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Good Hope Plantation

Portland Cottage Clarendon | Portland Cottage, Jamaica
1(876)5055095
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Ranked #71 of 224 Attractions in Jamaica
Type: Historic Sites, Farms
Activities: Horseback riding
Description: Formerly one of Jamaica's largest slave-holding estates, now a scenic spot for hiking and horseback riding.
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Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My son's one request for our trip was zip lining. Since I was absolutely not interested I looked for a package tour that included zip and more. This was the perfect pick!!! The plantation was just amazing. Our party included myself, my sister and 3 teen boys. We are in love! First we did the tubing and loved it, we... More

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a Georgian style mansion up on top of a hill that played a part in Jamaican history. It's variety of owner's use of slaves and later in history for the owner's emancipation of his slaves. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and articulate about the history of the house and it's furnishings. The grounds are beautiful and well... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I are visiting Jamaica for the second time but this is our first time using Chukka Tours and our first time visiting the Good Hope Plantation. Our day started out promising. I booked the Cultural Experience, which boasted a tour of the great house, a rum tasting, a carriage ride an aviary and more. My husband paid... More

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Highland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The original excursion we had purchased was not available, so the good folks at Chukka Adventures inquired if we'd like to change our excursion to the Ultimate Thrill Seekers package on a different day. I was somewhat skeptical we'd have fun since my wife doesn't care for heights and this package included: Zip Lines, Dune Buggy's, ATVs, Rum tasting, River... More

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California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This plantation is part of the Chukka Adventures which makes the visit a bit confusing in the way of an identity crisis. The plantation is the historical side of it but the rest of the ground is set up for atv's, ripcord lines, obstacle type courses,etc. There is an aviary that is probably the worst I have ever seen. The... More

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Guilford, Indiana
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

An excursion from the Royal Caribbean cruise i took. We took a bus to the welcome center. It was a very narrow curvy road and every time we came to a curve the driver honked his horn. Look out here we come!. At the welcome center we were served a light lunch of jerk chicken , greens and some kind... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was in a group of 26 and the staff at the front desk was so confused about making sure we had our water shoes and locks for the lockers then they weren't clear about the dune buggies and atv's we waited for over an hour the use the atv/buggies we told the staff that we had to leave at... More

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Winter Garden, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My family of three reserved a tour to the Good Hope Plantation through the Royal Caribbean cruise we were on. Our adult daughter whom was traveling with us is a historian, so we were very interested in this excursion. We met up with our tour group at the far end of the port area (look for the white tents). The... More

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My mom and I did a guided tour of the house and grounds through our cruise ship in May. We boarded a tour bus inside the enclosed port area at Falmouth and traveled about 20 minutes to the estate. The drive there was interesting -- we saw a few villages, sugar cane fields, banana trees, bamboo, etc -- and the... More

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Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wow. This place had it all. The house was stunning. The tour guide was passionate about it and that made the experience more enjoyable. The slave quarters and auction house were moving and the history fascinating. Check out the water wheel. There are all sorts of action adventure tours available within the grounds. You couldn't do everything in one day.

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