Visit two of Ocho Rios' highlights, Dunn's River Falls and Fern Gully, during this day tour from Falmouth. With your guide and group, drive through Fern Gully, an unusual corner of the rainforest featuring hundreds of fern varieties lining the road. Climb to the top of the multi-tiered Dunn's River Falls to get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and cool off in the freshwater pools. Round-trip transportation from Falmouth hotels is included.
Day tour of Dunn's River Falls and Fern Gully from Falmouth
Easy 2-mile hike through Fern Gully
Climb to the top of Dunn's River Falls
Stop at a famous local Jamaican jerk center for lunch (own expense)
Start your day's adventure in Ocho Rios with pickup from your Falmouth hotel. Travel eastward on the Jamaican coast in an air-conditioned minivan to the urban heart of Ocho Rios, where you can witness the urban bustle of local daily life. Continue through the rainforest to an area known as Fern Gully. Here, the road is lined with hundreds of species of ferns. The origin of this phenomenally verdant place is unknown, but many theorize it was originally a cave fed by an underground river that subsequently collapsed. Disembark the bus and take an easy 2-mile hike through the forest that has been written about by greats such as Antonio Gallenga, Lady Brassey and Marianne North. Back on the tour vehicle, set out on the road with views of the azure Caribbean Sea for the country's famous Dunn's River Falls. Composed of terraced steps reaching 180 feet tall (54 meters) high and 600 feet (183 meters) wide, this popular attraction is an easy climb with your guide. Stop to cool off in one of the many individual pools and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding landscape from the top. After working up your appetite with outdoor adventures, eat lunch at one of Jamaica's famous jerk centers. Dig in to delicious chicken and pork along with an icy Red Stripe beer or tropical fruit drinks (own expense). Stop at a few craft stores and local shops for some souvenirs before heading back to your hotel in Falmouth for drop-off.