From Bob Marley, to Peter Tosh, to Morgan Heritage, “Rastas” make for one of the most interesting groups in the Caribbean and in particular, Jamaica. The Rastafarian Indigenous Village was established in December 2008 by three of the residents – IION Kanaka, First Man and Ileen IION. The village is growing, with an amphitheatre and residential huts being built and Rastafarian followers
A movement encapusulated in positive vibrations, members of the Rastafarian community are fun, conscious, unique and culturally oriented. The Rasta Village (or Rastafarian Indigenous Village)is the perfect place to experience and learn about this special and highly spiritual community.The village is home to a community of Rastafarians and is open for guided tours.
The tours begin in the Tropical Gardens on the Montego River, just outside of Monego Bay.
Here you will learn about Rastafarian life including the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Heillie Selassi. Known for their great appreciation for the natural vegetation of the island, you will be given a tour of the village kitchen, showcasing the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Rastafarian cooking, showing the nutritional along with the culinary importance of each ingredient. Expand your knowledge of the herbs via a tour of the village herb library where your guide will explain the medicinal properties of the many herbs grown there. Some of which are unknown to scientists requiring research to ascertain how they aid in the development of various remedies.
Enjoy singing, playing and chanting of traditional songs that will bring you to a new spiritual plane and an “overstanding” of the cultural struggle and history behind Africans that eventually led to a greater appreciation of their ethnicity.
The Rastafarian Indigenous Village was established in December 2008 by three of the residents – IION Kanaka, First Man and Ileen IION. The village is growing, with an amphitheatre and residential huts being built and Rastafarian followers. Come see the Rasta Village for this unique and journeying experience that will leave you feeling Irie right through.
Things to take: Camera, Money, sunglasses, Comfortable walking and sunscreen
Price includes round trip transportation, lunch and entry fee to attraction
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Pick up from your Hotel in air condition comfort then travel to Rastafari Indigenous Village.
Hike into the Rastafari Indigenous Village with your guide, possibly crossing a river on foot.
Note the healing plants and medicinal herbs that line the paths through the countryside on the way to the village