Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Guided tours in Jamaica

Jamaica is considered to be the premier Caribbean destination for things to do and see given the fact that it boasts a diverse topography that is an explorer’s dream. From the lofty Blue Mountains with peaks towering 7,402 feet to sea levels and from rainforest to wetland, the opportunity to discover, explore, and learn is amazing. Add to these pristine wetlands, cascading rivers and caves leading right into the mountains, you couldn’t ask for more. With so much on offer, there is no better way to explore the rich tapestry of the island than by guided tours that let you savour the rich colours, sounds and taste of the island. Also, to complete the experience and get a taste of the warm hospitality of the island, there are a large number of Jamaica accommodation rentals offering you great professionally managed services at the most reasonable costs.

The main attractions of the island include waterfalls, horseback riding in the Caribbean Sea, swimming with the dolphins, lagoons, plantation estates and historic sites. Here are some tours you can consider:

Accompong Maroon Tour: This is a must for those who want to get a glimpse of the rich history of Jamaica. The guided tour takes you to see ancient villages and historic sites that housed the western Maroons, the descendents of runaway slaves.

Appleton Estate tour: This is a must for those who want to savour the island’s finest rum. As part of the tour, you will be able to see how rum is fermented and distilled. You will also get an opportunity to taste some samples. A complimentary bottle of rum is included in the tour. Besides, you can buy more to take home from the gift shop that is located on the site.

Black River Safari: You can go bamboo rafting on the Black River. The rafts are captained by experts so you just have to sit back and relax and see the crocodiles lolling on the banks, enjoy the panoramic vistas and learn about the exotic flora and fauna.

Blue Lagoon: This is not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon of the movie fame. However, the lagoon is every much as beautiful if not 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. The tour takes you to visit his home and museum where you can browse through the memorabilia which documents his work.

Chukka Caribbean: There are many adventure tours that you can undertake including 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: The tour takes you to the terraced Dunn’s River Falls where you can enjoy a climb of a lifetime. Guided by experts, join a human chain up hundreds of feet of rocky terrain and marvel at the views from the top.

As a closing note, you can experience the best of the island’s hospitality by staying in your own private Jamaica villas and cottages, idyllically located in beautiful garden settings facing the Caribbean Sea.

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