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Dunn's River Falls

Duration: 3 Hours

dunn's river falls

No holiday in Jamaica would be complete without a visit to Dunn's River Falls, a place of exquisite natural beauty. Set within a lush green tropical rainforest near Ocho Rios, this magnificent waterfall is one of the island’s most beautiful national treasures and a premier tourist attraction. Not only will you get the chance to climb 600 feet to the top of the waterfall, but you can also swim in its natural plunge pools, walk along the white sandy beach below and also explore the rich native flora within the park. This trip provides relaxation and rejuvenation for all the family

Once the home of Ian Fleming, author of the famous James Bond novels, Ocho Rios is one of Jamaica’s fastest growing resort towns, renowned for its beautiful tropical flora, sandy beaches, shopping, restaurants and a wide range of water sports and activities.

The highlight of the area, however, is the nearby Dunn's River Falls. Not only is this one of the most photographed sites in Jamaica, but it has also been featured in the first James Bond film Dr No and countless other films since. The Spaniards called the area "Las Chorreras", but the original Spanish name changed over time to "Ocho Rios", meaning "eight rivers", despite the fact that there are only four rivers flowing into the sea here: Cave River, Roaring River, Turtle River and Dunns River. Dunn’s River is one of the very few rivers in the world that actually falls directly into the sea.

Starting from the white sandy beach at the base of the falls, visitors can climb right up to the top of the Dunn’s River Falls by holding hands and forming a human chain, led by experienced guides who are skilled at taking people up the falls. Watching water cascading down this 600ft vertical limestone rock formation and splashing into the ocean below is a sight to behold.

On the way up you can stop and take photos or swim in the refreshing plunge pools, which have formed naturally in the rock from the force of the river current. You can even enjoy the soothing effects of the water at the “massage parlour” as it plummets down into the Caribbean Sea.

The less adventurous can walk along the side of the waterfall and either enter the water or just observe its splendour from specific vantage points. Spectacular views of the forest canopy, rock formations and natural lagoons can be enjoyed on the way. Not to be missed, this unforgettable trip is an exhilarating adventure for travellers of all ages.

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