This two-day independent coach tour includes meet and greet at Ayers Rock Airport with a transfer to your hotel, the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and an overnight stay at Ayers Rock Resort in your choice of accommodation. Experience the majesty of this monolith and the neighboring Kata Tjuta (Olgas), before traveling by luxury coach to Alice Springs.Day: 1 Uluru (Ayers Rock)
On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon travel around the base of Uluru in comfort as your Driver Guide provides informative commentary about the numerous sacred sites and geographical features to be found at Uluru. Continue by coach to the Kuniya Walk where your Driver Guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your Driver Guide points out native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru. Later visit the Uluru – Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, where you can learn about Aboriginal culture and purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts.
In the late afternoon we travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking color changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying canapés and a complimentary glass of wine.
Optional Aussie BBQ Dinner
After sunset, a guide will transfer you to the exclusive barbecue site. The site is within the Uluru National Park, outside the Uluru & Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre set amongst red sand dunes and desert oak trees providing a peaceful desert setting. The site is located far enough away from the resort lights so that there is a clear view of the stars in the southern sky. Once at the site, you will be served a variety of Australian meats and salads, accompanied by a glass of sparkling wine, beer or orange juice (menus are subject to change). After dinner, you will be served tea, coffee and dessert and your guide will conduct a tour of the night sky, describing and pointing out some of the visible constellations with the assistance of a high beam spotlight (weather permitting). Your guide will also explain some Aboriginal stories that relate to the stars before you return to Ayers Rock Resort.
Overnight: your choice of accommodation at Ayers Rock Resort
Day 2: Uluru (Ayers Rock) & Kata Tjuta (Olgas)
Rise early this morning to travel to the Uluru sunrise viewing area. Watch the first rays of the sun set the Red Centre alight while enjoying a warming cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Then travel to the mystical 36 domes of Kata Tjuta. On the way enjoy panoramic views of the southern side of Kata Tjuta before arriving at the base of Walpa Gorge. Spend some time exploring the gorge and the unusual conglomerate rock formations. The walking trail through Walpa Gorge follows the natural creek between two of the tallest domes of Kata Tjuta.
This afternoon, travel through desert scenery on our way to Alice Springs. Your Driver Guide will provide comprehensive commentary as you pass through the beautiful rugged scenery of the outback. View Atila (Mt. Conner). Stop at the Erldunda Roadhouse where you may purchase afternoon tea (own expense). Travel along the Stuart Highway before arriving in Alice Springs. You will be dropped off at your Alice Springs hotel.
Outback Pioneer Hotel: The Outback Pioneer Hotel has a true outback, pioneering atmosphere that gives guests a real taste of traditional Australian hospitality. Cook up some outback delights on the barbecue or come and share a few yarns about your adventures in the Red Centre over a beer and some hearty bush tucker in the Bough House Restaurant.
Desert Gardens: Enjoy the charm of the Desert Gardens Hotel where magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs provide a distinct botanical theme. Set amidst the landscaped gardens, the hotel features a swimming pool and is close to the resort's shops and Visitors Centre. The hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.
Sails In The Desert : Sails in the Desert is the premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort, with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park-like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail-like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Centre. Rooms are spacious and exquisitely furnished, all with private balcony or verandah. The hotel features a swimming pool, tennis court, mini golf and three restaurants.
Please note: Due to operational requirements, hotel lists are subject to change by the tour operator without notice.