Gastronomy - Jamaica: Walkbout South Coast Rum, Water and Food Experience - 2-day option from Montego Bay

From USD 200

The Experience

 

The experience begins early at 8:00am sharp as the distance from Montego Bay to The Town of Black River is long and adventurous. The landscape along the South Coast is beautiful, so we want you to enjoy it without having to rush.

 

Our first stop will be a brief pass through of The Town of Black River, on our way The Black River Safari Experience, where we will be setting sail aboard a pontoon boat for an hour-long cruise along the river, and look out for wildlife such as crocodiles, eagles, and egrets as you cruise downstream.

 

Our second stop will be The Appleton Estate which has been blending rums since 1749.

The Appleton Estate Rum Tour offers unique insights into a part of Jamaica's history and rich complex culture. The estate is home to the legendary Appleton Distillery, Located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica's South Coast.

During this rum tour you will experience firsthand, the historic production process of Appleton Estates' Rums. You will be able to see and experience some of the earliest methods of extracting juice from sugarcane, learn about the unique distillation process in 200-year-old pot stills and visit one of the barrel houses where the rums age to perfection. After the rum tour, you will begin to understand why Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is the finest in the world.

 

Our final stop for the day is a late lunch  of a Sumptuous Jamaican Meal & Beverages.

 

After this full day of experiences, we will head on to Mandeville for our overnight stay.

 

The next day’s experience begins early at 8:00am with a full Jamaican Breakfast

Your host and other guests will meet to discuss the plans for the day and clarify any specials needs and request.

 

Our third stop is a morning tour of The Town of Mandeville, as we take the time to appreciate the delightful examples of Jamaican architecture, a blend of classic Georgian style created with local materials. Of particular interest is the Mandeville Court House, built in 1820 with limestone blocks cut by slave labour. The courthouse, one of only four original public buildings, has a portico supported by Doric columns flanked by a curving double staircase. We will also see also the Manchester Parish Church, the Mandeville Jail and Workhouse (now the Police Station).

 

Our fourth stop is YS Falls, which is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Jamaica, set in a pristine environment on the un-spoilt South Coast of Jamaica.

 

YS Falls offers a 120-foot (36-meter) cascading waterfall, amid 2,000 acres of pasture, located on a privately owned estate, owned by the same family for over a century and where thoroughbred race horses and purebred Jamaica Red cattle are reared. The falls are unspoiled and kept in a natural environment where the only modifications made are the footpaths along the falls and natural swimming pool. Enjoy walking through and swimming in the falls while local guides help take pictures for great memories.  Attractions include: Canopy rides, River tubing, Zip lining, Playground and many more

 

Our final stop is a late lunch for a Sumptuous Jamaican Meal & Beverages.

 

After this full day of experiences, we will have a relaxing drive back to Montego Bay. Depending on how the day flows we are likely to reach back in the late evening.

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  • The Experience
  • The experience begins early at 8:00am sharp as the distance from Montego Bay to The Town of Black River is long and adventurous. The landscape along the South Coast is beautiful, so we want you to enjoy it without having to rush.
  • Our first stop will be a brief pass through of The Town of Black River, on our way The Black River Safari Experience, where we will be setting sail aboard a pontoon boat for an hour-long cruise along the river, and look out for wildlife such as crocodiles, eagles, and egrets as you cruise downstream.
  • Our second stop will be The Appleton Estate which has been blending rums since 1749.
  • The Appleton Estate Rum Tour offers unique insights into a part of Jamaica's history and rich complex culture. The estate is home to the legendary Appleton Distillery, Located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica's South Coast.
  • During this rum tour you will experience firsthand, the historic production process of Appleton Estates' Rums. You will be able to see and experience some of the earliest methods of extracting juice from sugarcane, learn about the unique distillation process in 200-year-old pot stills and visit one of the barrel houses where the rums age to perfection. After the rum tour, you will begin to understand why Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is the finest in the world.
  • Our final stop for the day is a late lunch for a Sumptuous Jamaican Meal & Beverages.
  • After this full day of experiences, we will head on to Mandeville for our overnight stay.
  • The next day’s experience begins early at 8:00am with a full Jamaican Breakfast
  • Your host and other guests you will meet to discuss the plan for the day and clarify any specials needs and request.
  • Our third stop is a morning tour of The Town of Mandeville, as we take the time to appreciate the delightful examples of Jamaican architecture, a blend of classic Georgian style created with local materials. Of particular interest is the Mandeville Court House, built in 1820 with limestone blocks cut by slave labour. The courthouse, one of only four original public buildings, has a portico supported by Doric columns flanked by a curving double staircase. We will also see also the Manchester Parish Church, the Mandeville Jail and Workhouse (now the Police Station).
  • Our fourth stop is YS Falls, which is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Jamaica, set in a pristine environment on the un-spoilt South Coast of Jamaica.
  • YS Falls offers a 120-foot (36-meter) cascading waterfall, amid 2,000 acres of pasture, located on a privately owned estate, owned by the same family for over a century and where thoroughbred race horses and purebred Jamaica Red cattle are reared. The falls are unspoiled and kept in a natural environment where the only modifications made are the footpaths along the falls and natural swimming pool. Enjoy walking through and swimming in the falls while local guides help take pictures for great memories.  Attractions include: Canopy rides, River tubing, Zip lining, Playground and many more
  • Our final stop is a late lunch for a Sumptuous Jamaican Meal & Beverages.
  • After this full day of experiences, we will have a relaxing drive back to Montego Bay. Depending on how the day flows we are likely to reach back in the late evening.

Highlights

What’s Involved

 

Light and Full Breakfast

Your host and other guests will meet for breakfast for introductions and to discuss the plan for the day and clarify any specials needs and request

 

Drinks

We'll provide bottle water during the day, but you are more than welcome to purchase anything as we travel around.

 

Lunch

Late Lunch at one the top restaurants in the area for some great local Jamaican food and drinks

 

Transportation

A tour bus will move us from location to location and also serve as storage for your personal items.

 

Group Size

This can either be you and your friends for an exclusive customized experience or you can make new friends and join and existing group of 10 to 12.

 

Notes

We recommend that you dress lightly and comfortably, with minimum amounts of jewelry. A hat and sunglass are also suggested and yes comfortable shoes. Be sure to bring you swim suit, trunks, and pair of water shoes as well as a pair for walking.

US$200 each covers transportation and lunch only

Route

  1. Montego Bay