Located in the small mountain town of Lethe about 30 minutes from Montego Bay Zipline Adventure Tours is one of the most exciting (above ground) attractions in Jamaica even for people who are afraid of heights. Soar above the trees and take in the beauty of the jungle canopy that surrounds you, the sights and feeling of this adventure are almost indescribable, from start to finish the rush is exhilarating. The experience is one you’ll talk about even years after you’ve tried it.
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Starting off with a fun off road ride to the top of the mountain while being given a detailed description of the local flora and fauna, the tour boasts the longest zipline in the Caribbean, one of 5 ziplines, varying in length from 250′ to the amazing 1,600′ Big Timba. The staff is friendly, entertaining and well trained. Your safety is taken very seriously, one guide helps you gear up and launch, while the other helps you stop at the other end. Upon arrival at the top visitors are instructed on how to use all of the equipment. Once you’re all geared up and strapped on simply step off the ramp and glide through jungle. It might sound scary at first but the moment you’re in the air the excitement will dissolve your fears.
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Feel the sensation of flying with the birds as you pass over the tree canopy. Marvel at magnificent views of the Jamaica hills and farmland and the Great River below, while traveling at speeds of 40 mph. Climb onto the jungle bridge, 250′ long, as you travel to the next zipline with the professional guides. Halfway through the lines you’ll stop to experience the Flavors of Jamaica eco tour where guests have time to wander through the botanical gardens that produce coffee, ginger and palms. The guides will share their home-grown expertise in the critical roles these plants play in Jamaican lifestyle, environment, little known natural remedies and health promoting effects. Best of all are the samplings of fresh fruit and coconut water which make for a very refreshing break before continuing on your exciting adventure.
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The last zip is 1/4 mile long and goes over the river and the bridge at the end is just like you see in the movies with subtle jiggles as you make your way across making you feel like a real adventurer! Their welcome area, “The Green,” features a snack bar, rest room facilities, and tables and chairs along side the Great River where guests relax and meet their taxi. Other activities in Lethe including liquor tasting and bamboo river rafting. Not only are the ziplines great, but so too is learning about Jamaican culture and the chance to get out into the island and away from the resort. It is without a doubt one of the best outdoor adventures out there and comes highly recommended for a fun filled and spirited vacation. When it’s over you’ll want to do it all again! Tours can be booked through your hotel or by going here.
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