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#1 PrecisePlans

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    Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:32 PM

    Does anyone have this information? I am trying to coordinate a scenic tour for my guests that is very inexpensive. Any ideas??

    #2 Spazz

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      Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

      This site has a lot of ideas:

      JAMAICA - A premier caribbean travel destination featuring the resort areas of Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Kingston, Port Antonio and South Coast.

      #3 PrecisePlans

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        Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:57 PM

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        Originally Posted by MomentUs
        Hello- I just recently got married at the RIU in Ocho Rios and I took a few of my guests to Dunns River Falls which is only about 15 minutes away from the resort. The tour bus that we arranged with was Lee's Tours (Welcome to Lees Taxi and Tours Jamaica by Lees Elite Travel & Tours Ltd., Taxi and Tours in Jamaica, Jamaica Taxi and Tours - www.leestaxiandtoursjamaica.com - info@leestaxiandtoursjamaica.com). You can arrange with them and they will take you anywhere that you would like to go for a great deal. I would suggest not going on one of the RIU tour buses as they don't allow you as much freedom and time to enjoy Jamaica. Norma is the rep that helped us and she was great. The drivers are great as well!

        MomentUs, how big was the tourbus? Was it one of the nicer ones? I'm thinking about just arranging the Bob Marley tour w/ a shopping stop. I have alot of older guests attending and they may not be able to do the Dunns River Falls. Do you know about how much it would be to do something like that. I am arranging for my guests to split the costs. Thanks for the email. I will also contact them.

        #4 PrecisePlans

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          Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:26 PM

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          Originally Posted by MoBride
          I am working with Lee's tours as well and highly recomend them. Norma is actually an owner (Lee's wife I believe) she has been very helpful.
          I emailed Lee's Tours and the email bounced back. Do you have another contact for this company? Thanks!

          #5 Heidi

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            Posted 10 October 2007 - 04:51 PM

            ah, I can definitely help! Since I'm still off from work, I decided to be productive and do wedding stuff for the majority of the day. And I'm *borrowing* Maureen's wonderful booklet idea.

            Today, I priced out a few of the available excursions. Here's my info, straight from my new booklet! (though prices are for 2007, not 2008!!!)-

            Dunns River Falls & Park
            Dunn's River Falls is one of Jamaica's national treasures and is the number one ranked tourist destination in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Tip: Cruise ships arrive on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so the falls will be packed then! Last ‘Falls Climb’ begins at 4pm. Falls open at 8:30am.
            Cost per person: US$15 (adult); US$12 (child)
            Dunns River Falls

            Chukka Cove Canopy Tour
            Nine traverses, from 105 feet to 660 feet apart, have you
            swinging through the Laughlands River gorge, a giant valley carved from the surrounding mountain by ancient waters (a
            sparkling river still flows through it). After leaving the valley, you really fly, embarking on a series of long throws – with the last traverse being 600 feet long. Here, after removing your
            equipment, you unwind from your exhilarating adventure with a walk through the flowering trees of Cranbrook. Departures are at 9am and 1pm.
            Cost per person: US$88Duration: 4 hours
            Chukka Caribbean Adventures

            Wilderness ATV Tours
            The expedition starts at our Outpost at Reynolds Pier, and continues up on the trail into the interior where guests explore the real Jamaica. The tour continues up to Ochi's highest peak, Murphy Hill, which overlooks Ocho Rios' entire picturesque shoreline, with an incredible view of 30-40 miles of coastal landscape, 1,800 feet above sea level where guests are offered a refreshing drink. Tour times are at 9am and 1pm, and are available seven days a week. Round trip transfers are included.
            Cost per person: US$59
            Adventure ATV Tours: Wilderness ATV Tours, Ocho Rios, Jamaica

            Chukka Cove Horseback Ride ‘n Swim
            Saddle up for the 3 hour horseback ride through historic St. Ann. The tour takes you through Richmond and Llandovery, two of the oldest sugar estates on the island, with property titles
            dating back to the 1660’s and along the beachfront to Chukka Cove’s private beach.

            Cost per person: US$76
            Duration: 3 hours
            Chukka Caribbean Adventures

            Dolphin Cove
            Swim with Dolphins, Swim with the Sharks, Interact with Stingrays (Barbs removed), Captain you own Mini-Boat or go Glass Bottom Kayaking on the Caribbean Ocean, enjoy a splash in the turquoise ocean or relax on the pearl white beach. Dolphin Cove is Jamaica’s #1 Marine Attraction, where visitors are sure to have the
            experience of a lifetime.

            Cost per person: Varies with experience (see website for details)
            Welcome to Dolphin Cove

            Coyaba River Garden & Museum
            Each visit to Coyaba is a new encounter with beauty, curiosity and nature. The seasons are marked by newly flowering plants and trees. The time of day by the reflection of sunlight on the water.

            Take a guided tour through the garden, amidst meandering streams and ponds, climb Mahoe Falls and dip in the pool at the base of the Falls...a photographers dream, wander on your own, or dream away the hours to the roar of falling water.
            Coyaba River Garden and Museum and Mahoe Waterfalls, Ocho Rios Jamaica

            Bob Marley Tour (Zion Bus Line)
            Our authentic Jamaican Country Bus, the “Zion Bus Line”, will take you on a unique tour from Island Village in Ocho Rios to the final resting place of the King of Reggae, Bob Marley. This
            pilgrimage has been specifically designed for Reggae enthusiasts and hardcore Bob Marley fans, who would like to visit the “Graceland” of Reggae. This is a Reggae experience you can’t miss. Limited to 25 passengers.

            Cost per person: US$73
            Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes
            Chukka Caribbean Adventures


            **All prices are for 2007, and may change for 2008!**
            Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

            #6 PrecisePlans

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              Posted 10 October 2007 - 06:18 PM

              Wow Heidi! This is great info. Are these only given through Chukka Caribbean Tours or is this booked through the resort?

              Also, do you know if this vendor or any vendor will customize a tour specifically for our group? If I'm looking for a low impact tour (I have alot of older guests coming), do you know if they would they be able to recommend or constuct a seightseeing, shopping and lunch excursion?

              #7 Spazz

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                Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:12 PM

                Heidi, That is great, I'm definitely going to have to steal that from you (Hope you don't mind...)!!!

                How was your massage today?

                #8 Heidi

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                  Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:13 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Lizz
                  Heidi, That is great, I'm definitely going to have to steal that from you (Hope you don't mind...)!!!

                  How was your massage today?
                  if I didn't want people to steal, I wouldn't have posted it!

                  The massage was great!!!! Thanks again to all of you!
                  Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

                  #9 Heidi

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                    Posted 10 October 2007 - 10:16 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by md_ocr
                    Wow Heidi! This is great info. Are these only given through Chukka Caribbean Tours or is this booked through the resort?

                    Also, do you know if this vendor or any vendor will customize a tour specifically for our group? If I'm looking for a low impact tour (I have alot of older guests coming), do you know if they would they be able to recommend or constuct a seightseeing, shopping and lunch excursion?
                    Chukka Caribbean is only the Canopy Tour & Bob Marley (though they offer a lot more!). They're all different vendors; most seem to include round trip travel in their packages. Just go to each of those websites for more info. I actually just researched all of this; so it's not just somewhere through someone. I went onto tripadvisor.com and looked up the top tourist activities that had good reviews & ratings and went from there.
                    Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

                    #10 PrecisePlans

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                      Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:19 PM

                      Okay good. Thanks Heidi for all of your hard work!!




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