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Swasey Branch (Monkey River), upper, Belize (area: southern coast; click here for the Belize table of rivers)

river photo

(photo courtesy of SeaKunga Adventures)

Class: III-; Ave. Gradient: 1 m/km; Portages: usually none; Length: up to 39 km; Time: up to 3 days.

Season: July to November; rafts? no; Highlights: the real jungle; Crux Move: hiking in.

Water Quality: good; Water Temperature: medium.

PI: Sal Si Puedes (in Cockscomb Basin, elev. 155m) or Red Bank or below; TO: Red Bank or highway bridge

Description: (click here for general notes about my descriptions)

A full description is in the Mayan Whitewater: Chiapas & Belize guidebook.

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