Tour the rum distillery at Appleton Estate, which produces Jamaica’s most popular rum. Visit the magnificent YS Falls, where you’ll have time to swim and relax. Enjoy lunch and take a boat ride on the Black River, home to the Jamaican crocodile.
What to Expect
Experience a different side of Jamaica and discover that the country is so much more than a beach!
Begin this full-day tour enjoying a scenic drive through the hills of Jamaica as you head to the home of Appleton Rum. On the Appleton Estate rum tour you’ll take a journey through time to learn about the history of rum and get an inside look at how the finest rum in the world is made.
Visit the distillery to see the copper pot stills that impart their distinctive character to the rums and are unique to Appleton. Visit the ageing house where the rums rest in oak barrels.
After the tour you’ll have a chance to sample the full range of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums and enjoy a cocktail in the well-stocked bar. You can visit the gift shop as well, where you’ll find the full range of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums as well as a variety of Appleton souvenirs on offer.
Continue on through the hills of St. Elizabeth to what seems to be a small shop on the side of a long country road. You’ll board a jitney that will take you through a forest into a landscape of waterfalls surrounded by lush gardens and magnificent trees.
There are 7 waterfalls in all, several of which cascade into natural pools. Lifeguards on site will indicate which areas are open for swimming. There is a natural pool that’s fed by underground and above-ground springs that is suitable for children and those not able to swim.
Once you leave this tropical oasis your tour continues to the Black River on the south coast. Stop en route for a local Jamaican lunch before boarding the boat for a nature expedition on Jamaica's longest river. As you cruise the Black River, you’ll see native wildlife, including various species of birds and the Jamaican crocodile.
At the end of the boat tour you’ll board the bus for the scenic drive back to Jamaica’s north coast.
- Transportation by air-conditioned car/bus/coach
- Admission to Appleton Estate and YS Falls
- Black River boat ride
- Local Jamaican lunch