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Rastafari Cultural Village Tour & Highlights from Montego Bay & Grand Palladium

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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
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most Montego Bay hotels and other accommodations. You must contact your local supplier at the number provided at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour to confirm your hotel or central pick up point.
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Same as departure location
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Fruit & juice tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach/mini van
  • Admission
  • Entry/Admission - Rastafari Indigenous Village
  • Entry/Admission - St James Parish Church
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs & other products on display
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Limited number of infant/child seats available
  • Please note: entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue.
  • Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
  • Minimum numbers apply (minimum 6 persons). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there’s not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly.
  • You MUST contact your local supplier by email, phone, text or whatsApp to reconfirm your tour at least 24 hours before the scheduled tour
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

This experience was amazing. We were greeted by Bobo in the botanical garden. There was so many different plants and flowers. We got a tour of the village, learned about the history of Rastas, Jamaica and Africa. We learned about chanting and drum playing. We...More

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