Natural Adventure Tours

Come see the wildlife
Type
Tour Operator
Services
Tours & Activities
Suitable For
Couples
Solo Travelers
Families
Children
Teen
Groups
Region
Southern Belize
$
130
/ Person
Prices in:
BZD
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Clive Tiffara G
Booking Info & Rates
Rates and Specials on this website are for Residents of Belize. International guests may not qualify for these rates.
How to Book
Give us a call at 610-6180 or email clive.garbutt@gmail.com
 
Rates
Title
Per
Price
Currency
Monkey River TourPerson
$
130
BZD
General Info
Why you will love this
  • Natural Adventure Tours is the oldest and most reliable tour company
What is Included
  • It includes lunch a water and soda
Description
On the Monkey river tour we get to see a lot of birds, Turtles, Crocodile, and the black howler Monkey. we can pick you up any where on the Placencia peninsula by boat or by vehicle at your resort.
 
Activities:
Hiking
Contact
Booking Email:
Clive.garbutt@gmail.com
Phone Number:
6106180
Location
Business Address
Monkey River Village
 
District:
Toledo
Payment
Payment directly with Natural Adventure Tours.
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Felt exploitative of the animals
We were really excited about this trip, but unfortunately it felt extremely exploitative of the wildlife we were taking the tour to see. One, the boat zips through the water, including the areas where manatees live. Our tour guide even mentioned the big problem of boats hitting manatees, as he was zipping us through the manatee habitat. Boats are the biggest danger to them and cause catastrophic injuries, ... more so we had naively assumed that since thus tour included a manatee watch, it would be a slow boat ride as not to injure the manatees. While we did see manatees, including a baby, there were a total of three tour boats chasing them around the water at the same time. I cant imagine how stressful that was to mom and baby. Second, we did a hike to see the howler monkeys. We found some, and learned that they howl when they are distressed about something or when they are going to fight. So, our tour guide and a guide from another tour beat on trees and howled continuously to get them to make noises. It worked, and the guides did it again and again. Then another monkey family joined in. The guide said they were probably coming to fight the first family since they had heard the howling. So the poor monkeys have to deal with being harassed every day by people walking into their home, agitating them until they howl. We would have been fine with just seeing the monkeys. We know that wildlife doesn't exist just for humans and we may or may not hear them or see them. Id understand if the guides did a few howls to see if they got a response, but the way they harassed the monkeys over and over and over until they howled again and again just felt wrong. Third, on the way home we saw some beautiful starfish. The guide pulled over and encouraged the guests to take them OUT OF THE WATER which kills the starfish. Taking a starfish out of the water is like taking a fish out of water, they are literally drowning while people play with them and take pictures. After a couple minutes we advised the others to put it back, as they will die if out for three minutes. The your guide told them they could be out for 30 minutes... which is just untrue. And, surely he stops at the same starfish everyday, so who knows how often that one is getting pulled out and damaged by humans. They can also die from stress of repeated interaction. This could have been a great tour, and we wish the tour company would show respect for the wildlife that are the reason for the tour, rather than treat them like toys for tourists to play with.
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