Explore the historic Good Hope Estate, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) plantation, during this excursion from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. Follow your guide through tours of the lush grounds, the onsite Colonial Village and the former plantation buildings. Take a dip in the plantation's pool and stroll along the banks of the Martha Brae River. Opt to upgrade your tour with river tubing, ziplining and a tour of the Great House. Round-trip transportation from your hotel is included.
- A full-day visit to the historic Good Hope Estate
- Wander the estate’s 2,000 acres, taking in the verdant plant life
- Gawk at exotic and indigenous birds in the 9,000-square-foot aviary
- Stroll along the Martha Brea River
- Take a dip in the estate’s swimming pool
- Upgrade to choose from several optional activities, including ATV riding, ziplining, river tubing, rum tasting, and visiting a pottery studio
After pickup at your Montego Bay or Ocho Rios hotel, board a comfortable minivan for the journey to the Good Hope Estate.
Upon arrival at the 18th-century plantation, disembark and follow your guide on a full-day tour of the grounds.
Wander the plantation's 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of lush plant life and historic structures. Stroll along the bucolic Martha Brae River, looking for native wildlife. Take in the plantation buildings; the ancient church, hospital buildings and living quarters. Swim in the estate’s pool and relax in the leisure area, and visit the 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) interactive aviary, filled with exotic and indigenous birds.
Upgrade to take a guided tour of Good Hope Great House or to choose from several on-site activities, including ATV riding, ziplining, river tubing, and rum tasting. Please see Itinerary section for a full list of upgrade options.
When your day of experiencing the history and rustic ambiance of Good Hope Estate is over, enjoy drop-off back at your Montego Bay or Ocho Rios hotel.
Cultural Explorers option
Take a guided tour of the historic Good Hope House, with its rustic stone-and-wood-beam interior, and then indulge in a rum tasting. Appleton Estate Rum, made nearby, is an excellent, smooth rum with an exceptional taste of the terroir of Jamaica. You can also see the grounds from a horse-drawn carriage.
Thrill Seekers option
More activities await, this time for the real thrill seeker. In addition to attending the rum tasting, you can fly through the air on the Good Hope zipline, 45 feet above the ground; inner-tube down designated waterways through the property; take a tour of the pottery studio, where you’ll meet David Pinto, one of Jamaica’s best-known potters; ride an ATV or dune buggy through part of the area to get a different perspective on the place; and see if you can conquer the challenge course — a grown-up jungle gym.
Ultimate Thrill Seekers option
With this option, prepare for a full day of fun and adventure. Every option is open to the Ultimate Thrill Seeker, so you’ll get the most out of this exciting and historic plantation and estate. In addition to the Thrill Seekers activities, enjoy the guided tour of the historic Good Hope Great House and take the horse-and-carriage ride around the grounds.