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Jamaica Encompassed & Reggae Sumfest

There are two types of travellers those who want to experience authentic local culture and those who want to stay on a resort. This 13-day tour is for the former, especially with the largest concert festival in Jamaica included in that experience. Along with three nights at the lively Reggae Sumfest, youll explore the entire island, including a Rastafarian indigenous village, Rick's Caf, and the Bob Marley Museum. And with plenty of time to relax youll understand why Jamaicas famous white-sand beaches (including Negrils Seven Mile Beach, often rated one of the top ten beaches in the world) are kind of a big deal.

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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 165822
  • Starts: Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Finishes: Montego Bay, Jamaica
You will Visit
  • Montego Bay

Itinerary

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Day 1: Montego Bay

Arrive in time for a 6pm welcome meeting. Jump right into the action tonight and head out with the group to Reggae Sumfest.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Reggae Sumfest Festival

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Day 2: Montego Bay

Enjoy free time during the day to relax or for optional activities. Later, get into the groove with an included ticket to Reggae Sumfest.

Included Activities:
Reggae Sumfest Festival

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Day 3: Montego Bay

Take the day for some r&r or check out one of the nearby optional activities. Tonight, get ready for the final party of Reggae Sumfest and dance 'til dawn.

Included Activities:
Reggae Sumfest Festival

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Day 4: Montego Bay

Enjoy a free day to regroup after Reggae Sumfest. Meet new members of the group at an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 5: Montego Bay/Negril (1B, 1L)

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 with a visit to Rick's Café. Enjoy the seemingly endless white-sand beaches and local flavour.

Included Activities:
Rastafarian Indigenous Village Visit
Rick's Café Visit

Transport:
Stop along outside Montego Bay at a traditional Rastafarian village.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: Negril (1B)

Opt to 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.

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Day 7: Negril/Treasure Beach (1B)

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.

Transport:
Stop en route at the Appleton Rum Factory.
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Treasure Beach (1B)

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.

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Day 9: Treasure Beach/Kingston (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Bob Marley Museum Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 10: Kingston (1B)

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.

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Day 11: Kingston/Ocho Rios (1B, 1L)

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.


Included Activities:
Charles Town Maroon Village Experience

Transport:
Stop at the Charles Town Maroon village en route.
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 12: Ocho Rios (1B)

With a free day, 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. Nearby Dunn's River Falls offers the opportunity to climb the sheer face of a rushing waterfall.

Just want to relax? There's plenty of time of that, too.

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Day 13: Ocho Rios/Montego Bay (1B)

Tour ends on arrival to Montego Bay in the late morning. The van will make two stops in Montego Bay— one at the start hotel and one at the airport.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Experience Reggae Sumfest with other G Adventures travellers
    • CEOs and G Staff available to offer assistance and support
    • Rastafarian village tour with lunch
    • Rick's Café visit (Negril)
    • Beach time in Negril
    • Beach time in Treasure Beach
    • Charles Town Maroon village experience
    • Local hike and swim
    • Bob Marley Museum entrance (Kingston)
    • Lunch with drumming and dancing
    • Beach time (Ocho Rios)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, shared shuttle, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Relax on world-class beaches
  • Dance the night away to local music
  • Listen to local and international stars at Reggae Sumfest
  • Visit a Rastafarian village
  • Watch cliff jumping at the famous Rick's Caf