Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall from Ocho Rios

Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall in Ocho Rios (Turtle River)
Price: $63.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromShip Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedNot included
Recommended DressFor guests wishing to get into the river, we recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested. For guests wishing to climb, a second set of sneakers that will get wet or aqua slippers are highly suggested. There are no lockers or shoe rentals at the gardens.
RestrictionsMinimum age is 4 yo. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, many are uneven and / or on inclines. There are several sets of steps. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Tour Details

Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall from Ocho Rios

The Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary, and Waterfall is a 15-acre tropical garden located in the resort town of Ocho Rios and features 14 cascading waterfalls on the Turtle River which flows through the property.

During your approximately 70 minute guided walk through the property, your tour guide will point out the varieties of indigenous and endangered plants such as a wide range of palms, Heliconias, Lilies, Ferns, Hibiscus, Anthuriums, Orchids, Bromeliads and tropical Fruit trees. This tropical paradise will take your breath away with its rustic charm and natural setting. As you transverse the paths that criss cross this hillside local, you will also have the opportunity to see a Lilly pond, and a Koi pond with different kind of Japanese Koi.

The Gardens are dominated by the breath-taking waterfalls. Throughout this Ocho Rios excursion, lose yourself amongst our fourteen natural waterfalls with meandering streams and spring-fed pools. The Rainforest surrounds the most majestic of the waterfalls and also surrounds the upper steeper portion of the property. The many and famous viewing platforms along the river provide the perfect viewing point to appreciate the plant diversity of the rainforest.

Clearly seen along the river walk are the four levels typical of a rainforest, namely, the emergent level, the canopy, the understory and the forest floor, providing fantastic educational opportunity on the world's imperiled rainforests and what is required to preserve them.

The Walk-In-Aviary is 140 feet in diameter and 75 feet in height (382,329 cubic feet) covers approximately 15,400 square feet of land and is stocked with colorful tropical birds including some of the 27 species endemic to Jamaica.

After the guided portion of the tour, you will have approximately 60 minutes of free time to explore further on your own. The Aviary offers a vivid interactive experience for visitors who are permitted, as additional entertainment, to interact and feed the birds. For the more adventurous, you can climb the falls and refresh and revitalize your body in their rushing waters while taking memorable photographs against the majestic backdrop.

Next, you have the option to travel to Falmouth where you can be let off in town to do some shopping or be dropped back at the cruise pier or your hotel. Guests ending their tour in town are responsible for their transportation back to their hotel or cruise ship.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not included
Dress
For guests wishing to get into the river, we recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. A towel, sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested. For guests wishing to climb, a second set of sneakers that will get wet or aqua slippers are highly suggested. There are no lockers or shoe rentals at the gardens.
Restrictions
Minimum age is 4 yo. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, many are uneven and / or on inclines. There are several sets of steps. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  25 ReviewsReview This Tour
Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary & Waterfalls
March 23, 2020
Enjoyable excursion, especially the bird aviary where the birds perch on your head, shoulder, hands while you feed them. The guide was very good.
Reviewer: Sandra Coyne
4 Stars
Enchanted Gardens and Bird Aviary & mini waterfall
March 03, 2020
Jordon gave a very enthusiastic introduction to spices, waterfalls along with the bird aviary. It was a beautiful gem of a place. He was our favorite guide on the whole cruise.
Reviewer: John and Margo Tritt
5 Stars
It's a must excursion !!
January 30, 2020
Great shore excursion !! Jordan our guide around this lovely place was so much fun and very knowledgeable. Hand feeding the tropical birds and seeing the beautiful waterfalls was a brilliant experience.
Reviewer: Karen Rigby
5 Stars
Great!
November 22, 2019
The is was an awesome, beautiful, really feel like you're in the midst of unaltered nature. Tour guide is very knowledgeable
Reviewer: DD
5 Stars
Enchanted Garden Tour
August 14, 2019
We had a great guide for our tour. He gave us a lot of information on the gardens and stories about the waterfalls. We enjoyed interacting with the birds. As good as it was, the property really needs to be updated and repaired... broken boardwalk boards, cracked walkways, broken handrails,etc. Even with this, we would recommend this tour.
Reviewer: CLYDE MILLER
4 Stars
Ocho Rios ,garden,waterfall, birds
May 01, 2019
Loved it. Guide was delightful. Refreshing, and cool. Birds were tame and colourful. Would go back!
Reviewer: Arda MacIntyre
5 Stars