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Black River Safari and Y.s. Falls with Appleton Rum Distillery

Duration: 8 Hours

black river safari and y.s. falls with appleton rum distillery

Yet another fabulous excursion where we take you to discover the interior of Jamaica’s rainforest! This time we combine the allure of Jamaica’s southern coast beauty with a visit to the oldest and most famous of Jamaica’s distillery. On this unique nature expedition we navigate across Jamaica’s most breathtaking river, we cross the beautiful Bamboo Avenue and then make a long stop at one of Jamaica’s most exceptionally spectacular falls for a refreshing dip in their cool water pools.

As we begin our ride through Jamaica’s scenic southern coast you will soon notice the many quaint fishing villages that dot the coastline and make this an altogether more pleasant journey for the eyes. The landscape to be admired creates a magical and unspoilt natural atmosphere for adventure, ultimate relaxation or quiet wonder…a real treat for all onlookers.

Our first stop is at the oldest and most legendary of all Jamaican sugar estates; the Appleton Estate. Founded back in 1655, the origins of this estate date back from the time when the English won the island over from the Spaniards. On this visit we will take you on a tour around Appleton Estate Rums, a distillery producing the finest rum in the island, with a particular style that makes its rum unique and exclusive to Jamaica. Appleton Rums date back to the day of old plantations when special rums were developed privately for the tables of the estate’s owners. You will get to the see the old methods of rum production and at the end you’ll have the opportunity to sample some of these rum delicacies as 18 different types and flavours will be available for tasting. And if there’s any that you’re particularly fond off you can then proceed to purchase one before you leave.

Our journey through Jamaican’s rainforest begins now as we take you to the island’s longest river for a relaxing and calming boat ride. During our navigation through the breathtaking Black River you will find a vibrant ecosystem of exotic plants and lively birds fluttering by. Among the fauna that reigns in this are you will encounter the river’s most fierce predator; the endangered American crocodile.

As we continue to make our way into the rainforest we come will come across yet another of Jamaica’s most memorable landscapes. Our ride will soon be driving you under the charming shadow of the famous ‘Bamboo Avenue’. Long known as a major tourist attraction and one of Jamaica’s most photographed places, this incredible road is lined up by bamboos that grow on each end forming an arch over the pathway. A picturesque sight that seems to have been taken out of a fairy tale and certainly one that will enchant you. We strongly recommend that you try and capture this unique picture with your camera so that this landscape can be forever kept as one of your Jamaican treasures.

And for the grand finale we take you to one of Jamaica’s most captivating waterfalls! The Y.S Falls comprise a succession of 7 wonderful waterfalls that majestically cascade down from an altitude of approximately 120 feet into the pools below. Take the time to enjoy these breathtaking surroundings and swim in one of the waterfalls’ refreshingly cool pools. The perfect way to end a day of wild encounters with the best of Jamaica’s Mother Nature!

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