AA - AUSTRALIAN ESCAPE 12 Days 11 Hotel Nights

Sydneys - Brisbane – Melbourne – Kruger National Park

Itinerary

  • DAY01: SYDNEY

    Arrive in Sydney. On arrival, panoramic tour of Bondi Beach, the GAP. In the evening board the Show Boat Cruise for dinner and dance. Enjoy the spectacular view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and City Skyline.

  • DAY 02: SYDNEY

    Take a guided tour of Opera House from inside followed by a panoramic city tour which includes the Harbor Bridge, Macquarie's Point and drive through King's Cross. Enjoy magnificent views Sydney Tower Observatory deck and the Virtual Sky Tour. Visit to the Darling Harbor. Free time for shopping in Darling Harbor or Paddy's Market.

  • DAY 03 : SYDNEY - CAIRNS

    Flight to Cairns. Visit the Butterfly Park and experience the Army Duck Tour. Free time for shopping in the night market.

  • DAY04: CAIRNS - GREAT BARRIER REEF - CAIRNS

    Visit the natural wonder of the world - The Great Barrier Reef in a day adventure tour, enjoy glass bottom boat and the Mini Submersible to see the corals. .

  • DAY05: CAIRNS - BRISBANE - GOLD COAST

    Enjoy the Tjapukai Dance show and try your hand at Boomerang Throwing. Enjoy Sky-Rail cable car ride through tropical wonderlands and Kuranda Rain Forest. Flight to Brisbane. Arrive in Brisbane. On arrival, orientation tour of Brisbane includes Town Hall, Kangaroo Point and the South bank waterfront. Proceed to Gold Coast. Arrive Gold Coast in the evening.

  • DAY 06 : GOLD COAST

    Visit Warner Brother's Movie World, enjoy Looney tunes musical show, Police Academy - Stunt show, Batman adventure, 4D show, Superman ride, Bat wing ride etc. All Star Parade, meet your favorite cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety and Daffy. Take Fun rides like Lethal weapon, Scooby Doo and Spooky Coaster.

  • DAY 07: GOLD COAST

    Visit the famous Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, see Kangaroos, Koalas and hand feed the Lorikeet Birds. Later enjoy Jet Sking. Enjoy various shows at Sea World like Ski Challenge, Sea Lion, Live Sharks, Dolphin, Polar Bear, Sea world eye ride and 4D Planet show. Take a Cable car ride and Monorail ride. Enjoy walk on the watefront in the evening.

  • DAY08: GOLD COAST - BRISBANE - TANGALOOMA

    Proceed to Brisbane. Later take ferry to Tangalooma Resort. Arrive in Tangalooma. Enjoy Quad Biking. Later enjoy Dolphin Feeding in the evening.

  • DAY09: TANGALOOMA - BRISBANE - MELBOURNE

    Take a ferry to Brisbane. Arrive in Brisbane. Flight to Melbourne. On arrival orientation tour includes Town hall and the Old Parliament house. Visit St. Patrick cathedral, Captain Cooks cottage from inside. Visit the world famous Casinos in the evening. Free time for shopping.

  • DAY 10: MELBOURNE - PHILLIP ISLAND - MELBOURNE

    Visit Melbourne Cricket Ground from inside, followed by the Fitzroy garden. Enjoy the city tram ride. Proceed to Philip Island. En-route visit the Shrine of remembrance. Witness the spectacular world famous Penguin Parade in the evening in Phillip Island.

  • DAY 11: MELBOURNE - GREAT OCEAN ROAD - MELBOURNE

    Experience one of the world's finest coastal drives at Great Ocean Road, see the famous 12 Apostles rock formations including the Lock Ard Gorge. Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride. Later drive through the Port Campbell National Park.

  • DAY 12: DEPARTURE FORM MELBOURNE

    Board the flight to your hometown. Tour Concludes.

Madurai

Things to do - Nainital general

One of South India's great temple towns, Madurai is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. Madurai was an important cultural and commercial centre even as early as 550 AD. It was the capital city for the great Pandya kings.

Tirupati

Things to do - KAUSANI general

Tirupati is famous for Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills at an elevation of 853 metres (2,799 ft). One of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage center in the world. Tirupati has several temples and is a major economical and educational hub in the southern region of the state.

Chennai

Things to do - CORBETT general

Chennai is the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is the biggest industrial and commercial centre in South India, and a major cultural, economic and educational centre.

Pondicherry

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Away from the hustle and bustle of big city, puducherry is a quiet little town on the southern coast. The unmistakable French connection,the tree lined boulevards,the quaint colonial heritage buildings, the spiritual scene, the endless stretches of unspoilt virgin beaches, backwater, a surprising choice of restaurants serving a melange of cuisines, provide a heady mix that draw travellers from near and far. It is the perfect place dto come to if you wants tko take the pace of life down a few notches.

Rameswaram

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, the God of Gods here on return from Sri Lanka. According to legend, after killing Ravana Lord Rama returned with his consort Goddess Seetha to India first stepping on the shores of Rameswaram. To expiate the "dosha" of killing a brahmin, Lord Rama wanted to offer worship to Lord Shiva. Since there was no shrine in the island had despatched Sri Hauman to Kailash to bring an idol of Lord Shiva.

Kanyakumari

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

The southern most end of the mainland of Indian subcontinent, Kanyakumari is an indispensable part of any South India tour. Kanyakumari although a part of Tamilnadu is almost always included in a Kerala holiday package too!

Kanyakumari unique in itself for being amongst the very few places in the country where you could watch a sunrise and also a sunset sitting in the very same spot is also famous for the Kumari Amman temple!

Kovalam

Things to do - MUSSOORIE general

Kovalam is famous for its beaches, among the most pristine in India. Kovalam is extremely popular among westerners due to shallow waters and low tidal waves. It is also one of the oldest tourist enclave in India, which known among tourist circuit right in 1930s. Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. That started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India- the Kovalam beach.

Facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • Beachfront
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire

Activities

Tennis court, Sauna, Fitness centre, Massage

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

General

The Best Ipsum hotel features over 1,000 luxuriously appointed, individually styled rooms, suites and apartments, each containing unique works of art. Accommodation at the hotel includes air conditioning in all the rooms, private bathroom with heated mirrors, hair dryer, power shower, BT Openzone Wi-Fi, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries, Egyptian linen, flat Screen LCD TV with free view, work desk, 24 hour room service.

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Check-out

Untill 12:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room.

Children and extra beds

Free! All children under 8 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children’s cots/cribs.

All older children or adults are charged USD 40 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children’s cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child’s cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately when checking out.

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Accepted credit cards

American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 782 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Hotel Best Ipsum.

Clean
8   
Comfort
6   
Location
8   
Staff
10   
Services
7   
Value for money
9   

Guest reviews

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment