Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru (L,D)
Starting in Alice Springs, set off to experience the wonder of the iconic Uluru. Make a stop at an authentic outback camel farm and for those that are keen there is the option to go for a short ride on the back of one of these desert animals (at your own expense). Continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara for lunch before embarking to explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. As the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, take a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colors change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp - the famous 1,000 star dinner. Sit down to a candlelit spread of locally-sourced food and wines; with the red earth at your feet and an infinite sprawl of stars overhead, soak up the vastness of the Outback skies during a hosted dinner you’ll never forget.
Day 2 – Uluru to Kings Canyon (B,L,D)
An early start is rewarded with the sunrise over Uluru. While the morning’s fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. You will then deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people as you embark on a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter). It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, and to connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to see more Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before you travel to the exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where you sleep for the night.
Day 3 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs (B,L)
Get your hiking shoes on today as the group heads out to explore the formations and rock faces of King’s Canyon. You will be left breathless by the sheer size and beauty of the canyon, as we trek through the Amphitheatre and discover the Lost City, the lush Garden of Eden, and the North and South Walls. Enjoy a well-deserved lunch before you continue back to Alice Springs.
Really enjoyed this tour. This was one of the highlights of my Aus. travel. The air conditioned coach was newer than most similar tour buses and comfortable which was just great because it's extremely hot in the outback. The driver/guide was very affable and knowledgeable and passengers were an international mix from UK, Germany, S.Africa, Norway, S.Korea and all got on very well. The camping is really glamping with proper beds however, If you wanted to sleep under the stars I think that could be accommodated. The early mornings start at 4.30-5.00am because it is the coolest time of the day to start the hikes around Uluru and Kings Canyon. If you do not feel up to long walks there are options to take the shorter routes so the trip does cater for all fitness types. All good, thanks
A fabulous tour and definitely a highlight of our whole trip to Australia! Ross was a great tour leader, he took everything at a great pace, patient and was extremely knowledgeable. I love that he has only just started this job and it definitely was the right career change! A huge thank you to him.
It would be good to have clearer instructions in advance from Viator about baggage limitations especially if you are joining the tour in Ayres Rock and therefore travelling with a lot of luggage and no where to store it apart from on the bus. It seems to be very strict but after contacting the ground handler directly, this wasn't a problem and we were allowed our 2 large suitcases.
Fantastic tour - excellent guide, excellent sites, great group, everything very good
Excellent tour - our guide was Teagan with Brooke under training. Teagan was one of the best guides we've ever had and made the trip interesting and informative. We loved hearing about her life experiences which enhanced our experience and understanding of the culture. Highly recommended despite having to get up at 4am for the walks!
this was the best tour ever, our guide " Keith" was full of knowledge, the camping facility was the best, no crawling into a tent but walking into a nice little cabin with 2 single beds with blankets, pillows and towels waiting for us. The food was great. If you want to learn and discover what is central Australia this is the tour you need to take, from Uluru to Kings Canyon and everything in between, you wont regret any minutes. Everything was very well organise, good management of our time. No regret. I Highly recommended this tour.
The bus was quite uncomfortable, but the sites and food were great!
Very well organised tour, food wasn't great but ok. Tents were great, some mattrasses need replaceing as the springs have gone. Sleeping in swags was great.
The trip was very enjoyable and well organised. Our guide Matt was very knowledgeable , unfortunately on our way back to Alice Springs our bus got stuck in some sand and we were transferred onto another bus and were several hours late back in Alice Springs.
Excellent tour guide (Keith) who was enthusiastic, entertaining and very knowledgable; providing many interesting facts and talking to us about interesting features, such as plants that have functions in the environment you'd never know about. The food was excellent and exceeded expectations for this kind of tour. The accomodation/sites were exactly what I was hoping for considering it was a camping trip.
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