|Purpose:||Discovery, Adventure, Nature|
|No. of days:||4 says - 3 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Alice Springs to Ayers Rock|
|Other cities:||Kings Canyon - Uluru National Park – The Olgas|
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Price does not include:
* These taxes apply on any other payments made directly to Avis
** With the standard rates an excess of to US$3,345 (US$4,180 for Group W). This is reducible to zero by upgrading the insurance at the Avis counter
Hotels in your Tour:
|City||Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Kings Canyon, NT||Kings Canyon Resort||Standard||3.5|
|Ayres Rock, NT||Voyages Sails in the Desert||Superior||4|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
Day 1: Alice Springs, Kings Canyon (294 miles)
Pick up your rental vehicle at Alice Springs Airport and start your drive traveling south along the Stuart Highway. At Erldunda, drive on to Lasseter Highway to Angus Downs. Just before the township of Angus Downs, leave the highway and take the road to Kings Canyon, passing through Angus Downs, Wallara and Kings Creek. This afternoon, you may wish to take a relaxed walk through the peaceful and shady boulder strewn canyon floor. Overnight at the hotel.
Kings Canyon is the deepest gorge in the Center and is magnificently beautiful. Waterholes on the canyon floor never completely dry up and foster lush growth, which includes palms of ancient biological origin. A path to the rim of the gorge leads to the Lost City, where the rock has worn away to resemble ruins. High in the canyon and very difficult to reach is the Garden of Eden, an oasis of waterholes and plant life.
Day 2: Kings Canyon, Ayres Rock (188 miles)
This morning, make an early start to avoid the heat of the day and drive on to the Kings Canyon car park where you will commence the walk to discover the wonders of this ancient geological formation via the rim walk. The walk may take up to 3 hours and is for those with a good level of fitness. Mid morning, travel back along the Luritja Road to rejoin the Lasseter Highway, heading west to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park or, perhaps, take a detour en route to explore the domes of Kata-Tjuta (The Olgas) before arriving at Ayers Rock. Overnight at Ayres Rock [B]
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, whose main attractions are Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (Mt. Olga), is probably the best known, most visited and most photographed place in the Northern Territory. It is a World Heritage Area, managed jointly by the Aboriginal traditional owners and the Australian Nature Conservation Agency. There is a great deal to enjoy in the park including photography, magnificent views, sunsets and the changing colors of Uluru, especially at sunrise and sunset.
Uluru-Ayers Rock is the world's largest monolith, measuring over 5.5 miles around the base, and rising 1,142 feet above the mulga plain. Named "Uluru" by the Aborigines, it is a sacred monument to them, and the walls of the caves, which comb the base, are covered in Aboriginal carvings and paintings, many of which are thousands of years old. Uluru can also be climbed although visitors are asked to respect the traditional owners’ sacred areas.
Kata Tjuta-The Olgas are a dramatic series of 36 dome-like rock formations, which stand up to 1,791 feet high and cover an area of 13.5 square miles. Like Uluru, they produce an incredible light show at sunset, and to walk amongst them is a memorable experience.
Day 3: Ayers Rock
Day at leisure to explore Ayers Rock and its surroundings. This evening you may wish to take the optional Sounds of Silence dinner or the Field of Lights Display (commencing April 2016). [B]
Day 4: Depart Ayers Rock
This morning you may wish to take a walk through the caves at the base of the Rock. Return your vehicle to Ayers Rock Airport or Ayers Rock Resort and board your flight to your next Australia destination. [B]
[B] = Breakfast
Prices are per person and may change without notice
Tour Code: AU10ASP17PP