Welcome to Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

Kingston is also the ideal base for exploring Jamaica’s southeast corner. There are beaches within easy striking distance of the capital, but the island’s story is really thrown into relief by the faded pirate glory of Port Royal and the grit of Spanish Town, while the majestic, forest-covered Blue Mountains allow you to escape into nature and hike old Maroon trails or taste a gourmet cup at a working coffee plantation.

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Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast activities

$86.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bob Marley Experience from Montego Bay

Travel through the hills and curves of the parish of St Ann, called the garden parish, until you reach Nine Mile, where the Bob Marley tour takes place. This little village is tucked away in the beautiful mountains of Jamaica and is the birthplace (Feb.6,1945) of the legendary "King of Reggae", Bob Marley. It is also the place he was laid to rest. The Bob Marley tour starts with a walk through his home as a young boy, which is now a museum and photo gallery. Your guide will reveal little known insights into Bob Marley's childhood and musical career. You'll even have a chance to stand on "Mt. Zion Rock" (Bob's meditation spot) and rest your head on the "pillow", made famous in the song "Talking Blues".The memorial at Nine Mile also includes Bob Marley’s final resting place. Visit Bob Marley’s grave in Jamaica and pay your respects to this great man.

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Norman Manley Airport Club Kingston Lounge Access

Arrival Service (not applicable to departure only bookings): Upon disembarking your plane at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport, you will be greeted by your Club Kingston Representative holding a personalized sign. Move seamlessly through the lines with fast track access through customs and immigration. Once you fill out your immigration forms (your representative can help if needed), you will be guided through the fast-track Immigration line. Once through Immigration, your host will help you retrieve your luggage at baggage claim. You will then proceed through the fast-track Customs line. Once you have cleared Customs, you will be escorted to your tour operator or private transportation for transfer to your hotel. Departure Lounge (not applicable to arrival only bookings): On departure, escape to a sanctuary where you can relax, unwind or catch up on office work, all while immersed in warm Jamaican culture and hospitality. After checking in for your flight at Norman Manley International Airport, make your way to security and immigration area. In the fast-track line, present your voucher for access and breeze past the long lines. Once through security, head up to the mezzanine level to enter the Club Kingston departure lounge. Indulge in a comfortable lounge, where you can entertain yourself with the high-speed WiFi, catch up with the news on the flat-screen cable TVs, read through the provided magazines and newspapers or even use the conference facility for a quick meeting. If you have not had enough of Jamaica's culture, make sure to stroll through the historical and cultural exhibits onsite. Snack on the unlimited fresh fruit, sandwiches, tapas, sushi, pastries and more, then sip on a warm cup of coffee or tea, a refreshing cold beverage or even an alcoholic beverage like the iconic Red Stripe beer! Drinks and snacks are complimentary within the departure lounge. You will also have access to the private restroom and shower facilities. When it's time for your flight, you will board your plane at the designated gate feeling refreshed and relaxed!

$70 Tours & Sightseeing

Kingston City Tour

This tour showcases the variety that one finds in Kingston, from rich to poor, hills to waterfront, residential to commercial, so that you can gain an appreciation of the layout of this culturally vibrant city. The focus is on the history, culture, architecture, and food that you find in Kingston. You will first be picked up at your Kingston hotel by your expert guide/driver where you will be placed in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle. The first stop of the tour will be at the University of the West Indies, a beautiful campus with majestic ruins from the plantation era. The trip continues heading towards downtown Kingston, stopping to allow for photography of the vast expanse of city, from mountainside to seaside. Heroes Park is a must visit as the artistic monuments, the graves, and the flowers offer a lovely backdrop to learn about the rebellious history of Jamaica, not to mention it gives an opportunity to see the local military change of guards. In downtown Kingston there will be a stop at the buzzing market, the largest in the island, teeming with buyers and sellers and bursting with color. Then it is on to Trench Town, the famous neighborhood in which Bob Marley once lived which is widely considered to be the birthplace of reggae. Here you will have another opportunity to interact with locals while on the community-run tour. The tour finishes at the beautiful grounds of 18th century Devon House, where you will sample the world famous ice cream.At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel, happy to have spent a day exploring this fascinating part of Jamaica.

$115 Day Trips & Excursions

Kingston to Dunn's River Falls, Fern Gully Full-Day Adventure

You'll be picked up at your hotel in Kingston by a licensed chauffeur. The tour begins as you come aboard the air-conditioned transportation and head into the heart of Ocho Rios to the hustle and bustle of Jamaican life. Make way to Fern Gully, a unique rain-forest which boast hundreds of different varieties of ferns. No one knows the origin of the Fern Gully but it is said that it was possibly started out with an underground river flowing through caves and later the roofs collapsed. Some have also suggested that it was created in the 1760s by a flash flood. Many writers such as Marianne North 1871, Lady Brassey 1883, Antonio Gallenga 1873 wrote about Gully Road on their Voyages to Ocho Rios. After this two mile encounter of amazing vegetation, stop along the way grab a souvenir from one of the many craft vendor in the Gully.Dunn's River Falls adventure is next, with a 15 minute drive along the beautiful North Coast with the blue Caribbean Sea as the backdrop. Enter the park with your prepaid tickets and you will be greeted by a licensed Fall Guide and provide an introduction and safety orientation before the climb.Dunn's River Falls is a famous waterfall near Ocho Rios, Jamaica a popular tourist attraction. It is 180 feet high and 600 feet long. The waterfalls are terraced with natural steps for climbing. It is the most climbed falls in the world. After climbing the falls, have lunch at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers (not included).Wind down the experience with leisurely shopping at one of many Ocho Rios gift shops and craft store before heading back to your hotel.

$144 Transfers & Ground Transport

Runaway Bay Hotels Private Roundtrip Airport Transfer from Kingston Airport(KIN)

Upon arrival to Jamaica, when exiting the customs department of the Norman Manley International Airport, make your way to the arrivals exit area. A friendly representative bearing a sign with your name outside the arrivals exit will be there to meet and greet you before checking you in for your transfer. Simply show a copy of your confirmation voucher (printed or electronic) and within a few minutes you will be escorted to your vehicle and driver who will take great care of you on your way to your hotel.For your departure/return transfer, a friendly representative will be there to greet you and check you in for your transfer at your hotel lobby. Simply show a copy of your confirmation voucher (printed or electronic) and within a few minutes, you will be on your way to the Kingston Airport. Your hotel pickup time will be communicated to you by email once your return flight details have been confirmed.

$62.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Port Royal Heritage Tour from Kingston

Start the journey in Kingston by meeting up with a uniformed chauffeur carrying an identification name card. Then hop in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a relaxing and scenic ride to the town of Port Royal. Once the busiest city in the Caribbean, Port Royal was a bustling center for trading both legitimate and ill-gotten wealth. It has also experienced significant natural disasters, including the 1692 earthquake that covered 90 percent of the city with water. Today, Port Royal thrives as a quiet fishing town and is a great place to relax and enjoy the culture. An informed tour guide will explain further the role these historical events have played in shaping Port Royal and what life is like here today. Spend time exploring historic Fort Charles and its museum, as well as the famous Giddy House. At lunchtime, chose from one of the many popular seafood restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal before returning to Kingston.