Just booked the trip, cannot wait it looks amazing.
This will be my second trip with exodus, the first being a couple of years . Glad to say that Exodus were superb from start to finish
Not looking to wish my life away but cannot wait to September !!
I am also booked on this tour. Not travelled with Explore before but have been
on similar tours.
Only 4 months to go now!
Glad to hear there are quite a few of us booked on the trip, only just realised I had responses as my email was putting the notification in junk mail so didn't realise, so sorry for not responding sooner. I am getting really excited but I probably will be a little nervous too nearer the time as will be my first ever solo trip but all the reviews of Exodus have been great so hopefully will be an amazing experience. Are any of you flying through exodus or have you arranged separate flights?
I will be flying through Exodus from Heathrow .
Not entirely looking forward to the long flight but I am sure it will be worth it !
Looks a wonderful country, and the trip looks quite varied as well.
Hi everyone, I'll also be going on the trip. Really excited, sounds like it will be amazing. I'll be flying from heathrow, so might see some of you there.
Have any of you got your Sri Lankan visas yet? If so, which site did you use?
Hi everyone, can't believe it is almost here only 6 weeks left, just hoping I have everything I need now!! This is my first ever trip like this, on my own and a lot more adventurous so trying to check everything off, there is a lot to think about :-) but can't wait it looks amazing.
Just wondered what people were taking luggage wise, are most of you going with suitcases? Also for the ladies of the group what were you planning to wear for the meal at the Hill Club as I know it is a little bit more formal with men having to wear shirts etc? Thanks, speak soon
Yes, it will be upon us in no time. I haven't even started to think about what I'll take to be honest, but it's likely it will be a fairly big suitcase as opposed to a back pack, and I'll probably bring a dress for the meal at the Hill Club (though nothing too posh!).
Hi there, I just made a last minute booking to come on this trip last eve. Can't wait! Have done lots of travelling before but never with Exodus. Looking forward to meeting you all.
Thanks for the visa link Simon!!
On the subject of the above please see reply from Exodus, hope it helps
Reply from Exodus
"Please note that when in Nuwara Eliya the group stays in Hill Club Hotel which has a section of a restaurant where they want guests to wear formal attire. It is just that they do not allow shorts/jeans/sandals when in this section/room. Please note that there are other restaurants in the hotel should you not have shirt or trousers."
I also just found The Hill Clubs policy on the web http://www.hillclubsrilanka.lk/policy so I suspect the response from Exodus isn't correct.
Hi Leo, I went to the GP about a month ago to get all my jabs and was told I didn't need the malaria injection as apparently it is only at higher risk in the northern part of Sri Lanka which fortunately we aren't going to reach. I am not taking any anti-malaria tablets, will just be smothering myself in Deet to avoid as many of their bites as I can! Bit confusing on the Hill Club for you but I think I read somewhere that jackets and ties can be borrowed if required to save you having to take.
Hi guys, just trying to get my visa sorted but Exodus haven't issued me with flight info yet. We're travelling from Heathrow eve on 28th yes? Can somebody tell me the flight details please (company and flight number).
Thanks for the message Sarah - ticking off the days. No, hadn't noticed that but I'll be trekking across London on the dear old Piccadily line in any case.
Did anyone scrutinise the 'Universal Packing list'? Reckon we'll really need a sleeping bag inner if we're staying in hotels every night? Also, hiking boots? Pretty big and heavy to get in a bag/ case. I'm thinking of getting some strap on sandals with good grip which I'm hoping would be ok and just as good.
Just about to get my yearly travel insurance. Anyone got any tips? I was just going to plump for Insure and co or something similar which seem to offer all I need.
Wow, looks like everyone is a lot more organised than I am. Will have to read the trip notes in a lot more detail. I am not planning on bringing anything too fancy clothingwise as a daily move between hotels pretty much guarantees everything will be creased! Sleeping bag inner should not be required, I did a similar trip to Indonesia a couple of years ago and the bedding in hotels was always clean.
Have been checking the weather forecase for Colombo and I will be packing a waterproof jacket
Don't worry Ge-Anne, I am far from organised!! I am currently selling my house and buying another so have had no time lately to think about this trip.... but that's going to make it even more special as I will really need the break by then :).
Looking forwards to meeting you all in 2 weeks time!
I found quite a good FAQ whichj is quite good _
Thanks for the tip on the mozzie cream. Will have a go at this as mozzies seem to favour me normally. Having said that there are a few more people on this trip which appear to be mozzie bate....perhaps I'll stay close to them instead! Ge-Anne
Hello, so just couple of days to go! Can't believe it is almost here, just praying I have everything I need and that my fitness will be up to scratch :-) thanks to Caireen for the tip on the mozzie cream, unfortunately I have already bought my lotion and it does have deet in it but I didn't think it smelt too bad so fingers crossed I won't repel all of you!!
I just wondered if anyone fancied maybe meeting up in Costa or another cafe in Heathrow departure lounge Saturday for those who are flying with Exodus. Maybe around 7.30ish as we should hopefully all be through security by then, just thought it would be nice as we can have over an hour of getting to know one another before arriving in Sri Lanka. Let me know what you think, Sarah.
Hi Sarah, I would be up for that & Costa sounds good!
Can't believe the time has come around so quickly :). Really must start packing...
Thanks Victoria you have just made my evening as Exodus told me I couldn't check in online as it was a group booking. Now checked in and definitely feels real now and just need to think about packing and remind myself I'm not going for 6 months :-)
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