Save 20% on these popular attractions by booking them together in this combo package!
- Ocho Rios combo tour to Green Grotto Caves and Dunn’s River Falls
- Explore the limestone Green Grotto Caves, which served as a hiding place for rum during World War II
- See natural cave features like stalagmites, stalactites and a subterranean lake
- Go swimming in the pools formed by the terraced rocks of Dunn’s River Falls
- Climb to the top of the falls, if you wish
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
After hotel pickup, head west along Jamaica’s northern coast to Green Grotto Caves, about 20 miles (32 km) from Ocho Rios. When you arrive, you have about one hour to explore the limestone caves, which get their name from the green algae that cover the walls.
See the caves’ stalagmites, stalactites and crystal-clear underground lake, and hear about their fascinating history, which includes being an escape route during the English invasion of the 1600s and a hiding place for barrels of rum during WWII. Watch for one of the several species of bats that live in the caves, and look for small marine life like barnacles.
When your time is up, head back to your tour vehicle for the drive to Dunn’s River Falls.
Dunn’s River Falls:
An approximate 25-minute drive back toward Ocho Rios takes you to Dunn’s River Falls, one of Jamaica’s most popular natural attractions, known for its lush setting and for its roles in the James Bond movie Dr. No and the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail. Often called a living phenomenon because it’s continuously rebuilt from calcium carbonate and sodium deposits in the river, Dunn’s River Falls is one of the only waterfalls in the world that empties directly into the sea.
When you arrive, you have an hour of free time to enjoy the falls however you wish. Just relax on the deck located near Dunn's River to admire the falls, go swimming in the natural pools at the bottom or, if you’re up for a little adventure, climb up to the top of the 600-foot (180-meter) terraced falls. As you walk up the ‘steps’ made by the naturally chiseled rocks, stop along the way to swim in one of the small lagoons that have formed on the different levels. When you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with a nice view. (The rocks can be slippery, but there are guides along the way to help you.)
After your Dunn's River Falls experience, return to Ocho Rios for hotel drop-off.
Absolutely awesome! The tour through the caves was a bit short and rushed, but the guide was friendly and full of information. Dunn's River Falls was packed to the gills being it was during their Independence week of celebration for Jamaica. That aside, we took the non guided tour and had a blast! Will definitely go again.
This was our very first trip to Jamaica and our first time visiting Dunn's River Falls and the Grotto Caves. The caves were interesting, very hot and muggy during some parts, but very interesting to see. Our tour guide was very energetic and also really funny. He kept us laughing and engaged throughout the 45 minute tour. The earlier you can schedule your tour the better. We went on a Wednesday around 10:00 a.m. and it was only my husband and I and another couple with their two children. Once we finished our tour, the place was packed. Dunn's River Falls was so much fun. Longer than I expected but well worth the trip. There were tons of people waiting in line to get a tour guide to go through the falls, however, you don't have to have a guide to get you through. My husband and I decided to do it alone and walked right past the long lines of people and started the climb together. Once you start you follow along others in a single file line so there is no need to wait in the long line if its just a few of you taking the climb. Some parts are slippery so be sure to wear swim shoes or sneakers.