Day 1, Sunday – Montego Bay
Jamaica’s second city greets you with promises of pleasure. Much to see, feel, and experience, your Jamaica Discovery 14 days 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, Monday – Montego Bay (B, L)
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. Options for the afternoon are Doctor’s Cave Beach
, Margaritaville, Luminous Lagoon
Day 3, Tuesday – Montego Bay/Ocho Rios/Portland (B)
This morning we travel to Ocho Rios for the Jamaica Discovery included activity – Dunn’s River Falls,
Jamaica’s most spectacular waterfall, cascading over 600 feet down to meet the Caribbean Sea. Climbing the waterfalls with your Dunn’s River guide is a once in a life time experience. After lunch, we continue on our way to Portland where we’ll spend the next two days. Portland considered by many as the most beautiful place in Jamaica, it’s exotic, lush, rainy, many huge trees, predominantly green but with lots of colourful flowers, great bird life, cool rivers, waterfalls, beautiful beaches and the Blue Mountains is always in view. Portland is also very romantic, sexy, low keyed, laid back, rural, not touristy and the home of jerk cuisine and the Charles Town Marron Village.
Day 4, Wednesday – Portland (B)
Today we offer the three Jamaica Discovery included activities – Blue Lagoon, Monkey Island and Frenchman’s Cove.
The Blue Lagoon
– made famous by the movie of the same name – this is an azure abyss which is reputed to be bottomless. From the Blue Lagoon we take a boat or raft over to Monkey Island
. Once we are back from Monkey Island we’ll head to Frenchman’s Cove
which is Portland’s most famous beach where an underground stream emerges to kiss the Caribbean Sea.
Day 5, Thursday – Portland (B)
Today is a free day – you decide what to do – your options are – relax, sunbathe and navigate your way through the numerous cocktails your willing bartender at the Hotel will make for you. Other options are Reach Falls
– unspoilt waterfall with the famous “rabbit hole”. Or Bamboo Rafting down the Rio Grande River –
an idyllic and scenic drift down the iconic Rio Grande River with optional lunch provide on the riverbank by the local culinary Legend. Or visit the Charles Town Maroon Village –
a journey into history, learn the story of the Maroons – runaway slaves who fought against the British during the 17th to 19th centuries. Participate in indigenous dancing, singing and drumming with the community members. Learn how to blow the Abeng and you’ll be served traditional Maroon food after which you can relax or take a swim in the river that runs next to the settlement.
Day 6, Friday – Portland to Kingston (B,)
This morning we travel to Capital City Kingston – where Jamaica’s culture is most dynamic and there’s never a dull moment! Today’s included activity is the Bob Marley Museum –
located at Bob Marley’s former residence. You will hear of Marley’s unique and impactful story. You may also be interested in an optional tour of Marley’s Trench Town Culture Yard
and Tuff Gong Studio
. With a little more energy, this evening you may explore Kingston’s famous nightlife, with lots of reggae, dancehall music and good vibes.
Day 7, Saturday – Kingston (B)
Today is a free day – you decide what to do – your options are: relax, sunbathe and navigate your way through the numerous cocktails your willing bartender at the Hotel will make for you. Or take a tour of Port Royal
, 14th century stomping ground of some of the “New World’s” most infamous and often notorious pirates; follow your guide and view the evidence of Jamaica’s swash-buckling era. Or take a boat trip to Lime Cay
, Kingston’s offshore paradise – a private haven, 15 minutes off Port Royal. Or leave the city behind and venture up into the famous coffee-producing Blue Mountains
. The lush hills and fresh air are a nice break from the coastal heat. Tour a coffee plantation and enjoy a cup of the area’s black gold. Or visit the National Gallery.
Or discover Kingston on a City Tour
. Or take a Dancehall Dance Class
Day 8, Sunday – Kingston to Treasure Beach
It’s Sunday and if last night was an exciting Kingston Saturday night – no problem man – we’ll be easy like Sunday morning. Leisurely making our way to Treasure Beach, arrive by mid-afternoon and take up our lodgings for the next two (2) nights. A great option this afternoon is making your own dinner at a Jamaican Cooking Class
Day 9, Monday – Treasure Beach: (B)
Today it’s the most fantastic Jamaica Discovery included activity – Dolphin Quest Black River Safari Experience and visit to Pelican Bar –
this 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 Jamaica Discovery spot where you’ll make like Tarzan and Jane and have a swim in the rejuvenating waters of the Black River. 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.
Day 10, Tuesday – Treasure Beach (B)
Today is a free day – you decide what to do – your options are – relax, sunbathe and navigate your way through the numerous cocktails your willing bartender at the Hotel will make for you. Other options for today are YS Falls, Jamaican Cooking Class, Arts & Craft experience with the Treasure Beach Women’s Group.
Or visit The Accompong Maroon Village –
a journey into history, learn the story of the Maroons – runaway slaves who fought against the British during the 17th to 19th centuries.
Day 11, Wednesday – Treasure Beach to Negril(B)
Departing Treasure Beach it’s time for another Jamaica Discovery included activity designed to lift your spirits – Appleton Estate Rum Tour
. See sugar cane become magically transformed into Jamaica’s Premium Rums. Head into Jamaica’s picturesque countryside for a taste of the past and present. The Appleton Estate first distilled rum in 1749. 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: Your rewarding rum samples will leave a promising tingle. From Appleton we head to Negril 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 Negril, check-in at our Hotel and then to the next Jamaica Discovery included activity – Rick’s Cafe
– located on the western edge of the Island – 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 12 & 13, Thursday and Friday – Negril(B)
Free days in Negril – Seven (7) 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 Hotel is the launching pad to the perfect Jamaican nights. Do as much or as little as you like – Negril is yours.
Day 13, Saturday – Negril(B)
Travel to Montego Bay where the tour ends. Departure from the Negril Hotel is at 10:00am and there will be two stops in Montego Bay – one at the Airport and the other at the start Hotel.