Best of Jamaica

Kingston
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Availability

From 16/03/2020 to 02/01/2022

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Mon 16 2020 to Mar Sun 22 2020
    Available
    From
    $1,899*
  • May Mon 25 2020 to May Sun 31 2020
    Limited Availability
    From
    $2,110*
  • Oct Mon 12 2020 to Oct Sun 18 2020
    Available
    From
    $2,130*
  • Nov Mon 09 2020 to Nov Sun 15 2020
    Available
    From
    $2,110*
  • Dec Mon 14 2020 to Dec Sun 20 2020
    Available
    From
    $2,110*
  • Dec Mon 28 2020 to Jan Sun 03 2021
    Available
    From
    $2,175*
  • Jan Mon 18 2021 to Jan Sun 24 2021
    Available
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    $2,215*

What's included

Practice your best Jamaican patois with a language lesson in the local tongue.
Learn the lingo on day one of your tour and try it out with your new travel buddies.
Flop and drop one of Negril’s pristine beaches, then sip cocktails at Rick’s cafe as the sun sets over the Caribbean Sea.
Enjoy a home-cooked meal hosted by locals at a private home and get a ground-level sense of daily life in Jamaica.
Stay in a rustic hotel on the edge of the Blue Mountains.
Relax in a hammock, indulge in an in-house massage, or hike along rugged terrain to a beautiful waterfall.
Visit an indigenous Rastafarian village, where local musicians, farmers and artisans will help you understand the Rastafari philosophy and lifestyle.
Breakfasts Included: 4.
Dinners Included: 1.
Hotel (6 nights).
Private vehicle,Public bus,Taxi.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 12.
Montego Bay - Jamaican Patois speaking lesson.
Montego Bay - Montego Bay visit including the Hip Strip, Charles Garden Market, Dome Street and Sam Sharpe Square.
Ocho Rios - Dunns River Falls & Park (Entrance & Transport).
Kingston - Leader-led orientation walk.
Kingston - Bob Marley Home Tour & Museum (Entrance fee & Guide).
Kingston - Devon house.
Negril - Sunset at Rick's Cafe.
Montego Bay - Rastafari village tour.
Montego Bay - Dinner with locals.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Montego Bay Welcome to Jamaica! With no activities planned until your important welcome meeting at 6 pm, why not use your free time to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Montego Bay. Why not hit The Hip Strip, a famous avenue lined with eclectic markets and smoky jerk restaurants, or if you arrive early enough, perhaps take a tour of Rose Hall – one of Jamaica’s most historic plantation homes – and learn about the legend of the 'White Witch of Rose Hall. After your group meeting this evening, perfect your bad Jamaican impression and receive a lesson – for 30 minutes or so – on how to speak proper patois (also known as 'patwa', 'patwah' and 'Jamaican Creole'), the language spoken in everyday conversation. Standard English is Jamaica's official language, but it's reserved for professional environments and situations, so get involved and learn the lingo with your new travel buddies.
  • Day 2 - Montego Bay / Dunn's River Falls / Blue Mountains After breakfast, join your leader on a walking tour of Montego Bay and visit a variety of hotspots, including the Hip Strip, Charles Garden Market, Dome Street and Sam Sharpe Square. Later in morning, head off on a 4-hour drive to Kingston, broken up with a stop at the popular Dunn’s River Falls, wander around the cascading, tiered falls or take a refreshing plunge! Continue to Kingston, where you will be staying in a rustic hotel on the edge of the Blue Mountains. Make the most of this opportunity to relax in a hammock, indulge in an in-house massage, or hit the tiki bar. Alternatively, you can take a short hike along rugged terrain to a beautiful, refreshing waterfall. The hotel offers delicious, reasonably priced meals for dinner.
  • Day 3 - Kingston / Blue Mountains This morning, head to Kingston to take a stroll around some of the main streets, but keep in mind it's not a particularly pedestrian friendly city! Next head to Kingston's most visited site, the Bob Marley Museum for a 2-hour guided tour. It's housed in the old colonial building where the reggae legend lived and recorded from 1975 until his death in 1981. Afterwards, stop in at Devon house which, built in 1881, was the residence of George Stiebel (Jamaica's first black millionaire) but is now famously known for the ice-cream shop situated in the middle of the lush gardens. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore at your own pace, pick a place for an optional lunch, perhaps your leader can point out a place to try a Jamaican pattie, which is a cheap fast food option! This evening, opt to have dinner in town or at your hotel.
  • Day 4 - Negril Be ready for an early start as travel by public bus from Kingston to Jamaica's western tip, the laidback beach town of Negril (approximately 6 hours). Once arrived, you'll head south by foot or in a taxi to the section of Negril originally settled by hippies in the 1960s, and where cliffs as high as 15 metres lure daring divers. Watch them take the plunge as you sip cocktails at Rick's Cafe as the sun dips into the Caribbean Sea.
  • Day 5 - Negril Today you're free to explore Negril at your own pace, (which will likely be a lazy one!). Maybe enjoy a gentle stroll along Seven Mile Beach, a long stretch of sandy coast dotted with palms and thatched huts. Or you might want to park yourself in one spot all day, only getting up for drinks and dips in the crystal-clear water.
  • Day 6 - Montego Bay Depart Negril around lunch time and travel the 1-hour journey via private vehicle back to Montego Bay. You can put your newly learned patois to use on an included tour of an indigenous Rastafarian village, where local musicians, farmers and artisans will help you understand the reverence for nature and humanity at the core of the Rastafari philosophy and lifestyle. Expect to spend over two hours immersing yourself in the village lifestyle. There will be free time in the afternoon before you head to dinner at a private home, where you'll enjoy a traditional meal and some conversation with the locals. After sunset, there’s the option to witness the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence at Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon. Marvel at the eerie glow created by the millions of microscopic organisms that thrive due to the convergence of salt and fresh waters in the lagoon's shallow waters. Bioluminescence isn't an unusual occurrence, but this is one of the best places in the world to view it from the comfort of a boat (1 hour). You also have the option to swim, so don't forget your swimsuit! You’ll return to the hotel at approximately 9:30 pm and are free to choose how you will spend your last night of this Jamaican adventure.
  • Day 7 - Montego Bay There are no activities planned for today, if you have time, perhaps admire the view from the Richmond Hill Inn, a former 18th-century plantation house perched 150 metres above Montego Bay.
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Weekly
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Monthly
$159^
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