Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Black River Safari and Y.s. Falls

Duration: 7 Hours

black river safari and y.s. falls

A trip to truly discover and enjoy the Jamaican rainforest in all its glory! Explore the interior of the forest as we pass through picturesque villages that dot the coastline and enjoy a sailing experience along Jamaica’s longest river. A day full of exciting activities that will end with a visit to the historic “Bamboo Avenue” and a cool dip at the Y.S. falls! 

The trip begins along Jamaica’s dramatic south coast as we go past sleepy fishing villages located by the shore of miles and miles of sandy beaches and centuries old houses. Take the time to fully enjoy the views on the way as we travel to our first destination at Black River. Long ignored as a tourist destination; the Black River is the largest in Jamaica and also the richest in biodiversity. Its surroundings areas still retain the flavour of ‘old’ Jamaica at its most natural with historic buildings, quaint farms, an abundance of wildlife and blooming flora.

From here onwards we start a journey by boat all the way up the Black River to fully admire its many hidden wonders. During our gentle navigation through the river you will encounter many exotic creatures in the form of colourful birds and plants among another species of amazing wildlife, such as the endangered American crocodile.

We continue towards one of the most photographed places in Jamaica; the unique 2.5 mile long “Bamboo Avenue” located on the main road between Black River and Santa Cruz. This peculiar road is adorned by tall bamboos that form a natural arch over the lined path. But furthermore, this incredible Bamboo Avenue also happens to be in a stunningly beautiful area where these strands of bamboo form green feathery tunnels that flutters with the slightest of breezes. It is absolutely prohibited to leave your camera home since this is a sight that you will want to keep forever.

Lunch will be included and will consist of a typical locally prepared Jamaican meal. Enjoy the island’s spicy flavours of baked chicken, Jamaican style pork, fresh fish or tender beef which will be served with succulent accompaniments like pasta salad, rice and peas. Finally, wash it all down with a delicious and refreshing tropical fruit punch before leaving for our final destination. 

We finish off with a visit to the dramatic Y.S. falls to give you the chance of enjoying a cool swim in these refreshing waters as they come cascading down from an altitude of 120 ft. Nestled in the hills of southern Jamaica, this spectacular succession of 7 waterfalls are surrounded by an amazing lush tropical forest. Most of these 7 waterfalls cascade all the way down into their own natural pools. You will have the chance to bathe in these pools so bringing along appropriate swimwear is a definite must! There is even a smaller natural pool fed by underground and above-ground springs which is suitable for children or others unable to swim. The amazing vegetation surrounding the area includes many indigenous plants and flowers such as the beautiful bromeliads.

What else could we possibly say to make this trip more irresistible? This excursion simply has it all for a day of bonding with nature and seeing the best of Jamaica’s natural splendour!

Jamaica Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1819 per person
hilton miami downtown + Sandals Inn

Hilton Miami Downtown + Sandals Inn

This fantastic package combines a city break in hip Miami with a beach holiday on the tropical island of Jamaica. The...

From £1899 per person
hilton miami downtown + hilton rose hall resort and spa

Hilton Miami Downtown + Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa

The Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa is a golf and beach lover's paradise set between the lush Blue Mountains and the...

From £1919 per person
jolly beach resort and spa + mangos jamaica

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa + Mangos Jamaica

Jolly Beach Resort and Spa is set amongst 40 acres of tropical gardens on an amazing mile-long white sand beach. This...

From £1959 per person
couples sans souci + couples negril

Couples Sans Souci + Couples Negril

Couples Negril is set beside a white sandy beach by the clear blue waters of Bloody Bay. Designed for couples 18 years...

From £1959 per person
hilton miami downtown + hedonism ii

Hilton Miami Downtown + Hedonism Ii

Take a trip to the heart of Miami and discover what makes this touristic hub of Florida tick. Weave your way around this...

From £2009 per person
hilton miami downtown + secrets wild orchid montego bay

Hilton Miami Downtown + Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

This fantastic packages kicks off with four nights at the Hilton Miami Downtown where you can swim in the rooftop pool...

Talk to a specialist

vishali

Call 020 7644 1755 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Visitor arrivals in Jamaica up by five per cent in first nine months of 2016

Jamaica has recorded a 5.4 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the first nine months of 2016. The latest figures from the Jamaica Tourist Board reveal that the Caribbean island received 2,876,220 visitors during this period, and gross foreign exchange earnings was also up by five per cent. The country also received a positive rise in travellers from Canada, with a 7.2 per cent increase.

Chief Executive of Sandals Resorts International awarded Order of Distinction in Jamaica

Adam Stewart, the Chief Executive of Sandals Resorts International, has been awarded the Order of Distinction (Commander Class) by the government of Jamaica. During the National Honours and Awards Ceremony at King’s House last month, Stewart was given the award for his outstanding services to the tourism and hotel industry in Jamaica. Sandals Resorts owns and operates a collection of luxury all-inclusive resorts throughout Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica to add 12 more Overwater Bungalows

The popularity of the brand new overwater bungalows at Sandals Royal Caribbean resort in Montego Bay has been so great that Sandals Resorts has announced plans to construct a further 12 to keep up with demand. The first five unique bungalows with glass floors in Jamaica have not yet opened to the public, and will be the first of their kind in the Caribbean. The resort will add 12 more that are scheduled to open in February, 2017.