See the diverse yet equally breathtaking cities and natural wonders that Australia has to offer with cosmopolitan Sydney, the red center at Uluru & then onto Cairns and journey north to the Daintree Rainforest & beach town of Port Douglas, the gateway to an amazing selection of touring options encompassing the Reef, the Outback and the Rainforest.
- Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
- Add-on airfares available from other cities
- Internal Australia flights
- Private car service airport transfers in Sydney & Cairns
- 4 nights at the 5 Star Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney in a Deluxe Darling Harbour View Room
- 2 nights accommodation Ayers Rock at 5* Longitude 131 including all meals and touring program
- 2 nights accommodation Daintree Rainforest at 5* Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa including breakfast, dinner and selected lodge activities
- 4 nights accommodation Port Douglas at 5* Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa in a Studio Spa room
- ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **
Day 1 - Depart
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.
Day 2 - Cross International Date Line
Day 3 - Arrive
Blessed with a temperate climate, Sydney is Australia’s favorite city with the world’s most beautiful harbor. On arrival you will be met by your private chauffeur who will assist with your private transfer to the Shangri La Sydney. You will spend four nights at this superbly situated hotel.
A luxury stay in the heart of The Rocks awaits you at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find popular places like Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Circular Quay. Highlights at this romantic hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool.
Days 4 - 6 -
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
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Day 7 - Fly Sydney - Ayers Rock - Longitude
Depart Sydney for your flight to Ayers Rock. On arrival at Ayers Rock you will be met by a Representative from Longitude 131 who will assist with your transfer to the property where you will spend the next two nights. Your package includes all meals, selected range of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, exceptional touring program designed exclusively for Longitude 131 guests, entrance tickets to Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park.
Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131° offers immersion in the wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park,complete with 5 star luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). As one of only 30 guests, you awake to your own private view of the sun rising over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Reflecting countless colours, Uluru drenches you with its fabled light. The walls of your tent are a visual narrative, telling of the discoveries made by an early outback pioneer. After arriving at Longitude 131° and settling in, meet in the Dune House for a 3pm departure to the Cultural Centre where you will learn the cultural and spiritual meanings of Uluru & Kata Tjuta. Afterwards you will travel to Uluru, where we will take a short walk into Kantju Gorge. On arrival at the gorge we will serve refreshments 'inside' Uluru and watch the sunset. You will return to Longitude 131° at approximately 7.15pm. On your return, relax in the Dune House over pre-dinner drinks and canapés before enjoying a gourmet dinner with your fellow travellers or for a special occasion a private dinner by the pool or on the Dune Top.
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Day 8 -
Ayers Rock sightseeing
Depart Longitude 131° at 6am bound for Kata Tjuta. Upon arrival you will begin your journey with a guided tour of Walpa Gorge, where the natural history of Kata Tjuta is explained in great detail, learning how eons of weathering and continental upheaval have created what is seen today. You will return to Longitude 131° at approximately 10am.¨Spend your afternoon at leisure or take the opportunity to enjoy any of our optional tours, such as a camel ride, harley ride or helicopter tour over Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Enjoy sunset drinks and canapés on the Dune Top from 6pm. You will then be transferred to our outdoor dining venue, where you'll have an unforgettable dining experience under the stars. Return to the Dune House for complimentary after dinner drinks.
Day 9 - Ayers Rock to Cairns, transfer to
Silky Oaks Lodge, Daintree Rainforest
Depart the Dune House at 6am for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to view the sun rising over Uluru. You'll then continue to the Mutitjulu Waterhole to view cave paintings and hear of the Kuniya/Liru Tjukurpa story. You will return to the Dune House at 9.15am for a well-earned continental buffet and a la carte cooked breakfast. An airport transfer will be organized to meet your departure flight. Depart Ayers Rock for your flight to Cairns.
An hour north of Cairns brings you to Port Douglas, the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef with Rainforest clad mountains sweeping down to sparkling sandy beaches. Continue on to Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest - just 30 minutes from Port Douglas.
Experience the ancient wonders of the Daintree at the lodge, an oasis of elegance and beauty, nestled on the edge of a World Heritage-listed wilderness. With contemporary design and casual sophistication surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest, the Lodge features resort style amenities including a premier restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court and a healing day spa.
Silky Oaks Lodge
Relax and explore Silky Oaks Lodge. Please ask an Aspire expert for the Silky Oaks Spa Menu.
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At your leisure transfer by Silky Oaks courtesy shuttle to Port Douglas & check into the 5* Pullman Sea Temple Resort & Spa for a four night stay.
There's no reason to do anything but gaze at the stunning 3000m2 lagoon style pool in the centre of Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa with a delicious cocktail in your hand. On second thought, there are several reasons: beautiful Four Mile Beach, a treatment at Vie Spa, first-rate cuisine at AQUA Restaurant, the village of Port Douglas and exploring the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef... That is, when you're ready to emerge from your villa's private plunge pool
12-14 - Port Douglas
Explore Tropical North Queensland at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.
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Day 15 - Depart Cairns for US (via Brisbane or Sydney)
Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)
ETA to enter Australia $25 per person. Before committing to your trip please ensure you hold a valid passport with at least six months’ validity from the date you plan to return to the USA.
Add on airfares (coach) available from most major airports - Add $200 from San Francisco, Add $250 from Dallas, Seattle, add $300 from New York, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, add $400 from Boston, Miami, Add $450 from Washington DC, Atlanta - ask an Aspire consultant for a quote from your local airport.
- Upgrade to premium economy from $700 per person each way*
- Upgrade to business class from $2,000 per person each way* Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket
* Starting from pricing based on Monday through Thursday departures - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee for travel Friday through Sunday
Package from pricing 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.