Sydney, Silky Oaks & Great Barrier Reef from $7,399 per couple including international flights

Sunny, sexy and sophisticated, Sydney is the shining star of the southern hemisphere. The white-sailed Sydney Opera House over the waters of Sydney Cove, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are the pride and joy, but there's far more on offer. Discover the harbour, the city's historic enclaves, restaurants and cafes, beaches, museums and art galleries.

Fly to Cairns, the center of the tropical north. Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, nestled on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. The Lodge blends casual and contemporary design, amongst the most tranquil surrounds. Stay at the Shantara Resort & Spa, a contemporary, small boutique, resort-style complex offering up-market apartment accommodation with personalized service in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip International Economy airfare from Los Angeles
  • Add-on airfares available from other cities
  • Internal Australia flights
  • Private transfers in Sydney & Cairns, seat in coach Silky Oaks to Port Douglas
  • 4 nights, 5-star accommodation, Sydney
  • 2 nights at the 5 Star Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa in a Treehouse
    Inclusions: Daily breakfast and two-course a la carte dinner each. Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime guided walk through Mossman Gorge. Afternoon Tea for Two in the Jungle Perch or riverside. All other complimentary Lodge inclusions
    Please ask an Aspire expert for the Silky Oaks Spa
  • 4 nights at the Shantara Resort & Spa, Port Douglas
  • ** Sightseeing options and packages are available **

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart US
Ask about our options with Premium Economy and Business class airfare.

Day 2 - Cross International Date Line 

Day 3 - Arrive Sydney
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 your 5 star accommodation.

Days 4 - 6 - Sydney
Explore Sydney at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.

Day 7 - Sydney to Cairns
Private transfer to Sydney airport and your flight to Cairns. Upon arrival in Cairns you will privately transferred to Silky Oaks Wilderness Lodge. Included in your stay – Daily breakfast and two course a la carte dinner each. Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime guided walk through Mossman Gorge. Afternoon Tea for Two in the Jungle Perch or riverside. Canoeing & snorkelling on the Mossman River, bicycles, tennis and courtesy transfer service to and from Port Douglas scheduled daily.

Experience the soothing sights and sounds of the rainforest at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa, nestled on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. The Lodge blends casual and contemporary design, amongst the most tranquil surrounds. 50 Treehouses and Riverhouses each feature wide verandahs and spa baths. You will spend two nights at this superbly situated lodge.

Day 8 - Silky Oaks Lodge
Relax and explore Silky Oaks Lodge. Please ask an Aspire expert for the Silky Oaks Spa Menu.

Day 9 - Silky Oaks Lodge - Shantara Resort & Spa, Port Douglas
Coach transfer from Silky Oaks to Port Douglas. You will spend the next four nights at the Shantara Resort & Spa, a contemporary, small boutique, resort-style complex offering up-market apartment accommodation with personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Shantara Resort & Spa is located 400 metres to Port Douglas’ famous Four Mile Beach with its palm fringed beach, relax or swim in the warm calm waters. Take a stroll to Macrossan Street (400metres) that offers an array of trendy gourmet restaurants, cafes and boutique shopping to suit all tastes. With a choice of spacious studio rooms or large comfortable one bedroom self-contained apartments, Shantara is an adult haven, ideal for couples looking for a tranquil, romantic and relaxing getaway.

Days 10 - 12 - Port Douglas.
Explore at your leisure or consider adding one of our boutique tour options, see our e-brochure or speak with an Aspire expert.

Day 13 - Depart Cairns
Private transfer from Port Douglas to Cairns and flights back to Los Angeles.

 

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Costing Per Person starting from $7,399 per person

  • Note: Daily departures, this package is an independent itinerary with flexible departures (not a group tour)

Australian Entry Requirements

Before committing to a trip, please ensure you have a valid passport. Australia welcomes US travelers with an approved Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia.

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Additional departure gateways & pricing

Add on airfares are available from most major airports – please ask an Aspire consultant for a quote

Upgrade Options

  • Upgrade to premium economy from $1,100 per person each way*
  • Upgrade to business class from $4,000 per person each way*
  • Can take the upgrade one way or round trip and combine premium/business classes on same ticket

* Upgrade from pricing based on Sunday through Wednesday departures from Los Angeles - ask an Aspire consultant for the upgrade fee from other departure points and travel Thursday through Saturday.

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

The package from pricing is based on double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) for low-season stays for travel Sundays through Wednesdays from Los Angeles. A $50 air supplement applies each way for international travel from Thursday to Saturday. Add-on fares are available from other cities. Specific blackout dates apply to the accommodation and tour value add offers. Seats are limited and may only be available on some flights. Hotels are subject to availability. All prices reflect discounts for purchases made by check/wire; please see the terms and conditions for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties and other restrictions apply.

To guarantee the package price & purchase the airline tickets, full payment is due at the time of booking. The purchase of travel Insurance is highly recommended for travel to Australia. Aspire Down Under partners with CSA Travel Protection. Travel insurance covers cancellation penalties under the cancellation benefit should you test positive for COVID-19 immediately before traveling to Australia. In the unlikely event your scheduled travel date is impacted by Australian government entry restrictions, Aspire Down Under will permit a change of travel dates within 12 months from your original booking date without any fees or penalties (the applicable price of the new trip itinerary will apply).

 

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