Excursions & day trips
‘You'll feel at one with nature as you glide down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft,' says, Tania, one of our local guides. This truly Jamaican experience is one of the highlights of this tour along with the chance to watch a wow-factor natural phenomenon at the Luminous Lagoon. The magic of nature makes the waters glow an electric blue here – so a swim in the neon deep, plus a Jamaican dinner and limbo show, make this tour a bucket-list must.At Miss Martha's Herb Garden, you'll learn how to build a bamboo raft before hopping on to one, ready to float downstream. Your very own raftsman will pilot you downriver, so you can sit back and take in the tropical scenery. Along the way, your guide will tell tales of local folklore and introduce you to the importance of wild herbs in traditional Jamaican medicine and cuisine.After rafting, you'll drive through the historic town of Falmouth – birthplace of local Olympic hero, Usain Bolt – and see St Peter's Anglican Church, one of the oldest churches in Jamaica. Next up is the star of the show. ‘This lagoon is one of only four of its kind anywhere in the world. That's why I find it such a special, magical place,' says Tania. Arriving at the Luminous Lagoon just after sunset, you'll have time to take a swim in the glowing neon waters. Finally, there's a welcome drink and a Jamaican dinner made from locally sourced ingredients as you watch an entertaining limbo dancing show.