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Tropical Discovery

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Tropical Discovery - Topdeck
Tropical Discovery - Topdeck
Luc "This is a brand new tour launched with Topdeck. This is my second tour with the company and it continues to exceed my expectations. After my first tour, my expectations were high, but this tour was right up my ally. It was a huge plus to have a veteran tour guide who not only loves his job, but the Cairns region is his playground. Russell Wolman designed the itinerary for this tour and is going to..."
Excellent
6 reviews
Starts
Cairns
+5 Destinations
Great Barrier Reef
Ends
Cairns
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Highlights

Start and end in Cairns! With the discovery tour Tropical Discovery, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Cairns, Australia and 5 other destinations in Australia. Tropical Discovery includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge, Motel
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus

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  • RS
    Written on December 5, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    This tour visits several destinations in northern Queensland near Cairns, but it is really about seeing and experiencing the ancient and beautiful rainforest! It was amazing to see the lush foliage, vines growing on top of vines on top of trees, many waterfalls, and a few unusual animals. Accommodations included hostels and a nice beach-side resort on the final night. The first two nights in Cape Tribulation we were literally at the end of the paved road sleeping in cabins underneath the rainforest with a short walk to a mostly deserted beach. About 3-5 hours will be spent on the bus most days, but there are breaks for meals, hikes, and photo ops. It's a large area and beautiful country, so enjoy the view from the bus without having to drive yourself. A couple days have ample time built it for optional activities, such as a half day reef snorkeling, whitewater rafting, and jungle ziplining. I'd highly recommend doing at least one of the activities, but the popular ones tend to be in the $100-$200 range, so budget accordingly. Geoff was our tour guide and one of the very best I have ever had. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest, and filled our bus and hiking trips with stories and info about the local plants, animals, and culture. It's apparent that he puts a lot of effort into making the tour enjoyable and well organized. Great tour!
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  • IS
    Written on December 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Cairns to Cairns “Tropical Discovery” - 5 Days Great tour and super memorable experiences, 5 days seeing the Daintree rainforest and surrounding areas was a lot of fun. The best part of this tour was easily the tour guide himself. Geoff Brown was enthusiastic and genuine for the whole trip. Most tour guides put on a facade at the start of the tour to get everybody excited but Geoff’s enthusiasm and passion carried for the whole tour. He was super knowledgeable and informed about nature and the areas all while maintaining everyone’s interest and accommodating everybody’s requests along the tour. The group as a whole agreed that if we had a tour guide other than Geoff, then we wouldn’t have had as good of a time. Geoff was part of the group and by far the best tour guide and part of the trip.
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  • Tropical Discovery reviewer 3
    Written on December 2, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just finished this tour yesterday and loved every minute of it!! The tour itself was well thought out and a great way to see all that was on offer. The overnight stop offs gave you plenty of time to experience each place and pack in an activity or two during the day. But what made this trip so great was our tour guide Geoff!! He was superb. It was obvious how passionate he was about all the places we visited and his enthusiasm was infectious. His extensive knowledge and fact filled tours were always interesting and he made us all want to participate in everything we could. Best tour guide ever!!! Highly reccomend this tour! It's a must do for anyone who wants to visit any of the places on the itinerary.
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  • Tropical Discovery reviewer 4
    Written on October 15, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing tour! I did this back in January 2017 and forgot to review. Russell who is the guide (and also planned the itinerary for Topdeck) has a huge wealth of knowledge for this part of the world . He is like a walking encyclopaedia! Im so glad I didn't do one of the one day tours of this area as there is so much more to it than you can get in a day .. we were a small group of 5 and were best buddies by the end of the week ! Do this tour!
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  • RD
    Written on September 24, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was wonderful. Our guide was great and I made some amazing friends and went on some amazing adventures!
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  • Tropical Discovery reviewer 6
    Written on February 22, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This is a brand new tour launched with Topdeck. This is my second tour with the company and it continues to exceed my expectations. After my first tour, my expectations were high, but this tour was right up my ally. It was a huge plus to have a veteran tour guide who not only loves his job, but the Cairns region is his playground. Russell Wolman designed the itinerary for this tour and is going to be running it for the next while. If you are looking for a true experience of the Cairns region, really get in touch with nature, learn about what Daintree is, THIS is the tour to go on. What is only 5 days easily felt like 2 or 3 weeks worth of activities and exploration. In terms of value for your money, you won't be able to get an effective tour leader with his enthusiasm, transportation, and accommodation for this price from any other company in this region. Being on such a new tour and with a small passenger list, we were able to see and experience so much more when it came to hiking through trails, scaling mountains, seeing incredible waterfalls, and tapping into the gems of the region that is not covered in your typical tour. Tropical Discovery is one of those tours everyone should go on. Nothing short of FANTASTIC!
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation
  2. Day 2: Cape Tribulation
  3. Day 3: Cape Tribulation to Atherton Tablelands
  4. Day 4: Atherton Tablelands to Mission Beach
  5. Day 5: Mission Beach to Cairns

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Recommended for Australia. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Cairns.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Topdeck to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $200 to confirm this Topdeck booking. The remaining balance is then payable 47 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 4 September 2018 the full payment of $639 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 47 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $639 for Tropical Discovery, but the deposit of $200 is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 461 km.
  • Cairns (Australia)
  • 89 km
  • Daintree (Australia)
  • 33 km
  • Cape Tribulation (Australia)
  • 43 km
  • Mossman Gorge (Australia)
  • 90 km
  • Atherton (Australia)
  • 95 km
  • Mission Beach (Australia)
  • 111 km
  • Cairns (Australia)

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