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$66 Kid Friendly

Runaway Bay: Dunn's River Falls and Ocho Rios Highlights Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Runaway Bay, JamaicaThis tour takes you through one of the most popular towns on the Island. Runaway Bay is naturally beautiful and is certainly one of the most scenic areas in Jamaica. It sits between the beautiful, crisp coastline to one side and the lush green mountains to the other. There is much debate as to how the town of Runaway Bay got its name. some people believe it got the name because that is where the last batch of Spanish soldiers ran away from when they were retreating from the attacking British Troops lead by Governor Ysassi right after the 1655 British invasion of Jamaica, while other argue that it was the point from which the Slaves from inland plantations used as an escape route to runaway to Cuba. Get your cameras ready to go as you make your way through this area.Stop At: Dunn's River Falls and Park, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaYour tour guide will take you directly to the extremely beautiful, world famous Dunns River Falls & Park. By now, you should be wearing your swimsuits so all you have to do is to get checked-in, meet with your resident guide, go through the briefing, sign the waiver form and get on with the fun at hand. There are professional photographers stationed at Dunns River that will accompany you on the trip – you can purchase your pictures at the end if you like but, feel free to take your waterproof cameras with you and your Falls Guide will assist you by taking pictures. Your walk to the starting point will be about 2 minutes down to the beach where you will start the 600ft. (183metre) climb. Your total time at Dunns River Falls will be approx. 1 hour 45 minutes. If you are unable to complete the climb it’s no problem - there are exit points along the way for you to abort. Feel free to ask your tour guide just to point out the areas of the falls that featured in the James Bond movie (Doctor No). Kindly head directly to the bus as soon as the climb is complete.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Taj Mahal Shopping Center, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaShopping on this day trip could be either at the Taj Mahal Shopping Center or at the Whitter Village Shopping Centre. A wide variety of items are available in these areas. Items includes rums, coffee, T-shirts, hats, jewelry, Harley D products, etc. there is a 1 hour stop for shopping so make the best use of the time. Don’t forget to negotiate.Scotchies Outdoor Garden Restaurant is undoubtedly the best jerk chicken and pork spots you can find anywhere. We recommend that you cap off your day’s activities with a stop for the ultimate jerk experience at Scotchies. The food is prepared with the whole family in mind so even the children can take advantage of this amazing experience of tender juicy pork and succulent chicken with festival. Steamed vegetable is also available for non-meat eaters. Don’t forget to challenge the homemade Scotchies specialty hot sauce made from local sun ripened Scotch Bonnet Pepper.Duration: 2 hours

$59.40 Kid Friendly

Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Ocho Rios Tour from Runaway Bay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blue Hole, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaAfter the scenic drive you will head to Cool Blue Hole and Secret Falls just in time to meet your knowledgeable guide who will be your best friend for the next two hours until the end of the activity. Hidden on the border of Saint Ann and Saint Mary Parishes up in the mountains and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy towns is where you find this unspoiled, untouched rare gem. The Cool Blue Hole oasis offers an array of natural beauty and electrifying fun. Take in the gorgeous, bright blue water in the natural mineral pool surrounded by lush, tropical rain-forest. Have a blast jumping off the edge into the deep pool, swinging on Tarzan ropes or swimming up under the caves. Then, there will be a 5-minute hike through the woods to the amazing Secret Falls. You are in “awe” as you make your way through the magnificent, lush green vegetation up to the Secret Falls. There you can allow the cascading waters to hug you while you take amazing photo shots. Feel free to take lots of photos on this tour. Independent professional photographers are available to take photos at a cost however, if you prefer to take your own cameras/phones feel free to do so at your own risk.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Taj Mahal Shopping Center, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaShopping in Ocho Rios on this day trip will be at the Taj Mahal Shopping Center. A wide variety of items are available in this one area. Items includes rums, coffee, T-shirts, hats, jewelry, Harley D products, etc. however, since this is a private tour where you get to call the shots, you have the choice of requesting or have dialogue with your tour guide to take you to other shopping spots within that geographical location.Lunch stop at ScotchiesScotchies Outdoor Garden Restaurant is undoubtedly the best jerk chicken and pork spots you can find anywhere. We recommend that you cap off your day’s activities with a stop for the ultimate jerk experience at Scotchies. The food is prepared with the whole family in mind so even the children can take advantage of this amazing experience of tender juicy pork and succulent chicken with festival. Steamed vegetable is also available for non-meat eaters. Don’t forget to challenge the homemade Scotchies specialty hot sauce made from local sun ripened Scotch Bonnet Pepper.Duration: 2 hours

$90 Outdoor Activities

Blue Hole and River Gully Rainforest Adventure Tour from Runaway Bay

The adventure begins when you board the "River Gully Express" which will pick you up at your Runaway Bay hotel or cruise terminal. Drive through the coastal town of Ocho Rios watching the locals as they go about their island way of life. Continue through the villages of White River and Exchange as you head towards a higher elevation. Start experiencing the rainforest of Calia Gully with a decent of a 100 feet to its bottom as the tour continues towards River Gully.Next, experience one of Jamaica's oldest hydroelectric plant. See how wood is used as pipes to carry water, including the "Black Pipe".After the hydroelectric plant, you will enter the "River Gully" rainforest where your adventure becomes epic as you come upon the famous Blue Hole, a natural mineral pool with rocky cliffs, waterfalls and bright, turquoise waters.The pool is surrounded by lush greenery and exotic tropical flowers. It is truly paradise! Enjoy swimming in the refreshing water or relaxing in the nearby rocks. For the adventurous, there is cliff jumping and underwater cave exploration. Cliff jumping is optional and those who do not participate can have just as much fun watching.Next, travel further into the rainforest to Hidden Beauty Rainforest Oasis to complete the tour.On the way back there will be a stop at a local craft market to shop for local souvenirs and a stop for lunch at one of the local Jerk restaurants. After lunch, you will travel back to your Runaway Bay hotel or cruise port.

$57 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kingston City Tour

You will travel via the north coast and then turn inland to enjoy the lush vegetation. During this wonderful Kingston Tour, you will have a chance to visit Spanish Town -the Old Capital 472 years old, now called Emancipation Square- & Kingston –the current capital and the largest English Speaking city in the Caribbean-.The tour also includes a visit to other important Kingston Highlights, like Beverley Hills, the Statue of Bob Marley, National Stadium, and National Arena & Emancipation Park, where you will have plenty of time to get to know the places and take pictures. You will also visit Devon House; one of Jamaica's most celebrated historical landmarks, to purchase tasty Jamaican Patties as well as Jamaica’s best Ice-Cream.  Enjoy strolling through Kingston’s one most elegant, surviving 19th century mansion, magnificently furnished 1860’s style, built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel.And, at Bob Marley Museum (Optional), you will enjoy a 1 hour long tour where you’ll take a concise look at the life of the Reggae Super Star. Plus, if you want to go shopping (Optional), you will be taken to Sovereign Mall, a modern shopping center.* Explore Jamaica's capital.* Drive through the old Spanish Town.* Access to Bob Marley's Museum.

$127.48 Private & Custom Tours

Runaway Bay to Rio Bueno River Adventure with Boat Ride

Your friendly and professional guide will meet you in the lobby of your Runaway Bay hotel and get you prepared for an electrifying day. The ride to the Rio Bueno River takes you along the north coast and before you know it you are there! As you enter the meeting area, you are greeted by one of the friendly tour guides who will do your orientation. After checking in and putting on your safety gear, you will follow your guide across the Irie Bridge and along the jungle trail, leading you to the river launch point. Select 2 activities to participate in from the 4 available activities.River Tubing With the river currents carrying you through the rainforest, you will sit back and relax while admiring the scenery of the surrounding landscape. Each lazy section of the river is followed by exciting class 2 rapids, where you can enjoy the faster pace of floating over splashing white water. There is a stop along the way for a chance to swim and try out the rope swing.Minimum age: 8 yearsMaximum weight: 260 poundsRiver RaftingWith 4-6 passengers in the raft you will use team work to make it down the rapids of the river while your guide steers the entire time. Navigate throuhg exciting class 1 and class 2 rapids and relax through some of the calmer spots. There will be stops so that you can swim in the cool water or swing from the rope swing.Minimum age: 5 yearsMaximum weight: 280 poundsRiver Kayaking Paddle downstream as you and a partner kayak through class 2 rapids and scenic river pools. You will pass under an old stone bridge where the rapids decrease as the river flows into the Caribbean Sea. Minimum age: 12 yearsMaximum weight: 400 pounds per kayakWhite River BoardingPerfect for thrill-seekers who want to experience a unique way to navigate the river. Similar to a boogie board, your river board allows you to lie on your stomach as you surf down the class 2 rapids steering with your arms and legs. Half-way through the ride the group will stop for a break and a swim with the rope swing.Minimum age: 12 yearsMaximum weight: 280 pounds After your river adventure you will take a boat ride (weather permitting) into the Caribbean Sea. The ride takes you to a the private Bengal Beach where you will have lunch (additional cost), enjoy a refreshing drink and take a dip in sea. After about 1 hour at the beach, you will be taken back to your Runaway Bay hotel.

$156.25 Kid Friendly

ATV Outback Adventure From Runaway Bay

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Yaaman Adventure Park, Ocho Rios, Saint Ann Parish, JamaicaAfter a brief orientation and helmet fitting, the tour will get rolling as you start your engines and get ready to get dirty! Enjoy an experience of a lifetime as you truly take these machines off-road through magnificent tropical scenery with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from 1100 feet above. With a few stops on the itinerary you are able to enjoy 980 acres of Jamaica and have a few unique photo opportunities.While you travel along, pay attention and see hundreds of tress planted by famous and influential people such as in Sir Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Shakira, Drew Barrymore and more.Duration: 2 hours

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