Day 1, Friday – Montego Bay
Jamaica’s second city greets you with promises of pleasure. Much to see, feel, and experience, your Jamaica Discovery Tour
has officially begun. The lush land and idyllic breeze embrace. The mountainous beach town that is Montego Bay, is bordered by turquoise sea and softly reverberates reggae rhythms, displaying island art and fine cuisine; a true feast for the senses. Check in at your hotel and experience hospitality at its finest. There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting with your Tour Leader and other group members – the Hotel front desk will inform you of the meeting time and location.
Day 2, Saturday – Montego Bay/Negril (B, L)
Today we do a Jamaica Discovery included activity – a day spent with the Rastafarians at the Rasta Village
– learn their history, lifestyle choices and their use of plants as remedies; eat their “ital” food. Commune with the Rastafarians, play Rasta drums and chant theirs songs. This encounter is fully guided by Rastafarians who will meet the group at the Montego River Gardens to lead you into “a day in the life” Rastafari experience. Truly an entertaining uncovering of a unique subculture that is unparalleled in its influence on Jamaica’s celebrity. From Montego Bay we’re off to Negril… Jamaica Discovery included activity: group transfer to Rick’s Cafe
on the western edge of the island to experience the amazing Negril Sunset and the thrill of cliff diving. Whether you’re brave enough to take the plunge, or just happy to watch the locals take dives from the tops of trees before the sun sets, this is one of Jamaica’s ‘must see, must do’ activities.
Day 3, Sunday – Negril (B)
Seven miles of white sand beach will call, and your response will be languorous moments of pure pleasure; all day just soak it up! Walk the beach, visit the cliffs, rock dive, scuba dive, wind surf, parasail or do nothing at all and relax in a hammock – our Negril home is the launching pad to the perfect Jamaican nights. We recommend that you check out a live Reggae show on the Beach. Do as much or as little as you like– Negril is yours.
Day 4, Monday – Negril/Treasure Beach (B)
Today we’re off to Treasure Beach but before getting there we take on another Jamaica Discovery included activity designed to lift your spirits at Appleton Estate Rum Factory
. Head into Jamaica’s picturesque countryside for a taste of the past and present. The Appleton Estate first distilled rum in 1749. See sugar cane become magically transformed into Jamaica’s Premium Rums. Learn how this luscious liquor goes from sugarcane, to molasses, then sugar, and finally becomes Rum. Sample blends for age, taste and strength, then pick up a bottle (or two) to take home. CAUTION: this tour ends with you being given access to the bar where you are allowed to serve yourself! Your rewarding sample will leave a promising tingle From Appleton we head to Treasure Beach with a stop in Middle Quarters
(famous for peppered shrimp) to experience Jamaican street food for lunch or you can opt instead to try our local fast food – patty (chicken, beef, vegetation, shrimp, etc). After lunch we make our way to Treasure Beach
where we take up our lodgings for the next two (2) nights.
Day 5, Tuesday – Treasure Beach (B)
Wake up in Treasure Beach which is not on the average tourists’ radar, and we hope it stays that way! One of the quaintest spot on earth that will seamlessly claim you as a Local. Spend the days enjoying paradise any way you want. Opt to take the Jamaica Discovery signature Dolphin Quest Black River Safari Experience
, which is a local boat ride to search for dolphins and crocodiles in their natural environment. 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 and over 100 spices of birds native to the Black River Morass . See how the locals use the river for their livelihood – fishing and shrimping. Once you arrive upstream you’ll stop at the DaVinci spot where you’ll have a local lunch and make like Tarzan and Jane and have a swim in the rejuvenating waters of the Black River. Believe it or not today’s highlight is yet to come; leaving Black River our next destination is Pelican Bar. PELICAN BAR
: picture a mass of driftwood, nailed together to create a basic structure, covered by a palm thatch roof and supported by stilts, sitting on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean. This quaint island-in-the-sea lounge is like nothing you’ve ever seen –at Pelican Bar, have a drink, swim, sunbathe or just chill and soak up the lazy sun-drenched vibe.
Other options to enjoy from Treasure Beach are YS Falls, Lovers Leap which are also highly recommended.
Day 6, Wednesday – Treasure Beach/Kingston (B)
Having charted a course for Kingston, the anchor will drop in Jamaica’s capital city and heartbeat. Once in Kingston you’ll do a Jamaica Discovery included activity which is a visit to the Bob Marley Museum – the Bob Marley Museum. The museum is located at Bob Marley’s former residence, and you will be walking in his famous footsteps as you hear of his unique and impactful story. You’ll also have the options to visit Marley’s Trench Town culture yard and Tuff Gong Studios. With a little more energy, explore Kingston’s famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes.
Day 7, Thursday – Kingston (B)
Tour ends. We arrange transportation for those who are leaving Kingston or additional accommodations for those what want to stay longer in Jamaica!