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JAMAICA ENCOMPASSED

10 Days, Montego Bay to Montego Bay
JAMAICA ENCOMPASSED

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Escape the all-inclusive resorts and see a side of Jamaica that few tourists experience on this whirlwind 10-day adventure. Meet true Rastafarians and learn about the ori read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 nights accommodation (Hotels (9 nts)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private van, walking).
  • Rastafarian village tour with lunch.
  • Beach time in Negril.
  • Beach time in Treasure Beach.
  • Charles Town Maroon village experience.
  • Local hike and swim.
  • Lunch with drumming and dancing.
  • Appleton Estates rum distillery visit (Treasure Beach).
  • Bob Marley Museum entrance (Kingston).
  • Dunn's River Falls experience (Ocho Rios).
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes

We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 210 - 275 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme


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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Montego Bay
Day 2 Montego Bay/Negril
Day 3 Negril
Day 4 Negril/Treasure Beach
Day 5 Treasure Beach
Day 6 Treasure Beach/Kingston
Day 7 Kingston
Day 8 Kingston/Ocho Rios
Day 9 Ocho Rios
Day 10 Depart Ocho Rios/Montego Bay
Departures
  • Dec
    2017
  • Jan
    2018
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Apr
    2018
  • May
    2018
  • Jul
    2018
  • Aug
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Fri, 08 Dec '17
  • Sun, 17 Dec '17
  • Fri, 26 Jan '18
  • Sun, 04 Feb '18
  • Fri, 16 Feb '18
  • Sun, 25 Feb '18
  • Fri, 23 Mar '18
  • Sun, 01 Apr '18
  • Fri, 20 Apr '18
  • Sun, 29 Apr '18
  • Fri, 11 May '18
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Tue, 10 Jul '18
  • Thu, 19 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Tue, 31 Jul '18
  • Fri, 24 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Fri, 16 Nov '18
  • Sun, 25 Nov '18
  • Fri, 14 Dec '18
  • Sun, 23 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Montego Bay
  • Negril
  • Treasure Beach
  • Kingston
  • Ocho Rios
  • Montego Bay to Ocho Rios Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Montego Bay

    Arrive at any time.

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

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Montego Bay/Negril

    En route to Negril, visit a Rastafarian indigenous village including drumming lessons, a delicious lunch and information about fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants.

    En route to Negril, visit a Rastafarian indigenous village. Learn about the history and daily life of this unique group of people while getting a sample of some local drumming. Enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch.

    Continue on to Negril. Enjoy the seemingly endless white-sand beach.

    Private Vehicle
    Montego Bay - Negril 2h
    Stop along outside Montego Bay at a traditional Rastafarian village.

    Rastafarian Indigenous Village Visit
    Parish of Saint James
    Meet a local guide at the Montego River Gardens and head out across the Montego River. Learn about the tropical plants (including 90 different herb beds), fruit trees and wildlife in the river valley. Continue into the Rastafarian village and straight to the 'ital spice' kitchen to discover more about the Rastafari diet and their unique "ital" food preparation. Meditate while walking the labyrinth following crystal-lined pathways.

    Enter the music hut to feel the pulsating rhythms of the drummers, then enjoy a traditional vegetarian lunch.

    Free Time
    Negril Afternoon
    Start exploring this beach paradise. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Negril

    Spend a whole day enjoying Negril. Opt to watch the famous cliff divers or to participate in a number of other beach activities.

    Opt to head to Rick's Cafe, explore the local caves and rocky bluffs where heroism can be added to holiday pastimes. Walk the beach, visit the cliffs, scuba dive, windsurf, parasail or do nothing at all and relax in a hammock.

    Free Time
    Negril Full Day
    Do as much or as little as you like- the day is yours.

    Optional Activities
    Parasailing

    Negril 30m-1h
    70USD per person
    Put on a lifejacket, clip into the harness and get ready to soar! Feel the breeze and enjoy the peace of flying high above Negril with your bird's eye view of the beach, hotels and endless sea. This is a great activity to cross off your bucket list.

    Cliff Diving
    Negril
    Head to Rick's Cafe on the western edge of the island and experience the thrill of cliff diving. Whether you're brave enough to take the plunge, or just happy to watch the locals take dives from the tops of trees, this is one's of Jamaica's 'must see' activities. Come for drinks at sunset and you won't be disappointed. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Negril/Treasure Beach

    Enjoy a rum tour at the Appleton Estates. In Treasure Beach opt to chill out on the secluded beach or visit the seven waterfalls of YS Falls.

    Departing Negril, head straight for the Appleton Estate Rum Factory. The fun part of the day is trying all of the different types of rum that has made Appleton famous. Learn about the process from cane to bottle, and buy a few bottles to bring home with you.

    Treasure Beach is not on the average Jamaica tourist's radar, and we hope it stays that way so the long stretches of beach are all yours to explore.

    Private Vehicle
    Negril - Treasure Beach 3h
    Stop en route at the Appleton Rum Factory.

    Appleton Estate Rum Factory Visit
    Appleton
    Head into Jamaica's picturesque countryside for a taste of the past and present. The Appleton Estate first distilled rum in 1749. Learn how this luscious liquor goes from sugarcane, to molasses, then sugar, and finally becomes wine and rum. Yum! Sample blends for age, taste and strength, then pick up a bottle (or more) to bring home.

    Free Time
    Treasure Beach Afternoon
    Start exploring this secluded piece of heaven on earth. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Treasure Beach

    Spend the day enjoying paradise any way you want. Opt to take a local boat ride to search for dolphins and crocodiles in their natural environment. 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.

    Free Time
    Treasure Beach Full Day
    Get exploring.

    Optional Activities
    Black River Safari Tour

    Treasure Beach 3h-6h
    65USD per person
    Discover the beauty of the South Coast with a 1.5 hr boat ride up Jamaica's longest river. Visit the famous wetland area called the Black River Morass to search for crocodiles and see more than 100 species of birds native to the area. Throughout the 10km (6 mi) journey, the captain will point out interesting tidbits about the ecology and history of this untouched natural area. At the end, relax and enjoy a traditional Jamaican lunch.

    Pelican Bar
    Parottee Bay
    Picture a mass of driftwood, nailed together to create a basic structure, covered by a palm thatch roof and supported by stilts, sitting on a sandbar in the middle of the ocean, and this is Floyd's Pelican Bar. Take a boat from Parottee Beach, then have enjoy some fresh fish, a few cold beers and lazy sun-drenched vibe. (Try the Pelican Perfection - lime juice, rum, ginger beer, and sugar. Ya man.) (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Treasure Beach/Kingston

    Travel to the capital city of Kingston. Visit the Bob Marley Museum with options to visit plenty of historical sights full of Caribbean pirate lore.

    While in Kingston, visit the famous Bob Marley Museum to learn about the history of Jamaica's most famous musician. The museum is located at Bob Marley's former residence, and you will be walking in his famous footsteps as you hear his unique and impactful story.

    Fill your time here 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.

    Take a boat trip to Lime Cay or visit the Devon House.

    With a little more energy, explore Kingston's famous nightlife, full of reggae music and good vibes.

    Private Vehicle
    Treasure Beach - Kingston 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Bob Marley Museum Visit
    Kingston
    The Bob Marley Museum is an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of Jamaica's most famous musician. The museum is located at Bob Marley's former residence, and you will be walking in his famous footsteps as you hear his unique and impactful story.

    Optional Activities
    Port Royal Tour

    Kingston 45m-1h30m
    80USD per person
    Take a guided tour around Port Royal, the 14th-century stomping ground of some of the New World's most infamous pirates. Learn more about the swash-buckling era in Jamaica.

    Lime Cay Boat Trip
    Kingston 1h-4h
    15USD per person
    Take a boat trip to Lime Cay, 15 min off Port Royal. This limestone key on Jamaica's south-east coast offers white sand and excellent snorkelling. Relax and wave to the passengers flying overhead as they take off and land at the nearby international airport.

    Devon House Visit
    Kingston
    Visit the national monument of Devon House, built in the late 19th century by George Stiebel, Jamaica's first black millionaire. Soak in the Victorian opulence of the building, furnished with antiques from Jamaica, England and France. Stroll the gardens and enjoy the serenity of the setting, an oasis within Kingston's hustle and bustle. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Kingston

    Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt for a tour of a Blue Mountain coffee plantation or check out a nearby market for some souvenirs.

    Free Time
    Kingston Full Day
    Head out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Port Royal Tour

    Kingston 45m-1h30m
    80USD per person

    Take a guided tour around Port Royal, the 14th-century stomping ground of some of the New World's most infamous pirates. Learn more about the swash-buckling era in Jamaica.

    Lime Cay Boat Trip
    Kingston 1h-4h
    15USD per person
    Take a boat trip to Lime Cay, 15 min off Port Royal. This limestone key on Jamaica's south-east coast offers white sand and excellent snorkelling. Relax and wave to the passengers flying overhead as they take off and land at the nearby international airport.

    Devon House Visit
    Kingston
    Visit the national monument of Devon House, built in the late 19th century by George Stiebel, Jamaica's first black millionaire. Soak in the Victorian opulence of the building, furnished with antiques from Jamaica, England and France. Stroll the gardens and enjoy the serenity of the setting, an oasis within Kingston's hustle and bustle.

    Blue Mountains Visit
    The Grand Ridge of the Blue Mountains 2h-4h
    Leave the city behind for the day and venture up into the famous coffee-producing Blue Mountains. The lush hills and fresh air are a nice break from the coastal heat. Tour a coffee plantation or two and enjoy a cup of the area's black gold. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Kingston/Ocho Rios

    En route to Ocho Rios, visit the Maroon village. Learn about their important history in Jamaica and visit a secluded river with crystal-clear pools. Enjoy lunch accompanied by traditional drumming and dancing.

    Today pays respect to a part of Jamaica's history often unseen. Visit a Maroon village showcasing the community of slaves who ran away from plantations to the mountains, and became known as the Maroons.

    Learn more about the history and culture of this community before enjoying a Maroon feast. Participate in indigenous dancing and enjoy singing and drumming with the community members.

    Continue on to Ocho Rios.

    Private Vehicle
    Kingston - Ocho Rios 2h
    Stop at the Charles Town Maroon village en route.

    Charles Town Maroon Village Experience
    Charles Town
    Hike through lush vegetation and into history. Learn the story of the Maroons - runaway slaves who fought against the British during the 17th to 19th centuries. Watch traditional dancing and drumming, and listen to stories, poetry and songs. Find out how to blow an Abeng (cow horn), once used by the slaves to communicate with each other over distances. Visit a secluded river with a number of crystal-clear pools perfect for swimming.

    Free Time
    Ocho Rios Afternoon
    Start exploring. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Ocho Rios

    Climb famous Dunn's River Falls. Opt to bargain for handicrafts at the market, explore Fern Gully or horseback ride on the beach.

    A visit to Ocho Rios isn't complete without a stop at Dunn's River Falls where climbing the waterfalls is a once in a lifetime experience.

    With a free afternoon, opt to check out Fern Gully to find yourself in an Amazon-like rainforest, horseback ride in the Caribbean Sea, or shop for last-minute souvenirs.

    Dunns Falls and Ocho Rios Tour
    Dunn's River Falls
    Dunn's River Falls are like nature's giant stairway leading down to the Caribbean Sea. Be careful as you clamber up against the current onto the limestone terraces. Guides are available to lend a hand. Take your time, cool off in the water, and enjoy the lush vegetation on the shore along the way. Afterwards, reward yourself with an included lunch.

    Free Time
    Ocho Rios Afternoon
    Explore the area in your free time. (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Depart Ocho Rios/Montego Bay

    Travel to Montego Bay where the tour ends on arrival.

    There's a morning transfer to Montego Bay, arriving by 11:00. The van will make two stops in Montego Bay- one at the start hotel and one at the airport.

    Private Vehicle
    Ocho Rios - Montego Bay2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 210 - 275 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme


  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.


  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


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