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From the moment we meet you at Montego Bay Gardens, you'll know this is a special place. A space we have created to connect you to Rastafari, to make universal human connections, and to preserve and protect our Rasta culture of humanity. As we trud...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Indigenous Rastafarian Village excursion was Excellent! We learned about their cultures and way of life. They are very resourceful people, nothing goes to waste. We engaged in their Chants and Music! It’s truly a must on the TO DO LIST, while in Jamaica!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LovesToTravelIslands
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Rastafari Indigenous Village, we appreciate that you took time to share your Jamaica vacation with us. With each visitor we are enriched. Blessings

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very friendly, safe driver. Would highly recommend! Very flexible as to where he will take you. Very informative about historical sites.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bonnie W
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your experience of getting to the Village. We appreci-love that it was a positive one and that your complete experience was informative and tailor made for you. We never forget that when visiting our island our travelers take a leap of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 20 (14 adults and 6 children), out for an evening of fun with family and friends. The members of the Rastafarian Village welcomed us very warmly. We were educated about the Rastafarian way of life and visited the places where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Greetings, Thank you for choosing to visit with us as a group. What a wonderful way to spend your time in Jamaica, sharing with friends and family. It is always a learning experience for us to share and with groups there is so much more...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019

I initially had a little trouble booking this tour as an independent traveler. I didn't get any responses to my emails - but hit the right note via facebook messanger (prompt responses) Another person on the tour also booked via airbnb experiences so that appears...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trav3lG1rl
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW, great, thank you so much for your very detailed and positive review. We appreciate the time that you took to visit with us and to write this review. I am sure it will be helpful for other travellers. We are working on our communication...More

Reviewed 9 February 2019

I reaallly enjoyed this experience an would highly recommend for anyone looking to explore Rastafarianism. It's not religious overload and is very safe for all cultural backgrounds. The drive into the village was fuuuuuun!

Date of experience: March 2018
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EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Blessed love, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and to share your experience and journey to the Village. We are always appreci-loving our interactions which enrich our lives as well. Give thanks

Reviewed 26 January 2019

We signed up for this excursion during our cruse to the Panama Canal. I am so glad we did! We had to cross a creek to get to their village, which was actually refreshing and fun. A tribe member, Queen 1, escorted us through beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings, please forgive our delay in responding to your very wonderful review. We really do not take the time our travellers take to sit and write a review for granted and appreciate everyone's comments as they help us to grow and improve. Our aim is...More

Reviewed 22 November 2018

We enjoyed (fulljoyed!) the tour and everyone was so kind and welcoming. Our tour guide was Gareth and he was terrific, knowledgable, friendly, never any pressure. At the village Queen I and First Man stood out as incredible hosts and taught us so much. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Give thanks for your extensive observations and comments, we appreci-love this kind of positive feed-forward. It motivates us to do more, share more and be more...it also underlines why we do this kind of sharing and open ourselves up to the conversation about Rastafari. You...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is a place that defines Rastafari culture. It is educational and the tropical food is delicious.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Blessings, Thank you so much for choosing to spend your Jamaica time with us at the Rastafari Village. Our intent is to share a conversation with visitors about Rastafari, culture and Jamaica, so we appreci-love your feed-forward on our efforts, it helps us to grow...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Rastafari village is just full of positive vibes the energy is out of this world!!! First man to the world..... his knowledge is just all inspiring he is highly respected by all in the community of Rasta who in turn complete the positive energy of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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EmpressIleen, Manager at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2019

Blessed love: Give thanks for your taking the time to review your entire experience. We are joyful that all your needs and expectations were met from your encounter with us and encourage you to take a moment to come forward and experience more when you...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018

First and foremost I want to say that I hope no one is fooled by the positive reviews and high rankings this excursion received. I do not want anyone else wasting their hard earned $90 ($180 in my case) on this excursion. I will say...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JJM722
EmpressIleen, Owner at Rastafari Indigenous Village, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Phew, Well, thank you so much for your considered and thoughtful comments. It seems strange but we are most appreciative of your sincere observations and expressions and we will dissect each comment with a view to making improvements. We are a young community, a working...More

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lilTraveler A
19 January 2019|
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Response from EmpressIleen | Property representative |
Greetings, my sincerest apologies, I am just seeing this question and another...I hope you were able to make your visit to the Village without hitches. for the future however, persons trying to visit should book in advance... More
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Lorcan M
24 July 2017|
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Greetings, Thank you for your interest in the Rastafari Indigenous Village. We really do not have a pick up for the Village unless it is a pre-arranged group, in which case we can put them in touch with a driver. We usually... More
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