Spend the day exploring the mighty West MacDonnell Ranges. Hike the Ghost Gum Walk into the majestic Ormiston Gorge before spending time relaxing at the stunning Ormiston Waterhole.
All about the 3 Day 4WD Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon Deluxe Tour
The ultimate luxury small group experience visiting Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon.
Keeping away from the crowds, walk and soak up the atmosphere of the Red Centre, stay in hotels, eat restaurant meals with a small group of 6 guests and your senior guide.
3 Day 4WD Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon Deluxe Tour Itinerary - 3 days
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon
An early afternoon depature from Alice Springs sees us head towards Kings Canyon via the Mereenie Loop Road, where you have the best chance of spotting Outback wildlife such as wild horses, dingoes, Frill-necked Lizard and even camels!
In the early evening you will check in to your 4-star hotel room and then enjoy a sparkling wine and selection of canapes as you overlook Carmichael Crag at the western end of Kings Canyon (time permitting). You will dine tonight at the resort's restaurant before retiring to the air-conditioned comfort of your room. (D)
Kings Canyon to Uluru
After an early breakfast we take the short drive to Kings Canyon for a guided walk. The most popular Rim Walk takes approximately three hours and requires a good fitness level. Your effort is worth it though as you get to view this Outback icon from above and within the walls of the canyon as you visit the Amphitheatre, Lost City and Garden of Eden. For those wanting an easier option, there is a shorter walk along Kings Creek which leads you into the centre of the canyon.
After the energetic start to the morning we make our way towards Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park via Wilonga Well where we enjoy lunch and a glass or two of wine under the shade of the big Desert Oaks.
Upon reaching the National Park we visit Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) where your guide takes you on an easy walk of Walpa Gorge, the Windy Gully walk.
After your day of activity there's time to freshen up in your hotel room before heading towards Ulruu to a great spot to view the ever-changing colours of the rock and neighbouring Olgas during sunset. Your guide will prepare some delicious canapes with wine or cool refreshments before bringing you back to the resort for a beautiful three-course dinner. Those choosing to do the Sounds of Silence dinner (additional expense) will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the dinner site where you will watch the sunset before enjoying your buffet dinner. Reflect on the wonderful day in your dreams in your Ayers Rock Resort air-conditioned hotel room. (B,L,D)
Uluru to Alice Springs
Your guide will wake you while still dark to make the journey to a picturesque spot to watch the sun rise over the beautiful monolith of Uluru and the domes of Kata Tjuta. While the early morning may seem like a challenge at first, the effort will be worth it as you experience this beautiful sight.
Those guests electing to climb Uluru will be given a packed breakfast and be taken directly to the base of the rock to commence their two to two-and-a-half-hour climb (weather permitting.) Please note the indigenous Anangu people discourage guests from climbing Uluru due to its cultural significance. Those choosing not to climb will return to the hotel for breakfast.
Your guide will then meet all guests at the base of the rock for a guided walk where you will hear about the creation stories and fascinating geology of this world icon.
Those choosing to depart from Ayers Rock Airport will be taken there by 12.30pm while those returning to Alice Springs will commence their journey back, stopping at Curtin Springs Cattle Station for a typical Australian BBQ lunch. Your guide will drop you at your Alice Springs accommodation by approximately 5.30pm, completing your three days of magical Outback wonder. (B and lunch for customers finishing in Alice Springs)
Alice Springs accommodation, airport or railway station at 2pm
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (except 1 Jan)
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- Standard fare includes accommodation in standard rooms at Kings Canyon Resort and Desert Gardens at Ayers Rock Resort. Deluxe fare includes Deluxe Spa Room at Kings Canyon Resort and Deluxe room at Desert Gardens. All other inclusions remain the same.
- Please advise flight details, pre-tour accommodation or train arrival details at time of booking to arrange pick up.
- Clients can choose to end their tour on day three at 12.30pm at Ayers Rock Airport or in the early evening at Alice Springs accommodation. Onward travel from Alice Springs must be arranged for the day after the tour finishes. Please advise outbound flight details if finishing at Ayers Rock.
- Child price valid for children 12 and under sharing a room with two adults
- Customers finishing their tour in Alice Springs are permitted to bring 10kg of luggage in a soft bag, with the remainder stored at their Alice Springs accommodation. Customers finishing at Ayers Rock or those who are being picked up from Alice Springs airport or train station have a luggage limit of 23kg per person + a small carry-on day pack. Please no hard-shell or plastic suitcases.
- Itinerary may change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.
- Lunch included on day 3 for guests returning to Alice Springs. No discount applicable to guests departing Safari at Uluru.
- One child permitted in existing bedding in Standard room, two children are permitted in existing bedding in deluxe room. Child rate is common rated for standard or deluxe room types.
- Not suitable for children under 5 years. Children must be a minimum of 10 years to participate in Sounds of Silence option.
- Travel Insurance is compulsory and evidence of cover is required to be sighted on morning of departure.
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