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Blue Mountains Tours

The highest peak, the longest range, the best coffee—Jamaica’s Blue Mountains rightfully claim a handful of superlatives. The mountain range spans 28 miles (45 kilometers) across the rugged eastern portion of Jamaica and offers views of the island’s north and south coasts, and on a clear day, even all the way across the Caribbean Sea to Cuba. 

The Basics
As with most mountain landscapes, the most obvious way to explore the Blue Mountains is on foot. Take a guided hike through the Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site to learn about the mountains’ ecosystem as well as their role in the Maroon Wars. Ambitious hikers will find reward on the 7-mile (11.3-kilometer) trail to Blue Mountain Peak—the highest point in all of Jamaica—while those wanting to skip straight to the view can drive up the mountain in just under an hour. Mountain biking tours take you past gushing waterfalls and over stone bridges, while coffee tours introduce you to the finest coffee in Jamaica from bean to cup.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Blue Mountains are one of the most popular natural attractions in Jamaica and a must-see for nature lovers.
  • Temperatures are noticeably cooler in the mountains than at sea level; dress in layers.
  • Although it’s possible to hike solo, it is recommended that travelers join a group for safety.

How to Get There
Thanks to Jamaica’s manageable size, you can easily get to the Blue Mountains from just about any part of the island. Guided tours leave from Ocho Rios, Kingston, Montego Bay, and more. If you have your own transportation, you’ll find it is an easy drive. You can also book a taxi or shuttle from Kingston.

When to Get There
The best time to visit the Blue Mountains is outside of the island’s two rainy seasons: around May, and October through November. Dry days promise not only a more pleasant outdoor experience, but also warmer weather and clearer views.

Blue Mountain Coffee
Jamaica’s famous gourmet Blue Mountain Coffee—considered among the best in the world—is now cultivated on the lower slopes of the Blue Mountains, which were once completely forested. The 194,000-acre (78,509-hectare) Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park preserves the remaining forested areas.

Tours & Tickets

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Private Blue Mountain Tour, Ocho Rios, null
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Private Blue Mountain Tour

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The Blue Mountain Peak is the highest mountain peak in Jamaica and one of the highest in the Caribbean. The elevation is 7,402 / 2,256 meters with beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $135.00
Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour from Kingston, Kingston, Day Trips
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Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour from Kingston

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This tour is ideal for singles, couples or families who wish to experience and photograph the world's famous Jamaican Blue Mountains along with the Island's ...  Read more

Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $165.00
Scenic Blue Mountain Tour from Port Antonio, Jamaica, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Scenic Blue Mountain Tour from Port Antonio

Explore the majestic Blue Mountains by taking a hike up Jamaica’s tallest peak (7,200 feet)! Get away from the busy, broiling coastal regions of Jamaica and ...  Read more

Location: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Duration: Flexible

From USD $430.00
Scenic Blue Mountain Hike from Kingston, Kingston, Day Trips
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Scenic Blue Mountain Hike from Kingston

Explore the majestic Blue Mountains by taking a hike up Jamaica’s tallest peak on this 12-hour tour. Escape the busy, broiling coastal regions and explore the ...  Read more

Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Duration: 8 to 12 hrs

From USD $295.00
Blue Mountain Downhill Bike Tour with Transport from Ocho Rios, Ocho Rios, Hiking & Camping
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Blue Mountain Downhill Bike Tour with Transport from Ocho Rios

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Explore the Blue Mountains of Jamaica on this full-day tour, including a fun bicycle ride – downhill! After a drive to the mountains for a Jamaican brunch, ...  Read more

Location: Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Private Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour from Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour from Montego Bay

Experience the Blue Mountains, Jamaica's longest mountain range, on a private full-day tour that includes a bike ride down the mountain. Take in the gorgeous ...  Read more

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $464.10

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