[Private] Appleton Rum Tour and Y.S. Falls
$375.00 – $1,800.00
Visit to the Appleton Estates Distillery for a unique experience of the rum tour and sampling of various rum based products. Then bask yourself in the YS falls swimming, frolicking, swinging on Tarzan ropes or even relaxing by the natural pool. Lunch will be an extra cost.
APPLETON RUM TOUR: On arrival at the Appleton Estate, visitors are given a briefing about the history of the factory and the process of making rum, watch a short documentary about the Appleton Estates and the distillery while having a few cups of the most refreshing rum punch the island has to offer. After a video lesson of how the cane juice is extracted, fermented, aged, blended and bottled you will go on a guided 45-minute tour of the estate. Jamaica produces some of the most famous rums in the world, so a tour to the famous Appleton Estate should be on your must do list when you visit the island. The estate is 11,000 acres located in the Nassau Valley, in St. Elizabeth on the southern side of Jamaica.
YS FALLS: The falls, unlike the Dunn’s River Falls, are unspoiled and kept in a natural environment friendly state, the only modifications made are the footpaths along the falls and natural swimming pool. YS is a nature-based attraction offering the opportunity to experience the beauty of the waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees. When you arrive on the property a jitney, hauled by a tractor, will be waiting to take you on a 10-minute ride through the woods and up to the falls until you reach the landing where the gift shop is located. You will have approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to explore the falls and surrounding rain-forest. There are 2 man-made natural pools available to you. Guides and lifeguards are on property to provide guests with both safety and assistance. The pools are fed by underground and aboveground springs, which is more suitable for children and others unable to swim. YS Falls offers one of the most exhilarating canopy rides, which glide from the top of the falls, over the gushing cascades and down to its base. River tubing and canopy rides are an extra cost. Diving off the platforms and swing off the Tarzan Ropes are also a trademark activity at YS. After YS Falls it will be time to have lunch and then make your way back to the resort.
ROSE HALL HAUNTED MANSION(pass by without stopping): This Rose Hall Great House is an early 18th century plantation home that sits on a high elevation on thousands of acres in Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The Rose Hall Great House was once owned by the famous and certainly one of the wickedest plantation owners to walk the land of Jamaica, Annie Palmer. She owned hundreds of slaves. Annie Palmer managed to kill three of her four husbands – she was strangled by the fourth. This house became haunted after her gruesome death in 1831. The house is scary to look at even in the daytime. On this tour there is no stop at the Rose Hall Haunted Mansion however, your tour guide will tell you the history and slow down so that you can take photos. Only travelers from Runaway Bay & Falmouth will see this house.
GREENWOOD GREAT HOUSE (Pass by without stopping): The Greenwood Great House (Plantation home) was constructed in the early 18th Century. Like most, if not all the other Great Houses in Jamaica, the Greenwood Great House was built at high elevation. One could say that this was a strategy used back in the plantation era as a means of overlooking the plantation and also for security purposes. This house, unlike the Rose Hall Great House, is not haunted but of a more peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The history and the architecture of the house is what will blow you away. As you pass by, feel free to take photos when your tour guide slows down. Only travelers from Runaway Bay & Falmouth will see this house.
COLUMBUS PARK (Pass by without stopping):The town of Discovery Bay is where you will find Columbus Park. It was originally named Puerto Seco “Dry Harbour” by Christopher Columbus in 1494 when he and his men landed on the Island. It is said that could not find fresh water to drink. They later found fresh water in another area about 5 miles west of the town. The water was so good that they named the location where it was found Rio Bueno “Good River”. However, the town of Puerto Seco was later renamed in 1947 to Discovery Bay because Discovery Bay is where the Spanish, lead by Christopher Columbus landed when they invaded the Island on May 4, 1494. There is a park with several old relics and artifacts on display (Park temporarily closed for renovations). There will be a brief stop to take photos and capture the rich history of this historic town. Only travelers from Runaway Bay will see this house.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||We pickup from most hotel lobbies and cruise port|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Pickup starts at 7:30am|
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|THINGS TO TAKE||Extra cash Camera Towel Water shoes Swimwear Sunblock|