Location: Alice Springs, Australia
4star based on 3 reviews
Experience the wonder and mystery of Uluru and Kata Tjuta on a two-day tour from Alice Springs. You’ll see all the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including the unforgettable sights of an Uluru sunset and sunrise. You’ll also travel by luxury coach and stay at your choice of standard, first-class or deluxe accommodation.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Get inside tips from a local
- Multi-Day Trip
- Free drinks included
- Conducted in English
Day 1: Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), Sunset Drinks, Ayers Rock Resort
Depart Alice Springs and travel through rugged Outback landscapes by the West MacDonnell Ranges. This ancient, twisted range is thought to be the oldest in Australia. Stop to visit the Outback Camel Farm to learn a little about these animals which have played such an important role in the development of central Australia. You’ll have the opportunity to try riding one (own expense).
Stop to view the intriguing flat-topped Mt Conner before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort. Early afternoon join a tour to Kata Tjuta. Walk into Olga Gorge and keep an eye out for ancient stone carvings in the rock floor. As the sun starts to sink in the desert sky, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and watch golden rays of the setting sun strike Uluru.
Day 2: Uluru at Sunrise, Guided Mala Walk, Mutitjulu Waterhole, Alice Springs
Rise early and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as the days first light strikes Uluru. With the sun still climbing, take a guided walk to Mutitjulu waterhole. See cave paintings and hear the legends of Kuniya Tjukurpa (Python Dreaming). Tour the base of Uluru before joining your guide and learn about the geology and flora of the region on the Mala Walk.
Explore Kantju Gorge before visiting the Cultural Centre and Maruku Arts and Craft Cooperative to see Aboriginal artists at work. Alternatively, you can forgo the Guided Mutitjulu and Mala walks to climb Uluru and stand 348 metres above the desert floor. Depart Ayers Rock for the return journey to Alice Springs, arriving around 6.30pm.
Departure Point: Tour departs from Alice Springs hotels.
Departure Time: 7:00am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm on Day 2
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The trip was extremely good, and in particular our driver had an incredible knowledge, both self taught and researched, of the Aborigine people, their culture, and their customs. We were, however, disappointed with The Sails in the Dessert, because it took us nearly two hours to get checked into our room, which left us with only fifteen minutes before we were being picked up again. In addition, we would have liked to have seen Kings Canyon, which I believe would have been feasible had a little more thought gone into the planning of the trip’s timetable. Overall, it was an experience we will never forget and will be pleased to promote your tours to our friends when they visit.
Reviewed by: Peter A, United Kingdom