Fed by torrential rains the Rio Grande rushes down from the Blue Mountains at an elevation of 1000 m and has carved a huge gorge.
This exceedingly lush valley forms a deep V-shaped wedge between the north-eastern flank of the Blue Mountains and the John Crow Mountains to the east.
Its fertile alluvial soils are well watered and much of the valley is dominated by banana groves. On your raft trip you can see giant swallow tail butterflies, which are particularly abundant in early summer.
When you'll reach the starting point of your rafting trip (by taxi), where you pay 45 USD for two persons, including a captain. He will raft you down to sea level in about two hours.