Caliche Rainforest Whitewater Rafting

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Caliche Rainforest Whitewater Rafting (tel. 876/940-1745 or 876/940-0163,, is the only true whitewater-river rafting tour in Jamaica, based on the upper reaches of the Great River, which runs along the St. James\Hanover parish border. Rafting excursions (1.5\2 hrs.) depart daily at 10 a.m.and 1 p.m (US$90 per person with transport from Negril or Mobay included). For those with their own transportation (deduct US$10), park at the Caliche office (first building on left above the post office at the base of Long Hill in Reading) and ride up with the group that was picked up from hotels in Mobay or Negril. Caliche also operates on the Rio Bueno in Trelawny. The location in Trelawny affords Class III rapids even during the dry season (Feb.\Apr.) when it's no longer possible to navigate the upper reaches of the Great River. A slower, Class I\II rafting ride (US$80 adults, US$60 children under 12) is geared toward children as well as adrenaline-shy adults. Caliche is an Arawak word meaning "river in the mountain."


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