Taste of Jamaica Farm Cookout

Taste of Jamaica Farm Cookout
Price: $105.00
Ages 2 years and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration4 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA cookout lunch consisting of Jerk chicken, ackee and codfish, yams, steamed callao (greens), and sweet potatoes, along with tastings of fruit, Blue Mountain Coffee, rum punch, Red Stripe beer, and coconut water are included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
RestrictionsThis tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. As this is a food tour which includes a variety of dishes including fruits and meats, persons who are vegetarian or vegan should state this at the time of booking for special services. We are also open to specially requested Jamaican food and drinks apart from what is listed. Persons suffering from any form of food allergy must advise at the time of booking.
Tour Details

Leave Ocho Rios and the crowded city tours behind as you travel into the Jamaican countryside to see a side of the island that most visitors miss.

You and your small group will journey through Fern Gully to Spice Mountain, passing through small villages along the way. As you reach the top of the hill you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the ocean and Ocho Rios.

Continue into the countryside to an organic farm on this eco-friendly tour with its indigenous fruit trees, herbs and spices, and be introduced to the special flavors that Jamaica is famous for. Enjoy a Jamaican cookout and learn how to make authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Pluck a pea off the vine, put your hands in the warm soil and plant something, or even harvest some veggies for your salad as you learn about organic agriculture from your guides.

You can sample fruits in season, or take a bite of sweet, sweet sugarcane. Take a walk through a coffee farm while your tour guide talks about the techniques of coffee farming. This eye-opening tour features an authentic Jamaican lunch that encapsulates local flavors and reminds you of what "real" food tastes like. Goats, chickens, ducks, birds, and rabbits are all found on the farm, which is home to one of the largest collections medical and healing herbs in Jamaica. From friendly farm animals to incredible plants like Moringa and Neem, you'll discover something new to learn with each visit.

Afterwards, relax in the garden and take in the sweeping views of Jamaica's north coast and the beauty of the hills. Listen to the birds sing and engage your senses with the herbs, spices, fruits, birds, flowers, and ornamentals while sampling the world renowned Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee. Children and adults can interact with farm animals such as goats, native chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Keep your eyes peeled for birds and seasonal butterflies that visit the farm.

This cultural tour is guaranteed fun for both the young and young at heart! Sign up today.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A cookout lunch consisting of Jerk chicken, ackee and codfish, yams, steamed callao (greens), and sweet potatoes, along with tastings of fruit, Blue Mountain Coffee, rum punch, Red Stripe beer, and coconut water are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.
Restrictions
This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair. As this is a food tour which includes a variety of dishes including fruits and meats, persons who are vegetarian or vegan should state this at the time of booking for special services. We are also open to specially requested Jamaican food and drinks apart from what is listed. Persons suffering from any form of food allergy must advise at the time of booking.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
Taste of Jamaica Beach cookout
March 11, 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed this Shore excursion. Lascelles was knowledgeable and a good sense of humour. Enjoyed the dancing at lunch time and playing the drum as well. The food was ready at our arrival and very good!!
Reviewer: Lise
5 Stars
Not what we expected.....better
December 02, 2019
This was so interesting and fun. We truly got the chance to get a 'taste' of Jamaica by seeing how people live and seeing the abundant amount of crops, and natural herbs and spices on the island. Then...culminating in a lunch at someone's modest home on the edge of a beautiful bay. The lunch was made from the foods we were shown in the countryside we drove through. Our guide was a horticulturalist and told us the English name as well as the Latin name for all the herbs and plants. Very knowledgeable. Great food....and very nice people. AND it was a small group which made it even better.
Reviewer: Jeff Bennett
5 Stars