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27 Days | 26 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Journeying by railway allows you to truly take in the vastness of Australia, the views out your window encompassing amazing natural beauty and fascinating human history. On an extraordinary four-week journey learn about the best this immense island continent has to offer.


• Journey on Australia’s two iconic trains: the Indian Pacific across the Nullarbor Plain and the Ghan from Darwin to Alice Springs.
• Encounter Kakadu National Park’s fascinating animals and stunning plant life.
• Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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Participants who are energetic, in good health and have a good level of mobility, should have no difficulty participating in this program. People who can walk at normal public walking pace and stand for at least three hours each day for the duration of the program, climb stairs, get on and off buses efficiently and carry their own luggage will be happy participants who have a great time down under. Please review carefully whether you can do all these things before registering for this program.

Itinerary Summary

Arrive Sydney, 3 nights; fly to Perth, 3 nights; board Indian Pacific train, 2 nights; arrive Adelaide, 1 night; coach & ferry to Kangaroo Island, 1 night; fly to Adelaide, 2 nights; fly to Darwin and coach to Kakadu National Park, 2 nights; coach to Darwin, 2 nights; board the Ghan train, 1 night; arrive Alice Springs, 2 nights; coach to Uluru/Ayers Rock, 1 night; fly to Cairns, 3 nights; fly to Sydney, 1 night; depart to USA.

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24 nights of accommodations
68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 20 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
51 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
5 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)


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