Tour ID: 10005141
Come with us as we show you the heart of the Red Centre - Uluru. What’s not to love about a famous Aussie landmark in the beautiful setting sun with a glass of sparkling wine in your hand? You’ll also get the chance to climb aboard a camel’s back for a ride at an outback camel farm before you curl up for the night under the stars in a swag (Aussie bedroll). Like culture? So do we! We’ll take you on a cultural walk around the base of the rock with a local indigenous guide. You’ll also hike around King’s Canyon and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - no wonder this is our most popular trip!
Day 1 – Kata Tjuta and Uluru
DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Ayers Rock): Desert Gardens Hotel, 1:45pm
This afternoon head out to explore the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta, and get up close to these ancient geological formations. As the sun begins to set 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. The perfect end to the day awaits you back at camp, as you enjoy a famous 1,000 star dinner. With the red earth at your feet and an infinite sprawl of stars overhead, sit down to a candlelit spread of locally sourced food and wines. (D)
Day 2 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
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 we travel to our exclusive campsite within the Watarrka National Park(Kings Canyon) where we sleep for the night. (BLD)
Day 3 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Get your hiking shoes on today as we head 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 we make our way back to Alice Springs. (BL)
B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner
Experienced tour guides, all meals as indicated, accommodation transfers, camping fees & equipment.
Sleeping Bag $35 available for purchase directly from the tour operator.
1:45 PM Daily
Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Departs daily from April to October and on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from November to March.
Leaves from Uluru (Ayers Rock) at 1.45pm at the Desert Gardens Hotel.
Tour ends in Alice Springs.
Sturdy walking shoes, swimming gear, hat & sunscreen, water bottle, towel & toiletries, torch, warm clothing in winter months, flynet, camera & film, sleeping bag (can be purchased for $35), pillow.
Children under 7 years not permitted on this tour. Children 8-12 years may travel at the child price.
Our Basix trips are amazing experiences at a great price. Each trip has an expert local leader, and plenty of free time for optional extras. We camp at permanent campsites with swags and sleeping bags and nearby shared bathroom facilities. Tents may be permanently erected twin or quad share, you may need to erect your own pop up tent or roll out a swag (Aussie bedroll) to sleep under the stars. We provide simple camp mattresses and recommend either BYO travel pillow or use rolled up towel or clothing. We travel in a range of private vehicles from 4WD trucks in the Top End, to comfortable overland vehicles through the Red Centre. The perfect option for a ‘no frills’ trip.
Depending on the tour/campground there will be a sheltered BBQ area for preparing meals and you must be prepared to assist with food preparation, dish washing, collecting firewood etc - plus helping keep the campsite clean and tidy for the next group of travellers. The interactive nature of these tours is a key component to getting more in touch with nature and the Australian culture – the more you put in the more you get out! These tours tend to appeal to active travellers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.
· Please note during summer the itinerary can change due to high temperatures.
· Itineraries may also vary and/or attractions substituted due to other seasonal conditions, Traditional owner and national park requirements.
· A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies in a soft bag or backpack
· Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
Ayers Rock (Uluru), Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Mt Conner and Kings Canyon
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