. It was so neat to see the different wildlife in the jungle at night and to be able to see all the little eyes staring back at us through the leaves. The jungle is a different place at night!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We did the Monkey River tour because my wife had turned her ankle a few days earlier. It was a blessing in disguise. From the second we met Percy, we knew it was going to be a good day. He had us laughing from the time he picked us up at our dock to the time he dropped us off.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

First off, I want to say that the tour is a once in a lifetime treat. Another family member and myself boarded the small boat not knowing what to expect. Percy was about 20 minutes late, but we were on island time, so it didn't matter. If you're a stickler for promptness, there's a heads up. We picked up four... More 

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Alfonso Ralph Z, General Manager at Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours, responded to this review

Please note that we urge, that you make direct contact with us Monkey River Eco Tours, to avoid these horrible experience. I will like to inform you that Percy doesn't, work for our Company, and has never work with us. He has his own operation, I am glad that you did remember the name of that guide, but we are... More 

chichullo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Percy picked us up at our dock. A very nice ride down the coastline and then up Monkey River. My husband is a birdwatcher and loved talking with Percy as he pointed out many species of birds. He never lrushed us if we wanted to view a little longer. After a very enjoyable trip up river, we exited the boat... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We just got back from our vacation in Belize where we stayed in Placencia. We took the Monkey River tour with Percy. Hands down one of the best tours I have been on. With Percy the tour doesn't feel "commercialized". He is a great story teller and really took the time to introduce us to the many birds, spiders, bats,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Percy knows his wildlife. I'm a birdwatcher, and he knew where to find them, including exactly where a certain heron would be hiding. He talks about the plants and the animals, he works to entertain, plus he has a great eye for spotting manatees in murky water and seeing exactly where they are going to surface! This was overall a... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had a great time on the tour with Percy. I've been on a few of these kinds of tours, and I really appreciated the connection he makes to the place, his family, etc. He also spent plenty of time making sure we saw what we wanted--it was especially exciting to see some manatees on our ride back to Placencia!... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife and I were lucky enough to spend the day on the Monkey River with Percy as our guide. He picked us up in the morning and off we went. From the beginning of our tour to the very end, Percy educated us on the jungle, the river, and it's many inhabitants. We rode the water for about an... More 

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Address: Monkey River, Placencia, Belize
Phone Number: 501-677-9303
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Stann Creek  >  Placencia

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