Explore the wide diversity of wildlife on the Monkey River in Southern Belize. Leave the resort on an hour long drive on the Southern Highway to Placencia Village.

From here, your guide will take you on a boat ride down the southern coast and then inland and up the Monkey River, where you’ll view the beautiful flora and fauna of the broadleaf- subtropical forest. Iguanas dive into the water, troops of Howler monkeys race through the forest, birds dart from tree to tree, crocodiles sun themselves on the river banks and you may even see a manatee. You will also stop for a hike, where your guide will point out medicinal plants and other wildlife, including birds, insects, snakes, monkeys, and if lucky, maybe a tapir or an elusive jaguar. After your adventure, you’ll return to the remote village of Monkey River to share lunch and the friendly hospitality of this small village, home to about 200 residents- mostly fishermen. After lunch you will return to Placencia and then back to the resort.


Available From: Jaguar Reef Lodge, Almond Beach Resort & Villa Margarita
Price: $120.00*Minimum: 4 Persons
Days Offered: Mon , Thu , Sat **
Departs: 7:00 am   •  Returns: 3:30 pm ***

Please Note: Tour Price Varies Based on Location


What to bring:

  • Loose Comfortable Clothing
  • Bug Spray/Repellent
  • Sneakers/Walking Shoes
  • Binoculars

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* All rates are in US dollars per person, based on minimum persons indicated. An additional 12.5% Government Sales Tax will be applied.
** Also available on different days upon request. Minimum persons required.
*** Length of time may vary depending on weather conditions that could affect travel times.