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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

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  • Kata Tjuta

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  • Sunset drinks at Uluru

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  • Outback Ballooning

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  • The Lost Camel, Ayers Rock Resort

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  • Field of Light at Ayers Rock Resort

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  • Full day Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour

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  • Extension Package: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin

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  • Extension Package: Sunset at Mindil Beach, Darwin

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  • Optional: West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

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  • Outback Ballooning

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  • Extension Package: Crocodiles on Adelaide River

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  • Uluru

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  • Outback Ballooning

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  • Alice Springs

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

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  • Kata Tjuta

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  • Sunset drinks at Uluru

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  • Outback Ballooning

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  • The Lost Camel, Ayers Rock Resort

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  • The Lost Camel, Ayers Rock Resort

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  • Field of Light at Ayers Rock Resort

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  • Full day Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour

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  • Extension Package: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin

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  • Extension Package: Sunset at Mindil Beach, Darwin

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  • Optional: West MacDonnell Ranges Tour

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  • Outback Ballooning

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  • Extension Package: Crocodiles on Adelaide River

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  • Uluru

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6 Day Alice Springs & Uluru

  • Discover ancient Uluru & Kata Tjuta on tour
  • Enjoy an unforgettable outback hot air balloon flight
Includes hotel accommodation, meals & more

A trip to the Red Centre is always a good idea. The ancient landscape, the living history, and the spirituality that permeates every remote corner… it’s a bucket list experience for every Australian.

This six day outback adventure is the perfect opportunity to tick the Red Centre off your list, with a guided full day tour of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, including sunset drinks, plus an unforgettable hot air balloon flight above the desert - and more! Includes three nights at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs, two nights at The Lost Camel at Ayers Rock Resort, daily breakfast at both hotels, and evening drinks and canapés at the dazzling Field of Light near Uluru.

Want the adventure to last even longer? Choose the nine day package with Darwin extension. Stay three additional nights at the Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin, plus see jumping crocodiles on an adventure cruise along the Adelaide River. An optional tour of Litchfield National Park is also available.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Upon arrival into Alice Springs, please make your own way to your hotel and check in.

Experience eco-friendly luxury with stunning views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice springs. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: None

This morning enjoy an early start with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight, where you’ll experience the unbridled joy of floating silently above the outback as the sun slowly rises, illuminating the vast expanse before you.

Journey to the launch site in the cool pre-dawn darkness and begin the slow ascent just as the morning light begins to creep across the MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the landscape, keeping an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area.
After landing, you may assist the crew as they pack the nylon balloon back or take photographs if you prefer, the choice is yours. At the balloon landing site, there is time to enjoy the tranquillity as light refreshments accompanied by sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice are served. There is an opportunity to purchase souvenirs and a commemorative flight certificate is given to all participants.

Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres. The balloon flight takes place approx. 15 kilometres to the south of Alice Springs adjacent to the MacDonnell Ranges and over the historic Owen Springs Cattle Station.

Please note:
- Return transfers from all accommodation in Alice Springs is included with every flight.
- Pick up time is approx. 1 hour before first light.
- The tour operator will be in touch directly prior to your tour with more information.

Optional Activity: 9th April 2021 Departure Only - Merne: An Exclusive Dinner in the Desert - $220 per person
A contemporary take on traditional bush tucker, paired with premium Australian beer and wine. As the sun goes down, the desert will come alive and you’ll be treated to a spectacular light show spanning the majestic ranges, plus special performances and entertainment.
Venue: Sand Country Marquee, Desert Park, Alice Springs Desert Park, Larrapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0871. Coach transfers available. Date: 10th April 2021 - 19:00 – 22:30
Please note: if you would like to purchase this optional activity, please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is yours to explore the vibrant outback town of Alice Springs at leisure. Alternatively, you may decide to join the West MacDonnell Ranges Day Tour (not included).

Optional Activity: West MacDonnell Ranges Tour - $145 per person
Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. Your guide will collect you from outside your hotel. You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample photo opportunities as we travel along the ranges, stopping at historic sites.

Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge. Our next stop is at Glen Helen for a sit-down buffet lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs. You can expect to be back at your accommodation at approx. 5:30pm.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel for your Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour - an essential part of every Northern Territory adventure. Travel in air-conditioned comfort, hear intriguing stories and learn the secrets of this unique world-renowned destination.Meals, beverages and snacks will be provided, so all you have to do is focus on your incredible surroundings. 

The first stop of the day will be at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast. Travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into the beautiful Walpa Gorge. Take in the stunning domes of Kata-Tjuta, see the wildflowers (depending on the season) and marvel at the views of the open plains on the return walk. Your tour then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy souvenirs. Built from 90,000 mud bricks, the Cultural Centre was created with the help of the local Anangu people. The sacred site it is built on has special meaning to its traditional owners.

Head to the base of the majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). From here, your tour guide will take you on a guided Mala Walk. Please note: tourists are no longer permitted to climb Uluru due to its cultural significance. 

The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where you will see many fascinating examples of Anangu rock art. Along the way, your guide will tell ancient stories of the Anangu People. Travel by coach to the back section of Uluru and start a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. You’ll hear stories of local traditions and learn how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by the Anangu people, whose ancestors are still alive today.

Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner. After sunset and the dinner, we head to the Ayers Rock Resort to drop off those finishing their tour at Ayers Rock Resort accommodation.

Overnight: The Lost Camel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy the day at leisure. Tonight, you may like to make use of your Field of Light Star Pass and experience the Field of Light - a dazzling light installation by artist Bruce Munro.

As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, the Field of Light transforms the landscape in a blaze of colour. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of light up the desert. Originally a limited time exhibition, it has now been extended indefinitely by popular demand.

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

Your Field of Light Star pass includes:
- Evening drink & canapés (soft drinks for under 18s).
- Self-guided walk through Field of Light.
- Coach Transfers from Sails in the Desert (near The Lost Camel), departing 30 minutes before sunset.

Overnight: The Lost Camel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today marks the end of your amazing outback adventure. After check-out make your own onward journey.


Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 2

Upon arrival into Alice Springs, please make your own way to your hotel and check in.

Experience eco-friendly luxury with stunning views of the MacDonnell Mountain Ranges at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice springs. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: None

This morning enjoy an early start with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight, where you’ll experience the unbridled joy of floating silently above the outback as the sun slowly rises, illuminating the vast expanse before you.

Journey to the launch site in the cool pre-dawn darkness and begin the slow ascent just as the morning light begins to creep across the MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the landscape, keeping an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area.
After landing, you may assist the crew as they pack the nylon balloon back or take photographs if you prefer, the choice is yours. At the balloon landing site, there is time to enjoy the tranquillity as light refreshments accompanied by sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice are served. There is an opportunity to purchase souvenirs and a commemorative flight certificate is given to all participants.

Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres. The balloon flight takes place approx. 15 kilometres to the south of Alice Springs adjacent to the MacDonnell Ranges and over the historic Owen Springs Cattle Station.

Please note:
- Return transfers from all accommodation in Alice Springs is included with every flight.
- Pick up time is approx. 1 hour before first light.
- The tour operator will be in touch directly prior to your tour with more information.

Optional Activity: 9th April 2021 Departure Only - Merne: An Exclusive Dinner in the Desert - $220 per person
A contemporary take on traditional bush tucker, paired with premium Australian beer and wine. As the sun goes down, the desert will come alive and you’ll be treated to a spectacular light show spanning the majestic ranges, plus special performances and entertainment.
Venue: Sand Country Marquee, Desert Park, Alice Springs Desert Park, Larrapinta Drive, Alice Springs NT 0871. Coach transfers available. Date: 10th April 2021 - 19:00 – 22:30
Please note: if you would like to purchase this optional activity, please contact our friendly reservations team on 135 777.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is yours to explore the vibrant outback town of Alice Springs at leisure. Alternatively, you may decide to join the West MacDonnell Ranges Day Tour (not included).

Optional Activity: West MacDonnell Ranges Tour - $145 per person
Experience the magnificent grandeur of the West MacDonnell Ranges on this fascinating one day tour. Marvel at towering fiery red walls set aglow by the desert sun as you drive along the ranges. Your guide will collect you from outside your hotel. You’ll see spectacular outback scenery and have ample photo opportunities as we travel along the ranges, stopping at historic sites.

Enjoy beautiful walks at Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm (for morning tea), the Ochre Pits, and Ormiston Gorge. Our next stop is at Glen Helen for a sit-down buffet lunch. On our way back to Alice Springs, we stop to spend time at Ellery Creek Big Hole. This waterhole is one of Central Australia’s most pristine, so don’t forget your swimmers in the warmer months!

The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and the spectacular array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples on display. In the winter months, these mighty ranges light up in brilliant oranges and reds at sunset on the return journey to Alice Springs. You can expect to be back at your accommodation at approx. 5:30pm.

Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up from the hotel for your Uluru and Kata Tjuta tour - an essential part of every Northern Territory adventure. Travel in air-conditioned comfort, hear intriguing stories and learn the secrets of this unique world-renowned destination.Meals, beverages and snacks will be provided, so all you have to do is focus on your incredible surroundings. 

The first stop of the day will be at Erldunda (home of the Emu) for a buffet breakfast. Travel to Kata Tjuta (Olgas) for the first walk of the day into the beautiful Walpa Gorge. Take in the stunning domes of Kata-Tjuta, see the wildflowers (depending on the season) and marvel at the views of the open plains on the return walk. Your tour then visits the Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Here you will have time to learn about the local Pitjantjatjara people and buy souvenirs. Built from 90,000 mud bricks, the Cultural Centre was created with the help of the local Anangu people. The sacred site it is built on has special meaning to its traditional owners.

Head to the base of the majestic Uluru (Ayers Rock). From here, your tour guide will take you on a guided Mala Walk. Please note: tourists are no longer permitted to climb Uluru due to its cultural significance. 

The Mala Walk follows the north-west side of Uluru, where you will see many fascinating examples of Anangu rock art. Along the way, your guide will tell ancient stories of the Anangu People. Travel by coach to the back section of Uluru and start a guided walk to the Mutitjulu Waterhole. Your guide will take you along a short track to the waterhole – home of an ancestral water snake called Wanampi. You’ll hear stories of local traditions and learn how the Anangu people traditionally used the waterhole for hunting. The caves containing rock art were used in the past by the Anangu people, whose ancestors are still alive today.

Take in a breathtaking Uluru sunset with a glass of bubbly (or BYO beer) and a delicious Aussie BBQ dinner. After sunset and the dinner, we head to the Ayers Rock Resort to drop off those finishing their tour at Ayers Rock Resort accommodation. 

Overnight: The Lost Camel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy the day at leisure. Tonight, you may like to make use of your Field of Light Star Pass and experience the Field of Light - a dazzling light installation by artist Bruce Munro.

As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, the Field of Light transforms the landscape in a blaze of colour. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of light up the desert. Originally a limited time exhibition, it has now been extended indefinitely by popular demand.

The exhibition, aptly named Tili Wiru Tjuta Nyakutjaku or ‘looking at lots of beautiful lights’ in local Pitjantjatjara, is Munro’s largest work to date. Overwhelming in size, covering more than seven football fields, it invites immersion in its fantasy garden of 50,000 spindles of light, the stems breathing and swaying through a sympathetic desert spectrum of ochre, deep violet, blue and gentle white.

Your Field of Light Star pass includes:
- Evening drink & canapés (soft drinks for under 18s).
- Self-guided walk through Field of Light.
- Coach Transfers from Sails in the Desert (near The Lost Camel), departing 30 minutes before sunset.

Overnight: The Lost Camel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today check out and make your own way to Darwin, where you will continue your Northern Territory adventure. Upon arrival, check in at the Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be picked up from the hotel where you will begin your Jumping Crocodile Adventure Cruise. You will learn all about Crocodiles and the region from Pat, a real-live Croc Dundee. Seeing these magnificent prehistoric creatures exploding out of the water in an attempt to capture their dinner will remain with you forever.

This show-stopping private Adelaide River jumping crocodile cruise includes the magnificent natural habitats of a myriad of birdlife at Fogg Dam and expansive vistas of the area from Window on the Wetlands. Then stop for lunch at the iconic Humpty Doo Pub where you can taste crocodile, barramundi and buffalo accompanied with a cold beverage.

Optional Upgrade: Litchfield National Park, Crocodile Cruise & Sunset - $50 per person
For customers that would like to explore the amazing Litchfield National Park as well as experience an exciting Jumping Crocodile Cruise, this is the upgrade for you! After pick-up from your Darwin accommodation …relax and enjoy the scenery from our comfortable, air-conditioned, small tour bus. Your professional tour driver provides lively and informative stories during the day. Breakfast or snacks can be purchased at the convenience stops during the first hour of our tour. There are many stops for you to put your bathers on once in the park.

On the Adelaide River we board our own private boat for your jumping crocodile cruise. Our purpose-built boat gets you right up close to the really big crocodiles – a must-do Territory experience! The Adelaide River abounds with wildlife so keep your eyes peeled on the riverbank as well – there’s a lot to see! With hearts still beating strongly from the excitement of seeing so many crocodiles and wildlife we then head to Litchfield National Park via Batchelor Township.
 
Your experienced local tour driver explains the history, culture, flora and fauna of the area and Litchfield National Park. There are some very impressive magnetic and cathedral termite mounds in the park with excellent photo opportunities. While you enjoy a swim or surrounds at Wangi Falls your tropical lunch is prepared. Lunch includes a selection of cold meats and fresh salads.

Afterwards enjoy more swimming and exploring at the well-marked walking paths at Florence Falls or Buley Rock Hole. There’s plenty of wildlife here too – your eagle-eyed guide won’t let you miss a thing! Make sure you always have your camera handy! In the late afternoon we make our way back to Darwin to take in a legendary Top End sunset over Fannie Bay.

Recap the day’s events with your new friends while enjoying prawns and complimentary bubbly and the stunning display of our amazing natural heritage. Return you to your Darwin accommodation at approx. 7.30pm. 

Please note: this is an optional upgrade to the existing tour, not an additional tour.

Overnight: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel
Meals included: None

Enjoy a day at leisure to soak up the beauty, vibrancy and balmy tropical climate of Darwin.

Overnight: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel
Meals included: None

Today marks the end of your amazing outback adventure. After check-out make your own onward journey.


Meals included: None

Tour Inclusions

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  • Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Outback
  • Visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) on a full day guided tour
  • Witness the sunset over Uluru with a glass of bubbly
  • Trek to Walpa Gorge between the domes of Kata Tjuta
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the outback on a 30 minute hot air balloon flight
  • View the amazing Field of Light on a self-guided walk
  • 3 nights at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs (King Deluxe or Double Double Room)
  • 2 nights at The Lost Camel (Standard Room) 
  • Start each day right with complimentary breakfast at both hotels
  • Day 5: evening drinks and canapés at the Field of Light
  • Experienced local tour guides
  • Transport in A/C vehicles
    
All of the above, plus the following:
  • 3 nights at the Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel Darwin (excludes breakfast)
  • See jumping crocodiles on an adventure cruise with lunch
  • Enjoy time at leisure in Darwin

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel until the 22nd of June 2021. 
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers no discounts apply (twin share purchase must be made).
 
Travel Dates
April: 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, 25, 27, 28, 30
May: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30
June: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22



Accommodation Used


3 - 4 Star (self-rated)

- Alice Springs: DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

- Ayers Rock: The Lost Camel Hotel

- Darwin: Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel (Itinerary 2 only)

 

Room Type Offered
Double Tree by Hilton Alice Springs
- King Deluxe Room
- Double Double Deluxe Room (twin bedding option)
 
The Lost Camel Hotel
- Standard Room
 
Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel (Itinerary 2 only)
- Studio Room
 
Extra Nights
Not available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 5 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding
Please ensure you select the correct bedding option in the check out (king or twin).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 2
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 3: West MacDonnell Ranges Full Day Tour - $145 per person
Day 7 (Itinerary 2 only): Litchfield National Park, Crocodile Cruise & Sunset upgrade - $50 per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 
9th April 2021 Departure Only - Merne: An Exclusive Dinner in the Desert - $220 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional activity listed above must be purchased over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).



- Visa fees and requirements (Not required if travelling on an Australian Passport)
- Domestic flights / transfers (including transport between Alice Springs and Darwin on Day 6 of Itinerary 2)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



INCLUSIONS INFORMATION
Outback Hot Air Ballooning
- The outback hot air ballooning will be held on day 2 of your stay.
Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert on this awe-inspiring ballooning adventure.
- Journey to the launch site in the cool pre dawn darkness and begin the ascent just as the morning light begins to illuminate the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the vast expanse of the Central Australian outback – keeping an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as the balloon glides across the landscape.
- After landing, you may become involved in assisting the crew as they pack the nylon balloon away or may prefer to take photographs, the choice is yours.
- At the ballooning landing site, there is time to enjoy the desert tranquillity as light refreshments accompanied by sparkling wine and fruit juice are served. There is an opportunity to purchase ballooning souvenirs and a commemorative flight certificate is given to all participants.
- Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres. The balloon flight takes place approximately 15 kilometres to the south of Alice Springs adjacent to the MacDonnell Ranges and over the historic Owen Springs Cattle Station. 
- Return transfers from all accommodation in Alice Springs is included with every flight. Pick up time is approximately 1 hour before first light – time will be given when booking and exact time will be confirmed when you re-confirm the day prior to flight booked. Transfers (at the end of tour) to the airport or other tours are available on request.
- Option to upgrade to a 60 minute flight can be requested after booking, prior to travel for an additional $70 paid directly to merchant. 
Please note: Depending on many operational factors, which vary each day, you may be on the ground or in the balloon when the sun is actually coming over the horizon or rising, either way you will still see an amazing dawn.
 
Outback Ballooning Child Policy 
- Children under six are not recommended although can be considered upon request. 
- Child age is 6-16 years.
 
GENERAL HEALTH
- Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the balloon basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided. There are foot holes, which act like a ladder. Everyone must stand upright for the duration of the flight, as there are no seats in the basket, but there are secure high sides to lean on.
- Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Ballooning’s policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance.
- Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to Outback Ballooning in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour.
- The packing up tasks at the end of the flight are optional and we do appreciate assistance in these enjoyable activities. However, they do involve some lifting and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos.
- Persons with medical conditions participating in the balloon flight and pack up activities do so at their own risk.
- Any form of disablement must be discussed with Outback Ballooning prior to making a booking.  Each person is considered on an individual basis.
- The flight and carriage of any passenger will take place at the pilot’s discretion.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour (6 day package only), for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



A tourist visa is not required if travelling domestically on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.