Local Connections: Buggy Drive & Cooking Lesson at Yaaman Adventure Park with Local Chef

4 hours | Ocho Rios | O C J - 5 2 5
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$ 99.95
Min. age: 6 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Outdoor Adventure
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Yaaman Adventure Park
The sprawling 999-acre 18th century former plantation is home to banana, cassava, sugar cane, coffee, allspice and many other crops. A scenic ride along the coast in the "Jitney," an open-air tractor-drawn carriage ends at the historical and majestic Great House located 1,100 feet above sea level. Here, a guide will escort you around the gardens amassed with beautiful and fragrant flowers and lead you to the veranda, which boasts breathtaking views. Later, get your motor running with an exciting dune buggy ride. After a brief orientation and helmet fitting, you'll take these machines off road through the magnificent tropical scenery with a few unique photo opportunities along the way.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
During your scenic walk through the beautiful ornamental garden, you'll be surrounded by a wide variety of herbs and tropical plants such as cat whiskers with its spikes of long white stamens and plumbago, prized for its profusion of blue phlox-like flowers. At the end of the garden path you'll have awesome panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. It is said that on a very clear day, you can see the shoreline of Cuba, located only 90 miles away.

LUNCH
Join the chef in the Sea View kitchen on the veranda of the Great House for a cooking lesson and learn how to prepare local favorites such as jerk chicken, steamed callaloo, and rice and peas. Then, sit down and enjoy your culinary creation while peering out at the Caribbean Sea.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
As you make your way to Yaaman Adventure Park, your entertaining and informative tour guide will share tales of the buccaneers as you view the channel between the two Islands known as the Spanish Main, the main route taken by ships en route to Spain from Central America. Your unique sightseeing tour also offers a bird's eye view of the Magnificent White River George as it rushes through the lush rain forest below.

Special Notes:

Drivers license needed for driving Buggies, minimum age is 6 years old to ride the Buggy.

Medical Restriction:

This tour is not recommended for those who are pregnant, or for those with back, neck, cardiovascular or respiratory conditions.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Walking to the Bus

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:05

Ride to Yaaman Adventure Park

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes

Orientation and time to get ready

Time at site:
00:20

Jitney Ride

Transport type:
Open-Air Vehicle
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:45

Culinary Tour

Time at site:
01:30

Free time for Shopping and visit Birds area

Time at site:
00:35
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Ride Back to the Ship

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
20
Travel time:
00:25
Air conditioned:
Yes