- A full-day visit to the historic Good Hope Estate
- Wander the estate’s 2,000 acres, taking in the verdant plant life
- Gawk at exotic and indigenous birds in the 9,000-square-foot aviary
- Stroll along the Martha Brea River
- Take a dip in the estate’s swimming pool
- Upgrade to choose from several optional activities, including ATV riding, ziplining, river tubing, rum tasting, and visiting a pottery studio
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What You Can Expect
Take a guided tour of the historic Good Hope House, with its rustic stone-and-wood-beam interior, and then indulge in a rum tasting. Appleton Estate Rum, made nearby, is an excellent, smooth rum with an exceptional taste of the terroir of Jamaica. You can also see the grounds from a horse-drawn carriage.
Thrill Seekers option
More activities await, this time for the real thrill seeker. In addition to attending the rum tasting, you can fly through the air on the Good Hope zipline, 45 feet above the ground; inner-tube down designated waterways through the property; take a tour of the pottery studio, where you’ll meet David Pinto, one of Jamaica’s best-known potters; ride an ATV or dune buggy through part of the area to get a different perspective on the place; and see if you can conquer the challenge course — a grown-up jungle gym.
Ultimate Thrill Seekers option
With this option, prepare for a full day of fun and adventure. Every option is open to the Ultimate Thrill Seeker, so you’ll get the most out of this exciting and historic plantation and estate. In addition to the Thrill Seekers activities, enjoy the guided tour of the historic Good Hope Great House and take the horse-and-carriage ride around the grounds.
The transportation picked us up right outside of the private neighborhood where we were staying about an hour from the plantation. Although the vehicle wasn't one of the official ones for that tour company, it was fine. The driver was friendly and pointed out several things even though there was no guide on the van with us. The plantation is run by the same tour company that provided transportation. We arrived before ten am and found plenty to keep us busy until we left at 3:30 pm. We had the cultural tour and there was a lot of freedom to time things so they were comfortable for you as well as to roam and take photos around the property. The other people on the van had one of the adventure packages. They were also happy, although they didn't have enough time to take the house tour. Normally not a huge fan of carriage rides, but you get a lot of historical info you don't get elsewhere. If you have kids old enough to understand and listen to what guides say, be prepared to answer their questions. The details of slavery on Jamaica are particularly disturbing. The guides aren't graphic, but anyone who can understand was more than a little appalled and slightly queasy at the history. The tour of the house is wonderful. We had our own guide. The view is wonderful and several movies were filmed on the property. The food is "tourist" Jamaican and decent enough. Prices for food are comparable or less than other tourist spots. All of the adventure sites looked well built and safe. The only slight negative was confusion about tipping. The first person on the property told us to turn in anyone who asked for tips and then every person thereafter asked for one. Happened to us everywhere in Jamaica - it's a systemic issue, but left us feeling awkward and guilty either way. From what we read and heard about other plantation tours on the island, this is probably the best - especially if you want to learn about Jamaica. Would def. recommend it.