we have just returned from Australia and during our time there we did the 3 Day Uluru Explorer with Adventure Tours. I have given them an opportunity to address my concerns and issues, including an overcharge, to no avail.
Uluru - Kata Tjuga - Kings Canyon exceptional!! Some of the world's must visit places.
We did this tour some years ago with another company so knew what to expect and could make comparisons.
Unfortunately this tour was very disappointing.
Arrived very late at KataTjuja so could only complete half the Valley of the Winds Walk.
Although we were prepared to assist and 'muck in' we were not prepared for being responsible for doing most, if not all, of the work (preparing, cooking, clearing away, washing up, packing all equipment away, cleaning up, including cleaning out fridges, wiping down all the tables, worktops, floors, sweeping out all the tents etc. ) whilst the guide 'disappeared'
The first campsight was very poor. We had to pay extra to hire sleeping bags. I am glad we did as the sheets on the mattresses were filthy. I did not have the nerve to check the sleeping bags! Many of the tents were in very poor condition at both campsites, with holes and missing window flaps. The toilet blocks were reasonable.
At the last night campsite we were told that we could not have a campfire and we had been looking forward to damper bread and camp fire cooked meal! On the return to Alice the next day the guide admitted she couldn't be bothered.
The last lunch stop was appalling. Dirty facilities, no hot water to clean your hands and the guide had to move to three different areas before finding one halfway acceptable. She then left to take people for a helicopter ride and did not return until she collected them again. The swimming pool was unavailable and this facility had been promised. The toilets were dirty with no toilet paper.
Lastly we were, for hours on end, bombarded with loud music (the guides choice) whilst on the bus. Previous trip the guide actually conversed with his companions!
So unless you are O.K with all the drawbacks (and apart from the issues with the facilities it may just have been our particular guide) then look for another tour with another company.
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