Shore Excursion Details

Ocho Rios Sightseeing & Shopping

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios Sightseeing & Shopping

DETAILS

  • 31/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Shopping

Settle in for a panoramic drive in and around Ocho Rios, a once-small fishing village that has become a thriving resort town. Ironically, its name – which means eight rivers – came about after the British misinterpreted the Spanish name for the area in the mid-1600s. Although there aren’t eight rivers in Ocho Rios, there is plenty to see as you drive through town in air-conditioned comfort. Along the way, the guide will elaborate on the history of Ocho Rios, which dates to 1,000 BC, when a tribe of Arawak Indians known as the Taíno settled the area. Life changed dramatically after Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494 and claimed the entire island for Spain. One of the highlights of the drive will be traveling through Fern Gully, a spectacular 3-mile gorge lined with towering fern trees. The last stop will be Island Village, a collection of duty-free shops with merchandise ranging from exquisite jewelry to designer fashions.


HIGHLIGHTS
• Enjoy a relaxing drive around Ocho Rios, taking in the sights and discovering its history.
• Follow the road through Fern Gully, a natural wonderland with towering fern trees.
• Spend time shopping at Island Village, a popular mall with a range of fine merchandise.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking. It is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Shopping

Activity Level:

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    Easy
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    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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