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Book the 'Basix' option, which includes a permanent twin-share tent with thin camp mattresses, nearby bathroom facilities and freshly prepared meals. Participants assist with food preparation, dishwashing, firewood collection, and tidying the campsite, and bring their own sleeping bag and towels. (You can rent a sleeping bag from the tour operator; a swag (bedroll) is also available for those wishing to sleep under the stars.) Select the 'Original' upgrade and enjoy comfortable accommodations in a twin-share or solo tent with proper beds (linens supplied), lights and a pedestal fan. Shared bathroom facilities with hot water are available nearby. Relax while meals are prepared for you, and enjoy freshly brewed coffee with breakfast and local Australian wines with dinner. Please see the Itinerary section below for details of your 3-day tour of Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park).
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.
Touring of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
Pickup from Alice Springs Hotels, Desert Gardens Hotel (Ayers Rock Resort) or Ayers Rock Airport.
Accommodation as per itinerary
Explorer: includes twin share tent with thin camp mattress
Safari: includes twin share tent with proper beds (linen supplied), lights and a pedestal fan.
Base walk at Uluru
Sunrise at Kata Tjuta
Kings Canyon rim walk
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Explorer option: sleeping bag (available to purchase from local operator at an additional cost of $45AUD per person)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Ayers Rock Airport pickup information from October 4, 2015 to April 2, 2016: Qantas (QF1851) at 9:40/9:50am Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm Jetstar (JQ664) at 11:20am Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm Virgin (VA1627) at 12:15pm You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive. Jetstar (JQ660) at 12:35/12:40pm You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive.
PLEASE NOTE: Explorer option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex. Sleeping bags are not included (available for purchase from local operator). Swag (Aussie bedroll) is available for those wishing to sleep under the stars
PLEASE NOTE: Safari option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex unless sole tent option is chosen during the booking process.
Note: Anangu, Uluru's traditional owners, would prefer that visitors choose not to climb Uluru. Furthermore, the climb may be closed without notice due to weather or cultural reasons.
Luggage must not exceed 15kg per person
Campsites have hot/cold running water, toilets and showers close by. Full bed linen and a towel is provided on Safari/Original option
This is a participation tour. You may be required to assist with preparing lunches, cleaning dishes and collecting firewood. A host will be based at each campsite to prepare dinner/breakfast.
Health, Fitness and Medical: Some tours operate in remote areas and include some hiking through rugged terrain. Passengers should be of reasonable health and fitness and carry all required medication. Please list any prior medical conditions in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
You must have travel insurance to participate in this tour
Please provide all your passport details at time of booking
The maximum passenger per tour is 24 travelling in an air-conditioned all terrain truck
Tour departs from selected Alice Springs hotels or Desert Gardens Hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 5 pm on Day 3.