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7-Day City & North Coast Adventure

DISCOVER THE BEST OF KINGSTON AND OCHO RIOS

7-Day City Explorer Experience

Experience the adventure of a lifetime as you explore two of Jamaica’s most unique and captivating cities – Kingston, the heartbeat of Jamaica, and Ocho Rios, a vibrant and charming town on the enchanting north coast of the island.

Discover the rich culture, history, and excitement of these two incredible locations through a journey that showcases the bustling streets of downtown Kingston’s picturesque harbor views, and the tantalizing tastes of Jamaican cuisine. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes of Jamaica, and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that you will never forget.

Trip Details

PRICE

$3000 per person (twin share occupancy)

Single room available at additional cost

DATES

2023

Dec. 14 – Dec. 21 

2024

Mar. 19 – Mar 26

Aug. 4 – Aug. 11

Nov. 23 – Dec. 30

Dec. 14 – Dec. 21 

Combine this trip with: South Coast 23 October – 3 November 2023 (before)

Combine trips have a 2-day gap between them and your accommodation for this period is on us, at the destination of your choosing.

MEETING POINT

Norman Manley International Airport

END POINT

Norman Manley International Airport

TRIP LENGTH

7 days & 6 nights

GROUP SIZE

Maximum 12 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Travelers must have a confirmed accommodation/tour booking.
  • Travelers must have a passport or travel document valid for a minimum 30 days from date of entry to Jamaica
  • Travelers must have a return flight ticket.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 
    • 3 nights in a community homestay
    • 3 nights in a small locally-owned hotel
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts 2 Lunches 4 Dinners
  • Airport pickup 
  • English-speaking Trip  Leader & Tour Guides throughout
  • Entrance fee to all sites listed in the itinerary
  • Comfortable transport from start to finish
  • Water and snacks in the vehicle

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Airfare
  • Passport and Visa Fees
  • Baggage Fees
  • Optional Tips & Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

WHAT TO BRING

All this together with full details on everything you need to know about travel within the Jamaica will be provided in our welcome information pack

Highlights

Itinerary

As you arrive at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, you’ll see why the island is called the “Land of Wood and Water”. From the airport, journey to your community home base to the picturesque hills of smokey-vale. 

On arrival get settled in your new home as you get quick tips on the culture of Jamaica. The rest of the day is to explore your new community. Tonight have a welcome dinner and hang out with your new friends as you get to know each other.

Have fun as you learn to speak the Jamaican local dialect ‘Patois”. During your tour, you will get a chance to practice your new Patois skills when you interact with locals. 

Start your day with our “Country Walk Tour” where you’ll witness the beauty of our local countryside and see the unhurried lifestyle and the friendly people who make Jamaica genuinely unique.

Next, immerse yourself in our culture with the Kingston Highlights Tour, taking you to National Heroes Park, Downtown Kingston, and vibrant street markets. Enjoy stunning views of the waterfront, and savor local cuisine at Glorias a popular restaurant. Explore inspiring artworks at Art Walk Street. Visit Emancipation Park, and marvel at Devon House, a national treasure while enjoying world-famous ice cream. End your day by learning the latest Reggae dance moves after dinner.Discover the hidden gems of Jamaica with us.

Get ready for back to school by grabbing some notebooks and pens! Join us on a journey through Jamaican culture by visiting a local primary school where you can explore their music, dance, and traditions.

Next up, embark on an exciting Bob Marley tour and visit his former home, now turned into a museum. This renowned tour will allow you to delve into Jamaica’s vibrant music culture. Discover Bob Marley’s history, feel the rhythm, and pay tribute to one of reggae’s biggest icons.

Looking for something to do at night? Look no further than Kingston’s vibrant nightlife scene! Whether you want to dance the night away, enjoy drinks at a bar, or catch a show, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Pack your bags and travel to the stunning city of Ocho Rios for the rest of your trip. Located in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica, Ocho Rios is affectionately known as the Spanish for “Eight Rivers”. Once a fishing village, it has now become a hot spot for travelers visiting the North coast, and locals affectionately call it “Ochi”.

Next, you’ll do a community tour to explore the town, Shop your way through Jamaica and experience the vibrant culture! Get lost in a maze of craft markets, stores, and boutiques as you explore unique Jamaican treasures. From handicrafts to natural products – take a piece of paradise home with you.
At the end of your tour, swim at the local beach or relax at the hotel pool.

Want a night out? Go on a fun adventure through the vibrant city of Ocho Rios. Explore all the different places there like chic lounges and live Reggae music spots.

Today you’ll head off to immerse yourself in the life of Jamaica’s first indigenous people, the Maroons. Our first exciting stop is the Buff Bay Market. See fresh stacks of fruits and vegetables and chat with local vendors as they compete against each other to help you make the best purchase.

Your final stop is the home of the Charles Town Maroon. Start by visiting the museum and learn stories of how the slaves kept the African culture alive through drumming & dancing. Participate in drumming and dancing. Have lunch and finish the day by swimming in the cool… cool… river. Make sure you charge your phones – you’ll be taking a lot of pictures!

Enjoy a full day in Ocho Rios, tailored to your personal interests. Relax by the hotel pool with stunning views of the nearby beach, or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters at one of the nearby beaches and watch the locals play beach football.

For a unique experience, try your hand at Jamaican cuisine with a local cooking class and discover a different side of Ocho Rios. Before the trip, we’ll share our favorite hangouts with you.

Next stop is the Portland Highlights tour. You’ll journey to Portland to enter a world of waterfalls and lush vegetation. First, take a quick stop in Port Antonio and see the town that Errol Flynn the movie star found. This town and the outskirts will take your breath away.

Experience the Blue Lagoon, a popular hideaway for the rich and famous. Take a boat ride, swim, or dive in the lagoon. Then, head to Boston Bay, the birthplace of “Jerk” cooking, where you can indulge in a delicious meal on the beach and even try surf lessons.

Finally, end your day in Port Antonio at the Errol Flynn Marina. Relax by the harbor, enjoy the famous Devon House “Ice Cream,” and watch boats pass by. A perfect end to a memorable day.

Our trip has come to an end, and it’s time to say goodbye. But what an incredible adventure it has been! We’ve explored the best spots in Kingston and the North Coast, including the marina, Blue Lagoon, Bob Marley museum, bars, nightclubs, and indulged in the delicious Jamaican cuisine, including spicy jerk chicken. All of this was made even better by the awesome group of new friends you’ve made along the way. We’ve created epic travel memories that will last a lifetime. Until next time!

Accommodation

We understand the significance of accommodation to you, and it holds equal importance for us. Hence, we prioritize finding charming locally-owned hotels & homestay experiences, brimming with local charm and authenticity of the island. Here are some handpicked accommodations that we usually include in this itinerary to enhance your experience.

Smokey Manor

Ocean Sea Palms

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