Monkey River Tour and Manantee Watch

Cultural & Theme Tours in Placencia

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A half hour fun boat ride through the mangroves takes you to Monkey River village where you head upriver into pristine rain forest. Expect to see crocodiles, huge iguanas on tree branches sunning themselves, turtles, and many species of tropical birds. Upriver, your licensed guide will lead you into the rain forest in search of howler monkeys. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time...you just have to experience it! On this mellow hike, your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used as medicine by local bush doctors. As your hike through the jungle further from the river you may spot gibnuts (now known as royal rat since Queen Elizabeth dined on it), deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis. Buy a genuine Kriol lunch at Miss Alice’s restaurant in Monkey River before heading out on a manatee watch on the way back to Placencia.
Upriver, your licenced tour guide will lead you into the rainforest in search of howler monkeys which communicate with each other to declare their territory. Nothing you read could prepare you for the adventure of hearing these monkeys for the first time... you have to experience it!  Your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used for medicine by local bush doctors. As you hike through the jungle further from the river you may spot gibnuts also known as the royal rats, deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis.  Before heading out on a manantee watch and back to Placencia, we stop at Miss Alice's restaurant, where you buy a genuine Kriol lunch.

What’s included

  • Pick Up and Drop Off in Placencia Village.
  • Transport
  • Tour.
  • Tour Guide.
  • Park Fees.

What’s not included

  • Lunch.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Drinks.
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