Green Grotto Caves:
Following pickup from your Ocho Rios hotel, travel along Jamaica's coast to the Green Grotto Caves.
Upon arrival, note the green algae covering the walls, giving the cave its name. Walk past many different types of limestone rock formations, including an impressive number of stalagmites and stalactites. View a pristine, crystal-clear underground lake located deep within the cave.
Durning your hour-long stop here, learn about the caves' interesting history as an escape route for the Jamaican people during the 17th century. Look for native cave life forms like bats and barnacles, and free to ask your guide any questions before climbing back into your vehicle and heading for Dunn's River Falls.
Dunn's River Falls:
Travel about 25 minutes back towards Ocho Rios to Dunn's River Falls, one of Jamaica's most famous natural wonders. The falls were also featured in both the James Bond movie Dr. No and Cocktail starring Tom Cruise.
Relax on the waterfalls' adjacent sundeck, swim in the lagoon at the bottom or head for the nearby sandy beach. If you're feeling adventurous, follow your guide on the climb to the top of the 600-foot (180-meter) falls. Put on some non-slip water shoes (available for rental at the welcome center) and start up the terraced falls, the rocks naturally forming 'steps' for you to climb. Along the way, stop in one of the many pools to relax and cool off. Reach the top for panoramic views of the surrounding rainforest.
After about an hour at Dunn's River Falls, return to your hotel in Ocho Rios for drop-off.