Classic: Jamaica Encompassed (CJRR)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Relax on world-class beaches around the island, bargain at the local markets, visit a Rastafarian village, learn to drum and dance with the locals at a Maroon village, experience a different side of this familiar island
Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind ten-day adventure. Meet true Rastafarians and learn about the original inhabitants of the island while hiking through lush wilderness. Visit the Bob Marley Museum and Ricks CafE for a taste of culture with a splash of fun in the sun. With plenty of time to relax on Jamaicas famous white-sand beaches, youre going to come back well rested - and with a real understanding of this vibrant island.
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Montego Bay||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||Negril||Day 2 Montego Bay/Negril (1B, 1L)|
En route to Negril, 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. Continue on to Negril with a visit to Ricks CafE. Enjoy the seemingly endless white-sand beaches and local flavour. Included Activities: Rastafarian Indigenous Village Visit Ricks CafE Visit Transport: Stop along outside Montego Bay at a traditional Rastafarian village. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Negril||Day 3 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 4||Treasure Beach||Day 4 Negril/Treasure Beach (1B)|
Treasure Beach is not on the average Jamaica tourists radar, and we hope it stays that way so the long stretches of beach are all yours to explore. Transport: Stop en route at the Appleton Rum Factory. Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Treasure Beach||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||Kingston||Day 6 Treasure Beach/Kingston (1B)|
While in Kingston, visit the famous Bob Marley Museum to learn about the history of Jamaica's most famous musician. The museum is located at Bob Marley's former residence, and you will be walking in his famous footsteps as you hear his unique and impactful story. 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 Worlds most infamous pirates. Take a boat trip to Lime Cay or visit the Devon House. With a little more energy, explore Kingstons famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes. Included Activities: Bob Marley Museum Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Kingston||Day 7 Kingston (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a tour of a Blue Mountain coffee plantation or check out a nearby market for some souvenirs.
|Day 8||Ocho Rios||Day 8 Kingston/Ocho Rios (1B, 1L)|
Today 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. Continue on to Ocho Rios. Included Activities: Charles Town Maroon Village Experience Transport: Stop at the Charles Town Maroon village en route. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Ocho Rios||Day 9 Ocho Rios (1B)|
With a free day, opt to check out Fern Gully to find yourself in an Amazon-like rainforest, horseback ride in the Caribbean Sea, or shop for last-minute souvenirs. Nearby Dunns River Falls offers the opportunity to climb the sheer face of a rushing waterfall. Just want to relaxs Theres plenty of time of that, too.
|Day 10||Montego Bay||Day 10 Ocho Rios/Montego Bay (1B)|
Tour ends on arrival to Montego Bay in the late morning. The van will make two stops in Montego Bay- one at the start hotel and one at the airport. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Local Flights: N/A
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