Tropical jungle flows into the iridescent sea on this custom tailored tour through the far reaches of northeast Queensland and Bali. From hidden hot springs to the bright coral of the Great Barrier Reef, isolated white beaches to the cliff-top temples, the lush trees and fascinating streets abound with limitless possibility. Dancers use their movement to tell Hindu epics, and hot air balloons provide secluded panoramas of the sunrise. Handcrafted statues crown ancient temples and rice terraces...
Port Douglas – Arrive in the Charming Beachside City of Port Douglas
Port Douglas maintains its ambiance as a quiet fishing village with friendly locals eager to smile at passersby. Palm trees fringe the white sand beaches, and seaside cafes offer refreshing aromas of freshly brewed coffee accompanied by views of the water. Daintree Rainforest edges the coastline and spreads across the Great Dividing Range to the west towards Cape York Peninsula to the north. As you overlook it all, your flight will land at Cairns Airport where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival.
The scenic road north offers pristine views of the landscape, highlighting the green forest canopy and shimmering sapphire water. You will settle into the comforts of your lavish hotel, which overlooks the serene coast. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the relaxed ambiance along the western end of Macrossan Street or stroll along the picturesque Reef Marina. White sand reaches as far as the eye can see along Four Mile Beach as the water glistens with shades of indigo and cobalt beneath the passing sailboats. You can dig your toes into the soft sand as the waters of the Coral Sea splash against your skin.
Day 2 - 3
Port Douglas – Discover the Great Barrier Reef on a Full Day Tour
Port Douglas – Venture into the Rainforest on a Full Day Tour of Kuranda
Day 5 - 6
Green Island – Enjoy a Unique Exploration of a Coral Sands at Green Island
Green Island – Traverse Cape Tribulation for Pristine Rainforest and Depart Home
- Relish a full day tour of the Great Barrier Reef to explore the picturesque world beneath the sea, including sea turtles and clown fish
- Revel in spices with a private cooking lesson that will give you the secrets to Balinese cuisine
- Indulge in the aerial views of northeast Queensland on a sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride and panoramic Skyrail ride
- Relax on the white sand shores of Green Island, located between Australia’s east coast and the Outer Reef of the Great Barrier Reef
The tropics provide a majestic destination filled with jungle life and crystal-clear water, marvelous culture and relaxed ambiance. Your 7-day tour will take you from shoreline to the rainforest canopy in Queensland, Australia. Your thrilling exploration will begin with your arrival at Cairns Airport as your private transfer will greet you before escorting you north to the charming streets of Port Douglas and your luxurious resort-style hotel that overlooks the edges of the Coral Sea. The remainder of the day is yours to settle into the style and elegance of the white sand beaches and rainforest-clad landscape. Wake the next morning to board a catamaran for a full day tour on the Great Barrier Reef to visit a selection of marvelous dive and snorkel sites for incredible visions of life found beneath the Coral Sea.
The next day, you will board a Skyrail gondola for a 360-degree view of the land and sea as you ride into the jungle expanse. Once in the town of Kuranda, you can visit the art galleries or the butterfly sanctuary, or you could also hang out with kangaroos and koalas at the Kuranda Koala Gardens. Return to the waters the next day for a visit to Green Island. The fabulous secluded shores overlook a series of protected reefs, and you can blend relaxing on white sand beaches with exploring the coral and the aquatic life that edges the sprouting rainforest before you return to Port Douglas. The following day, your guide will meet you at your hotel and lead you into the dense Daintree Rainforest to explore the mangrove trees, the floodplains, and the Aboriginal culture around Cape Tribulation. Experience a smoking ceremony and learn to hunt the crabs that hide in the mud.
$1,745 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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