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One of the largest African heritage events in the Jamaican cultural calendar, Fi Wi Sinting is held on a Sunday in February at Nature’s Way, 5km east of Buff Bay. An African marketplace offers robes, batiks and jewelry, and performances are staged throughout the day. In a moving ritual, the official celebration comes to a close when libation is poured in remembrance of those who survived the ‘middle passage,’ a term designating the passage of slaves to Jamaica from Africa. A boat covered in flowers is released into the sea. The festival provides a rare opportunity to witness Kumina drumming, a tradition with direct ties to Africa, believed to be a form of communication with the dead. A Kumina drum circle keeps a sizable crowd dancing deep into the night.


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$460.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Bicycle Tour of Jamaica's Blue Mountains from Falmouth

In early morning your professional tour guide will meet you and your group of up to 4 people in the lobby of your Falmouth hotel where you will board your private vehicle. Your tour guide will welcome you, brief you on the day's activities and enrich you with a wealth of Jamaican history. From there the tour will head east toward the north coast where you will witness the extremely beautiful Jamaican coastline. You are welcome to take all the photos you wish. There will be several rest stops along the way.As the vehicle approaches the small, vintage town of Buff Bay, it will make a right turn up into the mountain, passing through many small villages along the way. View fresh water shooting out from several areas in the mountain rocks. Once the bus has reached the final destination at a height of about 5,000 feet, there will be an authentic Jamaican breakfast of ackee and saltfish, fried dumplings, steamed cabbage, and of course the excellent locally grown and produced Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee. After breakfast, your group will be taken to the starting point of about 6,000 feet where you will embark on an amazing journey cycling down the mountain through the lush green rainforest. A delicious lunch will be waiting for you at the rest stop. After lunch you will continue the journey down the mountain until you reach a coffee plantation where you will take a tour and see a demonstration of local coffee production. The next stop will be at the Mountain Dew Waterfall for a refreshing dip to mark the end of the adventure.After an electrifying day, you will be returned to your Falmouth hotel.

$649.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Bike Tour of Jamaica's Blue Mountains from Negril and Grand Palladium

Meet your guide in the lobby of your Negril or the Grand Palladium to start your tour by boarding your private vehicle. Listen to a briefing on the day's activities and information about Jamaica and its history as you drive along the beautiful northern coastline of Jamaica to the east side of the island. There will be stops along the way for photos and to stretch your legs. As you approach the small town of Buff Bay, make a right turn up the mountain, passing through many villages along the way. View fresh water shooting out from several areas in the mountain rocks as you make your way to your destination at an elevation of about 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). Here, hop out to fill up for your biking adventure with an authentic Jamaican breakfast of ackee fruit and saltfish, fried dumplings, steamed cabbage, and, of course, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, grown and produced here.After breakfast, you'll be taken to your bike starting point of about 6,000 feet, from where you'll cycle down the mountain through the lush rainforest. Take a rest break for lunch, and then continue the journey downhill until you reach a coffee plantation, where you will take a tour and see a demonstration of local coffee production. Your next stop is the Mountain Dew Waterfall for a cool swim to mark the end of your bike tour.You'll then be returned to Negril or the Grand Palladium for hotel drop-off.

$430 Day Trips & Excursions

Scenic Blue Mountain Tour from Port Antonio

The adventure begins with pickup from Port Antonio or nearby hotel where you will be briefed on the day’s activities, then about an hour drive up to Buff Bay. The drive in a 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you to Jacob's Ladder where the hike begins. Along the picturesque landscape, you'll have the opportunity to see and stop in some Jamaican villages. The first bit of the trail is called Jacob’s Ladder, a steep and bending path that takes you straight up the side of the mountain. The distance to the peak from here is 9.2km or 5.8 miles. On the journey to the peak, expect to see spectacular scenic views and diverse flora and fauna. Many species of birds characteristic of the area can be seen all the way up the trail to the peak. The Peak Trail passes through Old Growth Forest. This area is unique and natural and it is said that on a clear day you can see Cuba from the Blue Mountain Peak. As a special treat, you will experience a brief tour of a Jamaican coffee farm and taste the world famous Blue Mountain coffee.