Private Small-Group Daintree Wanderer Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Cairns

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Join a private tour to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. Led by a local and knowledgeable guide, this tour includes a crocodile cruise along the Daintree River, morning tea in the rainforest, lunch including beer wine or soft drink, a visit to Cape Tribulation Beach and the Daintree Ice Cream Company.
Departing your accommodation in Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage-listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. Step aboard your own personalised craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River. Cruise close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, Kingfishers, Pythons and other wildlife. The cruise takes you through silent backwaters where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks. Arriving on the northern side of the river you'll enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest. Enjoy a home-made morning tea underneath the rainforest canopy. Next, the journey takes you up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through local rainforest and on to the first stop, where you take a scenic walk through this amazing eco system. Immerse yourself inside protected forests as you take a guided walk to view ancient plants and amazing wildlife. Your guide will share some insight into the local aboriginal culture. The Wet Tropics are one of the richest sites for biodiversity on earth and the Daintree is a place of spectacular beauty, rugged mountains, deep gorges and flowing rivers. Continuing along the next stop is at one of magical beaches that adorn the coastline of Cape Tribulation; here your guide will highlight the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world. Many who have traveled remark how they feel like Robinson Crusoe. Lunch today is a delicious meal which includes rainforest-inspired local produce. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy quality food, whilst bathed in the serenity of the tropical rainforests. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with reptiles, frogs and lizards endemic to the area. If cute and cuddly animals are more to your liking, then you can feed the kangaroos and wallabies at a private zoo.After lunch you'll get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe's tropical regions. Along with the fruit trees, the orchard is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. The sole purpose for the fruit grown at here is to make pure, fresh, ice cream and sorbet which is made on the property and sold nowhere else on the globe. For all those ice cream lovers, this is your chance to add to your list of flavours (optional extra).The last stop and final lasting impression will be at the outstanding panoramic picture postcard view at Alexandra Range Lookout. From here you'll have a spectacular view of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas. One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the rainforest and on to your home-ward road.

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Tribulation Beach

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • A la carte lunch included
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
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