Best of Jamaica tour

“8 day tour of Jamaica where you'll discover the island's Rastafarian culture, artisan heritage and Caribbean beaches as part of a small guided group.”


Montego Bay | Rastafari village visit | Jamaican cooking class | Kingston | Spanish Town | Negril | Seven Mile Beach |

Description of Best of Jamaica tour

This small group tour of Jamaica takes you to three of the island’s best known locations, Kingston, Montego Bay and ‘Seven Mile Beach’ in Negril, on an eight day adventure that’s all about learning, living and loving life within the characterful core of the Caribbean.

Although it’s nigh on impossible to get the bop along classics of Bob Marley out of your head this tour boasts the best of Jamaica from a whole new perspective with proper patois lessons letting you into a lickle bit more in terms of authentic Rastafarian culture and typically laid back island lifestyles.

Artists, musicians and philosophers have long made Jamaica their home and whether they came and stayed or were born and raised on the island, some of the examples of their work in the market places, creative workshops and national galleries are simply mesmeric.

Of course, an another area where Jamaican culture cooks up an extra bit of bite is the food and taking a cooking class and enjoying a traditional meal with Montego Bay residents brings all of those tasty jerk and Creole concoctions colliding in plate after plate of authentic Jamaican cuisine.

Sunshine, sand and finger lickin suppers, if you're looking for the best of Jamaica - smile and keep things simple.

Travel Team

If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. The Travel Team.

01273 823 700 Calling from outside the UK?


Check dates, prices & availability

12 Oct 2020
excluding flights
7 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Oct 2020 departure
09 Nov 2020
excluding flights
7 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 09 Nov 2020 departure
14 Dec 2020
excluding flights
8 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Dec 2020 departure
28 Dec 2020
excluding flights
3 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 28 Dec 2020 departure
15 Feb 2021
excluding flights
4 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Feb 2021 departure

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

As a global tour operator, we are committed to operating every one of our trips in a way that respects and benefits local people, their culture and economy, while minimising our impact on the natural environment.

On this tour, guides will bring a laminated copy of Responsible Travel Code of Conduct to pass around to people. Iteducates on the responsible way of travelling, such as using reusable bottles rather than buying single use plastic bottles, recycle where possible, say no to plastic bags and carry your own instead as well as avoid purchasing turtleshell products as the creatures are hunted for their shells to make souvenirs. On top of that, our leaders are trained to be role models for responsible travel, such as requesting no straws when ordering a drink or saying no to plastic bags etc.

Even though we do not have any projects currently running in Jamaica, the tour leader will always talk through our Responsible Travel guidelines and will encourage clients to look at other projects running in Central America. Currently we have a project for all of Central America & Caribbean called “See Turtles” who are running the ‘Too rare to wear project’ at the moment. The project’s mission is to end the demand for hawksbill products by collaborating with conservation organizations and the tourism industry to inform travelers of the plight of the hawksbill and to educate them on how to identify and avoid hawksbill products when traveling abroad.

We promote small group travelling, therefore maximum group size is 12.This has much less impact when travelling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects. This tour also includes using public transport where possible to get around the country.

The Impacts of this Trip

We do pay a lot of attention to travelling the way that does not disrupt local culture. We encourage travellers to avoid giving gifts as it can result in creating dependency, also do not visit orphanages and schools as it may expose vulnerable kids to potential abuse and always say no to begging and give back through a local organisation instead.

We support local businesses and use local suppliers for all our included activities and optional services. This means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community and any of the activities done on this trip are helping the local economic development. We only use local tour leaders and an extensive training is always provided for everyone leading the group. Moreover, we have an included tour in Spanish town which helps support the restoration of Emancipation square. The entire historic district is currently undergoing extensive restoration funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) with the work being directed by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).

On Day 2, travellers will receive a lesson on how to speak proper Jamaican patois, the language spoken in everyday conversation. These skills will be useful in an indigenous Rastafari village, where you will meet local musicians, farmers and artisans.

Furthermore, in order to allow our clients to make an informed decision on where a greater proportion of their money should be spent, we avoid including pre-paid full board meals where possible and we do encourage the group to always eat at local restaurants.


Popular similar holidays

Jamaica highlights tour

Jamaica highlights tour

Jamaica highlights tour in 12 days

From £2811 12 days including UK flights

Jamaica tour, Jamaica Discovery

Jamaica tour, Jamaica Discovery

Venture beyond the tourist trail of Jamaica

From £2350 12 days excluding flights

Jamaica to Cuba sailing adventure

Jamaica to Cuba sailing adventure

Sail from Jamaica and explore the coast of Cuba

From £2249 14 days excluding flights

Martinique to Jamaica Caribbean sailing holiday

Martinique to Jamaica Caribbean sailing holiday

Incredible trade wind sailing

From £2199 - £2349 15 days excluding flights

Convert currencies