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“The perfect way to relax and enjoy Jamaica!”
Review of Rio Grande

Rio Grande
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$128.75*
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Bikini Beach, Blue Lagoon and Rio Grande Day Trip from Runaway Bay or Ocho Rios
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$310.50*
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Blue Lagoon, Monkey Island and Rio Grande Rafting Tour
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$222.00*
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Rio Grande Rafting with Blue Lagoon and Monkey Island from Kingston
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We enjoyed a leisurely two and half hour trip down the Rio Grande River on a bamboo raft made by our captain. The Rio Grande is clear and clean with five or six small rapids to make the rafting a little more interesting. Our captain was entertaining; he told us about life along the river, how to become a Rio Grande River boat captain, and how rafting trips began in 1911 when Errol Flynn asked whether people instead of bananas could be transported. Each boat holds two people and the January 2014 cost was $72 per raft.

A highlight of the trip was our visit to Belinda's very rustic restaurant about one-half down the river. Don't forget to tell your captain that you want to stop there for lunch so that he can call ahead and make sure she has food for you. I recommend the crayfish in a spicy coconut sauce and the fricasseed chicken.

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Nice trip to the river then board the "banana boat" (bamboo raft that was originally designed to move bananas from the plantations). Liquid refreshment was available from a vendor along the river and lunch was available cooked on wood fired hot stone stove. (I opted for crayfish, Deb for chicken)

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Had the pleasure of doing the Rafting Experience in Sep 2013! Did NOT pick a good day as it absolutely dashed with rain all day - however the team provided us with blankets and umbrellas to keep us comfortable. In the rain this was the most magical experience, such a beautiful country and a delightful guide who made jokes, sang and chatted all the way. It was paradise. In the sunshine be sure to take plenty of sun cream as you are exposed out on the water!

Thank TravelKing202
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Nice and relaxing. Belinda's food half way down was fantastic! My daughter sways it's the best chicken she's ever had. I don't know how you order in advance, but if you find out, do it. We lucked out she had an extra meal.

Thank lakeanna
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

really peaceful and picturesque adventure with some excitement and a delicious meal halfway cooked over an open fire

Thank jack f
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