This half-day tour to the Rastafarian Indigenous Village brings you in contact with local artisans, musicians and farmers in the shaded hills of the Montego River Gardens. Learn about the Rastafarian lifestyle and philosophy, which reflects reverence for nature and humanity. With the assistance of your guide you’ll take part in activities like cooking, drumming and crafts as you interact with community members.
Upon hotel pickup you will be driven to the Rastafarian Indigenous Village, located approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes away in the cool hills of the Montego River Gardens. Disembark and hike to the village with your guide, including a possible river crossing on foot. Opposite the clear stream you’ll find verdant paths edged with medicinal herbs and healing plants. When you arrive in the shaded Rasta village, you’ll be welcomed by the sound of drums. Meet the local craftspeople and farmers who follow the Rastafarian way of life and ‘one love, one heart’ philosophy, which embodies healthy living in harmony with other species and equal rights and justice for all of humanity. Throughout your tour you’ll be invited to participate in daily activities, including Rastafarian culinary demonstrations with vegetarian dishes, making crafts with village artisans and joining the drumming circle. Amid natural surroundings, learn about the history of the Rastafari movement in Jamaica as you are immersed in its unique culture. Enjoy a snack or refreshment break during your tour (own expense) before returning to Negril with drop-off at your hotel.