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#18445 - 08/13/04 12:57 PM placencia tour recommendations?
Seachange Offline
We are visiting Placencia the first week of September. We visited SP last year and loved it. I have found some great ideas for food and accomodations in Placencia. We are staying at Kitty's Place and looking forward to food, relaxing, a day of snorkeling, another diving. Does anyone have any top choices of day tours they have done, for example to the jaguar preserve?

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#18446 - 08/13/04 02:12 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
Richard Chambers Offline
Not sure how they do it out of Placencia but if you haven't done a ruins tour yet i recommend the Lamanai trip. I did it out of San Pedro a couple years ago and really enjoyed it. That is a remarkable Mayan facility. eek

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#18447 - 08/13/04 03:06 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
Seachange Offline
Thanks Richard. We visited Lamanai from SP. We really enjoyed it too.

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#18448 - 08/13/04 03:54 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
plantman Offline
seachange;
Kitty's is great. Jaguar is good. Xunantunich is a full day but fun, you get to see the country and a stop at the inland Blue Hole.
Cheers,
Dan

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#18449 - 08/20/04 09:31 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
GAY AND DAVID Offline
We went to monkey river town and up the river to see the howler monkeys. that was a first for us. we saw 4 different troupes. it was a beautiful jungle hike. the boat ride there was nice too.
i do remember hearing that iris wiped out mrt. i don't know what has been rebuilt but the river is still there.

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#18450 - 08/21/04 05:08 AM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
Teenah Offline
There is a man who lives in Placencia who has a sailboat called "The Looking Glass." I read where he did 1/2 day trips to a Caye for lunch or even an overnight trip to Caye Caulker on his sailboat. I didn't get a chance to get all the way to Placencia this trip, but he's on my list for next time.
I'll post his contact information when I find it again.

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#18451 - 08/21/04 01:41 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
NYgal Offline
Are you speaking of "Japs" from the internet site, the Secret Garden?
If so, he is highly recommended by many.

http://www.secretgardenplacencia.netfirms.com/

Just send off an e-mail smile

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#18452 - 08/21/04 02:38 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
Teenah Offline
That's it NY! Thanks. You're just a wealth of information smile

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#18453 - 08/21/04 04:02 PM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
NYgal Offline
Thanks Teenah smile

We all give a little... wink

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#18454 - 08/23/04 12:29 AM Re: placencia tour recommendations?
chenwaye Offline
You can also do a day tour of the ruins of Nim Li Punit and Lubantun. Monkey River Town is still there; it makes for a pleasant, but short walk after the meal that comes with the day trip. I only regret that I did not slip into the local bar to get a quick feel for it.

For snorkling, Ocean Motion near the lower end of the sidewalk is good and a bit less expensive unless you use a credit card.

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