Red Centre Highlights 4 Nights / 5 Days

Australia

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TOUR PLAN

Arrive Alice Springs

On arrival in Alice Springs you'll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Alice Springs

Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Travel from Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) aboard a luxury coach. Take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, passing through the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. Stop at the Camel Farm and learn about the impact camels had in opening up Central Australia. Camels, ideally suited to the hot, dry climate of Australias interior, were imported in the 19th century and remained the principal means of outback transport until railways and roads were established. While travelling through this remote country, your friendly Driver/Guide will provide an informative and entertaining commentary. Learn the natural and geological history of the region, as well as the unique Australian desert flora and fauna such as the Perentie monitor lizard, the thorny devil and the red kangaroo. Hear about the traditional customs and beliefs of the local Aboriginals. There is time for stop at Mt Ebenezer road house for a quick break. View flat-topped Atila (Mt Conner) in the distance before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort rested, relaxed and ready to explore the amazing World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

This afternoon enjoy a leisurely drive out to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) for one of our favourite Sunset experiences in Central Australia. Along the way your Driver Guide will explain the geological and cultural history of the area. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta while you take in a magnificent outback sunset with canapes and Australian wine. Overnight in Ayers Rock.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas)

Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea or coffee. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Ayers Rock Resort. Travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru  Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and see Aboriginal arts and crafts. Please ensure you have a minimum of 1 litre of water with you for your walk.

In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying canapes and a complimentary glass of wine.

After sunset, you will be transferred to an exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, outside the Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights so that there is a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Once at the site, you will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, you will be served tea, coffee and dessert and Your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight (weather permitting). Your guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort. Overnight in Ayers Rocks

Uluru (Ayers Rock) - Kings Canyon - Alice Springs

An early start from Ayers Rock Resort should reward you with a desert sunrise en route to Kings Canyon. After a breakfast stop at Kings Creek Station you will arrive at Watarrka National Park where you can make the rocky climb to the rim of the canyon and be rewarded with breath-taking views of the park and into the canyon itself. The climb is recommended for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, you may wish to explore the boulder- strewn canyon floor, an easier shady walk. Travel on to Alice Springs. Check in and relax. Overnight in Alice Springs

 

Depart Alice Springs

Your short break concludes this morning. You'll be transferred to Alice Springs Airport for your onward flight.

Add on cities: Sydney and Melbourne for 3 nights / 4 days before you head back to India.

  • 2 Nights in Ayers Rock in 4* hotel
  • 2 Nights in Alice Springs
  • Return airport transfers
  • Luxury coach with driver guide throughout the tour
  • Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park Ticket, Sparkling Wine & Canapes (Day 2)
  • Tea, Coffee and Biscuits, Wine and canapes & Uluru BBQ Dinner (Day 3)
  • Airfares and ticket taxes
  • Visa Charges
  • Indian GST
  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Surcharges applicable
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Tips and Porterage
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
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