Jamaica is well known as the home of some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. White sands and golden sunshine is a source of appeal for many vacationers. However many travelers prefer to take a detour through the island’s striking mountains, backroads and hidden rivers, for their very own uniquely Jamaican excursion. One such excursion is the Chukka Dune Buggy Adventure.
With locations in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Trelawny this tour is for those who want to go off-road for a bumpy, dusty, dirty ride through Jamaica’s interior. Travel in the depths of the Cascade Rainforest where the sun plays hide and seek through the canopy of thick tropical foliage. Tour the historic hills of Rose Hall or take a tour through one of the great plantation estates of Jamaica the 18th century Good Hope Estate. With experienced and knowledgeable guides and so much to see this is an experience not to be missed. Start your engines in your Dune buggy built for two. Get ready for the drive of a lifetime ‘Caribbean Style’.
Should you choose the rugged Ocho Rios adventure you’ll have a chance to see true nature at it best. Make your full circle through the hills, passing through orchards and stop for quick Jamaican style refreshment as you view the picturesque countryside from the Old Pimento (Allspice) House. Listen as your guide shares with you a bit of our history, environment and culture. As you make your way up into the rural Jamaican country side, be sure to watch out for rare exotic birds that can only be seen in their Natural Habitat.
The Montego Bay adventure will see you behind the wheel of your very own custom made tubular framed Chukka Dune Buggy. After being fitted with your helmet and secured in your “sports utility vehicles”, shift into drive and head off through lands once roomed by Annie Palmer, the White Witch herself, managed her estate by day and met her many lovers on her famous mid– night rendezvous. Traverse the once thriving sugar plantation where she ruthlessly ruled with an iron hand and drove fear into the hearts of her slaves. Visit the old ruins where sugar was once processed, before showing your driving skills as you negotiate the curves and turns that lead you to breathtaking views 700ft above sea level, overlooking the world famous White Witch golf course and the picturesque Caribbean coastline. Dusty, muddy and ready for more adventure, change gears to cruise through small communities, then prepare for your non stop drive back to the base.
Those who choose the Trelawny adventure will take a step back in time to when Jamaica was ruled by the English and when sugar cane was king. On your exhilarating journey you will drive over the lands occupied by the early settlers and rediscover this beautiful island of land wood and water. Good Hope Estate is the most sought after Plantation in the Caribbean with over 2000 acres of lush plants, scenic views breathtaking hillsides and cool rivers. You will visit ruins and hear about our history and culture, learn about our flora and fauna. You will have a chance to see the artist in residence and visit the Trading house, their gift shop the only one of its kind in Jamaica with authentic pottery, unique souvenir and have a chance to purchase a refreshing island drink and Jamaican jerk. Your experience won’t be forgotten and you’ll take a little of Jamaica home in your memories.
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