Malta Highlights

Explore the wonders of Malta on this incredible tour, which takes you from the capital, Valletta, to the historically rich towns of Vittoriosa, Mdina and Gozo. Start dreaming of a picturesque harbour, cheese and wine tastings and plenty of time to visit the hidden coves and beaches of this charming archipelago.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: St Julian’s – Valletta – St Julian’s

After meeting the group we’ll get straight down to business on a guided tour of the picturesque city of St Julian’s – with included visits to the Upper Barracca Gardens and St John’s Co-Cathedral lined up for us. For lunch, we’ll unleash our inner chefs at a pizza making class on the waterfront in Valletta before sitting down to enjoy our creations. Then: onwards to the hotel, where we’ll celebrate our first night together with a welcome dinner.

Hotel: The Argento Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 2: St Julian’s – Vittoriosa – Senglea – Sliema – St Julian’s

Today we’ll shift our focus back in time as we explore the historic cities of Vittoriosa (where we’ll visit the Inquisitor’s Palace) and the lesser-explored Senglea. With time to visit the Senglea Gardens (not to mention a stop at the quaint fishing village of Marsaxlokk),you can rest assured that there will be plenty of visual gems to feast your eyes on! After an eventful morning, we’ll take some time to relax on a harbour cruise around the ports of St Julian’s – a natural treasure trove for photographers.

Day 3: St Julian’s – Mosta – Rabat – Mdina – St Julian’s

We’ll begin our third day together with a visit to the stunning Mosta Church (and a short photo stop at the Dingli Cliffs) before we move on to the beautiful wilderness of the Buskett Gardens. After that, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of Malta’s old capital: Mdina, also known as the ‘silent city’. And on this afternoon’s agenda? An indulgent wine tasting accompanied by local cheese and biscuits at the Meridiana Wine Estate. Leave some space – tonight, we’ve a dinner reservation at a local restaurant.

Day 4: St Julian’s – Qrendi – Ċirkewwa – Xaghra

After a stop at Hamrija Tower and the Hagar Qim temples, we’ll journey onwards through the village of Birzebbuga towards the Blue Grotto: where an included boat trip awaits. Afterwards, we’ll travel to the ferry point at Cirkewwa (via a photo stop at Popeye’s Village), where we’ll take a short speedboat transfer to Gozo. We’ll round off a busy day with a visit to the Dreams of Horses Farm, where we’ll have the opportunity to interact with the animals.

Hotel: The Cornucopia Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 5: Xaghra – Għarb – Victoria – Xaghra

Today we’ll visit the spectacular megalithic temple complex of Ggantija – the most ancient temples in Malta. After moving on to the imposing Old Citadel in Victoria (which can be seen from almost anywhere on Gozo), we’ll roll up our sleeves for a hands-on cheesemaking experience at Ta’ Rikardu Farm. An evening of leisure time is in store for us back at the hotel – but not before we’ve stopped off for a photo or two at the peaceful village of Sannat.

Day 6: Xagħra – San Lawrence – Marsalforn – Xagħra

We may be nearing the end of our journey, but there’s still plenty to explore! After visiting Fungus Rock, we’ll move on to the unusual saltpans of Xwejni Bay – and then, it’s time for a treat at the famous Mekren Bakery. Here, we’ll sample some ftira while taking in the superb views over Ramla Bay. Later on, we’ll come together for one last dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Xaghra – St Julian’s

After a final breakfast and leisurely morning, we’ll catch the ferry back to St Julian’s – where our tour will end later on this afternoon.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
June: 01$4,099.00$5,329.00
August: 31$4,099.00$5,329.00
September: 07, 22$4,099.00$5,329.00
October: 05, 19$3,899.00$4,879.00
November: 02, 30$3,819.00$4,589.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 11$3,819.00$4,589.00
February: 15$3,819.00$4,589.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Accommodation: 6 nights in boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Highlights of the Baltics

A decadent display of history, lavish Baroque palaces and tranquil towns, this tour of the Baltics will take you through some of Europe’s last remaining hidden gems. From the grandeur of Vilnius to St Petersburg’s timeless masterpieces, it’s perfect for culture vultures and architecture enthusiasts alike.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Vilnius – Trakai – Anyksciai

Our day will begin with a walking tour of Vilnius – taking in the narrow, winding streets of the Old Town, and the impressive Vilnius University campus as we go. Then: we’ll stop off in Trakai to see the famous castle turrets before moving on to the lush, verdant forests of Laju Takas. Our final destination of the day will be Anykšciai, where we’ll have the chance to get to know each other over dinner.

Day 2: Anyksciai – Birzai – Pakruojis

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set off for Biržai – where we’ll have the chance to tour the brewery before we dive into a few samples of the local tipple. After hearing some folk songs and enjoying a traditional lunch, we’ll move on to Pakruojis Manor. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic building before spending an afternoon at the perfume laboratory.

Day 3: Pakruojis – Hill of Crosses – Rundale – Riga

Before leaving Lithuania, we’ll make a stop at the famous Hill of Crosses – where a vast number of rosaries and crosses adorn a small hill. After crossing the border into Latvia, we’ll visit the impressive Rundale Palace – the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo art in the country.

Day 4: Riga

After breakfast we’ll embark on a walking tour, taking in some of the city’s most important sights (and sampling some local delicacies along the way). The afternoon will be free for you to explore Riga at your leisure.

Day 5: Riga – Ligatne – Tartu

Today we’ll set a course for the town of Tartu, making a quick stop in Ligatne for a taste of the local berry wine and a relaxing lunch in a charming local café. Once in Tartu, we’ll head out on a guided tour.

Day 6: Tartu – Lahemaa National Park – Tallinn

This morning we’ll head towards Lake Peipsi, which straddles the border between Estonia and Russia. Near Mustvee, we’ll pay a visit to a fascinating community known as the ‘Old Believers’. After sharing tea and Krendel bread, we’ll enjoy a little fresh air and a tasty picnic before we get back on the road. Our next stop? Estonia’s largest national park, Lahemaa, where we’ll spend the afternoon exploring the fascinating ecosystem. Tonight, the winding streets and ancient castles of Tallinn await.

Day 7: Tallinn

After breakfast, we’ll take a bus and walking tour through the medieval heart of Tallinn. As we go, we’ll take in some of the city’s best-loved attractions, including Toompea Palace and Castle, Town Hall Square, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church.

Day 8: Tallinn – Helsinki – St. Petersburg

This morning we’ll take the short ferry ride across the Baltic Sea from Tallinn to Helsinki – where we’ll visit the bustling harbours, the Finlandia Hall, Market Square and Parliament House. The city is yours for the afternoon. Just be sure to meet us at the train station – because tonight, we’ll be setting our sights on St Petersburg!

Day 9: St. Petersburg

This morning we’ll visit the city’s most iconic sights, including the Kazan Cathedral and the stately Admiralty. There will also be the chance to sample one of Russia’s most famous exports – authentic vodka. Spend the rest of the afternoon discovering St Petersburg’s many delights – or find a quiet spot for lunch and watch the world go by.

Day 10: St Petersburg

First today, we’ll enjoy included visits to Tsarskoye Selo and the legendary Amber Room at Catherine Palace. Later on this afternoon, we’ll enjoy a trip to the Hermitage. And tonight? We’ll round off the last day of our tour with a farewell dinner.

Day 11: St Petersburg

After our last breakfast together, there’s one last hurrah in store: a speedboat ride to Peterhof Park and Gardens. After taking some time to explore, we’ll bid each other farewell.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareTwin Share
September: 09$5,229.00$6,539.00
October: 07$5,229.00$6,279.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Accommodation: 10 nights in boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Best of Portugal

Discover the Best of Portugal and it’s greatest attractions including Lisbon, Porto and the charming villages of Sintra, Cascais, Óbidos and Aveiro across 6 leisurely days. Enjoy guided city tours, dinner and a Fado show, a traditional cruise on a Ribero, Port tastings and lunch and wine tasting in the Douro Valley.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Lisbon

Welcome to Portugal’s capital Lisbon – one of the oldest cities in the world that dates to 1200BC. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a leisurely morning. Our tour begins at 2:00pm in the hotel lobby for a guided city sightseeing tour including the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. The monastery, now home to the Maritime and National Archaeology Museum, contains exquisite ornate features and shrine like entrances. The Belém Tower is iconic and played a significant role in Portuguese maritime discoveries. After tasting the famous Pastéis de Belém, continue to Alfama, the oldest part of city, that remains a picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares.

Hotel: Pousada de Lisboa or similar, 3 nights

Day 2: Lisbon – Sintra – Cascais – Lisbon

Enjoy an excursion to Sintra, home to royal retreats, estates and castles dotted amongst the Sintra Mountains and Natural Park. This landscape is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. Visit Pena National Palace, a national monument and one of Portugal’s Seven Wonders. Continue to the former fishing village of Cascais, before returning to Lisbon.

Day 3: Lisbon

The day is yours to explore Lisbon at your leisure. Options include visiting the shopping district of Chiado, the bustling Bairro Alto district or the Castelo de Sao Jorge for its spectacular views. In the evening, enjoy tickets to a dinner with a Fado show of traditional Portuguese music.

Day 4: Lisbon – Óbidos – Aveiro – Porto

Visit the quaint hilltop village of Óbidos. Surrounded by medieval walls, the former Roman settlement features a unique city gate decorated with intricate tiles and paintings, cobbled streets and a Moorish Castle. Continue to the charming and picturesque seaside town of Aveiro, complete with canals, small bridges and traditional building façades made of glazed ceramic tiles and painted in a variety of colours and patterns. Afterward continue to Porto, a beautiful city built on the hillside of the Douro River.

Hotel: Carris Porto Ribeira or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Porto

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Porto’s UNESCO World Heritage historic centre with its beautiful period buildings and winding narrow streets overlooking the Douro riverfront. The tour includes the Stock Exchange Palace, the Ribeira District and a visit and tasting to one of the town’s famous underground Port cellars. Finish with a wonderful cruise along the Douro River on a traditional Ribero. The rest of the day is available to self-explore.

Day: 6 Porto – Douro Valley – Porto

Today, we travel to the enchanting UNESCO World Heritage listed Alto Douro region, where landholders have been producing wine for over 2000 years. Visit a winery for a tour, wine tasting and closing tour lunch before returning to Porto for your ongoing journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 05$3,290.00$4,890.00
June: 10$3,290.00$4,890.00
July: 01, 28$3,290.00$4,890.00
September: 16$3,290.00$4,890.00
October: 20$3,290.00$4,890.00
2021 Dates & Prices
May: 05$4,090.00$6,190.00
June: 09$4,090.00$6,190.00
July: 07, 28$4,090.00$6,190.00
September: 15$4,090.00$6,190.00
October: 20$4,090.00$6,190.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport: Deluxe VIP transport
Accommodation: 5 nights accommodation
Guide: English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Essence of Austria

Fall head over heels for the Essence of Austria. Discover deep valleys and sparkling blue lakes on this leisurely sojourn through enchanting alpine villages, charming baroque cities and fascinating castles. If the breathtaking scenery doesn’t capture your heart, the delicious local cuisine certainly will!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Munich – Tegernsee – Zell Am See

We’ll meet with the group in Munich this morning before moving on to Tegernsee – where we’ll get acquainted with the picturesque lake on a boat trip. Our next stop will be Zell am See, which is filled with marvellous alpine scenery (and comes complete with another shimmering blue lake). Tonight, we’ll get to know each other a little better over a group dinner. Accommodation: Hotel Steinerwirt 1493.

Hotel: Hotel Steinerwirt 1493 or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Zell Am See

After this morning’s breakfast, we’ll roll up our sleeves for an included cookery class – where a local expert will demonstrate how to make Austrian delicacies kaspressknödel (cheese dumplings) using fresh farm produce. When we’ve learnt the tricks of the trade, we’ll try our hand at making the delicious treats ourselves – with the chance to taste the fruits of our labour afterwards.

Day 3: Zell Am See – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg

Today we’ll head back over the border into Germany for a stop at Berchtesgaden. While we’re here, we’ll visit Hitler’s famous Eagle’s Nest, which is perched high at the top of a mountain peak overlooking the quaint Bavarian town. After wandering the very rooms where Hitler and other Nazi party officials entertained foreign diplomats and held banquets, we’ll travel back down the mountain toward our next stop: Salzburg.

Hotel: ACHAT Plaza Zum Hirschen Salzburg or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Salzburg

Today you’ll be free to experience Salzburg’s fairytale magic and explore its spectacular Baroque sights at your own pace. The birthplace of Mozart, the impressive Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral and St Peter’s Abbey are all great places to start! This evening, we’ll come together to enjoy a group dinner and Mozart concert at the lofty Salzburg Fortress.

Day 5: Salzburg – Schafbergbahn – Schnitzhof Alm – Tauplitz

Today we’ll board an old-fashioned cogwheel train and take the SchafbergBahn up to the top of the Schafberg mountain – taking in some fantastic views of the Salzkammergut region along the way. Then, it’s on to Schnitzhof Alm – a delightful 400-year-old cottage where traditional cheeses are made. After enjoying a cheese tasting session and included lunch we’ll continue to Tauplitz.

Hotel: Hotel Seebacherhof or similar

Day 6: Tauplitz – Admont – Amstetten – Dürnstein

After a breakfast in idyllic Tauplitz our road will take us to Admont Abbey, where a guided tour awaits. Exploring landmarks is thirsty work – so it’s only fitting that our next stop in Amstetten will be a local distillery! While we’re here, we’ll gain an insight into the cider-making process, and – of course – have a chance to taste it for ourselves. Tonight we’ll dine in Dürnstein, a photogenic town famous for its vineyards.

Hotel: Hotel Kirchenwirt or similar

Day 7: Dürnstein – Spitz– Tulln An Der Donau – Vienna

Our final day together will see us travelling to Spitz, a wine-growing village in Lower Austria. After that, we’ll move on to Tulln an der Donau, a historic town teeming with parks and gardens, where you’ll be free to lunch where you choose. Then: our tour will come to a close in buzzing Vienna, with its captivating blend of Baroque architecture, imperial palaces and musical masterpieces.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 12$2,959.00$3,849.00
June: 30$2,959.00$3,849.00
July: 21$2,959.00$3,849.00
August: 25$2,959.00$3,849.00
September: 22$2,959.00$3,849.00
September: 22, 29$2,819.00$3,389.00
October: 20$2,819.00$3,389.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Accommodation: 6 nights in boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice

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Purnululu Experience

Purnululu National Park houses the iconic beehive domes that create the Bungle Bungle Range. While here, venture inside Echidna Chasm, and be sure to test the acoustics of Cathedral Gorge.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Kununurra

Today we meet you on arrival in Kununurra and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep before your journey to Purnululu National Park tomorrow.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 2: Kununurra, Purnululu National Park, Piccaninny Creek, Cathedral Gorge

Head south on the Great Northern Highway, bound for Purnululu National Park. The park is home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range, towering 578 metres above sea level. Standing over a grass-covered plain, steep cliffs form the western face. Created by the constant erosion of river movements over a staggering 20 million years, the range has both geological and Indigenous cultural significance. It is an imposing sight and one that you are sure to remember forever. Catch your first glimpse of the range before venturing to the southern end of the park to explore Piccaninny Creek, a winding gorge within the domes. Your next stop is Cathedral Gorge, a natural amphitheatre of red rock, created by millions of years of water erosion. This spacious cavern is renowned for its acoustics, and you’ll see why as you wander through it. We can’t think of a more fitting way to end your day of discovery than watching the sunset over the Bungle Bungle Range – with a glass of bubbly in hand, of course. Later tonight, settle into the tranquil ambience of Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, located in the heart of the national park. Recount the day’s adventures as you sit down to dinner with your fellow guests this evening.

Hotel: APT’s exclusive Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: Purnululu National Park, Osmand Lookout, Echidna Chasm

After breakfast, start your day of discovery with a short walk to Osmand Lookout and pause to take in the views over the Osmand Range and surrounding landscape. Afterwards, set out on a hike to Echidna Chasm, a natural cleft in the rock that reaches a staggering 200 metres in height while only being one metre wide at certain points. As you follow a Livistona palm-fringed trail, see striking colour variations dance along the walls of this narrow cleft as the sun beams down into it. Afterwards, return to your wilderness lodge, where you may like to relax on your private deck before a delicious dinner this evening.

Day 4: Purnululu National Park, Kununurra

Today, visit a local Indigenous community and gain an insight into their culture (when available). Then it’s time to farewell the Bungle Bungle Range and travel along the Spring Creek Track through rugged red landscapes before returning to Kununurra.

Hotel: Kununurra Country Club Resort

Day 5: Depart Kununurra

Your journey comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveler From
May: 29$2,795.00$3,445.00
June: 29$2,795.00$3,445.00
July: 10, 22, 24, 28, 30$2,795.00$3,445.00
August: 05, 13, 22$2,795.00$3,445.00
September: 10, 15$2,795.00$3,445.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation:2 nights at APT Wilderness Lodges & 2 nights outback accommodation
Guide: Expert Driver-Guide & additional guides on selected walks
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort

On this fully supported Larapinta Trek you walk with just a day pack to explore the best sections of this iconic desert trail: from the high ridge lines of the West MacDonnell Ranges you’ll see the vast flood plains that form this ancient land. You’ll be dwarfed by the immensity of Ormiston and Serpentine Gorge and soothed by their idyllic waterholes. You’ll be amazed by dramatic colour changes in the rock formations at Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm… and to top it all off you’ll climb to the lofty peak of Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise (1,380m).

At the end of each day we relax in comfort at our architect-designed camps – including hot showers, comfortable lounges and heated dining shelter – as our guides prepare gourmet 3-course dinners around the campfire. Our exclusive camps combined with passionate guides, spectacular food, and an unsurpassed itinerary make this tour the ultimate Larapinta experience

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Telegraph Station to Wallaby Gap (14km)

We pick you up from your accommodation between 7-7.30am and begin our walk at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station, the official start of the Larapinta Trail. From here the trail takes us west through witchetty bush, mulga scrub, and bird-filled shady woodlands. We climb high over exposed hills to the jagged outcrop of Euro Ridge, with expansive views over Alice Springs and the surrounding landscape, before descending to the passage of Wallaby Gap. After a stop for refreshments you take a quick transfer by bus to Nick’s Camp. Nick’s Camp is one of our exclusive award-winning camps, nestled in the bush with stunning views across the Heavitree Range and Alice Valley. Following your introduction to camp you will be treated to a spread of local bush foods prepared by local specialist Rayleen Brown.

Walking Time: 5-8 hours

Day 2: Nick’s Camp to Simpsons Gap (7km) then to Standley Chasm (2km)

From Nick’s Camp we continue west through magnificent, shady Bloodwoods and tall Ironwoods, the dominant trees on this narrow alluvial flat. We may catch sight of Black-footed Rock Wallaby as we approach one of the most important waterholes of the area, Simpsons Gap. A short transfer takes us to the stunning Standley Chasm where you will enjoy a talk about indigenous culture. All departures will journey into Arrernte country for a cultural conversation. After a delicious picnic lunch and a walk into the magnificent Chasm – a private reserve still run by the traditional owners – we transfer to back to our campsite.

Walking Time: 3-5 hours

Day 3: Serpentine Gorge to Charlie’s Camp (16.5km)

Today’s highlight is the 5km walk along the crest of the high ridge leading to Counts Point. From here we have clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon to Mt Zeil (1531m), the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can also see the huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff, a feature of the landscape for the next few days. We descend from the high ridgetop though mysterious stands of mulga trees. At the base of the ridge we follow a track of dolomite limestone toward camp; keep your eye out for fossil stromatolites under foot, one of the most ancient forms of life. Stepping off the main trail, we follow our private track to Charlie’s Camp, named in honour of pioneering Larapinta guide Charlie Holmes. Tonight’s camp is nestled in secluded wilderness at the foothills of Counts Point. Spend the evening relaxing around the campfire while your guides prepare a scrumptious dinner.

Walking Time: 5.5-6.5 hours

Day 4: Charlie’s Camp to Ochre pits (8km)

After another wonderful breakfast we walk out of camp to the breathtaking Inarlanga (Echidna) Pass, visiting Serpentine Chalet en route. We spend some time in the magnificent pass to enjoy the peace and marvel at the ancient cycad palms. From here we trek south-west to an original ochre quarry, a sacred Aboriginal site. The rainbow of vibrant colours on the wave-like ochre wall makes for stunning photos. We then break for a picnic lunch and an early finish in preparation for our big day tomorrow. This afternoon you can relax at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge. We transfer west to one of our exclusive Camps. Fearless – named in honour of trekking guide Sue Fear, or Sonder Camp – named after the majestic Mt Sonder. Both Camps are located at the foothills of Mount Sonder.

Walking Time: 3-7 hours

Day 5: Early morning sunrise walk up Mount Sonder 1380m (16km)

Your guides will have you up early this morning (2-3am) for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience… and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! Mount Sonder is the official end and highest point of the entire Larapinta Trail and as such we have expansive views across the entire vast landscape we have been exploring over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch back at camp. If time permits in the afternoon we may visit the Glen Helen Homestead at the base of the range where we can relax with a drink. A short transfer returns us to camp looking back up toward Mt Sonder.

Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 6: Ormiston Pound Walk (8km), transfer to Alice Springs

This morning we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and is the perfect walk to complete our journey. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where we may see Rock Wallabies scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest raptor. After lunch we board the bus and transfer to Alice Springs. Sitting back and watching the now familiar ancient desert landscape slide by the bus window gives most trekkers a sense of awe and satisfaction. Congratulations on all you have achieved over the last six days! We will drop you to your accommodation at approximately 4-5pm. This evening your group may like to arrange a celebratory dinner together at one of Alice’s great eateries.

Walking Time: 3-4 hours

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04, 07, 11, 14, 21, 25, 28$2,985.00$3,385.00
May: 02, 05, 09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 30$2,985.00$3,385.00
June: 02, 06, 09$2,985.00$3,385.00
June: 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30$3,085.00$3,485.00
July: 04, 07, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28$3,085.00$3,485.00
August: 01, 04, 08, 11$4,555.00$3,485.00
August: 15, 18, 22, 25, 29$2,985.00$3,485.00
September: 01, 05, 08, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26$2,985.00$3,485.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, snacks & hot drinks
Transport:All transport during the tour
Accommodation: 5 nights exclusive semi-permanent campsites
Guide: Professional wilderness guide & support staff
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Highlights of Britain

Join us for a classic Back-Roads journey that delves deep into Britain’s fascinating history and culture. In England we’ll trace the footsteps of famous writers and poets, uncovering the scenic countryside that inspired their greatest works. While in North Wales and Scotland, our journey will take in evocative scenery and dramatic castles – immersing ourselves in age-old traditions as we go. Experience it all on this unforgettable 11-day journey.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive London

An epicenter of rich history and innovation, London is where we’ll meet for the start of our incredible journey. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner.

Hotel: Wellington Hotel by Blue Orchid or similar

Day 2: London – Oxford – Cotswolds

After breakfast, we’ll leave the capital behind us and set a course for the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford – where an orientation tour of this medieval university town awaits. Then: it’s off to the Cotswolds, where we’ll spend some time exploring charming villages full of honey-coloured cottages.

Hotel: Three Ways House Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 3: Cotswolds – Stratford-Upon-Avon – Cotswolds

There will be plenty of time to enjoy this morning at your leisure before we board the mini-coach and make tracks to Stratford-upon-Avon – the picturesque Tudor market town where William Shakespeare was born. We’ll have some time to follow in the Bard’s footsteps on an orientation tour before pressing on to the rolling hills and panoramic views of the Cotswolds.

Day 4: Cotswolds – Worcester – Denbighshire

We’ll discover more about the crusades of saints and kings on a visit of Worcester Cathedral before our road turns towards the rugged ancient landscapes of Wales this afternoon. This evening, we’ll dine together in Denbighshire.

Hotel: The Mulberry Inn or similar, 2 nights

Day 5: Denbighshire – Snowdonia National Park – Denbighshire

Prepare for a soul-stirring sight this morning – the magnificent Snowdonia National Park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is our next stop. Boasting 823 square miles of captivatingly diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is an area steeped in culture and local history. We’ll spend the day exploring the park together before returning to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner.

Day 6: Denbighshire – Liverpool – York 

Today’s itinerary has a distinctly musical theme. After breakfast, we’ll leave Wales behind us and move on to Liverpool – the welcoming (and fiercely proud) city that gave birth to The Beatles. What better way to get into the ‘Beatlemania’ spirit than a visit to The Beatles Story museum? Toes still tapping, we’ll round off the day in York where we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Hotel: The Churchill Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 7: York

We’ve a full day to spend getting to grips with York, starting with an orientation tour of the Old Town. There are centuries of history to uncover along the medieval Shambles and Snickelways – and plenty of photo opportunities to be claimed! This evening is ours to spend at leisure in town or back at the hotel.

Day 8: York – Castle Howard – Lake District

Today we’ll rewind to the glory days of the English country estate with a self-guided tour of the magnificent Castle Howard. Our path will then take us through Yorkshire Dales National Park, passing by rivers, tiny villages and centuries-old stone walls. The invigorating Lake District will be the spectacular conclusion to the day’s journey. Tonight, we’ll come together to share a delicious meal at the hotel.

Hotel: The Waterhead Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 9: Lake District

What better way to spend the day than discovering the Lake District’s historic highlights? Our first stop on the shores of Lake Windermere will be Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm – the place where she wrote many of her beloved children’s stories. This afternoon, we’ll visit the charming Rydal Mount and Gardens, the historic family home of William Wordsworth. Later, a scenic lake cruise awaits. We’ll take to the water to soak up the awe-inspiring scenery of this spectacular region before returning to our accommodation for the evening.

Day 10: Lake District – Scottish Borders

Today we’ll visit Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria. Located on the longest continuous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall, here we’ll take some time to uncover centuries-old history and admire the awe-inspiring vistas before pressing on to the Scottish Borders. This evening we have a cultural treat in store! A traditional haggis dinner and bagpipe demonstration will provide us with a grand ending to our final night.

Hotel: Woodland House Hotel or similar

Day 11: Scottish Borders – Abbotsford House – Rosslyn Chapel – Edinburgh 

Before we say our goodbyes, there’s still plenty of time to round things off with a visit to the grand Abbotsford House and beautiful Rosslyn Chapel. Our tour will conclude upon arrival in Edinburgh.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 04, 12, 22$4,559.00$5,429.00
April: 30$4,859.00$5,809.00
May: 05, 13, 16$4,859.00$5,809.00
May: 27$4,949.00$5,929.00
June: 02, 14, 18, 29$4,859.00$5,809.00
July: 01, 12, 21, 23$4,859.00$5,809.00
August: 01, 03, 09, 21, 25$4,859.00$5,809.00
September: 03, 05, 14, 16$4,859.00$5,809.00
September: 23, 27$4,559.00$5,429.00
October: 05, 08$4,559.00$5,429.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners
Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation
Accommodation: 10 nights boutique accommodation
Guide: Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of the Larapinta Trail

This fantastic route along the Larapinta Trail will take in the most spectacular highlights along the 223km track. The camping based trek will allow you more time to explore and soak in the beauty of the Central Australian desert as you traverse the most scenic stages of the Larapinta Trail.

Carrying just a day-pack, this walk will delight the wilderness lover and challenge even seasoned walkers. The Larapinta Trail offers one of the greatest desert treks on earth and is a bucket list experience for anyone who enjoys walking holidays. Following the spine of the West MacDonnell range, this extended walk along the Larapinta Trail will take in the sections along the trail that simply cannot be missed. It also provides a more achievable objective for walkers not yet ready for our 14 day Larapinta End to End trip. There will be some demanding stages as you pass over remote ridges and canyons, walking up to 30kms on some days.

The group camping gear is transported to each campsite by our professional support crew, freeing walkers to enjoy the diverse desert scenery, revel in the camaraderie of like-minded travellers and focus on achieving your goal

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Jay Creek to Standley Chasm (15km)

We pick you up from your Alice Springs accommodation between 6:30-7:00am and transfer to Jay Creek (the last section of this transfer is on a 4WD track). Leaving Jay Creek we are on sacred ground, where the Aboriginal custodians ask that we walk only in the creek bed. Today’s walk is nothing short of spectacular. We continue on through varied terrain dotted with Mulga and Witchetty Bush to Tangentyere Junction. Here the track diverges to follow the ridgeline above the Finke River. We trek to our lunch spot at Millers Flat, from which we climb through rocky terrain before descending into Standley Chasm from the north. Camp this evening is at Standley Chasm.

Day 2: Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole (19km)

From Standley Chasm we follow the spectacular Bridle Trail, an old trading route used by the early settlers in the region. We head up to follow the ridgeline over Reveal Saddle to Brinkley’s Bluff. From this high point, just over 1100m, you are rewarded with superb views of the spine effect created by the West MacDonnell Ranges. After lunch we take on a steep descent and pass Mintbush Spring, named for the native plant that grows here: a beautifully mint-scented bush related to sage and lavender. Our welcoming camp tonight is at the peaceful Birthday Waterhole.

Day 3: Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge (16.5km)

We rise early today for one of the most challenging and rewarding sections on the trail. The track undulates over rough, rocky terrain and we are exposed (to the elements and to the magnificent views!) atop Windy Saddle and Razorback Ridge for the first part of the day. In the afternoon we drop down to Fringe Lily Creek, a nice place for a break as it offers some shade. After lunch the trail takes us on a rough spinifex journey through this semi-arid region allowing breathtaking views of Hugh Gorge. A transfer will bring us to camp, which will either be at Birthday Waterhole or up Hugh River.

Day 4: Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge (14km)

Today we are walking through the vertical-spined dolomite country of the Bitter Springs formation. These 800 million year old rocks contain fossilised stromatolites, the cyanobacteria that were amongst the first life forms on this earth. It is worth taking time to admire the Ellery Creek Big Hole waterhole before we start trekking. The trail takes us through scattered woodlands and over a stile to a trig point, a good spot for lunch. Arriving mid afternoon at camp provides us with an opportunity to relax or wander at leisure around the hills of our campsite. We will camp at Serpentine Chalet, and a transfer will bring us to camp from Serpentine Gorge.

Day 5: Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet (17km)

This section of the trail offers breathtaking views as you walk along the high quartzite ridge lines that typify the West MacDonnell Ranges. We ascend to Counts Point where we are able to take in clear views of Central Australia’s western horizon, to Mt Zeil (1531m) the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and Mt Sonder which marks the end of the Larapinta Trail. We can even see the fascinating, huge comet crater of Gosse Bluff. A descent through mysterious old Mulga stands brings us back to our camp at Serpentine Chalet, where we enjoy another great evening meal together.

Day 6: Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge (31km)

An early start is required to fit in all of the highlights of this section of the trail. Today takes us into the rugged heart of this ancient landscape on a track only opened to the public as recently as 1997. The trail today is again challenging as we ascend to 1088 metres. And again, as always on the Larapinta, our epic climb is rewarded with expansive views. The view opens up across the Alice Valley to the giant, bulky mass of of Mt. Giles, one of the Northern Territory’s highest peaks at 1389m.

Day 7: Ormiston Pound Walk (8km)

This morning we enjoy the best side walk of the entire Larapinta Trail: Ormiston Pound. The Pound offers an immense variety of extraordinary scenery and is the perfect walk to complete our journey. We explore the upper reaches of the Gorge where Rock Wallabies scamper about the imposing cliffs, and follow the track through scrub filled with native birds: Spinifex Pigeon, Budgerigar and Mistletoe Bird. Keep an eye out overhead for the majestic Wedge-tailed Eagle, Australia’s largest raptor. We will spend the afternoon relaxing at our campsite in preparation for tomorrow.

Day 8: Davenport Creek Walk (16.5km)

This morning we walk out of our camp on the Finke River. The local Arrernte name for the river is ‘Lhere Pinte’, meaning salty river, which is where this trail gets its name from. The Finke is also estimated at being the oldest river in the world. Today we have views and trail dominated by the bulk of Mt Sonder, whose colours change magnificently throughout the day. We initially head north-west through spinifex before crossing Davenport Creek, a tributary of the Finke River. We climb over a low section of the range to Hilltop Saddle, arguably one of the best views of the mountain which will be tomorrows walk before descending into Rocky Bar Gap, where we will be met by your support vehicle to be transported a short distance back to camp on the Finke River.

Day 9: Mt Sonder (16km), transfer to Alice Springs

Your guides will have you up early this morning for our pre-dawn walk up Mount Sonder. Weaving your way up to the 1380m summit of this majestic mountain following only the glittering light of your head-torch, surrounded by deep and peaceful darkness, is a truly inspiring experience… and watching the sunrise from the top is unforgettable! From the peak we have expansive views across the entire Larapinta landscape we have explored over the last few days. We descend to Redbank Gorge and can enjoy a great brunch on the Finke River before returning to Alice Springs. We aim to drop you at your accommodation by 3pm.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 16$3,195.00$3,195.00
May: 04, 25$3,195.00$3,195.00
June: 15, 27$3,295.00$3,295.00
July: 06$3,295.00$3,295.00
August: 17, 31$3,195.00$3,195.00
September: 12$3,195.00$3,195.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport:All transport during the tour
Accommodation: 8 nights Camping - Tents and swags for sleeping (Sleeping Bag Hire - $20 per person)
Guide: Professional wilderness guide & support staff
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central Australian Discovery

This Central Australian Discovery adventure is jam-packed with moments that you’ll want to re-live again and again. Moments like dining overlooking Uluru as darkness falls and the Field of Light comes to life or soaring over the mysterious Lost City on a scenic flight.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Darwin and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before a relaxed welcome dinner.

Hotel: Hilton Darwin

Day 2: Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, Mataranka

Head towards the remote township of Katherine and enjoy a Signature Experience. Board a cruise through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at the winding network of gorges carved from centuries-old sandstone. Keep an eye out for freshwater crocodiles and birdlife along the way. Later, discover the music, stories and ways of the local Jawoyn people.

Hotel: Mataranka, Territory Manor

Day 3: Mataranka, Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Unwind in the natural Mataranka Thermal Pool, said to have healing properties for aches and pains. Afterwards, travel to Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, a one million-acre working cattle station that stretches all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park

Day 4: Lorella Springs Wilderness Park, Lost City, Barkly

Board a scenic flight over the Lost City, a series of large sandstone outcrops that evokes the remains of an ancient civilisation. After, enjoy lunch at the iconic Heartbreak Hotel.

Hotel: Barkly Homestead

Day 5: Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), Alice Springs

Venture to Alice Springs via Tennant Creek. Along the way, stop at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). A living cultural landscape, nearly the entire reserve is a registered sacred site.

Hotel: Mercure Alice Springs Resort, 2 nights

Day 6: Alice Springs, West MacDonnell Ranges

Explore Simpsons Gap, which pierces the West MacDonnell Ranges. This sacred area is an important spiritual site to the Arrarnta Indigenous people, where several Dreamtime stories have said to take place. Continue to the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park, whose landscapes played a significant role in the stories of Western Arrernte Indigenous culture. At Angkerle (Standley Chasm), follow a creek where spring-fed pools attract a variety of unique birdlife. Afterwards, visit Ormiston Gorge, home to a variety of unique species. Later, take the afternoon to unwind.

Day 7: Mereenie Loop Road, Kings Canyon

Travel to Hermannsberg and visit the Namatjira School of Art, where you can view authentic art pieces. Afterwards, travel to Gosses Bluff crater, before heading off-road along the Mereenie Loop Road. Take in the outback scenes as you travel to Kings Canyon.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort

Day 8:Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Journey into the heart of Watarrka National Park today, where unspoiled bush and red rock canyons create an amazing experience. The Luritja people have called Watarrka National Park home for more than 20,000 years. Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk. On this challenging hike, venture around the rim of the canyon’s incredible sandstone walls, then after reaching the lookout, marvel at the canyon itself. About half way along is the Garden of Eden, featuring a waterhole and riverine vegetation. After lunch, head inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Visit Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), consisting of 36 domes that form deep valleys and steep-sided gorges. Explore Walpa Gorge before arriving at Ayers Rock Resort.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

Day 9: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, learning stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 10: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. Visit the Umoona Opal Mine, where you’ll get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area, as well as learning about how opals are mined.

Hotel: Coober Pedy, Desert Cave Hotel

Day 11: Oodnadatta Track, Marree

Today you will journey along the Oodnadatta Track, pausing at William Creek for lunch. Perhaps board a scenic flight over the awe-inspiring Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. Take to the skies and gain a true appreciation of this natural wonder from above (own expense). Afterwards, drive to the edge of Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre and look out over the seemingly endless salt flats. Later, arrive at the small town of Marree.

Hotel: Marree Hotel

Day 12: Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

On the way to Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, stop for lunch at Parachilna’s famous Prairie Hotel. Arrive at the national park, which is a cultural site renowned for its 800-million-year-old landscapes. Explore Wilpena Pound, cradled within a natural amphitheatre of mountains. Continue to your accommodation, set amongst river red gums and native pines. Enjoy dinner before relaxing on your deck overlooking the bush.

Hotel: Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

A full day has been set aside for you to explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park in more depth. Visit Brachina Gorge and keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you traverse the gorge’s ancient layers. Spend the afternoon at leisure, or perhaps take an optional scenic flight over Wilpena Pound (own expense).

Day 14: Clare Valley, Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and toast the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel: Adelaide, The Playford Hotel

Day 15: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
May: 11, 30$9,995.00$11,995.00
June: 16 $9,995.00$11,995.00
July: 03, 20 $9,995.00$11,995.00
August: 06, 22 $9,995.00$11,995.00
September: 07, 25$9,795.00$11,795.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Central to South Explorer

Uncover some of Australia’s most jaw-dropping natural wonders from Central to South, from the striking grandeur of Uluru to the vast salt flats of Lake Eyre. You’ll also traverse the remote Oodnadatta Track and explore the incredible Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Be met on arrival in Uluru and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before meeting your fellow travellers during a relaxed welcome dinner this evening.

Hotel: Sails in the Desert, 2 nights

At sunrise, embark on a base tour of Uluru, hearing stories from the Dreamtime while you explore this icon. Afterwards, visit the Cultural Centre and wander through the exhibitions on show to learn more about Anangu culture and the park’s natural environment. This evening, experience ‘A Night at Field of Light’. Indulge in a Sounds of Silence dinner under the stars. Savour a glass of sparkling before helping yourself to a ‘bush tucker’ inspired buffet accompanied by the music of a didgeridoo. At the same time, immerse yourself in the spectacular Field of Light art installation.

Day 3: Coober Pedy

Cross into South Australia and arrive in the outback town of Coober Pedy. In order to avoid the heat, much of the town has been built underground, including your unique hotel. Its vast lunar-like landscapes have set the backdrop for many films, including ‘Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome’ and ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’.

Hotel:Desert Cave Hotel, 2 nights

Day 4: Coober Pedy

Today will be spent exploring Coober Pedy in greater depth. Most of the world’s opal comes from this tiny desert town, and you’ll learn about how they are mined during a visit the Umoona Opal Mine. Explore the mine and get an insight into Indigenous and European settlement in the area. Return to your hotel for dinner this evening.

Day 5: Oodnadatta Track – William Creek – Birdsville

Set off along the Oodnadatta Track and pass the Dingo Fence, a 5,614-kilometre fence built during the 1880s to keep dingoes and wild dogs out of lands where sheep and cattle grazed. Arrive in William Creek and board a scenic flight to Birdsville, where you’ll spend the night at the iconic Birdsville Hotel.

Hotel:Birdsville Hotel

Day 6: Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre – Marree

Fly from Birdsville back to William Creek and enjoy a pub lunch before journeying to Lake Eyre South. Here, you’ll walk on the dazzling salt flats subject to weather conditions. Explore the surrounding natural artesian mound springs, created from water deep within the Great Artesian Basin. Board an included scenic flight over Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre to gain a bird’s-eye view of this natural wonder. Keep an eye out for wildlife including the Lake Eyre dragon, as well as a variety of birdlife including corellas and wild emerald budgerigars. Soar over an incredible area where, prior to entering Lake Eyre, the Warburton Creek opens up to a plain that resembles a birdlife filled playground when the area has seen recent flooding. From here you will gain an appreciation of how it cuts an amazing track though the Simpson Desert all the way from Queensland. Continue to your hotel in Marree for dinner.

Hotel:Marree Hotel

Day 7: Gammon Ranges National Park – Arkaroola 

Today, explore Gammon Ranges National Park, famed for its rugged ranges and deep gorges. Arrive later at Arkaroola in the heart of the Gammon Ranges National Park.

Day 8: Arkaroola – Wilpena Pound

Explore Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, a cultural, historical and geological wonder renowned for its spectacular 800-million-year-old landscapes. Within the park, the famous Wilpena Pound Ikara is cradled within an amphitheatre of mountains. Set amongst river red gums and native pines, Ikara Safari Camp is the perfect base for exploring Wilpena Pound National Park.

Hotel:Ikara Safari Camp, 2 nights

Day 9: Wilpena Pound – Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park

This morning, set out on a walk to explore the incredible natural surrounds of Wilpena Pound before continuing to the geological site of Brachina Gorge. Keep an eye out for the endangered yellow-footed rock-wallaby as you explore the quartzite-ridged gorge, which was once used as a thoroughfare where bullock teams pulled their loads. This evening, enjoy dinner back at your safari camp, before retreating to your deck with relaxing vistas of the bush.

Day 10: Clare Valley – Adelaide

Farewell Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park as you make your way through the wine-growing district of the Clare Valley. Here, enjoy lunch at Skillogalee Winery, showcasing the locally grown produce and wines of the region. Arrive in Adelaide and celebrate the end of your journey during a farewell dinner.

Hotel:The Playford Hotel

Day 11: Depart Adelaide

After breakfast, farewell your new-found friends and be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

2021 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 03, 16$8,495.00$10,095.00
June: 01, 13, 29$8,495.00$10,095.00
July: 11, 28 $8,495.00$10,095.00
August: 12, 27 $8,495.00$10,095.00
September: 08$7,995.00$9,595.00
** Bold dates indicate itinerary operates in reverse
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Custom-designed 4WD vehicle
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: The services of an expert APT tour director and driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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