Meet your friendly guide in your hotel lobby in Montego Bay and drive to nearby Falmouth, one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved colonial towns. Once a thriving Jamaican port – used for sugar and rum exportation, as well as the infamous slave trade – the streets of Falmouth are still lined with original houses and lovely old buildings. Visit St Peter’s Anglican church, built in 1795, and admire other stunning examples of Georgian architecture as you embark on a brief sightseeing tour of the scenic town.
Afterward, gain entry to Jamaica Swamp Safari Village and enjoy a guided tour of the swamp. View several species of rare local birds housed in the walk-through aviary and get up close to some fascinating animals of the Americas – including agouti, coatimundi, capuchin monkey, collared peccary, tayra and mongoose.
Meet a Jamaican boa constrictor and an 18-foot (5.5-meter) anaconda as well as the nearly extinct Jamaican coney – a guinea pig-like rodent also known as the Jamaican hutia. Be entertained at a Swamp Safari crocodile show and watch as an experienced crocodile handler calls, feeds and handles the giant crocodiles. You’ll hear tales about the crocodile-jumping scene from the James Bond movie Live and Let Die – filmed here in 1972 – in which the founder of the crocodile farm played the stunt double!