Red Centre Experience
Duration: 3 nights side trip tour
Price from: £1005pp
Alice Springs 1 night
Uluru 1 night
King’s Canyon 1 night
Day 1 Alice Springs: On arrival you’ll embark on a guided half day tour of the town. Call into the School of the Air, which provides education to children in remote areas of the Northern Territory; explore the historic Telegraph Station; visit the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service; encounter native wildlife at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre and top of your afternoon with panoramic views from Anzac Hill.
Day 2 Alice Springs/Uluru: Depart Alice Springs and take in the rugged desert landscapes of the region, including the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges as you head for Uluru and your hotel. This afternoon, head for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which will include a short walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole at the rock base, ancient rock art and a visit to the Cultural Centre. Later, enjoy sparkling wine and nibbles as you settle back to view the iconic Uluru sunset - if you take a photo every few minutes you’ll capture the famous colour changes.
Day 3 Uluru/King’s Canyon: The early wake up call is well worth it as you watch the sun light up Uluru. Return to the coach for a scenic drive to the 36 domes that form Kata Tjuta and savour the panoramic view of the southern side from the Dune viewing platform. Uluru can also be easily seen on the distant horizon from this platform. Later spend time exploring Walpa Gorge, following the path between two of the tallest domes, to a lush desert oasis. Travel onwards to King’s Canyon Resort, passing through Curtin Springs and by Atila (Mt Conner).
Day 4 King’s Canyon/Alice Springs: Make the rocky climb with your guide to the rim of the canyon and be rewarded with marvellous views over Watarrka National Park. The climb may take up to three hours and is for those with a good level of fitness. Alternatively, a creek bed walk is ideal for those who prefer a more leisurely stroll. Finally, return to your coach for the transfer back to Alice Springs where the tour concludes.
Accommodation: 4* Crowne Plaza Alice Springs; 4*PLUS Voyages Desert Gardens, Uluru; 3* King’s Canyon Resort.
Meals: Room only.
Tour price: The price shown for this AAT Kings tour includes coach travel, 3 nights accommodation, sightseeing as outlined and services of driver guides (different vehicles and driver guides may be used each day to benefit from their combined experience).
Higher grade accommodation is also available.