Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Best of the Great Barrier Reef Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Small Ship Cruises, Platinum
Destinations:
Australia
Programmes:
Culture
Trip Code:
AAR
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate

You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

12 Days Land only
Min age: 17

Trip Overview

Home to fish all colors of the rainbow, playful sea turtles and reef sharks floating lazily by, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. Join this exciting expedition and unveil the hidden treasures of our oceans’ most legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site alongside marine biologist and expedition leader, Brad Climpson. Head off the tourist track to remote reefs, swim alongside curious minke whales, search for monitor lizards on Lizard Island, take in the spectacular Aboriginal rock art sites on Stanley Island and enjoy daily excursions with the option to snorkel or scuba dive.

Hailing from Sydney Australia, Marine Biologist Brad Climpson is the ultimate guide for your Great Barrier Reef exploration. Not only is the Great Barrier Reef a playground for Brad, but it’s also his laboratory, so he has an intimate knowledge of how complex reef systems work. His passion for the underwater world has taken him all over the globe where he’s perfected his underwater photography. Along with Brad, you’ll be joined by renowned divemasters and conservation biologists especially chosen for this voyage. Our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

At a Glance

  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • 42 guests
  • Small-Ship Cruise
  • 12 days land only
  • Countries visited: Australia

Trip Highlights

  • Join this brand-new expedition that reveals the underwater wonders of the legendary Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Come face-to-face with massive potato groupers at Cod Hole, and with luck, you’ll have the opportunity to swim with the curious minke whales that migrate through these waters.
  • Enjoy daily snorkel and dive excursions to explore pristine reefs far from the tourist track, including remote Osprey Reef.
  • Take nature walks on Lizard Island, keeping an eye out for Australian monitor lizards and a variety of seabirds. 
  • View fascinating Aboriginal art on remote Stanley Island.

Is This Trip for You?

This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company Zegrahm Expeditions. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Zegrahm Expeditions, and other clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you would expect. Zegrahm Expeditions operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.

Our Great Barrier Reef expedition focuses on the underwater wonders of the region and is only recommended for intermediate and advanced divers (and snorkelers). You will need to be able to climb into and out of the dive boat while wearing your dive equipment. Temperatures in Queensland during July average in the low to high-70s°F. Water temperatures will average in the low-70s°F (wetsuits will be available on board, but we recommend bringing your own for best fit and comfort). Thanks to the absence of human activity in the area, visibility is good year round. The sun can be intense in the Southern Hemisphere, so be sure to bring adequate sun protective clothing and head-covering.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Group

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders serve to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

Brad Climpson
Expedition Leader / Marine Biologist

Brad was born in Sydney, Australia and has lived for the last 20 years in North Queensland, on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in marine biology and zoology at James Cook University, Townsville. With the Great Barrier Reef serving as both playground and laboratory, Brad has developed an intimate knowledge of how complex reef systems work. Brad began his career aboard expedition ships as marine biologist in northern Australia in the late 1990s and since then, his passion for the underwater world has taken him to a wide range of exotic destinations such as Fiji, the Maldives, Indonesia, Bermuda, and Hawaii. He also has a strong interest in terrestrial fauna and his experience with Aboriginal cultures of northern Australia has provided meaningful insights into how indigenous cultures interact with their natural environment. An accomplished scuba diver, underwater photographer, and experienced boat handler, Brad has a passion for interacting with nature and sharing his knowledge with travelers.

Lynne Greig
Cruise Director

Lynne was born and raised in South Africa and after finishing her education spent several years teaching there. Her love for travel led her around the globe, and eventually turned into a career in the adventure travel industry as cruise director. Since 1995 she has traveled from Antarctica to the Arctic, through Africa and the Indian Ocean, Russia, the South Pacific, and Australia. Voyages have taken Lynne to every continent and across every ocean aboard expedition vessels ranging from Russian icebreakers to Australian catamarans. She has tried to settle down on numerous occasions; however, the lure of the sea is too strong, and she keeps going back out in the field, where her cheery personality, abundant energy, and industry knowledge serve her well in her positions as expedition leader and cruise director.

Mike Murphy
Divemaster

Mike Murphy - Mike (also known as Murph) was born on the Isle of Wight and raised just a stone’s throw from what was once largest passenger ship terminal in the world. After a five-year apprenticeship as a marine engineer, Mike embarked on his first voyage and sailed around the world on five consecutive cruises. He then decided to emigrate to Canada and became scuba certified in Vancouver, British Columbia, where his recreational scuba diving unintentionally led him onto a career as a deep-sea commercial diver. He spent the next 11 grueling years on oil rigs, platforms, and dive support vessels in the North Sea and Persian Gulf. Mike then purchased a 60-foot charter vessel and began sailing the inland waters of BC. After five years, he returned to the sea as a cruise director and expedition leader and spent many years sailing the icy waters of Alaska and Antarctica to the emerald seas of the South Pacific and beyond. He has dived in almost every sea, including eight years in both the Arctic and Antarctic, and has led dive trips for Zegrahm for the last 12 years.

Rich Pagen
Conservation Biologist

Rich first became enthralled by the wonders of the natural world around the tide pools and forests of his native New York. Since then, he has embarked on a career in conservation biology that has ranged from teaching science and environmental awareness to teenagers from Los Angeles, to traveling the coast and river deltas of Alaska’s North Slope by Zodiac to reach remote wetlands where he monitored loon nests. After such field biology projects as surveys for mammalian carnivores in the mountains of California, bird migration monitoring in Canada, and a study of army-ant-following birds in the Peruvian Amazon, Rich was drawn back to the sea where he taught marine science and island ecology on Catalina Island in California for several years. He has also conducted shipboard surveys for marine mammals and seabirds, as well tagging studies of sea turtles and pelagic sharks.

Adult min age:
17
Max group size:
42

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Cairns, Australia
End City:
Cairns, Australia

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Cairns, Australia

    Arrive in Cairns and transfer to the Shangri-La Cairns for dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La Cairns

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Cairns / Embark Coral Expeditions II

    The Daintree Rainforest is one of the most complex ecosystems on Earth, and you will spend a full day seeking out the region’s unique flora and fauna. At Cooya Beach, join members of the Kubirri Warra tribe for a fascinating tour of their private estate. Learn about ancient Aboriginal traditions as you explore beach, mangrove, coastal reef, mudflats, and tidal lagoons.

    Or, choose to take a ride along the Kuranda Scenic Railway, passing spectacular tropical forest, majestic mountains, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic gorges. Then visit the Kuranda Koala Gardens for up-close views of these adorable Australian marsupials, as well as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and a variety of reptiles, including freshwater crocodiles.

    Embark the Coral Expeditions II in the afternoon and set sail.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Rachel Carson Reef

    Named after the famous American conservationist, Rachel Carson, this well-protected platform reef is the perfect site for your first check-out dive, or to practice your snorkel skills.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Ribbon Reef #3 / Ribbon Reef #5

    The Ribbon Reefs are long, thin strips of reef that form the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef and lie on the edge of the continental shelf, an average of 30 to 60 miles away from the coast. Covered in colorful corals, these reefs attract a plethora of marine life, both large and small.

    Drop in for a sunrise dive at Steve’s Bommie, an isolated pinnacle which offers a wealth of macro life like anemonefish, nudibranchs, and pipefish; schooling trevally, batfish, snappers, and fusiliers; and large pelagics, most notably barracudas and white-tip reef sharks.

    After lunch, explore Ribbon Reef #5 on an afternoon dive, snorkel, or glass-bottom boat excursion. Discover a wealth of healthy corals including brain, staghorn, boulder, and mushroom, as well as colorful soft corals. The corals provide shelter for shimmering clouds of chromis and anthias, while shoals of fusiliers, trevally, barracuda, mackerel, sharks, batfish, and parrotfish can be seen cruising near the dropoff areas. Emperor angelfish, blueline demoiselle, hexagon grouper, bird wrasse, yellowmargin triggerfish, and slingjaw wrasse are other species frequently spotted in this area.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    Lizard Island

    Beautiful Lizard Island was discovered by Captain Cook in 1770, and your morning begins with an optional hike to the highest point of the island, known as Cook’s Look, where the mariner attempted to find a path through the maze of beautiful, but deadly reefs. After breakfast, dive or snorkel among legions of colorful tropical fish and check out the giant clam gardens near the beach. Other activities include walking along the island’s powdery white-sand beaches, or hiking up to Chinaman’s Ridge, searching for goannas (Australian monitor lizards) and a multitude of birds, such as sunbirds, honeyeaters, pheasant coucals, and a variety of terns along the way.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 6

    Stanley Island

    Take a short walk to view several spectacular rock art sites on Stanley Island. The huge Yintayin, or “Ship,” rock shelter features images of ships painted in red and white ochre on the red sandstone—sailing ships rigged in the distinctive styles of the European lugger, the Macassan (Indonesian) proa, and a dugout canoe with a figure standing upright in it, hands outstretched.

    Spend the afternoon snorkeling or diving at a nearby reef.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Days 7-8

    Ribbon Reef #10 / Cod Hole

    Spend two full days exploring Ribbon Reef #10, which is famous for the large number of dwarf minke whales that migrate past the reef from June to July. With luck, you may have an opportunity to swim with these curious creatures—a simply amazing experience. However, please note, these whales are wild animals and sightings are not guaranteed.

    At world-famous Cod Hole, enjoy an unforgettable dive, where you’ll come face-to-face with massive potato cod, which often swim right up to inspect you with child-like curiosity. Other fish that can be found here include coral trout, sweetlips, triggerfish, and trevally.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Days 9-10

    Osprey Reef / Ribbon Reefs

    Conditions permitting, venture to remote Osprey Reef, a large submerged atoll with a shallow central lagoon. The most northerly and isolated of all the reefs in the Coral Sea, the almost vertical reef walls rise from a depth of over 6,000 feet and offer some of the best diving in the region. This pristine reef is home to colorful soft corals and is frequented by sharks and other large pelagics. As the ship return to Cairns, make a stop on a sand cay for sunset drinks with the local seabirds. Currents channeled by the reefs have created various sand cays that shift and change with the elements over time; they are typically surrounded by amazing reefs and provide calm, sheltered waters perfect for exploration.


    If weather and sea conditions do not allow for a visit to Osprey Reef, continue exploring along the protected Ribbon Reefs, where you will find a diverse array of marine life, including anemones, giant clams, hard and soft corals, turtles, and many types of Great Barrier Reef fish.

    Accommodation: Coral Expeditions II

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 11

    Cairns / Disembark / Atherton Tablelands

    Disembark this morning and journey overland to the Atherton Tablelands, a fertile plateau with several stands of protected rainforest. On nature walks, search for a variety of wildlife among the giant trees, such as musky rat kangaroos, wallabies, wallaroos, and 12 endemic bird species. Along the pristine shores of Lake Barrine, you may spy eastern water dragons, bearded dragons, and saw-shell turtles. Check in to the Shangri-La Cairns for dinner and overnight. Or, choose to search for nocturnal species on an optional spotlighting excursion, returning to Cairns in the late evening.

    Accommodation: Shangri-La Cairns

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 12

    Tour Ends

    Board your independent flight to your home City.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Coral Expeditions II

Purpose-built for cruising the Great Barrier reef the 42-guest Coral Expeditions II is the ideal size to access the very best dive and snorkel sites in the region. Refurbished in 2015, public spaces include a spacious lounge, small library, single-seating dining room, and a large sun deck. A fleet of Zodiacs are available for water sports and landing on remote shores, while a glass-bottom boat offers a chance to view the underwater wonders while staying dry. All ocean-view staterooms feature an en suite bathroom, individually controlled air-conditioning, and ample storage space.

GENERAL

  • Three decks of passenger facilities.  
  • A Deck – sun deck, small library, and lounge with bar.  
  • B Deck – guest staterooms.  
  • C Deck – guest staterooms and restaurant with bar.
  • Stairs (no elevator) service all decks.
  • Coral Expeditions II allows bridge visits, contingent upon weather and navigation conditions.
  • Smoking is permitted in designated areas only.

STATEROOMS

  • All staterooms have ocean views, en suite facilities, storage space, hair dryer, and individual air-conditioning control. Electrical outlets are 220 - 240 volts and take Australian-style slanted, flat-pronged plugs.
  • B Deck has Category 3 and 4 staterooms that range from 151 - 162 square feet and feature a picture window and either double or twin beds.
  • C Deck has Category 1 and 2 staterooms that range from 141 - 151 square feet and feature a picture window. Category 1 staterooms feature two twin beds, while Category 2 staterooms feature either a double or twin beds.

DINING

  • The main restaurant can accommodate all guests at one seating. When weather permits, meals can also be served on deck.
  • Most diets can be catered for on board, but special dietary requests must be made in advance.   
  • Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day.

SERVICES

  • Coral Expeditions II carries Zodiacs and a glass-bottom boat.
  • Public spaces include a sun deck with lounge chairs, library, small shop, indoor and outdoor dining areas, lounge, and two bars.
  • Coral Expeditions II is fully stocked with a wide range of snorkels, fins and masks (to fit all sizes), and shorty wet suits, along with all the necessary scuba equipment.
  • The Australian dollar is the currency used on board. Ship accounts can be paid by traveler’s check or Visa, MasterCard, Diners and American Express.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

Meals will mainly be provided on board the ship. Should you have any dietary needs, please let us know on the Personal Information Form, and we will do our best to prepare for them. Unfortunately, kosher meals cannot be accommodated

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

This expedition is timed during the beginning of the dry season and the end of the rainy season. Occasional showers can be expected, and high humidity can make it seem warmer.

Joining Instructions

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Departure / Airport Check-In Procedures
Please arrive at the airport for your flight to Cairns, Australia at least three hours prior to departure and have access to your passport and airline E-ticket confirmation. Do not pack your passport or other travel documents in your checked luggage. Be certain the check-in agent properly tags your bags through to the final destination allowed and that you have all baggage and E-ticket receipts.

Airlines change flight times frequently and if you booked your tickets through our air department, Exodus Travels will send you any updates as they are received from the carrier. Still, we recommend reconfirming the departure time of your flights with the airline directly within 24 hours of departure. This can be done easily online and will ensure you arrive at the airport with plenty of time to board your flight.

Please contact Exodus at +44 (0)2031312008, +44 (0)8443267041, or +44 (0)2087723827 should you encounter significant delays or problems en route. Proceed to your airline’s ticket counter or flight gate for immediate assistance. Advise Exodus of all changes to your arrival into Cairns so that we may inform the expedition staff.

Arrival / Departure Transfers
Transfers and assistance between airports and group hotels are arranged for participants arriving and departing on group dates and for those who have booked additional night(s) at our group hotel, the Shangri-La Cairns.

PLEASE NOTE: Your room will become available to check-in at 2:00 p.m. If you would like to guarantee an earlier check-in time, please contact us and we can reserve an additional night for you at the Shangri-La Cairns.

If you are handling your own travel arrangements, please forward a copy of your itinerary to Exodus Travels, as well as contact information where you can be reached prior to and after the program.

What to Take

Essential Equipment

You will receive your pre-departure documents via email—attached will be a complete packing list, reading list, and gift certificates—approximately five months prior to departure. Final documents—including a final itinerary, contact list, and staff biographies—will be emailed approximately one month prior to your departure.

Optional Equipment

It is essential to maximize the versatility of your travel wardrobe by packing clothing that can be layered. Wash-and-wear, lightweight, natural fabrics are recommended. As you pack, consider your own internal thermostat and personal tastes and adjust accordingly.

Clothing On Board
The ship is air-conditioned and heated throughout, with individual controls in each cabin. Comfortable and casual clothing, in the expedition spirit, is recommended. Typically, there are two occasions on board when you may wish to wear slightly more formal attire: the Captain’s welcome aboard and farewell cocktail parties followed by dinner. On these two occasions, women may choose to wear a dress or other appropriate, dressy attire, and men may choose to dress business casual. The degree of dress is in accordance with one’s personal preference.

Clothing Ashore
Sporty, summer-weight clothing is a good basis for your wardrobe. Loose, lightweight, wash-and-wear slacks, skirts, blouses, and T-shirts are recommended. The sun can be strong, so bring adequate sun-protective clothing and gear, wear hats, and use sun block, as we will be out in the sun for extended periods of time. Also, keep in mind that we may encounter a rain shower or two on our excursions.

Shore excursions will involve a fair amount of walking and hiking over uneven trails. Sturdy walking shoes with thick soles or light hiking boots are recommended for walking on the often-rough terrain. If you have weak ankles, high-top hiking boots will provide better support than shoes. Make sure your shoes or boots are well broken-in before your trip.

Wet Landings
Sport sandals with a sturdy sole are the best type of footwear for frequent wet landings, especially where there are rocky and/or coral covered beaches. They provide excellent protection and dry quickly. Other footwear you may wish to bring are canvas sneakers that you don’t mind getting wet or dirty. You will also want to wear pants that are easy to roll up for wet landings.

Snorkeling & Diving
Snorkel equipment: Masks, snorkels, and fins are available on board but it is recommended that each snorkeler bring their own equipment for best comfort and fit.

Dive Equipment: Each diver is required to bring their own BCD, regulator, wetsuit, dive certification, dive log, whistle, and a computer. Tanks, weights, and weight belts are provided on board.

Practical Information

Visa

Australia

All nationalities except New Zealand require a visa for Australia. British, most EU passport holders, Canadian and US passport holders can apply for an electronic visa online. For British passport holders this is done through www.australia.org.uk.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Australia

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Australia's Timezone:
Australia/Brisbane AEST (GMT +10:00)

Electricity

Money

Australia's Currency

The national currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (September 2017) of approximately 1.7 to the GBP, 1.3 to the USD, 1.0 to the CAD, 1.5 to the EUR and 0.9 to the NZD.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Solo Travelers: Limited solo accommodations are available at the special solo rate. Additional solo accommodations may be available. Call our office for details.

Scuba Diving: Scuba Diving is available on this expedition for an additional cost of $500 per person. Limited to 16 Advanced Open Water (AOW) certified scuba divers. You must complete two open water dives within the 12 months prior to the trip’s departure.

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.