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“daytrip to the Blue Mountains on your own (by using cheap public transport)”
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Blue Mountains
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$238.50*
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Scenic Blue Mountain Hike from Kingston
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Kingston
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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.
Herentals, Belgium
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“daytrip to the Blue Mountains on your own (by using cheap public transport)”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

How to get to the Blue Mountains on your own, leaving from Kingston?

- Take bus 900 to Papine, leaving from the public transport centre Half Way Tree, or jump on it when passing Hope Road. Costs : only 80 JMD for a 30 minutes ride.

- After stop in Papine, cross the main square to find a minibus to Irish Town and Newcastle. This minibus will take you up in the hills, upto Red Light (last stop before minibus will turn back). Costs : only 100 JMD for a 30 minutes ride. Bad road!

- From Red Light on, you're on your own... Just follow the road, and after a 1 hour hike, and passing Rafjam B&B, you will reach Eits' cafe, which we recommend for a fresh fruit smoothie or a self grown salad. Prices are reasonable, friendly people. Robin, the owner's daughter, can provide you with a small map and more info about getting further up to Mount Edge and the Jamaican Defense Force Training Camp at St-Catherine's mountain.

- Lovely views while hiking, and we were there all by ourselves, enjoying the silence and nature.

- To go back from Eits' cafe : go down again to Red Light (1 hour walking ), wait for minibus (every half hour?) to take you to Papine (100 JM), get into bus 900 to take you to the transport centre of Half Way Tree again (80 JMD).

- We are sure there are taxi's available in Papine as well, to take you all the way up to Mount Edge etc... but we have no idea about the costs etc...

Make sure you leave early, so that you have time to relax and enjoy. We left at about 9am (transport centre) and got back about 5pm.

Enjoy this information, and the Blue Mountains!

Visited July 2013
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Jamaica
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“real hiking for the strong”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Love mountain climbing and hiking in the wild nature, then this vacation spot is just for you. It is a long journey but it worth the trip. Nestle in the heart of Kingston and over looking the eastern parishes, you never find a better experience.

Visited December 2012
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“Fun”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

We did the blue mountain bike tour. Lots of fun the scenery was unreal. Really fun time. Drive up in a bus and bike down. Lunch was provided. (Jerk chicken) mountain bikes were a bit crappy but still fun. Locals were selling bags of blue mountain coffee beans. It was cheap how ever we had already purchased some a few days prior. Do not forget your camera on this trip.

Visited July 2013
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Kingston, Jamaica
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“Nature untouched”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

I liked the journey to get there, then the unique trees, flowers, and edible plants that i had not seen before. I liked the cool climate and the experience of nature in its natural state. Reaching the peek brought a feeling of like you were in a 5000m race and finally you reach the finish line in first place (:-)

HOWEVER, I DISLIKED THE JOURNEY BACK, ITS WAS TOO STRESSFUL ON MY KNEES TO CLIMB DOWN THE SLOPE - GOING UP THE MOUNTAIN, AS THE WORD STATES, MOUNTAIN, YOU EXPECT THE SLOPE TO BE STEEP, BUT THE DESCENDING PART BROUGHT STRESS UPON ME..LOL.

Visited August 2012
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“Nature and outdoors at its best”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A trip to the blue mountains will invigorate your lungs....the air is fresh and crisp and temperature is just right. I enjoyed the sights, the birds, trees, and the stops along the way.... It's a lovely experience for a nature lover and the view is amazing, be sure to take a camera! Take your time on the way to the mountains, stop and enjoy the local cafe's and eateries - cafe blue, the Gap and get a taste of Jamaica!

Visited August 2012
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