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) and Kings Canyon. You'll also visit ancient caves home to Aboriginal rock art and dine on traditional bush fare.
Day 1 Alice Springs/Uluru: Starting in Alice Springs, set off to experience a working camel farm, perhaps even enjoying a ride. Head to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and take a guided walk through the awe-inspiring Domes of Kata Tjuta. Head to Australia's most iconic landmark - Uluru (Ayres Rock). As the sun begins to set below the horizon, take a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. The perfect end to a remarkable day is awaiting you back at camp, as you enjoy a delicious spread of food and wine with your group. If the weather permits, sit outside under the stars.
Day 2 Uluru/Kings Canyon: An early start this morning is rewarded with an Uluru sunrise. While the morning is fresh enjoy a walk around the base of the rock, gaining insights into the land and the local Mala people on an interpretive cultural walk with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Guide. Once you’ve had lunch, perhaps purchase some art and craft of the First People of Australia, at the Uluru Cultural Centre. Travel onto the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon), where the group will eat and sleep for the night.
Note: Total driving time today is around three and a half hours. Total walking time is approximately two hours (or up to 4 if you do the full 8.5km base walk.)
Day 3 Kings Canyon/Alice Springs: After breakfast, get your hiking shoes on and head out to explore the impressive formations of Kings Canyon. You’ll be left breathless by the sheer beauty of the canyon, as you trek through the Amphitheatre, the Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the North and South Walls. Lunch is a welcome prospect, before you make your way back to Alice Springs.
Departs: 6.05am daily from Aurora Alice Springs, Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs
Returns: 6.00pm 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