A VERY long day out but guides kept their sense of humour to the last. Unfortunately weather was poor so no sunset or stunning colours to see but that wasnt the fault of the tour. Good bbq at the end before a very long drive back to Alice. This tour was 18 hours total so good job coach was comfortable and could sleep on the way back.
Ce tour est une parfaite réussite. La route est longue d'Alice springs à Uluru, la journée aussi, mais le programme est très bien organisé.Les guides accompagnateurs sont d'excellents compagnons de voyage et contribuent beaucoup à la pleine réussite de l'excursion. Le confort du bus est irréprochable, les haltes bien réparties, les services impeccables. Le BBQ de fin de parcours est un moment de grande convivialité qui fait regretter que la journée est déjà sur le point de se terminer. Vraiment une très belle prestation, une des plus satisfaisantes parmi celles, nombreuses, partagées en Australie.
All the hotels close to Uluru were fully booked by the time we made up out minds about visiting the Red Center. Fortunately, this one-day tour was a truly viable alternative. Ayers Rock is far from Alice Springs, but the tour company was well prepared for a long, stressful day for the staff. With three driver-tour guides, one was always resting, while the other two were either driving or keeping us tourists entertained with information and friendly banter. Once we arrived at Ayers Rock, we were able to see the beautiful gorge at Kata Tjuta in the late morning. The guide books recommend a late afternoon visit, but considering the time constraints, some compromise had to be made. We saw just enough of the area around Ayers Rock to get a balanced impression of the culturally important aspects of the site. We saw rock overhangs with paintings and bas-relief carvings and a pool which has ritual significance, and we were able to get up close to the rock itself. I was not impressed by the sunset meal, but the other members of our tour group seemed to enjoy it. All told, this is truly a wonderful option to the very high prices for hotel rooms close to Uluru, and we had the added advantage of being able to do some shopping in Alice Springs and to visit the wonderful museums there.
Had an amazing time on this trip it was very well organized, but also a very long day. It was definitely worth doing with a tour especially if you don't plan on renting a car because of the distance. I really enjoyed the sunset dinner and champagne while watching the different colour/hue changes of the Rock.
A truly fantastic adventure. An early pick up at 6.10am followed by a 2 hour drive and then breakfast. This was typical roadside fare, Aussie style, and pretty filling. Arrived at Kata Tjuta and walked up the rock trail to have a closer look. But this is a massive rock formation and is better viewed from a distance. At Uluru there is a short walk through the cultural centre to learn a bit of local history. We then walked round the base of Uluru, saw rock paintings and heard more about the dreamtime. The BBQ was very good, so was the bubbly!
At sunset the colours of Uluru change from orange to brown and back. But truthfully, the sunset itself was much better.
Sorry I don't have pictures to show yet.