A guided gentle half-hour hike through virgin forest up to the McKenzie Falls which tumble into a tributary of the Rio Grande, the Sarah River (pronounced “Say”). Here you’ll be able to take a dip and bathe in the crystal clear river. We can almost guarantee that unlike some of Jamaica’s other waterfalls this will be alone!
A short walk down to enjoy lunch at our favourite local bar. You will be served an apéritif of Coconut Water , eat traditional-style Jamaican food and afterwards you will no doubt be invited to partake in a game of dominoes, Jamaica’s national pastime – are you up to the challenge?!
After one or two games it’s time to be welcomed aboard your bamboo raft by your Captain, who will take you for a leisurely ride down the Rio Grande. These rafts are 4’ wide & 33’ long, traditionally used to transport bananas and produce in the Port Antonio area, and make for one of Jamaica’s best rafting trips, gliding you effortlessly along the 7 miles of calm water and allowing you to view the lush vegetation and endemic birds.
Depart from: Port Antonio, 9.00 am, from Kingston/Ochos Rios, 8.30am
Grade of difficulty: easy
* Return transfer
* Ferry ride across the Rio Grande
* Guided gentle half-an-hour hike (one-way to McKenzie waterfalls) & time to bathe in the river and under the falls
* Refreshing drink (Coconut water) and lunch
* Opportunity to partake in Jamaica’s national past time – dominoes
* Rio Grande Bamboo Raft Trip
Price: From Port Antonio | For 2-6 people , US$ 130, per person | 7-12 people, €117 per person
From Kingston or Ochos Rios | For 2-6 people, US$ 175, per person | 7-12 people, €168 per person