Private Monkey River Tour - Wildlife Sightseeing

Listing Type
Tour/Activity
Tour Type
Adventure
Cultural | Educational
Nature
Private
River Expedition
Safari
Departs From
Placencia
$
85
/ Person
Trusted Provider
  • Secure Online Payment
  • No Booking Fees
Placencia W
Response rate: 
66%
Response time:
1 hour
Location Information
Departure:
Placencia
About Listing
Features:
Avifauna
Caribbean Coast
Marine Life
Riverfront
River
Wildlife
Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights
  • Howler monkeys
  • Iguanas
  • Birding
  • Manatees
  • Possibility of seeing a crocodile
Description

Wildlife Sightseeing with Manatee Spotting

About 40 minutes south of Placencia is Monkey River Village a small village at the mouth of Monkey River, this place was once a thriving town where the banana trade was centered. Now still home to a small amount of families you will head out from Placencia with one of the guides from the village, along the way you will pass through some mangrove tunnels then you're there at the mouth of Monkey River, you will head up the river cruising slowly as the guides point out various animals and insects of interest.

There are many species of birds, minute bats, sunbathing iguanas, turtles and sometimes even crocodiles. eventually, you will stop at a trail, whichever one is the favorite of your guide. he will then lead you along the trail pointing out other items of interest while looking for the elusive howler monkey, these guys are small but loud, they can be heard from miles away, most times you get to see them. When done with the trail if the river level is suitable you will be able to take a swim then cruise back to the village for some locally prepared lunch.

After lunch indulges in a chat with friendly villagers or head on home. on the way, stop in at local habitat area and look out for the shy West Indian Manatee, these guys are very shy but often times you can get a good view of them. from there is back to your resort to relax the rest of the day
 
Suitable for:
Kids
Teens
Adults
Families
Groups
Couples
Seniors
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.
  • Local dish lunch
  • Water and juice
  • entrance fees
  • site guide
  • Short hike
  • River tour
  • Manatee watching
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • sunscreen, bug spray, swim wear, sturdy footwear
Rates
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
Capacity:
18 people
Minimum:
3 people
Minimum number of people.
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Per
Price
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Person
$
85
Special Instructions for Rates
Departures can still happen for 3 or less if you pay for 3
 
Activities
Sightseeing
Transportation
Is Transportation provided?:
Yes
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
boat ride for the tour
 
Availability
Schedule
Dates
Start Time
Duration
Daily8:00 AM5 hours
Provider
We specialize in small groups and private tours, while we are a young company we have many years of experience guiding in and around Placencia, service is our priority. Let us know ... morewhat's your pleasure and we will make it happen.

Conrad Villanueva Jr is the owner of this fine establishment, he is the son of a fisherman and early Placencia entrepreneur. Conrad Sr had grown up as a fisherman in Placencia, worked in many different aspects of the village and has always been a role model taking guys off the street and showing them the way of a fisherman. as time went by he decided it was not the life for his youngest son Conrad Jr. so he made sure Conrad Jr went to school but little did he know tourism would get so big even though he was one of the pioneers in the transition between fishing and tourism,and as such tourism grew and Conrad Jr. seized the moment and after schooling got back on the sea living the life of a tour guide soon enough earning the ranks of Scuba Instructor and working in all the major marine tourist destinations in the country for some of the biggest names in the diving industry learning, getting insights, teaching himself on how to provide better more personalized services. seeing the faults in other whilst trying to improve on those. Eventually Creating Placencia Wildside Adventures as a way to be his means to provide that service that he has seen lacking in the industry.
Tagline:
Embrace Your Wildside
Tour Operator License:
06-T097
Account Type:
Tour Guide and Operator
Languages:
Creole, English
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
Moderate
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 15 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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