After Cairns, I joined a new group with a different tour leader Michelle. She was from Cairns actually so it was nice to have an Australian guide this time around. After introductions, we headed north to Port Douglas which would be our home base for the next 4 nights as we explored the Daintree rainforest and the surrounding area.
The Daintree rainforest is 135 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world! It has several unique plant and animal species that can only be seen here. Our rainforest guide Angie took us around her property and explained the native plants and animals to us. The number of plants that are toxic and can kill you in this rainforest is shocking! Literally, I felt like I shouldn’t touch anything just in case it was poisonous. You really need to be knowledgeable if you are going to live in this area of the world otherwise one wrong move could really cost you.