The Daintree Rainforest. You know the name and you might have an idea about why it’s such a popular tourist destination. It’s a wilderness area that’s survived since the age of dinosaurs. A place of remarkable natural beauty and diverse landscapes. To learn its history, its secrets and visit some of its most beautiful places, book a ride on the Active Tropics Explorer, Cairns Daintree Tour.
A highlight is Mossman Gorge. Welcome to Country, smoke ceremony and swimming in a rainforest river.
More than just a tour, this one is about sharing the secrets and stories of the Daintree Rainforest with its guests. A full day that ticks all the boxes for a Daintree Rainforest experience. They’ll take you to places where you can swim and explore, connect with traditional owners, wander boardwalks to learn more about this unique ecosystem, there’s even a wildlife cruise on the Daintree River. Fully guided. Lunch included.
“Anyone can drive to the Daintree Rainforest from Cairns, you don’t even need a 4WD – but – if you want to learn more about this amazing, ancient environment and ensure you see all of the best bits, then this is the tour for you. Suitable for all ages. Educational and engaging.” – Julie Johnston
Active Tropics Explorer have a full day itinerary for their Cairns Daintree Tours, and they need it, as you cover a lot of territory. The highlights are undoubtedly the big names, you all know. The Daintree Rainforest National Park, a landscape that contains deep gorges, rainforest rivers, towering mountains and series of mangroves, which connect the lowland forests with the beaches and Coral Sea beyond. The guides provide evolutionary information on the Daintree Rainforest during the coach ride, but it’s when you’re on the boardwalks you get a true sense of the complexity of this living environment. Cape Tribulation is the most northern point of your journey and the place you stop for lunch.
Mossman Gorge is a big part of the day, offering a combination of cultural and natural experiences. The Welcome to Country and Smoke Ceremony is an introduction to and by the Traditional Owners, the Kuku Yalanji people. Then it’s a short ride into the gorge, where elevated boardwalks take you to lookouts and swimming spots over and in the Mossman River.
There’s something special about this place. Its untouched natural beauty. The cool, green waters and giant granite boulders.
The Active Tropics Explorer Cairns Daintree Tour lasts around 12 hours, door to door from Cairns. You can also jump on and off in Port Douglas, if you are up that way. Your ride is in an air-conditioned coach and there’s lots of stops, for you to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds around you. This includes visiting lookouts, rainforest boardwalks, Cape Tribulation Village and of course, Mossman Gorge. The tour also includes a guided Daintree River cruise, which adds another dimension to your Daintree Rainforest experience and gives you the opportunity to see saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment, on the banks of the river.
The rainforest guides are super knowledgeable, providing that link that transforms a visit, to an engaging and educational experience, living you richer for having taken part.
Plus, it’s a locally owned, family run operation, so you’re supporting Cairns people, while having an awesome day.
They do pick-ups around Cairns, if you are local, you can check in at their office in Portsmith. It’s a big day and it’s a good idea to pack some water and snacks, although lunch is included. If there’s time, you might stop into the Daintree Ice Cream Co for local ice-cream and coffee, this is extra cost so take your wallet.
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