Mona Monkey Adventure
Grand Etang is Grenada’s premier national park and offers the ultimate tour experience. Our passion and unique specialty is maximizing your tour experience through strategically designed itineraries, private vehicles and expert guides.
Our team are dedicated to providing you with the very finest tour adventure. We look forward to working with you to plan and design your dream excursion with all the flexibility and exclusivity that this once in a lifetime trip deserves.
On this tour you will explore the lush interior of Grenada's tropical forests and discover the fascinating world of the Mona Monkey.
The Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona) is an Old World monkey that lives throughout western Africa. The Mona Monkey can also be found on the island of Grenada as it was transported to the island aboard slave ships headed to the New World during the 18th century. They live in groups of up to 35 in arboreal regions. It mainly feeds on fruit but sometimes eats insects and leaves.
The Mona Monkey has brown agouti fur with a white rump. Its tail and legs are black and the face is blue-grey with a dark stripe across the face. The Mona Monkey carries food in cheek pouches.
On this excursion you will:
Depart from the pier /hotel. Ride inland towards the forest reserve.
Experience the natural beauty of the island, especially as you drive through Grenada's spectacular scenery.
Encounter, within the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, the world famous Mona Monkey.
Enjoy a walk along the shady paths of the reserve and discover the habits of these exceptional creatures.
Stop for lunch and refreshments provided.
Restrooms are available at the Grand Etang visitors centre
Photo opportunity Duration 2.5 hrs
Fairly active excursion requiring intermittent effort throughout.
The tour may involve reoccurring physical movement, including walking medium distances over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs.
"exciting tour, we stopped at many attractions and had some good food at one of the island's best restaurants serving local food and ice cold beers!. Very stimulating ..... I would do it again." Hugh Williams, Liverpool, England
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