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Stop At: Rastafari Indigenous Village, Montego Bay Street Jamaica
We implore you to take up this rare opportunity to go inside the Rastafari Village to learn about their customs, heritage and rich culture. Never before have you seen such resilience, warmth, love & the resolve to keep the Rastafarian movement alive after been heavily criticized and brutalized by other groups during & after the 1930s when the movement started in Jamaica, hence the song done by the reggae legend Bob Marley "Rasta Man Live Up".
On the day of the tour we will meet you at the time specified at your hotel main lobby. Kindly have a printed or electronic copy of your voucher ready for verification. As soon as that is done & you are seated in one of our cool air-conditioned van/bus, we set off for the village so relax & enjoy the breathtaking scenery for the next few minutes (15 - 40 minutes) while we make our way to village. Don't forget to take lots of photos on the way. However, we do suggest that you ask permission to take photos at the village just to be polite. Our tour guides are very informative, professional & patient. Will welcome all the questions you have while volunteering information on Rastafarian/Jamaica's rich history so feel free to engage them.
At the village, a resident guide will meet you upon arrival. You have to hop across a small steam to get to the Village so wear sneakers/water shoes that will dry quickly. An abundance of information awaits you. Samples of fresh fruits & fresh fruit juices will be available. You will be treated to about 30 minutes of real authentic Congo drumming and chanting. At the end of the tour your tour guide will take you to see the various facial products & souvenirs that are produced right there in the village - also an array of local plants and herbs. Feel free to purchase their homemade items and show your appreciation.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay Jamaica
The second half of the tour will see us heading downtown Montego Bay. The first stop will be at Sam Sharp Square. There you will see Statues representing our National Hero, Sam Sharp. Take photos and indulge in the history lesson about our National hero who was hanged in Montego Bay in 1832.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: St James Parish Church, Payne Street, Montego Bay Jamaica
The tour takes you to the St., James Parish Church which was constructed in 1775 (Over 243 years) and still fully functional. There is a resident tour guide who is also the caretaker for the church who will tell you all the history and operations of the church - feel free to ask lots of questions. There is no admission fee to visit the church but if you feel so to do please leave a donation. A donation is to the customer's discretion. From the church, you will head up to Richmond Hill Great House, which is located on top of a hill in the center of town. From there you get a panoramic view of the entire city. This Great House, constructed in 1804, was once owned by John Dewars (owner of the Dewars Scotch).
Duration: 45 minutes