Dance, Eat, and Play your way through one of the most scenic Islands and Popular Vacation Spots in the World!
The Reggae Music & Dance Tour will put the “Jam” in Jam-Rock.
Journey into the heart of a beautiful country and a people group that is a hallmark of pop culture, all while learning the art of Jamaican Dance styles!
The Reggae Music & Dance Tour will teach you some of the entertaining dance styles and introduce you to the some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet.
On the first full day, the Reggae Music & Dance Tour takes you to a great representation of Jamaica as a whole: The wonderful little town of Mandeville, full of famous landmarks and exciting Jamaican Markets!
Tuesday you’ll get acclimated with the history of Jamaican Music and Dance so that you can truly appreciate the roots of the styles you’ll be learning. And on Wednesday you’ll REALLY start to feel the beat as you begin learning traditional and exciting Jamaican Dances like the Ska, Mento, Reggae, Dancehall, and More!
Thursday of the Reggae Music & Dance Tour offers a deeper look into Jamaican Dance History before Friday delivers a Jamaican Must-See: The Bob Marley Museum and a visit to Tuff Gong Studios.
The First Weekend of the Jamaica Reggae Music and Dance Tour is highlighted by a trip to wonderful Ocho Rios, home of world famous Waterfalls like the Dunns River Falls. A perfect chance to get out, explore, and hike around, the sparkling white beaches and scenic waterfalls will be sure to provide plenty of fodder for your Instagram pages.
Enjoy some authentic Jamaican cultural immersion on Sunday as the group visits either a local sporting event (like football or cricket) or some of the exciting local fairs and markets!
Day 9 and 10 offer an amazing and rare opportunity: 2 days at the Edna Manley School of Dance learning about different styles of Jamaican Music and Dance!
Shift gears Wednesday as the Reggae Music and Dance Tour moves to the Trench Town Culture Yard to experience the Authentic Roots of the Musical Legend Bob Marley and then to a Kingston City Tour for a Jamaican Music and Dance Festival on Thursday!
A community experience on Friday adds an exclamation mark to your last full day on the island as you’ll take a trip down to the riverside to enjoy some traditional Jamaican cooking and games with many of the natives, yet another chance to meet new people, bond with your group, and enjoy this truly exquisite culture.
This Jamaica Reggae Music and Dance Tour is an exciting opportunity to learn some fun new skills that involve dance and music while taking a trip to one of the most desired vacation destinations on earth. Those two qualities combined with Professional Tour Guides and carefully planned out itineraries make this a “can’t miss” experience.
Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day
Collection from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Transport to your accommodation/host family. Settle into your new surroundings.
DAY 2: Monday - Explore Jamaican Culture
Jamaican Culture Orientation – tour the town of Mandeville to visit landmarks, markets, enjoy the food & gain taxi experience.
DAY 3: Tuesday - Jamaican Music & Dance
Learn about Jamaican music & dance by participating in a discussion about the history & development of all forms of Jamaican music.
DAY 4: Wednesday - 'Feel the Vibe, Learn the Beat'
“Feel the vibe, learn the beat” – a day exploring & learning Jamaican dance; Ska, Mento, Kumina, Dinky Mini, Rock Steady, Reggae & Dancehall.
DAY 5: Thursday - The History of Jamaican Music
A day exploring & learning about the history, movements & changes with Jamaican music.
DAY 6: Friday - Bob Marley Museum & Tuff Gong Studios
Visit Bob Marley Museum & Tuff Gong Studios where you will learn about the life & legacy of the legend Bob Marley.
DAY 7: Saturday - Ocho Rios Town Tour & Dunns River Falls
Explore the town of Ocho Rios & nearby Dunns River Falls – enjoy a relaxing day climbing the world famous waterfalls & exploring the white sandy beaches. You can also experience some shopping while immersing yourself in the Jamaican way of life.
DAY 8: Sunday - Authentic Cultural Immersion
Authentic Cultural Immersion – spend the day as a group attending either a local sporting event such as football or cricket, or check out one of the any local fairs and markets.
DAY 9: Monday - Edna Manley School of Dance
Participate in discussions about Jamaican music & dance at the Edna Manley School of Dance.
DAY 10: Tuesday - Edna Manley School of Dance
Participate in discussions about Jamaican music & dance at the Edna Manley School of Dance.
DAY 11: Wednesday - Trench Town Culture Yard
Trench Town Culture Yard – experience the authentic roots of the legend Bob Marley.
DAY 12: Thursday - Kingston City Tour
Kingston City Tour – experience a Jamaican music & dance festival or street dance.
DAY 13: Friday - Community Experience
Community Experience – a trip to the river to be immersed in traditional Jamaican cooking while listening to the music & learning traditional games.
DAY 14: Saturday - Departure Day
Return transfers to Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Like all of our exciting Educational Tour options, this tour offers participants a carefully crafted balance of learning elements (lessons, lectures, seminars, field study, etc), planned activities and excursions (cultural activities, mini-tours, sightseeing, etc) and free time for you to explore in your own way or to simply relax. This is what makes Worldaway Learning Tours so unique!
Here’s what you can expect on this tour*:
*Breakdown provided for informational purposes only. Individual experiences may differ.
Our ‘Start Dates’ represent the day that you should arrive into the country. This is officially the first day of the tour and is the day that the local guide has set aside to meet and collect the tour participants. To allow this to be a smooth process, we ask that you do your best to arrive in the morning of the official start day. If you’re having troubles finding a suitable flight, or if you are worried about your flight arrival time, let us know so that we can assist.
No. Flights are not included in the listed tour price. We have participants joining our tours from all around the world, and as such we believe that individuals can find the best deals on their own. Need some help finding flights? We can guide you to some great resources, so just ask.
*We strongly recommend that you only purchase flights once your tour has been confirmed.
Yes. It is important that you are covered in the event of something terrible (or just terribly annoying) happening. Whether it’s a last-minute flight change, losing your luggage, or falling ill while abroad, if you have proper travel insurance cover, you can sit back and enjoy the experience worry-free.
We believe that World Nomads is the best insurance provider for adventure travelers. Policies through World Nomads cover trip cancellation, medical emergencies, emergency evacuation, as well as lost, stolen or damaged personal belongings. Their policies are extremely competitive so get your free no obligation quote here!
It is each traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have the correct tourist entry visa/s and any necessary vaccinations. Both of these items depend on your own background – i.e. What passport are you travelling on? What vaccinations you have had previously? We can certainly help guide you through the process and have lots of great advice to give, so again, just ask.
Yes! While we welcome groups, families, couples and friends, our Learning Tours are also designed with individual travelers in mind. You’ll be part of a larger group which is made up of other intrepid travelers from all over the world. This is a great way to meet like-minded people and we’re sure you will make a few long-lasting friendships.
On most tours the minimum number of participants is 2 and maximum is 12. Group sizes vary at different times of the year, but generally speaking we will do our best to ensure there is at least 4 participants on each tour where possible.
In most cases, yes! There are some instances where tour participants will travel by foot, like walking a short distance between your accommodation and a learning or activity center for example, but for everything else, the transport is all arranged for you!
As mentioned above, flights, visas, insurance and vaccinations are not included – so these costs are additional to the listed tour price. In addition, you should consider the following:
- Airport taxes and entry/departure fees (if not included in your flight ticket)
- Additional food, drinks and snacks
- Money for optional activities /excursions (where available)
- Personal spending money (think souvenirs!)
The amount of additional money you may need is impossible for us to judge, and really does depend on your own spending habits, but if you have any questions about this, or want some help working out your budget, just let us know.
In most cases, no. Breakfast is often included at your accommodation, but lunches and dinners will be subject to the tour itinerary. As such, some are included, some are not, but this does of course provide a wonderful opportunity to try out the local cuisine for yourself.
Yes. It has become fairly common for tour participants to request special dietary provisions, so in most cases this can easily be catered for. If you have concerns about this though, let us know and we can discuss it with complete confidentiality.
Yes, absolutely! Free time is an important part of every tour. There is nothing more frustrating than having to follow a strict and unforgiving itinerary. Where possible, you will have free time to explore, partake in some of the local attractions and activities, or simply relax – it’s up to you!
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Once you have completed the booking form you can secure your spot by paying a deposit of US$500. This is part of the total tour price and will be deducted from your final invoice. The balance needs to be paid 6 weeks prior to your tour start date. Don’t worry – we will send you a reminder when that time comes and an invoice which you can simply click and pay.
*If you wish to join a tour that is starting in less than 30 days, you will be prompted to pay the entire tour fee at the time of booking.
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The Reggae Music & Dance Tour (14 Days)A Truly Unique Cultural Experience!
- 3+ Star Hotels w/Daily Breakfast & Dinner
- Double or Twin Share w/Bathroom (Single Rooms Available)
- Learn about the roots of Jamaican dance & music!
- Weeknight Cultural Activities + Kingston City Tour
- Visit Trench Town Culture Yard
- 2 x Airport Transfers
- Bob Marley Museum & Tuff Gong Studios!
- Accommodation w/Meals, Guide, Daily Transportation and Excursions
- Certificate of Completion
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