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Internationally, Trench Town is perhaps one of the most known neighbourhoods in Kingston, yet among travellers there is often considerable anxiety about making a visit. Jamaica Cultural Enterprises offers a wide variety of tours that include trips to Trench Town, from a simple shuttle service to music and city tours. We visit not because we are adrenaline junkies and enjoy the feeling of putting our lives at risk. As a tour company we make every effort to keep our guests and the staff we work work with as safe as possible. We offer tours of Trench Town firstly because we have assessed the situation and find that the risk of being harmed is minimal. We have been offering tours of Kingston, Jamaica for close to 10 years now so we know of which we speak. Most important though is that a tour of Trench Town allows for a glimpse into the Jamaica that is not usually shown on post cards and allows tourists to better understand the political, social and economic situation of the country.
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Here's how you get the best of both worlds: stay in Ocho Rios close to the beach but take one of our tours that departs from the North Coast and journeys into the heart of cultural Jamaica. On our tour you will eat great local food, have soul stirring conversations with Rastas, visit the internationally renowned Bob Marley Museum, admire the energy and vibrancy of Kingston street art, be taken care of by our knowledgeable and friendly tour guides, and more.
Bob Marley Museum
Street mural art project
National Heroes Park
Group Tour Cost:
USD100 per adult (12+); USD60 for children 5 - 11; Free for children below the age of 5
Group Tour Inclusions:
All entry fees
Comfortable air conditioned transportation
Group Tour Exclusions:
Private Tour Cost:
USD250 for a total of 4 participants. This cost includes expert guide, comfortable air conditioned transportation, and bottled water. It excludes entry fees.
Money for souvenirs, lunch
Extra bottled water
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Our walking tours are baaaack.
If you have a desire to get into the heart of Kingston, why not come hang out with us? We aim to do a walking tour every Thursday and on the last Sunday of every month. On Thursdays we don't charge, you just pay for your own bus fare, entry fees, and lunch. Why is it free? It's a great training tool for our guides to hone their skills and we do accept tips.
From your perspective this is an excellent way to see the city up close, it's free, it's safe, it's fun.
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I love the city but one of my favourite places to visit is the Blue Mountains. The air is cooler, the pace is slower, and I am always treated to good coffee. On the Jamaica Cultural Enterprises tour, you get the added benefit of smaller group size, knowledgeable and expert guides, and great conversation. All in all a superior experience.
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It's in our name, the fact that our tours focus on Jamaican culture. We also love when culture is fun. Above is a pic from a recent visit to a Maroon community in Portland. The energy was high, the drumming was hypnotic, and the vibes were positive, a celebration of life over adversity. And then after our guests cooled down in the river. All in all, an excellent day out.
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Between May and November in Jamaica we experience most of the rainfall for the year. This year has been a very active one with respect to tropical storms and hurricanes, and while we've thankfully been spared a direct hit, we've gotten quite a bit of rain. This isn't spoiling our fun however, and usually in Kingston when it rains, it's a short sudden burst, and then it's back to blue skies.
We invite you to come explore the outdoors with us in the sunshine, and in the rain.
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The abeng, an instrument made from animal horn, is part and parcel of Maroon culture. By blowing through it Maroons, runaway slaves who maintained free communities, could communicate with each other, sending messages that were impossible or the untrained ear to decipher. Its sound was said to drive terror into the hearts of the British. Usually the abeng is seen as a symbol of freedom. However, because the Maroons eventually signed peace treaties and would be used by the British to suppress slave and anti-colonial uprisings, their symbolism is complicated. It can be argued therefore that the abeng represents not just resistance and struggle but disunity and co-optation. What would lead to this very challenging set of circumstances? These are questions we get answered when we visit Maroon communities and delve deeper into Jamaican history. History after all is never a simple thing.
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In 1997 I was very excited. Wole Soyinka, the great Nigerian playwright was coming to Jamaica and "The Beatification of Area Boy" was to be staged. I got a ticket and I went to Ward Theatre to see the play. It was a grand theatre, and even though I had what I now realise was a terrible seat (far away and high up), I was happy. I felt I was participating in something great in the best possible location. The Ward Theatre unfortunately since then has significantly deteriorated but this year the long talked about plan to refurbish the theatre was revived and actual work begun. This is a good thing for the city of Kingston as this building has been around for many important moments, both theatrical and non theatrical, in our history.
Certainly in terms of local theatre, the Ward has been an important location, and for decades hosted the annual Pantomime productions featuring the likes of Louise Bennett and Randolph Williams. Many travelling productions took place at Ward Theatre and Paul Robeson performed at the theatre in 1948. Our two major political parties were founded at the Ward Theatre. The theatre was also a place where Marcus Garvey spoke and staged productions. And on. What a pity the building has fallen so low but again how wonderful that there seems to be a commitment on the part of the parish council to revive it.
Even in its current condition it's an arresting building and tours which give more detail of the history can be scheduled. This theatre for many reasons, but primarily because it's been silent witness to Kingston's transformation, is on our list of recommended places to visit when you're in the city.
At 1:51, 2:47 in the YouTube video below is footage of the Ward Theatre (look behind the graceful dancers).
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For the record let me state up front that I'm vegetarian. I have however eaten a great deal of meat in my life, and a huge part of that has been curry goat. I've had good goat and I've had bad goat, but until I started this tour company it never struck me that visitors found goat "exotic". Most of our guests are interested in experiencing Jamaican culture so they will jump right in. Others have to be coaxed. Others refuse. The ones who refuse are missing out. Well prepared curry goat is delicious, and it is definitely something, if you're a meat eater, to try while on the island.
Here are Google search results for "curry goat Jamaica review".
On our food tour curry goat is one of the menu options, and though you do not have to have it, it has not once gotten a bad reception. If you think about it, many people eat lamb and sheep and think nothing of it. Both goats and sheep are small ruminants and stem from the same sub family Caprinae, although they are different species of animals. Although they are differences in behaviour, both animals are similar enough that people often get them mixed up. Goat also is one of the most consumed meats globally.
Give curry goat a try on your trip to Jamaica.
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Our tours are not very beach-y but there are a few choice water locations that we visit. Of course Reach Falls is on the list. In comparison with other sites it's small and low key, which we like. There are a number of ways to access the falls but the safest bet is to go through the park operated by the Jamaican government which offers a guided experience, well tended gardens, and facilities such as toilets and changing rooms. It's a beautiful location, mostly quiet on week days, and we recommend a visit.
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