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Jamaica Encompassed

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Montego Bay
Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until a welcome meeting in the evening.

Day 2 Montego Bay/Ocho Rios
Travel to Ocho Rios, visiting a Rastafarian Village en route to learn about Rastafarian culture and enjoy a traditional lunch. Spend a free afternoon on this idyllic beach, bargain for handicrafts at the market, or explore Fern Gully.

During free time in Ocho Rios, opt to check out Fern Gully to find yourself in an Amazon-like rainforest, horseback ride in the Caribbean Sea, or shop for souvenirs. Just want to relax? There's plenty of time of that, too. (B, L)

Day 3 Ocho Rios/Kingston
This morning, visit Dunn's River Falls for the opportunity to climb the sheer face of a rushing waterfall. Later, travel to Kingston with a free afternoon to explore. Opt to visit historical sights full of Caribbean pirate lore.

Fill your time in Kingston 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. With a little more energy, explore Kingston's famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes. (B)

Day 4 Kingston/Treasure Beach
Delve into the world of a Jamaican music legend with a visit to the Bob Marley museum this morning. Travel to Treasure Beach and opt to chill out on the secluded beach or visit the seven waterfalls of YS Falls. (B)

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. (B)

Day 6 Treasure Beach/Negril
Tour one of Jamaica’s best rum distilleries to learn more about the liquor they've been producing here since 1749. Later, travel to idyllic Negril, known for it's white-sand beach and laid back atmosphere. Visit famous Rick's Café in time for sunset. Opt to enjoy an evening cocktail while watching the locals dive from the scenic cliffs. (B)

Day 7 Negril
Spend a whole day enjoying Negril. Opt to explore the local caves and rocky bluffs where heroism can be added to holiday pastimes. Walk the beach, visit the cliffs, snorkel, windsurf, parasail or do nothing at all and relax in a hammock. (B)

Day 8 Negril/Montego Bay
Return to Montego Bay, where the tour ends on arrival. (B)
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All This Included
Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind eight-day adventure. Visit a Rastafarian village and witness traditional drumming and dancing. Explore all that Kingston has to offer and visit Rick's Café for a taste of culture and 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.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Local Living Moment: Rastafarian Village Visit, Parish of Saint James
  • Dunn's River Falls visit, Bob Marley Museum visit, Appleton Estate Rum Factory tour, Rick's Café visit, Beach time in Ocho Rios, Treasure Beach, and Negril
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (7 nts)
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Relax on world-class beaches
  • Bargain for goods at local markets
  • Drum and dance with the locals at a Rastafarian village
  • Experience a different side of this familiar island
Accommodations
Hotels (7 nts)
Montego Bay, Jamaica: The Wexford Hotel (or similar)
Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Rooms on the Beach Hotel (or similar)
Treasure Beach, Jamaica: Sunset Resort (or similar)
Kingston, Jamaica: Mayfair Hotel (or similar)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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