- Inside Australia: Uluru Extension4 days from $2,995
Post-Trip, 4 Days
Immerse yourself deep in the heart of Australia’s remote outback, discovering its red desert landscapes and the ancient traditions of its Aboriginal inhabitants. Witness the sacred Uluru monolith, hike between the crevices of Kata Tjuta’s staggering domed-rock formations, and enjoy traditional outback fare under the stars.
Fly from Cairns to Australia’s Red Centre and settle into your lodge, poised at the gateway to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The park—a UNESCO World Heritage site—is home to the spectacular red monolith of Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), held sacred by the area’s Aboriginal owners. Embark on a sunset tour of this impressive geological marvel before returning to the lodge for dinner al fresco.
Climb aboard 4x4 vehicles for a thrilling ride into the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands of Central Australia alongside our Aboriginal guide. Discover the magnificent rock art at Cave Hill, which tells the Aboriginal creation story of the Seven Sisters, a cluster of stars in the Taurus constellation. Back at Uluru this evening, watch as the descending sun sets the red rock ablaze in a spectacular display of color and light. Cap off the day with dinner in the bush, enjoying traditional outback fare and a mesmerizing Aboriginal dance performance.
Rise early to catch a dazzling sunrise over Uluru; then make your way to Kata Tjuta, its neighboring natural wonder. Venture into Kata Tjuta’s interior crevices on a trek through the Walpa Gorge, which cuts through two of the site’s 36 domed-rock formations. This afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly to Sydney, where you’ll spend an evening at leisure.
Transfer to the Sydney airport and connect to your international flight home.