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Outameni Experience

  • Outameni Experience
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Tour Description

Outameni Experience  is the most unique and creative tour you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing in Jamaica. As you drive up the path way of the premises, your eyes are filed with the fantastic blend of colours from the vibrant hues chosen for the walls of the property. The vivid local Jamaican flora and fauna together with the indigenous fruit trees and flowering plants under the glowing Jamaican sunlight will confirm that yes, you are in paradise! Cost includes transportation, entrance fee and taxes.
One thing you have to accept if exploring Jamaica, it seems, is that tourist attractions are a bit too neatly packaged for some tastes. On the whole I was happy to live with this, but here at Outameni I felt the packaging went too far, and our visit here left a slightly sour taste in my mouth.We were the only two people on our tour of the “Experience”. This probably made it worse, as there was an element of forced fun which seemed incongruous to say the least, e.g. joining in with our guide (or as she insisted, our “Time Traveller” as she sung her way from one scenario depicting Jamaican history to the next.

These scenarios covered Taino native peoples, a Spanish flamenco dancer (who claimed to be a descendent of Christopher Columbus), a British colonial village, a slave’s hut, Indian and Chinese immigrants and present-day Kingston. I have to admit they were quite well-staged, each with an actor (sometimes more) who would explain a bit about life in their time before a video with more info was shown. But each time there was something we were expected to join in with, such as worshipping a tribal statue, or a maypole dance in the British village. Particularly excruciating was the slavery scene, with a ship of dead bodies, a “blood-stained” noose and an actor who cowered from us in fear. I was left feeling very uncomfortable by this attempt to turn the experience of slavery into entertainment.


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