PERCY’S DAYTIME MONKEY RIVER JUNGLE TOUR PRIVATE / GROUP

Group Tour

  • 6-Hour Jungle , River Tour and Manatee Watch (approximately 30 minutes to one hour long)
  • Pick up in Placencia at 8AM at Buba Waba’s Smoke Shack and Grill on Harbor Side Dr North next door to Day Tripper Catamaran just south of Top Value Supermarket in Placencia. (Transportation to Buba Waba’s is not included in the tour cost)
  • The 40-minute Boat Ride to Monkey River follows the coastline along mostly mangrove protected waterways. This makes for a smooth boat ride a large percentage of the time.  It’s not a boat ride out at sea.
  • 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
  • Short 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
  • Authentic Belizean 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

Private 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:
    • 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.
    • Historical Tour of Monkey River Village
    • Swim in the Monkey River with CROCODILES if you dare and take Percy’s spa treatment with a Monkey River Mud Bath !!!!
    • Request to include the Manatee Discovery Experience – Spend time locating swimming and snorkeling with Manatees

CONTACT US ABOUT  :  CUSTOM ADVENTURES !!!!  MULTIPLE DAYS !!!! OVERNIGHT SURVIVAL !!!!  COMBINATION DAY / NIGHT  ADVENTURE package with an overnight in Monkey River Village !!!!

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

 

CHRISTIAN BECH’S ANCIENT MAYA SITES EXCURSION

Join our Guide Christian Bech on his Southern Belize Ancient Maya Sites Excursion. Christian’s Maya Site Excursion saves approximately two hours of driving  time.   Taking a boat across the bay to Independence gives our guests  more time to explore the sites and the Mayan village of Indian Creek.

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 home 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.

Every Thursday in March Christian is offering his Group Scarlet Macaw Experience to Red Bank Village. Contact us for details Four person are needed for the tour to commence.  $125 US per person

CHRISTIAN BECH’S PRIVATE BIRDING EXPERIENCE

Belize, with almost 600 species of birds, is a mega haven for bird lovers of all levels. Christians birding experience is tailored to the beginner as well as the expert, so 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 Private 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.

“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 of course, 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 a great experience.

“I look forward to having you on our tour.”

Christian Bech

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PERCY’S AFTERNOON MONKEY RIVER JUNGLE ADVENTURE

Was your trip to the reef canceled for bad weather ?

Do you like to sleep in on vacation ?

Percy’s Afternoon Monkey River Jungle Adventure is the perfect opportunity for those who want to start their tour later in the day. Enjoy the flexibility while getting the complete Monkey River Jungle Experience!

This specialty tour starts at 2pm and ends at 7pm.

PERCY’S NIGHT ADVENTURE PRIVATE TOUR

Ever been in the Jungle? Ever been in the Jungle….at Night?? Prepare your senses for the nightly exotic sounds and smells of the Monkey River habitat! Your headlamps will also highlight the diverse night activity on the Monkey River and Jungle portions of this unique tour.

  • 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 Buba Wuba Grill and Smoke Shack
  • The 40-minute Boat Ride to Monkey River follows the coastline along mostly mangrove protected waterways. This makes for a smooth boat ride a large percentage of the time. It’s not a boat ride out at sea.
  • Authentic Belizean 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!
  • Exhilarating boat ride back to Placencia, in the DARK!! Returns at approximately 10PM.
  • Crocodiles ~ Jaguars ~ Bats ~ Birds ~ Tarantulas ~ Tapirs ~ Wild Boar

PERCY’S PRIVATE FISHING TOUR

  • 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 PRIVATE REEF ADVENTURE

  • 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

PERCY’S PRIVATE DAY & NIGHT JUNGLE COMBO ADVENTURE

This photo of Barebones Tours, Day and Night Tours is courtesy of TripAdvisor

You can never go wrong with spending a day or night with Percy, AKA “King of the Howlers”. This is the Best of Both!! Our Private ten-hour Day/Night Monkey River Jungle Adventure is the perfect opportunity for those who want to experience both.

Itinerary for Percy’s Private Day/Night Tour:

  • Percy will pick up in Placencia at 1pm.
  • On the way to Monkey River he will take you on his Manatee Discovery Experience where you can view manatee and also swim and snorkel with them (weather permitting).
  • The 40-minute boat ride to Monkey River follows the coastline along mostly mangrove protected waterways. This makes for a smooth boat ride a large percentage of the time. It’s not a boat ride out at sea.
  • After a short stop in Monkey River village to use the bathroom you will then head up the Monkey River by boat. The sights, sounds, and smells on the river will gear you up for a then short walk into the jungle to see the Howler Monkeys, medicinal plants/trees, and other wildlife.
  • After your jungle walk you can cool off Swimming with Crocodiles and taking a mud bath !!!!
  • You will return to Monkey River for a village tour and dinner at Percy’s sisters house.
  • After dinner you will head back up the river to EXPERIENCE the RIVER and the JUNGLE in the DARK !!!!
  • The boat ride back to Placencia in the Dark will cap off your Adventure!!  Returning at around 10 pm.
  • PERCY’S ADVENTURES MEET at Buba Waba’s Smoke Shack and Grill located just south of Top Value Supermarket on Harbor Side Dr. North, next door to Day Tripper Catamaran. (Transportation to Buba Waba’s is not included in the tour cost)
  • CONTACT US ABOUT  :  CUSTOM ADVENTURES !!!!  MULTIPLE DAYS !!!! OVERNIGHT SURVIVAL !!!!  COMBINATION DAY / NIGHT  ADVENTURE package with an overnight in Monkey River Village !!!!

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

COMBINATION MAYA / JUNGLE ADVENTURE WITH PERCY & CHRISTIAN

Do you want a day Packed with Fun and Adventure? NEW TOUR!! Combination Maya Jungle Adventure with Percy and Christian.

Here’s your chance to experience two of our most popular tours all in ONE DAY!
Join Percy’s famous Jungle Tour and Christian’s stellar Mayan Site Excursion. Inquire & Book Today!

Christian’s Ancient Maya Site Excursion

Christian has extensive knowledge of Mayan 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. Christian’s tour explores Southern Belize’s Ancient Maya Sites. You will experience the Nim Li Punit or Lubaantun site in the morning hours and conclude with a lunch in the Mayan village of Indian Creek before heading to Monkey River village.

Christian’s Maya Site Excursion saves approximately 2 hours of driving time.   Taking a boat across the bay to Independence gives our guests more time to explore the Maya site and the Mayan village of Indian Creek. This provides ample time for a full experience of the Monkey River Jungle Adventure with Percy Gordon, AKA “King of the Howlers”.

From Placencia:

  • Christian will pick 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.
  • Lunch in the Mayan Village of Indian Creek eating a traditional lunch in a thatch home or a buffet style Belizean Meal at Coleman’s Restaurant in big falls.
  • Drive to Monkey River Village to meet Percy to embark on the Monkey River Jungle Adventure.

Percy’s Monkey River Jungle Tour

This express-style adventure includes all the same fun-filled, Percy-guided, attractions as our morning option.

  • In the Afternoon (approx. 2pm) you will transfer from Christian’s van to Percy’s boat to begin the ride up the Monkey River.
  • After a short stop in Monkey River village to use the bathroom you will then embark up the Monkey River by boat. The sights, sounds, and smells on the river will gear you up for a then short walk into the jungle to see the Howler Monkeys, medicinal plants/trees, and other wildlife.
  • After your jungle walk you can cool off Swimming with Crocodiles and taking a mud bath !!!!
  • On the smooth coastline return boat ride back to Placencia you will have the option to experience the Manatee Discovery and view/swim with manatee in their hotspot.
  • You will be dropped off in a designated location in Placencia at Bubba Wuba’s Grill & Smoke Shack at 6pm, just in time for dinner!

CONTACT US ABOUT  :  CUSTOM ADVENTURES !!!!  MULTIPLE DAYS !!!! OVERNIGHT SURVIVAL !!!!  COMBINATION DAY / NIGHT  ADVENTURE package with an overnight in Monkey River Village !!!!

Visit Belizean Flavors Store in Placencia (Map Included)

We have a variety of Authentic 100% Belizean Made products!

For these products we have partnered with many reputable Belizean business including:

CocoLove, Moringa Belize, Ixcacoa, Naturally Belize, Belize Jewel, Universal Healing, Monkey River Products……..and more!

Product Include:

  • Healing Bitters
  • Wine
  • Local Artisan Chocolate
  • Organic fertilizer
  • All Natural Hygiene and Beauty Products,
  • Rainforest Remedies and much more!

Download the PDF here.  PLACENCIA MAP – Belizean Flavors