Jamaican Culture EduTour

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Highlights

This EduTour allows you to spend two weeks in one of the most desired Vacation Settings and one of the most unique places on the planet!
Explore a World Famous Island and an infamously vibrant culture as the Tour immerses you in the Jamaican Way of Life and opens up your world to Jamaican food and scenery you’ll never forget!
Dive into the culture in the Rastafarian and the Accompong Villages. Enjoy the authentic roots of Bob Marley and the best seafood in the world at Little Ochi and the Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hutt!
Enjoy Jamaican Cooking Lessons like the Patties Experience: a wonderfully delightful treat enjoyed by native Jamaicans and visitors! And trust us, these fruit stalls will make your jaw drop too!
Take an inside look into a world famous culture with breathtaking tourist attractions, hidden gems, and life-changing experiences that are sure to make this the trip of a lifetime!
Capture the essence of Jamaica and indulge in its food, sports, music, and fascinating history on this truly unique travel experience! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Welcome to one of the Most Desired Vacation Experiences on the Planet-Two Weeks in Beautiful Jamaica!

Explore a World Famous Island and an infamously vibrant culture as the 14 Day Jamaican Culture EduTour immerses you in the wonder of the Jamaican Way of Life!

Your two Weeks on The Rock will show you some of the most scenic Caribbean Settings on the Planet and introduce you to the some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet.

Your first full day of the 14 Day Jamaica Culture EduTour allows you to get acquainted with the fun little town of Mandeville, a window to Jamaican Culture. Explore landmarks and markets, and meet the unique people that fill the country!   

The fun has just started! Tuesday offers the chance to immerse yourself in the Accompong Village- a rare maroon settlement in Jamaica full of natives who fought for freedom of the land!

This amazingly enlightening trip is followed by Wednesday’s dive into the Jamaican Market Scene before a thoroughly entertaining Thursday in the Trench Town Culture Yard-including the authentic roots of Bob Marley, the Bob Marley Museum, and the mind-blowingly delicious Devon House Ice Cream!

Keep the good times and good tastes rollin’ on Friday at Melrose Hill and the Murray’s Fish & Jerk Hutt! Start off the day with a delightful treat loved by tourists and natives alike: Enjoy the Pattie Experience! After tasting and learning the art of making authentic Jamaican Patties, you’ll head to scenic Shelly’s at Melrose Hill for a unique Jamaican Roast with an evening visit to Murray’s Fish & Jerk Hutt! Trust us…a tastier Friday Itinerary has never been created.

Saturday and Sunday continue the enlightening fun as the 14 Day Jamaican Culture EduTour takes you to stunning Ocho Rios! Home of the Dunns River Falls, Ocho Rios is the perfect place to take in the natural wonder of Jamaica and get some exercise as you climb around world famous waterfalls and sparkling white beaches!

Round out the weekend by spending Sunday with your host family for some down time, a home-cooked meal, and authentic Jamaican cultural immersion.

The second week of the tour takes you far deeper into the famously vibrant culture as the 14 Day Jamaican Culture EduTour takes you into the life and culture of a Rastafarian Village and then a look into the world of Jamaican Sporting Culture the following day.

Wednesday is another rare ocean treat: The next stop on the 14 Day Jamaica Culture EduTour winds up at one of the best seafood restaurants on the planet: Little Ochi Seafood! Off the beaten path in a small fishing village right on the beach, Little Ochi makes the best fish, lobster, crab, or conch that you’ve ever had, we’re willing to bet you some free oysters on that one!

After Little Ochi, you’ll finish the day off on the wilder side of Jamaican Culture at the world-renowned Pelican Bar…a Jamaican Wonder tucked away in the Caribbean Sea!

Following a free day on Thursday, the last adventures of the 14 Day Jamaica Culture EduTour may just be the best of the trip…they’ll definitely make it MUCH harder to leave:

The Appleton’s Rum Tour is a delicious way to taste Jamaica’s world famous liquor while also getting history and culture lessons into the creation process. A trip to Shrimp Country in the Middle Quarters of Jamaica is next, followed by a can’t-miss experience at the Lovers Leap!

This 14 Day Jamaica Culture EduTour is one of the most unique vacations that anyone can take…an inside look into a world famous culture with breathtaking tourist attractions, hidden gems, and a combination of life-changing experiences that are sure to make this the trip of a lifetime!


Typical day

Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day

  • Collection from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Transport to your accommodation/host family.
  • Settle into your new surroundings.

DAY 2: Monday - Explore Jamaican Culture

  • Jamaican Culture Orientation – tour the town of Mandeville to visit landmarks, markets, enjoy the food & gain taxi experience.

DAY 3: Tuesday - Accompong Village

  • You will learn about the history of Jamaica & it’s people by visiting the Accompong Village, a maroon settlement in Jamaica with the people that fought for freedom of the land.

DAY 4: Wednesday - Jamaican Market Scene

  • It’s market time.
  • Wednesdays are wholesale days in the market.
  • This means you get a wider variety of fruits, vegetables & produce. Plus, things are cheaper.
  • Come experience the Jamaican market scene – learn about the fruits, vegetables & produce, how to bargain, how to roast a breadfruit & more about ackee (the Jamaican national dish).
  • As well as a little about the language, full immersion.

DAY 5: Thursday - Trench Town Culture Yard

  • Trench Town Culture Yard – experience the authentic roots of the legend Bob Marley.
  • A little fun is mixed into the trip so you will get to visit the Bob Marley Museum & then taste the world famous Devon House Ice Cream.

DAY 6: Friday - Melrose Hill & Murray’s Fish & Jerk Hutt

  • Patties are a delightful treat loved by Jamaicans & visitors – get the chance to taste patties from the top three companies Juici, Mothers & Tastee.
  • You will get to understand how patties are made & what makes them so special – taste & learn the art of making Jamaican patties.
  • It doesn’t end there – roast yam, roast breadfruit, roast corn, roast potato – yummy!
  • The tour will take you to Shelly’s at Melrose Hill to learn more about all these roasted delicious items.
  • You will then travel to Porus to learn more about the Jamaican fruits.
  • The nicely arranged fruits stalls will leave you wanting so much more.
  • This will be topped off with a visit Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hutt.

DAY 7: Saturday - Ocho Rios Town Tour & Dunns River Falls

  • Explore the town of Ocho Rios & nearby Dunns River Falls – enjoy a relaxing day climbing the world famous waterfalls & exploring the white sandy beaches.
  • You can also experience some shopping while immersing yourself in the Jamaican way of life.

DAY 8: Sunday - Authentic Cultural Immersion

  • Authentic Cultural Immersion – spend the day as a group attending either a local sporting event such as football or cricket, or check out one of the any local fairs and markets.

DAY 9: Monday - Rastafarian Village tour

  • The Rastafarian Village Tour will open your eyes to the life & culture of Rastafarian.
  • It is an authentic space nestled in the rustic Montego River Gardens property.

DAY 10: Tuesday - Jamaican Sporting Culture

  • Sports is a big part of the Jamaican culture.
  • You will get to learn more about the rich sporting tradition of Jamaica & why we have the world’s fastest men and women.

DAY 11: Wednesday - Little Ochi Seafood & Pelican Bar

  • You have not had great seafood until you visit Little Ochi Seafood – fish, lobster, crab, conch and so much more.
  • Taste jerk, roasted, curried, steamed, fried fish & other seafood.
  • We guarantee this will be an exceptional experience.
  • The restaurant is located on the beach in a fishing village & you will get to interact with & learn more about the culture through the eyes of Jamaicans.
  • You will experience how these sumptuous seafood dishes are prepared.
  • You will also visit Pelican Bar – tucked away in the Caribbean Sea.

DAY 12: Thursday - Free Time

  • Free time to explore.

DAY 13: Friday - Appleton's Rum Tour + Lovers Leap

  • We saved the rum tour for last, so you could soak it all in.
  • Home to the finest blends in the world, the Appletons Rum Tour offers a taste of good liquor.
  • You will also visit the shrimp country in Middle Quarters & then head to Lovers Leap for your final Jamaican experience.

DAY 14: Saturday - Departure Day

  • Return transfers to Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

 

Free-time activities

  • Explore the town of Ocho Rios & nearby Dunns River Falls – enjoy a relaxing day climbing the world famous waterfalls & exploring the white sandy beaches.
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Hiking

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills necessary
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Included Services

Services by Global EduTours

Pre-Departure Support
Meals (as detailed)
Site Entry Fees
Quality Accommodation
Professional Tour Guide
Airport Transfers
Airport Pickup at Sangster International Airport
Included (x2)
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica (Code:MBJ)
Accommodation
Hotel/Hostel/Guest House
Guesthouse Hotel
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and Dinner Included Daily
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Sangster International Airport (MBJ) in Montego Bay. We assist you to find cheap flights to Jamaica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Jamaica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Jamaica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Jamaica.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Tours start on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 2 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 4,980
2 weeks (max. stay)
$ 4,980
Average fees
$ 2,490 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global EduTours will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global EduTours during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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