When you go on vacation by yourself or with your family to a brand new place you have never visited before, there is a very good chance that you will not really have any type of clue on all of the different activities and tours that are readily available to you. While these types of activities are not necessarily going to be essential for making your vacation one of the best trips ever, it is a great opportunity to discover some of the area’s best attractions that you may not have necessarily experienced if you had not taken advantage of the occasion.
With that being said, if you have ever been to or are planning on visiting Australia, there are going to be certain monuments and areas that you are going to consider ‘must-see’ attractions. Of these Australian attractions, there are going to be some that are much more well-known, and then those which are not quite as popular. But just because they are not necessarily as popular as other attractions, does not mean that they still are not going to be ‘must-see’ attractions.
One such Australian attraction is going to be known as Ayers Rock.
What is Uluru?
Uluru is a gigantic monolith that consists of rust-red rocks and looms over the desert plains of the very well-known Australian Outback. On a side note, you may have actually seen Uluru, which is also known as Ayers Rock, on a postcard or something like that as it is considered to be a postcard icon for those who have ever visited Australia.
Besides being a postcard icon, Uluru is also a spiritual, cultural, and even considered to be a geographical heart of all Australia, along with being one of the most impressive all-natural wonders in the entire world.
With that being said, if you are ever visiting Australia, Uluru is definitely going to be one of the must-visit spots while you are out there. However, it can be very time consuming to try and plan out your visit to check it out. That is why it may be better to simply leave all of the details up to a professional Uluru tour guide instead.
Best Uluru Tours
Before you decide to pull the trigger with one particular Uluru guide company, like The Rock Tour, be sure that you first map out exactly it is that you are going to want to experience. Do you want to turn it into a camping trip? Were you looking for more of a sunset type of tour? Did you want to go on a hiking tour of the area that ended at a great breakfast?
If you first decide what it is that you really want to get out of your visit and tour of Uluru, it will be much easier for you to choose the tour that is best suited to fulfill those needs. Just be sure that you spend some time deciding what it is that you really want when you visit Uluru and you will have no problem finding the perfect tour company to make that dream turn into a reality.
There are many tours that you can take to visit Uluru, and here are some of them.
3 Day Uluru – Alice Springs
This trip is one of the more common ones and it takes three days to complete.
The thing about the Uluru to Alice Springs travel is that you experience two sunsets on the way to Kings Canyon.
The first day you will be trekking from Uluru Base and experience your first sunset at 5:30 AM. The sunset alone will get you hyped up to start the three-day journey.
During day two, you will be strolling through the Valley of Winds (Kata Tjuta) and experience the Aboriginal culture at the famous Aboriginal Cultural Center. Here, you will be sample first-hand tales from their world, before resting at Kings Creek Station.
The third day involves a guided hike through the historic Lost City. Here, you will see some amazing historic builds and sights such as Amphitheaters, the famous North and South Walls, and of course, the Garden of Eden in it’s all magnificent and glory.
4 Day Uluru Rock – Uluru Rock
This is yet another famous tour and it involves starting from the base and finishing. The entire trip is a four-day experience that you will never forget. It involves starting from Uluru Base and making your way towards Kata Tjuta.
The format of the trip is basically the same as the previous one, with the only addition being a night in Alice Springs, as opposed to only visiting it in the previous one.
One of the greatest attractions Uluru has to offer is the magnificent sunrises. This is essentially one day tours that involve getting up quite early and making most of the time enjoying the magnificent and beautiful sunrises of Uluru and the Australian Outback’s.
Yet another highly popular tour involves a helicopter ride. Ayer Rock is massive! So massive that even a helicopter won’t be enough to see everything. However, one thing that this tour offers you is a better vantage point from where you can see all of the main attractions.
You can even pair the helicopter with a sunrise tour and make the most out of both. Generally, a helicopter ride is a one day tour.
Camels are mostly famous around Egypt. But little do you know is that they quite enjoy the Ayer Rock, and are more than happy to call it their home. As a matter of fact, the Red Center is possibly the best place they could be, and they are quite functional as being tour guides.
So, because of that and of their height, camels can be the perfect transportation for you to see everything that the Red Center has to offer. The tours that involve camels can range from a single day to multiple days with the option of enjoying both the sunrise and sunset.