Step into the small village of Monkey River where we will enjoy a boat safari into the heart of Belize’s pristine nature. Enjoy a full day in this incredible tour, getting to see some of Belize’s amazing flora and fauna, and also getting to spend time with the locals of the Monkey River village, with whom you’ll be sharing their unique and really tasty home-cooked meal.
Duration: 6-7 hours
Start Location: Placencia (8:00 am pickup) or Hopkins or Dangriga (6:45 am pickup)
End Location: Placencia (14:00 pm drop off) or Hopkins or Dangriga (15:00 pm drop off)
Availability: Year Round
The small village is located right where the Monkey River meets the Caribbean Sea, and here we can see a bunch of wooden homes and a dock. That’s where our adventure begins. As we head upstream, our guide will be pointing out all the interesting animals and plants that we will see along the way. Our guide will also teach you about the history of the region, as we occasionally see locals carrying on with their traditional occupations, such as fishing.
We will be stopping from time to time, so you can explore and experience this untouched jungle and mangrove forest that will accompany us through the lines of the river. As we go, our guide will teach us and show us the traditional plants used for medicinal properties in the village and he will also help you spot wildlife like toucans, herons, giant iguanas, tapirs, tarantulas, and monkeys in their natural habitats.
Once we get back to the Monkey River village, there will be an amazing home cooked meal waiting for us at one of the locally-owned and operated restaurants in the village. If we are lucky and the weather is nice, we can go for a quick and refreshing dip in the river before heading back to your departure point.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.