Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall from Falmouth

Enchanted Gardens Ocho Rios Excursion with Bird Aviary & Mini Waterfall
Price: $77.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic
Shore Excursion Duration3 Hours 30 minutes
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

Mini Waterfall, Enchanted Gardens & Bird Aviary Day Trip

The Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary, and Waterfall is a 15-acre tropical garden conveniently 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 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. 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 travel to Ocho Rios, 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 Falmouth port 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 30 minutes
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 Stars4.5 / 5  |  41 ReviewsReview This Tour
Wonderful tour with great Tour guide
January 14, 2020
We were a party of 8, once we assembled at the pier in Falmouth. A mini-bus that would seat 12 or more was air conditioned and comfortable ride. We stopped half way to the gardens for a fluid adjustment break, at a roadside store. At the gardens, our tour guide Michael Jordan, was fun, energetic, aware of photo ops and helped us get all the photos we wanted of each of our sub-groups. Helping some climb up the falls into a grotto under the falls for a photo op. Michael shared his knowledge of the flora along the falls. We also saw a koi pond, turtle ponds, and went to a lovely Aviary with lots of lovely birds. Bird food provided. We all had a great time! Stopped at a mall across the street on the way back. Bus ride back uneventful. Highly recommended!
Reviewer: Keitha Buckingham
5 Stars
Must Go
January 14, 2020
The tour guide was fantastic. It was a small group of us. Not like booking excursions through the cruise ship. You were able to take pictures easily, stand in the waterfalls and enjoy nature. We learned a lot and highly recommend.
Reviewer: Keri Sheets-Osterbur
5 Stars
Waterfalls
January 06, 2020
Very pretty spot and an excellent guide. Quite a lot of walking though.
Reviewer: Roy Smith
4 Stars
enchanted garden and mini waterfalls
January 01, 2020
Even though the garden was small it still was beautiful. The birds were wonderful and very friendly. We had a great guide who knew all able the flowers and waterfall. It would have been nice to see Dunes falls since it is so famous but those crowds were long. These special falls were just right.
Reviewer: Allen
4 Stars
Enchanting Gardens were the best
August 14, 2019
The Enchanted Gardens were very lovely with waterfalls were very lovely. We enjoyed the tour guide and his knowledge of plants. I understand that the photographer was making a living but asked to be posing on every turn became somewhat annoying. The Bird Aviary was disappointing because of the poor make up of the sanctuary and only a few birds to observe.
Reviewer: Gisela Matthews
4 Stars
Enchanted Gardens
June 14, 2019
We loved this excursion. It was a haul from Falmouth port, but was a pleasant ride. The property was beautiful. We climbed the Dunn's River Falls when we were on a different cruise in the past so we opted to try something different. We are so glad we did. The falls were gorgeous. Jordan, our tour guide was very knowledgeable concerning the property and different types of plants. The took over 200 pictures of us during the tour and we purchased the package at the end for $25. They sent a link through email and we downloaded them without any problems. We would definitely recommend this excursion.
Reviewer: Dee Martin
5 Stars