Desert Awakenings

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Red Desert Awakenings ~ The Red Centre


Alice Springs – King Canyon – Uluru – Kata Tjuta

5 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  –   Kings Canyon

A welcome blessing and meditation with Susanne to set the tone for our journey together before we enjoy a delicious breakfast as we get to know each other.

Our first night together will be at Kings Creek Station offering outback hospitality and natural beauty.  With majestic desert oaks and the George Gill Ranges as our backdrop the body + mind tension will melt away.  Settle in, snooze or enjoy a cuppa before we explore Watarrka National Park – Kings Canyon.  Sunset hues of red, orange, gold, pink and rust will awaken your senses and clear the stresses.

 Included:
Welcome Breakfast at Chifley Resort, Alice Springs
Lunch on the road + afternoon refreshments upon arrival
Bush Barbeque Dinner at Kings Creek Station

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

Day 2: Kings Creek Station – Kings Canyon – Uluru 

Enjoy a bushwoman’s breakfast before discovering more of this 440million year old ancient landscape.  Kings Canyon is quite simply breathtaking with plunging chasms, soaring red sandstone walls, a tropical oasis on the canyon floor and so much more.

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

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.
Experience nature’s own light show the expansive, limitless and infinite night sky of Yulara.
Retire to your room after dinner to soak in your bath!  BLISS!

Included:
Bushwoman’s breakfast at Kings Creek Station
Lunch on the road to Yulara plus lot’s of comfort stops 

Day 3Uluru 

Greet the morning sun at Uluru.   She has been 550 million years in the making and Uluru will be teaching 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.
Our guide Jen lives at Yulara and is deeply involved with community.  She’ll share her knowledge, passion, stories and Anangu language with you.

Your afternoon is free to sit by the pool, eat out at a cafe, 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.

Included:
Full Buffet Breakfast at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Morning Tea at Uluru
Uluru guide

Day 4:  Optional Day Traditional Women’s Gathering or Walking Uluru

Choose between a leisurely walk around Uluru or Kata Tjuta and laze by the pool and read your book.

OR

Journey to sacred land for a one off opportunity for women to come together with Senior Traditional Anangu Elder Aunty Alison Hunt from South West Petermann.  This day is very special so therefore in honouring culture I cannot share any information with you.  Also what happens on land stays on land during our day together.  Respect.

A day of connection, listening, learning and sharing cultural values, customs and protocol.

Included:
Full Buffet Breakfast at Outback Pioneer Hotel
Driver to Uluru or Kata Tjuta for walk
Driver to Women’s Gathering + Welcome to Country

Optional Extra at own cost:  Experience an unforgettable day with Anangu Elder on land.

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.   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

Suggestion:  Stay an extra night and enjoy the Sounds of Silence Dinner or Field of Light
Voyages offer cheaper rates for 4 nights.

Highlights:

  • Expert guides/drivers – fully escorted tour
  • Women’s Gathering with Senior Traditional Anangu Elder (at own cost)
  • 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 nights twin or single safari cabin with shared facilities ~ Kings Creek Station
  • 3 nights 3.5 star standard with bath ensuite ~ Yulara
  • Daily Breakfast, 1 morning tea, 1 afternoon tea, 2 lunches + 1 bque dinner
  • Welcome blessing, closing ceremony, daily insights +  meditation with Susanne
  • 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*
  • Traditional Healing with Aunty Alison $60
  • Traditional Women’s Gathering with Anangu Elder $300
  • 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 10

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

5 days / 4 nights

Single             $2685  full price – $2585 early bird
Twin share  
$2265  full price – $2165 early bird

Add $300 to your price for Women’s Gathering Day

Commences:    7am 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 $2585 single/$2165 twin

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 $2555  Twin Share $2155
Budget Room/Shared Bathroom   Single $2435  Twin Share $2095
Dorm Style/Shared Bathroom        20 beds                                     $1875

**Women’s Gathering – Is an optional day.  Please add $300 to your tour price to  experience this once in a life-time opportunity.    Please email me to discuss adding this option to your tour price.  We aim to please so happy to discuss any questions.


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.


 

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