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 and Dunn's River Falls Adventure

2. 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

3. 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!

Appleton Estate Rum Tour from Montego Bay

4. Appleton Estate Rum Tour from Montego Bay

Deep in the heart of Jamaica’s lush countryside is the heaven of rum: the Nassau Valley. Here lies the legendary Appleton Estate, where water is filtered by nature’s hand as it percolates for miles through unmapped limestone hills and flows into the Appleton Estate spring. In this warm, verdant setting, Appleton Estate has been perfecting the art of making handcrafted rum for over 260 years. During the fermentation process, the sugar cane molasses and a special culture of yeast combine with exceptionally soft water, filtered the limestone hills of the Cockpit Country and giving Appleton Estate Jamaican rums their unique character, taste and aroma. Spend some time learning about the unique fermentation process and sample some freshly pressed cane juice and “wet sugar” before you sit down for the main tour attraction: 10 different types of Jamaica rum liquors to sample from. The kicker is a complimentary bottle of rum for every visitor to take home and enjoy.

Jamaica: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

5. 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.

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

6. 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.

Jamaica: Bioluminescent Lagoon Boat Cruise with Transfers

7. 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.

Sangster Airport: Private Transfer to Montego Bay and More

8. Sangster Airport: Private Transfer to Montego Bay and More

Book in advance for a private transfer service between Sangster International Airport and your chosen drop-off location in the area of  Montego Bay, St. Mary Parish, Trelawny Parish, or St. Ann Parish. At the airport, a representative will wait for you at the airport with a personalized sign upon your arrival in Jamaica. You’ll then be escorted to your fully air-conditioned luxury vehicle, waiting on-site to take you to your resort. Enjoy a scenic 15- to 30-minute drive through the beautiful town of Montego Bay. Your driver will show you landmarks and tell you about the history and interesting facts about the city. With this private transfer, there are no unwanted stops. You will be taken directly to your resort or hotel in your chosen drop-off area. When you book your return trip in advance, you'll be assigned a pickup time for your departure, ensuring that you reach the airport on time.

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: Dunn’s River Falls and Jungle River Tubing Tour

10. 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.

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based on 124 reviews

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!

This was a very Beautiful experience. we saw a very nice beach and beautiful sunset. during the travel we were told alot of interesting fact about Jamaica and all of the areas that we drove through.

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

Robert was great. He was pleasant and made sure everyone was comfortable. He was very familiar and skilled with challenging roads up to 9 mile.