Day 1: Alice Springs - Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Depart Alice Springs and travel through the remote Outback landscapes past the West MacDonnell Ranges. This ancient, twisted range is thought to be the oldest in Australia. Stop to visit the Outback Camel Farm, where you'll have the opportunity to try riding one (own expense). Stop to view the flat-topped Mt Conner before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Take a tour to the base of Uluru with your guide. Travel to Mutitjulu waterhole, where you can see cave paintings and hear the legends of Python Dreaming. Visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn more about the indigenous history and culture, and see traditional arts and crafts on display. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and watch the golden rays of the setting sun strike Uluru.Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the 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: Ayers RockDay 2: Uluru Sunrise - Mutitjulu Waterhole - Uluru Climb - Kings Canyon
Rise early and witness the day's first light striking Uluru. Warm up with a coffee or tea as you take in the quiet of the Australian Outback. Join a tour to Kata Tjuta and walk into Walpa Gorge, where you may spot ancient stone carvings. In the early afternoon, travel by luxury coach through spectacular desert scenery on your way to Kings Canyon Resort. Pass through Curtin Springs cattle station before viewing Atila (Mt. Conner) from the coach. Overnight: Kings CanyonDay 3: Kings Canyon Guided Rim Walk - Alice Springs
Enjoy a guided walk along the rim of Kings Canyon and through the 'Lost City' and 'Garden of Eden' (requires a good degree of fitness). See the towering walls and unique plant life. An alternative easy walk along the canyon floor is also available. In the afternoon, travel through the vast cattle properties of Central Australia, stopping at Kings Creek Station before arriving at your hotel in Alice Springs.
Accommodation Options: Ayers Rock Resort
Tour Only - No accommodation included at Ayers Rock or Kings Canyon. You therefore have the flexibility to book your own accommodation.
Outback Pioneer Hotel (Budget) - The Outback Pioneer Lodge has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some Outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.
Desert Gardens Hotel (Standard) - Set amidst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the recently refurbished Desert Gardens hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.
Sails In The Desert (Superior) - Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre.
Due to operational requirements, hotel options are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.
6:15am A Good Rest B&B
6:55am Alice in the Territory
6:35am Alice Motor Inn
6:40am Alice on Todd
6:35am Aurora Alice Springs
6:25am Chifley Alice Springs Resort
6:45am Desert Palms Resort
6:35am Desert Rose Inn
6:30am Diplomat Motel
6:50am DoubleTree Hilton Alice Springs
6:30am Elkira Motel
6:55am G’Day Mate Caravan Park
6:20am Haven Backpackers
6:55am Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge
6:55am Heritage Caravan Park
6:40am Ibis Styles Oasis
6:55am Lasseters Casino Hotel
6:55am MacDonnell Ranges Caravan Park
7:00am Pathdorf Bed & Breakfast
6:40am Quest Apartments
6:15am Stuart Caravan Park
6:40am Swagmans Rest Motel
6:35am Todd Tavern
6:40am Toddy’s Resort
6:15am Wintersun Caravan Park
6:15am Vatu Sanctuary