3-Day Uluru-Kata Tjuta And Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour From Alice Springs
OverviewUnearth the spiritual and cultural heart of Australia on this 3-day Uluru- Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour from Alice Springs. Travel over the red heart of the country and through vast expanses of desert to discover secret waterholes, ancient cave paintings and more. You'll see the sun rise and set over two of Australia's most iconic landmarks, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), with the option to include a Sounds of Silence Dinner. Traveling in a small group of no more than 14 participants allows for an intimate and personalized experience, with your overnight stay in a 4.5-star Kings Canyon and Ayers Rock Resort hotel. You also have the option to return to Alice Springs or complete your tour in Ayers Rock.
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Small group ensures personal service
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Know More about this tourFeel 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. Youll 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.
Inclusions for 3-Day Uluru-Kata Tjuta And Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour From Alice Springs
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Drinking water
- Alice Springs airport or hotel pickup and drop off
- Local guide
- Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions for 3-Day Uluru-Kata Tjuta And Kings Canyon 4WD Small-Group Eco-Tour From Alice Springs
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- National Park Fees
- Gratuities (optional)
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
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