4 Day Red Centre Safari ex Yulara

 

We'll take you to the heart of the Red Centre on this four day tour camping in the outback. Starting at Alice Springs, this tour checks off all the must-see sites in the area, including: Glen Helen, Gosse Bluff, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, GilesTrack, Ormistorn Gorge, Western MacDonnell Ranges and of course Uluru itself. You'll also experience an Uluru cultural experience and see the sun rise over the great rock. This tour has the lot!. To see the Alice Springs departure of the same tour, click here.


Highlights

Tour Style
Tourcode: PAY4CY
Max Passengers: 24
Price from:
AUD $895.00EUR €625.00GBP £520.00
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Adventure Tours Australia: 4 Day Red Centre Safari ex Yulara
 
Fitness
Moderate 
Vehicles
4WD
Accommodation
2 nights Safari camping, 1 night Motel
Tour Code PAY4CY
Duration 4 days
Tour Style Safari
Route Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs
Maximum Passengers 24
Price (adult) AUD $895.00EUR €625.00GBP £520.00
Valid 31 March 2015 - 30 March 2016
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Itinerary: day by day

Day 1 – Alice Springs to Kata Tjuta and Uluru

DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Alice Springs):Aurora Alice Springs, 06:05am

DEFAULT PICK UP (begin Ayers Rock): Desert Gardens Hotel, 1:45pm^^

From busy Alice Springs, set off to experience the wonder of ancient Uluru. Our first stop is an authentic outback camel farm and there is the option to go for a short ride on one of these desert animals (at own expense). Continue on to the permanent campsite at Yulara and enjoy a tasty lunch before exploring the 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. You'll get up close to the majestic features of this ancient geological formation during a Valley of the Winds hike. Finally, as the sun begins to disappear below the horizon, grab a glass of sparkling wine and watch the rock's rich colours change against the backdrop of a blazing Red Centre sunset. This is the perfect end to a remarkable day. Your camp host will have a lovely dinner and a glass of wine awaiting your arrival back at camp. (LD)

Day 2 – Kata Tjuta to Kings CanyonAn early start is rewarded with a beautiful Uluru sunrise. 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 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 purchase 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 and the Giles TrackThere's a lot to explore at Kings Canyon as we check out the Amphitheatre, Lost City, the lush and ancient Garden of Eden and the sheer outcrops of the North and South walls. After lunch, we head back to Alice Springs via the Giles track where we settle in for the evening at our hotel. You may like to enjoy dinner in Alice Springs with your group tonight (own expense). Tonight we stay at the Diplomat Motel in Alice Springs. (BL)

Day 4 – Alice Springs to Western MacDonnell National ParkThe Red Centre's best kept secret, the Western MacDonnell Ranges will leave you awed at unsuspecting beauty that this part of the country holds. Start the morning fresh with a morning walk through the rainbow coloured walls of Ormiston Gorge and be awed by the contrasting colours the morning light casts on the cliff faces. Discover the breathtaking geological features of this hidden treasure, keep your eyes peeled for wallabies and other wildlife. Embrace the panoramic views of Ellery Creek and perhaps take a dip in the still waters of this magnificent hidden gem.

Keep your eyes out for the Livistonia Mariae, a tropical palm and one of the rarest trees in the world. Visit the world famous Simpsons Gap, a prominent place in Aboriginal communities around the area where dreamtime stories cross paths. To finish off your outback experience, what better cherry on top than enjoying the breathtaking colours of the Western Macdonnell Ranges transform under the setting sun on an optional hour-long sunset camel ride (own expense). (L)

B = Breakfast | L = Lunch | D = Dinner

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure. Please refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Departures

Departure location : Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort at 1:45pm**

Arrival location : Alice Springs accommodation early evening day 4.

Apr, Sep-Nov & Jan-Mar: Mon Sat
May-Aug, Dec: Mon Thu Sat

Select Tuesday Departures:

Apr: 07 14 21 28, May: 05 26 Jul: 07 14 21 28, Aug: 18 25, Sep: 01 15 Oct: 06 13, Nov: 10 7, Dec: 15.



 

Included

  • Twin share safari accommodation (including proper beds, linen, pillows, towels & fans) for 2 nights, and one night Motel accommodation at the Diplomate Motel in Alice Springs.
  • National park entrance fees
  • Experienced tour guide and host
  • Meals as indicated
  • Accommodation transfers

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high)
  • hat and sunscreen
  • toiletries
  • warm clothing in winter
  • water bottle
  • torch/flashlight
  • insect repellent
  • camera

 

Notes

  • Itineraries may vary and/or attractions be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, traditional owner and national park requirements. See terms and conditions for full details.
  • Accommodation in Alice Springs on night three is at the Diplomat Motel, please bear this in mind when booking pre and post accommodaiton, especially if you intend to leave luggage at your accommodation during the trip.
  • *Where Aboriginal guide is unavailable an Adventure Tours guide will lead the interpretive cultural walk.
  • ** Please note pick up times from Ayers Rock Resort do vary at different times of the year due to daylight savings and flight time changes. Please contact our customer service team for further information. The Yulara Airport Shuttle (free) is available to catch from the airport to the Desert Gardens Hotel. No bookings are required, just look for the shuttle out the front of the airport once luggage has been collected. Lunch is not included on Day 1.
  • Children aged 8-12 are eligible for a 10% off child rate. Must quote promo code 10699 at time of booking.
  • From October to March it is likely that you will experience temperatures of over 35 degrees Celsius, and sometimes well into the 40’s. Be prepared to endure extra physical stress due to the heat at these times, especially while on walks. These extreme outside temperatures can also place stress on the air-conditioning units within our vehicles which can make travelling uncomfortable. Your tour guide will assist with regular breaks and information to assist keeping hydrated. Conversely, in July and August, very cold temperatures can be experienced in the outback, especially overnight. Please come prepared for all extremes.
  • Tour may commence in either Alice Springs or Yulara, however, must finish in Alice Springs.
  • The tour host will accompany the group for nights 1 and 2. On the 3rd evening, a fully catered meal at the Glen Helen Resort will be provided.
  • A STRICT luggage limit of 15kg applies. Excess baggage should be stored at your Alice Springs accommodation.
  • Travel Insurance is compulsory for all travellers on all tours and details must be presented to tour guide before departure.
  • It is your responsibility to advise Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions (including allergies) well ahead of departure.
  • It is you or your clients’ responsibility to contact Adventure Tours Australia/Intrepid with your preferred accommodation pick up point. Please contact our inside sales teams for information on other available pick up points. If we do not hear from you, we will assume you will make your way to our default pick up point as listed on this document. We will not be responsible for missed pick-ups (and a missed tour) if we do not receive notification from you or your travel agent, and if you are not at the default pick up point at the appropriate time.