Yolo: Outback to the Red Centre Adelaide to Alice Springs (OAAR)

Countries Visited: Australia
Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
Service Level: Basic
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences
  • Simple and clean hotels, guesthouses and hostels chosen for location and character
  • Affordable public and private transport for maximum cultural interaction
  • Plenty of optional activities tailored to your interests and budget
    Trip Style: Yolo - You're only young once, but you can be young-at-heart forever. That's the ethos that powers our Yolo trips; fast-paced and affordable trips designed with the 18-to-thirtysomething traveller in mind. Explore the world by day, stay up all night and do it all again somewhere new the next day with a collection of new best friends you'll want to keep in touch with for the rest of your life. You only live once. Make it count.
    Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
    Group Size: Max 20, avg 16
    Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Sleep in a swag under the stars of the Outback sky, live life underground in the historic mining town of Coober Pedy, learn about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, enjoy the sunset over Uluru.

    Description
    Forego the typical coach tour and get off the beaten track from Adelaide to Alice Springs and explore some of the most remote areas on Earth. From Adelaide, hit the Flinders Ranges and cut through the Outback to the Red Centre. Here you'll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru, and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the Outback's highlights, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1AdelaideDay 1 Adelaide
    There are no planned activities during the day, so check in and explore the city. Additional Notes: Ever wanted to swim with wild dolphinss Nows your chance, by adding the Dolphin Swim and Cruise extra to your tour. Head out from Adelaide and search for these majestic creatures, before hopping into the water and going for a swim as they play around you. Available mid-Sept to June. PLEASE NOTE: If booking this extra, a pre-night in Adelaide is highly recommended as this activity starts early on Day 1. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Day 2QuornDay 2 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)
    Hit the road in the morning. Travel through the Clare Valley wine area, making a stop for a wine tasting to learn about the different grape varietals and the development of the vineyards in the area. Travel to the town of Quorn for the night. Included Activities: Wine Tasting Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 350km)
    Day 3BeltanaDay 3 Quorn/Beltana (1B, 1L, 1D)
    Take the day to explore the amazing scenery of Flinders Ranges. Included Activities: Wilpena Pound Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 50km)
    Day 4William CreekDay 4 Beltana/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)
    We follow the Oodnadatta Track, strewn with ruins of failed early settler activity, along the route of the equally unsuccessful original Ghan Railway route. Visit the dry salt lake of Lake Eyre and take a dip in the remote thermal springs. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 200km)
    Day 5Coober PedyDay 5 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)
    Travel to the unique opal mining town of Coober Pedy, where people live underground to avoid the heat. A guided mine tour gives insight to the mining process and the importance of opal to the area. Overnight like the locals by sleeping in an underground hostel, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Included Activities: Guided Mine Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 150km)
    Day 6Kings CreekDay 6 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)
    Take in the vastness of the Outback on a driving day, then bed down in a swag (canvas bedroll) under the Outback sky. Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s), 760km)
    Day 7UluruDay 7 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)
    Enjoy the morning taking in the scenery or by going on an optional 4km walk through the gorges and valleys of Kings Canyon of Watarrka Natoinal Park. Included Activities: Kings Canyon Hike Uluru at Sunset Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 420km)
    Day 8UluruDay 8 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)
    The next morning, awake before sunrise to do the Mala Walk around part of the base of Uluru (Ayers Rock) while learning its significance to the local Aborigines. Visit the cultural centre to get a better understanding of the area. Included Activities: Uluru Mala Walk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Visit
    Day 9Alice SpringsDay 9 Uluru/Alice Springs (1B)
    Travel to the rock formations of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and, heat permitting, walk through the Valley of the Winds to explore the surrounding area before continuing onto Kings Creek. The tour ends upon arrival to Alice Springs in the evening. Included Activities: Valley of the Winds Walk Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 460km)
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    11/11/2017$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 19; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    11/18/2017$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 19; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    11/25/2017$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 20; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    12/23/2017$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 18; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    01/06/2018$1,499.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 20; Minimum Age: 18; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

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    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

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    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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