Jamaica offers a perfect Caribbean birding getaway! Vibrant birdlife and uniquely-delicious cuisine combine to make this short and sweet tour one full of amazing experiences.
Final Payment Due: January 3, 2023, or at registration if after.
Maximum group size is 10 registrants, plus guide(s) and driver(s). If there are fewer than 4 registrants, this tour may be canceled or re-negotiated. Note that if you want a roommate we can try to find you one, but we cannot guarantee all guests a roommate. If none is available, you will be charged the single supplement.
The tour price (fee) includes services from upon arrival on Day 1 into Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston until your transfer to the airport on Day 7.
All travelers must have a current passport, valid for at least six months beyond the start date of this tour.
Citizens from the US, Canada, the UK, and most European nations do not need a visa. If you are unsure about the entry requirements for your nationality, we advise checking on the Jamaican immigration website here: https://www.pica.gov.jm/immigration/entry-visa-requirements
We strongly recommend all guests purchase travel insurance, including coverage for medical evacuation services and trip curtailment, in advance of this tour. It is important to protect against financial losses in the event that a registrant becomes unable to participate in the tour. Note that such coverage is often non-refundable so please check with the Hillstar Nature team before purchasing it, to confirm the tour is to proceed as planned.
If cancellation is received:
The team at Hillstar Nature reserves the right to refuse service to any registrant/participant who acts disruptive, routinely disrespectful, or in a manner inconsistent with the goals of the company. All guests are expected to comply with the rules and agenda set forth by the guide(s) of the tour, and to behave in a way that is considerate and conducive to a quality group experience.
Pace, Rigor, Climate & Pests
Please limit yourself to one suitcase/duffel and another daypack/backpack for daily outings from the lodge. Group travel dictates we consider our fellow traveler’s comfort, and this includes not over-packing.
Laundry services are available at our lodge in Port Antonio for an additional fee.
Lightweight and breathable clothing good for warm climates is recommended, as well as neutral colors and earth tones to increase the chances of close bird encounters and reduce startling wildlife.
Rain jackets/rain shells are recommended as we may encounter light afternoon showers, but they usually don’t last long.
A light sweater for mornings in the Blue Mountains where it can be 60 F degrees at dawn, but it warms up quickly.
Comfortable trail or hiking shoes are recommended, as well as sandals or light shoes for wearing around the lodge and on travel days.
Power outlets in Jamaica are Type A and Type B, the same plug configuration as the United States and Canada. They are 110V supply voltage and 50Hz, but the vast majority of phone/battery/laptop chargers have built-in converters that will convert it to the US standard of 120V and 60Hz.