Arrive Sydney, blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. Fly to Cairns and journey an hour north to Port Douglas, the gateway to an amazing selection of touring options encompassing the Reef, the Outback and the Rainforest. Fly direct into Uluru (Ayers Rock)in the center of Australia. The sheer size of Uluru/Ayers Rock, the strong sense of spirituality and culture you will find here, means a visit here is an encounter with the very heart of the Australia. And finally south to the countryside of the famous Barossa Valley renowned for its excellent wines and local produce and fabulous Kangaroo Island – you will be spoiled with an abundance of unique Australian wildlife in the wild and amazing natural wonders. Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 1 - Depart
Day 2 - Cross International Dateline
Day 3 - Arrive
|Accommodation - Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney|
|Be bedazzled by Sydney! One of the most famous sights in the world greets you as you awake from the soothing comforts of your luxurious bed. The stunning Opera House glows a pearlescent white against the blue of the sky and the sea, while the Harbour Bridge stands majestically for all to see. The city is a palette of exuberant colors, all vying for your attention. Such is the spectacle from your room at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney during your 4 nights stay.|
Day 4 - Sydney - Half
Tour Sydney differently! Feel the wind on your face, relax and
take the healthy choice and do a guided bike ride around the city.
Take carefully planned routes that ride in the street a minimal
amount of time - instead, go through parks, harbour fronts, and
sidewalks. The guides will give you great tips on what to do while
in town, what's on, where to eat, and an all-around entertaining
and informative experience.
Day 5 - Sydney -
Half Day Harbour Cruise
Day 6 - Sydney - Blue
Mountains Day Tour or Sydney Harbour Night
Enjoy a tour to the stunning Blue Mountains that includes time
for a 3 hour bushwalk through the National Park! Start the day by
seeing kangaroos in the wild and the Katoomba ‘Three
Sisters’ before doing you choice of 2 – 4 mile self
guided bush walk with a picnic lunch.
Day 7 - Sydney to
|Accommodation - Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Spa & Resort|
|Stay 4 fabulous nights at Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple
Spa & Resort – located on the secluded beach front of
Four Mile Beach, this resort has been designed with your relaxation
in mind. The resort centers around an expansive lagoon pool, lush
tropical gardens or tranquil rolling fairways of the golf
Day 8 - Great Barrier
Day 9 - Discover the
Day 10 - Port
Find you inner child and challenge your need for the predictable as you zip-line through the rainforest canopy above the bustling forest floor. Fly through the trees, rediscover your sense of adventure, and take away a new understanding and appreciation of the vibrant and intricate life of the rainforest.
Day 11 - Cairns
to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta afternoon tour, Tali Wiru
Ayers Rock/Uluru is in the center of Australia. The sheer size of Uluru/Ayers Rock, the strong sense of spirituality and culture you will find here, means a visit here is an encounter with the very heart of the Australia. Uluru is sacred to the people of the area and on this vacation an Aboriginal guide to give you a firsthand account of the stories and importance of this sacred place.
|Accommodation - Sails in the Desert Resort|
|Spend 2 nights at Sails Resort. In the heart of Australia's Red Centre, Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Soaring white sails crown Ayers Rock Resort's Sails in the Desert hotel, shading luxury five star rooms and suites.|
In the afternoon visit Kata Tjuta – a place where unique floras and fauna thrive. Learn about the cultural significance of Kata Tjuta as a sacred Aboriginal’s ceremonial site. Listen to the wind, wonder at the dome walls and embrace the spirituality of this amazing location.
This evening 'Tali Wiru', meaning 'Beautiful Dune' in local Anangu language, encapsulates the magic of fine dining under the Southern Desert sky. Instead of walls, this open-air restaurant has magnificent views of Uluru and the distant domes of Kata Tjuta, and for music there's the stillness of the desert at night and the classic sounds of the didgeridoo. After dinner, a local storyteller will captivate you with stories of Aboriginal history, language, spirituality, land and culture.
Day 12 - Uluru Sunrise
Rest of day at your leisure
Day 13 - Uluru (Ayers
Rock) to Adelaide to Kangaroo Island
|Accommodation - Stranraer Homestead, Kangaroo Island|
|If you want to enjoy extraordinary wildlife encounters, excellent local produce and warm hospitality, then Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia is a destination without peer. The Island's diverse landscapes provide habitat for sea-lions, fur seals, endemic kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas, platypus, goannas, 260 bird species (many rare or endangered), 4 species of possums, bandicoots and even whales. Spend 2 days and 2 nights at the 3.5 star Stranraer Homestead in this sanctuary!!|
Day 14 Kangaroo
Day 15 Kangaroo Island
- Adelaide - Barossa Valley
Transfer to Kingscote and flight to Adelaude on Regional Express. Collect rental vehicle. Drive from the airport to the Barossa Valley (about 45 mins). The distances are short, the roads excellent and well signposted and the scenery changes at every turn.
|Accommodation - Kingsford Homestead, Barossa Valley|
|Spend 2 nights in a luxury country retreat on the edge of the Barossa Valley. 4 star Kingsford Homestead has been home to a wealthy pastoralist and then the set of the TV Series McLeod’s Daughters. Now you too can stay in this stylish home and wine and dine in style!!|
Day 16 Barossa
Day 17 Depart
|Per Person (from)||Los Angeles
|Now - 31 March 2016||$8,975 pp|
From pricing is valid for departures until 31 March 2016 for purchase by 31 December 2015. Prices are per person based on double occupancy departures from Los Angeles. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Certain black out dates apply on the accommodation and tour value add offers - check with your Aspire consultant. Seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect a discount for purchases made by cash/wire transfer/check, please see terms and conditions for credit card payments. There are no discounts for payment made by credit cards. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.