Desert Awakenings

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Red Desert Awakenings ~ The Red Centre


Alice Springs – King Canyon – Uluru – Kata Tjuta

4th – 8th September 2018
4 days/4 nights

 

Imagine walking gently upon the red earth as you lose yourself in sounds, beauty and colours of nature. When you step onto sacred land something magical happens that is beyond words. The outback changes you…it just does! Journey to the heart of Australia and awaken your soul.
This amazing bucket list tour will offer you a lifetime of memories.

If you are ready to experience a personal soul journey then this is the right tour for you.


“This trip awakened my senses on a new level, where I connected with the culture, my homeland and my soul.  The beauty of the area really ignited something inside my spirit that will always stay alive within.  Thanks Susanne for creating this soul journey.”  – CF, Melbourne – 2016 Uluru Tour


Click here to view our pictures from the 2016 Desert Awakenings Tour. 

TOUR DETAILS

Day 1:  Alice Springs ~ Mparntwe

A welcome blessing and meditation with Susanne to set the tone for our journey together before our local guide Bob arrives to whisk us away to explore the awe inspiring  Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges.

As dusk approaches we will travel to Bob’s own land to enjoy a  delicious bush bque cooked by Bob.  You will love the use of traditional Aboriginal herbs + spices too!.

Standing on sacred land with sunset hues of red, orange, gold, pink and rust to awaken your senses and clear out all the stress you arrived with.

Included:
1 night Accommodation at Chifley Resort, Alice Springs
3 course bush barbeque dinner + soft drinks under the milky way
Opening circle, blessing + sunset meditation

Suggestion:  Arrive early to discover the heart + soul of the outback ~ Alice Springs.
My fave places are Olive Pink Botanical Gardens and Alice Springs Desert Park

Day 2: Kings Creek Station – Kings Canyon ~ Watarrka National Park

Our guide Jen arrives early for our pleasant drive to Kings Creek Station and to explore Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park.

Kings Canyon is quite simply breathtaking with plunging chasms, soaring red sandstone walls, a tropical oasis on the canyon floor.  440 million years to create this ancient landscape so what’s the rush.  Let’s slow down and appreciate the wonder of nature.

Kings Creek Station offers outback hospitality and natural beauty with majestic desert oaks and the George Gill Ranges as our backdrop.  Feel the serenity!

Enjoy a bushwoman’s breakfast before discovering more of this ancient wonder before hitting the highway bound for Yulara.

Suggestion:  Plenty of walking tracks from the serious to the leisurely – what suits you? 

Included:
Guided walks
Meditation, Oracle Card Reading and daily flower essence + essential oils to suit

Day 3Kings Canyon ~ Uluru ~ Kata Tjuta

Journeying through the Red Centre to the ‘heart of Australia’ Uluru!  When you first see it  you may cry, be in awe or feel a deepening love for Australia and your place in it.

Arriving at Yulara we offer you time to settle in, swim or snooze before we witness the magic of a Uluru  sunset.  Many local artists display their works at sunset offering you the opportunity to chat to the artist and discover the story behind their art.

Soak up the moments in silence as you experience nature’s own light show the expansive, limitless and infinite night sky of Yulara.
Retire to your room after dinner in the Outback Hotel to soak in your bath! Bliss…

Our guide Jen lives at Yulara and is deeply involved with community.  She’ll share her knowledge, passion, stories and Anangu language with you.

Included:
Bushwoman’s breakfast at Kings Creek Station
Uluru guided walk with awareness + sensitivity
Meditation, Oracle Card Reading, Flower Essence + Essential Oils to suit

Day 4:  Uluru

Greet the morning sun at Uluru.   She has been 550 million years in the making and Uluru teaches us to slow down and enjoy easy paced walks with time to stop, breath, feel, absorb and be.

Watch all the tourists power walk past you missing the sacred beauty that you will be capturing.  Experience the power, beauty and tranquility of Uluru as you spend moments in silence and stillness.

Your afternoon is free to sit by the pool, eat out at a cafe, visit cultural centre (a must) run a bath, snooze or explore many of the free options available to you at Voyages.

Our late afternoon is dedicated to visiting the men’s sacred site of Kata Tjuta for sunset.  The Anangu people prefer women don’t walk through this area and in respect of this I personally do not enter this site.  However, you may be drawn to explore it.  So listen to what feels right and whether it pulls you.  Wander, tune in, sit under a tree and absorb the immense power of Kata Tjuta.  Breath it in and let it feed your own power centre.

A day of connection, listening and learning.

Included:
Driver to Uluru or Kata Tjuta for walk
Meditation, Blessing, Oracle Card Reading,  Flower Essence + Essential Oils to suit

Suggestion:   Enjoy the Sounds of Silence Dinner or Field of Light Tour

Day 5:   Kata Tjuta – Homeward bound

Kata Tjuta sunrise is breathtaking as it combines the raw rugged red beauty and the dawn of a new day and new you!  You will feel the shifts and changes within and you will look + feel different.  Trust me!

A farewell breakfast, closing ceremony and fond farewells to new friends.
Journey home with a lifetime of memories that you will never forget.

Included:
Full Buffet Breakfast at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Closing Circle, Blessing, Oracle Card Reading, Flower Essence + Essential Oils

Suggestion:  Stay an extra night and enjoy the Sounds of Silence Dinner or Field of Light

Highlights:

  • Expert guides/drivers – fully escorted tour
  • Bush Barbeque on private land under the milky way
  • Exploring sacred sites with sensitivity and awareness
  • Experience sunrise + sunset at Uluru + Kata Tjuta
  • Small group experience
  • Meditations + Oracle Card Readings with Susanne to enhance the experience

Inclusions:

  • 1 night standard accom Chifley Alice Springs
  • 1 night safari cabin with shared facilities ~ Kings Creek Station
  • 2 nights 3.5 star standard with bath ensuite ~ Yulara
  • 1 bush barbeque dinner by Chef Bob on sacred land
  • 1 bushwoman’s breakfast at Kings Creek Station
  • Welcome blessing, closing ceremony
  • Daily insights +  meditation with Susanne
  • Daily Oracle Card Readings
  • Flower Essence + Essential Oils for heart awakening
  • Entry to Parks
  • Air-conditioned bus for all travel
  • Our own local guides + drivers
  • Spacious + flexible schedule
  • Easy paced walks guided + experiential
  • Transfers from Yulara to Connellan Airport

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Taxis from Alice Springs Airport to Chifley Resort
  • Accommodation at Chifley Resort*
  • Meals + drinks other than group meals
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner
  • Field of Light

What you’ll walk away with:

  • A deep feeling of restoration + renewal
  • A sense of wonder + awe at the beauty of country
  • A deeper understanding of the traditional owners
  • Respect
  • A readiness for a new beginning
  • A feeling of happiness from all the laughter + fun
  • New friends
  • Happy memories that last a lifetime

Group size:

  • Small group journey’s  – max 12

Testimonials from 2016 tour:


Desert Awakenings: the Red Centre not only pulls at your heart strings, it awakens your mind and soul.  PS Melbourne


This trip awakened my senses on a new level, where I connected with the culture, my homeland and my soul.  The beauty of the area really ignited something inside my spirit that will always stay alive within.  Thanks Susanne for creating this soul journey. X  CF Melbourne


I ended the tour feeling the ‘connections’ with the crew and fellow travellers were so much more important than simply taking photos for my album.  Stopping, listening, learning + living.  GG Melbourne


I loved everything about this tour.  It made me see things differently.  Seeing the diverse landscape with all the wild flowers in bloom and how green it looked after the rain.  Being with only a small group of women made it comfortable for me.  Chatting together at the end of the day and hearing how differently we were affected by what was around us.  Feeling things made me think more clearly about me.  Understanding more about this great part of Australia.  It’s people, their culture, their spirit.  WW NSW


I loved  Uluru but was really blown away by the West MacDonnell Ranges and around Alice Springs.  JM Melbourne


Amazing!  I am coming again next year.  PT Melbourne


2016-843

 

Why join us?

Journey’s for the Soul was created for women who want to explore spiritual and cultural destinations with awareness.  Susanne works with the best local guides and drivers to offer behind the scenes opportunities and flexible schedules to suit the mood of the tour.
Whilst we are sharing facilities at Kings Creek Station once you get to Yulara – it’s your own  ensuite with a bath…..how amazing will that be at the end of a long day?
And, we do love great coffee, good food + great wine too!
Susanne creates each journey intuitively and individually and her wealth of knowledge from 30+ years in the health and retreats industry will shine through everyday.

Get lost to find yourself on our Journey’s for the Soul…

Cost

4 days / 4 nights

Single             Pricing tba
Twin share   Pricing tba

Commences:    2.00pm at Chifley Resort, Alice Springs
Concludes:        10am at Outback Pioneer Hotel, Yulara

Ways to save:

Early Payment Discount or until minimum numbers are achieved (6)
Pay your deposit before           Save $100.00  + pay $

Full Payment must be finalized by
CC payment incurs 2.9% fee – EFT no fee

Please note:  Not fussed about your room?  Then you’ll love the budget friendly room options below.  Email me to work with you on this.  View room styles by clicking here

Budget Rooms Early Bird prices… does not include breakfast at Yulara

Budget Room with Bathroom         Single $  Twin Share $
Budget Room/Shared Bathroom   Single $  Twin Share $
Dorm Style/Shared Bathroom        20 beds                                     $

 


We look forward to sharing this journey with you and seeing what magic unfolds!


BOOK NOW

Book your place by sending an email to confirm your room style and for EFT details.  For CC payment hit the Pay Now button above for the room style your require.  An invoice will be sent following your payment.

Deposit – $515.00

Booking cancellation policy:


1) Transfer your booking to another tour with a credit according to the payments you have made, less any non-recoverable costs that have been incurred on your behalf.

2) A partial refund.  Once full monies have been paid the refund available if 50% of the total fees paid.

3) If cancellation occurs 30 days or less prior to tour no refund is available and we recommend you transfer to another tour.

Feminine Spirit reserves the right to alter any part of the schedule due to circumstances beyond our control.  Mother Nature + indigenous ceremonies may alter some aspects but we aim to please and will do our utmost to make it up along the way!

Important information when booking flights


*Ensure you are checked into The Chifley Resort, Alice Springs by the        for an early start on the…  Group rate is available.
*Book your flights to arrive into Alice Springs and departing Connellan (Ayres Rock).
We will link you with those travelling on your flight to co-share taxis.
*Come early + stay later to make the most of your tour and to avoid travel delays.
Webjet  will help you source direct flights for Jetstar, Virgin and Qantas.
*We suggest you take out Travel Insurance at the time of booking.


 

2 thoughts on “Desert Awakenings

  1. Susanne,

    We intend to visit Uluru 14 August 2018. Happened to see your Red-Desert- Awakenings package. I would like to know if you are doing that tour from 15 to 19 Aug 2018? It will be for a group of 6 ladies, 4 from Singapore and 2 from Hongkong.

    Thank you
    Mary

    1. Hello Mary,
      Lovely to hear from you.
      I am in the final stages of planning but have penciled in 4th – 8th September 2018.
      The weather is sublime and all the wildflowers have bloomed after the rains.
      All will be on the website within the next week or so.
      I realize the dates don’t match up. But it would be lovely to share this with your lovely ladies.

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