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“Touring Coffee Factory” 5 of 5 stars
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Blue Mountains
Kingston, Jamaica
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Scenic Tour of Kingston
Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Owner description: Want a wild outdoor adventure that'll leave you breathless, exhilarated and home in time for supper? Then push your way through the dense tropical forest of the Blue Mountains for an afternoon that will feast your eyes and work your quads.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Touring Coffee Factory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had an excellent tour led by several members of staff and purchased a ridiculous amount of coffee to take home. Delicious and informative, the staff were expert, professional and dedicated to the quality of their product. Impressive stuff.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful mountain scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Our Blue and John Crow Mountain range lends to picturesque spots as far as your eyes can see.
The north side is always lush and green whereas the southside does not get as much rain. Our Forestry Deparment remains vigilant about planting continuously.
The peolpe you meet along the way are warm and hospitable, and like to share their produce, sometimes for a nominal charge.
Depending on the season, a Kingstonian will return home with an array of fruit and berries that can only bear at those higher altitudes.
Note, alot of the areas are only 4 wheel drive accesible, including the lovely Cinchona Gardens..

Visited April 2013
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west palm
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I went via car thru some if the Blue Mountains and I was in awe of the scenery.

For the physically active, there are lots of folks that join walking clubs and walk up the roadways while carrying water and walking sticks/poles. There are also organized bicycle tours.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Beautiful view, cold atmosphere. It is indeed a journey to take to reach blue mountains but it is worth it. It has a serene vibe and is very quiet. The bliss of nature really will warm your heart.

Visited July 2012
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Hamden, Connecticut
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“Blue Mountain Peak The Top Of The World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Blue Mountain Peak is on of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and I have around the world and have seen some awesome sights. I live in New England and have hiked in Vermont, NH, Maine and CT all of which the Appalachian Trail passes through. To hike to the Peak you must first get to Whitfield Hall which is located at the start of the assent to the top. Formally a coffee plantation house it currently serves as a bed and breakfast. Although many people start their hike at 2 or 3 am to reach the peak at Sunrise I chose to start the journey in late afternoon so I could enjoy the scenery on the way up. It is a relatively easy climb although in some places the track is quite narrow. It took me 2 to 3 hours taking a moderate pace. Upon reaching the peak, 7400 feet above sea level. it was starting to get dark and the mountains were shrouded in fog so visibility was limited. There is structure at the top with concrete walls and a tin roof that I choose as my sleeping spot. The next morning I woke up early again in the mist of the clouds but as the sun was rising it broke though and offered an unbelievable vista. I could see for miles in every direction and Kingston was crystal clear in the distance to the south. After enjoying the view and taking some photos I packed up my gear and headed back down the mountain. The descent was no problem and there are trails to Mavis Bank where public transport is available. It takes a bit of doing to accomplish this but there are tour guides available that will drive you to Whitfield Hall and guide you top the top and back if you so decide. Obviously wear good hiking shoes / boots and several water bottles as well as warm clothing as it can get quite cool / cold depending on the time of day and weather conditions. One of my best hikes ever.

Visited July 2012
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