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Australia: An Odyssey Down Under

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Program #20134RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
From cosmopolitan cities to impossibly expansive landscapes to the amazing Great Barrier Reef, explore the highlights of Australia on this educational adventure. Examine fragile ecosystems from desert to rainforest to coral reef, compare the personalities of Sydney and Melbourne and learn the often rough-and-tumble story of Australia.


Highlights

• Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to the Sydney Opera House.
• Marvel at the Great Barrier Reef and discuss environmental issues facing it today.
• Discover the giant red rock formation known as Uluru and learn about its sacred meaning to the Aboriginal people.

Program Notes

Program # 16434 is a combination of this program, program #20135 "New Zealand: An Odyssey Down Under" and extension program 21740 "New Zealand's Capital."

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles per day on uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Sydney, 4 nights; flight to Melbourne, 3 nights; flight to Alice Springs, 2 nights; coach to Uluru/Ayers Rock, 1 night; flight to Cairns, 3 nights; flight to Sydney, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
1/16/2015
This departure begins in Melbourne rather than Sydney. This is to avoid a clash with the peak period of the Australian Open tennis. The itinerary of this departure is Arrival Melbourne, 3 nights; flight to Sydney, 4 nights; flight to Alice Springs, 2 nights; coach to Uluru/Ayers Rock, 1 night; flight to Cairns, 3 nights; flight to Sydney, 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 14 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 11 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
4 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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