Tastes of Jamaica Tour

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Tastes of Jamaica Tour

Open your Eyes, Mind, and Taste Buds to Delicious Jamaica!

Visiting the Jam-Rock on this 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tours gives you the rare opportunities to dive into Jamaican Culture and its world famous cuisine!

Upon arrival to the Rock, a place of breathtaking views and beautiful people inside and out, you’ll meet your Professional Tour Guides and transport to your accommodations/host family. Settle into your new surroundings and check out beautiful Montego Bay.

On your first full day of the 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tour, get to know the Jamaican Culture through the eyes of enjoyable Mandeville. This small Jamaican town offers landmarks, markets, and Cooking Classes covering how to use Jamaican herbs and spices to prepare dishes that will make your taste buds explode with delight.  

The next day of the 14 Days Tastes of Jamaica Tour is teeming with amazement! Explore Melrose Hill and experience the Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hutt! Enjoy the wonderful world of Patties- a delectable treat loved by the natives and all those who visit! You’ll also take your pick from some of the most impressive fruit stalls you’ve ever seen!

Along with delicious food experiences and exciting cooking classes, you’ll grow to be one with Jamaica on culturally immersive activities. An intriguing look into Jamaican Market Culture and a trip to the Bob Marley Museum & Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records Restaurant are just a few of the highlights!  You’ll also enjoy this time to get to know your group members better and truly experience the famously vibrant city of Kingston!

Get ready for some Fishy Friday Fun as the 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tour takes you to one of the best seafood restaurants on the planet: Little Ochi Seafood! Nearly hidden in a small fishing village right on the beach, Little Ochi is worth the trip alone. To finish the day off, experience another Jamaican Wonder tucked away in the Caribbean Sea-The Renowned Pelican Bar!

Saturdays are for the Falls! Your first Saturday in Jamaica will not disappoint; Explore the town of Ocho Rios including a visit to the breathtaking Dunns River Falls, one of the most scenic waterfalls on the planet. After a day of hiking the falls and creating endless content for your social media, stimulate the local economy with a shopping trip into the diverse marketplace!

More cultural immersion takes place the next day as you get to spend Sunday with your host family, and Day Nine continues the amazing journey around the country as your 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tour takes you to Portland (home of the world famous Jerk Sauce), Boston Bay, and magnificent Reach Falls.

A Jamaican Pastries Cooking Class on Tuesday will be a real treat, followed by an eye-opening experience on Wednesday with a trip to the Hills of St. Ann where a talented couple will wow you with their rustic and authentic Jamaican Cuisine!

After a free day on Thursday, your last stretch of the 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tour brings true meaning to the phrase “saving the best for last”. The Appleton’s Rum Tour lets you finish your experience off with some of the tastiest liquor in the world, along with a trip to Shrimp Country in the Middle Quarters of Jamaica, followed by a can’t-miss experience at the Lovers Leap!

This 14 Day Tastes of Jamaica Tour offers exploration opportunities into a world famous cuisine, a world-renowned culture, and a life-changing cultural experience in one of the most coveted vacations destinations on the planet!

  • 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.  You will participate in cooking classes, learn about Jamaican herbs & spices as well as how to prepare Jamaican tasty dishes.

  • DAY 3: Tuesday - Melrose Hill & Murray’s Fish & Jerk Hutt

    Patties are a delightful treat loved by Jamaicans & visitors – get the chance to taste patties from the top three companies Juici, Mothers & Tastee.  You will get to understand how patties are made & what makes them so special – taste & learn the art of making Jamaican patties.
    It doesn’t end there – roast yam, roast breadfruit, roast corn, roast potato – yummy!  This tour will take you to Shelly’s at Melrose Hill to learn more about all these roasted delicious items.  You will then travel to Porus to learn more about the Jamaican fruits.  The nicely arranged fruit stalls will leave you wanting so much more.  This will be topped off with a visit Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hutt.

  • DAY 4: Wednesday - Jamaican Market Culture

    It’s market time.  Wednesdays are wholesale days in the market.  This means you get a wider variety of fruits, vegetables & produce.  Plus, things are cheaper.  Come & experience the Jamaican market scene – learn about the fruits, vegetables & produce, how to bargain, how to roast a breadfruit & more about ackee (the Jamaican national dish).  As well as a little about the language, full immersion.

  • DAY 5: Thursday - Bob Marley Museum & Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records Restaurant

    A trip into Kingston to Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records Restaurant is next on the ‘must do list’.  The track legend’s restaurant has lots of treats in store for you.   A little fun is mixed into the trip so you will get to visit the Bob Marley Museum & then taste the world famous Devon House Ice Cream.

  • DAY 6: Friday - Little Ochi Seafood & Pelican Bar

    You have not had great seafood until you visit Little Ochi Seafood – fish, lobster, crab, conch & so much more.  Taste jerk, roasted, curried, steamed, fried fish & other seafood.  We guarantee this will be an exceptional experience.  The restaurant is located on the beach in a fishing village & you will get to interact with & learn more about the culture through the eyes of Jamaicans.  You will experience how these sumptuous seafood dishes are prepared.  You will also visit Pelican Bar – tucked away in the Caribbean Sea.

  • 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 - Visit Boston Bay & Reach Falls

    Your next stop is Portland, home of the world famous jerk sauce & one of the spots in Jamaica with the ‘best jerk’.  Try the delightful meals at Boston Bay, enjoy the nice scenery of the beach & take a trip over to Reach Falls.

  • DAY 10: Tuesday - Jamaican Pastries Cooking Class

    You will participate in cooking classes, learn about Jamaican pastries and drink.

  • DAY 11: Wednesday - Authentic Food & St. Ann

    Stush in Bush – a love story that has people licking their fingers.  A rustic, authentic food experience in the Hills of St. Ann.  You don’t want to miss what this couple cooks up.

  • DAY 12: Thursday - Free Time

    Free time to explore.

  • DAY 13: Friday - Appleton's Rum Tour + Lovers Leap

    We saved the rum tour for last, so you could soak it all in.  Home to the finest blends in the world, the Appleton’s Rum Tour offers a taste of good liquor.  You will also visit the shrimp country in Middle Quarters and then head to Lovers Leap for your final Jamaican experience.

  • 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*:

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*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!

Great! Simply follow the prompts on the ‘Book Now’ tab to secure your spot on this truly unique adventure. As soon as we receive your booking, we’ll get to work making sure everything is organized for you. It’s that easy!

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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Tastes of Jamaica Tour (14 Days)

The ultimate foodie tour - in paradise!
US$ 4350
  • 3+ Star Hotels w/Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Double or Twin Share w/Bathroom (Single Rooms Available)
  • Cooking Classes, Market Visits & Jamaican Cuisine Tastings
  • Weeknight Cultural Activities + Bob Marley Museum Visit
  • Visit to Usain Bolts own 'Tracks & Records' Restaurant
  • 2 x Airport Transfers
  • Appleton's Rum Mini-Tour
  • includes:
  • Accommodation w/Meals, Bilingual Guide, Daily Transportation and Excursions
  • Certificate of Completion

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