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3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour

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Alice Springs, Australia
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icon3 days  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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icon3 days  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Safety measures
icon3 days  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the majestic, Dreamtime landscapes of Australia’s Red Centre with this 3-day tour from Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. Witness an unforgettable sunset and sunrise over Uluru and explore the mythical formations of Kata Tjuta. Take an optional camel ride, explore Aboriginal history at the Mutitjulu waterhole and take a guided walk along the spectacular rim of Kings Canyon.
  • Three-day tour from Alice Springs to Uluru and Kata Tjuta
  • Driving through the vast open spaces of Outback Australia
  • Ride a camel (own expense)
  • Guided walks at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole
  • Learn about the Aboriginal Tjukurpa (Dreaming) and see ancient rock art
  • Witnessing the sun set and rise over Uluru
  • Guided walk to the rim of Kings Canyon
  • Choice of easy or challenging walks
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation (if option selected)
Touring as described
National Park fees
Aussie BBQ Dinner (if option selected)
Food and drinks
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Journey across the legendary Outback of Australia’s Northern Territory on this 3-day, 2-night tour that begins and ends in Alice Springs. Travel aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach through the remote desert landscape, keeping your camera handy for views of ancient formations like the West MacDonnell Ranges and the Atila (Mt Connor) mesa.

Visit the Outback Camel Farm for a chance to ride one of these ‘ships of the desert’ (own expense) and take a guided tour to Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Witness the magnificent colors of both sunset and sunrise over sacred Uluru, and learn about Aboriginal history at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. For a grand finale, take a guided walk to the rim of Kings Canyon and soak in the awe-inspiring views.
Itinerary
Mount Conner
See Atila (Mt. Conner) today as you make your way from Alice Springs to Uluru.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Visit the Uluru–Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre – explore the Tjukurpa tunnel and read about the history, and flora and fauna of the park
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Kuniya Walk
Join your Driver Guide for a short walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole at the base of Uluru. View ancient rock art and hear stories of traditional Anangu life. Learn the Tjukurpa (creation) story of Kuniya and Liru.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Uluru Sunset Viewing Area
Later, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area, and relax with sparkling wine and canapes as the sun sets over the western horizon and the evening sky brings out the myriad shades of colour for which Uluru is renowned. Return to the resort after sunset or add on our award-winning Barbecue Dinner to top off this highlight evening (see optional details).
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Outback Pioneer Hotel, Desert Gardens Hotel, or Sails in the Desert, Ayers Rock
Meals:
  Not Included
Talinguru Nyakunytjaku - Uluru Sunrise Viewing Area
Rise early and travel into Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. Enjoy a warming tea, coffee or hot chocolate as the dawn creeps across the desert plain and lights up Uluru.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Kata-Tjuta Dunes Viewing Area
Enjoy a panoramic view of the southern side of Kata Tjuta from the Dune Viewing platform. Uluru can also be easily seen on the distant horizon from this lookout.Your Driver Guide will provide insight into the history and geology of this ancient land.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Walpa Gorge
On arrival at Kata Tjuta, spend time exploring Walpa Gorge, following the path between two of the tallest domes, to a lush oasis in the desert.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Kings Canyon
In the early afternoon travel to Kings Canyon.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Kings Canyon Resort, Standard Rooms or Kings Canyon Resort, Deluxe Spa Rooms
Meals:
  Not Included
Kings Canyon
Climb a 100 metre cliff and walk 6kms along the rim of the canyon for impressive views of grottos, chasms and cliffs. Deep between the sandstone cliffs is the Garden of Eden, a waterhole surrounded by exotic plants. Or, set off on a two-kilometre stroll along the boulder-strewn canyon creek bed that leads to impressive views of the canyon rim.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Kings Creek Station
Following the hike, travel by luxury vehicle through beautiful desert landscapes. Stop at Kings Creek Station, a working cattle and camel station for lunch (own expense) where you’ll have the opportunity to try their famous camel burger! Stop at Erldunda, a roadhouse located at the junction of the Stuart Highway and Lasseter Highway, where you can purchase afternoon tea.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Alice Springs
Later, travel through the desert landscapes, with informative commentary provided by your Driver Guide, to Alice Springs where your Short Break concludes.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Maximum of 3 passengers per room. If you are traveling with 4 travelers or more, you must make 2 separate bookings.
  • Children must share a room with 2 or more adults, and utilize existing bedding
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Passengers requiring special assistance, must provide written notice to allow for appropriate planning. Requests for disabled rooms will be passed on to hotels, but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AAT Kings
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during 3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by 3-Day Alice Springs to Uluru (Ayers Rock) via Kings Canyon Tour.

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    star-5
    Alice Springs to Uluru and then Kings Canyon
    Wendy S
    , Nov 2018
    This tour was so well coordinated and organized. Our hotel at Uluru was really good but the one at Kings Cross was much more rustic with even ants and lizards in the room. The side tours that we took early in the morning were all very prompt and just as advertised. A great insight into this area and we would highly recommend.
    star-5
    This tour is a great value...
    dnedelcove
    , Dec 2017
    This tour is a great value. Everything was very well organize and on time. The guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The bus trip was comfortable and enjoyable. Plenty of stops for breaks and refreshment. The trips out to Uluru were great, but unfortunately we had cloudy weather both for the sunrise and sunset- so no spectacular views of the big rock. The additional walks were not too strenuous, unless you wanted them to be. Just enough of the Outback to get a good feel for what the center of Australia is all about. One suggestion is to be prepared for the flies in some areas. They get a bit chummy. You can purchase a fly net to wear over your hat just about anywhere in the Outback and that is probably a good idea depending on when you go. Also, the weather report we checked before we went said extremely hot weather, but it actually rained for a couple of the days- which if it hadn't been raining when we left Sydney wearing rain gear, could have been a little uncomfortable. We did the superior accommodations with the BBQ. Hotels were very nice, clean and comfy. The BBQ was okay, but could probably be skipped if you are doing the sunrise trip to Uluru. If you do the BBQ you end up with a very short 3-4 hour overnight for sleep as you don't get back to the hotel until after 10 and are up before dawn for the time we went in December. Overall, very good value, extremely well organized, clean and comfy accommodations and nice and knowledgeable guides and drivers. Highly recommended!
    star-5
    The tour was excellent. Here is...
    johnaj.matthews
    , Nov 2017
    The tour was excellent. Here is some information your future travelers. First do not worry about getting coffee or breakfast before crazy early bus pickups as the tour will soon go to a road travel stop or will provide you with free coffee and snack bars. Second do bring many large bottles of water as all the hotels sell bottled water at 3x the cost in a convenience store. Third realize that some of the timing of bus arrivals and departures are at odds with the hotel schedules: e.g. normal checking and checkout times. Ignore the checkout issue as the hotels will not care even if you are more than an hour late in checkout. The checkin can be an issue ... and is an issue the tour bus company should improve. Finally note that this is a very very busy tour. My recommendation to the bus tour company would be to offer a gentle afternoon option at Uiuru, to leave the hotels at not 2:30pm but rather 4pm with a short visit to the Uluru visitor center and the rock itself in time for the great sunset viewing party. Else have fun!
    3 travelers found this review helpful
    star-3
    I thought that the inclusion of...
    jtk208
    , Aug 2017
    I thought that the inclusion of Kings Canyon was not worthwhile. The distances are great and required a lot of bus riding. An extra night in Uluru Eyres Rock would have been wonderful. Not enough time there. Sails in the Desert resort was first rate. I would suggest taking trips out of Uluru and omitting Kings Canyon. The bus company is very well organized and drivers excellent but just too much time spent on bus.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Amazing - lots of walking but some...
    Amanda J
    , Jan 2017
    Amazing - lots of walking but some stunning views and very knowledgable people. I will remember this experience for life and highly recommend anyone to do this. Some say 'why go to see a rock in the middle?' but we're so pleased we did.
    star-5
    Although it was an intense 3 days...
    Jairo V
    , Sep 2016
    Although it was an intense 3 days tour, we certainly enjoyed all the activities included. The AATKings operators were good, excellent drivers and tour guides, very knowledgable and fun. Not being from Australia, we learned a lot about the culture, history and beauty of every place we visited and the aboriginal people, in a very short 5 days visit from Alice Springs to Uluru, Kings Canyon and the Olgas. Highly recommended .
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    Fantastic trip, great guides and...
    ross d
    , Aug 2016
    Fantastic trip, great guides and drivers with heaps of local knowledge. Cant wait to visit again.
    star-5
    This trip was absolutely fantastic...
    Helen S
    , Aug 2016
    This trip was absolutely fantastic - I really only booked for Uluru but Kata Tjuta and the Kings Canyon trip also included were just spectacular! As a single person I felt completely safe all the time and the drivers and guides were so friendly and informative - Thankyou especially to Tanya my driver for making this trip such a laugh. Great value for money and I totally recommend this to anyone wanting the full Uluru experience.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Very well organised! All coach...
    Janine T
    , Jul 2016
    Very well organised! All coach drivers very pleasant and knowledgeable. An excellent introduction to Central Australia!
    star-5
    Great sights. An interesting...
    Peter S
    , Jul 2016
    Great sights. An interesting landscape. Great driver - Karl - was friendly, helpful. Commentary was informative and respectful of local culture of indigenous population. Accommodation was good.
    star-5
    Excellent Tour, The guides were all...
    Linda B
    , Mar 2016
    Excellent Tour, The guides were all very knowledgeable and very helpful.
    star-5
    Great tour to iconic locations with...
    Geoffrey G
    , Jan 2016
    Great tour to iconic locations with enthusiastic and well-informed driver/guide.
    star-4
    Wonderfully arranged tour to Uluru...
    Myron L
    , Nov 2015
    Wonderfully arranged tour to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, and Kings Canyon. The only advice is to be prepared for a long bus ride to Kings Canyon, especially with the relatively brief time spent at that site.
    star-5
    My wife and I really enjoyed this...
    Jason R
    , Nov 2015
    My wife and I really enjoyed this tour, the guides and drivers were excellent and full of information. The tour meant that we got to see a lot in a small amount of time which was great and we even managed to squeeze in a helicopter trip over Uluru which I would highly recommend as well. We chose the First class option and thought all the accommodation was just that, first class very clean and comfortable. They were an exceptional tour company and would highly recommend to anyone looking to tour NT.
    star-4
    Overall, an excellent trip. The...
    Jim H
    , Apr 2015
    Overall, an excellent trip. The drivers/guides were very knowledgable and the accommodation and coaches provided were both very comfortable. The agenda makes good use of the limited time available and I felt overall this was pretty good value for money
    star-4
    This 3-days trip was...
    CHUI SHAN K
    , Apr 2015
    This 3-days trip was good. If it possible, we wish the coach can detour to visit the meteor craters. One disappointment: The accommodation at Kings Canyon was a lodge without private bathroom / toilet. The piece of important information was disclosed AFTER BUT NOT BEFORE our payment.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-4
    The trip was all round very good...
    John_D
    , Mar 2015
    The trip was all round very good with two complaints: 1 when we turned up at Sails in The Desert our rooms weren't ready and there was a long check-in line. I think that's the sort of detail which you should have sorted out in advance. I shouldn't have to waste my holiday time waiting for my rooms. 2 no such problem at King's Canyon resort but our rooms might have been 'King's Canyon facing' butd because of the wall of rock just outside them you couldn't actually see it. That's tantamount to a fraud.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Our bus driver , john was very good...
    bced
    , Mar 2015
    Our bus driver , john was very good. Accomodations were excellent.
    star-5
    Everthing went very smoothly. always on...
    Wendy T
    , Dec 2014
    Everthing went very smoothly. always on time,and guides and bus drivers very good.
    star-5
    Well-planned itinerary which gives...
    colladon
    , Nov 2014
    Well-planned itinerary which gives good experience of the "red center". Great sunset (wine table) and sunrise viewings. AAT Kings is a well-organized tour operator with comfortable buses and capable driver/guides. Special mention for driver Phil, good English easy to understand, with excellent knowledge of flora, fauna and indigenous customs, the Kings Canyon floor walk was a pleasure. It isn't clear what "Budget Accomadation" at Kings Canyon means -- shared accomodation is not really shared, it is a room with no facilities, the toilet and washroom is 20meters away in a separate block. Really for backpackers, which the descriptiom doesn't make clear.

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