Monkey River Tour
Monkey River is surrounded by dense jungle, and as a result, much of this area is a protected zone. On this tour, you’ll go boating down the river and hike over newly blazed trails.
- Duration: 6 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Along the way, you’ll have the chance to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, and exotic birds. Your guide can provide more information about the ecology of Monkey River and its rare inhabitants.
Attraction VisitedCommunity Baboon Sanctuary
The Community Baboon Sanctuary Private Reserve is one of the easiest places in Belize to encounter black howler monkeys in the wild. Established in 1985, this baboon sanctuary was set up as a cooperative agreement among 12 local farmers and landowners in Bermudian Landing who voluntarily agreed to preserve the area’s black howler monkey habitat. They believed that a healthy population of monkeys could help support the local economy by drawing in tourism and creating jobs.
What to Bring
Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, a light rain jacket, sunscreen, and bug spray.
Lunch at a local restaurant and a guided tour.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
We really liked our Monkey River tour. Our guide was good and helpful. We enjoyed the local lunch in the village. Our only disappointment was the relative lack of wildlife on the trip. We have been to Costa Rica and saw far more wildlife in a similar setting. Despite that, we loved being out on the water and racing through the mangrove cayes. We were staying at Seaview Suites in town, but the tour ran out of Robert's Grove Resort. They kindly picked us up at our hotel, and returned us at the end of the day. Much appreciated!