Call us today on 020 7644 1755

Kingston with a Taste of Blue Mountain

Duration: 12 Hours

kingston with a taste of blue mountain

Tired of those lazy days chilling under the Jamaican sun? Want an action-packed day away from the beaches and filled with adventures! Then come along to this full day excursion through Jamaica’s purest nature trails and discover the island’s most fascinating natural landscapes. Enjoy unique views of the famous Blue Mountains and learn about the coffee production in this fascinating region! And to top it all off we also give you a tour around the Caribbean’s most important University of the West Indies! You can then choose whether to end your day at Devon House for lunch or visit the Bob Barley Museum.

We begin our expedition by travelling up the north coast and turning inland to enjoy the rich and lush vegetation that abounds in this region. We get close to Jamaica’s most famous mountainous zone at the Blue Mountains. Enjoy the most spectacular view of these mystical mountains that pose an enchanting landscape. Shrouded by mist almost perpetually, it is this mystical fog which gives the mountains its unique bluish colour.

From here we continue to the place that makes these mountains proud; the Mavis Bank Coffee Factory. It is in this prestigious factory that the famous Blue Mountain Coffee is produced, considered to be among the best gourmet coffees in the world. Sitting on a cleft between impossible steep slopes this red-tin roofed building is where the coffee beans are left to dry in the sun. Your tour around this factory will take you through the whole process of harvesting and grinding coffee in these secluded area shaded by the mountains.

Dedicated and friendly guides will show you every step of the coffee production in this factory, from the plants at the nearby places where they grow to the final results ready to be packed and shipped. You will be explained every detail of the process and allowed as many questions as you like. At the end you’ll have the chance to taste a cup of this fine coffee. Undoubtedly this will be an excellent opportunity for coffee connoisseurs to sample a variety of roasts and to purchase a truly unique product at the end.

On we continue as we head towards Kingston with a brief stop at Jamaica’s premier educational institution. You will be given a short tour around the University of the West Indies, a place that is home to many attractions for both the student and the visitor. Learn about the university’s origins back in 1948 where it began as a College of the University of London. It managed to achieve full university status in 1962 and since then it has become the island’s most important university.

Stroll around the campus and see the Chapel with its blooming gardens, stop by the Aqueduct or pay a visit to the Geology Museum to admire all the many treasures hidden. This university certainly does have many sights to see and plenty of stories to tell.

End your day as you choose and select from two very tempting options. You can opt for a delicious lunch at Devon House, a grand mansion once home to Jamaica’s first black millionaire and now part of the island’s National Heritage Trust. Enjoy a succulent meal at this 127 year old site located at the heart of Jamaica’s capital.

Alternatively you could choose to visit the Bob Marley Museum, an incredible place boasting an incredible collection of this exceptional artist’s memorabilia, artefacts, numerous writings and many more head-turning mementos... a place where this phenomenal Rasta man’s life and achievements come to life.

Jamaica Holidays Browse all

Best Value

From £1459 per person
the courtleigh hotel and suites + jewel dunns river beach resort and spa

The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites + Jewel Dunns River Beach Resort and Spa

The beginning of your Jamaican travels will take place in Kingston, staying at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites. This...

From £1709 per person
the courtleigh hotel and suites + couples sans souci

The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites + Couples Sans Souci

Begin your stay in Kingston at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, a premier hotel that enjoys a convenient city location –...

From £1759 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...

From £1989 per person
couples sans souci + couples negril

Couples Sans Souci + Couples Negril

Couples Sans Souci Resort & Spa rests between Jamaica's beautiful Emerald Mountains and the fine sand beaches and blue...

From £2179 per person
strawberry hill + goldeneye

Strawberry Hill + Goldeneye

Begin your stay on this amazing holiday at Goldeneye, where you can live as James Bond's creator once did and even stay...

From £2259 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...

Talk to a specialist

samson

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

Opening hours 09:00 - 21:00 GMT

S Hotel Montego Bay to open in Jamaica later this year

Crissa Hotels has announced its new S Hotel Montego Bay in Jamaica will open later this year. The new contemporary property overlooks the island’s famous Doctor's Cave beach, and will have 120 guest rooms. The hotel's facilities including bars, a cafe, a swimming pool, a Sky Bar and Lounge, a restaurant serving international cuisine, a luxury spa, and a fitness centre.

Excellence Oyster Bay Resort in Jamaica officially opens doors

The new Excellence Oyster Bay has opened its doors to guests in the Trelawny area of Jamaica. The launch marks the debut of the Excellence Group’s brand outside of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The luxury property has 315 guest suites, and facilities including eight dining venues, nine bars, a fitness centre, three swimming pools, and the Miilé Spa.

Half Moon Jamaica Awarded High Green Globe Compliance Score

The Half Moon Jamaica resort has recently been awarded a Green Globe compliance score of 88 percent for its environmental and sustainable practices. The luxury resort has recently undertaken a turtle-watching programme that will help protect critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles. The seven-month programme enables the turtles to have a safe journey from beaches to the sea, and guests can take part in the experience.