Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 3-Day Tour from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Very well organised trip. All guides and drivers excellent, friendly and informative.
The tour itself is great. The tour operator (one of the few in the area) was great. It seems Viator changed their description between booking time and tour time. It was also my mistake that I did not check the tour operator's website for more information after I received my confirmation.
I went on this tour with the expectation that I would board a bus day 1 and be on that same bus through day 3.
This tour is really a series of tours. You must call and confirm before your arrival. Have a pen and paper ready to write down the details. Not everyone in your group is on this tour. You will also need 3 liters of water per person for the Kings Canyon tour; a Camelbak is recommended. Also wear appropriate clothing and footwear for walking.
The scenery is very nice and I would go on it again. I highly recommend.
Our Flight was late in arriving so we missed part of our first tour to the Olga's but the sunset and sunrise experience at Uluru were absolutely phenomenal. King's Canyon was amazing although I didn't know if I could climb the 500 steps but once at the top I was so glad I had. The guides, drivers etc were all amazing and so knowledgeable and made it very interesting. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
A wonderful trip. I read the reviews before and was open minded. This is a great way to see Kings Canyon, the drive is long but the driver was good with updates and I investigated the times before. Everything worked smoothly and was on time, our driver John, helped me arrange an additional helicopter trip and was very accommodating, thanks. A great way to see Oz in comfort and not having to do the driving yourself.
The Resort was similar to Ayers Rock with food prices and the trip is clear about inclusions. Yes no live bugs in the room and given that we are in the Outback I was impressed with how clean the room was, on the same standard to Ayers Rock. Very quiet and I felt safe.
I did not realise that Viator were an Agent until afterwards, the trip was the same price as booking direct and I will be using again for other trips.
This was my first time into the central Australian desert, and I could not have hoped for a better introduction. Since I have a slight disability, I was worried whether I would be able to do the walking but in fact it was the walking I enjoyed most, and the distances, grades and times allowed were just right. Also, for someone who likes a drink (but not too much), the sunset drinks at Uluru were just what I needed. Apart from the walking, the detour to King's Canyon in your huge bus expertly driven by Jenny, together with Jenny's expert guided tour up the canyon, were again perfect. I felt a new man afterwards!
Very good organized tour, timing well respected. Comfortable busses. Interresting journey. But as french speaking people we did not understand all the explanations that were given by our guides. Would it be possible that AAT Kings provide a summary of the different points of interest - in french for example ? May be also in other languages .? .. Or videos with subtitels or headphones ? Best regards.
Brilliant drivers and guides and amazing hotels, Maria the driver was the best! Could do with a bit of a longer base waslk around uluru though. Commentary was great and we learnt loads and saw wildlife.
The tour was everything we wanted and gave us the opportunity to see Uluru at sunset and sunrise, The Kings canyon (The rim edge walk is a must!) and get to Alice Springs in time for a sunset on Anzac Hill and the Royal Flying Doctor Museum the following day (not included in tour price). The tours guides are great and provided just enough info upfront with opportunity to ask for more later. The only comment I would make is that the tour ended in Alice on the evening of the 3rd day but bizarrely did not include a hotel that night. No problem for us but perhaps puts people off this otherwise excellent tour
We had a beautyfull stay. Hotel, walks and all was perfect. Our meanguide Karl (Driver and .......)
was a real specialist and he told us a lot of interestid things . Congratulation also to the other guides in Uluru!
The days are more than Five stars!!
Great tour including Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs on a lovely big and comfortable coach. Very informative and friendly driver (John) and guides throughout. We had the choice to join in some group activities or do our own thing. We stayed in the deluxe accommodation at Uluru and Kings Canyon and enjoyed all the amenities. Staff, food and lodging all very good. Try the kangaroo skewers and the camel burgers.
Outstanding tour. Highly recommend this tour. Our flight into Ayers Rock was one hour late, bot AAT KING a
Was there waiting for us. They caught us up to the tour coach. Perfect in all regards.
The lodging was good and the tours were excellent. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for the sunset or sunrise over Ayers Rock. The additional sights on both those tours were very good and recommended. Personally, I would have added another day at Ayers Rock. There is so much there to absorb and see. Many other tours are also offered once you arrive and more time is needed to take some of them. The 3 day trip is well planned, but 4 days would be preferred. Or maybe even more.
the tour was very organize, hotels where clean and nice. the tour guides, driver vere very courtgeous and alway on time. The places they took as where carefully chosen. I really recomend the tour. Even though the weather was extreme, 39 degrees celcius the volume of people was nice.
Sehr empfehlenswert; war ein tolles Erlebnis dass ich nicht missen moechte, stunning adventure - highly recommended
Excellent tour starting with a meet and greet at the airport with a personalised programme. We were three days with our guide Michael and he was outstanding. With hindsight we should have selected a hotel a grade above the Desrt Garde..
Our walk around the Kings Canyon rim was superb in no small measure due to our guide, Rowan, who was absolutely outstanding.
Our tour guide was interesting, knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed our tour of Ayers Rock and learned much about the Outback and the creation beliefs of the Aboriginal people. Great tour. Thanks.
Fantastic tour. We chose the deluxe option and the hotels were good, especially the Kings Canyon Resort. We enjoyed the spectacular views of Uluru and Kings Canyon. Be aware that there is a lot of coach travel involved, but the guide we had made it very enjoyable and added to the experience.
The tour was well organized and we got to do enough hiking to get a feel for the Uluru and Kings Canyon area. The accommodations were satisfactory.
The AATKings guide and driver Warren was fabulous. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Loved the Jumping Crocodiles tour day 1 and especially the Yellow Water Billabong on day 2. Katherine Gorge on day 3 was spectacular. The choice of hotels was great for the first night at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel but the stay on the second night at Ibis Styles Katherine was awful. I'm assuming AATKings only chose this place because of the Katherine Gorge sunrise tour the next morning. Pity there's no other choice. Damp towels on the bed thus a wet bed as well, no hairdryer (they only had a few to offer and they were all gone), bathroom sliding window fixed in an open position (with a big screw) with all the world to see you in the shower, mouldy grouting in the shower and the spare toilet paper roll unusable locked in a holder. Left that place very disappointed considering we had paid for Superior accommodation option. As accommodation is left at the discretion of the tour operators and they should seriously think again. We weren't the only ones on the tour to put up with exactly the same problems unfortunately. Warren was fantastic and very informative and as there involved a lot of driving and monotonous landscape between the attractions, that was essential.
generally very good, coaches were very comfortable with efficient and helpful drivers (BUT the tour was advertised as a small group tour, which was deceptive). Overall well organised. However, the one black spot was that there was a strong sewage smell sometimes in our room.
This is a rush. You are off on tour when you arrive in Ayers Rock and do not get a late check out for the early morning sunrise tour the next AM, so no chance to come back to your room in the morning for a shower and change of clothes etc after going out at 5:15 AM so you have to have your bags all packed before going on the 5:15 Am sunrise tour, before you leave to on the bus to Kings Canyon. Would be better if you have two nights in Ayers Rock. Arrive in Kings Canyon late afternoonThe canyon walk through the valley in the morning is easy. Did not try the 7KM climb and walk along the top
The tours and guides were exceptional. We particularly enjoyed the Kings Canyon rim walk and the guide for this was superb. We opted for budget accommodation which was better than expected at Ayers Rock Resort but decidedly tatty at Kings Canyon, however as we were only in the room for a short period of time it was of little consequence. It would be useful to know in advance, the need to carry 3 litres of water each to do Kings Canyon rim walk as we struggled to obtain enough containers and we only had one rucksack between us. In all this was an amazing memorable trip.
Excellent Tour content and activities for those 3 days. We enjoyed the Professional attitude and comments of our AAT guides - special mention for the ULURU Sunset drinks: that was just great ! Just a little disappointment for the King's Canyon park ranger who put some kind of "speed-up" pressure during our trail.
Thibaut and Fanny
I had a great time, visiting in May 2013. The tour was very well organized and the guide knowledgeable, but you don't necessarily stay with the same guide the whole tour. I was a little nervous when I arrived as I wasn't sure about the schedule or confident that I was being picked up at the airport. But the tour company met the plane and it was easy to get bussed to the hotel. Once at the hotel, the hotel called the company to confirm my schedule. Once I had the schedule, I was set. Day One included a walk around Olga (watch out for the flies, they are out in force!) and a sunset viewing of Uluru. One thing, there is an evening dinner in Uluru park that wasn't included as part of this tour. I added it on and it was worth it. Seeing the stars at night in the desert was an experience. Next morning, up early to see Uluru at sunset and then walk around the base, finishing at a cultural center. Then I was off to King's Canyon, arriving in the evening. Next morning, walk around King's Canyon. You can choose to walk the rim, more difficult and longer, or the base. I chose the base walk. I added on a 15 minute helicopter tour which was great. Finally, the bus headed off to Alice Springs. In retrospect, I wouldn't have gone ton to Alice Springs. It's a long way on a bus and there's little to do there. Note, if you want to return to Uluru, it should be possible as the bus stops to exchange passengers, some go on to Alice springs and some return to Uluru. All my friends have asked me if it was worth the trip to Uluru and I say very much so. Yes, you can only take so many pictures of a big rock in the desert, but the views and landscape are amazing, and the overall experience of being in the remote desert and understanding the importance of Uluru to the aboriginal people really made my trip to Australia complete.