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  1. Jamaica
  2. Falmouth
  3. Day Trips

Ocho Rios Sightseeing and Fern Gully Tour

Product ID: 228136
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Visit a less traveled side of Jamaica. Go to the north coast, where the craft markets are cheaper and the fruit is sweeter. Explore Fern Gully, a unique rainforest that is home to a great portion of Jamaican life.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Hotel Lobby
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Relax and watch the landscape, during the drive north
  • Spend the time learning about Ocho Rios and the local culture
  • Enjoy your time in Jamaica connecting with nature, by visiting Fern Gully and Turtle Beach
Full description
Ocho Rios, Spanish for "Eight Rivers" is a town in the on the north coast of Jamaica. Visit craft markets and fruits and vegetable markets where local craftsmen and farmers carry their local produce to sell. One feature which stands out is the huge clock tower, a once functioning time piece that is over 100 years old. Ocho Rios was once a fishing village but now caters to tourists from all over the world. The name "Ocho Rios" is thought to be a British mistake on the original Spanish name "Las Chorreras" meaning waterfalls, a name given to the village because of the nearby Dunn's River Falls.
Learn about Fern Gully, a unique rainforest with a main road to traverse through its midst, boasting over 200 different varieties of ferns. Though the origin of the Fern Gully is uncertain, it is suggested to have been caused by an underground river flowing through caves and later the roof collapsing in, some suggestions are even a flash flood in the 1760s. Many writers such as Marianne North 1871, Lady Brassey 1883, Antonio Gallenga 1873 wrote about Gully Road on their Voyages to Ocho Rios.
On the way back from Fern Gully, feel free to have lunch at one of Jamaica's famous jerky center, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drinks. Then spend the rest of the tour in the sun as you relax at Turtle Beach before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica.
Includes
  • Hotel/Port pick-up and drop-off
  • All Admission Fees
  • Well-appointed air-conditioned vehicles
  • Complimentary Bottle of Water
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and Drinks
  • Gratuity (Optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Dunn's River Falls can be chosen as an optional tour as you proceed to check out however Beach time will no longer be available.