Before I came to Jamaica, I had never ridden an ATV before. But now, I understand why people do it. It’s a blast! Especially with Chukka Caribbean Adventures in Jamaica.
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The guys at Chukka are very safety conscious. Before we started, we were outfitted with helmets and patiently given a lesson on how to drive the ATV’s. In addition, we learned the hand signal procedures to follow from our trusted guide when out on the trail.
After a few practice runs around the track, we were ready to ride together up into the hills through some beautiful countryside.
My favorite part was riding through a bamboo jungle. You really feel like you are isolated.
It doesn’t take long to get the hang of the ATV once you start going over bumps and dodging potholes.
Don’t get too fancy because the guides don’t allow any racing or breaking of formation.
After about 30 minutes, you finally arrive at the top of a hill that gives you a beautiful view of the coastline.
The guide walks you around through an area where they have several different kinds of fruit trees. He identifies each and explains its use. Here are some photos.
I ate a guava off a tree and now am addicted to them! Really tasty.
After about 30 minutes at the top including some complimentary water, it is time to return to HQ at the bottom.
The ride back is even more fun because by this time you have become very confident of your ATV skills.
At the end of the ride, we had a chance to relax and were served some Jamaican jerk pork and chicken for a late lunch. Thanks to Chukka it was a fun afternoon. Then it was back to the Iberostar Rose Hall Grand Hotel for some rest before dinner.
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