It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and is what the company is still all about. Exploring countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on. And at Exodus we pride ourselves in finding the very best way to explore. If it means walking, we will do it and we will make sure we do it well and in the very best mountain environments. Is there a better way to really experience a country than cycling through the backroads, villages and towns? Or the Polar regions? Small expedition ships can get you where big cruise liners can’t. The winter environment? Why just ski when you can also dog sled, snow shoe walk, build an igloo (and sleep in it!) or experience the northern lights. Wildlife? Far better in small unobtrusive groups with expert guides, and to really understand the local culture get off the beaten track with a local to guide who can share their knowledge with you. There really is a whole world of great experiences out there and we can now offer many of these experiences as family adventure holidays for individuals and school groups.
Do we also care about the communities and environments we go to visit? Exodus has always been and will always be a responsible tour operator. It is in our DNA to work hard to look after what we so prize. We work closely with all our overseas partners to run our tours in the best possible ways, we train our leaders, we actively seek out specific projects so that we can make a real practical difference on the ground. But please do not just take our word for it. We have won several awards and we ask you, our clients, to check what we do on the ground so that we can make improvements where needed.
Why do we do all this? Quite simply we love the places we go and we love sharing those great experiences with like minded people.
Exodus - Leading the way in adventure travel
Managing Director, Peter Burrell, tells you what he thinks makes Exodus that little bit different.
Watch our video and come and join us on your next adventure and
40 Years of Experience
At Exodus, we know what makes us tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.
This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.
See our history page for more details about us.
All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.
Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2006, 95% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.
Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. Of course there are negatives attached.
The last few decades have been dotted with disaster stories where tourism has resulted in over-development, destruction of environments and in cultural misunderstandings and mistrust. It has also recently been embroiled in the debate about global warming and carbon emissions caused by flying. At Exodus we believe that our type of small group, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges.
Please visit our Responsible Travel section for more information.
Exodus have received many Travel Awards over the years.
We are delighted to have been voted Best Overall Special Interest Tour Operator at the British Travel Awards 2012.
These prestigious awards are voted for by you, the globetrotting public, and are considered to be the most definitive benchmark of excellence for the UK travel industry.
Managing Director, Pete Burrell says: "At Exodus, we have long believed it is our focus, experience and passion, whether for cycling, walking, wildlife or winter activities, that can make a good holiday a truly wonderful one. We always strive to give our customers experiences that really do make them feel more alive."
"We are very proud to have won the Best Overall Special Interest Tour Operator accolade at this year’s British Travel Awards and I would personally like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us. It’s great to know we have so many satisfied clients out there and we look forward to seeing you on your next adventure!"
Thank you to everyone who voted for us again this year, we greatly appreciate your support.
Which? Consumer Magazine
In May 2012 Which? magazine awarded Exodus with the Recommended Provider Holiday Companies accreditation:
Which?, the consumer champion, has listed Exodus in the top five holiday companies out of 26 providers. The survey was based on over 3,500 holiday experiences. In this survey Which? members were asked to rate travel companies on their customer service, accommodation, tours and value for money. For more details, please visit the news announcement page
Exodus is a fully licensed and bonded tour operator. We hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence (ATOL) no. 2582 issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and we are bonded with the CAA. Our ATOL bond covers all holidays which include air travel. In the event of our financial failure before departure, all monies paid, except insurance premiums, will be refunded. If failure occurs while you are on your trip, the bond administrators will first of all attempt to apply the funds to complete your trip, or if this is not possible, they will ensure that you are repatriated to the UK. Should the bond be insufficient, back-up funds are available through the CAA. Our membership of this organisation means that our accounts are subject to regular and stringent independent scrutiny, which, although it cannot prevent failure, certainly makes it less likely. You can book with Exodus in complete confidence that all monies paid to us for trips are fully protected.
Our membership of this organisation means that you can book with Exodus Travels Ltd in complete confidence that all monies paid to us for trips (not for insurance premiums) are protected.
Exodus is a member of the PEAK Adventure Travel Group Ltd. Registered Office: TUI Travel House, Crawley Business Quarter, Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9QL. Registered in England No. 1150160.