For Bob Marley fans, Jamaica’s top attractions include the legendary musician’s birthplace, his childhood home in the village of Nine Mile, his meditation spot on Mount Zion, and his final resting place. Here are some of the best Marley- and reggae-themed tours in Jamaica.
Bob Marley Museum Tours
Lovers of reggae music won’t want to miss the Bob Marley Museum, his former home that is kept in the same condition as it was when he was alive. Key points of interest are the exhibition hall, the Legend Café, his personal Jeep, and the theater. The museum houses Marley’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, some of his favorite clothes, his many gold and platinum records, and more memorabilia.
Nine Mile Tours
Both the musical icon’s birthplace and final resting place, Nine Mile is a little town in the Saint Ann Parish hills. Visitors will enjoy the scenic countryside as they travel through through several small towns to reach the village, located deep in the mountains. Many tours include a stop at Mount Zion, where Marley frequently meditated and composed some of his famous songs.
Bob Marley Experience Tours
Celebrate the many achievements of the greatest recording artist Jamaica has ever produced during a daylong Bob Marley Experience Tour. Private and small-group tours visit the musician’s former homes, and learn about his accomplishments and way of life.
Rastafari Indigenous Village Tours
For those looking to really explore Rastafarian religion and culture, a tour of the Rastafari Indigenous Village, in the hills of the Montego River Gardens, is a must. Meet the farmers, musicians, and artisans who live in the small village as you participate in activities like crafts, drumming, and cooking with community members. Learn about the guiding principles of the Rastafari religion—based on “one love, one heart,”—and come away with a deeper understanding of the culture.