What is a FamTour?

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FamTour is short for "familiarization tour". This is a unique feature that introduces Jamaican communities, attractions and voluntourism opportunities to teachers, students, group coordinators, members of organizations, volunteer or service-learning travelers, and persons seeking to fundraise for a cause through travel.

FamTours are semi-inclusive 4 day group packages that are designed to be low cost. Minimum group size is four persons. FamTour participants get some of the best discounts available and can opt in to benefit from family and friend referrals (conditions apply).

Two types of FamTours are offered:

FamTours for VolunTours

For persons wishing to enjoy a long weekend vacation that 'gives forward'. The emphasis is on having a positive and memorable experience of all the great aspects of an i am VolunTour. An opportunity is provided to volunteer in a community project for a few hours.

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FamTours can be extended at additional cost. Please see tour add-on options for further details.

FamTours for Camps and Care

For persons wishing to participate in travel camps and/or Care programs and for service-learning travelers. This is a fun-filled orientation for those planning to send groups in the future and for those preparing for service-learning programs. An introduction to fundraising options is included.

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FamTours can be extended at additional cost. Please see tour add-on options for further details.

Sample Travel Packages

Sample Package 1

Jamaican Beach Day 1 Day 1
Start off with a cool drink and Jamaican treats on arrival at Donald Sangster International Airport. Then get on board for an easy drive to Ocho Rios on the famous North Coast. Enjoy home-cooked dishes, the beach and seaside accommodation for the rest of your stay.

Jamaica Kayaking Day 2 Day 2
For a bit of the wild side of Jamaica, climb the Dunn's River Falls, zipline across the rain forest, or kayak across the blue Caribbean Sea.

Jamaica South Beach Day 3 Day 3
Travel across the island on a late morning ride through Mandeville, a historic town in the cool central highlands, on the way to Treasure Beach on the south coast. See Jamaica's 'African' savannahs and experience volunteering in a community project for a few hours.

Jamaican Beach Exercise Day 4 Day 4
Go for a morning walk or beach fitness workout then take a leisurely sea dip along the coast. Return for a real Jamaican breakfast and depart Treasure Beach for the Montego Bay Airport.

Sample Package 2

Jamaica Beach Lounge Day 1 Day 1
After arriving at Norman Washington Manley Airport enjoy typical treats and refreshments. Head for Ocho Rios on a cross-country sightseeing excursion to the North Coast. Decide how to spend the evening after a homestyle jerk feast welcome to villa accommodation along the beach.

Jamaica Zipline Day 2 Day 2
Join in a Jamaican adventure and go river boarding, horseback riding, explore underground caves, or travel back in time on a historic plantation.

Jamaica Blue Mountains Day 3 Day 3
Journey to the Blue Mountains, home of Jamaica's world-famous coffee, via Kingston, the capital city and cultural hub of the island. Discover one of the best places to sample mouthwatering everyday treats. 'Give forward' to a community project for a few hours on the way to mountaintop accommodation overlooking Kingston and the Caribbean sea.

Jamaica Eco Trek Day 4 Day 4
Wake up to the aroma of fresh mountain air, brewing coffee and hot chocolate. Go for an eco-wilderness or fitness trek. Return for a typical home-cooked breakfast and complete the FamTour with a scenic drive down the mountainside and back to the airport.

FamTour Pricing

What do FamTours cost?

FamTours are semi-inclusive group discount tours for 4 days 3 nights. Group rates per person are:

6 person group rate (offers best discount) $495.00
4 person group rate $595.00
FamTours can be extended at a group rate only. Rate covers breakfast and lunch, accommodation and airport transfer. Excursions, dinner and tips are not included. Cost per person for each additional day. $95.00

What do prices include?

The costs of accommodation, daily breakfast, ground transportation, 1 excursion, and participation in a volunteer community project are all included in the prices quoted. Additional excursions are available at extra cost. See add-on list below for options. Please note: Airfare, 2 meals daily, tips, and spending money are not included.

What other expenses should I prepare for?

Estimate for lunch and dinner daily for 4 days. $100.00
(per person)
You may opt in for a 3 day meal plan of typical home style dishes to cover lunch and dinner services. Group basis only. $60.00
(per person)
Quality, authentic, Jamaican-made souvenir items and pre-packaged treats are available from community producers. $15.00+
(Approx. cost per item)

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Add-on Items

What add-on options are there?


Jamaica White Water Rafting FamTour Adventure (4.5 hrs).
White Water River Rafting & Rainforest Zipline.
(per person)
Jamaica Horseback Riding FamTour Nature & History (6.5 hrs).
Dunns River Falls, horseback riding & beach stop, Historical Plantation & Gardens with picnic.
(per person)


Jamaican With BananasFamTour Culture (4 hrs).
Experience rural Jamaican village life while learning about language, culture and typical foods.
(per person)
Jamaica Blue Mountain Bike RideFamTour Blue Mountain Bike (5 hrs).
A leisurely, scenic bike ride down the famous Blue Mountains with nature stops, historic spots and a mountain river dip. 95% no-pedaling. Includes brunch at an open air Cajun Jamaican restaurant.
(per person)

Souvenir Gift Box - Jamaican Sweet Treats:

Jamaican Treats 1 Gift Box
Contains two 4"coconut-filled cakes, two 4" cassava pudding slices, two 5"plantain tarts, all freshly-baked with natural ingredients according to 'ole time' tradition
(Group orders only)
Jamaican Beef Patties Jamaican Patties
Ask us about Jamaican patties (in beef, chicken & soy) packaged for travel. Available at airports.

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