Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Jungle and Rainforest Adventures
Main Activity
Wildlife Watching
Departs From
Start Point
Intensity Level
/ Person
Trusted Provider
Avg. Response:
3 hours
About Listing
Belize Gold Standard Certified -


Monkey River Tour

The Monkey River is a well-named watercourse in Belize’s southeastern Toledo District that has its outlet in the Caribbean Sea. 

The Monkey River tour begins in Monkey River Town, a coastal village located just a short distance from the Placencia Village. From there, participants will board a boat and head upstream to explore one of the most pristine and untouched areas of the country, home to mangrove swamps and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife.

During the journey, an experienced tour guide will provide information about the wide variety of different plants, birds, and animals in the area, including giant iguanas, toucans, manatees, crocodiles, and different plants used for medicinal purposes by the locals.

Once deep into the heart of the jungle, the boat will dock on the banks. Participants will enjoy a light hike through the foliage, learning more about the plants and animals until they reach an area inhabited by black howler monkeys. These animals are renowned for having one of the loudest calls in the animal kingdom, able to be heard more than four miles away.

Although black howler monkeys flourish in this part of Belize, their numbers are dwindling elsewhere in Central America, making this region an important conservation area for these unique animals. Black howler monkeys live in troops of around a dozen individuals dominated by an alpha male.

Despite their name, only the adult males are black in color. Juveniles of both genders and adult females have a whitish-golden fur color with red highlights. Black howler monkeys are vegetarian, consuming a diet of mostly leaves but also some fruit. They have prehensile tails that act as extra arms, helping them maintain a secure grip high up in the jungle canopy.

Black howler monkeys sleep or rest for up to 70% of the day. Because of the way their tails work with their arms and legs, walking on the ground is difficult for black howler monkeys. Normally, they spend their entire lives in the trees but do occasionally come down to the banks of the river to drink water.

After returning to the boat, participants will have a chance to enjoy a refreshing swim in the river to cool off from the heat. On the trip back to Monkey River Town, the tour will pass by several small villages where locals participating in daily tasks and fishing can be observed. Upon returning to Monkey River Town, participants will enjoy a delicious meal prepared onsite by a local family.
Suitable for:
Recommended Age Range:
Under 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • Transportation to and from hotel/airport
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Camera
  • Walking Shoes
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
2 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Tours departing from Placencia. The tour leaves at 8:00 A.M. and returns at 2:00 P.M.
Tours departing from Hopkins and Dangriga. The tour leaves at 6:45 A.M. and returns at 2:00 P.M.
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Transportation is provided to and from hotel/airport.
Start Time
Daily8:00 AM6
Daily6:45 AM7
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Account Type:
Tour Operator
Gold Certified:
Service Types:
Tours | Activities, Shuttles
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 45 days before will be refunded 25% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
It is HIGHLY recommended that all clients purchase “trip cancellation insurance” in order to cover a possible cancellation
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