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Tropical Suntanner tour

Tropical Suntanner

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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: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 1,199 $ 200 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • 1 Night on tropical Magnetic Island
  • Overnight sailing in the Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit to stunning Whitehaven Beach
  • 1 Night on tropical Magnetic Island

Short Description

Factor 50 sunscreen at the ready. This trip is all about sun, sea and gorgeous, gorgeous scenery. Sail the Whitsundays and then take in Cairns. Here, there’s scuba diving, snorkeling, or simply floating above The Great Barrier Reef.

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
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Travel Theme

Cultural Singles Travel

Destinations

Australia

Cities & Attractions

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Activities

Culture

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Trip Includes

  • 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • 4 nights in hotels & lodges, 1 night live-aboard sailing
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle with free Wi-Fi
  • Awesome Topdeck Crew

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Itinerary

Day 1

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew this morning, and get acquainted with some of Cairns’ hotspots. This afternoon is free for your to check out some of Cairns’ best optional adventure activities: bungy jumping, skydiving and whitewater rafting.

Included today:
-Cairns walking tour    


Optional activities:
-Whitewater rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Ziplining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 2

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Take an optional day trip up to the Daintree Rainforest or join us on our most popular day trip to the Great Barrier Reef (and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish).

Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Daintree National Park day trip

Day 3

ard as it will be to leave, our time in Cairns has come to an end. Today we head south to explore the natural and wildlife wonders of Magnetic Island. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare and endangered cassowary bird on our morning drive, and then it’s a quick ferry trip before you have the afternoon to explore this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches and national park walking trails, or just laze by the pool with a cocktail. We won’t judge.


Included today:
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 4

Get stuck into a private tour of the local wildlife park, where you can kiss a baby crocodile, smooch a blue tongue lizard and even cuddle a koala (all optional). Then,Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today the yacht is all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Please note: We ask that you pack a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Optional activities:
-Koala cuddle

Included today:
-Whitsunday sailing
-Visit the Big Mango
-Wildlife Park tour

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 5

Wake up to pure paradise in one of the many sheltered coves that make up the Whitsundays. Today we’ll set sail for golden sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. A visit to the famous blinding white sands of Whitehaven Beach and Blue Pearl Bay will also be an option if the weather behaves (fingers crossed!). If you’re a budding captain, you can even help set the sails and take the helm whilst further exploring the islands. Later this afternoon, set a course for our return to land where we’ll spend the night in Airlie Beach. Read: pool, shower, dinner, dancing – all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitsunday sailing
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the Whitsundays and your trip buddies…but there’s plenty more adventure left in Oz. Why not plan another trip?

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 1

Meet your new crew in Airlie Beach and board your own private yacht for our overnight (two day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Learn the ropes while sailing in paradise and get ready to feast, swim and snorkel. This is the life!

Please note: We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for two days.

Included today:
-Whitsundays sailing


Please note: The twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the Whitsunday Islands.

Meals:
-Dinner

Day 2

Today, we’ll set sail for sandy beaches, snorkel over coral reefs and soak up the sun. Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds, and swim with the resident reef fish at a nearby snorkelling location. Back on board, practise your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm. Make the most of this paradise before we head back to shore tonight.

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling
-Whitsundays sailing

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3

Today we’re off to Magnetic Island, just a short ferry ride over from the mainland. Discover secluded beaches and national park walking trails – or just laze by the pool with a cocktail. We won’t judge.
        

Included today:
-Magnetic Island
-Bush walking

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 4

We're heading back to Cairns today, but not before getting the chance to cuddle a koala (optional) and taking that all important photo to show your friends. Later, Cairns is calling. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, this place is pretty special. Take a leisurely stroll around this afternoon before getting out and exploring some of Australia's best nightlife.

Meals:
-Breakfast

Included Today:
-Wildlife Park Tour

Optional Activities:
-Cuddle a koala

Day 5

You have two days to crack Cairns! Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there. Keep your eyes peeled for some awesome animals; we're talking turtles, reef sharks, rays and more.

Please note: Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Bungy jumping
-White water rafting
-Skydiving
-Cape Tribulation day tour
-Daintree ziplining

Day 6

After breakfast, say goodbye to your trip buddies but with whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and skydiving amongst others on offer in Cairns, we won't blame you for sticking around.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Bungy jumping
-White water rafting
-Skydiving
-Cape Tribulation day tour
-Daintree ziplining

Day 1

***We ask that you have packed a small overnight bag to take onboard with you as space on the overnight sailing is limited. Pack items like swimmers, beach towel, chargers, hat, sunscreen, camera, jacket, toiletries, sandals/flip flops and casual clothes for 3 days.***

Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight (2 day, one night) sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. More of a land-lover? Take the diva option and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel.

Included today:
-Overnight sailing

Please note that the twin / double / or single upgrade is not applicable to the Overnight Sailing in the
Whitsunday Islands. This has not been included in when upgrade rates were calculated.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 2

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm as we set course for land. Later this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Lunch

Day 3

Leaving the Whitsundays for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail.

Included today:
-Big Mango
-Magnetic Island Hopper Pass
-Bush walking

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Day 4

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and even cuddle a Koala*, is included into our morning before we leave the island. We'll pass palm tree lined streets this afternoon as we make our way into Cairns, nestled between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range.

Included today:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park

Meals:
-Breakfast

Optional Activities:
-Cuddle a koala

Day 5

The only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas. And you've got two days to take it all in. Why not start with an optional Great Barrier Reef trip? It's like a kid's gone crazy with their paint set down there! Snorkel or scuba to get that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

Day 6

Ramp up the adventure metre today's optionals. You could be paddling the rapids of the Tully River, zip lining over a crocodile or getting an aerial view of the tropics by plummeting towards it. There's hot air ballooning, horse riding and bungee jumping...or just kick back with a coconut.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-White water rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Daintree National Park day trip
-Zip lining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 1

Just like a double-shot macchiato in the morning, two days in Cairns will get your heart started. Meet and greet the crew this morning, and get acquainted with some of Cairns' hotspots. This afternoon is free for your to check out some of Cairns' best adventure activities.

Included today:
-Cairns walking tour

Optional activities:
-White water rafting
-Horse riding
-Quad biking
-Skydiving
-Bungy jumping
-Zip lining
-Hot air ballooning

Day 2

Like the thought of spending a whole day exploring the only place in the world nestled between two World Heritage areas? Go on then. Take an optional day trip up to the Daintree Rainforest, or join us on our most popular day trip to the Great Barrier Reef and take home that elusive selfie with a photobombing fish.

*Pre-book your Great Barrier Reef day-trip at the time of booking to secure your spot.

Meals:
- Breakfast

Optional activities:
-Great Barrier Reef day trip
-Daintree National Park day trip

Day 3

Leaving Cairns for Magnetic Island and you have the afternoon to trip around this amazing piece of paradise. Discover secluded beaches, National Park walking trails or just laze by the pool with a cocktail.

Included today:
- Visit the Big Mango
- Magnetic Island Hopper Pass

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 4

A private tour of the local wildlife park where you can kiss a baby Crocodile, smooch a Blue Tongue Lizard, and even cuddle a Koala*, is included into our morning before we leave the island. Feeling like you need more air in your hair? Leave the bus and board your own private yacht for our overnight sailing trip in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Normally a toy for the rich and famous, today it's all yours to learn the ropes while sailing in paradise. Otherwise, relax and let the crew do the work whilst you feast, swim and snorkel

Included today:
-Private tour of the local wildlife park
-Whitsunday sailing

Meals:
- Breakfast
- Dinner

Day 5

Keep those sunglasses on as the blinding white sands of Whitehaven stretch before you like a 7km sea of diamonds and swim with the resident Maori Wrasse at Blue Pearl Bay. Back on board, keep adrift of your seafaring skills by helping to set the sails or steer at the helm, this afternoon set course for our return to land where we'll spend the night in Airlie Beach, pool - shower - dinner - dancing all in that order!

Included today:
-Whitsunday sailing
-Whitehaven Beach
-Snorkelling


Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6

After breakfast we'll hop on a ferry to head back to reality. So say goodbye to The Whitsundays and your trip buddies. But there's plenty more adventure left in Oz. Why not plan another trip?

Meals:
-Breakfast

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Amazing staff who are very friendly and also extremely knowledgeable. My trip was amazing and I enjoyed every minute of it. I did the Spirit of Europe last year and couldn’t recommend Topdeck enough.
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Fast-Paced Tour of Western Europe that highlighted most Bucket List Sights. Awesome Company. Great Food and Tour Leader

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I jumped on this tour with very little notice and planning, and I was thoroughly impressed. Our Topdeck trip leader was very knowledgeable, fun, and adjusted the trip to the group (34 people). The meals provided were delicious, and they worked hard to cater to dietary needs. Accommodations were good, typically with 2-6 people in a hostel room. Keep in mind they are hostels, not hotels (bring your own towel).

I loved the itinerary, as it highlighted the must-see places and had variety (ex. Paris, Rome vs. Switzerland). The optionals in each city were all wonderful. However, many were not presented in the Topdeck literature online and were not introduced on the trip more than a day in advance. All are paid for in cash (Euros). Because of how the optionals were presented, it was a bit harder to budget. I would recommend inquiring more about the optionals when booking and at the beginning of your tour via your trip leader. Don't feel pressured to do all of them and remember to keep your own interests in mind.

The solo travelers easily found others with similar interests to explore with. For many on this trip, drinking and going out to bars/clubs was a major component (as alcohol is often cheaper than water). Because of the shortness of this tour along with all the destinations, prepare for lots of driving and to make the most of the time you have in each city.

This trip provided am amazing sampling of Western Europe and opened my eyes to cultures and history I was unfamiliar with. Overall, I would highly recommend this itinerary and touring company, as it provided a good balance between budget and experiences.

P.S. Stay flexible with plans, but some of the popular sights need more pre-planning than expected, like the Eiffel Tower and the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam).
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Overall amazing value. Food, particularly by Topdeck staff, excellent. Spontaneous/flexible; be prepared to pay for lots of extra excursions, on and off your itinerary, in cash.

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Food was excellent. Accomodations were better than expected: hostels, but usually with in-suite bathrooms and always only with other members of your tour of the same gender. Don't try to overplan; trip is quite spontaneous and flexible and you won't know much about the schedule/optionals for each city more than a day or so in advance. Optionals will be plentiful and paid in cash. Only do those that are right for you, even if your trip leader really encourages them and most other people are going. These trips are great for solo travelers, but make sure you find people interested in the same things as you...it will probably be easy to find groups to go to bars and clubs with in the evenings, but harder to find people who prefer other evening plans. Driver was excellent and bus was very comfortable and clean, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it as there is no driving at night. Trip leader extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and helpful. Overall, excellent value and a trip with plenty of time to see the bucket list highlights in each city.
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I did the 24 day Winter Spirit around Europe! I would definitely recommend booking a Topdeck tour! It was the best experience ever. Doing my second Topdeck in July around New Zealand!
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Most amazing experience ever!

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Did Uluru discovery in Australia and Grand Kiwi in NZ back in November and it was the most amazing experience ever! Awesome guide and driver. Well organized and took great care of us!
Only one bad hostel accommodation wise, but other than that it was amazing.
It was so nice not having to worry about accommodations, transportation, and most meals when we got there! On the days it wasn’t included, the guide/driver would tell us what’s in the area!
For sure will be doing another topdeck tour in the future!
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Extremely knowledgeable

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My partner and I just completed the 20 day Discover Winter tour and it was absolutely outstanding! What really made the trip though was the Trip Leader, Alex, and the driver, Deyan. They were both extremely knowledgeable people and explained everything we needed to know to enjoy every place we went to. I highly recommend this tour and hope that everybody else has the opportunity to meet Alex and Deyan.
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Accomodations

You will use a variety of multi-share accommodation, which may include hotels, hostels, motels, cabins, an overnight boat and even a traditional Maori marae! The number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. To keep costs down accommodation is based on a four-share, same sex basis.

The 'More Inclusions' section of this document details what type of accommodation is used for our overnight stops.

If you are travelling with a friend and require twin or double accommodation, this is available at a small extra charge and can be requested at the time of booking.

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Meals Included:

Your included meals are detailed in the 'More Inclusions' sectio n of this document.

Breakfasts are included each day (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast consists of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, a range of spreads, and fruit juice, tea or coffee. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions it may be available.

Included evening meals will be combination of those prepared by the Topdeck Road Crew, local restaurants and places in which we stay.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Trip Consultant when you book. But please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

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