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Monkey River Eco Tours

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Placencia, Belize
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About Monkey River Eco Tours
Monkey River Eco Tours, is one of the oldest and most reliable tour company of Monkey River Village. We go a extra mile to make sure that our guests are satisfied at the end of the day.
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belrangodoucet wrote a review Mar 2020
Almonte, Canada113 contributions14 helpful votes
We booked this tour with our cruise line and it was well worth the $$. Elvis our guide and our captain went above and beyond in search of interesting wild life. Not you average backyard and they were excellent. They found Howler Monkeys, gators, lots of birds, turtles, bats, tarantulas, snakes, iguanas just to name a few. They made it interesting and fun. We stopped twice for different hikes we would do this again!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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S.L. wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a wonderful wildlife tour that was enhanced by our tour guide, Elvis, and also our boat captain. We saw monkeys, iguanas and even snakes! SUGGESTION- bring bug spray!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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angerman46307 wrote a review Mar 2020
Crown Point, Indiana29 contributions15 helpful votes
Other than the tour guides on this tour, the excursion was a complete waste of my wife and my time and the $198.00 we paid to go on this tour. If you are going to sail on the NCL Getaway and are looking for a cruise excursion when you are in Belize - DON'T TAKE THE MONKEY RIVER ECO TOUR. Other than having the tour guide explain how their ancestors used various plants, trees and tree bark for medicinal purposes you'll be bored stiff. And, you'll have the pleasure of your boat captain stopping at the village he lives in to give you a restroom break and a chance to buy $35.00 trinkets made in China. Did I mention the bathroom isn't free either. Just to give you a good picture, the bathroom had a crescent moon over the door and it was a one-holer. Don't expect animals, you won't see any. If you have kids with you, don't take this tour. Your kids will hate you for the rest of their lives. We just finished our 15th cruise in history and this is, BY FAR, the worst excursion we have every been on. NCL, you should be proud. Drop this excursion from your offerings. This review should be zero circles; but I couldn't get that to work.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BKinIthacaNY wrote a review Mar 2020
Ithaca, New York, United States56 contributions28 helpful votes
Akeem Williams, Cultural Experience Belize, picked us up at the lagoon side dock at Umaya where we were staying, avoiding us having to spend any time driving on roads. We boated over to Monkey River and saw crocodiles, iguanas, ibis, herons, egrets, Montezuma oropendola, and a band of male howler monkeys making the loudest noises ever! Truly amazing. Afterwards, we stopped in Monkey River village for a traditional lunch -- very tasty. Throughout, Akeem shared local history, culture, and traditions with us. Highly recommended. A great time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Sandra V wrote a review Feb 2020
Ontario, Oregon42 contributions10 helpful votes
We went out with our guide Terry who lives in the village of monkey river, and he was so fun and knowledgeable. My husband and I are wildlife biologists and he knew and taught us all the names of the birds we saw. He had an eagle eye and even managed to find a boa constrictor deep in the trees. He made sure we saw howler monkeys and manatees as well. He went above and beyond our expectations. We had a delicious traditional meal in his village and he talked about how they did things when he was growing up. He was such a pleasure to spend the day with. HIGHLY recommend this tour. One note: DEFINITELY bring bug spray and long sleeves for the short hike in the jungle it is swarming with mosquitoes
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Date of experience: February 2020
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