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Ocho Rios | Jamaica |
 
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Get away from the busy tourist areas and travel up through the rainforest and Fern Gully on your way to Claremont, a rural market center whose economy is based on the price of agricultural produce. Here, you will stop and interact with the locals, and see how they go about their day to day living.

From there, follow the winding road that passes through lush cattle farms with elegant great houses perched on hilltops. You will reach Higgin Town, where you will see a beautiful view of the amazing coast line and take unforgettable pictures for memories of the Island. Here you will interact with the locals and visit an Elementary school if in session, before heading to St. Annís Bay.

St. Ann's Bay's claim to fame is that it was the site where Christopher Columbus first came ashore when he "discovered" Jamaica in 1494. However, there is some debate about where he landed, and who was here first. During your visit, you will get a chance to visit the local Farmers Market and interact with the vendors, and taste some of the fruits that are in season.

You will then drive to Dunns River Falls. The falls drop in a cascade (or steps) from a height of 600 feet down to sea level. They are constantly fed by beautiful crystal clear water running down from the nearby mountains and rain forest. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to make the entire climb. There are places along the way where you are able to slide down into pools of water, take a swim and climb again. There are local "guides" at the falls who will lead you up. These guides are separate from your tour and will expect a gratuity when you reach the top.

Next, you travel on to Ocho Rios where you can be let off in town to do some shopping.

Please note: You are not required to climb the falls, but you must navigate several flights of steps to reach a place where you can see a portion of the falls. Although there are changing facilities at the falls, we suggest wearing your swimming suit under comfortable beach clothing. Water shoes can be rented at the falls if you do not have sneakers or your own water shoes. Flip flops are not recommended. Climbing the falls is not recommended to guests with back or hip/knee concerns.

Tour pickup times begin approximately 90 minutes PRIOR to the tour departure time listed. Full details will be outlined in your electronic ticket.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Tour Departs From
Numerous area hotels. Please select a hotel above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
If you are planning to climb the falls, wear a bathing suit under comfortable clothing. Sensible rubber soled walking shoes are recommended for walking on paved and packed dirt at the sights. A Towel, sunglasses, and money for refreshments, shopping is also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk short distances to tour the sights at the different stops. To see the falls, guests must climb down several flights of stairs to reach the first viewing area. Climbing the falls requires climbing from rock to rock against the water.

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