Experience Jamaica, its people, places, culture, heritage, and delicious local cuisines. Travel along coastal roads with the blue Caribbean Sea as its backdrop. Pass through lush rain-forest, meandering rivers and rising mountains for a getaway to remember!Tour Highlights
- Kingston Tours with visits to Port Royal, The Bob Marley Museum and Devon House
- Treasure Beach St. Elizabeth Tour with The Black River Safari & YS Falls, and a visit to Lovers Leap
- Portland Tours with Rafting on the Rio Grande, Reach Falls, and Blue Lagoon
- Ocho Rios tours with a visit to the Famous Island Gully Blue Hole and the Green Grotto Caves
- Blue Mountain Tours with Hollywell Nature Hike and a Blue Mountain Coffee Estate
- Immerse yourself in Jamaica's Natural Beauty with visits to Caves, Waterfalls and Nature Reserves
- Guided Tours at all destinations visited
- Accommodation at 3-4 star Villas and or Hotels
DAY 1: Kingston International Airport to Kingston Hotel Check-In Time 3:00 pm (Early Check-in Subject to Availability)
Upon arrival to Jamaica, anticipate an "Irie" greeting at the Norman Manley Int'l Airport (KIN) by a chauffeur bearing your name for identification purposes. Thereafter, you will enjoy a non-stop drive to your Kingston Hotel (Knutsford Court Hotel or similar hotel based on availability at the time of booking) in our air-conditioned vehicle - selected for its comfortable, spacious and relaxing environment.
After checking into your hotel, enjoy a visit to The Royal Botanical Gardens, commonly called "Hope Gardens", which occupies 200 acres of land in the Liguanea Plains of urban St Andrew. See many rare and beautiful species of tropical plants and trees at the Royal Botanical Gardens, including the Hibiscus Elatus (Blue Mahoe), the national tree of Jamaica. The Blue Mahoe is a small spreading tree with flowers that open in primrose colour in the morning and change to orange and deep red as the day advances.
Visit this beautiful garden and enjoy a relaxing stroll taking in this tropical paradise in the heartbeat of Jamaica. Guests have the option of dinner at a local Restaurant or Hotel serving Jamaican, Chinese or Greek Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)DAY 2: Kingston Day Tour (Port Royal, Devon House & Bob Marley Museum) - Blue Mountain.
After breakfast, you will leave your hotel after checking out to journey to Port Royal, an ancient port where the pirates of the Caribbean once ruled. Here you will tour the military fort constructed by the Spanish and English and enjoy an informative walk through the town. The day will continue with a stop to have a delicious seafood lunch before returning to Kingston. While in Kingston, you will tour the Bob Marley Museum, the Kingston home of the "Reggae King" and learn of his life's journey and music. Your guide will then take you to Devon House - Kingston's first mansion - to see the architecture of the 1800s in its original form and experience one of the world's most delicious ice cream. Take some time to lounge in the courtyard area at Devon House before returning to the bus to head for the Blue Mountain to check into your hotel.Guests have the option of dinner at the Strawberry Hill Restaurant or local eatery serving Jamaican Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 3 - Blue Mountain (Hollywell Nature Reserve, New Castle, and Creighton Coffee Estate) - Portland
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel after which your half-day tour to the Blue Mountain begins. Enjoy a relaxing drive to your first attraction, the Creighton Coffee Estate, where you will experience how the famous Blue Mountain Coffee is grown and harvested. After your Blue Mountain coffee tour, your journey continues up to the Hollywell Nature Reserve and Park with a brief stop at New Castle for a Highlight of the historical landmark followed by a short lunch stop.
Your Hollywell visit will consist of photo opts and an educational two hour guided nature hike on the Oatley Mountain Trail
with its panoramic views of St Andrew and Portland from three look-out points (NB. please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes on this day).
After the completing of your hike, enjoy a relaxing drive down the Blue Mountain followed by your transfer to Portland where you will check into your villaGuests have the option of dinner at a local Restaurant or villa serving Jamaican or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 4 - Portland ( Blue Lagoon, Rio Grande Rafting, San San Beach)
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, the sound of birds and the waves of the Caribbean Sea. Your personal house staff will provide you with your breakfast of choice and freshly brewed Blue Mountain coffee. Begin the day's activities with a short drive to the famous Blue Lagoon where you will enjoy a relaxing boat ride. Thereafter, you will embark on an adventure as you head to the Rio Grande, the birthplace of river rafting in Jamaica. Enjoy your escape on the sparkling waters as you journey downstream to rafters rest.
After lunch enjoy a relaxing afternoon at San San Beach with its white sand, warm water, clean surroundings, and a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy luxuries like swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling until it's time to return to your villa.Guests have the option of dinner at a local Restaurant or villa serving Jamaican or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 5- Portland ( Reach Falls)
The morning is all about you. Sleep in a little late with breakfast in bed, roam about the beautiful sea view property and enjoy its facilities, laze around and bask in the "island vibes". At about 10:30 am you will check out and then head out to visit the Reach Falls discovered by runaway slaves from plantations in the neighboring parish of St Thomas who sought refuge in the hills of the John Crow mountains. Reach Falls is a luxurious eco attraction hidden in the Montane Forrest on the John Crow Mountain Range offering a unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure at an exotic waterfall cascading down a rock face into an emerald river pool. The lush greenery from the Montane Forrest and the refreshing pool beneath the cascading waterfall promises a memorable experience. Guests will have a lunch stop en route to Reach Falls. Guests have the option of dinner at a local Restaurant or Hotel serving Jamaican or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 6 - Ocho Rios (Blue Hole & Green Grotto Caves)
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, the sound of birds and the waves of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy breakfast with a scenic view of the Caribbean Sea. Begin the day's activities with a short drive to the famous Blue Hole where you will enjoy an adventure in the cool White River waters. Thereafter, you will embark on an adventure as you head to the Green Grotto Caves also known as the "rum caves" in Jamaica, stopping for lunch on the way. Enjoy your guided educational tour as you explore this natural wonder.
After returning from the caves you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the beach with its white sand, warm water, clean surroundings, and a peaceful atmosphere where you can enjoy luxuries like swimming, sunbathing, or snorkeling until it's time to return to your hotel.Guests have the option of dinner at a local restaurant or hotel serving Jamaican, Chinese or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 7 - Ocho Rios - Treasure Beach
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and then begin your journey on to the South-Coast to Treasure Beach. The drive takes approx. 6.5 hours including your stop for lunch on the way. After checking into your rooms, enjoy the beautiful sea view property and enjoy its facilities.
Guests have the option of dinner at a local restaurant or villa serving Jamaican or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 8 - Treasure Beach (Black River Safari, YS Falls & Lovers Leap) - Kingston
After breakfast, you will be taken on an adventure on the wild side. Entering Black River town you will see the Georgian architectural elegance of the Great house, overlooking the shoreline of the Caribbean sea. This is where you will experience a safari boat ride that begins at the mouth of the Black River and lasts approximately one hour. Over 100 species of birds have been sighted in the Black River area and it is also one of the last habitats of the endangered crocodile. Crocodile sightseeings are frequent, and the flora and fauna of this area are spectacular. On feeding days, you can see Charles Swaby, the resident crocodile expert, hand-feed the crocodiles.
Your next stop will be the YS falls (Not available on Mondays),
a nature-based attraction offering the opportunity to experience the beauty of the waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. After lunch, you will then head to Lovers Leap, a 1700-foot cliff overhanging the sea. The legend associated with the site is that during the days of enslavement two young lovers used to meet secretly on the adjoining Yardley Chase Plantation. The owner wanted the female for himself and arranged to have her lover sold. Not wanting to be separated, the two hands in hand plunged to their death. After Lovers Leap you will begin your drive back to Kingston to check into your hotel.Guests have the option of dinner at a local restaurant or villa serving Jamaican or Seafood Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 9- Kingston, National Gallery, Two Sister caves
After Breakfast, you will be taken to The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, which is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. After lunch, your next stop is the Two Sister Caves (Subject to Availability
) a twin cave system, believed to be some 200,000 years old. The cave was formerly a single cave but following the great earthquake of 1692 (which destroyed Port Royal) the roof of the cave collapsed, leaving two smaller open-air caves separated by a huge pile of rubble. On your return to your hotel, you will have an optional stop at the local craft market or shopping center. Guests have the option of dinner at a local Restaurant or Hotel serving Jamaican, Chinese or Greek Cuisine (Meals and Drinks at their own cost)Day 10 - Kingston - Airport Departure
Check out of your hotel and enjoy a comfortable drive to the airport for your departure flight.Inclusions
- 9 Nights/10 Days Accommodation at 3-4 star Villas and or Hotels
- Round-trip Airport Transfers (Norman Manley International Airport)
- Transportation for all Activities (Tours and Dinner)
- Admission to Attractions
- Breakfast (9 Days)
- English Speaking Driver/Guide
- Meals and Drinks (Lunch and Dinner)