Sydney, Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodations: Sails in the Desert
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a filling breakfast before you set off to Australia's red desert that spans the middle of the continent.
Flight to Ayers Rock
Head to the heart of the outback to explore the startling beauty of Australia's Red Centre.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Take a motor coach into Aboriginal land when you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, home to one of Australia's iconic landmarks. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a sandstone monolith that stands like a mammoth mesa in the middle of the vast desert. Considered one of the great wonders of the world, it is 1,141 feet high (348 meters), 2.2 miles long (3.6 km) and 1.2 miles wide (1.9 km). The Aboriginals who have inhabited this area over 10,000 years consider Uluru a sacred part of their "dreamtime" creation belief.
Lunch and Orientation at the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Center
Enjoy a boxed lunch at the Cultural Center and hear from a local expert about this magnificent and sacred area. Learn about the plants and animals that live in this environment and the geology that explains how Uluru was formed. Find out about the Anangu people—the Aboriginal tribe owners of Uluru, Kata Tjuta and surrounding lands. And be introduced to Tjukurpa, the law that guides their daily life and is at the foundation of their culture.
Private Guided Walking Tour around the Base of Uluru
Hike on a trail that wraps around the edge of this massive, 600-million-year-old sandstone rock formation.
Check-In at Sails in the Desert
After your trek in the outback, experience pure luxury at Sails in the Desert! Located in Australia's Red Centre, this 5-star hotel is a place to pamper yourself in style after a day of exploration. Before dinner, take a moment to enjoy the relaxing spa and delightful pool surrounded by gumtrees, view the gallery filled with indigenous arts and crafts—or simply bask in the splendor of the sun setting over the red desert.
Dinner at the Ilkari Restaurant at the Hotel
Enjoy international flavors as well as favorite local dishes at this premium restaurant and share stories about today's adventures with your fellow Adventurers.
Count your lucky stars tonight—you get a chance to see the night sky lit up in all its sparkling glory! Considered one of the premier places in the world for star watching, the outback invites you to turn your gaze upward and be truly starstruck.