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Island and Rainforest (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays) tour
Cairns Daintree Island and Rainforest (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays) Trip

Island and Rainforest (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays)

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
From: $ 1,580 $ 226 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Swim in a local waterhole
  • Mangrove boardwalk with our expert guide
  • Visit the resort town of Port Douglas
  • Pass Hinchinbrook Island - Australia's largest island national park
  • See Magnetic Island
  • Townsville city orientation
  • Visit the vibrant seaside town of Airlie Beach

Short Description

Mosey through mangrove forests, soak up sunshine on white sand beaches and learn about the Daintree Rainforest from a local Aboriginal guide - this is tropic life at its finest. With plenty of options for the adrenalin junkies and equal down time for the laid back cats, this week long holiday leaving from Cairns will leave you speechless.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Cairns
End City Whitsundays

Destinations

Australia

Cities & Attractions

Cairns Daintree

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Today we hit the open road and pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest, meeting up with a local Aboriginal guide to walk through the rainforest and learn about the culture and traditions of the native people. Want a little adventure in the treetops of the Daintree? Why not experience ziplining through the canopy?

Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cairns

Rise & shine – Cape Tribulation beach is calling, and we’ve got some giant mangroves to explore with our local guide. Nature fix complete, we’ll make our way back to Cairns, passing through the pretty seaside town of Port Douglas on route.Tonight will be the chance to explore Cairns by night. Think cheap massages and souvenir shopping at the night markets or explore the restaurants of the esplanade.

Day 3: Cairns

Well good morning Cairns you delightful palm tree paradise. We have two days here to get deep - which may even mean a scuba dive on one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. You game?

Day 4: Cairns

Today is all about ticking off those once in a lifetime bucket list experiences. Think you’ve got what it takes to bungy jump or go whitewater rafting? Prove it – we’ve got optionals lined up that will get your head spinning with adrenaline. #NOREGRETS yo!

Day 5: Cairns to The Whitsundays

Ready for some coach time fun? Damn right you are when your end destination is the Whitsundays. Bring it!Tropical Townsville never fails to impress with its Colonial buildings and checkered maritime history. We'll get orientated with the city and grab some lunch before kicking on to Airlie.We've arrived in paradise - Airlie beach awaits as we settle in for the next few days.

Day 6: The Whitsundays

Want to up your Instagram game? Today we’ve got the option to sail to one of the top 10 beaches in the world – Whitehaven Beach. Known for its fine silica sand (check how it squeaks underfoot), impossibly turquoise waters and ocean vistas that will make you feel like your dreaming, this place is like heaven on earth. Hike up to the main viewing platform, snap the perfect shot and watch those Insta notifications roll in.

Day 7: The Whitsundays

You could stay in bed contemplating this incredible trip, but better yet why not catch that last Aussie sunrise? After a final breakfast today the trip ends (sob), so it’s time for final hugs, last minute social deets swapping, and probably a tear or two. But hey, there’s always another trip in another destination!

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Island and Rainforest (Start Cairns)(Multi Share,Start Cairns, End Whitsundays)

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