WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT OCHO RIOS
Apart from a booming north coastal tourist town, the town Ocho Rios holds on to a large amount of Jamaica's history. Before the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1494, Ocho Ríos hosts various beaches which accommodated the Taino Indians in order for them to have easy access to the wide open Caribbean Sea. These small beach areas combined, made up the small fishing village that was maintained even until long after the arrival of the British in 1655. Ocho Rios as the name suggests, is a Spanish term which means "Eight Rivers".
This town is located in the parish of Saint Ann on the north coast of Jamaica. Many believe that Christopher Columbus first set foot on the land in Ocho Rios. It is also said and strongly maintained that it is Discovery Bay that the former World explorer first landed in Jamaica. However, the first landing on Jamaica by Christopher Columbus was in the river mouth of Rio Bueno. this river that borders the parishes of Saint Ann and Trelawney. Although he many spots along the Jamaican coast, it was very long after his arrival that he actually got to Ocho Rios, while travelling eastwards.
At that point, he had counted eight rivers; and so, the village inherited the name, Ocho Rios. From your place of accommodation in any of Jamaica's resort areas such as Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio or any cruise ship port in Jamaica, you can take a tour with us and learn more from one of our knowledgeable tour guides as they share their wealth of information with you. If you are doing this tour from Kingston, this tour will take you north of Kingston through the lower and western regions of the Blue Mountains to the north coast.
After entering the north coast, you will be going through several towns, before you arrive in Ocho Rios. If you are travelling from Falmouth, Montego Bay, Negril or Port Antonio, you will be enthused with the brilliant views of magnificent coastline and local communities which you will be passing through. On arrival in Ocho, you will be driven first to the Dunns River Falls attraction, which is located west of the town of Ocho Rios.
At Dunns River Falls, you can climb the waterfalls from the beach to the top. This attraction is known to be the Caribbean's number one selling day tour attraction, surrounded by lush green vegetation. After enjoying the energizing waters of Dunns River Fall, you will be having a delicious lunch! If time permits, you can visit another attraction of your choice which is not included in this package before you go shopping.
Activities In Ocho Rios
If you book this tour from Kingston, on your way to or from Ocho Rios, you will have great views of the mountains and valleys of central Jamaica.
If you book this tour from Port Antonio, you will have gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea, on your way to and from Ocho Rios.
While in Ocho Rios, you will be visiting one of the most visited attractions in the Caribbean, Dunns River Falls. Here you will be able to climb the falls, splash, dash and enjoy the refreshing atmosphere.
After your time at the waterfalls, you will be taken to a top level Jerk Center for lunch.
Enjoy real Jamaican food such as; Jerk Chicken or Jerk Pork, backed up with rice and beans cooked in coconut sauce. This dish is commonly called by Jamaicans, rice and peas. Other sides are roasted yellow yam, Cassava and Festivals. Learn more about these on your tour.
Although this attraction is not included in your tour cost, if you want to have an immaculate view of Ocho Rios harbour, and other areas of downtown Ocho Rios, you can have us adding this it to your tour cost.
On your way to the start of your bobsleigh adventure, you will be able to have a magnificent view of downtown Ocho Rios.
Go shopping for gifts such as; liquor, souvenir and other things of interest.
Shop for Jewelry, liquor and other items, duty free, is in walking distance from your cruise ship.
Cost for this tour includes:-
- All transportation in regards to this tour.
- All access fees to attractions/activities listed in this package per person.
- One lunch per person.
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