Unforgettable tours in Jamaica
By Karen Thompson
Jamaica has a well-established reputation of being the playground of the Caribbean, backed by a diverse terrain offering limitless opportunities to indulge in outdoor activities both on land and the sea. From sea levels to lofty Blue Mountain peaks, from cascading rivers to waterfalls, from rainforests to caves leading right into the heart of the mountains, Jamaica is a rich tapestry of colour and sounds enticing its visitors to relax, rejuvenate, and indulge in its healing surroundings. With so much on offer, a little professional help in the form of guided tours can make all the difference to your trip. Here are some tours that you can consider and also to divulge from the topic for a moment, you can add greatly to experience by staying in Jamaica accommodation rentals that offer the best of services and hospitality at the most affordable rates.
Coming back to the tours, here are some that you can include in you itinerary. Accompong Maroon Tour: This tour is tailor made for you if you want an insight into the island's history. The guided tour takes you to visit some villages and historic sites that were home to the western Maroons, the descendants of runaway slaves.
Appleton Estate tour: Jamaica is well-known for its rum and if you want to sample some of the best, you can enjoy a tour of this estate. You'll be able to see how rum is fermented and distilled. The tour includes a complimentary bottle of rum and you can buy more to take back home from the gift shop. You'll also get to sample some of the finest rums here. Black River Safari: Enjoy a bamboo rafting tour of the Black River. The rafts are about 30 feet long and are captained by experts so you just have to sit back and enjoy the panoramic vistas, see the crocodiles lazing on the bank and learn about the flora and fauna.
Blue Lagoon: Not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon of the movie fame but every bit as beautiful and more. You can appreciate the shimmering 200 feet deep swimming hole with water ranging from emerald green to cobalt blue.
Bob Marley Museum: Jamaica is synonymous with Bob Marley, the legendary reggae superstar and composer and singer. Visit his home and museum where you can browse through the memorabilia which documents his work.
Chukka Caribbean: You can go horseback riding on the land as well as the sea. Besides there are other adventure tours you can avail including jeep safari, original canopy tour, and ATV tour.
Dunn's River Falls and Park: This is one of the most memorable tour you can undertake. You can actually climb the terraced Dunn's River Falls by joining a human chain up hundreds of feet of rocky terrain and marvel at the views from the top.
As a final word, complete the experience of savouring the best of what the island has to offer by staying in professionally-managed Jamaica villas and cottages that offer the best of hospitality and services at the most reasonable costs.
Karen Thompson is a travel writer for Mysilversands, a company dedicated to providing quality self-catering accommodation in Jamaica Accommodation Rentals, Jamaica villas, cottages and Jamaica apartments by the sea.
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