Heading out to the sun-filled Jamaica recently, our very own Alice jumped right into the action and explored the beautiful island. Here are some of her favourite Jamaica excursions and how to make the most of them.
Whilst out in Jamaica I was itching to try out a couple of the excursions I had heard so much about…Mystic Mountain & Dunn’s River Falls!
Planning our Jamaica Excursions
We arranged & paid for the trips whilst in resort with our Holiday Services rep a couple of days before-hand so there was no need to worry about this before travel.
We chose to do both excursions on the same day as part of a twin tour as Mystic Mountain and Dunns River Falls are almost directly next to one another in the Ocho Rios area.
First Stop – Dunn’s River Falls
The transfer took just under an hour to reach our first stop…Dunn’s River Falls.
Dunn’s River Falls is a famous waterfall which stands at roughly 180ft and is made up of small lagoons and rock like staircases; it is classed as one of Jamaica’s ‘National Treasures’ and an absolute must for those adventure seekers!
On arrival, you are put into groups of around 20 people to climb the falls (swimwear, a waterproof case for your camera/phone & wet shoes are a must).
It took roughly an hour to climb the falls from the bottom right up to the top and WOW, what an experience!
People of all ages and abilities were climbing the falls however, some level of physical fitness is required to help climb the rocks as the water is free flowing whilst you climb.
You do have the opportunity to take a little break as you climb as there are small lagoon pools located sporadically on the way up to the top.
Next Stop – Mystic Mountain
After drying off from the falls we were then transferred to the nearby Mystic Mountain – a tropical rainforest adventure.
There are lots of different ticket options at Mystic Mountain; you can simply take the sky lift to explore the beautiful view at 700 feet (The Sky Explorer), ride the parks signature bob sled (Bobsled Jamaica) or you can soar through the canopy by zip line.
Within the ticket I purchased, I had the Tranopy Tour included which was all 3 of the activities plus lunch.
We took the Sky Explorer lift up to the top of the mountain which offered stunning panoramic views of Ocho Rios and the coastline.
Once at the top, we were given a time slot for each of the activities, which was great as it meant no queuing and plenty of time to fit in lunch!
Bob Sled Time
Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, first on up was bob sled time!
After hopping into you bob sled (you can opt for a single, double or quadruple bob sled depending on your group size) you are then plunged into 3280 feet of twists and turns down the mountain…so much fun and an amazing adrenaline rush!
A Zip-Line Adventure
After a short safety demonstration, we then headed over to the zip line adventure. We were again placed into small groups whilst we whisked from platform to platform in the heart of the Jamaican rainforest.
The instructors that guided us through the zip line course were great fun and made the whole experience even more enjoyable.
The Zip line adventure brought us back to the main plaza where we then took the Sky Explorer ride back down the mountain…another opportunity to see a beautiful view of Ocho Rios and the wildlife within the rainforest.
Overall the trip was excellent value for money and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to get out of the resort and explore some of the wonders of Jamaica.
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