As one of the largest countries in Caribbean according to COUNTRYAAH, Jamaica is best known for Bob Marley, a relaxed atmosphere and good rum. But the island also offers travelers fascinating landscapes and warm locals as well as the best coffee in the world. Beach lovers as well as adventurers get their money’s worth here. Relax in Negril or swing into the water on a vine at YS Falls. Let yourself be enchanted by the Jamaican charm on a round trip and dive deeper into the life and history of the Rastafari.
This is an example of one of our tours and should serve as a source of inspiration. Of course, the itinerary including the destinations can be adjusted and we would be happy to work out a tour tailored to your interests and budget.
Best travel time: December to April
Duration of the trip : This trip lasts 15 days. In general, we recommend planning at least a week for a Jamaican tour so that you can get to know the country and its people away from the tourist hotspots.
Travel planning: Jamaica is ideal for a self-drive tour with a rental car.
Tip: Visit the “Rasta Camp” and the “School of Vision” near the Blue Mountains to get an insight into the life of the Rastafari.
Day 1: International flight & arrival in Montego Bay
In the afternoon arrival at the airport of Montego Bay. You will be picked up and taken to your hotel.
Day 2: Montego Bay – Ochos Rios
You start your Jamaica tour with a visit to the Greenwood Great House. Interesting facts about the time of the slaves await you in this well-preserved manor house. Then explore the historic town of Falmouth before making a detour inland. Jamaica without Bob Marley is unimaginable – you visit Nine Miles, the birthplace and today’s burial place of the Regga legend. During a tour of the property you will learn everything about the world-famous musician.
Day 3: Ochos Rios – Port Antonio
In the morning enjoy the refreshment of the Dunns River waterfalls. On a hill near Oracabessa you make a stop at Villa Firefly. The English owner and author Sir Noel Coward has received many celebrities here. The view of the coast is particularly impressive. The journey continues along banana and coconut plantations to Port Antonio. On a city tour you will get to know the small town and the Errol Flynn marina.
Day 4: Port Antonio
Today you will take a trip on a bamboo raft along the Great River through the rainforest of Jamaica. The attraction is particularly impressive because of its natural, brightly colored surroundings. Then it’s off to relax on the most beautiful stretch of beach in Jamaica, Frenchman’s Cove. Here you have time to enjoy a piece of paradise.
Day 5: Port Antonio – Blue Mountains
After Port Antonio you have the option of visiting the Somerset Falls by boat. Your next stop will be at Castelton Garden, where you can marvel at beautiful, exotic plants. Then the journey goes uphill to the Blue Mountains. At Mavis Bank, take a guided tour of a coffee plantation.
Day 6: Blue Mountains
Free day. We recommend taking a guided hiking tour to the top of the Blue Mountain Peak. Or how about a hike in Holywell Park, for example? These can easily be done without a guide.
Day 7: Blue Mountains – Kingston
Today you reach the lively capital Kingston. There is a lot to do here. You will visit Hope Garden and Port Royal with Fort Charles, the Bob Marley Museum or, if you like, the Tuff Gong Studios.
Day 8: Kingston – Treasure Beach
In Porus you will make a stop at the typical fruit stands before you continue to the Appleton rum factory. Here you will be shown how sugar cane is processed until it finally turns into rum. A tasting of various types of rum at the end of the tour should of course not be missing in Jamaica.
Day 9: Treasure Beach
Your morning starts with a tour of discovery on the Black River. You drive through the mangrove swamps by motorboat and look out for the crocodiles and rare bird species that are still living here. You should definitely try the freshly caught fish in the fishing village of Little Ochi. Along the coast you will reach Lovers Leap. Hear the legend associated with this place and enjoy the view over the cliff coast.
Day 10: Treasure Beach – Negril
In the morning you travel to the rural area of Jamaica. The drive through the bamboo avenue is particularly suitable for a photo stop. A visit to the YS Falls, which are embedded in a tropical garden, is an unforgettable experience. Enjoy a swim in the refreshing pool, or swing yourself into the water on a rope, like Tarzan. Another highlight of your trip is a cooking class with a Rasta man in the hinterland. With the help of the Rasta cook you will prepare a typical Jamaican meal on an open fire. In the evening you will arrive in Negril.
11-14 : Negril Enjoy your free time by the sea and let your mind wander on the fine sandy beach.
Day 15: Negril – Montego Bay / journey home
Even the most beautiful vacation comes to an end. Today it is time to say goodbye to Jamaica. Transfer to the airport and return home.