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“A day in the Daintree Rainforest”
Review of Daintree Tours

Daintree Tours
Ranked #26 of 77 Tours in Port Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Discover the naturally breathtaking wilderness of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in style. Unmatched, the environmentally sensitive tours deliver places where time simply ‘stands still’. Four individual safaris have been created to access the most remote and exclusive components of each destination, together with a boat cruise along Cooper Creek. No matter what your preference flora or fauna, scenic lookouts or lush tropical rainforest, pristine beaches or mangrove entwined estuaries – Deluxe Safaris can deliver.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

On my first visit to Port Douglas, I was very keen to do the day trip to Cape Tribulation in the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. I considered doing a self-drive trip but decided I would get more out of the day by travelling with an experienced guide. I travelled with Daintree Tours in a very comfortable mini-bus handled expertly by our guide.
We stopped at Mossman Gorge , followed by a number of forest walks where we were able to view the trees, vines and bushes making up the rain forest.
At Cape Tribulation we wandered on to the beach and had a close up encounter with a local goanna. A lunch at a local resort was included and a bonus was a rare sighting of a cassowary close to the resort. On the return trip, we stopped for a small boat cruise on Cooper Creek to check out the resident crocodiles. We found 4 salties and watched as they cruised along the mangrove trees.
Our guide had an excellent knowledge of the trees, animals and history of the area and added considerably to our knowledge of rainforest fauna and flora. We were dropped back to or apartment after an outstanding day trip.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our driver, Kerry, was great. Like others have said, he knew all our names, engaged each of us in the conversation, and had heaps of little stories and anecdotes to fill the drive times. We took a hike through the rainforest, had morning tea at Cape Tribulation, went up the creek successfully searching for crocs (something that's apparently difficult to do this time of year), had lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the middle of the rainforest, went for ice cream, took a stop at a beautiful site high up and overlooking the river's outlet to the sea (see pic), and went swimming at Mossman Gorge! So much more than I anticipated! It was a long day, but worth every moment!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Our driver, Kerry, was really knowledgeable, friendly but not over the top. Seven of us on the trip and he involved us all in conversation. We visited Cape Tribulation, Mossman gorge, had lunch at a resort in the rain forest, walked in the rain forest, went up a creek and saw two big crocs. Ths trip was great value - full day 7.30 to 5pm.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was the second tour I had booked with Tropical Journeys, the first being Sail and Snorkel on the Aquarius to the Low Isles. I was given a $20.00 discount for booking both tours at the same time - $10.00 off each and much appreciated. I did the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation tour, a full-day tour. Kerry was our guide and driver for the day and was great. Very knowledgeable and a lovely guy. We took in the Daintree with the short ferry river crossing, rainforest walk, a short cruise sighting crocodiles on Cooper Creek and the beautiful Cape Tribulation, stopping at Mossman Gorge on the way back. Such a beautiful part of Far North Queensland. Kerry "managed" to get us several cassowary sightings (doesn't always happen), several lizards, a tree frog and several crocs. A lovely lunch was included (barramundi) at a small rainforest resort finishing with some Daintree Ice Cream. Small group which was great with lovely fellow travellers. A great enjoyable day.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

After wanting to visit the Daintree for nearly 20 years I wanted a great day to live up to my expectations. Our 2 families totaling 4 adults and 5 kids booked a private tour. We were picked up in a Mercedez van by Peter and from the moment we started driving the day began! Peter's knowledge of the local area and history was thorough and personal through sharing his own experiences. He answered all our questions without hesitation and made all the information interesting without feeling like we were listening to a rehearsed and dry presentation. We visited Cape Tribulation, went on another little trek where we spotted a cassowary, a crocodile tour on Coopers Creek was the real deal coming close enough to a big male to feel like he did a head count of all on the boat! Lunch was included at a beautiful Daintree resort, then to a Daintree ice cream shop with ice cream made from local Daintree fruits and finishing the day with a stop at Mossman Gorge. Sounds like a big day but it went so fast. When we return we hope Peter is still there to show us some more of the beautiful Daintree Rainforest.

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