We visited the ruins of Lamanai by taking the very popular river tour. Our guide picked us up in a boat near our hotel in Orange Walk Town Belize.
Then we spent the morning chugging up the river and stopping at a few sites along the way. This spider monkey was one of them. It was obvious that he was used to the tours because when he heard the boat he started to make his way down from the tree.
One of the other folks on the tour with us brought along a banana which she was able to hand directly to the monkey who quickly began to eat it.
Our guide told us that the monkey prefers things like chips and cookies to bananas because that is usually what tourist offer. This day he had to make due with a healthier snack.