Taste of Jamaica Farm Cookout

Taste of Jamaica Farm Cookout
Price: $105.00
Ages 2 years and under are free.
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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
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.

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.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fantastic Experience
May 16, 2022
What a wonderful experience I had on this excursion. LaSalle is the BEST tour guide Ever! Geniva was a gem & everyone we met on the farm was friendly and happy to see us. I learned SO much and the food that was prepared was Amazing! Worth Every penny and the scenery is spectacular. LaSalle is so knowledgeable of Jamaica he can answer any question you could possibly ask. I hope anyone visiting this area takes this excursion you will learn so much & meet the best people!
Reviewer: Wilma Gittemeier
5 Stars
May 16, 2022
This was the best excursion I have been on in a long time. My sisters and I meet with LaSalle the owner/tour guide in Jamaica and was driven through fern gulley to his farm. Everything is grown and harvested for him and his family. We were shown plants used by pharmaceutical companies on medicinal effects. Banana trees, Yuca, Yams, potatoes. LaSalle explained each and everyone one of the plants, growing periods and harvest time frame. My sister was given the opportunity to make jerk chicken then it was smoked over real charcoal. A feast of our chicken, greens, yuca , beans and rice pursued later with refreshing lemon grass tea.
Reviewer: Dana Krutil
5 Stars
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