A vacation to Jamaica is on many peoples bucket lists, and why wouldn’t it be? With its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, lush rain forests and gorgeous mountains, you would be hard-pressed to find a better location to explore and unwind in.
While in Jamaica though, there are a few must-do tours that will help you learn more about this beautiful tropical island, and allow you to enjoy your adventure to the max.
Let’s take a look at some of the best must do tours in Jamaica.
- Mayfield Falls & Mineral Springs
Located about an hour away from Negril, through a series of rainforest villages, you will find nature lovers paradise – Mayfield Falls & Mineral Springs. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring Dolphin Head Mountains, you will discover 21 natural pools, two cascading waterfalls, ferns in abundance, lush rainforest vegetation, and gorgeous tropical flowers.
It is hard to believe that there could be anyone else in the world as you watch the birds and butterflies flutter around the foliage while resting under the riverside gazebos.
You can choose to have a guided hike along the river, or you can wade in the cool water, climbing over the boulders, jumping off the cliffs, and relaxing in the flowing water of the waterfalls.
- Blue Hole
The Blue Hole is situated in the rainforest surrounded mountains near Ocho Rios and is a beautiful series of waterholes that are fed by flowing cascades.
Your guide will show you around the local area, and you can discover the waterfalls and leap off of the overhangs into the fresh pools below.
- Dunn’s River Falls
Made up of 180 meters of terraced waterfalls, this natural attraction is one of Jamaica’s most well-known. You will be able to climb the various tiers to reach the top, where there are a series of pools that are much like natural Jacuzzis.
If you don’t want to climb, or are not able to, the refreshing pool at the base of the falls will be a welcome amenity on a hot Caribbean day.
- Rio Grande River
There could be nothing better than floating down a river on a bamboo raft which is steered by an expert guide who will give you a two and a half hour tour of the river and the fantastic stretch of rainforest that borders the Rio Grande River.
Rafting in this area began in roughly 1911 when the local banana farmers used the river to transport the produce they had for trading. The Rio Grande River has fewer tourists than the Martha Brae River, and it also offers unparalleled scenery and calm rapids.
Jamaica’s capital city boasts many tours that should be put at the top of your list.
The Bob Marley Museum is a natural favorite and is one of the city’s most-visited attractions. On this tour, your will be able to see Bob Marley’s bedroom as well as his famous star-shaped guitar next to his bed. If you look at the back walls, you will be able to see the remaining bullet holes from an attempted assassination.
Other tours that you should consider are the historic Devon House, the National Gallery, and Jamaica’s oldest museum, the Natural History Museum, which has well-preserved samples of the animals and plants found on the island. The Hope Gardens are the West Indies’ biggest botanical park, and the National Heroes Park has statues of the leading players in Jamaican history. For a full list of options we recommend you check out these Jamaica attractions.
Jamaica has so many wonderful places and things to see and explore, and you will be spoiled for choice. Any of the above will provide you with a uniquely Jamaican experience – one that won’t quickly be beaten.