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australia

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As one of the world’s largest countries, Australia is where many travelers go to see majestic wide open spaces, unique wildlife and buzz-worthy urban cities. Whether you dream of driving down the Great Ocean Road, sailing Sydney Harbour or enjoying a dinner at Ayers Rock, we make it happen.

What We Love About Australia

The Wildlife. Since Australia is isolated from all other continents, the wildlife is abundant and unique. You can find the loudest and brightest birds, dog-like dingos, the cutest fuzzy Koalas, and, of course, spiders on spiders on spiders

Our Favorite Hotels
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  • Longitude 131°

  • The Langham Sydney

  • Park Hyatt Melbourne

  • Bamurru Plains

  • Crown Towers Melbourne 

Traveller's Compass

Our Favorite Sites

  • Ayers Rock 

  • Sydney Opera House

  • Phillip Island

  • Bamurru Plains

  • Great Barrier Reef

  • Bondi Beach

Bucket List Experiences

Climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Scuba or Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef

Cruise Sydney Harbor

Explore Kangaroo Island

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Ideas for Your Trip to Australia

Tailor Made Australia

  • DAY 1

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA You’ve Arrived

    • Upon arrival into Melbourne, enjoy your morning at                                                                     leisure. Later, embark on a private walking tour of the                                                                     city. Continue via tram, exploring Melbourne.

  • DAY 2

    MELBOURNE The Great Ocean Road

    • Travel southwest from Melbourne to experience one                                                                             of the world’s most beautiful coastal drives. The Great Ocean Road stretches along the southern coast of Victoria, spanning charming towns, huge cliffs, roaring seas, tranquil coves, magnificent waterfalls and secluded beaches.

    • Head inland through towering forests toward Port Campbell National Park, pausing to take in the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, a formation of giant limestone columns towering dramatically from the sea.

    • Return to Melbourne and spend the evening at leisure.

  • DAY 3

    ULURU Sunset Over the Red Center 

    • Fly to Uluru, where you settle into your luxurious tented accommodations on the edge of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

    • Take a sunset tour of mythical Uluru (Ayers Rock), pausing for refreshments as the warm glow of the setting sun washes over the vast face of this red monolith.

  • DAY 4

    ULURU Explore Your Way

    • Enjoy a guided tour of Walpa Gorge.

    • In the evening, savor a Sundowner at the western face of Uluru, watching as the sun slowly sets. Cap off your Uluru experience with the Field of Light, a unique art installation that harnesses the beauty of an Uluru sunset.  Enjoy a special dinner under the night sky, returning to the Dune House for cocktails.

  • DAY 5

    CAIRNS Gateway to Adventure

    • Visit the Mutitjulu Waterhole and learn about its cave paintings.

    • Fly to Cairns and transfer to your hotel overlooking the Marlin Marina, Trinity Bay and surrounding mountain ranges. Spend the remainder of the evening enjoying your scenic surrounds.

  • DAY 6

    SYDNEY Pulse of a Nation 

    • Fly to Sydney.

    • Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

  • DAY 7

    SYDNEY Icons of the Harbor

    • This morning, tour the star of every Sydney postcard, the world-renowned Opera House. More than just a pretty picture, the Opera House is a true masterpiece of late modern architecture. Feel the grandeur of the Opera House’s soaring “sails,” taking in the groups of locals that congregate to relax on the welcoming steps of the quayside. Next, embark on a shared-basis lunch cruise of Sydney Harbour. Your captain and host guides the way as you take in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and other sights nestled among the harbor’s myriad of coves and bays. Enjoy a three-course barbecue lunch complete with regional wines, local beers and five-star service. After lunch, feel free to fish, kayak, swim, or simply sit back and relax in one of the boat’s inviting sunbeds.

  • DAY 8

    LUANG PRABANG, LAOS  Alms Giving 

    • Rise early to participate in the daily ceremonial offering of food to local monks. As a procession of robed monks passes, place a small amount of rice into their alms bowls.

    • Meet a local farmer, who shows you around his family farm and shares how crops are grown, harvested and used. Help tend to the produce in his organic vegetable garden, followed by a hands-on cooking experience and sample the dish you helped to prepare.

    • Continue to Laos Buffalo Dairy, which helps local farmers produce buffalo milk. After learning how families make artisanal cheese and yogurt, explore the farm, meeting friendly buffalos and helping feed the calves. Then, sample tasty cheeses and exotically flavored ice creams right from the source.

    • Embark on a sunset cruise on the scenic Mekong River. Tonight, you can also partake in an evening Baci ceremony, a Laotian ritual of welcome; dating back to the eighth century.

  • DAY 9

    DEPART LUANG PRABANG, LAOS  

    • Set off for the cascading waters of Kuang Si Falls Park, pausing to visit Khmu, Hmong and Lao Loum villages en route. Upon arrival at the waterfall, cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pool or set out on a hike along forest trails.

    • Visit the nearby Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Center, which works to protect and rehabilitate rare Asiatic black bears.

    • Transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.

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