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Monkey River Tour (with transportation from Hopkins)
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Monkey River Tour (with transportation from Hopkins)

By Untame Belize Tours & Transfers
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Ages 9-90, max of 10 per group
Duration: 7–8 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Towels


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Sittee River Marina
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75946P19

        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75946P19

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        Mitzie B
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        Jul 2022 • Couples
        Our tour guide actually lives on the Monkey River. We were driven from Hopkins to Placencia to catch the tour boat. We saw many birds, crocodile, turtle and we left the boat for a short jungle walk. There we saw small red crab, fungi, blue crab, a large spider and Howler Monkeys. This jungle is teeming with life! We had a wonderful lunch in the guides village. When we left the village we went on to an area off the edge of a largish island to watch for manatee which we did see. They barely come to the surface and do a roll to gulp air and dive again. A delight day in the jungle and along the ins and outs of the many islands off the southern tip of Belize! Thank you Getting to Know Belize Adventures and their knowledgeable guides!!!
        Written August 15, 2022
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        Thank you for choosing Untame Belize Tours and Transfers for your Belize Vacation. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay in Belize and that you were pleased with your experiences, shuttle services and our tour guides. So grateful we had the opportunity to showcase Belize to you.
        Written August 15, 2022
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        2Tigerlady
        Hopkins, Belize101 contributions
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        We had an awesome tour guide? Very knowledgeable and shared his history of growing up there. We saw huge iguanas, lots of birds, 1 alligator and some howler monkeys.
        The walk in the jungle was muddy, don’t wear flip flops or nice shoes. Tip your guide well and buy souvenirs. These folks live poorly and depend on our generosity.
        Written January 15, 2023
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        Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to host you during this amazing monkey river tour. We are glad to hear that our professional and knowledgeable guides made the experience even better. Thank you for choosing Untame Belize Tours and Transfers
        Written January 18, 2023
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