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3-Day Red Centre Rock Safari from Alice Springs in a Safari Tent

5QGJGH52+C9

Activity provided by Get Lost Travel - Northern Territory (Autopia Tours)

3 days (approx.) - English

Get Lost Travel - Northern Territory (Autopia Tours)

This Safari Tent fare price is (Per Person) for Adults or Children. For guests wishing to sleep in the outback but remain protected from the elements, we provide permanent tents with beds, pillows, linen, and lanterns.

Highlights
  • Permanent tents with beds, pillows, linen, and lanterns provided
  • Suitable for children aged 8-17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian
  • Explore 3 iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta)
  • Guided commentary, stories, and hidden gems
  • Comfortable twin pop-up safari tents or traditional swag experience
Description

*This Safari Tent fare price is (Per Person) for Adults or Children. For guests wishing to sleep in the outback but remain protected from the elements, we provide permanent tents with beds, pillows, linen, and lanterns.**Suitable for children aged between 8 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times. 


TOUR CODE: RA3-S

OPERATES: Mon, *Wed, Sat  (*Jun-Sep)

DEPARTS: 7:00am from Alice Springs

RETURNS: 17:30pm to Alice Springs / 14:00pm to Ayers Rock

TOUR DURATION: 3 Days / 2 Nights

MAIN PICKUP LOCATION & TIME: Aurora Alice Springs Hotel – 11 Leichhardt Terrace Alice Springs

ITINERARY:

This small group adventure encompasses the very best the Red Centre has to offer. Spend three days, exploring three iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta) all wrapped up in one tour.  There is a very good reason why Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.  The park was first added to the list in 1987, when the international community recognised its spectacular geological formations, rare plants and animals, and outstanding natural beauty. Your expert local guide will uncover some of the incredible secrets the Red Centre has to offer with guided commentary, stories, and hidden gems that really bring this place to life. We have comfortable twin pop-up safari tents providing a little more comfort, privacy, and security, or you can try out a traditional swag experience (canvas-covered bedroll).

Day 1: Alice Springs to Uluru 

Departing from either Alice Springs we head towards Ayers Rock stopping off at Mt Connor (false Uluru) lookout for a view of this mighty red mountain and Curtin Springs for a toilet stop before arriving at our campground for lunch. After lunch, we head to the Red Centre’s Aboriginal interpretive cultural centre. We have a chance to learn about the cultural, ecological, historical, and geological significance of this very special national park. With the anticipation and excitement growing we make a short drive towards the base of Uluru as we begin to comprehend the sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith, getting up close and personal to explore further. Walking to Mutitjulu waterhole we discover sacred rock art sites in family caves and hear the creation stories of Kuniya and Liru as we continue our base walk towards Kuniya Piti.  From here we drive around sacred sites towards Kantju Gorge where we envisage the highest waterfall in Central Australia, (truly a spectacle to behold, even more so when raining) an elders’ cave, and the world’s oldest pantry.  After exploring the world’s most impressive rock up close and personal, we retreat for panoramic views to witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet, all whilst having dinner cooked for you, to feed those hungry eyes. Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Accom: Ayers Rock Coach Campground (Uluru) Safari Tents (communal campsite facilities). Driving Distance: 350km. Hike Distance: 2-3 km / 2-3 hours.

Day 2: Uluru to Kata Tjuta to Kings Canyon

It’s an early rise and light breakfast as we head off for a spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You thought Uluru was special and just when you think it couldn’t get any more majestic we approach the stunning silhouette of Kata Tjuta.  Here we set off on a hike through the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge marveling at the mighty conglomerate rock formations. After exploring Kata Tjuta we make our way towards Kings Canyon region just in time to experience a glorious outback sunset followed by a hearty meal around the campfire. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. Accom: Kings Canyon Campground Safari Tents (communal campsite facilities). Driving Distance: 406 km  (4.5 Hours). Hike Distance: 2-6 km / 2-4 hours (*weather dependent).

Day 3:  Kings Canyon to Uluru/ to Ayers Rock/Yulara or Alice Springs

We head off early to explore the mighty Kings Canyon (Watarrka) venturing into the ancient landscape and sacred grounds of the Ulpanyali and Lilla people. Arriving at the jewel in the crown at the centre of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) we find ourselves surrounded by towering 100-metre cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms, and jaw-dropping backdrops that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Grab your water, hat, and sturdy shoes as we set off on foot to explore (the most seasonally applicable part of) the canyon in more detail. After a well-earned rest, you can now enjoy some downtime as the bus meanders its way to your final destination. This evening you are welcome to conclude your exploration in Ayers Rock/Yulara, or in Alice Springs – your journey will be seamless whichever option you choose. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Driving Distance: 250km (2.5 hours). Hike Distance: 2-4 km / 2-4 hours.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 2 Nights Outback bush camping (Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon)
  • Includes: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
  • Guided bush walks (~9km, subject to fitness level)
  • Onboard drinking water (bring your own bottle)
  • All National Park pass entry fees
  • Fitted sheet & pillowcase
  • Permanent safari tent with beds
  • Accredited outback driver guide & host
  • Comprehensive local tour commentary
  • Air-conditioned mini-coach travel

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended
  • Hotel transfers pre/post tour itinerary
  • Personal expenses

TOUR OPTIONS:

  • Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $40 AUD, this includes cleaning costs. You are more than welcome to bring your own.

WHAT TO BRING:

2-3L Refillable water bottle, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, beach towel & toiletries, bathers or swimwear, comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes), all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night), camera, flashlight, headlamp or torch, tropical strength insect repellent, mosquito or fly net (summer months), 15kg overnight bag & small day pack, bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag), recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras) and money for snack and meals.

CHILD POLICY:

Children aged between 8 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times. Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under. Not suitable for infants or children 7 years and under, due to safety requirements and the level of fitness required to complete the walks.

WEATHER:

The weather in the Northern Territory can fluctuate and be extreme. It is not unheard of for temperatures to reach over 40+ degrees Celsius in the dry season and in the evening the temperature drops dramatically. Please ensure you have checked the average temperatures for the time of year you are travelling and have packed adequate clothing. In the event of rain or inclement weather, your experience will still go ahead, unless contacted by the provider.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • Mandatory passenger details required at time of booking: date of birth, dietary and phone number.
  • We will try to cater to most dietary needs and/or food allergies – passengers MUST notify the tour operator of any special dietary requirements or medical conditions at the time of booking.
  • A minimum moderate to advanced level of fitness is required to complete the walks. Length of walks will be between 2km to 4km each day, often over steep rocky sections and in direct sunlight and high humidity. An approximate 9.5km walk is included in this tour. Embarking on walks will be at the guide’s discretion to ensure the safety of guests. Therefore a medium/high level of fitness is required and doctor’s certificate is required for people over 70 years (30-days prior to travel). 
  • Limited storage space on our vehicle, baggage kept to 1 x 15kg travel bag, 1 x 5kg day bag. Not suitable for mobility impaired travellers, wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
  • Itineraries may vary to adapt to seasonal changes and occasionally sites in the parks close or do not allow swimming. As safety is our top priority we plan accordingly to ensure our guests have the most fun and best experience possible while on tour. 
  • Guests are asked to participate in the preparation of meals, clean up and vehicle unpack/loading, so everyone can relax together after a long day of touring. It’s also a great way to get to know and connect with your fellow travellers.

Itinerary

– Suitable for children aged between 8 to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian at all times
– Permanent tents with beds, pillows, linen, and lanterns
– Explore three iconic locations (Uluru, Kings Canyon & Kata Tjuta)
– Visit Mt Connor (false Uluru) lookout
– Visit the Red Centre’s Aboriginal interpretive cultural centre
– Explore Uluru up close and personal
– Witness one of the most incredible sunsets on the planet
– Explore Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge
– Explore Kings Canyon (Watarrka)
– Panoramic views of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
– Spectacular sunrise in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
– Sheer size and magnificence of the giant monolith
– Mutitjulu waterhole and sacred rock art sites
– Kantju Gorge and the world’s oldest pantry
– 100-metre cliff faces, views of sandstone chasms
– Jewel in the crown at the centre of Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon)
– 2 Nights Outback bush camping (Ayers Rock, Kings Canyon)
– Includes: 2 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 2 x dinner
– Guided bush walks (~9km, subject to fitness level)
– Onboard drinking water (bring your own bottle)
– All National Park pass entry fees
– Fitted sheet & pillowcase
– Permanent safari tent with beds
– Accredited outback driver guide & host
– Comprehensive local tour commentary
– Air-conditioned mini-coach travel
– Sleeping bags can be hired from us onboard for $40 AUD
– 2-3L Refillable water bottle, wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses & sunscreen, beach towel & toiletries, bathers or swimwear, comfortable sturdy hiking shoes (closed shoes), all-weather clothing (extreme conditions day/night), camera, flashlight, headlamp or torch, tropical strength insect repellent, mosquito or fly net (summer months), 15kg overnight bag & small day pack, bring your own sleeping bag & pillow (optional – if staying in a swag), recharge power bank (limited access to power to charge phone or cameras) and money for snack and meals.

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