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SOLO CRUISE GROUP ICELAND

Explore the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ where snow-capped peaks rise above glaciers and active volcanoes rumble. Walk along a black sand beach strewn with glittering bergy bits and discover  geysers and fumaroles and bubbling mud pools, or explore spectacular fjords and impressive waterfalls, in one of the most geologically active places on earth. Our specialist naturalists and historians will reveal the Iceland below the surface – a land rich in wildlife, culture and fascinating human history.

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THE GREG MORTIMER. AURORA EXPEDITIONS
Built in 2019, the Greg Mortimer was named after a co-founder, utilises some of the latest advancements in naval design & technology to revolutionise the small ship expedition cruising experience. The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently.

Accommodating an average of 132 expeditioners per voyage within 76 comfortable cabins – all cabins have a view of the ocean and 85% of cabins have their own balcony. The ship also features a modern lecture lounge, multiple observation areas, zodiac launching platforms, a restaurant serving excellent meals, a gym and wellness centre, jacuzzis, a mudroom and many other amenities.

PACKAGE DETAILS
  • Ages:
    best suited 50 years+
  • Duration:
    11 Days
  • Status:
    SELLING FAST
  • Region:
    Europe
  • Destinations:
    Iceland
  • Travel Style:
    On The Water, Luxe
  • Accommodation:
    Hotels,Ship cabins
  • Prices from:
    AUD14095
  • Transport:
    Cruise
  • Pace:
    2
  • Max Group Size:
    8
REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia
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ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • One night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast in Reykjavik on day 1
  • On-board accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service 
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage 
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner  


SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises 
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team  


TRAVEL

  • Shared coach transfer from airport to hotel on day 1 
  • Transfer from hotel to pier on day 2 
  • Transfer from the pier to downtown Reykjavik or to the airport on day 11  


ADDITIONAL

  • Gratuities for ship crew 
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • Complimentary 3-in-1 polar jacket 
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information 
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees  

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price.

Itinerary

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keep watch for blows, breaching and tail flukes as we whale watch in Húsavík
  • Explore Látrabjarg bird cliffs, the largest seabird cliffs in Europe
  • Visit Vatnajökull National Park, featuring Europe’s largest glacier, iceberg-speckled glacial lakes, black sand beaches, reindeer and rich birdlife
  • Discover Mjóifjördur, a hidden gem of a fjord cherished by locals

PRE TOUR STAY
Consider arriving a day before the cruise starts. You can relax and refresh after your flight.  Or after the cruise ends extend your stay.  The cost of the additional night/s of stay applies. Ask our travel team about this option, and the additional costs.

PRE CRUISE TOUR PACKAGE, REYKJAVIK
A 3 day / 2 night package before embarking on your cruise expedition.
Find out about the package. CLICK HERE.

Important Note:  
In order to experience some of Iceland’s incredible scenery, a number of the shore excursions on this itinerary require overland coach travel away from the coast.

ITINERARY SNAPSHOT

Day 1         Reykjavik
Day 2         Embark the Greg Mortimer / Hvalfjördur
Days 3        Stykkisholmur / Snaefellnes Peninsula / Snæfellsjökull National Park / Látrabjarg cliffs
Days 4       Westfjords
Day 5         Westfjords
Day 6          Akureyri & Lake Myvatn
Day 7          Húsavik & Grimsey Island|
Day 8          Mjóifjördur|
Day 9          Hofn & Vatnajökull National Park
Day 10        Westman Islands
Day 11        Reykjavik

ITINERARY

Day 1                
Reykjavik

Arrive in Reykjavik and transfer to our group hotel. Upon check-in at Fosshotel Reykjavik, reception staff will provide you with Aurora Expeditions cabin tags. Please fill out the luggage tags clearly, showing your name and cabin number to allow us to deliver your luggage to your cabin. At tonight’s voyage briefing, enjoy a welcome drink and meet fellow expeditioners.

Accommodation: Fosshotel Reykjavik (or similar)

Greg Mortimer Aurora Expeditions Stern

Day 2                
Embark the Greg Mortimer / Hvalfjördur

After breakfast at the hotel, a transfer is included to the pier to board our ship the Greg Mortimer. Sail into Hvalfjördur, a beautiful fjord just north of Reykjavik with wide areas of flat verdant land along majestic mountains, and beaches cut with creeks. The fjord is approximately 30 km / 19 mi long and 5 km / 3 miles wide. The area is rich in bird life and is home to seals, perfect for zodiac cruising, kayaking and hikes.

Historically, Hvalfjörður was home to one of the main whaling stations in Iceland, with ships heading out into Faxaflói Bay. It was one of the most important naval stations in the North Atlantic during World War II, when Iceland was occupied by the Allies after the Nazis conquered Denmark. The old whaling station and a war museum can be found in the fjord.

Dining, Greg Mortimer Aurora

Day 3                
Stykkisholmur / Snaefellsnes Peninsula / Látrabjarg Cliffs

Stykkisholmur is the starting point of our adventures on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, gateway Snæfellsjökull National Park. Stykkishólmur is located by Breiðafjörður Bay on the north of Snæfellsnes peninsula and is surrounded by wonderful views of the innumerable islands. One of the defining landmarks in Stykkishólmur are the old houses in the old city centre, some of which were owned by Danish traders, and every year in August there is a Danish town festival in Stykkishólmur called Danskir dagar or Danish days. The oldest house in Stykkishólmur is the Norwegian house, which dates back to 1832. The inhabitants take great pride in preserving the old houses and walking in the centre of town is like walking in another era.

An area of diverse landscapes, characterised by lava fields and glistening fjords and home to bird-rich Breidafjordur Bay. The area is crowned by the magnificent, ice-capped Snæfellsjökull volcano, a 700,000-year-old dormant subglacial volcano, visible from Reykjavik on a clear day and immortalised in Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

Disembark the ship at approximately 8.30 am to commence today’s full day (7 hours) excursion visiting the following areas:

Arnarstapi was an important trading post in the past and had a much bigger population than it has now. Columnar basalt, ravines and grottoes surround the Arnarstapi pier. There is a large arctic tern colony in the village itself, and a walk along the coastline is a great way to see birds such as kittiwake, Arctic tern and fulmar. You will also pass magnificent lava formations. The seaside and the cliffs between Arnastapi and Hellnar were made a Natural Reserve in 1979. A sculpture of Bardur Snaefellsas by Ragnar Kjartansson stands by the beach at Arnarstapi.

At Bjarnarhöfn you will enjoy a guided tour of the shark museum and have the opportunity to taste the famed cured shark.

Though Grundarfjörður is not the most well-known town in Snæfellsnes, Mount Kirkjufell is certainly one of the most famous mountains in Iceland, if not the world. It is not unusual for photographers from all over the world to make their way to Grundarfjörður for the sole purpose of photographing this unique landmark which has even starred in a number of films. However, there is a lot more on offer in Grundarfjörður than just Mount Kirkjufell. Nature abounds, with vibrant birdlife and spectacular waterfalls.

En route to Isafjordur, we sail past the immense Látrabjarg cliffs, Iceland’s westernmost point and home to a huge population of razorbills and puffins.

Puffins, Iceland Cruise

Days 4-5            
Westfjords

Over the next two days, explore the Westfjords region featuring outstanding landscapes with jaw-dropping views of dramatic fjords carved by ancient glaciers, sheer table mountains that plunge into the sea and pristine North Atlantic vegetation. The region features attractive towns such as Isafjordur, the famous Dynjandi waterfall, and spectacular fjords offering kayaking excursions, hiking trails, and bird-watching.

In genuine expeditionary style, we keep our itinerary flexible to allow for spontaneity. We plan to visit Hornstrandir peninsula, one of Iceland’s remotest and most pristine regions filled with many deep and dramatic fjords, towering bird cliffs, stunning natural beauty and opportunities for wildlife encounters. Enjoy the bountiful silence and magnificent landscapes seen by the few adventurers that make their way here.

Day 6                
Akureyri and Mývatn

Picturesque Akureyri is Iceland’s second largest city outside the capital area with a superb snow-capped mountain backdrop. Explore the old town, with its beautifully maintained period houses before heading inland to nearby Mývatn region – an area said to be the most geologically active area in Iceland.

Myvatn Lake Iceland

Shore Excursions (choose one of the following)

Option One (up to 9 hours)
The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. In the year 1,000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall earning the waterfall its name - waterfall of the gods.

Námaskarð is well-known for its sulphurous mud springs called solfataras and steam springs called fumaroles. Even though you won’t find any pure spring water in this wonderful geothermal site of Iceland, the beauty of the colourful minerals and the gigantic mud craters are truly impressive.

Dettifoss is a waterfall in northeast Iceland and is reputed to be the most powerful waterfall in Europe. The falls are 100 metres / 328 feet wide and have a drop of 44 metres / 144 feet down to the Jökulsárgljúfur canyon.

Ásbyrgi is a forested horse-shoe shaped canyon in Oxarfjordur. Asbyrgi is a part of Jökulsárgljúfur, within the Vatnajökull National Park.

Option two (up to 7-8 hours)
Akureyri Public Parkand Botanic Garden
- The garden is one of the northern most botanical gardens in the world. The Public Park was opened in 1912 but the botanic gardens section was open in 1957. There are about 6,600 different species of plants grown in the garden, of which, 430 species are native to Iceland. 

The Goðafoss waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Iceland. In the year 1,000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion, Þorgeir threw his statues of the Norse gods into the waterfall earning the waterfall its name - waterfall of the gods.

Dimmuborgir is an area of strewn with enormous lava rocks and cliffs. The formation of these extraordinary lava cliffs and pillars are the result of molten lava flowing over a pond in the eruption of Lúdentsborgir and Þrengslaborgir some 2,300 years ago. The most famous of these formations is "The Church", aptly named, as this is a cave, open at both ends and with a dome-like ceiling.

Námaskarð earns its well-known for its sulphurous mud springs called solfataras and steam springs called fumaroles. Even though you won’t find any pure spring water in this wonderful geothermal site of Iceland, the beauty of the colourful minerals is impressive and the gigantic mud craters are truly impressive.

Mývatn Nature Baths: Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip amidst clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the Earth´s surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2,500 metres / 8,200 feet.

Both options will end with a transfer to Húsavik, where you can explore the small town at your own leisure before reboarding the ship to sail to Grímsey Island.

Day 7     
Grímsey Island / Húsavik

Located approximately 40 km (25 miles) off the mainland, Grímsey is a verdant grassy island, probably best known for its proximity to the Arctic Circle, which cuts across the island. Many people travel to Grímsey just to say they have stepped across the imaginary line. With a tiny population of approximately 100 inhabitants, it’s a fantastic place for Zodiac cruising, kayaking, and photographing seabirds such as guillemots, gulls and puffins.

Leaving Grímsey to return closer to the mainland, we spend time scanning the waters of Skjálfandi Bay around Húsavik, a town known as the Iceland’s ‘whale watching capital’, home to up to 24 different whale species, as well as dolphins and 30 variety of birds. The largest animal on earth, the blue whale, has also been spotted in Skjálfandi Bay, and if you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of this magnificent creature as well as others, such as orcas, fin whales and pilot whales.

Day 8    
Mjóifjördur

Mjóifjördur (meaning narrow fjord) is an 18 km / 11 mile fjord on Iceland’s east coast length is a little-known gem cherished by locals. Hidden between Nordfjördur and Seydisfjördur mountains that provide shelter and pleasant weather, the fjord is known by locals as an excellent place to soak in the peaceful surroundings and for its spectacular waterfalls – ideal for kayaking and Zodiac cruising.

Mjóifjörður is an exceptionally beautiful, tranquil and remote area with spectacular cliffs, and because of the fjord's still weather it has lush green hills and exceptionally rich flora lining its shores. It also has the impressive Prestagil (The Priest's Ravine) and the Hofsárgljúfur Canyon with delightful rivers and waterfalls. If it weren’t for the weekly ferry that comes here once a week in the winter, the local people would be completely isolated. At Asknes are the remains of an old whaling station, the largest in the world at the time, built by the Norwegians around 1900, with over 200 hundred workers. Today, on the way to the tiny village, Brekkuþorp, where only about 20 people live, a shipwreck on the shore acts as a haunting reminder of the town’s whaling past.  

Day 9                
Hofn & Vatnajökull National Park

Höfn is a lively fishing town with a healthy population of 1,800, and gateway to Vatnajökull National Park – one of the most spectacular and special parts of Iceland, home to Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull - our shore excursion for the day. We’ll also hike in Skaftafell National Park, which was established in 1967, but from 2008 it became part of the larger Vatnajökull National Park, Europe’s second largest after Yugyd Va in Russia. The park also boasts colourful mountains and deep valleys, as well as rich birdlife, reindeers and seals.

Inside the national park you can find glacier tongues resting on the green fields of the lowland, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, a glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs that wash up on shore and stand gleaming on the nearby black- sand beach, dubbed Diamond beach. Enjoy an amphibian boat excursion on the lagoon to photograph the icebergs.

Day 10              
Westman Islands

Located off Iceland’s south coast, the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) were formed by volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Sail past Surtsey Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site that emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. Westman Islands are surrounded by 15 other uninhabited islands and around 30 rocks and skerries offering refuge for rich array of seabirds. Westman Islands are considered to have the largest Atlantic puffin colony in the world, and when sailing around the islands it is not uncommon to see puffins but also whales and seals.

Westman Islands, Aurora Expeditions

Heimaey is the main island in the archipelago and it has the population of around 4,200. Ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island in the archipelago, we see half-buried houses that remain from a violent 1973 eruption of Eldfell volcano, which you can hike up if you wish. A visit to the weather station offers bird-watching opportunities and splendid views of the surrounding islands.

Eruptions are a big part of the history of the Westman Island, where there are two volcanoes – one that erupted some 6,000 years ago, and Mount Eldfell that erupted in 1973, forcing all of the island’s inhabitants to evacuate for the mainland. Serendipitously, due to bad weather the day prior to the eruption, all the fishing boats remained in the harbour and were able to help transport Heimaey’s inhabitants to the mainland. You can learn more about the story of the eruption and the aftermath at the fascinating Eldheimar museum, which includes a display of a house that was buried in ash during the eruption.

Day 11              
Disembark Reykjavik

After breakfast, bid farewell to the expedition team, crew and newfound friends as you disembark in Reykjavik, and transfer to downtown Reykjavik or to Keflavik airport to continue your journey.

NOTE: At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.

Note: In the spirit of expedition travel, we encourage exploration and adventure offering flexibility in challenging environments. This itinerary is only a guide and is subject to change due to weather, sea and other conditions beyond our control. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itineraries may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. If there is any itinerary change prior to departure of significance we aim to inform you prior to travel.  Itinerary changes while on tour will be informed by your tour leader/guide while on tour.

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ACCOMMODATION

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Destination

Name

Nights of Stay

Cruise

The Greg Mortimer, Aurora Expeditions

9

Reykjavik

FossHotel; Tower View room

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Hotels may be subject to change, due to circumstances outside of our control. Should this occur, a hotel of a similar standard will be provided.

STATEROOMS, THE GREG MORTIMER, AURORA EXPEDTIONS

Aurora Stateroom
Cabin size: 15.8m² - 22.8m² (170 ft² - 245.41 ft²)

The Greg Mortimer features eight Aurora Stateroom Twin cabins featuring portholes, all with private en-suites. Located on Deck 3, they're close to the mudroom and loading platforms, perfect for adventurers who are looking for a comfortable base that's close to the action.

BALCONY STATEROOMS
Three cabin categories of our Balcony Staterooms. These are classified as A, B or C depending on the cabin size.

Balcony Stateroom C
Cabin & balcony combined size: 20.9m2 24.8m2 (224.97 ft² - 266.95 ft²)

14 Balcony Stateroom – C cabins are our most economical, fitted with all the necessities and comfortable for up to 2 people. These cabins are scattered throughout Deck 4 and 6.

Balcony Stateroom B
Cabin & balcony combined size: 23.6m2 - 24.8m2 (254.03 ft² - 266.95 ft²)

21 Balcony Stateroom – B Cabins are our standard cabin, many fitted with interconnecting features making them great for families or groups. These cabins are located at the fore and aft of Deck 4 and 6.

Balcony Stateroom A
Cabin & balcony combined size: 24.1m2 - 28m2 (259.41 ft² - 301.39 ft²)

23 Balcony Stateroom – A cabins are our premium cabin, and the most abundant on board. These cabins are located in preferred positions on Deck 4 and 6 which provides easy access between Decks via the internal stairs or elevator.

Balcony Stateroom Superior
Cabin & balcony combined size: 28.2m2 - 40.2m2 (303.54 ft² - 432.70 ft²)

With a bit more room to stretch the legs, the Balcony Stateroom Superior cabins are perfect for polar adventurers who travel with plenty of gear. Located on Deck 4 and 6, the Staterooms feature floor to ceiling windows, en-suite bathrooms and a comfortable desk area.Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.


FOSSHOTEL,  REYKJAVÍK
Fosshotel Reykjavík, Iceland’s largest hotel stands prominently in Reykjavík’s business district, only a short walk from the main shopping area. Here, from the heart of the city, you can easily explore Reykjavík's magnificent architecture, captivating history, vibrant markets and rich culture – ideal starting point for experience the best of everything the city has to offer. Enjoy pleasant views of the city and sea in this stylish 16-floor hotel located near Höfði House and the main shopping area.

Unwind at the Beer Garden with local Icelandic draught beer and enjoy select dining at Fosshotel Reykjavík's restaurant, Haust. BusTravel Iceland offers free tour pick-ups outside the hotel.

Greg Mortimer Stateroom

Aurora Stateroom

Balcony Stateroom, Category B

Balcony Stateroom Category B

Greg Mortimer Balcony A

Balcony Stateroom Category A


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PRICES

 ** MEGA SAVINGS**
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Limited cabins, may sell out before early saving end date.

 

Cabin

OWN CABIN


Aurora Stateroom

FULL PRICE: $19642
NOW: $14095
MEGA SAVING $5547

Balcony Stateroom, Category C [SOLD OUT @ MEGA SAVINGS]


FULL PRICE: $21442

Balcony Stateroom, Category B

FULL PRICE: $22492
NOW: $15995
MEGA SAVING $6947

PRE CRUISE TOUR: Taste of Reykjavik Tour
3 days /2 nights 30 JUL – 1 AUG 22

$1410

PRE OR POST CRUISE HOTEL REYKJAVIK:
Tower View room with breakfast Foss Hotel, Reykjavik with airport-hotel shared transfer

$477

 

GETTING THERE

Starts In: Reykjavik
Ends In: Reykjavik

Start and end destinations are the travel points to arrive to and depart from to join your holiday.

Hotel Check In/Out Times
Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. If you arrive prior to the check in time, the hotel will store your luggage until the check in time and can also store your luggage until you are ready to depart for your onward journey.  

Hotel check in:  most hotels have check in from 2PM or 3PM
Hotel check out: most hotels require check out by 10AM or 11AM


AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Airport Transfers are included on arrival and departure to/from Reykjavik:

  • you arrive on day 1 of the itinerary and/or depart on cruise disembarkation day
  • you have extended your stay and you have booked the pre or post cruise group hotel with us as part of your package.

If you are making your own flight arrangements, in any case, we require your flight itinerary no later than 45 days priors to travel, even if you are not making airport transfer arrangements with us.  

FLIGHT INFORMATION
We are able to provide flight advice and flight booking services. 
If joining the from outside Australia it is usually most economical if you make your own flight arrangements or use the service of a travel agent located within your country of residence.

COVID-19 BORDER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Government regulations for the destination may require pre travel registration for entry. This can be for state or international borders. Travellers must check these requirements prior to their departure from home. As a general guide, we recommend doing this at least 7 days prior to travel and again at 3 days prior to travel. It is also prudent to check on the day of travel. Regulations can change without notice.

PASSPORTS

If travelling/joining from outside your home country, most countries require visitors to hold a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity from your return date to your home country. Ensure you have at least two blank pages in your passport.

Always check your destination country for their Customs policies for prohibited or restricted items. Products or legal medications in your country may not always be permitted in other countries.

 

DETAILS

TRIP AVAILABILITY
If this trip seems right for you then we encourage you to book early and secure your place with a deposit.  Cabins are very limited on this small ship experience. To ensure your place, please check trip availability at your earliest convenience.

FELLOW TRAVELLERS 

SOLOS MIX
We’ve selected this cruise expedition as the ideal experience to bring together solo travellers to enjoy the best of luxury expedition cruising. The ship is not exclusive to our travellers or solo travellers. On the cruise ship there will be couples, singles, friends travelling together or families.

We will introduce other Encounter Travel passengers so you can connect before your travel. This is usually a few weeks before the travel date.

THE PACE  [2 out of 5]
Travellers of 75 years or over will be required to return a Fit to Travel form that is completed by their doctor. 

More Information > Visit Travel Fitness 

ABOUT THE MEALS   
There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures. On board this small ship cruise, mixing and mingling among guests is encouraged. As you will be introduced to fellow Encounter Travel passengers there’s the option to arrange to meet up on board for dining. Meals onboard are included with the cruise.


TRAVELLER REVIEWS

'I would highly recommend a holiday with Encounter Travel. My trip was well organised and the co-ordinator was fun and helpful and full of energy. I met some great people of all walks of life. There is a good mix of organised activities and free time. I had a blast.'

Linda, Victoria

'Thank you for your organisation of a great holiday. As a first time traveller with Encounter, I didn't know what to expect. The Red Centre is indescribably beautiful and should be on every Australians' bucket list. We saw every sensational attraction in just the right order - each new experience was more incredible than the last. Thank you for recruiting such a great group of people for my travelling companions. The hotels were clean and very comfortable and it was a pleasure to be transported across such an amazing landscape so comfortably. I learnt so much about our wonderful country and wished I had done such a trip years earlier.'

Sarah, 52 years, Sydney, Australia

'Did a Red Centre solo 7 day tour absolutely fantastic, Uluru and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), Kings Canyon, Palm Valley you have to see it and experience it. The coach drivers were professional, excellent knowledge and with a great sense of humor.'

David, Eschol Park, Sydne, New South Wales
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