The Uluru Experience
4 Day Small Group Tour
14 – 17 May 2022
On arrival at Ayers Rock airport you will be met and transferred to a Deluxe Room at Desert Garden Hotel 3 nights’ accommodation. In the heart of Australia’s Red Centre, Perched within an oasis of native gardens, the hotel’s 218 elegant guestrooms provide a relaxing retreat from a day of adventure. The rooms are all spacious and modern with a view of vast desert landscapes. The Deluxe room can sleep up to 4 guests and has a balcony/Verandah, Free in-room Wi-Fi, Tea/Coffee, Mini fridge, HD TV, Ensuite bathroom with complimentary amenities, luxury robes, and hairdryer, Iron/ironing board, In room safe ( Interconnecting rooms available upon request). Time to settle into your room and freshen up before your evening begins with a convenient hotel pick-up and transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru. As the sun sets on the horizon to the music of a didgeridoo, enjoy gourmet canapes and chilled sparkling wine before sitting down to a 3 course meal with beer and wine and settle back and listen to our resident star talker decode the southern night sky. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room
Day 2: 15 May 2022 – Uluru Sunrise/Base Tour / Field of Lights (B)
Rise early to travel to the base of Uluru – Here you will receive your breakfast, accompanied by your guide, commence your base walk of Uluru as sunrise approaches.
First walk from Kuniya Piti – An Uluru sacred site and hear the Tjukurpa (Anangu – the local Aboriginal people – beliefs and law) story of the Mala Men. Next is the Mala Walk, one of the most important habitation areas for the local Aboriginal people over thousands of years. Kantju Gorge – The Mala walk includes a visit into Kantju Gorge, where after rainfall, water can cascade over the side of Uluru and plunge some 90 metres. From here, you are then on to the base of the climb point. Mutitjulu Waterhole – After a short rest break, continue on along the Lungkata Walk where your guide will tell you the Tjukurpa story of the cheeky Blue Tongue Lizard! Next stop is the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will indicate the natural features of the landscape, Aboriginal rock paintings and relay more traditional stories relating to this special place. The waterhole was once an important water source for the Anangu people. Kuniya Piti – Your last section to complete your base walk is back to Kuniya Piti where you will board your coach back into town and receive a certificate of your achievement! (Approx 10kms)
** An alternative tour can be booked – with a Sunrise visit to Uluru and then return to hotel for breakfast (own expense). Later this morning you will travel around the base of Uluru in the comfort of your vehicle as your driver guide provides commentary about the numerous sacred sites and features to be found at Uluru. Continue to the Kuniya Walk where your driver guide will escort you to the beautiful Mutitjulu Waterhole. View Aboriginal rock paintings and learn about the area as your driver guide points out some native flora and explains the Aboriginal and European history of Uluru.
Return to the hotel for the rest of day at leisure.
Optional Helicopter flight over Uluru – Enjoy this tour anytime throughout the day -You haven’t seen it all until you have seen it from the air.
To fully appreciate the vast desert landscape and natural wonder of Uluru, you need to experience it from the air. Take to the skies to witness the awesome spectacle of this iconic monolith. Get up close, witnessing 360° views of Uluru before witnessing the scale and size of Kata Tjuta which only becomes apparent while gliding over the group of 36 conglomerate rock domes. The highest of which stands 198 meters taller than Uluru and spreads 36 square km.
Price on request – depending on which helicopter tour you wish to take.
Later this evening me meet in the hotel reception and as darkness falls and the coloured lights of the 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life, enjoy a walk through The Field of Light, its pathways glistening softly with rhythms of coloured light, beckoning you to explore. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room
Day 3: 16 May 2022 – Sunrise Kata Tjuta and Valley of Winds Walk /Sunset over Uluru (B)
Depart early and travel to Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) – where your Driver Guide will explain the geological history of the area. Watch the spectacular sunrise over Kata Tjuta with Uluru in the distance from the western dune viewing area, light breakfast included.
Valley of the Winds lookout – Your Driver Guide will then escort you on a 2-3 hour walk to the Valley of the Winds lookout. Marvel at the unique flora and admire the view of the central valley of the domes of Kata Tjuta. Return to Desert Gardens by midday.
Afternoon at leisure at the Resort.
In the late afternoon you will be collected from reception, travel to the Uluru sunset viewing area. Witness the striking colour changes of Uluru at sunset while enjoying nibbles and a complimentary glass of wine. Return to the resort for dinner (own expense) and overnight.
Desert Gardens – Deluxe Room
Day 4: 17 May 2022
Check out and transfer to the airport for departure flight.
Price + Inclusions
|The Uluru Experience||Price per person|
|Twin Share||from $1,695|
|Single room||from $2,645|
- Return airport transfers
- 3 nights accommodation – Deluxe Room
- Two breakfast (offsite)
- Field of Lights
- Sound of Silence Dinner Experience
- Sunrise Uluru and base tour
- Sunset Uluru with wine and nibbles
- Sunrise Kata Tjuta and Valley of Winds Walk
We can tailor make a tour to suit your requirements. We work with all hotels in the area and variety of touring options.