Lesson n.4: contract a travel package
Lezione n.4: contrattare un pacchetto viaggio
I do not know why, but I had the feeling that it was Ludovica with her enthusiasm to write these introductory lines.
“Through lush mountains covered by tropical vegetation, mighty streams, ancient cities rich in history and legends like Port Royal, the ancient capital from which pirates of legendary Henry Morgan departed for their exploits plundering ships, ports, coastal towns , affecting mainly the Spanish interests with the support of the British. A full immersion in the heart of this magical island, guided and accompanied by Italian-speaking staff deeply rooted in the reality of the island”
These lines looked like the trailer for a Steven Spielberg movie.
“Strange” I thought “she did not mention rafting”.
Day 1 – Arrival at the airport of Montego Bay. Transfer and dinner at the hotel in Negril.
2nd day – Breakfast at the hotel. Short informative meeting before the tour starts. Stop for Rafting with Bamboo rafts on the Martha Brae river. Next departure for Ocho Rios. Ascent of the Dunn’s falls. Stop for lunch. Return to the village. Dinner and overnight.
3rd day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure via south for a visit to the YS waterfalls. Photo stop at Bamboo Avenue. Lunch. Continue to the Black River Safari. Arrival at Treasure Beach. Return to the village. Dinner and overnight.
4th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Stop at Lovers Leap for breathtaking views. Departure for Kingston, arrival in the capital and visit to the Bob Marley Museum. Lunch at the Devon House. Crossing the Blue Mountains. Return to the village. Dinner and overnight.
5th day – Breakfast. Transfer to Long Bay Beach and visit the Blue Lagoon. Lunch on Frenchman’s Cove beach. Visit the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls. Visit to the Glistering Waters. Return to the village. Dinner and overnight.
6th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Kingston through the Blue Mountains region. Continue to Port Antonio and visit the town. Return to the village. Dinner and overnight.
7th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Black River through Spanish Town. Stop at Lovers Leap for breathtaking views. Lunch in the fishing village of Little Ochi. Continue to Treasure Beach, with a stop to admire the sunset in the middle of the sea. Return to the village.
8th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the Black River Safari. Arrival and visit to the lighthouse and Rick’s Café. Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.
9th day – Departure for Ocho Rios. Ocho Rios city tour and hotel accommodation. Dinner at the hotel and evening in a club in the city. Return to the village.
10th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Port Antonio. Lunch. Visit the Reach Falls. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and evening in Port Antonio.
11th day – Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Kingston, arrival and guided tour of the capital including the Music Museum, the vinyl record shop Tuff Gong (the Marley family record company). Lunch at the Devon House. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and rest of the evening in a typical local of the capital.
12th day- Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the trip in a typical Jamaican boat with stops for snorkeling and lobster lunch. In the afternoon visit to the local craft market and continuation for the visit of Negril, with stops at the Lighthouse and Rick’s Café. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Important: The assistance is given by speaking Italian speaking personnel and means: Reception at the airport upon arrival of the client with delivery of a bottle of mineral water.
Accompaniment from airport to hotel and accommodation.
Information meeting with the delivery of informative material useful for the client. Daily visit to the hotel.
24 hour availability for emergencies.
Accompaniment and assistance at the airport at the departure of the client with eventual souvenir delivery to be agreed.
Possibility of extension of the stay in Jamaica in the various seaside resorts on request.
“If only I had read this sheet before” I thought “I could have avoided buying gifts from my friends as I could arrange the souvenirs at the time of departure”.
At that precise moment, a man of about thirty approached me, wearing a white linen shirt from which he showed a more than a hairy chest and a blue shortsuit that showed a more than exaggerated size of bamboo.