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Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae

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High up in the dense, exotic mountain forests of Jamaica runs the Matibereon River, where visitors can take a step back in time and into legend. Back when sugar was transported to the sea on 30-foot bamboo rafts, it is said that an old Arawak witch changed the course of the river to drown a group of Spanish treasure hunters who tried to make her lead them to the Arawak gold. Misunderstood translations renamed the river as the Martha Brae, and from a rafters' village of the same name, local captains will carry passengers on traditional rafts along the peaceful, sun-dappled river beneath the arching trees to spot wildlife and listen to the legend retold.

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Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae

A well known Jamiacan highlight, rafting on this river just inland from Falmouth is touristy but lots of fun and pretty tame from a rafting point of view. Ideal for kids, though the round trip from Montego Bay can be long - so best done if you are staying locally.

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