Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Kayak safari in Jamaica

Jamaica is well-known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular coastline and navigable rivers offering plenty of opportunities for water adventures. One such adventure that you can undertake is the kayak safari offered by Chukka Caribbean Adventures. Also if you are planning a family trip to Jamaica, you can consider staying in private rentals comprising Jamaica villas, cottages and apartments suited to all group sizes and budgets. These rentals are professionally managed, are more affordable than hotels and are your home away from home on the island, implying more comfort, space, privacy and freedom to live the way you wish to do.

The kayak safari tour takes you on a memorable trip down the White River. You’ll first pass by the Old Spanish Bridge made by the first European settlers in the 17th century. You can also paddle through the rapids and crystal clear pools under a canopy of lush green vegetation and huge bamboo groves. Along the route, enjoy the dramatic landscape as it unfolds. You’ll also see quaint cottages dotting the river. The tour will also take you through striking rapids and stunning lagoons to finally end near the tranquil Bamboo Cathedral where giant bamboo arch over the water.

On disembarking, you’ll enter the magnificent gardens of the White River Valley housing a gift shop by the name of Valley Trader. Here you can shop for souvenirs, t-shirts and other keepsakes from the trip. You can also try out the sumptuous Jamaican cuisine at the eatery, River Valley Grill and be refreshed by cold beers and sodas at the Parrot Bar.

The kayak tour is for people above 12 years of age and so if you are travelling with kids less than this age, it would be wise to book your accommodation that provides childcare facilities. For example, consider Silver Sands villas on the north coast of the island where the safari takes place and where most of the attractions of the island are concentrated. These villas cater to families and large groups and offer, among other services, offer child care facilities and also have a separate play area for kids.

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