Cape Family Adventure Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures, Family Group
Destinations:
South Africa
Programmes:
Family
Trip Code:
FAC
Leisurely/Moderate

Itineraries at this level will have slightly longer days, often returning to the hotel mid to late afternoon. The level of physical activity may be slightly increased, such as including a few walks or activities requiring children to be outside and active a little longer. Travelling is still however kept to a minimum and journeys (aside from airport transfers) are unlikely to be longer than 2 hours. Weather conditions - heat or cold - are more of a factor on trips at this level, for example spending time outside in the height of summer. 

9 Days Flight Inclusive
7 Days Land only
Designed for: Ages 9-12
Also for: Ages 13-16

Trip Overview

From our start point in cosmopolitan Cape Town, we travel along the rugged coastline to Hermanus, the best location in the world for land-based whale watching, and the perfect stop on our trip. From here we venture towards the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, surrounded by mountains on all sides. On this action-packed journey, we begin by taking to the skies and heading for the top of Table Mountain via the Cable Car where you will get your bearings with an incredible view over the city. The kids will be making their own pizza and dessert tonight at a city restaurant.  We visit Cape Point at the tip of the Peninsula, known for it's Rock Hyrax, also known affectionately as "dassies". We will also visit the famously comical population of African penguins which have made their home amongst the huge lumps of granite at Boulders Beach. We make our way to Hermanus via the stunning coastal road, where we can get active with some sea kayaking or fat bike riding on De Kelders Beach. Our final stop is Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Winelands where we will explore the many markets, farms and vineyards and all they have to offer.

At a Glance

  • 7 days land only/ 9 days flight inclusive
  • 6 nights comfortable hotels
  • Group normally 8-14, plus leader. Designed for ages 9 to 12, also for ages 13 to 16
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus and with driver guide

Trip Highlights

  • Cable car up and down the iconic Table Mountain

  • Penguins, seals and whales along the rugged coastline

  • Markets, farms, gardens and vineyards to explore

  • Pizza cookery class for children
  • Try to find the elusive Rock Hyrax at Cape Point

Is This Trip for You?

Travel to South Africa requires only a few vaccines, there is no risk of Malaria in the Cape Region and if coming from Europe, the time difference is minimal. Our suggested flights are direct, and overnight allowing you to arrive well rested and have a leisurely first day. This trip provides a wonderful opportunity to see the best of South Africa, combining its most iconic city with superb mountain scenery and dramatic coastlines.  We spend quality time in the places that matter, the pace is not rushed and allows for some relaxation along the way. The longest journey is 1.5 hours in air-conditioned vehicles, and this will be broken up with comfort breaks and photo opportunities.

This trip is designed for children from 9-12 years old, but is also suitable for those aged 13-16. Our guides are patient and friendly, and often have families of their own so they naturally know what families are looking for. Our guides are there to make your trip special, and relish the opportunity to engage with our Exodus kids showing them a little of what South Africa has to offer!

Please note that travel to South Africa is safe, and the risk of crime is generally low. There are important steps that can be taken to minimise any chances, and these include leaving valuables in your hotels safe or concealed in the vehicle when not needed. Do not carry more cash than you need, as cards are widely accepted in South Africa. It is not advisable to walk around after dark, particularly in the city of Cape Town where you can easily and inexpensively take an Uber, or ask your hotel to arrange a taxi.

This trip is graded as Level 2, leisurely/moderate. When grading our trips we consider multiple factors; the pace (how busy an itinerary is), the amount of time a family will spend travelling, the level of activity involved and the weather is also an important factor too.  Though there is no strenuous physical activity involved in this trip, you and your family will be doing some short walks in places and the heat can be tiring at certain times of the year. There are a number of short walks, and the much-anticipated fat biking/kayaking interspersed with time to kick back and enjoy the scenery.

Our family activity levels are aimed at children in the primary or ‘Designed for’ age group. We are confident it is also suitable for those in the ‘Also for’ age range, however note if your child is in this secondary category they may find it a little easier. Please see the family activity levels on our website for further information, and review the weather charts on this trip for a better idea of what to expect throughout the year

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.

Adult min age:
17
Child min age:
9

Child max age:

16
Min group size:
8
Max group size:
14

Itinerary

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Cape Town

    Arrive Cape Town in the morning. This afternoon, your adventure will begin with a cable car ride to the top of the icon that is Table Mountain. From here you will get your bearings over the city and enjoy an amazing view along the coastline. This evening your guide will collect you in time for dinner, which will be an interactive experience for the children as they get to grips with making their own pizza and dessert at Cafe Paradiso.  After dinner, you will get your briefing the trip and transfer back to your hotel for your first night in Cape Town.

    Premier Hotel Cape Town or similar

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Full day Cape of Good Hope

     

    After a leisurely breakfast, we will head out on for a full day exploring the Cape of Good Hope. It is the rugged and rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. It is a common misconception that this is the most southern tip of Africa, however, this is actually Cape Agulhas, some 150 kilometres to the East and where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The Cape of Good Hope is actually the most south-western point.

    We will enjoy a walk along the cliff path at Cape Point, getting some superb pictures of the lighthouse and the waves below. We will be within the Table Mountain National Park, and have a good chance of spotting some of the local wildlife including the very cute Rock Hyrax, commonly known as a "dassie". You will also learn a little of the diversity of Cape Floral Kingdom, and see some of the "fynbos" plants for which this region is so famous.

    No Cape Peninsula trip would be complete without a visit to the enigmatic African penguin population of Boulders Beach. The beach is littered with huge ancient granite boulders, sheltering it from the winds and waves creating a haven for these creatures, as well as a perfect swimming spot for adults and children alike. Don't miss the opportunity to swim alongside the penguins!

    Continuing our journey along the dramatic coastline, we arrive in Hout Bay. It is a large fishing port, with a wide shallow bay lined by a beach that stretches for miles. A typical seaside resort, it's a great place for a fish supper or an ice cream. From here we take a cruise from the harbour to Duiker Island, famous for its resident colony of wild Cape Fur Seals. Enjoy getting up close and personal with these huge marine mammals before we head back to shore, and return to Cape Town for the evening.

    Premier Hotel Cape Town or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Cape Town to Hermanus via the coastal road

     

    After a final breakfast in Cape Town, we leave the city getting a stunning view of the St Lowry's pass and the Helderberg Mountains before we turn toward to sea. The St Lowry's pass is an ancient mountain pass that crosses the Hottentots-Holland mountain range and now forms part of the main road to the Garden Route of South Africa.

    Our destination for today is Hermanus, only 1.5 hours from Cape Town and so we will take the scenic road passing through some small coastal towns such as Pringle Bay. An opportunity for a different view of the Cape, Pringle Bay is on the opposite side of False Bay from Cape Point. The town and surrounds are part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site in incredibly beautiful surroundings.

    Another of the small towns en-route is Betty's Bay, which hosts another colony of the inquisitive African penguins, at Stony Point Nature Reserve. Here we will pay a visit to the Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens, a great example of flora in the Cape Floral Kingdom and wedged between mountain and the sea. There are lots of trains, waterfalls and pools to explore at leisure.

    When ready, we will complete the short journey to Hermanus and check into our hotel. Situated a stone's throw from Walker Bay, a gentle walk along the famous cliff path is a must. Keep an eye out for whales in the bay!

    Windsor Hotel Hermanus or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Hermanus and De Kelders Beach

    After breakfast in the holiday town of Hermanus, we make our way a little further up the coastline towards De Kelders, where there is a spectacular stretch of beach with sand dunes and caves making a perfect place for some activities.

    Today you have the choice of an included activity, can choose to either venture the length of the beach on a fat bike, or do some sea kayaking along the coast. The fat bike's tyres cut easily through the sand and it is an easy way to cover a lot of ground. You can take it at your own pace, stopping to admire the view, take pictures or look for whales and seals at sea. Equally, sea kayaking along the coastline gives you a very different view and the chance to see some of the sea life up close. The kayaks are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, however, in whale season the minimum age is 12 as you need to be alert and able to paddle effectively. 

    After our busy morning, we make our way back to Hermanus where you can wander around the craft market, walk the cliff path, enjoy another options excursion or simply can relax in the hotel.

    Windsor Hotel Hermanus or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Hermanus to Stellenbosch via the R44

    In the morning, we enjoy a final breakfast in Hermanus before we head toward the Winelands of South Africa, and the leafy town of Stellenbosch. We take the scenic R44 route, which takes us through a variety of farm stalls, markets and vineyards. We will stop at a Strawberry Farm, which is a great treat for the kids packed with lots of activities and the opportunity to pick your own strawberries from October - December). Afterwards, we make our way to Spier, where you can enjoy the expansive manicured grounds with a variety of free self-guided walks. The kids can even take part in a  "grape juice tasting" while the adults enjoy sample some of the regions famous wines, (optional, see extra expenses section) or a visit to Eagle Encounters where they can get up close to some impressive birds of prey (optional, see extra expenses section). 

    After lunch, we make our way to our hotel in Stellenbosch, where you are then free to explore this historical town.

    The Stellenbosch Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Stellenbosch and Franschoek

    This morning we begin to delve further into the heart of the Winelands, and its 2 principle towns - Stellenbosch and Franschoek.

    We will visit Babylonstoren, which is one of the oldest Cape Dutch homesteads in the region. It is home to a vast farm of fruit, vegetables and vines that supplies the hotel and restaurant on site. We will enjoy a guided tour of this huge garden at the heart of the farm, where we can pick, smell and taste our way around, learning some of their expert techniques.

    The highlight of our day will be a visit the charming Indian runner ducks, who form the duck parade at Vergenoegd. You can see this incredible spectacle throughout the day at specific times as the flock is released and they march off to forage for snails and insects in the vineyards, under the watchful eye of their herder. You can also visit the duck pens and the breeding room and see this environmentally friendly pest control process works.

    This afternoon there is the option to visit Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and partake in a "Scootour". Using a non-motorized push bike, this is a really fun and active way to experience the stunning views amongst the majestic mountains with lots of downhill slopes ( optional, see extra expenses).

    The Stellenbosch Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    End Stellenbosch

    End Stellenbosch. Our tour ends after breakfast.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Comfortable family hotels

You will spend 6 nights in comfortable hotels, renowned for being family friendly. They are well located and have good amenities.

 

 

Premier Hotel Cape Town - this hotel is located in the Cape Town suburb of Sea Point, which features the promenade, a favourite with Cape Town's joggers, dog walkers and kids. You can stroll alongside the sea, visit the famous Sea Point pools, or hire a bike and get a great view of Lion's Head and Table Mountain - https://www.premierhotels.co.za/hotels/western-cape/cape-town/sea-point

Windsor Hotel - Hermanus - this hotel is just meters from Walker Bay, and the rugged coastline which is so famous for whale-watching. Walk the cliff path in search of Rock Hyrax, enjoy a local ice cream by the sea or explore the craft market - http://www.windsorhotel.co.za

*NB - in peak season Dec/Jan/Feb our hotel in Hermanus is often fully booked, and we find it very difficult to get anything of a similar standard in this very small town. In some cases, we will then use an alternative in the nearby towns of Pringle or Betty's Bay for those 2 nights.  

Stellenbosch Hotel - this hotel is located centrally in the beautiful town of Stellebosch where the markets, museums, art galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, and curio vendors are all within safe walking distance - https://www.stellenboschhotel.co.za/

Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can't guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.

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.

Single supplement from 227.50 CHF

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, and 1 dinner included.

South African food is on the whole excellent, and very varied. You will find many traditional foods such as barbequed meats, curries and seafood on most menus. Vegetarians are also well catered for, in a country where fresh produce is abundant. Breakfasts usually consist of a variety of breads, spreads, cereals, yoghurt, eggs and juice/coffee/tea.

When eating out, meals are reasonably priced and there is a great variety of restaurants to chose from ranging from burger chains to a la carte. Generally, dinner is likely to cost between £5-10 (approx. US$8-15) without drinks. £15 (approx. US$25) a day for food should be sufficient. Local beers, and in particular wines are fantastic and widespread.  Your hotel, and/or guide will be able to make suitable recommendations for meals during your stay.

Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus office prior to the trip, and if you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home. 

 

Transportation

For most of this trip we use a private bus (or two) with drivers, the size and number of which will depend on the group size.

The roads in South Africa are reasonably good, and driving conditions in towns and on the coastal roads are good. As a major tourist destination, there can sometimes be heavy traffic in and around the city but we will do our best to avoid these peak travel times. The buses will have air-conditioning and heating, as required.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Please note this chart denotes the average temperatures in Cape Town.The summer period is from November to March, and during these months the temperatures vary from 20-30+°C, and there is very little rainfall. Winter is from May to September and during these months the average temperatures will be from 10-15°C during the day, and nights getting to single figures. The winter days should be clear and sunny, whereas in the summer the views can be hazy created by the heat.

In recent years, the Cape region has been subject to serious droughts, and the city is still under water restrictions and we urge all our clients who visit this area to use water responsibly. 

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 9 days

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways, which have direct flights to Cape Town from London, or South African Airways which fly via Johannesburg and which flights we select as the group flights will be dependant on availability and price. If you wish to have the direct flights, and those are not our selected group flights, there will likely be a small surcharge, please ask your sales consultant. As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.

There are alternative flight options from regional airports (Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester…) Please ask our Sales team for more information.

Travelling land only: 7 days starting and ending in Cape Town

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Cape Town in the afternoon of Day 1 in the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point, which is the hotel of the first two nights are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure. 

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Free Transfers

Exodus offers FREE airport arrival and departure transfers on any flight for this trip, for both Land Only and Flight Inclusive clients. Unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the Exodus start (or pre-tour) hotel and from the end (or post-tour) hotel, and will be on the date on which the tour starts/ends; transfers to other hotels in the same city and/or on different dates may attract an extra charge. Transfers may be shared with other Exodus customers on the same flight, or on a flight with similar arrival times. All those taking advantage of the free airport transfers must provide full flight details for both arrival and departure in advance. 

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

Those on the group flights have transfers included upon arrival and departure.

Location start:
Cape Town
Location end:
Cape Town

What to Take

Essential Equipment

  • Lightweight walking boots or trainers
  • Sandals
  • A light jacket/fleece and waterproof jacket
  • Waterbottle
  • Daysack
  • Sunhat, sun cream and sunglasses
  • Swimming costume
  • Biodegradable wet wipes

Reading List

Practical Information

Passport

South Africa

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information offered below is to help you with that process. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

British passport holders and most European and Commonwealth Passport holders do not require a visa to travel to South Africa. Please note that all travellers to South Africa who do require a visa are required to have a minimum of 2 blank consecutive pages in their passport i.e. a left-hand page and a right-hand page to enable an entry visa to be issued.

Please note that new regulations from the 1 June 2015 mean that any child under 18 travelling to South Africa needs to be in possession of a full unabridged birth certificate with the names of both parents.

If a child under 18 is only travelling with a single parent, they will also have to have an affidavit, no less than 3 months old, from the absent parent confirming the child can travel with the other parent; a court order granting full legal guardianship of the child; or a death certificate of the deceased parent.

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

Vaccination

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Recommended vaccinations areright-hand Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A.

Malaria prophylaxis is essential if travelling in the greater Kruger area and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. The rest of South Africa, including the Garden Route, has a low risk of Malaria.

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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

South Africa's Timezone:
Africa/Johannesburg SAST (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

South Africa's Electricity:

South Africa uses unusual plugs with large round pins (the old UK plugs) which are generally not found on universal adaptors. It may be possible to find S. African adaptors at airports (such as Heathrow) or in S. Africa. An increasing number of properties also have European style and, to a lesser degree, British style plugs.

In South Africa the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in South Africa, because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in the United Kingdom however you will need a travel adapter as SA uses a 3 round pin plug.

Money

South Africa's Currency

The national currency of South Africa is the South African Rand (ZAR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (September 2017) of approximately 18 to the GBP, 13.5 to the USD, 10.9 to the CAD, 16 to the EUR, 10.6 to the AUD and 9.8 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

It is easy to use Visa / MasterCard cards at the ATM machines, which can be found in all major towns. Credit cards such as AMEX are also widely accepted but shops may charge a 5% supplement for this. 

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

You can bring GBP or US Dollars to change into South African Rand. When changing your money, ensure that you keep hold of your exchange receipt as you may need to show it at the airport bank at the end of your holiday where it's normally possible to change any unspent notes back into Euros, Sterling or Dollars. Do not carry more cash than you need, as cards are widely accepted in South Africa. 

Optional extras at Spier

  • Spier Tasting (R40 pp): Choose three wines from our Signature range and one from each of the two premium wine ranges, 21 Gables and Creative Block.
  • Festive Tasting (R50 pp): Tasting consist of 5 wines of the day and includes a wine glass. Purchase your tasting vouchers at Wine Tasting.
  • Chocolate and wine tasting (R70 pp): Inspired by our Spier Signature Méthode Cap Classique and our Spier Creative Block blends, the chocolatier has carefully crafted chocolates that complement and unlock nuanced flavours in each of our liquid treasures.
  • Winemaker Selection (R90 pp): The two premium wine ranges plus Spier’s organic red wine called First Stone.
  • Children’s Grape Juice Tasting (R40 pp): The ideal way to keep the youngsters busy. Includes a fun lucky packet, a tasting of two different grape juices and an educational activity sheet.

Tastings take about 45 minutes. Cheese, olive and charcuterie platters can also be purchased.

Eagle Encounters Entrance fees

  • Adults R80
  • Children R65, students (with student cards)
  • Pensioners R65

Scootour Jonkershoek Nature Reserve Rates

Solo Ticket (10 yrs and up): R 590
Passenger Ticket (4-9 yrs): R 290

Tipping

Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work with Exodus and tipping is at your discretion for both the leader and any local staff. However, tipping is part of the local culture and if you do wish to tip, we have found it useful for the group to have a kitty for tipping – about £15 (approx. US$25) per person, this can ease confusion and embarrassment of not knowing how much or how little to tip local staff (such as drivers and guides). If you do not wish to join in on the group kitty, do not feel pressured. Many clients also wish to tip their leaders at the end of the trip, we suggest £15 per person ($20). This is completely at your own discretion and to be used as a guideline only. 

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here… 

Exodus Community

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In the Community Travel Forum you'll find the Departure Lounge where you can discuss your trip with fellow travellers before you depart. When you get back from your holiday remember to upload your images to the relevant trip page on our website. This helps other people see what our holidays are really like and you'll be entered automatically into our monthly photo competition.

To make full use of the Community you'll need to join My Exodus. It's free, registration is simple and easy, so what are you waiting for?

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 16 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.

Family trips

On all trips the staff are there to help ensure the holiday runs as smoothly as possible and, in the unlikely event that it does not, to sort out the best possible alternatives. What they cannot do is act as child minders or babysitters; they will treat your children as 'young adults', but it is your responsibility to look after your young ones. During free time or if you decide to opt out of part of the itinerary, you are responsible for your family and any arrangements that need to be made. Under no circumstances should this responsibility fall on our staff or any of your fellow travellers outside of your immediate family.

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.