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“Rainforest tours opened a whole new world to us.”
Review of Rainforest Tours

Rainforest Tours
Ranked #7 of 24 Tours in Sooke
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Owner description: Guided adventures into the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island's temperate rainforests and wild coastlines. Whether you join a guided hiking tour or create your own customized adventure, your day will end with your senses truly indulged. Join us on an off the beaten path experience! Both half-day and full-day tour options available. Gourmet lunches, transportation, hot and cold beverages and interpretation included in each tour.
Bedford, Canada
1 review
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“Rainforest tours opened a whole new world to us.”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

My wife and I first hiked with Rainforest Tours in August, 2010. We started at Parkinson and hiked to Botanical. My wife returned again in May, 2011, for another adventure. She especially loved the tidal pools, with the colourful sea urchins and anenomes, and little fish. We learned so much about the vegetation - natural herbs used by Vancouver Island natives - and the ecosystem of the rain forest. The food was fabulous, with a choice of gourmet sandwiches on homemade breads, salads with dressing, and desserts. Our guides chose an amazing picnic site on a cliff overlooking the crashing waves below. We watched the seals playing in the water while we ate our lunch. We saw bears as well but our guides explained that this was just a part of their natural habitat and explained to us how to behave when they were near. We saw Harlequin ducks, which I understand are a rare site in most parts of Canada. The hikes were relaxing, exciting, and the guides were always attentive to our capabilities, safety and interests. They made it seem as though we were hiking with family.

Visited May 2011
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Halifax, Canada
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“Best Hike Ever”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Botanical Beach hike took us to a very beautiful part of the coast of Vancouver Island. I learned so much about the plants and creatures we saw, i.e. I didn't know that Salal berries were not only edible but nutritious, and I didn't know that slugs were so beautiful and eat mushrooms! The beach is wonderful, the tidal pools are rich with marine life and Rachel, our guide, is so knowledgeable about all the creatures that live there. We all enjoyed our gourmet lunch.

Visited August 2011
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