Montego Bay - Jamaica’s second city greets you with promises of pleasure. Much to see, feel, and experience. The lush land and idyllic breeze embrace. The mountainous beach town that is Montego Bay, is bordered by turquoise sea and 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.
Jamaica Discovery included activity – Rasta Village Experience: This is an entertaining uncovering of a unique subculture that is unparalleled in its influence on Jamaica’s celebrity. This encounter is fully guided by Rastafarians who will meet you at the Montego River Gardens to escort you across the Montego River and into the Rasta Village. We'll spend a few hours with the Rastafarians– learning their history, lifestyle choices and their use of plants as remedies; eat their “ital” food. We'll commune with the Rastafarians, play Rasta drums and chant theirs songs. From the Rasta Village we're off to Negril - getting there in time to do another Jamaica Discovery included activity: 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 cliffs before the sun sets, it is one of Jamaica’s ‘must see’ activities.
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.
Today we’re travelling to Treasure Beach but before getting there we take on another Jamaica Discovery included activity designed to lift your spirits – Appleton Estate Rum Tour. We'll drive into Jamaica’s picturesque countryside for a taste of the past and present. See sugar cane become magically transformed into Jamaica’s Premium Rums. 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: this tour ends with you being given access to the bar where you are allowed to serve yourself! 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 chosse 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.
Wake up in Treasure Beach which is off the beaten path, 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 Jamaica Discovery's signature Dolphin Quest Black River Safari Experience, which is a local boat ride to search for dolphins and crocodiles in their natural environment. As we make our way along the coast we'll also be looking for the local dolphins on their morning swim. Once we get to the mouth of the Black River we'll leave the Caribbean Sea behind and cruise upstream to see the Jamaican crocodile and many spices of birds native to the Black River Morass . See how the locals use the river for their livelihood – fishing and shrimping. Upstream the Black River we’ll stop at the Jamaica Discovery spot where you can be refreshed 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 leaves thatch roof and supported by stilts, sitting on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean, and this is Floyd’s Pelican Bar. 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.
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.
Travel to Montego Bay where the tour ends. Departure from the Hotel in Kingston is at 7:30am and there will be two stops in Montego Bay – one at the Airport and the other at the start Hotel.