Did you know that there are places in Jamaica where you can experience authentic culture, learn about the history of local people as well as adventure through pristine underground caves? In Trelawny, you can take a tour where history, adventure and awe come alive. Cockpit Country Adventure Tours lets you discover one of the most pristine and culturally significant yet little-known part of Jamaica.
Guided by descendants of Maroons, you explore the caves of Cockpit Country, the hide outs used by Maroon warriors’ in their successful fight against the British. Journey into the dark underground caverns of the Printed Circuit cave, sculpted from weathered white limestone and exhibiting breathtaking formations and glittering reflections.
Become immersed in the quiet and eerie ecology, seeing an underground fresh water pool and nocturnal animals living a peaceful and unusual existence. Walk upright past uniquely formed stalactites, stalagmites and bacon rams, occasionally crawling on your knees or wiggling through the magnificence. Listen to folklore and stories that ignite humor and awe. Feel the essence of your spirituality awaken in the meditation room. Escape reality and experience the serenity that begs you explore the world down under’. Suddenly emerge, wet and muddy, saying “That was real adventure and I conquered it!”
Location and Logistics
Cockpit Country Adventure is located in the local parish of Trelawny between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, tours can be arranged every day of the week and typically last 3 hours. Head lamps and helmets provided. Guests should bring a change of clothing and footwear as you will get wet and muddy.
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