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The Caribbean is more than just beaches.Experience with these cultural tours

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The Caribbean is a culturally diverse region with a rich history. The Caribbean offers so much more than all-inclusive resorts, beautiful beaches and luxury cruises. The Caribbean is a mosaic of independent countries and territories. There are 30 sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. Many of the Caribbean islands are still dependents or territories of other countries.

One of the best ways to explore the ‘real’ Caribbean is on a cultural tour. There are too many tours to rate, but you can choose from a few of them. The Caribbean has many destinations (both major and unknown). Tours are a great way to explore both popular destinations and off the beaten track.

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8-Day Tour of Jamaica’s Most Interesting Sites

This 8-day tour of Jamaica gives visitors a better feel for Jamaica. This tour delves into not only Jamaican culture, but also the island’s breathtaking scenery, native food and unique history.

There are many concerns about safety when visiting Jamaica outside of an all-inclusive resort. Tours like this help people more safely discover and unlock rich and rewarding places.

This tour is an overland exploration of Jamaica with a private tour guide. Visitors can see the best the island has to offer off and countryside rarely seen by beach-hungry tourists.The capital of Jamaica, Kingston, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the vibrant Blue & John Crow Mountains, the North Coast’s best beaches, local seaside towns and more.

  • price: Starting at $1,950
  • interval: 7 nights 8 days

Accommodation is in a comfortable Jamaican hotel.


  • Kingston City & Tours
  • Blue Mountains and Coffee Farm Tour
  • Portland Adventure Day Tour
  • south jamaica coast

The tour includes airport transfers, entrance fees, accommodation, a local tour guide and more.

This tour does not include international flights to/from Jamaica and meals (many breakfasts and lunches are included). They recommend budgeting an additional $100 to $300 for meals and personal expenses not included in your itinerary.

RELATED: 20 Caribbean destinations where you’re better off (and cheaper) than staying at an all-inclusive resort

Haiti Discovered Culinary Heritage Tour

Haiti is a country that very few people actually explore and is generally advised not to travel to. Might be the best way. This his 7-day Haiti tour offered by Bella Vue Tours is an all-inclusive tour around the Caribbean country.

  • Next Tour Dates: January 10-16, 2023
  • type: All-inclusive guided tour
  • interval: 7 days and 6 nights

Discover the best of Haitian culture and cuisine on this tour that takes you to a lavish gastronomic event.

Your tour begins at Cap-Haïtian International Airport and heads to one of the city’s most prestigious hotels. On the tour, guests will discover the Place d’Armes, local homes, national history, historic sights, sample local cuisine, and more.

  • meal: include
  • price: $2,100 DBL occupancy per person

Activities include relaxing on tropical beaches, hands-on cooking classes, and horseback riding.

Related: Trinidad and Tobago: What You Need to Know About Visiting Both

Trinidad Full Day Eco Cultural Experience

Not all Caribbean tours need to be multi-day tours. There are also many day tours. An example of a day tour in Trinidad (the main island of Trinidad and Tobago) is the Eco-Cultural Experience. This tour explores the main cities of Port of Spain, Maracas Bay and the Caroni Bird Sanctuary.

During the tour, you’ll see a colony of Scarlet Ibis at sunset, and you’ll have the chance to sample pineapple chutney, a Caribbean delicacy. Guests can admire the many historic buildings, colonial mansions and more.

  • Contents: 1 hour boat tour
  • Tour time: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • interval: 8 hours


  • adult: $87.00
  • child: $45.00 (3 to 11 years old)

Enjoy a crispy shark sandwich and relax on the beach, which is surprisingly quiet during the week. At the Kaloni Bird Sanctuary, explore the wetlands and their many birds by large pontoon boat, see mangroves, waterways, non-venomous snakes and vibrant scarlet ibis.


  • Caroni Bird Sanctuary
  • maracas bay
  • port of spain

Island Experiences lists many other day tour options to choose from in Trinidad. There are many tours all over the Caribbean that offer guided tours that delve into the culture and history of the islands.