Enchanted Gardens, Bird Aviary and Mini Waterfall from Falmouth
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 on 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.
Of all the places we visited, this was my favorite! Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful waterfalls and greenery and birds and flowers! Wonderful tour guides & staff! I would definitely come here again!!!
Reviewer: Kathleen Davister
Were unaware that we would have to climb 168 stairs to view this beautiful garden. But as the ONLY CLIENTS, our guide took time for us to ascend/descend with my arthritic knee!
Reviewer: Pamela Rider
If you love flowers and mini waterfalls this is the tour to take. Our guide Jorden really made the tour enjoyable. He was a very personable and knowledgeable about the plants and trees and the history of the gardens. It was so peaceful only my husband and I.
Reviewer: REESE Terry
This was a series of about 7 very beautiful waterfalls and lots of opportunity for swimming and pictures. Our guide gave us a very good description of the plants and flora and their uses. The enclosed aviary was very nice and lots of opportunity for the birds to sit on our heads and shoulders with pictures. We were reminded of Bob Marley’s great song Three Little Birds.
Reviewer: Pam Burnham
This was a cool respite from the heat and humidity on Jamaica. The gardens were once a resort, popular for weddings and honeymooners. The buildings are in disrepair due to lack of government funds to restore, but the grounds and the falls are breathtaking. Cool spray, green canopy, thundering falls, easy walk and no need to get soaking wet like Dunns. Feeding peacocks, parrots, and chickens an adventure on its own. Guide was informative and friendly.