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Jamaica: Blue Mountain Peak Hiking Tour

1. Jamaica: Blue Mountain Peak Hiking Tour

Your Blue Mountain Peak experience begins with a relaxing drive from your hotel into the Blue Mountain countryside. A complimentary stop at a local supermarket will be made along the way for you to purchase snacks and water/liquid refreshments as needed. Upon arrival at Mavis Bank, a settlement in the Blue Mountains, you will be greeted by your mountain guide before climbing aboard your rover to go deep into the rain-forest near the Abbey Green area. From here, you will begin your hike up the Blue Mountain, with your first section being a 60-minute hike up Jacobs Ladder to Portland Gap. At Portland Gap, you will have a few hours to rest in the cabins at the Ranger's Station before departing at 3:30AM to hike the Blue Mountain Peak Trail. The trail falls within the pristine, primary forest of the national park, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you near the summit at around 2,000 meters, the lush canopy gives way to an elfin forest; where trees and shrubs are stunted and gnarled due to high elevation exposure. Arriving at the peak just before sunrise, you will be filled with awe as the beautiful scenery unfolds with the light and warmth of the sun. You can begin your hike back down to the cabins to rest and grab a bite to eat (meals and drinks not included), before departing at 12:00PM for your return trip to Kingston.

Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

2. Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

Your Jamaica bobsled and Dunn's River Falls adventure begins with pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise terminal. From here you will be driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the adventure park. Once you are checked in for your tour, you will be greeted by your friendly guide who will secure you in the Sky Explorer chair to make your way up to your bobsled starting point. It will provide a great opportunity to take in the scenery of Ocho Rios, as you soar above the treetops on the skylift. It's now time for the main event, as you strap in and hold onto your hat for this wild ride. Inspired by the famous Jamaica bobsled Olympic team, your bobsled ride will see you whooshing down a 1,000-meter-long track installed into the side of the mountain. As you slide through the dense tropical landscape, you’ll be able to control the speed with a special handbrake, allowing you to slow down just enough to soak in the wonder of your vacation in the Jamaican rainforest. Next up will be a stop to the famous Dunn's River Falls. Each guest will receive a pre-purchased ticket to enter both the falls and park. Once inside the park, guests are put into groups and assigned a trained guide who will conduct a brief safety and introductory session before the climb up the falls. The boardwalk along the falls provides easy access for those who wish not to climb. These people will be free to photograph their friends and family, meaning nobody is left out of the fun. On the way back you will be free to have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink. Following lunch, you will head back to your hotel or cruise ship complete with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Jamaica: Dunn’s River Falls and Jungle River Tubing Tour

3. Jamaica: Dunn’s River Falls and Jungle River Tubing Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and drive along scenic roads to the town of Ocho Rios. Enter the natural park and break off into groups, where experienced guides will conduct a brief safety and introductory session before climbing up the falls. Wander through the tropical flora of the park to the famous Dunn’s River Falls, admiring the beautiful scenery.  For those who do not wish to climb, enjoy taking pictures and take in the view from the boardwalk along the falls. After your waterfall experience, stop for lunch at one of Jamaica’s favorite jerk centers. Savor a delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink. A short drive later, board your tube in the cool waters of the White River. With the assistance of your guide, enjoy the rapids and the calms of the river. Relax and admire the natural beauty as you drift downstream. At the end of your amazing experience, unwind during the comfortable drive back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica.

Kingston: Cannabis Shopping Tour with Lunch

4. Kingston: Cannabis Shopping Tour with Lunch

Your cannabis shopping experience begins with your pickup at your hotel lobby, from where you will be driven in comfort through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica to the cannabis Store. At the dispensary, you will enjoy a wide range of cannabis products available for purchase. Simply present your medical marijuana card and you will be all set to make your purchase. If you don't have a card, a doctor will be on-site at the opening offering free medicals, qualifying guests for their medical marijuana cards. Before heading back to your hotel you will have some free time for have lunch at one of Jamaica's famous Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records. There you can enjoy a delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink.

Konoko Falls and Garden Tour

5. Konoko Falls and Garden Tour

Wander through the tropical flora of the gardens, listening to the chirping of exotic birds and admiring beautiful orchids. Stroll beside the river as it flows into serene ponds filled with bright koi, and then make your way up to the waterfall terrace to enter the falls and start your climb. On your guided tour you will clamber up the water-soaked rocks as the falls tumble down around you, and stop at the Maja swimming pool along the way for a quick dip. Keep climbing up until you reach the very top of the falls, where you can take in a sweeping panorama over Ocho Rios and kick back at the Nana natural pool before beginning your descent down the stairs. Grab a bite to eat at the Jerk Pit or a refreshing drink at the bar before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship.

Kingston: Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

6. Kingston: Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

Begin your reggae journey with pick-up at your hotel lobby. Ride in comfort on a scenic roadway into the city of Kingston, known for its music and as the heartbeat of Jamaica. Firstly, stop at the Bob Marley Museum. Enter and be enveloped with the sights and sounds of Bob Marley, as you take a guided tour of this Jamaican Heritage site. Meet the friendly, and knowledgeable guides who will escort you through the grounds, which include the main house, exhibition hall, theatre, gift shop, and café. After your time at the museum, enjoy a sightseeing experience of Kingston along with a short stop for lunch. Savor the authentic Jamaican food, before returning to your hotel with your driver.

Kingston: Horseback Ride and Swim Excursion

7. Kingston: Horseback Ride and Swim Excursion

Your horseback ride and swim adventure begins as you are picked up from your hotel lobby. From here you will be driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the Seville World Heritage Site. Your group of experienced guides, who will be with you every step of the way, will provide an introductory session to ensure your safety and full enjoyment throughout the tour. You will then gear up, mount your horse, and prepare for a relaxing adventure as you are taken through the scenic countryside, passing the site of a Taino village, the preserved ruins of a sugar mill, and many other points of interest surrounding this World Heritage Site. Your friendly and humorous guides will also provide you with narration of the scenery and area, telling the story of Jamaica. The trail ride meanders down to the north coast shoreline, before taking you to the Caribbean Sea. Once at the sea, you will be given the opportunity to swim and frolic with the horses, heading west to see the English Pier and warehouse before venturing back into the jungle and back to where you started. On your return journey you can enjoy lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers. You will have time to enjoy a delicious meal with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drink, before heading back to your hotel with a heart filled with Jamaica.

From Kingston: Rio Grande Rafting Tour

8. From Kingston: Rio Grande Rafting Tour

Go on a six-mile (10 km) cruise down the Rio Grande, the longest river in Jamaica. Sail on a bamboo raft for two poled by an expert raftsman who can share information on the flora and fauna of the region.  Originally used to transport bananas from the interior of Portland to the coast for export, the bamboo rafts began to be used in the 1940s for pleasure after Port Antonio's most notorious resident, movie idol Errol Flynn, arrived and started organizing raft races. The Earl of Mansfield later built the landing site, shops, and restaurant at Rafters Rest. Fuel your adventurous side on this 2-3 hour rafting cruise. 

From Kingston: Blue Mountain Hike and Coffee Tour

9. From Kingston: Blue Mountain Hike and Coffee Tour

Visit the Blue Mountains, the longest mountain chain in Jamaica, Begin your Blue Mountain experience with a relaxing drive from your hotel into the countryside. Arrive at Newcastle, a settlement in the Blue Mountains, and head out on a 40-60 minute hike into the rainforest near the Holywell Nature Reserve Park. Observe many species of indigenous birds, butterflies, and plants, and visit Catherine's Peak to see one of the springs that supplies Blue Mountain Spring Water. Make an optional photo stop at the Newcastle military barracks which was established in 1841 by British troops. Following your hike, head to Creighton Blue Mountain Coffee Farm for a 1.5-hour tour. Learn how Blue Mountain coffee is grown and harvested and sample this important local product. On the way back to town, enjoy free time for lunch at one of the local eateries where you can try authentic Jamaican cuisine paired with a Red Stripe or tropical juice. 

Jamaica: 7-Day Heritage Vacation Tour

10. Jamaica: 7-Day Heritage Vacation Tour

Experience the best that Jamaica has to offer over 7 days on the Caribbean's 3rd largest island. From the old to the new world, discover Jamaica through its historic sites, adventure attractions, cuisine, culture, and music, as well as its local legends, from Bob Marley to Usain Bolt. On the first night you'll arrive at Kingston Airport and be transported to your local hotel, where you'll stay overnight before the tour begins. Day 1: Kingston Heritage Tour Visit the Bob Marley Museum to learn all about the life of the reggae music icon. Then venture over to Devon House, the capital's first mansion. After lunch, journey to Port Royal and Fort Charles, the historic location of much of Jamaica's swashbuckling pirate activity. Day 2: Blue Mountain Coffee and Nature Park Tour Tour the Blue Mountain Coffee Farm and see how some of the world's best coffee is grown and processed. Then sample a piping hot cup of it yourself and tasting just how good coffee can be. Take a break for lunch and then head onward to the Hollywell Park Forest Reserve, enjoying a nature trail walk of the Blue Mountains and observe its vast array of gorgeous plants, butterflies, and birdlife. Day 3: North Coast Adventure Tour Take a trip to Dunn's River and climb its world famous natural waterfalls. Nowhere else in the world can visitors scale a 600 feet (183 meter) waterfall safely. Enjoy lunch before spending the rest of the day at the beach, basking in the Caribbean sunshine and taking a dip in its warm sea. Day 4: South Coast History Tour Visit Lovers Leap, and learn the tragic story behind the two slave lovers who chose to end their lives from the 1600 feet (488 meter) cliff. The mood brightens with a tour of the world's oldest rum distillery to see how Appleton Rum is made. Then journey to Accompong in the hills of St. Elizabeth Parish. Day 5: North Coast Heritage Tour Take a jaunt to The Great House of Rose Hall, supposedly still haunted by the wicked white witch, Annie Palmer, who once lived there. Then tour the highlights of Falmouth, viewing its historic buildings, and the home of one Usain Bolt! After lunch there will be opportunities to shop for souvenirs at the local craft markets. Day 6: Highlights of Kingston and St. Thomas Visit the National Heroes Circle, where many of the country's national heroes are buried, passing through the Morant Bay Court House before touring the Up Park Camp Military Museum to learn about the history of Jamaica's military. Day 7: End of tour The vacation tour concludes with check-out from your hotel and transfer back to Kingston Airport for your departing flight.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

The tour guide Maurice was great! The climb itself is very tough, but very worth it. Despite the fact that we were unable to see the sunrise due to the thick fog.