PERCY’S DAYTIME MONKEY RIVER JUNGLE TOUR

Group Tour

  • 6 Hour Jungle , River Tour and Manatee Watch
  • Pick up in Placencia at 8AM at our designated location (the M & M gas dock/Hokey Pokey Water Taxi in Placencia village)
  • Travel 40 minutes by boat first passing the new Norwegan Cruise Line Harvest Caye Island and then through beautiful mangroves to Monkey River Village
  • Arrive in Monkey River Village, change into your jungle clothing and use the restroom
  • On request we will supply bug shirts or bug hats to keep the insects out of your face and off your clothing.
  • Travel by boat up the Monkey River observing different wildlife until you reach the jungle trail
  • Hike into the jungle where Percy GUARANTEES you will see Howler Monkeys!
  • Learn about medicinal plants, birds and the multitude of wildlife that live in the jungle
  • Lunch at Kecerene’s Restaurant (Percy’s Sister)
  • Return to Placencia via boat to arrive at about 2PM.  On the way, you will stop for a Manatee watch.

Howler Monkeys ~ Crocodiles ~ Jaguars ~ Birds ~ Tarantulas ~ Tapirs ~ Iguanas ~ Exotic Insects

Personal Tour

  • Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, AS LONG as you want!
  • ONLY you and your friends/family will be on this tour
  • Customized tour for your interests and pace
  • In addition to the group tour itinerary listed above, UPON REQUEST, you will also have the opportunity to:
    • Pick up at your hotel or closest dock
    • Choose your pick up time:
      • Early Bird: 7am Pick up time in Placencia be the first ones up the river and into the jungle.
      • 8am pickup go along with other groups and tourists.
    • Tour historical Monkey River Village
    • Swim in the Monkey River with CROCODILES if you dare!
    • Request to include the Manatee Discovery Experience – Spend time locating swimming and snorkeling with Manatees

BOOK NOW! Percy is the most popular guide in Monkey River, so reserve your date NOW!

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PERCY’S NIGHT ADVENTURE GROUP or PERSONAL

  • PERSONAL NIGHT ADVENTURE
  • 6 Hour NIGHT Jungle and River Tour
  • Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, AS LONG as you want!
  • ONLY you and your friends/family will be on this tour
  • Pick up in Placencia at 4 PM at your hotel or closest dock
  • Beautiful 40 minute sunset boat ride to Monkey River Village
  • Delicious local dinner at Kecerene’s Restaurant (Percy’s Sister)
  • Tour historical Monkey River Village
  • Boat ride up the river to explore its inhabitants with high-powered spotlights
  • Enter the jungle for the ultimate night jungle tour, and experience the sights and sounds of many different types of nocturnal wildlife
  • On request we supply bug shirts or bug hats to keep the insects out of your face and off your clothing!
  • Kiss a crocodile!
  • Exhilarating boat ride back to Placencia, in the DARK!! Returns at approximately 10PM.
  • Crocodiles ~ Jaguars ~ Bats ~ Birds ~ Tarantulas ~ Tapirs ~ Wild Boar

    FRIDAY NIGHT GROUP ADVENTURE

  •  FOR THE ADVENTURE TO COMMENCE FOUR PEOPLE MINIMUM ARE NEEDED AND HAVE TO BE PRE BOOKED AND PRE PAID
  • 6 Hour NIGHT Jungle and River Tour
  • Meet at MnM Hardware Gas Dock 4pm
  • Beautiful 40 minute sunset boat ride to Monkey River Village
  • Delicious local dinner at Kecerene’s Restaurant (Percy’s Sister)
  • Tour historical Monkey River Village
  • Boat ride up the river to explore its inhabitants with high-powered spotlights
  • Enter the jungle for the ultimate night jungle tour, and experience the sights and sounds of many different types of nocturnal wildlife
  • On request we supply bug shirts or bug hats to keep the insects out of your face and off your clothing!
  • Kiss a crocodile!
  • Exhilarating boat ride back to Placencia, in the DARK!! Returns at approximately 10PM.
  • Crocodiles ~ Jaguars ~ Bats ~ Birds ~ Tarantulas ~ Tapirs ~ Wild Boar

PERCY’S FISHING PERSONAL

  • 6 Hour Fishing Tour, traditional hand line fishing or bring your own rod & reel or we can rent one for you.
  • Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, AS LONG as you want!
  • ONLY you and your friends/family will be on this tour
  • Pick up in Placencia at 8AM at your hotel or closest dock
  • Fishing at Sapodilla, Hunting or Lime Cayes for Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Baracuda, Mackerel
  • Cook your catch with some FRESH LOBSTER on one of the cayes !!!!

PERCY’S REEF ADVENTURE PERSONAL

  • 6 HOUR REEF ADVENTURE !!!!
  • Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want, AS LONG as you want!
  • ONLY you and your friends/family will be on this tour
  • Pick up in Placencia at 8AM at your hotel or closest dock
  • Your group will have the opportunity to do all or some of the following depending on the weather conditions and the season :
    • Snorkel the Barrier Reef
    • Fish with hand lines
    • Dive for lobster
    • Snorkel with manatees
    • Cook your catch on one of the Cayes

CHRISTIAN BECH’S ANCIENT MAYA SITES EXCURSION GROUP OR PERSONAL

Join our Guide Christian Bech on his Southern Belize Ancient Mayan Sites Excursion.

Christian has extensive knowledge of the Mayans history. He is a Naturalist and one of a small number in Belize who holds an advanced birder certificate issued by the Belize Audubon Society.

You will experience the Nim Li Punit Ruin in the morning  and Lubaantun after lunch.

Lubaantun:

The name is Maya for “Place of Fallen Stones”.  This Late Classic center is noted for its unusual style of construction distinctive of southern Belize. The large pyramids and residences are made of precisely cut stone blocks with no mortar binding them together. The buildings on top of the pyramids were made from perishable materials rather than masonry and hence do not remain.

Nim Li Punit:

Is known for its large number of stelae; twenty-five large, some are huge, stone slabs and pillars, eight of them carved, in this small area. In fact, one of the stelae is the tallest carved example in Belize. Due to this stelae and the large number of artifacts Nim Li Punit is believed to have served as small but important regional ceremonial center. The second largest jade object in all the Maya World is a jade chest pendant discovered in 2015. (the largest the Kinich Ahau sun god was also discovered in Belize).

From Placencia:

Christian will pick you up by boat in Placencia and take you on a 15 minute ride across the bay to Independence.

Drive with Christian 40 minutes  to the first Maya site.  Then Lunch in the Mayan Village of Indian Creek eating a traditional lunch in a thatch hut (depending on the availability) or a buffet style Belizean Meal at Coleman’s Restaurant in big falls. After a tour of Indian Creek you will continue on to the second ruin site.

After a 40 minute ride to  Independence and a boat ride your back in Placencia.

Christian’s Maya Ruin excursion saves approximately two hours of sitting in a vehicle driving.   Taking the boat across the bay to Independence gives our guests  more time to explore the ruins and the Mayan village of Indian Creek.

CHRISTIAN BECH’S BIRDING EXPERIENCE PERSONAL

Belize, with almost 600 species of birds, is a mega haven for bird lovers of all levels.
Whether you are an avid Birder or a beginning bird watcher, then Belize surely has a lot to offer as a top location for your birding adventure.

Our PERSONAL BIRDING EXPERIENCE, gives you the pleasure of having full attention for a whole day by our Birding Guide Christian Bech.
Christian is an advanced Level Birding Guide with 10 years’ experience as General Tour Guide and Mayan Archeology Expert.

 

Whether you are an avid Birder or a beginning bird watcher, then Belize surely has a lot to offer as a top location for your birding adventure.

“The great variation of tropical habitats; in such a small area as the country of Belize; is what makes birding so fruitful and great here” Christian explains. “Distances are fairly short and if you are going for maximum species, then it is possible to cover a wide range of habitats from coastal wetlands and Mangrove to lowland pine savannah, Lowland Tropical Broadleaf Forest, Riverine forest, Limestone Foothills in a single day – with a tight schedule off-cause, but very possible.”

” Many birding guests are new to our birds and wish to see, photograph and get more familiar with each bird, so then a much slower pace is required. So we will normally focus on 1 or 2 locations with prime habitat and preferable 1 being a protected area with good wide trails and beautiful forest.”  First of all the birds will set the pace and usually comes nearly as fast as we can count them the first hour or more after first light. – then slowing down as the Sun gets stronger around 9 am – so we really want to be out there on the spot by first light.”

Tours out of Placencia usually starts with pick up at Hotel/resort at 5.00 am or 5.30 am in winter months, but it is a private tour and you can decide to sleep longer if you wish to. You can also decide to have a good shot at our Owls before Sunrise and we will start even earlier to get an hour of Owling before day break. Most Owls will be vocalizing in the early morning, but not seen very often.

Single day tours will normally focus on one of our protected areas in close proximity to your resort and maybe a couple personal hotspots – depending on how well the day goes, but some seasonal events are certainly worthwhile to include in the program depending on your interest area. We have the yearly Scarlet Macaw migration in the foothills of Red Bank, where most of our population of Macaws travels away from their breeding area in the Maya Mountains to local seasonal food hotspots as in the area around Red Bank Village and we have variation of areas where some species will be attracted to food sources at different times during the year.

Fall and spring migration of Neo-tropical migrants offers the opportunity to observe “homely birds” in a different winter habitat and many North American Birders have had the experience of getting “Lifers” – first time sighting – of North American Birds in Belize.

Favourite destinations for birding tours out of Hopkins and Placencia Peninsula

  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mayflower/Bocawina National Park
  • Redbank Village and surrounding area
  • Hopkins Wetlands
  • Several small feeder roads and local spots along the road to any site

Favourite destinations for Birding Tours out of PG and Independence

  • Nim Li Punit and Lubaantun Archaeological sites and surroundings.
  • Belcampo road and several other resort properties along with coffee break or lunch
  • Rio Blanco National Park and surrounding country site
  • Wetlands of The Dump
  • Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Many local nooks and hot spots along the road

Lunch or Brunch and cold water are provided on all tours.

Birding is for fun – so good mood and team spirit – lots of great sightings and awesome birds is what makes a birding tour to a great experience. So that is my job to ensure and I look forward to have you on tour.”