Ocho Rios Sightseeing and Fern Gully Drive Through
The Ocho Rios Sightseeing Tour is an excellent choice for visitors looking to get away from the crowds of the more popular attractions in Ocho Rios. If you may not know by now, Ocho Rios is a town located on the North Coast of Jamaica in the Parish of St. Ann that is known as a port of call for many cruise lines and boasts some of the most luxurious resorts that you can find anywhere in the Caribbean.
With that said, the Ocho Rios Sightseeing tour will have you take a scenic drive through many of the local neighbourhoods around Ocho Rios. Here you will get to experience a side of Jamaica that many visitors don’t get to see. Be prepared to take pictures as the driver may make several stops along the way for fruit tasting or photo opportunities. One location you will visit is the Shaw Park Lookout, located over 1000ft above sea level, which features breathtaking views of Ocho Rios Bay and the town.
Also included in the tour is drive through one of Jamaica’s most magnificent rainforests, known as Fern Gully. The area gets its name from the wide variety of ferns that grow in the area, towering high above the road forming a literal tunnel of lush flora and fauna. Here you can find over 300 different varieties of fern in addition to other species of plant life, such as Jamaica’s National tree – The Blue Mahoe. This 3-mile stretch of winding road starts in Ocho Rios and ends in the community of Colgate. The area features many pieces of art and craft that you may enjoy.
The tour will end in Ocho Rios where you’ll be able to stop for souvenirs or purchase various pieces of art and craft in the local craft market.