Our journey begins in Kingston, where we will arrange transfers for you upon arrival to Forres Park which will be your birding base for the first 3 nights in Jamaica. This is a nature resort/spa set within a 60-acre coffee plantation in the Blue Mountains.
During your 3-night full board stay here, a packed breakfast and picnic lunch is included as well as a 3-course meal each evening. Your stay will be in a Superior Room with King or Queen Sized bed, jacuzzi and an uninterrupted view of the Blue Mountains.
This bountiful plantation is quite a draw for both local birds and neotropical migrants. It’s located in the centre of the Blue Mountains where they grow the finest coffee in the world.
Transfer to the Old Mine Trail, accompanied by a local bird guide. Afterwards lunch at Forres Park followed by some relaxed birding.
Early morning departure for birding at approx. 5.30 am to Abbey Green with a local Bird Guide and packed breakfast and lunch. Return to Forres Park for dinner.
Early morning departure for birding at between 5.00-6.30 (depending on time of year) to Hardwar Gap accompanied by a local Bird Guide. From here you will be transferred through the mountains to Hotel Mocking Bird Hill in the north coast’s Port Antonio with a replenishing packed lunch to sustain you. After enjoying a relaxing time in the gardens at Mocking Bird Hill there will be a 3-course evening meal at Mille Fleurs, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, after which you can retire at your leisure to your Garden View Room.
An early morning departure with packed breakfast and accompanied by a local Bird Guide to Ecclesdown, with optional trip to the Reich Falls for a cooling dip. Enjoy lunch at the village side pub on the return leg before return to the hotel to swim or relax before dinner.
A morning’s birding exploring Hotel Mocking Bird’s extensive gardens, listed as one of the best places for birdwatching in Jamaica, followed by a full breakfast on the Mille Fleurs terrace. Transfer to rafting on the Rio Grande, with rustic, traditional lunch picnic on the riverside. Opportunity to visit market and stroll in Port Antonio on the way back or be driven to Frenchman’s Cove beach.
Breakfast at Mille Fleurs, then an option to either return to Ecclesdown (starting from the south side) or go birding at New Eden. After a light lunch relax and enjoy light birding in the gardens at the hotel.
Leisurely morning at the hotel with lunch, before departing for Kingston.