Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind 10-day adventure. Meet true Rastafarians and learn about the original inhabitants of the island while hiking through lush wilderness. Visit the Appleton Estates rum distillery, the Bob Marley Museum and Dunn's River Falls—for a taste of culture with a splash of 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.
- Rastafarian village tour with lunch
- Beach time in Negril
- Beach time in Treasure Beach
- Charles Town Maroon village experience
- Local hike and swim
- Lunch with drumming and dancing
- Appleton Estates rum distillery visit (Treasure Beach)
- Bob Marley Museum entrance (Kingston)
- Dunn's River Falls experience (Ocho Rios)
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches. (Please allow USD225-375 for meals not included.)
- Private van, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
- Hotels (9 nts).
Day 2Montego Bay/Negril(1B, 1L)
En route to Negril, visit a Rastafarian indigenous village including drumming lessons, a delicious lunch and information about fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.
Spend a whole day enjoying Negril. Opt to watch the famous cliff divers or to participate in a number of other beach activities.
Day 4Negril/Treasure Beach(1B)
Enjoy a rum tour at the Appleton Estates. In Treasure Beach opt to chill out on the secluded beach or visit the seven waterfalls of YS Falls.
Day 5Treasure Beach(1B)
Spend the day enjoying paradise any way you want. Opt to take a local boat ride to search for dolphins and crocodiles in their natural environment. Visit the unique Pelican Bar out at sea.
Day 6Treasure Beach/Kingston(1B)
Travel to the capital city of Kingston. Visit the Bob Marley Museum with options to visit plenty of historical sights full of Caribbean pirate lore.
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 8Kingston/Ocho Rios(1B, 1L)
En route to Ocho Rios, visit the Maroon village. Learn about their important history in Jamaica and visit a secluded river with crystal-clear pools. Enjoy lunch accompanied by traditional drumming and dancing.
Day 9Ocho Rios(1B, 1L)
Climb famous Dunn's River Falls. Opt to bargain for handicrafts at the market, explore Fern Gully or horseback ride on the beach.
Day 10Ocho Rios/Montego Bay(1B)
Travel to Montego Bay where the tour ends on arrival.
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June 17, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
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