Monkey River Tour

The Monkey River Tour carries you via the emerald green waters of the Monkey River on an enchanting 12-mile boat ride through the lagoon to the Monkey River Village and the mouth of the waterway. Along the way, iguanas will watch you as they lounge lazily on the tree branches. Tropical birds will sing and swoop through the maze of jungle green. Crocodiles will loom ominously on the banks. And the famous howler monkeys will see just who can holler the loudest. Innumerable rainforest creatures will undoubtedly make this boat trip down the Monkey River an exciting and memorable experience.

As you disembark the boat, your Placencia guide will take you on a breathtaking and informative walk through the rainforest to point out the medicinal properties of the surrounding flora and the habits of mysterious fauna. Return to the village for lunch and meet the people in this small, secluded fishing community. The boat will wind its way back to the resort by 3pm.

Activity Level: Light to Moderate


What to bring:

  • Tennis shoes or hiking boots.
  • Shorts are okay, unless bugs bother you, then long pants since this is an inland trip (pants that zip at the knee to be long pants or short pants).
  • Lightweight t-shirt.
  • Change of clothes.
  • Plus towels, sunscreen, hat, bottled water, bug spray, camera and cash if you’re interested in buying souvenirs.
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