Rock N Canyon

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Rock N Canyon

from £375
Duration: 4 days
Countries: Australia
Explore the ’Red Centre’ of Australia on this great Australia tour from Alice Springs. See sunset and sunrise at Uluru (Ayers Rock), visit Kata Tjuta and tour Kings Canyon.
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Rock N Canyon

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru
We're hitting the red ground running with a visit to a camel farm and then onto Yulara. It's off to Uluru in the afternoon for a guided tour, and a glass of bubbles as the glow of sunset morphs through 50 shades of red, providing a rockin' live show. Tonight, hone your Aussie BBQ skills and cook your own grub. Welcome to the outback, mate. (D)


Day 2: Uluru
Start your day with a big bowl of 'oh my god' thanks to a breathtaking sunrise sesh back at Uluru. Follow in the footsteps of the traditional owners of this sacred World Heritage site with a full base walk, where you can escape the crowds and check out hidden waterholes. Do your best Attenborough narration as you keep watch for wedge-tailed eagles, spinifex hopping mice and thorny devils. Or splurge on a Harley ride or scenic flight and see the original Top of the Rock. Later, join a meditative dot painting class in the Aboriginal Art Markets and give yourself a free astrology lesson, stargazing at the endless Southern night sky. (B)


Day 3: Uluru to Kings Canyon
Get ready for some sole searching as we venture into the heart of sacred Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) and walk amongst the 36 red sandstone giants through the Valley of the Winds. After a Dreamtime archeology lesson, and a drive into Watarrka National Park, live the life of a jolly swagman as we sleep under the stars in custom swags. Cue campfire stories and marshmallows tonight. (B, D)

Please be aware that in winter months (May-Sept), nighttime temperatures can drop to near 0 degrees, warmer clothing will be required for the night sleeping in the swag.


Day 4: Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
If you would walk 500 miles (steps), then you'll make it through the toughest part of the Rim Walk - Heart Attack Hill. The Kings Canyon Rim Walk is the real deal and the most famous canyon in Oz. Think age-old cycads, eroded dome shapes, a visit to The Lost City - and that's not even the best part. The sheltered valley and waterhole of the Garden of Eden makes today bloody bonza (translation: rad). (B, L)


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from £375

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Call 0333 333 9952 to enquire or book

Bucket List Inclusions

‘Valley of the Winds’ walk at Kata Tjuta
Guided hike of Kings Canyon

More Inclusions

3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
2 nights in lodges, 1 night in a swag
Entrance fees to national parks
Escorted services of a fully trained Topdeck Driver/Guide

Group Size

Average 15, maximum 36

Transport

Modern air-conditioned vehicles

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