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Australia trip - The Red Center

Description

Like an island, the Uluru stands out from the outback. The Australians call their most famous mountain, Ayers Rock, the "Red Heart" of the country, for it defines the approximate geographical center of the 5th continent. Join us on a magical 3-day Red Center tour, an experience that everyone in Australia should have.

Highlights

  • Magical and full of spirit Uluru in the Outback
  • Sound of Silence Dinner in the middle of the Outback
  • Watch the sun rise and set at Ayers Rock
  • Excursion to the Olgas or Kata Tjuta
  • Immerse yourself in the mystical world of the Aborigines

Destinations

Day 1: Ayers Rock - On the way to the dream world

Upon arrival at Ayers Rock, head to the bus station. There you will find all the necessary information about your transfer to the hotel. Without a doubt, the Uluru, as it is called by the Aborigines, is the most famous mountain in Australia and one of its icons. Approximately 450 km from Alice Springs lies this legendary monolith formation, which incidentally is the second largest in the world. The estimated 550-million-year-old mountain covers a length of about 3 km and a width of up to 2 km. In the midst of the Kata Tjuta National Park, it stands majestic and mysterious with 348 of height. For the Aborigines, the Uluru is considered sacred because, according to their beliefs, it is in connected to the dream world. The name “Ayers Rock” comes from former Australian Prime Minister Henry Ayers. The English-Australian explorer, William Gosse, gave it its name after its discovery in 1873. No one would want to miss the wonderful sight of Ayers Rock changing colors at sunrise and sunset. Due to the changing light on the iron oxidants of the mountain, different shades of red pop before the spectator. The most popular activity at Ayers Rock is hiking. Choose between guided hikes or hiking tours on your own, and explore rock paintings of the indigenous people who have been living there for over 10,000 years. Please note that you cannot climb the Uluru. This prohibition is clearly stated on warning signs "Do not climb the Uluru". Uluru itself offers many activities, such as dance workshops, making small art objects, boomerang games, watching the Wakagetti dancers and much more. Please note that the availability of free time activities may change due to the season and weather.

In today's "Sound of Silence" dinner, you can dine under the stars while the Uluru is bathed in warm sunset colors. You listen to a storyteller philosophize about star constellations. The tour starts with a glass of sparkling wine and small appetizers on a platform, from where you will have a wonderful view of the Ayers Rock. At sunset you can listen to the magical sounds of didgeridoos and the first stories of Aboriginal culture. Enjoy a short dance performance under the stars of the Outback. During the 4-hour English-speaking tour, treat your palate to a gourmet BBQ buffet. Australian specialties such as kangaroo and crocodile meat, giant bass (Barramundi) and some fine wines will be offered. After dinner, enjoy a delicious dessert with a glass of port, coffee or tea. Enjoy the absolute tranquility of this moment and watch the billion stars above your head. 2 nights at the Desert Gardens Hotel**** in the Garden Room, Ayers Rock, Australia

Day 2: Ayers Rock - Sunrise and sunset at Uluru

Today you will wake up early and drive to the Talinguru Nyakunytjaku Uluru viewing area, from where you will have the best view of the sunrise over the fabulous red mountain. Enjoy the first rays of sunshine that fall on the Uluru and dip it in soft reds with a morning coffee or tea. Then drive to the domed 36 mountains of Kata Tjuta, also called the Olgas. On the way, you can enjoy wonderful views of the southern part of Kata Tjuta. Translated, Kata Tjuta means "many heads". When you look at it, you realize that the name is not far-fetched. Just like the Ayers Rock, the Olgas originated around 550 million years ago. Afterwards, you will stop at Walpa Gorge and explore the spectacular gorges and beautiful valleys. In the afternoon, we will tour around the Uluru. The bus will take you to Mutitjulu Walk and on to Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here you can see millennia-old petroglyphs of the Aborigines. Your guide will tell you interesting facts about the local flora and learn interesting facts about the history of Uluru. Also, visit the Kata Tjuta Cultural Center, where you can learn more about Aboriginal culture, its arts and crafts. You will drive back to the Uluru viewpoint in the late afternoon, where you can watch the setting sun dip Ayers Rock into rich reds. Do not forget to capture the spectacular moments with your camera. To make it perfect, enjoy a full-bodied glass of wine.

3. Tag: Ayers Rock – See ya!

Today is the last day of your Uluru experience. Later we will head back to the airport, where you can continue your journey or fly back to your homeland. We hope you will come back soon. itravel - for that moment.

Your acommodations:

Desert Gardens Hotel****, Ayers Rock, Australia The hotel is surrounded by a natural garden. Just 5 minutes away there is a viewpoint from where you can watch the sunrise and sunset at Uluru. The Bunya Bar offers delicious cocktails that you can enjoy by the pool. Traditional Australian dishes are served at Arnguli Grill. Air-conditioned rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a TV, radio and minibar. 2 nights stay

Services and Infos

Travel duration: 3 Tage / 2 Nächte

Including

  • (Group) return transfer to Ayers Rock Airport
  • 2 nights at Desert Gardens Hotel
  • "Sound of Silence" Dinner * Sunrise Tour, Mutitjulu Walk and Sunset at Uluru
  • Excursion to Kata Tjuta

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not included in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities etc.
  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Please note that the excursions may change depending on the weather conditions and seasons
  • A minimum stay and surcharges may apply during certain seasons
  • Rates are based on double occupancy
  • Children under 10 are not allowed at the Silence Dinner
  • Ascent to Uluru is not possible at all times; Depending on the provider, weather and season
  • Return transfer takes place approximately 2 hours before departure .

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