Rastafarian Indigenous Village Tour From Montego Bay
Escape to a hidden Rasta Village where drums and chants welcome you. Experience authentic Rastafarian way of life,culture and philosophy. Learn about there history, traditional practices and lifestyle of the movement that started in Jamaica and that has become an international symbol of the island.
Come experience authentic Rastafarian way of life,culture and philosophy. Learn about there history, traditional practices and lifestyle of the movement that started in Jamaica, that has become an international symbol of the island. The tour begins with a nature walk through tropical woodlands and across a low river. As you approach you’ll hear the drumming and chanting of the Rastafarians. Once you arrive to the village you will be greeted with a welcome drink. Be invited to sample in season Jamaican fruits and vegan food prepared in the community.
On the tour you’ll learn about Rastafarian life including the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Heillie Selassi. The chef then gives a tour of the village kitchen, showing the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Rastafarian cooking, showing the nutritional and culinary importance of each ingredient. Then you’ll be lead through the village herb library where your guide will explain the medicinal properties of the many herbs grown there and see those which scientists are beginning to investigate for their use in scientific remedies.
The village contains a meditative labyrinth you can walk around and engage in your own private contemplation. The tour ends on a musical note with a traditional drum and chanting session in the centre of the village. Herbal tea and fresh fruits are served to you whilst you listen. You may even be invited to join the drummers at the end of the session. Traditional jewelry, clothing and herbal remedies are made and sold in the village.
Private Tour Inclusion
Days Available: Monday – Saturday
Operating Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Pick up Time: 10:00am or 3:30pm
Tour Duration: 3.5 Hours.
Included: Private Round Trip Transfer, Admission, Gift Shop, Ital Meals/Snacks Available (Ital Food is cooked without salt, vegan, and fruits in season), Beverages: Coconut water, sugar cane, Souvenirs, and drinks on sale.
Things to take: Camera and pocket money