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3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari

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  • Location: Alice Springs or Ayers Rock, Northern Territory
  • Duration: 3 days / 2 nights (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5381PISR
See the best of the Red Centre on a three-day camping safari from Alice Springs. Discover the heart and soul of this rugged country, with Dreamtime legends, panoramic landscapes and stunning natural beauty. See Uluru (Ayers Rock) change color in the sunrise, be awed by the grandeur Kings Canyon and marvel at the round domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), as you camp out for a true outback experience. Enjoy meals and camping accommodations with a basic option (Explorer) or upgrade (Safari). Round-trip transport included from Alice Springs or Ayers Rock.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
Book the basic Explorer option, which includes a permanent twin-share tent with thin camp mattresses, nearby bathroom facilities and freshly prepared meals. Participants assist with food preparation, dishwashing, firewood collection, and tidying the campsite, and bring their own sleeping bag and towels. (You can rent a sleeping bag from the tour operator; a swag (bedroll) is also available for those wishing to sleep under the stars.)

Select the Safari upgrade and enjoy comfortable accommodations in a twin-share or solo tent with proper beds (linens supplied), lights and a pedestal fan. Shared bathroom facilities with hot water are available nearby. Relax while meals are prepared for you, and enjoy freshly brewed coffee with breakfast and local Australian wines with dinner.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details of your 5-day tour of Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Kings Canyon (Watarrka National Park).

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Alice Springs hotels or Desert Gardens Hotel
Departure Time:
Tour departs at approximately
6:00am Alice Springs
1:45pm Desert Gardens Hotel

**Please see additional information regarding airport pickup in the itinerary section.

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Duration:
3 days / 2 nights
Return Details:
Concludes in Alice Springs at approximately 5 pm on Day 3.

Pricing information

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Explorer: Alice Springs Dep
Code: PAR3C

3-Day Camping Explorer, pickup from Alice Springs Hotels. Tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex

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USD $433.46
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Explorer: Ayers Rock Dep
Code: PAR3Y

3-Day Camping Explorer pickup from Desert Gardens Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport, finish in Alice Springs. Tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex

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Safari: Alice Springs (Shared)
Code: PAY3C

3-Day Camping Explorer, pickup from Alice Springs Hotels. Tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex

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USD $506.31
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Safari: Alice Springs (Sole)
Code: PAY3C+Sole

3-Day Camping Explorer, pickup from Alice Springs Hotels. Departure from Aurora Hotel at 6:05am. Other select Alice Springs hotel pick-ups commence from 5:45am. Use of sole tent

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USD $579.16
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Safari: Ayers Rock (Shared)
Code: PAY3CY

3-Day Camping Safari pickup from Desert Gardens Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport, finish in Alice Springs. Tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex

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USD $506.31
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Safari: Ayers Rock (Sole)
Code: PAR3Y+Sole

3-Day Camping Safari pickup from Desert Gardens Hotel or Ayers Rock Airport, finish in Alice Springs. Use of sole tent

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USD $579.16
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3-Day Ayers Rock, Olgas and Kings Canyon Camping Safari

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Olgas

Inclusions:
  • Touring of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon
  • Pickup from Alice Springs Hotels, Desert Gardens Hotel (Ayers Rock Resort) or Ayers Rock Airport.
  • Local guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Explorer: includes twin share tent with thin camp mattress
  • Safari: includes twin share tent with proper beds (linen supplied), lights and a pedestal fan.
  • Base walk at Uluru
  • Sunrise at Kata Tjuta
  • Valley of the Wind walk
  • Kings Canyon rim walk
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Entrance fees
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions:
  • Explorer option: sleeping bag (available to purchase from local operator at an additional cost of $45AUD per person)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Ayers Rock Airport pickup information from October 4, 2015 to April 2, 2016:
    Qantas (QF1851) at 9:40/9:50am
    Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm

    Jetstar (JQ664) at 11:20am
    Please take the free shuttle to Desert Gardens hotel, Ayers Rock Resort and wait outside for pickup at 1:10pm

    Virgin (VA1627) at 12:15pm
    You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive.

    Jetstar (JQ660) at 12:35/12:40pm
    You will be collected from Ayers Rock airport at 1pm. Please collect your bags and wait outside for your tour bus to arrive.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Explorer option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex. Sleeping bags are not included (available for purchase from local operator). Swag (Aussie bedroll) is available for those wishing to sleep under the stars
  • PLEASE NOTE: Safari option: tents are twin share, any single travelers will be paired with another traveler of the same sex unless sole tent option is chosen during the booking process.
  • Note: Anangu, Uluru's traditional owners, would prefer that visitors choose not to climb Uluru. Furthermore, the climb may be closed without notice due to weather or cultural reasons.
  • Luggage must not exceed 15kg per person
  • Campsites have hot/cold running water, toilets and showers close by. Full bed linen and a towel is provided on Safari/Original option
  • This is a participation tour. You may be required to assist with preparing lunches, cleaning dishes and collecting firewood. A host will be based at each campsite to prepare dinner/breakfast.
  • Health, Fitness and Medical: Some tours operate in remote areas and include some hiking through rugged terrain. Passengers should be of reasonable health and fitness and carry all required medication. Please list any prior medical conditions in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • You must have travel insurance to participate in this tour
  • Please provide all your passport details at time of booking
Itinerary:
Day 1: Alice Springs – Uluru (L,D)
Travel from Alice Springs on your adventure to the 'Red Centre,' visiting the Outback Camel Farm on the way. Hear the tale of how camels arrived in Australia to serve as transport for construction and colonization. Take a short camel ride through the bush (own expense), before traveling to the permanent campsite at Ayers Rock Resort. Alternatively, you'll be picked up from the Ayers Rock airport or Desert Gardens Hotel.

Explore the 36 magical domes of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) with your guide. Then take a 5-mile (8-km) hike through the spectacular Valley of the Winds canyon, home to the mythical cork-tree women and unique flora and fauna. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine as the sun sets over the countryside and Uluru (Ayers Rock) changes color. A delicious dinner will be awaiting you upon your return to camp.

Overnight: permanent campsite at Ayers Rock Resort

Day 2: Uluru – Kings Canyon Region (B, L, D)
It's an early rise for an exciting morning with breathtaking views of the sunrise at Uluru. Then, wander the base of Uluru with a local Aboriginal guide and discover the hidden caves and ancient rock paintings depicting stories from the Dreamtime. You will then be given the opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts and crafts at the Cultural Center before traveling to the exclusive campsite within Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).

Please note: The Anangu, Uluru's traditional owners, would prefer that visitors not climb Uluru.

Overnight: permanent campsite at Kings Canyon

Day 3: Kings Canyon – Alice Springs (B, L)
Discover the Lost City and Garden of Eden on a 4.3-mile (7-km) hike along the rim of Kings Canyon. See spectacular gorges with towering sandstone cliffs and endless views over the countryside. Finish up with a refreshing swim in a waterhole before traveling back to Kings Creek Station for lunch and then onto Alice Springs where your tour ends.
Terms and Conditions:
If you cancel at least 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 14 and 28 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 55 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 7 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 70 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 85 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Anna W, September 2015

A fabulous tour and definitely a highlight of our whole trip to Australia! Ross was a great tour leader, he took everything at a great pace, patient and was extremely knowledgeable. I love that he has only just started this job and it definitely was the right career change! A huge thank you to him.

It would be good to have clearer instructions in advance from Viator about baggage limitations especially if you are joining the tour in Ayres Rock and therefore travelling with a lot of luggage and no where to store it apart from on the bus. It seems to be very strict but after contacting the ground handler directly, this wasn't a problem and we were allowed our 2 large suitcases.

Reviewed by: Cecilie S, June 2015

Fantastic tour - excellent guide, excellent sites, great group, everything very good

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