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$2,399
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Single Traveller
$3,544 pp

5 Day Outback Highlights

5 Day Outback Highlights

A portion of this tour runs as a group tour where you will be escorted by an expert tour leader. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Partially Escorted

This is considered a fast-paced tour. In order to explore as much as possible, this tour may require early starts and long travel days. One to two nights at one destination is standard. While some free time may be scheduled, most sightseeing is included throughout this tour. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage. To ensure this trip is right for you, any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aid, then this tour is not suitable.

Pace
Lively Pace
These tours allow you to experience the destination at unsurpassed value. You'll travel with between 40-50 other guests depending on your selected tour*. Enjoy features such as a wide range of included sightseeing, comfortable accommodation and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.
*Note: group size may exceed this. Please refer to the important information section of the Fine Print to view maximum group size for your selected tour. 
Group Size
Group Tour - Classic

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Independent Tour
4,291 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing, including breathtaking Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru, Walpa Gorge, Kings Canyon and more
✓ Memorable Red Centre experiences such as Uluru sunrises, Sounds of Silence dinner, a didgeridoo experience, learn about the southern constellations by a local star talker, visit the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and experience the famed Field of Light installation
✓ 4 nights in quality 4-star accommodation
✓ 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
✓ Experienced driver/guide
✓ Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach transportation
✓ 7 day cooling off period. See under Fine Print for more information

✈ Needing airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

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Itinerary

Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel or Similar

Welcome to the Northern Territory! On arrival at Ayers Rock Airport you’ll be transferred to the resort (flights to arrive prior to 3.00pm).

This evening, we’ll take a drive to Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas) to experience a magnificent Aussie outback sunset. We’ll return to the hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure.

NOTES:
Flights must arrive prior to 3pm.

Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel or Similar
Meals
Dinner

This morning we’ll rise early to witness a stunning Uluru sunrise, a bucket list experience, before continuing to Walpa Gorge, a natural creek that carves its way between the two tallest domes of Kata Tjuta. 

This evening, dine under a million stars at the iconic Sounds of Silence dinner. As the sun sets, listen to the sound of a didgeridoo and join your fellow adventurers for an unforgettable experience. This evening, against a quintessential Aussie backdrop, enjoy a gourmet buffet of Australian delicacies accompanied by fine Australian wines, then sit back and relax as a star talker explains the constellations of the southern night sky.

After dinner, we’ll head back to the hotel.

NOTES:
Weather conditions permitting.

Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

This morning after breakfast, we’ll head out to Kings Canyon, also known as Watarrka. We’ll climb the 6 km to the rim of the canyon and take in the marvellous views of Watarrka National Park. For those who want a view without the climbing, you can opt for an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed. 

After this memorable experience we’ll return to the hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

Hotel
Desert Gardens Hotel or Similar

See the amazing collection of Indigenous art at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the base of Uluru and take the Kuniya Walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Experience the remarkable colour changes of Uluru, the world’s largest monolith, while enjoying sparkling wine at sunset.

Today we’ll see British artist Bruce Munro’s installation, Field of Light, an immersive light display and his largest work to date (it would cover over seven football fields). 

Located next to Uluru, wander through 50,000 handcrafted frosted glass spheres of light, in colours of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white. It’s a magical experience and a fitting end to your outback adventure. 

Later, you will be transferred to Ayers Rock Airport for your onward flight. 

We trust that you enjoyed your tour and we look forward to seeing you on your next inspiring journey.

NOTES:
Flights to depart after 9.30am.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights in quality 4-star accommodation
  • 1 breakfast and 1 dinner
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Comfortable, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation throughout

  • Kata Tjuta - Experience a breathtaking Aussie outback sunset
  • Kata Tjuta - Visit the incredible 36 red-rock domes of Walpa Gorge
  • Uluru - Marvel in a stunning Uluru sunrise
  • Uluru - Take part in the iconic Sounds of Silence Dinner and learn about the night sky while enjoying Aussie gourmet food and wines
  • Uluru - See the vast collection of Indigenous art at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
  • Uluru - Experience artist Bruce Munro’s famous Field of Light, 50,000 hand-crafted glass spheres lit up in different colours
  • Kings Canyon - Marvel in the views of Watarrka National Park, or explore the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a Land Only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”2”

Lively Pace: This itinerary will be conducted at a relaxed pace. You will typically spend several nights at one location which means less time spent packing and unpacking, and more sightseeing. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and handling your own luggage.

  • Kings Canyon Creek Bed Walk (alternative option) - Low level of fitness required. You may wish to take an easier, shorter walk to explore the boulder strewn canyon floor with our Driver/Guide
  • Kings Canyon Rim Walk - High level of fitness required
    This 6km hike will not be suitable for all guests. The first 30-minute incline is considered “Difficult”. The Tour Director will offer guests an easier alternative along the creek walk for those that are unable.

Flight Information

  • Day 1 - Flight to arrive into Ayers Rock prior to 3.00pm
  • Day 5 - Flights to depart Ayers Rock after 9.30am

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,145.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Who is operating this package
We have partnered with a wide range of third party operators who assist in fulfilling your booking and delivering an enjoyable on-tour experience. Each package will consist of multiple operators meaning both guides and fellow travellers may change day to day. But don't worry, regardless of the operator, you'll be in good hands to experience the most out of each destination.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $542.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $542.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $542.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $542.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

Sails in the Desert Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort, 4 nights.

In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, the hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a luxurious outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert Hotel, shading 228 luxury five star rooms and suites.

Price: $281 per person

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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