Explore the majestic Blue Mountains by taking a hike up Jamaica’s tallest peak on this 8-10 hours tour. Escape the busy, broiling coastal regions and explore the cooler side of Jamaican life with a hike to the Blue Mountain Peak, which stands 7,200 feet tall. This area boasts many spectacular scenic views and diverse flora and fauna and an abundance of bird species including the national bird of Jamaica, the doctor bird. This trip is a must for anyone who loves nature and hiking. Lunch is included.
Breakfast for sunrise hike or lunch for daylight hike
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Optional Coffee Farm Tour
What's Not Included
National Park Fee ($20usd)
CHILD: Age: 12 - 12
ADULT: Age: 13 - 65
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Bring warm clothing, a light raincoat and comfortable walking shoes/boots
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
The adventure begins with pickup from your Kingston hotel, accommodation at 6:30AM or 12AM. After a briefing on the day's activities, climb into the comfortable 4-wheel drive and travel approximately an hour up to Mavis Bank. The hike begins at Abbey Green, which sits at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,524 meters).
The Blue Mountain is situated in the Blue and John Crow Mountain, which is a World Heritage Site. The first part of the trail is called Jacob’s Ladder, a steep and winding path that takes you straight up the side of the Blue Mountain. The distance to the peak from here is 5.8 miles (9.2km). The spectacular scenic views along the way will amaze you – and keep an eye out for bird species including chestnut-bellied cuckoo, rufous-throated solitaire, crested quail dove and the national bird of Jamaica, the doctor bird.
Admission Ticket Included
Blue Mountain Peak
This is the highest point in Jamaica at 7402ft (2256m). It is said that on a clear day you can see Cuba from the Blue Mountain Peak. This area is also famous for its coffee. Cap the day off with a visit to a Jamaican coffee farm, where you can enjoy a taste of Blue Mountain coffee and an authentic Jamaican lunch. Finally, your driver will return you to your Kingston hotel, where the tour ends.
Admission Ticket Included
Blue Mountain hike - unforgettable!
Ernest H, 06-11-2019
This hike was simply amazing. Transportation worked nicely - changed from a regular car to 4-wheel drive when the road got steep and bumpy
The hike started promptly upon arrival at 2:10 in the morning. The entire 11 km of the path is well maintained, but it is a l-o-o-ong walk - not for beginners! My guide, Hopeton Livingstone Willis, was amazingly patient, supportive and understanding. Hopeton is the guide you wish for whether you are an expert or someone who needs an additional break, without pressure, now and then. Unfortunately we did not have a view at the peak, but skies cleared on the way down, and sunshine enhanced the splendor of this unique mountain world. Once we made it back to the hostel, a delicious breakfast with local coffee awaited. We were back at the hotel in no time thanks to entertaining conversations with both drivers. This is the most demanding hike in all of Jamaica - go do it! You won't regret embarking on this adventure.
This was a great time. Arrival was at the decided time not “Island Time”. The drive showcased the mountains. At the head of the trail is where we began. The hike to Blue Ridge summit was physically difficult, but well rewarded with views of the island. Unfortunately from the summit a cloud had descended on us so we could not see the whole island, but a short ways down we were rewarded with a great view.
Make sure to wear some type of sturdy tennis shoe or better, bring a couple snacks and water.
Average time up is 3 hrs. I was able to finish it in 2:20min. Speed won’t get you to the rewards, determination will.
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