With scenic mountains, rainforests, and coral reefs, there’s no shortage of nature adventures for travellers in the Caribbean nation of Jamaica. If you’re in the mood for something a little different for your next trip, Jamaica just might be the place for you. Wondering what are the best excursions in Jamaica? From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios to the Blue Mountains, this list of adventures will take you in and around the best parts of the island. Here are our top picks of thrilling and fun Jamaica excursions!
Top Jamaica Excursions:
1. White River Tubing
Located in Ocho Rios, the White River is one of the most famous rivers in Jamaica. The river stretches across 44 kilometres of the region and Chukka Caribbean Adventures have been operators tours in the region for a while. They offer a jungle river tubing tour, which takes travellers along a route about 5 kilometres long down the White River. The tour lasts about an hour and a half and guests will enjoy the scene of clear water and fresh vegetation throughout their trip. An experienced guide is there every step of the way while pointing out the local nature and wildlife and educating you on Jamaican culture. There are lifejackets and bottoms to the tubes, the tour has great reviews for safety and precaution. Chukka provides many Jamaica excursions that are suitable for the whole family!
2. Take a Canopy Tour
Chukka Adventures also hosts canopy tours. Operating out of Montego Bay and Negril, travellers can whiz through the rainforest at speeds of up to 55 kph across nine cables overall. Hard hats and harnesses are of course provided, and experienced guides are there to guide and instruct you before every thrill ride. The cables cross the Limestone Cliff, the 305 metre-long Inter-parish Express and Jamaica’s Great River. It’s one of the best ways to view some of Jamaica’s rainforests from above. You’ll learn about the history of the island and get a great view of places such as the beautiful Laughlands River Gorge.Find Cheap Flights to Jamaica
3. Go Mountain Biking
The Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours starts at over 1,500 metres above sea level at Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountains, located east of Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston. As you make your way down a section of the Blue Mountains, you’ll get panoramic views of the island, see a banana and pineapple plantation and get to taste authentic Jamaican cuisine as part of the included lunch. If weather permits, you’ll even have the opportunity to swim at a waterfall at the end of your ride.
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4. Go on an ATV Safari
Starting at the Reynolds Pier in Ocho Rios, Wilderness ATV Tours is one heck of a ride. After getting your safety instructions, your group will head out and up to Ochie’s highest peak. Instead of powering through different terrain, this tour is more about enjoying Jamaica’s natural beauty. The ride takes about 40-minutes to climb the 1,800 feet where you’ll have a drink before making your way back down. For an additional charge, you can choose to have your tour end with a dip in Jamaica’s famous Dunn’s River Falls.
5. Dreamer Catamaran Cruise
The Jamaica adventures recommendation list wouldn’t be complete without something a little slower-paced. The Horseback Ride ‘N’ Swim where you’ll take a ride on horseback through backcountry trails and along the beach before going right into the water for a swim. The ride is a private beach experience so crowds won’t be an issue as you enjoy views of the Caribbean Sea. Previous horse riding experience is not required for this fun, leisurely ride, and just in case you were wondering, Chukka is the largest tour operator in Jamaica.
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Jamaica has three international airports, with Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay being the most popular one for tourists. Norman Manley International Airport serves the capital city of Kington and Ian Fleming International Airport is the port of entry into Ocho Rios.Find Cheap Flights to Jamaica
Where to Stay
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