While you're in Montego Bay, don't miss this day trip to Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most famous natural attractions. Swim and play in the pools formed by the waterfall, climb up the naturally formed terraces, if you wish, or hang out on the beautiful beach. You also have the option to include a few hours in Ocho Rios to shop for local crafts, coffee and other souvenirs. Hotel transport is included.
Your 6-hour tour starts with hotel pickup for the scenic drive to Dunn's River Falls, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Montego Bay along Jamaica's North Coast Highway. During the 1.5-hour drive, look out the window to admire views of the Caribbean and the rural countryside, and pass by the historical town of Falmouth and Columbus Park, where Christopher Columbus first landed on the island.
When you arrive at this popular natural attraction -- known for its lush setting and for its roles in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail and the James Bond movie Dr No -- learn a bit about its characteristics, most notably how it's one of the only waterfalls on Earth that empties directly into the ocean. Then get ready to climb up to the top!
Before you begin your ascension of the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls, put on non-slip water shoes (available for rental if you don't bring your own) and hold hands with the people next to you. Then carefully follow your guide up the 'steps' formed by the naturally chiseled rocks. Stop along the way to swim in one of the small pools that have formed on the different levels, and when you reach the top, finally out of the trees, you'll be rewarded with a nice view.
Climbing the falls is optional; if you'd rather relax, just hang out on the deck located near the river to admire the falls, go swimming in the natural lagoon at the bottom or relax on the adjacent beach.
Shopping option (an additional three hours): If you choose the shopping option, you'll visit the town of Ocho Rios before heading to Dunn's River Falls. Spend time at a shopping center and craft market to pick up gifts and souvenirs. There are plenty of requisite T-shirts and shot glasses to be found, as well as native wood carvings and other artwork, jewelry, and local rum and coffee. You can also enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants located around the area (own expense).
Your day trip ends with the return drive to Montego Bay.
Departure Time: Approximately 9am Hotel pickup times vary and will begin prior to this time; your departure time will be advised when you call the local tour operator to reconfirm your booking.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by coach
Entrance to Dunns River Falls
Visit to Ocho Rios for shopping, if option selected
Purchases of a personal nature
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please wear comfortable, casual attire
Please bring your own swimwear, sunscreen, towel and pocket money
Note: This tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers, as there is no guarantee that you will get back to your cruise ship in time for its departure
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.