At Gumbalimba Park you will find many things to spark your curiosity and love the outdoors. Stroll nature trails or walk across the pond via a rope bridge and interact with the parrots and macaws in the Bird Sanctuary.
At Roatan, Honduras we purchased a tour that took us to see the Monkeys and a stop at the beach. It was worth every penny, you actually get to get into the cage with the monkeys and they sit on your shoulders. It was one of (if not the best) excursion I’ve ever done. The beach was very nice as well. Beautiful water.
The famous "monkey island." Dirty small bus took us there. Only a short time with the monkeys. Warning - if you can't stand for long period of time or walk don't go on this excursion. We are ok, but there were older folks huffing and puffing. Also, you really don't have time to buy the photos at the end. The woman is sooooooo slow.
We booked "PIRATES, BIRDS & MONKEYS OF THE CARIBBEAN" for our excursion. The main reason we chose this excursion was because it was something different than what we had done in other ports. It was a fun day with plenty of opportunities for photos with birds and monkeys.
If you bring a backpack with you, you will need to rent a locker for $3 to keep your belongings in while you take the tour -- monkeys are prone to steal anything you are carrying.
The worst part of this excursion was that there were four shuttles from our ship there at the same time so we were constantly waiting for another group to finish viewing an area so we could see it. It seems obvious that the start times for each group could be staggered to prevent the crowding we experienced.
We walked thru the flora/fauna; went into a manmade cave showing the history of Roatan; visited Macaws with park staff taking time to poise them on people while pics were taken and then on to the monkey area with additional opportunity for pics. There were less monkeys than we expected but it was still good.
Gumbalina is an animal adventure which is GREAT for kids and adults. Have a photo of a parrot on your, a monkey on your...all cute and fun. Very nice morning and worth it. Then to Tabayana Beach which was terrific and plenty of time at the beach.
Simply amazing. The experience with the monkeys was incredible and we will remember it for years to come. Watch out for that bridge though. If you're afraid of heights, it won't be a pretty experience. My husband almost passed out!
Best Excursion ever!!! We went and saw the Monkeys and got to interact with them. Also the Roatan Port area is the best Carnival port that I have stopped at. It is new, very well laid out and the vendors are not agressive.
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