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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: YS Falls and Black River Safari Day Tour

2. 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: 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.

Martha Brae River Rafting Experience

4. 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.

Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

5. Doctor's Cave Beach Half-Day Shore Excursion

Enjoy a 4-hour shore excursion to the Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club, the most popular white sand beach in Montego Bay. The crystal-clear waters are known for their healing properties, and have a temperature range during the winter and summer of 78-84 degrees Fahrenheit or 22-28 Celsius. In the 1920s an article was published by Sir Herbert Barker, a famous British osteopath, declaring that the waters had curative powers and that he was restored to good health after bathing there. It was said that the waters could cure several ailments. Doctor’s Cave Beach today boasts excellent facilities. The club has well-kept changing rooms, showers, and lavatories. The new entrance, administrative offices, and 3 gift shops are all quite inviting. You’ll also find a cyber café and a sundries shop on site. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and air mattresses can be rented at the club. The beach is manicured every morning and the translucent waters, which the doctors recognized as buoyant and invigorating, have not changed since that discovery was made. Doctor’s Cave Beach boasts the Groovy Grouper Beach Bar and Grill that offers a great variety of meals and drinks. Come and enjoy this world-renowned beach on your next visit to Montego Bay! Doctor's Cave Beach Club is also a part of the Montego Bay Marine Park, which is home to a wide variety of marine life in its coral reefs.

Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

6. 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!

Dunn's River Falls & Tubing 5.5-Hour Tour from Falmouth

7. Dunn's River Falls & Tubing 5.5-Hour Tour from Falmouth

Embark on your journey in a clean and air-conditioned coach and see the hands of time rollback as you travel through Falmouth to Ocho Rios. As you travel along the coast you will be introduced to the history and culture of the island. You pass through local communities and see how the locals live as you head towards Calypso Tubing for an interesting and fun ride down the rushing waters of the White River. After Calypso Tubing, the tour continues to Dunn’s River Falls. This 600-foot high cascading waterfall is not to be missed. There is an option to climb the falls or just relax and take in the scenic views. Climbing is a group activity and each group is provided with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Be sure to pack comfortable non-skid water shoes to climb the falls. You then head back to the port, stopping for lunch and/or a beach break at a private beach along the way.

Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

8. Montego Bay: Luminous Lagoon Night Tour by Boat

Following pick-up at your hotel in Montego Bay, make your way to Falmouth for the start of a truly amazing adventure. Experience the legendary Luminous Lagoon, and appreciate the magic and beauty of Mother Nature's creation at a unique light show. Stretching along the marshlands of Trelawny, from the small community of Rock to the town of Falmouth, the Luminous Lagoon is a must-see for every visitor to Jamaica. Enjoy a delicious meal and cocktail at the restaurant (own expense) before the natural phenomenon begins. Then take a boat tour out onto the lagoon and marvel as the water is disturbed and organisms begin to glow. See an eerie light show illuminating from the back of the boat and all around from the wake. Witness a miracle of nature for approximately 35-40 minutes. Surrounded by mangroves, the lagoon is home to microscopic organisms that emit a phosphorescent light when agitated. The water glows a beautiful blue and becomes illuminated when these organisms are disturbed. As the fish in the lagoon swim and dart, you can see their outlines as streaks of light shooting around in the darkness. When it rains, the lagoon lights up with the drops of water dancing on the surface for a truly amazing sight! .

Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

9. Negril: Beach Visit, Times Square, and Sunset at Rick's Café

Spend a full day taking in the best of Negril: hang out on the beach, browse the shopping center, and go cliff-jumping at Rick's. Start your day with a drive along Jamaica’s beautiful north-western coastline, which takes you past rural villages and the Lucea Harbor, to arrive at Negril’s famous beach. The Seven Mile Beach is a gorgeous stretch of sugar-white sand and bright turquoise water. Here you'll have 3 to 4 hours of free time at the beach to enjoy as you please: go swimming, sunbathing, or visit a beach bar for snacks and drinks. Next, head with your guide to Times Square, a popular Negril shopping center where you can look for souvenirs and gifts at a variety of shops. During your 1 hour here, browse the selection of duty-free goods like jewelry and watches, as well as Jamaican items like rum, coffee, cigars, and textiles. Restaurants and snack bars are also available if you get hungry or thirsty. Finish your Negril experience with a 1-hour stop at Rick’s Café, the area’s iconic bluff-top restaurant where visitors line up to jump from the cliffs into the clear sea below. Take part in the action or just watch—it’s up to you. Purchase an ice-cold beer or a cocktail and settle in to watch the Negril sunset.

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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What people are saying about Trelawny Parish

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 124 reviews

I loved this tour and all the stops! Dunnes River was excellent and fun, 9 mile was so neat — I’m not a huge Marley fan but I found the whole thing so interesting (minus the very sexist and crude tour guide at 9 mile), and the luminous lagoon was so much fun. I also loved the beautiful views and sunset from the tour van and even the food was pretty good. The main issue is that our tour guide for the overall trip did not speak much and when he did he was very quiet. It was honestly fine though because the view was so beautiful.

Amazing!! Dunns River was out of this world, would definitely recommend and try sticking it out and climbing all the way up! Feels so good! Our tour guide, Hajis, was brilliant and so informative! True gentleman and a laugh too!

Had a great time, and an awesome driver. There were only 2 of us so we ended up having a private tour

It was awesome the people were friendly the food was better than resort

Enjoyed our tour guide, she was very Informative and knowledgeable