The Dunns River Falls and Sightseeing Excursion is the most popular tourist attraction and a must-do for everyone visiting Jamaica. Your Dunn’s River Falls excursion guide will be ready to meet you at the Port of Montego Bay and to take you on a journey of a lifetime up the Dunns River Falls. Your excursion from Montego Bay will start with 1.5hr-2hr drive to Ocho Rios, along a scenic seaside road and stopping for some sightseeing at Christopher Columbus Park at Discovery Bay where Christopher Columbus first founded the beautiful island of Jamaica. The park is a pretty little site with lots of history and some very quirky local guides that will show you around for a dolla! It’s defintiely worth getting your picture taken with one of these guys or at the Christopher Columbus Mural so you can say ‘been there done that, got the picture!’
After your visit to the Christopher Columbus Park (approx 20-30mins), you will be taken to the famous Dunns River Falls where you will embark on a climb of a lifetime. Climbing the waterfalls at Dunn’s River is truly a unique and amazing adventure that everyone should experience at least once. The Dunn’s River Falls Park and setting is breathtaking, displaying mother nature at its best with incredible cascading falls which will challenge, refresh and delight visitors of all ages!
Upon your arrival the guides on site will explain that you can join hands and form a human chain to climb the falls better. Those guests who wish to skip the climb may wait at the bottom of the falls or in one of the cool collection pools which are accessible from the steps alongside the falls. Feel invogorated as the fresh water rushes against your body or just laze in one of the pools and enjoy the views and spectacular sights that surround you. For those who wish to climb the beautiful falls, this is where your adventure begins.
Water shoes or sturdy closed back sandals are required and are available for rent if you do not bring your own. You may climb the Dunns Falls with or without a guide, depending on your ability and comfort level. This is a challenging climb, but it is so worth it. Your Dunn’s River Guides are very helpful and will give you all the support and confidence you will need to accomplish this amazing unforgettable journey.
There are also several points along the adjoining path where you can easily access the river without havoing to climb the falls and these are just as cool to experience as the actual climb. After you complete your Dunn’s River Falls adventure, your guide will take you on a short sightseeing tour of Ocho Rios, filling you in on the history of Jamaica and stopping along the way for some shopping and picture-taking opportunities. You will also drive through Fern Gully, a beautiful rainforest, abundant in plant life before making your way back to the Port of Montego Bay. There will also be a stop along the way for lunch at the famous Scotchies where you will have the chance to enjoy a deliciously authentic local Jamaican meal of jerk chicken or pork cooked over a real pimento wood fire alongside some rice and peas!