Community Tour with a private guide
The guided tour through the Flagstaff community allows visitors to discover the uniqueness of the Cockpit Country and interact with the residents of an active rural Jamaican community.
Flagstaff is located on the north western boundary of the cockpit country, approximately a one-hour drive from Montego Bay. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase foods and crafts produced in the Flagstaff community.
Flagstaff is the original site of one of Jamaica's earliest Maroon settlements.
As native residents, the Maroons developed longstanding traditions in organic farming and usage of local herbs for medicinal purposes. Historically Flagstaff reflects both the heritage of the Maroons as well as the story of the British occupation of Jamaica, reflected in the culture of the people.
Ongoing discoveries of artifacts and visible structures such as the Maroon/British burial sites, the British well and the swimming pool that was use to treat malaria patients in the aftermath of the 1795 maroon war.
Will meet at prearranged location 8am local time and make our way to the community.
On arrival to the community visitors will be introduced to the elders of the community While again being giving an over view of the tour and location of the facilities available.
visitors will then be taken on a tour of the community to view historical sites,local farms, schools and industries while interacting with the local community members.
Tour will end after lunch wherein visitors will be exposed to the local cuisine.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Will meet customer at any reputable location in montego Bay such as cruse ship terminal,hotels,guest houses and villas.
Specific details will be provided on booking.
End location: Will transport customer to original point of pick up otherwise requested by customer.
Duration: 4 hours
Transportation is a clean 2007/ 5 seater Toyota Noah with air-condition.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - to purchase insect repellent and water from local business if needed.
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The tour I asked for was not listed and was made for my wife and I. We asked to see the real people of Jamaica and where they live and to see some of the wonderful things that Jamaica has to offer and Michael did this for us. It's a beautiful country and more people should see this from someone like Michael G. 5 stars. Thanks Michael!!!