Experience the wonder and mystery of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a two-day tour from Alice Springs. You'll see all the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the unforgettable sights of an Uluru sunset and sunrise. You'll also travel by luxury coach and stay at your choice of standard, first-class or deluxe accommodation.
- Two-day tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kata Tjuta
- Driving through the vast open spaces of Outback Australia
- Visit a camel farm and ride a camel (own expense)
- Enjoy the sunset over Uluru with a glass of sparkling wine
- See the changing hues of sunrise over Uluru
- Choice of budget, first-class or superior accommodation
- Entertaining and informed commentary from your driver/guide
What You Can Expect
Depart from Alice Springs and travel through the West MacDonnell and James Ranges with stops at a camel farm, where you have the chance to ride a camel (own expense) and a great vantage point to see the majestic Mt Conner. Later in the afternoon visit the 36 immense rock domes of Kata Tjuta. Enjoy a guided walk into Walpa Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls that flank you as you enter the gorge. Then travel to sunset strip where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular display of light and color as you watch an Uluru sunset.
Late in the afternoon, travel to sunset strip where you will enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you admire the spectacular display of light and color as you watch an Uluru sunset.
You have a choice of accommodation:
Ayers Rock Resort - Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget, shared facilities)
Desert Gardens Hotel (First-Class)
Sails in the Desert (Deluxe)
Day 2. Uluru Sunrise, Mutitjulu Waterhole
Rise early this morning and travel to Talinguru Nyakunytjaku viewing area to witness the sun rise over Uluru. In the stillness and quiet, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and feel the spiritual heart of the Australian Outback. Then be mesmerized by the changing hues of Uluru in the morning light. After watching the sun rise, travel to Uluru and tour around the base with your guide. Next, travel to Mutitjulu waterhole, where you will have a guided wall, see ancient rock art and hear stories of Aboriginal legends.
Afterward, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre where you can learn more about the indigenous history and culture, and see traditional arts and crafts on display. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Alice Springs.
Please note: There is no opportunity to purchase food while on tour. Please arrange with your hotel to have breakfast earlier or to provide a breakfast box to take with you.
Outback Pioneer Lodge (Budget - shared facilities)
The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives our guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.
Desert Gardens Hotel (Superior)
Set amidst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the recently refurbished Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.
Sails In The Desert (First Class)
Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.
Due to operational requirements, hotels are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.
Hotel Pickup List:06:15 - A Good Rest B&B
06:50 - Alice in the Territory
06:35 - Alice Lodge Backpackers
06:40 - Alice Motor Inn
06:20 - Alice on Todd
06.35 - Aurora Alice Springs
06.25 - Chifley Alice Springs Resort
06:45 - Desert Palms Resort
06:35 - Desert Rose Inn
06:30 - Diplomat Motel
06:50 - DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
06:30 - Elkira Motel
06:55 - G’Day Mate Caravan Park
06:20 - Haven Backpackers
06:55 - Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
06:55 - Heritage Caravan Park
06:40 - Ibis Styles Oasis
06:55 - Lasseters Casino Hotel
06:55 - MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
06:15 - Mount Nancy Motel
07:00 - Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
06:40 - Quest Apartments
06:15 - Stuart Caravan Park
06:40 - Swagmans Rest Motel
06:35 - Todd Tavern
06:40 - Toddy’s Resort
06:40 - White Gum Apartments
06:15 - Wintersun Caravan Park
Our visit to Uluru was all we hoped for and more. The long bus rides were punctuated by excellent information provided by knowledgeable driver/guides. The sunrise and sunset experiences were superb and very spiritual in feeling. The accommodations (we received an upgrade) at Ayres resort were first class as were the people in the hotel and shops in the town center. We would recommend Viator to all travelers desiring a well organized 2 day tour.
Had a wonderful trip.Nothing can prepare you for your first glimpse of Uluru...awesome.
Bus drivers were great but didn't feel it was worth the money.