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Jamaican Maroons Lifestyle Field Trip

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  • Processing Fee: $200 USD per person
  • Room Types: Hotel Dorm, Double , Single
  • Dates Available: Year Round
  • Project Sites: St. Catherine, Kingston, St. Andrew
  • Max Participants: 30
  • Max Age: 85
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Min Stay: 1 Week
  • Max Stay: 3 Months
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Transfers: To & from airport, Daily Transfers
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Learn About The Maroons In Jamaica – Field Trips Available To Accompong Jamaica And Charles Town

The Jamaican Maroons are descendants of African slaves brought to the island who successfully fought and escaped slavery at the hands of both the British and Spanish. Being fierce warriors, who utilized guerrilla tactics to elude recapture, the British was forced to sign a peace treaty with the Maroons in Jamaica in1739 since they were unable to defeat them in battle.

 

This peace treaty saw the Jamaican Maroons richly rewarded with their own lands to build their own communities, which are governed by their own laws. Chief among the Maroon settlements that still exist today are Accompong Town Jamaica in St. Elizabeth and Charles Town in Portland.

 

On this learning experience, you will visit Accompong Town St Elizabeth Jamaica, so named after the Maroon leader to experience how the Maroons live. You will receive a guided tour of the Accompong village by a Maroon leader, where you will meet villagers and learn about Jamaican Maroons history. Next you will tour their museum and view some of their precious artefacts and artwork. Browse their herb garden to learn about their traditional herbs and spices.

 

You will then engage in a traditional drum and dance session. Once you are finished drumming, you will then be served traditional Jamaican Maroons food consisting of Jerk, Jamaica’s most famous cooking method, which was invented by the Maroons themselves! After your meal is finished, you can travel to the river to cool off or go for a nice swim.

 

There is also the annual Maroon Festival on the 6th of January, to celebrate the signing of the peace treaty. So if you would like to learn about the lives of the Maroons in Jamaica today, apply for this educational trip so that we can begin making arrangements for your trip.

 

This Maroons In Jamaica Field Trip Includes:

  • Transfer from accommodation to Accompong, in St. Elizabeth
  • Guided tour of Accompong town in Jamaica
  • Tour of the Maroon museum
  • Tour of the Maroon herb garden
  • Drumming and dancing session
  • Traditional Maroon lunch
  • Chance to visit the river to swim or cool off
  • Return transfer from Maroon Village back to accommodation (or other scheduled activities)
  • Complementary refreshments

 

Learning Outcomes

 

After the completion of this field trip, students will be able to:

• Learn the history of the Maroons in Jamaica and how they lived as runaway slaves
• See various African artefacts used by Maroons
• Explain the forms of Jamaican Maroons religion practiced in the village
• Recite Maroon traditional drumming and dancing sessions
• Name a variety of traditional Jamaican herbs and spices used by the Maroons
• Enjoy a traditional Jerk meal prepared by the Maroons

 

If there is a specific topic of the Jamaican Maroons culture that your group would like to learn, please indicate it on your application form.

 

Recommended To Take With You:

• A camera to take pictures
• A notepad/tablet to take notes
• Tour guide tip (optional)
• Comfortable shoes
• Sunscreen
• Insect repellent
• Towel
• Swim wear

 

Duration:

Tour of village - 2 hours
Museum Tour – 30 minutes
Maroon Meal – 45 minutes

 

TOTAL: 3 hours 15 minutes to 4 hours

 

Prices

 

All prices quoted below are in USD and are based per person

• Groups of 21 and above: $120
• Groups of 11-20 Persons: $150
• Groups of 5-10 Persons: $180
• 4 or less Persons: $200

 

Price Includes:

• Round trip transportation
• Company rep for assistance and guidance
• Refreshment
• Tour of village and all other activities
• Lunch

 

Does Not Include:

• Any additional expenses such as craft and souvenirs

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