The Maroons of Jamaica
BUFF BAY VALLEY
"Heritage Corridor of the Blue Mountains"
The Windward Maroons live today through their offspring who hold high the Banner of Maroonage “freedom or death”. The Buff Bay Valley, home to the Charles Town Maroons was the 18th Century theatre for the drama of resistance and survival. Their victory against British colonialism and plantation slavery allowed for the retention to a large degree of this knowledge of resistance and survival.
In those times resistance was synonymous with survival … and many of the tools of survival are today still in use throughout the valley. These include the art of living from the land, of ancestral worship and the use of drumming rituals to invoke their intervention; the use of herbs for health and healing, for malice and for warfare. Come share with the communities of the corridor these traditions of survival; visit the Asafu Yard “the ceremonial ground of the Maroons”, the Maroon Museum and the nearby Herb Museum and Garden.
The Honey Bar
The tour includes a visit to the Honey Bar, where the tradition of beekeeping has been refined over generations to a sweet art; taste honey in the comb and learn the secrets that are abuzz in the hive.
One Day Sightseeing Tour of the Buff Bay Valley
SPECIAL RATE FOR LOCAL GROUPS
Special Rates for local groups 25+ persons are offered for this package (Lunch not included in the quoted cost but can be provided at an additional and affordable cost)
US$45.00/person Groups 25 persons and over and includes:
RATES FOR SMALL GROUPS (Departure Points Kingston & Ocho Rios)
US$100.00 per person (Min 4 persons)
$85.00 per person - Special (Group of 10+)
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