CHOOSE FROM VARIOUS EXCURSIONS AS PART OF YOUR 100% TAILOR-MADE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE IN Jamaica

Your own Jamaica trip

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Crocs on the Rocks – Black River & YS Falls

Discover the beauty of the scenic south coast where your first stop will be the YS Falls, one of Jamaica’s most beautiful natural attractions. Swim in a cool pool, swing on a rope and jump down into the water with a splash. Relax in the tropical surroundings and follow the fluttering of the hummingbirds. Photograph Bamboo Avenue, a tunnel of bamboo, and enjoy a true Jamaican lunch in the beautiful flower garden of our Rasta Cook. Go on safari in the protected swamps of Black River and meet our friendly crocodiles during the boat ride. In and around the mangroves and swamps you will encounter many different species of birds and there is a big chance that you will see herons, pelicans and even an osprey. A hidden piece of paradise!

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Foodie’s Heaven – South Coast

Taste Jamaica as you try the culinary delights at the local food stalls that you will encounter on the way to the south coast. Try ‘peanut porridge’, take a bite of fried fish and chew on a piece of sugar cane. In Black River you will go with Rasta Chef Major to look for fresh ingredients at the local market, and then together you will make a delicious Jamaican lunch at his home. Step aboard a boat to Pelican Bar, a rustic wooden bar situated on a sandbank, about 500m off the coast. Sunbathe, swim, sip a drink and do nothing at all while the pelicans and maybe also dolphins keep an eye on you.

Hill & Gully – Jeep Tour Mayfield Falls and Negril

Get off the beaten path and fall in love with another side of the island. Step inside a small local farm and drink the sweet water from a freshly picked coconut. Sit down in a Rasta Yard and contemplate with them about what is happening in Jamaica and the rest of the world. Take a seat on the bank of a river in the middle of the jungle at the Mayfield Falls and enjoy a nice lunch. Get ready for a walk through the river. Wade upstream through natural ponds and waterfalls in an incredibly beautiful environment. You will stand amidst an abundance of exotic flowers and birds.

Reggae Rocks – Nine Miles & Dunn’s River Falls

Visit Nine Miles, the village where reggae icon Bob Marley was born and is now also buried. A rasta guide will take you around and show you how Bob was looking for inspiration as he rested with his dreadlocks on the well-known Rock Pillow. Walk through the mausoleum where he is buried with his favourite guitar and pay your respect. Picturesque mountain roads take you through Fern Gully, a large green tunnel of ferns, to Ocho Rios. Check out the artwork on the Craft Market as you wander through the city centre before you climb one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. You start at the bottom of the Dunn’s River Falls, in the cool water at the beach. From here you will walk 180 meters, in the shade of the forest, upwards over natural occurred sandstones.

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Fly & Float – Bamboo Rafting & Bird Sanctuary

Just take a seat in the tropical garden of Rockland’s Bird Sanctuary and keep a small bottle of sugar water in your hand. Now wait … and then experience a ‘Doctor Bird’ literally eating out of your hands! There is also a wide variety of other birds in the gardens and you can feed these by hand also. After this you can relax on a bamboo raft. An experienced captain will take you on the calm flow of the Great River under a historic bridge, past exotic flowers and plants, through the jungle. Enjoy the peace and quiet and take a refreshing swim on the way. A unique experience for birdwatchers and nature lovers!

Glow with the Flow – Luminous Lagoon

In the evening you can cruise over the Luminous Lagoon and witness an extraordinary natural phenomenon. Microscopic organisms will light up with a very bright green light when the water is moved. Be enchanted by fish swimming by while being lit up. The real adventurer, of course, will go swimming himself.

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Nature’s Art – Botanical Art Gallery

Discover the unique Art Gallery and Botanical Garden. This was set up by a number of Rastafarians, high in the hills overlooking Montego Bay. Walk through this fascinating part of nature, listen to the birds singing and enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and the city.

Rasta Roots – Rasta Village

Come along to the Rastafari – the international symbol of Jamaica. When you walk into the Rastafari Village just outside Montego Bay, you will find that the rhythmic drumming will take you to a simpler life and another time. Understand the philosophy, submerge in the culture, meet the locals and take a look into their lives. An unforgettable day!

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Rum Fire – Rum Tour and Falmouth

Admire the colonial architecture as you wander through the centre of Falmouth. This old ‘Sugar Town’ has gained a place on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its rich historical past. Afterwards you will travel through the sugar cane fields into the heart of a working rum distillery during the Hampden Rum Tour where you will get lost in the history of this beautiful property. They have been making rum here the same way for over 260 years. Of course you will be able to taste the final product!

Mountain Vibes – Community Tour

Drive through the remote area of Montego Bay and discover the Jamaican village life. Walk around a local farm, taste the fresh fruit, visit the local church, meet cute schoolchildren and become one with the people. Stroll through the garden of a plantation house and taste the warm bread, fresh from the old stone oven at the local bakery. Go for a new hairstyle at the hair salon and taste the real Jamaican Jerk at the Barbecue Centre.

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