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Private guide for a more personalized experience
Small group ensures personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Feel the beating heart of the Red Centre as you walk through sacred lands. Become entranced by the natural beauty of vast open skies, harsh deserts and stunning scenery, combined with a cultural and spiritual reverence that will leave you breathless. From Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you will discover the mysteries of an ancient civilization unchanged over time. You’ll see where the stories of Dreaming began and where the stories of Creation can be found through rituals, ceremonies, dance and art. See below for the detailed itinerary.
Day 1: Alice Springs — Kings Canyon (D) Departing Alice Springs at 2pm, we leave the tar and hit the dirt travelling directly to Kings Canyon via the four wheel drive Ernst Giles Road, visiting varying sights along the way. On arrival at Kings Canyon Resort, check in to your 4 star hotel room and, time permitting, we will enjoy a sparkling wine with a selection of canapés whilst watching the amazing sunset on Carmichael Crag at the western end of Kings Canyon. Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the Resort’s restaurant.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort
Day 2: Kings Canyon — Uluru-Kata Tjuta (B, L, D) Following breakfast we take a short drive to Kings Canyon for an early guided walk. The Rim Walk is botanically and spiritually rich, combined with astounding scenery such as the buttressed domes that surround the Amphitheatre, the Lost City and Garden of Eden. The walk takes approximately 3 hours requiring a good fitness level and for those wanting a softer option, there is the shorter and easier Kings Creek walk leading into the centre of the Canyon.
Following the walk we make our way to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, stopping at Willonga Well for lunch under the shade of mighty Desert Oaks with perhaps a glass or two of wine. On arrival at the National Park, it’s a good time to stretch the legs at Kata Tjuta with the Walpa Gorge ‘Windy Gully’ walk, suitable for most fitness levels. Returning to the hotel, there’s time to prepare for the evening activities and for those partaking the Sounds of Silence Dinner (additional expense), you’ll be picked up from the hotel while the rest of us find a remote location to observe the famous changing colours of Uluru and Kata Tjuta at sunset, accompanied with canapés and wine or cool refreshments. After sunset we return to the hotel for a beautiful 3 course dinner and chat about the day’s events.
Overnight: Kings Canyon Resort
Day 3: Uluru – Alice Springs (B, L*) We depart the Resort under darkness to a remote location to witness sunrise over the mighty monolith of Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta. Guests electing to climb Uluru will be given a breakfast box and taken directly to the base to commence their 2 - 2.5 hour climb (weather permitting) while those not climbing will return to the hotel for breakfast. Anangu discourage people from climbing Uluru.
We will rendezvous with guests that climbed Uluru to experience the wonderful walks around the base, learning of the creation myths and fascinating geology of Uluru.
For those departing from the Ayers Rock Airport / Resort, your guide will deliver you by 12.30pm and for those returning to Alice Springs, we commence our journey back, stopping at Curtin Springs Station for a typical Aussie BBQ lunch. We will return you to your hotel at approximately 5.30pm after three days of stunning beauty and adventure.
Accommodation as per itinerary
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Alice Springs airport or hotel pickup and drop off
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
National Park Fees
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rates are based on traveling with 2 adults. One child permitted in existing bedding
Please note: Children must be between 10-12 years of age to attend the Sounds of Silence dinner
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Alice Springs: 5.30pm approximately Ayers Rock: 12.30pm airport transfer