Jamaica Encompassed

Classic, Montego Bay to Montego Bay

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Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind eight-day adventure. Stay at a Maroon village and witness traditional drumming and dancing before settling into your overnight stay with the locals. Explore all that Kingston has to offer and visit Rick's Café for a taste of culture and fun in the sun. With plenty of time to relax on Jamaica's famous white-sand beaches, you're going to come back well-rested — and with a real understanding of this vibrant island.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Charles Town Maroon Village Experience, Charles Town
  • Dinner with drumming and dancing
  • Rick's Café visit (Negril)
  • Beach time in Ocho Rios, Treasure Beach, and Negril
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Relax on world-class beaches
  • Bargain for goods at local markets
  • Drum and dance with the locals at a maroon village
  • Experience a different side of this familiar island

Itinerary

Day 1 Montego Bay There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting in the evening. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Montego Bay/Ocho Rios (1B, 1D) During free time in Ocho Rios, opt to check out Fern Gully to find yourself in an Amazon-like rainforest, horseback ride in the Caribbean Sea, or shop for souvenirs. Nearby Dunn's River Falls offers the opportunity to climb the sheer face of a rushing waterfall. Just want to relax? There's plenty of time of that, too. Tonight pays respect to a part of Jamaica’s history often unseen. Visit a Maroon village showcasing the community of slaves who ran away from plantations to the mountains, and became known as the Maroons. Learn more about the history and culture of this community before enjoying a Maroon feast. Participate in indigenous dancing and enjoy singing and drumming with the community members. Included Activities: Charles Town Maroon Village Experience Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Ocho Rios/Kingston (1B) Continue on to Kingston. Fill your time here with as much (or as little) as you please. Tour Port Royal, a 14th-century stomping ground of some of the 'New World's' most infamous pirates. With a little more energy, explore Kingston's famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Kingston/Treasure Beach (1B) Enjoy a free morning in Kingston. Travel to Treasure Beach and opt to chill out on the secluded beach or visit the seven waterfalls of YS Falls. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Treasure Beach (1B) Opt for a river safari. Travel about 10 minutes offshore to await dolphins on their morning swim. From there, head to where the Caribbean Sea meets the Black River and cruise upstream to see the Jamaican crocodile. See how the locals use the river for their livelihood – fishing and shrimping. Afterwards, head to Pelican Bar. This quaint island-in-the-sea lounge is like nothing you’ve ever seen – the setting is on a sand bar about 15 minutes off shore, very idyllic and unique. At Pelican Bar, have lunch, swim and sunbathe.
Day 6 Treasure Beach/Negril (1B) Continue on to Negril with a visit to Rick's Café. Enjoy the seemingly endless white-sand beaches and local flavour. Included Activities: Rick's Café Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Negril (1B) Opt to explore the local caves and rocky bluffs where heroism can be added to holiday pastimes. Walk the beach, visit the cliffs, scuba dive, windsurf, parasail or do nothing at all and relax in a hammock.
Day 8 Negril/Montego Bay (1B) Trip ends on arrival to Montego Bay. If spending additional time in Montego Bay, opt to visit a Rastafarian indigenous village. Learn about the history and daily life of this unique group of people while getting a sample of some local drumming. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
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