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Jamaica Encompassed
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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 Rick's Caf 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.

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  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CJRR/126461
  • Starts: Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Finishes: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
You will Visit
  • Montego Bay

Itinerary

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Day 1: Montego Bay

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting in the evening.

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Day 2: Montego Bay/Negril

En route to Negril, visit a Rastafarian indigenous village including drumming lessons, a delicious lunch and information about fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. Later, visit famous Rick's Café. Opt to enjoy an evening cocktail while watching the locals dive from the scenic cliffs.
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 Rick's Café. Enjoy the seemingly endless white-sand beaches and local flavour.

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Day 3: Negril

Spend a whole day enjoying Negril. With beach time or a number of other activities.
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.

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Day 4: Negril/Treasure Beach

Travel to Treasure Beach and opt to chill out on the secluded beach or visit the seven waterfalls of YS Falls.
Treasure Beach is not on the average Jamaica tourist's radar, and we hope it stays that way so the long stretches of beach are all yours to explore.

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Day 5: Treasure Beach

Spend the day enjoying paradise. Opt to take a local boat ride to search for dolphins and crocodiles in their natural environment or visit the unique Pelican Bar out at sea.
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.

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Day 6: Treasure Beach/Kingston

Travel to the capital city of Kingston. Visit the Bob Marley Museum or opt to visit plenty of historical sights full of Caribbean pirate lore.

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 World's' most infamous pirates.

Take a boat trip to Lime Cay or visit the Devon House.

With a little more energy, explore Kingston's famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes.

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Day 7: Kingston

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.

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Day 8: Kingston/Ocho Rios

En route to Ocho Rios, visit a 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.
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.

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Day 9: Ocho Rios

Spend a full free day on this idyllic beach or opt to climb nearby Dunn's River Falls. Opt to bargain for handicrafts at the market, explore Fern Gully, or horseback ride on the beach.
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 Dunn's River Falls offers the opportunity to climb the sheer face of a rushing waterfall.

Just want to relax? There's plenty of time of that, too.

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Day 10: Ocho Rios/Montego Bay

Travel to Montego Bay where the tour ends on arrival.
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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Rastafarian village tour with lunch
    • Rick's Café visit (Negril)
    • Beach time in Negril, Treasure Beach, and Ocho Rios
    • Charles Town Maroon Village experience with hike to a local swimming hole
    • Bob Marley Museum entrance (Kingston)
    • Lunch with drumming and dancing
    • Free time in Negril, Treasure Beach, and Kingston
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (9 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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