Rastafarian Culture EduTour

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High­lights

Learn the real story and the true meaning behind this interesting group of people, all while experiencing a one of the most wonderful Vacation Destinations on Earth!
As you enjoy the beautiful sights and delicious food of Jamaica, you’ll get an amazing experience, living with some of the most interesting people on the planet!
Stay in two Rastafarian Villages-experience their way of life, work with them, learn to make the most of your surroundings, and love everyone around you like a true member of the Rasta people!
The trip is very well planned out, and the accommodations will be high quality as you live among the Rastafarian people for two of the most life-changing weeks you’ll ever experience!
Professional Tour Guides will show you around, and the Rastafarian People will teach you their ways, opening your eyes will to a new way of life and the trip of a lifetime!
Experience first-hand what it really means to live the Rastafarian way of life on this truly unique Learning Tour! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Immerse yourself in the phenomenon that is Rastafari!

Although a staple of pop culture, Rastafari is much more than Red, Yellow, and Green hats and Marley Music.

Learn the real story and the true meaning behind this interesting group of people, all while experiencing a one of the most wonderful Vacation Destinations on Earth!

The Rastafarian Culture EduTour begins with a bang! A Tour of the Rastafarian Village leads to nyabinghi drumming and drum making, the Rastafarian Museum, and teaches you the origins of “one love”.  

For the next three days, you’ll have the rare opportunity to live with the Rastafarians! Help out in their wellness centre, learn the workings of their small factory, make drums with them, and farm to make traditional Rasta Food!

The Rastafarian Culture EduTour moves to another Rastafarian Village on Friday, another amazing experience to live with some of the most interesting people on the planet!

Saturday is a mini vacation! Relax in Montego Bay as you traverse the breathtaking white sandy beaches and enjoy a shopping trip to the Montego Marketplace!

Sunday of the Rastafarian Culture EduTour begins another week of living in the Rastafarian Culture as you experience their way of life, work with them, learn how to make the most of your surroundings, and love everyone around you like a true member of the Rasta people! The Rastafarian Museum is another highlight of your time with them, showing you to the unique and storied history of this popular people group!

The Rastafarian Culture EduTour also shows you some of the most magical parts of Jamaica! Learn about the Legacy of Bob Marley (a staple of Rastafarian Culture) on a visit to the Bob Marley Museum and Tuff Gong Studios!

One of the rarest tours we offer, the Rastafarian Culture EduTour is a unique opportunity to experience a culture of amazing people and take a TWO WEEK vacation to one of the most entertaining and beautiful places on earth!

As your Professional Tour Guides show you around, and the Rastafarian People teach you their ways, your eyes will be opened to a new way of life and the trip of a lifetime!


Typical day

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Day 1: Sunday - Arrival Day
  • Collection from Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Transport to your accommodation/host family.
  • Settle into your new surroundings.
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DAY 2: Monday - Tour of the Rastafarian Village
  • Learn about the history of Rastafari, history of the village, herbal garden, drum making, nyabinghi drumming, museum, farm, culture and the unity promoted through ‘one love’.
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DAY 3: Tuesday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
  • Living with the Rastafarians and enjoying their way of life.
  • This will include helping in the wellness centre, small factory, drum making, farm and museum.
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DAY 4: Wednesday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
  • Living with the Rastafarians and enjoying their way of life.
  • This will include helping in the wellness centre, small factory, drum making, farm and museum.
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DAY 5: Thursday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
  • Living with the Rastafarians and enjoying their way of life.
  • This will include helping in the wellness centre, small factory, drum making, farm and museum.
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DAY 6: Friday - 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.
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DAY 7: Saturday - Montego Bay
  • Enjoy a relaxing day in Montego Bay exploring the white sandy beaches, shopping experience and the Jamaican way of life.
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DAY 8: Sunday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
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DAY 9: Monday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
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DAY 10: Tuesday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
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DAY 11: Wednesday - Bob Marley Museum & Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records Restaurant
  • A trip into Kingston to Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records Restaurant is next on the ‘must do list’.
  • The track legend’s restaurant has lots of treats in store for you.
  • 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.
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DAY 12: Thursday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
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DAY 13: Friday - Immersion in the way of life at the Rastafarian village
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DAY 14: Saturday - Departure Day 

Free-time activities

Bob Marley Museum & Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records Restaurant 
Enjoy a relaxing day in Montego Bay exploring the white sandy beaches, shopping experience and the Jamaican way of life.
Concert/
Music
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs

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

What's Included

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 (CODE:MBJ)
Accommodation
Loft Style Cottages
Twin/Multi-Share Rooms
Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Breakfast and Dinner Included Daily - Vegan only (no meat or dairy products)
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)
$ 3,820
2 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,820
Average fees
$ 1,910 /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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Rastafarian Culture EduTour

Experience first-hand what it really means to live the Rastafarian way of life on this truly unique Learning Tour!

$1910/week

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