Los Angeles, CA, May 01, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Magical Lands has launched a unique 15 day escorted tour to discover the real Jamaica beyond the tourist trail. This tour of Jamaica uses a local guides and authentic accommodation and is perfect for anyone wishing to discover the history and culture of this wonderful island nation.
On this tour, Magical Lands take travellers away from the all-inclusive and stay in boutique locally owned properties, exploring in the local markets and discovering the real Jamaica behind the tourist trail. With a local guide, travellers on this tour will get to see and meet the Jamaican people, try the local food and drink and explore the history and culture. Try some peanut porridge, take a bite of fried fish and chew on a piece of sugar cane. Shop for some fresh ingredients at the local market and help prepare and cook your own Jamaican Lunch with assistance from your Rasta Chef.
The tour visits Kingston and experiences the atmosphere of Down Town by visiting Trench Town Cultural Yard the "government yard" where Bob Marley lived and composed many of his best known songs. Take a look at Marley's old bedroom, his first guitar and the shell of his rusty Volkswagen camper van. Feel the vibes at the Parade, stroll through Kingston's National Heroes Park, take a selfie with Bob Marley and walk in his footsteps at the Museum. From Kingston, the tour heads in to the Blue Mountains, home of the famous Blue Mountain Coffee. Walk the mountain trails that meander through the Holywell National Park and ascend through modified forest 1,400 metres above sea-level. On the way up, there are panoramic views of St Andrew and Portland before the trail descends through primary forest. Explore on a raft on the Rio Grande and as the captain steers the bamboo raft downstream, soak up the natural beauty with stunning views of the Blue Mountains, colourful flora & fauna and listen to the deafening silence.
This tour of Jamaica takes in the rural side of the country and explores the local market in Brown's Town with its array of fresh smells, great tasting fruits, variety of vegetables and of course colourful vendors. Drive through the hills and enjoy the panoramic views of the North Coast as the tour makes its way through small villages and ends in Negril with a relaxing stay on a Caribbean beachfront.
The "Jamaica - Reggae and Rum" group tour starts from USD$3250 per person excluding international flights and as with all Magical Lands tours there are no compulsory single supplements. Places are available for tours departing in March, June and November 2017 and groups are limited to a maximum of twelve people.