An introduction to the top three attractions of Central Australia, this 3 day tour offers a range of unforgettable experiences including sunrise and sunset over Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta), Kings Canyon, The Garden of Eden and a camel farm. You'll also visit ancient caves home to Aboriginal rock art and dine on traditional bush fare.
Day 1 Alice Springs/Kata Tjuta/Uluru: Starting in Alice Springs, we set off to experience the wonder of the iconic Uluru. We 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, getting up close to this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. As the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, take a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. This is the perfect end to a remarkable day. Your tour host will have dinner and a glass of wine awaiting your arrival back at camp.
Day 2 Uluru/Kings Canyon: An early start is rewarded with a glorious Uluru sunrise. While the morning’s fresh enjoy an unguided walk around the base of Uluru. Deepen your understanding of the land and the Mala people during a cultural interpretive walk with an Aboriginal guide (and interpreter). It is a unique opportunity to share experiences, connect with and learn about the oldest culture on earth. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Centre before we travel to our exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night.
Day 3 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs: Discover the Lost City and the Garden of Eden on a 6km hike in Kings Canyon. Admire and explore the towering walls and crevices of Watarrka National Park. The photo opportunities are endless in Kings Canyon so be sure to bring your camera. At the end of the trek it’s time to refuel with a bite to eat before making the journey back to the remote centre of Alice Springs.
Upgrade to Motel Room single or twin accommodation, including ensuites and the transfer by the guide to and from campsite. (Available from 01 April 2017)
Night 1: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, Yulara
Night 2: Kings Canyon Resort, Watarrka National Park
Departs: 6.05 am daily from Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs
Returns: 6.00 pm to Alice Springs
Children: This tour is not suitable for children 7 years and under
What to Bring: Towel, water bottle, torch, small pillow, toiletries, hat, sturdy walking shoes, sun screen, camera, warm clothing in winter months, wet weather gear. Money for optional tours
Fitness Requirement: Good level of fitness is required.
Operated By: Intrepid Travel & Adventure Tours