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Northern Territory Sampler

Discover the spiritual heart of Australia on this journey through the Northern Territory. Spend an evening under the Outback sky enjoying dinner and the amazing Field of Light art installation. Explore Uluru, a monolith rising 1000 feet from the flat earth. Board the legendary Ghan - Australia's most iconic rail journey from Adelaide to Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Then experience Arnhem Land, privately held indigenous land that is one of Australia's last true wilderness areas. The rich heritage and changing landscapes in the Northern Territory are sure to awaken your senses.

Note: Arnhemland Day Tour will not operate from November 2020 to March 2021. Your Travel Expert will find a comparable alternative.

Note: The Ghan does not operate from December 2020 to January 2021. 

Trip Type: Adventure, Cultural, Rail

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Day By Day

Day 1 – Welcome to Ayers Rock
Upon arrival into Ayers Rock Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel, Sails in the Desert Hotel.

Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, Sails in the Desert Hotel is Ayers Rock Resort's premium hotel. The interior decor focuses on Aboriginal heritage and culture, with a gallery in the lobby, and significant artworks featured throughout the public areas and in the private rooms.

A Night at Field of Light
This evening excursion combines the award-winning 'Sounds of Silence' buffet BBQ dinner under the Outback sky with  the once-in-a-lifetime Field of Light art installation. With magnificent views of Uluru at sunset, a special three-course bush tucker menu, premium selection of Australian wines & beers, fascinating star talk and a self-guided walk through the award-winning Field of Light, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruno Munro. 

Your evening begins with a convenient hotel pick-up and transfer to the remote desert location with majestic views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. As the sun sets on the horizon to the music of a lone didgeridoo, enjoy gourmet canapés and chilled sparkling wine. As darkness falls and the colored lights of the 50,000 glass spheres gently come to life, join your table of fellow travelers for an exceptional three-course menu infused with bush tucker flavors. As the night ignites with countless stars, settle back and listen to the resident star talker decode the southern night sky.

Starting Accommodation: Sails in the Desert (D)

Day 2 – SEIT Uluru Highlights
Depart from Ayers Rock Resort and travel towards Uluru seeing its vast shape rising from the sand dunes in the early dawn light, highlighting its presence in this country. Your guide will take you to a special location to watch the sun rise over this amazing monolith. You will learn the Creation stories of Liru (poisonous snake) and Kuniya (python) and hear about the Mala people. After breakfast you will visit Mutijulu Waterhole and then drive around the base of the Uluru before returning to the resort.

This afternoon is at leisure.

Starting Accommodation: Sails in the Desert (B)

Day 3 – Ghan Train to Darwin
A courtesy shuttle will transfer you from your hotel to the Ayers Rock Airport for your flight to Alice Springs. Upon arrival in Alice Springs, you will be transferred to the legendary Ghan railway.

The Ghan is internationally recognized as one of the world's most famous long distance trains. Named after the Afghan camel drivers who did so much to open up the heart of Australia last century, this magnificent train is of great historical significance to the nation. The journey from Alice Springs to Darwin takes 24 hours - so relax and watch the vast Australian Outback unfold as you journey from the desert of our 'Red Centre' to the tropical 'Top End'.

Starting Accommodation: The Ghan (Platinum Cabin) (D)

Day 4 – Welcome to Darwin
On arrival to Darwin, Great Southern Rail will provide complimentary transfers to all Platinum guests.

Capturing the vibrant and multicultural character of the colorful Northern Territory capital, Hilton Darwin is one of the city's premier hotels. The central business district location just 20 minutes from the international airport positions, the hotel as the optimum point from which to explore Australia's unique and spectacular Top End. The Hilton Darwin is located in the heart of town with views of the Timor Sea. All major shops and cultural attractions are within strolling distance and you have easy access to the sights and attractions in the surrounding areas.

Starting Accommodation: Hilton Darwin Hotel (B, L)

Day 5 – Arnhem Land Day Tour, Full Day
Today you will visit privately held Aboriginal lands known as Arnhem Land. Access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators, and visitors to Arnhem Land experience a fascinating mixture of traditional and living culture. Arnhem Land today has managed to remain Australia's last frontier and bastion of Aboriginal culture, home to around 20,000 people. Guests are privileged to have access to the valley, with its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds and escarpments - truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northern Territory.

From November to March, Litchfield Day Tour will be substituted.

Starting Accommodation: Hilton Darwin Hotel (L)

Day 6 – At Leisure, Darwin
Today is at your leisure to explore Darwin. You can fish for barramundi in Darwin’s huge harbor, which is twice the size of Sydney’s or  explore the region’s diversity while dining on local cuisine and shopping at local markets.

Starting Accommodation: Hilton Darwin Hotel

Day 7 – Hilton Darwin Hotel to Domestic Airport
Please meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your transfer to the airport.

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Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Sails in the Desert
Rail Journeys
The Ghan (Platinum Cabin)
Hilton Darwin Hotel


Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
10/1/2020 - 1/31/2021
2/1/2021 - 3/31/2021
Single Traveler
10/1/2020 - 1/31/2021
2/1/2021 - 3/31/2021

Add internal air to this package from $275*

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