Things to do in Trelawny Parish

Our most recommended things to do in Trelawny Parish

Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

1. Jamaica: Dunn's River Falls, 9 Mile and Optional Lagoon Tour

With this excursion, instead of taking 3 days out of your vacation to see all of these popular Jamaican attractions you can visit them all in just 1 day. Climb Dunn’s River Falls. With the help of your guide, you’ll climb 600 feet to the top of this magnificent waterfall that’s tiered like a wedding cake. Stop for a swim in the refreshing rock pools. With the guide’s help, it’s an easy climb that everyone can enjoy. After the falls, you’ll have a tour of the town of Ocho Rios with a stop for souvenir shopping and to enjoy a typical Jamaican lunch. Next, you’ll head off on a drive through small market towns and hills to 9 Mile, the birth and final resting place of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Hear the story of his childhood and rise to stardom. Option Bioluminescent Lagoon Cruise and Dinner As you head back towards the coast you’ll stop at the Joe James Restaurant and Art Gallery. Enjoy Mr. James’s artwork and sit sown for a Jamaican family-style dinner (included). Finish your tour with a visit to the Luminous Lagoon, inhabited by microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, you’ll board a boat that takes you across the lagoon. As the water is disturbed, you’ll see the water illuminated behind the boat. Stop to enjoy a swim and watch your body glow. This luminous phenomenon is only seen in 3 locations on the planet.

Jamaica Zipline Adventure (Mystic Silver) from Falmouth

2. Jamaica Zipline Adventure (Mystic Silver) from Falmouth

Mystic Mountain Zip-line Canopy Tour is an exhilarating adventure flying over the magnificent rainforest canopy and limestone cliffs. Your Jamaica Zipline Adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or the cruise terminal and you are 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. This provides a great opportunity to take in the scenery of Ocho Rios as you soar above the treetops on the skylift. Receive an orientation, safety equipment and harness system for your flight through the canopy on a series of zip line cables and pulleys that are interconnected on both tree and land-based platforms. The canopy zip line tour ends at the mid-station of the chairlift where you can catch a ride back to the top. Strap in and hold onto your hat for this is one wild ride! Mystic Mountain Zip-line Canopy Tour is an exhilarating adventure flying over the magnificent rainforest canopy and limestone cliffs. Whisk through the verdant rainforest canopy and glide from one platform to another, while you catch a glimpse of the Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios! At the end of your tour, stop at the top of the mountain. You can relax and enjoy the stunning views from the infinity pool, slide down the water slide or get a bite to eat at the nice restaurant with a full bar. Witness some of Jamaica’s most beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds as they fly around the flowers and plants in the garden.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

3. Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

Board a boat for a ride on the bioluminescent lagoon to see the illumination of the water that occurs as the boat disturbs the microscopic organisms inhabiting the lagoon. On this boat ride after the sun goes down your boat captain and guide will tell you the story of the lagoon and why it glows. As your boat approaches the center of the lagoon, your captain will tell you about the folklore around swimming in the lagoon. Then you’ll have a chance to slip into the lagoon, which is less than 5 feet deep. As you swim, the water around you will begin to glow. Watch as your hands begin to sparkle as if covered in glitter. After exploring this Jamaican natural wonder, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

4. Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach! Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica. Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim. Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile. At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.

Jamaica: Zipline and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

5. Jamaica: Zipline and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

Your Falls Flyer Zipline and Dunn's River Falls adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise terminal. From there you will be driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the famous Dunn's River Falls and park. Once you are checked in for your tour, each guest will receive a pre-purchased ticket to enter the falls and park. Once inside the park, it is time to gear up to go ziplining. You will be placed into groups and assigned a trained guide who will conduct a brief safety and introductory session, before you mount the first tower and maneuver through garden treetops by means of horizontal traverses and bridges. You will then get a bird’s-eye view of the pristine waterfalls as you soar through the air and walk across suspended jungle bridges positioned over the falls. Your zipline experience includes a series of 7 ziplines and 4 jungle bridges, making it an experience to remember. Next up you will climb up the 600-foot natural cascading waterfall. You will hike along the river and discover the many pools and cascades, all while in the capable hands of your expert tour guides. The boardwalk along the falls provides easy access for those who wish not to climb, they will be able to photograph their friends and family meaning that nobody is left out of the fun. On the way back you will 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 your free time for lunch, it will be time to head back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica!

From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

6. From Falmouth: Horseback Ride and Swim Beach Trip

Your Horseback Ride n Swim Adventure starts with your pickup at your hotel lobby or cruise port as you are driven in comfort on a scenic roadway to the Sand N Saddle beach to begin your horseback experience. Your experienced guides, who will be with you every step of the way, will provide an introductory session to ensure your safety and full enjoyment of the tour. The 1-hour ride commences from the private and beautiful beach area and you are taken through the scenic countryside, passing tranquil farmlands of the locals living close by. The friendly and humorous guides give a narration of the scenery and area telling the story of Jamaica. The trail ride meanders back to the beach area where guests are given the opportunity to swim bareback and frolic with the horse in the magnificent Caribbean Sea. The sea is crystal clear and white sands allow for great swimming and picture-taking opportunities. Your ride concludes with the swimming experience. Lounge with a cool drink from the gazebo and spy on the hummingbirds gossiping with the orchids. On the way back have lunch (meals and drinks not included) at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centres or local eateries, enjoying the delicious meal with an ice-cold Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drinks before heading back to your hotel or cruise ship with a heart filled with Jamaica!

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

7. Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

Raft on the scenic Martha Brae River at a village 3 miles from Falmouth in 6 acres of beautifully manicured lawns on a natural horseshoe island. Experience Jamaica's number 1 rafting attraction, with fully appointed recreational facilities including picnic grounds, a bar, souvenir shops, swimming pool and modern restrooms. Take a stroll through Miss Martha’s Herb Garden before the start of your rafting excursion, and marvel at a presentation of Jamaica’s herbs famous for their medicinal and healing properties. The Martha Brae rafting experience boasts 85 experienced captains and 30-foot long bamboo rafts on which you will take a 3-mile journey along the river in approximately 1 hour. Learn the legend of Martha Brae or enjoy an exhilarating swim.

Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

8. Montego Bay City and Rose Hall Haunted House Tour

Get acquainted with Jamaica's second city on a tour of Montego Bay, known to locals as 'Mobay." Discover a mix of old and new as you learn the city's rich history. Pass through downtown to see how the locals live and journey through narrow streets watching street vendors, school children and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go to the "Hip Strip" before visiting the residential area of Ironshore, where you will get a first-hand experience of Jamaican residences, from small homes to extraordinary mansions. Grab the chance to do some souvenir shopping at stops where you can purchase coffee, rum and spices. Then, as the sun sets, visit the home of Annie Palmer, known as the "White Witch of Rose Hall." Follow your guide on a candlelit tour through the haunted house, learning its history. Listen to the floors creak beneath your feet as the former plantation comes alive to Annie's story. She famously killed her 3 husbands and countless lovers before being murdered in the house, which she continues to haunt to this day. Watch out for ghosts, including Annie herself! You then have the option to continue to the Luminous Lagoon to see the microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when the water is agitated. Shortly after sunset, board a boat that will take you across the lagoon, and marvel at the effects as the water is disturbed. Stop for a swim to experience the miracle of seeing your body glow! This is only available in 3 locations on the planet and is a must see in Jamaica.

Falmouth: Historic Sightseeing Tour

9. Falmouth: Historic Sightseeing Tour

Your historic Falmouth sightseeing tour will take you on a brief highlights tour of the town of Falmouth. Founded by Thomas Reid in 1769, Falmouth flourished as a market center and port for forty years, at a time when Jamaica was the world's leading sugar producer. It was named after Falmouth Cornwall in England, the birthplace of Sir William Trelawny the Governor of Jamaica who was instrumental in its establishment. The town was meticulously planned from the start, with wide streets in a regular grid, adequate water supplies, and public buildings. It even had piped water before New York City! You will stop at St. Peters Anglican Church built in 1795, before seeing the Falmouth All-Age School which is housed in a former army barracks, Fort Balcarres. You will later stop at the Old Court House, before visiting the William Knibb Memorial to see the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt's High School. Later, spend the rest of your time at a private white-sand beach club at the Doctor's Cave.

Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

10. 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. 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!

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Overall rating

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based on 169 reviews

Our driver kept us safe throughout the day and provided lots of information and awareness. Dunns falls were amazing. Couldn't climb them due to health issues but managed to get some good pictures and access from various viewing spots. Nine Mile was a winding narrow road and we got there quite late in the day but very fascinating and great to see the connection of the lyrics and where Bob was born and laid to rest. As the trip started late there were some parts which were a bit rushed and we didnt shop in Ocho Rios to make up the time.

Our guide Marcia was great informative, humorous and mad everyone feel welcome Her and Jason the driver worked well together as a team. Marsia provided lots of details regarding Jamaica the culture and the various places from the Jewish cemetery to the backstory of the criminal justice system that we drove past it was a very enjoyable tour a long day at enjoyable all the same!

Great day out. Long day of travelling but worth it to climb up the falls and visit Bob Marleys house. Also made better by the knowledgeable tour guide Washington and his friendly driver David.

AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The my guide was 50 and he took great care of us to ensure we didn’t fall going up and that we got great videos Definitely will do this again when I return

It was absolutely amazing we really appreciate the hospitality of the driver and the staff. Amazing experience thank you