Be One With Nature! on our Jamaica Stress Buster Tours

If you are looking for a more relaxed, low key eco-adventure tour, make sure you check out our following list of some of our favorite Jamaica stress buster tours, where you will not only feel more in tune with nature, but you will also get to experience some of the most incredibly beautiful! hidden natural gems in the land of wood and water.

1. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour

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Blue Hole Secret Falls in Ocho Rios is unique for many reasons. Firstly it is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike, which is very rare. Secondly, because it is a hidden 20’ waterfall waiting to be discovered in the rain forest of Ocho Rios. At the Blue Hole you can jump, swim, or dive into the refreshing turquoise pools below or go tubing down the White River. In addition, afterwards shopping in Ocho Rios can be easily be arranged.

For more info, visit our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour page.

2. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour

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Black River is the capital of the Parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s South Coast and is located approximately 2 hours by car from Montego Bay. The Black River and Pelican Bar Tour is a great off-the-beaten path tour for people looking to discover the hidden natural wonders of Jamaica, such as the Black River, which is Jamaica’s largest navigable river and includes the largest wetland area, i.e. the Black River lower morass, which is full of exotic species, such as the Alligator.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar is located on a shoal 3/4 miles off of Parottee Bay. At Floyd’s Pelican Bar you can enjoy a seafood lunch, Red Stripe beer or another Jamaican beverage of your choice; as well as go scuba diving and carve your name in the bar.

For more info visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour page.

3. Martha Brae River Rafting Tour

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What could be more relaxing than floating down the stunning! Martha Brae River with your partner or family by your side? The tour starts at the Rafter’s Village, which consists of over 5 acres of manicured lawn with picnic areas, souvenir shops, a swimming pool, a service bar and restrooms. The Martha Brae River Rafting Tour is a three mile, hour long ride along the Martha Brae River on a 30 foot bamboo raft, which is guided by one of 80 professionally trained and experienced raft captains. The river rafting tour ends at Martha’s Rest where there are more gift shops, a bar, restrooms, and a lounge area. You can also swim in the river during the tour, so make sure you bring your bathing suit if you want to swim!

For more info visit our Martha Brae River Rafting Tour page.

4. Luminous Lagoon Night Tour

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During our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour you will get a once in a lifetime chance to take a guided boat tour into the luminous lagoon at night and swim in the glistening warm luminescent water where you’ll get to see you and your friends and families’ shadows, as well as fish, while having photos taken.

For more info, visit our Luminous Lagoon Night Tour page.

5. Falmouth Safari Village Tour

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On our Falmouth Safari Village Tour you will get the opportunity of a lifetime to take a walk on the wild side! and meet up close and personal some of the most incredible rare exotic animal specials, such as an 18-foot Anaconda named “Shakira”, rare crocodiles, as well as tour Jamaica’s largest walk-through aviary, which has a large variety of exotic birds.

Visit our Falmouth Safari Village Tour page to learn more about this incredible Jamaican Safari Tour!

6. Mayfield Falls River Walk

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If you are looking for a more laid back Jamaican waterfall tour than Dunn’s River Falls, Mayfield Falls is the perfect! place for you with its largest waterfall being just 3 feet deep and generally calm river currents. Enjoy everything from the rain forest to the countryside in this popular Jamaican eco-adventure tour. Mayfield Falls is composed of 2 waterfalls and 21 pools of clear, clean swimming water that will be pointed out to you by your expert tour guide along the way. Along the Mayfield River there are 52 different fern species, and other native Jamaican flowers, plants, and wildlife, such as birds and butterflies. At the end of the hike, you’ll reach the beautiful falls where you can swim and enjoy the water with your friends and family. There is also a great! café on site where you can enjoy local cuisine. To learn more or book this tour, please email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com or call us at 1-876-276-2180.

About Travel Around Jamaica Tours

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is dedicated to providing fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours to all tourist destinations in Jamaica, including popular tourist destinations, such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Negril, and Falmouth. We guarantee 1st class, round-trip private Montego Bay airport transfers to all hotels and resorts in Jamaica, starting at $54! To learn more, visit www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

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Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers

Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers

At Travel Around Jamaica Tours we provide 1st class customer service to all people, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, physical abilities, etc. And we are extremely proud to announce that we are now offering private Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers from Montego Bay Airport to any villas, hotels, resorts or tours in Jamaica! In fact our Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) certified drivers are also trained in operating wheelchair lifts in our vehicles, so that you will be able to be transported safely and with any hassles to your tourist destination.  In addition, we are more than happy to assist you with any Jamaica sightseeing or adventure tours that you might want to go on while you are visiting our beautiful tropical island! For instance, some of our most popular Jamaica Tours include: Negril Sunset Day Tour at Rick’s Cafe; Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour and Ocho Rios Highlight Tour. However, we also provide custom Jamaica tours for those looking for a more personalized and unique Jamaican tour experience ! For more info on our Montego Bay Wheelchair Transfers and Tours, visit our website at http://travelaroundjamaica.com or email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com. Alternatively if you prefer to book with us while visiting Montego Bay, give us a call at (876) 287-2180.

Top 5 Affordable Jamaica Springbreak Tours

If you are looking for a warm and wonderful unique spring break getaway vacation location, then Jamaica is perfect, since it’s quite affordable, safe, and has endless unique and fun activities to do for everyone. Not too mention the fact that Jamaica is ranked #3 for best affordable Carribbean destinations by USNews.com. Here is a list of the most fun and affordable Jamaica tours for any spring breakers wanting to go somewhere that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

1. Negril Sunset Day Tour (Starting from $30.00/person)

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The Negril Sunset Day Tour is one of the most popular tours we offer. And this tour is perfect for small or large groups or those making a day trip from Montego Bay. Negril, the “Capital of Casual” is a favorite destination for families, honeymooners and spring breakers. Negril’s picturesque coast, lined with towering cliffs and bustling beaches, is home to many world-class all-inclusive resorts, as well as nightlife hot spots.

On this tour, experience the beauty and tranquility of uninterrupted white sand beach, savor the sun and throw off all inhibitions. First you will drive along a scenic coastline, enjoy sights such as the Tryall Water Wheel (if coming from Montego Bay), the ruins of an old British Military Base, shops selling coconut water and crafts and also local bars. We then spend a few hours at the Negril Beach – Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville! Here you can participate in an array of water sports activities or just swim, tan and stroll at your leisure. The crystal-clear turquoise water is well protected by numerous reefs and is free of rocks or undertow.

We then make our way to Rick’s Café, driving through a small village called ‘Red Ground” giving you a close-up look at a Negril community, in real Jamaican style. At Rick’s Café enjoy a live reggae band in a party atmosphere as you watch spectacular sunset and daring cliff diving. Lunch and beverages are available at an extra cost.

For more info visit our Negril Sunset Day Tour page.

2. Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour (Starting from $30/person)

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable Jamaican travel tour package suitable for all members of your family, then the Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour is perfect for you. The Montego Bay Highlight Tour includes the following stops, but can be customized to suit your individual preferences.
1. Usually the first stop on the Highlight Tour is at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, located in the heart of downtown Montego Bay and is named after one of Jamaica’s national heroes, Samuel Sharpe, who led the Jamaican Baptist War Slave Rebellion that began on December 25, 1831. Below is a monument in his honor:

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2. Next tourists will be driven around the second city to various cultural local attractions, including the Richmond Hill Inn, which sits 500 feet above the bustling city. The Richmond Hill Inn was an 18th century plantation house that in the 1790’s was owned by the Dewars of Scotch Whisky fame.

3.The next stop on the Montego Bay Highlight Tour is a local Jamaican Jerk spot where you can purchase delicious Jamaican jerk chicken or pork with rice and peas, festival and and other authentic dishes and beverages made from local fruits and vegetables.

4.The fourth stop is a local craft market where you can find and purchase Jamaican craft items and souvenirs such as craft jewelry, mugs, t-shirts and wood carvings. As well as chit-chat with the local craftspeople.

5.  Our final stop on the tour is the world famous Margaritaville, located at Doctor’s Cave Beach, just north of downtown Montego Bay, at the end of the Hip Strip. Doctor’s Cave Beach is located in the protected Montego Bay Marine Park and consists of 300 yards of beautiful white sandy beach and transparent turquoise water. At Margaritaville you can relax and enjoy various activities and services (not included), such as swimming and other water activities (i.e. trampolines, slides, etc); as well as food, drinks, and music. And at night Margaritaville transforms into a night club with a great party atmosphere for those who like to go clubbing or out partying with friends.

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 For more info visit our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour page.

3. Dunn’s River Falls Tour (Starting from $34/person)

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Located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Dunn’s River Falls is a dramatic 600-feet drop of cascading water and one of the national treasures of Jamaica that attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Dunn’s River Falls are truly breathtaking cascading waterfalls that offer 600 feet of climbing to its guests. If you are physically able to “climb” the falls it is a must –it’s an incredible cascading falls challenge. The visitors carefully climb up limestone cascades, hand-in-hand like a human daisy chain, guided by competent staff. The professional guides are very knowledgeable and will ensure your comfort and safety at all times.

*Water shoes are required and are available for rent if you do not bring your own.

For more info visit our Dunn’s River Falls Tour page.

4. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tour (Starting from $38/person)

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Black River is the capital of the Parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s South Coast and is located approximately 2 hours (by car) from Montego Bay. The Black River and Pelican Bar Tour is a great off-the-beaten path tour for people looking to discover the hidden natural wonders of Jamaica, such as the Black River, which is full of exotic species, such as the Alligator. The Black River is the largest navigable river in Jamaica, and includes the largest wetland area, i.e. the Black River lower morass.

Floyd’s Pelican Bar is located on a shoal 3/4 miles off of Parottee Bay. At Floyd’s Pelican Bar you can enjoy a seafood lunch, Red Stripe beer or another Jamaican beverage of your choice; as well as go scuba diving and carve your name in the bar.

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For more info visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tours page.

 5. Blue Hole (Secret Falls) Tour (Starting from $36/person)

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The Blue Hole (Secret Falls) is a 20-foot cascading waterfall located in the lush rain forest just outside of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. During the Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour you can tube down the river; or jump, dive or swing on a rope off of the falls like Tarzan! And after visiting the Blue Hole you can arrange to go shopping in the town of Ocho Rios or visit the famous Margaritaville.

For more info visit our Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour page.

Besides the 5 Jamaica tours listed above what are your favorite tours that you have gone on in Jamaica ?

Also make sure you visit our website at http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com for other great,  fun and affordable Jamaica adventure and sightseeing tours. You can also call us at 1 (876) 287-2180 or email us at info@travelaroundjamaica.com.

Top 5 Montego Bay Sightseeing and Adventure Tours

Although there are a wide variety of great Montego Bay, Jamaica, sightseeing and adventure tours, we decided to narrow down the list to our top 5 favorite Montego Bay sightseeing and adventure tours, so that travelers visiting Montego Bay can get a better idea of what sightseeing and adventure tours they should go on while visiting Montego Bay.

1. Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour 

The Blue Hole (Secret Falls) is a 20-foot cascading waterfall located in the lush rainforest just outside of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. During the Blue Hole Secret Falls Tour you can tube down the river; or jump, dive or swing on a rope off of the falls like Tarzan! And after visiting the Blue Hole you can arrange to go shopping in the town of Ocho Rios or visit the famous Margaritaville.

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For more info visit our Blue Hole (Secret Falls) Tour page

2. Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tours

Black River is the capital of the Parish of St. Elizabeth on Jamaica’s South Coast and is located approximately 2 hours (by car) from Montego Bay. The Black River and Pelican Bar Tours is a great off-the-beaten path tour for people looking to discover the hidden natural wonders of Jamaica, such as the Black River, which is full of exotic species, such as the Alligator. The Black River is the largest navigable river in Jamaica, and includes the largest wetland area, i.e. the Black River lower morass.

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Floyd’s Pelican Bar is located on a shoal 3/4 miles off of Parottee Bay. At Floyd’s Pelican Bar you can enjoy a seafood lunch, Red Stripe beer or another Jamaican beverage of your choice; as well as go scuba diving and carve your name in the bar. For more info visit our Black River Safari and Pelican Bar Tours page

3. Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour

 If you’re looking for a fun and affordable Jamaican travel tour package suitable for all members of your family then the Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour is perfect for you. The Montego Bay Highlight Tour includes the following stops, but can be customized to suit your individual preferences.
1. Usually the first stop on the Highlight Tour is at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, located in the heart of downtown Montego Bay and is named after one of Jamaica’s national heroes, Samuel Sharpe, who led the Jamaican Baptist War Slave Rebellion that began on December 25, 1831. Below is a monument in his honor:

Montego_Bay_Sam_Sharpe_Photo_D_Ramey_Logan_Wikipedia

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Sharpe

2. Next tourists will be driven around the second city to various cultural local attractions, including the Richmond Hill Inn, which sits 500 feet above the bustling city. The Richmond Hill Inn was an 18th Century plantation house that in the 1790’s was owned by the Dewars’ of Scotch Whisky fame.

3.The next stop on the Montego Bay Highlight Tour is a local Jamaican Jerk spot where you can purchase delicious Jamaican jerk chicken or pork with rice and peas, festival and and other authentic dishes and beverages made from local fruits and vegetables.

4.The fourth stop is a local craft market where you can find and purchase Jamaican craft items and souvenirs such as craft jewelry, mugs, t-shirts and wood carvings. As well as chit-chat with the local craftspeople.

5.  Our final stop on the tour is the world famous Margaritaville, located at Doctor’s Cave Beach just north of downtown Montego Bay, at the end of the Hip Strip. Doctor’s Cave Beach is located in the protected Montego Bay Marine Park and consists of 300 yards of beautiful white sandy beach and transparent turquoise water. At Margaritaville you can relax and enjoy various activities and services (not included), such as swimming and other water activities (i.e. trampolines, slides, etc); as well as food, drinks, and music. And at night Margaritaville transforms into a night club with a great party atmosphere for those who like to go clubbing or out partying with friends.

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Margaritaville in Montego Bay At Night.

For more info visit our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour page

4. Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tour

The Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tour is located approximately 30 minutes by car from Montego Bay, in the private Lethe Estates community along the Great River, and is home to the longest and safest zip lines in the Carribbean (ranging from 250 to 1600 feet long!). The 1600 foot Big Timba zip line is the longest in the Carribbean. For beginners there’s also a 250 foot zip line that is located much closer to the ground. The tour also includes a 250 foot Jungle Bridge and the zip line courses range from 35 minutes to 2.5 hours.

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Source: Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tours

For more info visit our Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tour page

5. Martha Brae River Rafting Tour

The Martha Brae River Rafting Tour is Jamaica’s #1 rafting attraction, located 20 miles from Montego Bay. The tour starts at the Rafter’s Village, which consists of over 5 acres of manicured lawn with picnic areas, souvenir shops, a swimming pool, a service bar and restrooms. The Martha Brae River Rafting Tour is a three mile, hour long ride along the Martha Brae River on a 30 foot bamboo raft, which is guided by one of 80 professionally trained and experienced raft captains. The river rafting tour ends at Martha’s Rest where there are more gift shops, a bar, restrooms, and a lounge area. You can also swim in the river during the tour, so make sure you bring your bathing suit if you want to swim!

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For more info visit our Martha Brae River Rafting Tour page

Conclusion

Hope you have enjoyed our list of our Top 5 Montego Bay sightseeing and adventure tours. Please let us know in the comments section below what some of your favorite Montego Bay sightseeing and adventure tours are? Find out more about the other Montego Bay Tours we offer, visit our website at: http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com.

 

 

Ultimate Jamaican Adventurer Check-List

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At Travel Around Jamaica Tours we’ve came up with the ultimate check-list for the typical adventurous traveler headed to Jamaica for anywhere between 6-10 days. Of course everyone is different, so please use this at your discretion! Also make sure you stop by our Montego Bay Tours webpage for great affordable private Montego Bay day tours and excursions, such as the Jamaica Bobsled Mystic Mountain Tour, Dunn’s River Falls Tour, and Jamaica Zipline Adventure Tour, which start from $22.00 U.S !

 Important Items to Bring With You To Jamaica: 

– USD cash

– Credit and/or debit card

– Passport (with photocopies)

– Travel insurance

– Airline tickets or e-tickets (with photocopies)

– Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

– Camera, film or memory cards and charger

– Binoculars (optional)

– Concealable money belt

– Fleece top

– hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes

– Windproof/waterproof jacket

– Small towel and swim wear

– 4 shirts (i.e. t-shirts)

– Sun hat

– 2 pairs of shorts

– 1 pair of long pants

– Hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes

– Sports sandals

– Sunblock

– Sunglasses

– Toiletries

– Watch or alarm clock

– Water bottle

-First Aid Kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, DEET bug repellent, and any extra prescription medication you may be taking).

Montego Bay Highlight Tour .

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If you’re looking for a fun and affordable Jamaican travel tour package suitable for all members of your family, then I highly recommend our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour package.

The Montego Bay Highlight Tour includes the following stops but can be customized to your preference :

1. Usually the first stop on the  Highlight Tour is at the historic Sam Sharpe Square, located in the heart of downtown Montego Bay and is named after one of Jamaica’s national heroes, Samuel Sharpe, who led the Jamaican Baptist War Slave Rebellion that began on December 25, 1831. Below is a monument in his honor:

Montego_Bay_Sam_Sharpe_Photo_D_Ramey_Logan_Wikipedia

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Sharpe

2. Next tourists will be driven around the second city to various cultural local attractions, including the Richmond Hill Inn, which sits 500 feet above the bustling city. The Richmond Hill Inn was an 18th Century plantation house that in the 1790’s was owned by the Dewars’ of Scotch Whisky fame. 

3.  The next stop on the Montego Bay Highlight Tour is a local Jamaican Jerk spot where you can purchase delicious Jamaican jerk chicken or pork with rice and peas, festival and and other authentic dishes and beverages made from local fruits and vegetables.

4.  The fourth stop is a local craft market where you can find and purchase Jamaican craft items and souvenirs such as craft jewelry, mugs, t-shirts and wood carvings. As well as chit-chat with the local craftspeople. 

5.  Our final stop on the tour is the world famous Margaritaville, where you can relax and enjoy various activities and services at your own expense.  Swimming and other water activities (i.e. trampolines, slides, etc); as well as food, drinks and music are available.

Other Important Tour Information: 

Cost: $23 U.S./person in groups of 5-10 or $100 U.S./vehicle (1-4 people).

Duration: Approximately 5 hours
Pick-up services available from any hotels, villas or pier in Montego Bay or Falmouth, Jamaica.
 If you prefer to reserve this tour while on the island, please call Travel Around Jamaica Tours at 876-287-2180.

For more information about our Montego Bay Highlight Day Tour please visit: http://www.travelaroundjamaica.com/products/-Montego-Bay-Highlight-Day-Tour.html.

History of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Reggae Sumfest was first held in Montego Bay, Jamaica in 1993, replacing Reggae Sunsplash. Reggae Sumfest is regarded as the world’s greatest reggae music festival. The festival attracts millions from around the world each year and visitors come as far away as the African continent, Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Reggae Sumfest not only features reggae artists, but also jazz, hip hop, pop and rhythm and blues as well. The festival is usually held the 3rd week of July each year and is customarily kicked off on Sunday with a beach party at the Aquasol Theme Park located on the Walter Fletcher Beach Complex. There is an all-white party held on Tuesday followed by Dancehall Night on Thursday then International Nights on Friday and Saturday at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex. This year, Raggae Sumfest will be held July 13 – 19, 2014 and will include performers such as, Tessanne Chin (Season 5 winner of The Voice), Wiz Khalifa, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Mr. Vegas and Jason Derulo. For more info on Sumfest 2014, go to http://www.reggaesumfest.com/2013/index.php/en/

Reggae Sumfest attracts people of varying age groups, and the stage over the years has been graced by reggae artists, such as Beenie Man, Barrington Levy, Dennis Brown, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Queen Ifrica, Lady Saw, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Bunny Wailer and many many more. The International Artists have included Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Rhianna, Ciara, Alicia Keys and more.

Travel Around Jamaica Tours is your best way of getting to Reggae Sumfest this year. Book your transportation early to this year’s Sumfest events by calling 876-287-2180 or 860-499-0256 or by booking online.