3-Day Alice Springs to Alice Springs Tour Including Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta and Uluru
You will be picked up from your Alice Springs accommodation at 5:30am. Your first destination is Kings Canyon. Enjoy a 3 hour hike through the sandstone domes of the Lost City. Visit the Amphitheatre, North and South Walls and have a swim in the Garden of Eden. Next stop, Curtin Springs and set up the bush camp for your overnight stay. Your guide will prepare a healthy camp-oven dinner. Relax around the fire then curl up in your cozy swag under a million stars.
Day 2: Kata Tjuta & Uluru Sunset (B, L, D)
Feel the spiritual significance of the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta. Your guide will show you some bush tucker along the hike before heading to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre where you can listen to tales from the Dreamtime. You will then go on a guided Mala Walk and spend the evening enjoying dinner at the spectacular Sunset over Uluru. Witness the awesome sight of Uluru changing colour as the sun sets. We spend this night at the Ayers Rock Campground with toilets and showers.
Day 3: Uluru Sunrise (B,L)
Take in a memorable Uluru Sunrise over the world’s largest rock. You then have time to complete the Uluru Base Walk. Take in the spiritual significance of Kantju Gorge, Mutijulu Waterhole and Aboriginal Cave Paintings. We stop on the way home for an optional camel ride. You will arrive back in Alice Springs at approximately 5:00pm. Back to civilisation, get cleaned up and meet your guide for dinner and a couple of beers (at own expense) at The Rock Bar at 7pm.
- 2 nights camping in the Outback under the stars in a swag
- Small-group tour - we take a maximum of 21 people tour
- Transport by air-conditioned bus
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- The listed price does not include a $25 Uluru parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
- Sleeping bags can be hired for $20 for the tour
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Please bring a small bag, sturdy walking shoes, a torch, a hat, sunscreen, 2 water bottles, towel, swimmers, toiletries, camera and sunglasses. Warm clothes for the winter and comfortable light fitting clothes for the summer
Bit challenging, but great Esperance. The guide, Ewel, put lots of effort to give us a great outback experience with food and way of life.
It was a great tour. Our tour guide was Ange and she was the best - a real superwoman! Be prepared for very early rises but it's worth it. Meals are simple but sufficient, and the pace is not too hectic, fairly reasonable.
This tour was ok, it followed a similar itinerary to the others of similar value in the area, but the food was a joke. In the evenings it was a cooked meal that wasn't too bad. However, the lunches and breakfasts were terrible. The first 'lunch' was a badly made sandwich a couple of thin slices of cheese and a square of ham with an apple. The following two lunches consisted of the following presented in its original packaging, i.e. in tin cans and plastic bags: two tins of tuna, two tins of sliced beetroot, a tin of sweetcorn, a bag of lettuce, a bag of cheese, a bag of sliced ham, a bag of bread wraps. Not only were they served up in the cans and bags, but they were served on the second day particularly in environments where there were hundreds of flies. The food instantly became black with flies and in order to eat it, we had to scrape it out of the tins along with the flies which then went onto our flatbread. The breakfasts were cheap sliced bread toasted by a camp toaster which became very hot - no tools to use this, cereal and milk. I have since spoken to other travelers who went on similar trips of the same price and they said that their food was amazing, with barbecues and lots of choice, and plenty to drink, and served in places that were covered and protected from the flies. I understand that the outback is notorious for its flies, but literally the food was black with them. I've never seen anything like it. People didn't eat lunch on the second day which was the worst day. That aside, the quality of the food itself at lunch and breakfast was terrible, the evening meals were ok, but nothing like the barbecues and bush tucker that were going on in other tours of the same price. Appalling. I feel totally cheated and disappointed by this tour, they obviously had a very low budget for the food. I didn't expect 5star, but this was disgusting. Everyone on the bus had the same feeling. I trusted Viator before, but now I'm not so sure.