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Jamaica's Spirit of Reggae from Trelawny

Duration: Half Day

Jamaica's Spirit of Reggae from Trelawny

Jamaica is famously known as the birthplace of Bob Marley, one of the world’s most popular reggae singer-songwriters. Not only did he successfully spread Jamaican music around the globe, but he also introduced the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. This fascinating tour will enable you to explore the remote village of Nine Miles, the birthplace and final resting place of this legendary icon.

From Trelawny, we will travel through small villages and beautiful, unspoilt countryside along Jamaica’s North Coast before reaching the sleepy village of Nine Miles in Saint Ann Parish, the largest parish on the island. Whether you are a Bob Marley fan or not, you will undoubtedly be swept up in the history and spirit of the famous King of Reggae Music as you walk through the village, along winding roads surrounded by mountains and lush tropical vegetation. You will notice that “ganja” (marijuana) is grown and smoked everywhere here. Used for meditation, it is an everyday part of the locals’ relaxed way of life.

Your enthusiastic Rastafarian guide will lead you through large gates to the very house where Bob Marley lived as a young boy. This small, two-roomed cottage is painted cream with splashes of red, yellow and green – the colours of the Rastafari. You can take a look inside Bob Marley’s old bedroom and stand on "Mount Zion Rock" where he used to meditate. You will also see the “rock pillow” that was mentioned in his song ‘Talking Blues’ and the fireside where the young Bob Marley cooked his meals, as depicted in the famous song “No Woman No Cry”.

Your guide will give you an insight into Marley's childhood and musical career, and you will also gain firsthand knowledge of his life from close family who still live in the village. Learn about the culture, inspiration and the religion of Rastafarian that influenced the songs he wrote and shaped the man he became. It is amazing how someone from such a humble background inspired millions with his music. You will more than likely become a fan after the tour!

The tour ends with a visit to Bob Marley's Mausoleum, where he is entombed six meters above the ground in a tiny chapel. The building is painted with Rasta colours and depictions of black angels encase the marble slab holding Marley’s remains. Although he has been laid to rest here, his legend lives on. Photography is strictly prohibited inside. This unique excursion offers a fascinating insight into the early life of Bob Marley whilst giving you the ideal opportunity to explore and learn about rural Jamaica – the real Jamaica.

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