Active Costa Rica

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Trip code: 
AUF
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Mixed-Activity
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Discover the rainforest, volcanoes and coastline of captivating Costa Rica

From rumbling volcanoes to sweeping, sandy beaches, Costa Rica’s beauty is evident in every corner. On this action-packed adventure we try grade III whitewater rafting in Sarapiqui, take bikes around Lake Arenal and have a go at zip-lining through the misty cloud forest of Monteverde. Our adventure ends in the lush Manuel Antonio National Park, where we can appreciate the wildlife and picture-perfect coastline on a catamaran excursion.

Highlights

  • Get your adrenaline pumping on this mixed activity trip - whitewater rafting, mountain biking and zip-lining included!
  • Visit the rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes and coastline of this diverse ecological paradise
  • Refresh yourself in the thermal waters of Ecotermales Hot Springs near Arenal Volcano
  • Board a Catamaran to navigate Manuel Antonio's coastline and snorkel in the Pacific
  • Stay in comfortable hotels and eco-lodges with the majority of activities included

Key information

  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 8 nights comfortable hotels

What's included

  • All breakfasts 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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0208 772 3936
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Responsible Travel

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… 

Itinerary

London
to
London
  • Day 1

    Depart London.

    Depart London for an overnight flight to San Jose.

  • Day 2

    Arrive San Jose.

    The group flight usually arrives into San Jose this morning. This evening is the perfect opportunity to meet your guide and get to know your fellow travellers.

    Accommodation: La Rosa de America (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 3

    Whitewater rafting on the Sarapiqui River; to Arenal.

    Heading northeast of San Jose we swap the capital for the Sarapiqui region, an area blessed with abundant vegetation and the beautiful Sarapiqui River. This area is gathering a reputation as a great spot for adventure seekers! We board 6-person rafts and set off for a 1/2 day white water rafting excursion on grade II and III rapids. Starting at a section of the river called La Virgen, travel 11km through exhilarating rapids and clear pools, with rainforest towering over the river banks at either side. There will be a short stop for seasonal fruits and plenty of time for a refreshing swim in one of the calm sections of the river. After lunch, we transfer for around 3 hours to the area surrounding Arenal Volcano. Following a massive eruption in 1968, Arenal was Costa Rica's most active volcano until recently when it entered a resting phase. As well as the volcano, this region has plenty to offer, with thermal waters, waterfalls and Lake Arenal waiting to be discovered.

    Accommodation: Arenal Montechiari Hotel (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Hike in Arenal N.P.; visit Ecotermales Hot Springs.

    There is a guided hike this morning through Arenal Volcano National Park. The park has a great system of trails passing through secondary forest and near lava fields created by previous eruptions. In the afternoon we visit a local organic farm located at the foot of Arenal Volcano, where lunch is provided for us and we can learn how sugar cane and other crops are produced. In the late afternoon we visit Ecotermales Hot Springs as a group to enjoy a hot thermal bath from the volcanic spring water, a refreshing end to the day.

    Accommodation: Arenal Montechiari Hotel (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Bike ride near Lake Arenal; optional activities.

    Following yesterday's thermal bath our muscles should be ready for today's mountain bike ride around Lake Arenal! Gear yourself up for a moderate ride this morning, mostly following quiet country roads and gravel trails that border the Arenal Volcano National Park. There are stunning views and travelling by bike is a great way to discover the beauty of the rainforest. Upon request, the tour can end at a different hotsprings nearby (entrance fee not included). The rest of the afternoon is free to sign up for an optional activity, such as the Sky Walk (canopy walk), Sky Trek (zip wire), kayaking tour or the Hanging Bridges excursion.

    Accommodation: Arenal Montechiari Hotel (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve.

    From the northern lowlands we travel through the Tilaran mountains to reach the cloud forest, passing breathtaking views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the islands below as we ascend the hills to Monteverde. The road climbs to this forest-cloaked region whose name literally means 'Green Mountain'. Today's drive is about three and half hours, on some bumpy roads. Monteverde is our location for the next two nights - you'll notice a real difference in the climate of this area; gone is the humidity of the lowlands and in its place is a cool mist, a steady stream of clouds and a much cooler average temperate, given the altitude of 1,440m. In the afternoon, we take a walk around the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, an area chosen as one of Costa Rica's 'Seven Wonders' for its incredible biodiversity. The moisture in the cloud forest supports a fantastic array of plantlife, with ferns and moss growing on every available tree trunk. Hundreds of mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians live in this habitat and we should discover a number of them today.

    Accommodation: Monteverde Country Lodge (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 7

    Zip-lining through the forest canopy in Monteverde.

    This morning we get a completely new perspective on the cloud forest by taking a zip-lining excursion through the forest canopy. Before you fly down the zip-lines, guides will teach you the proper technique, including how to position yourself and hold the cable correctly, enabling you to safely embark on this adrenaline pumping adventure through the trees. The afternoon it's possible to join an optional excursion to the Don Juan estate to learn about the process of making coffee.

    Accommodation: Monteverde Country Lodge (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    To Manuel Antonio.

    We travel southeast along the coast, following the Pan-Am Highway and passing plantations of African oil palms and teak to reach our next destination, Manuel Antonio. It takes around 4 hours to reach Manuel Antonio. The national park is a beautiful spot where the forest meets the sea and iguanas and White-faced monkeys can often be seen on the beach. Entrance into the park is included in our activities tomorrow, but this afternoon there will be some free time to visit the beach or join one of the optional activities available, such as sea kayaking, horse riding or a mangrove boat tour.

    Accommodation: Playa Espadilla / Villa Bosque (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9

    Hiking in Manuel Antonio N.P.; catamaran trip along the Pacific coast.

    This morning we take a guided walk in the park to reach one of the higher elevations for incredible coastal views of dramatic rocky headlands. Inside the park we may see monkeys (White-faced, Squirrel and Howler), iguana, sloths and agouti. Most of the walking trails lead to beautiful beaches within the national park. This afternoon we set sail on a catamaran excursion to discover the coastline of Manuel Antonio. The catamaran charts a picturesque course, starting in Quepos and navigating around the back of Manuel Antonio National Park, passing islands, cliffs and rock formations. There are a number of nesting grounds for birds and marine wildlife here as well as plentiful vegetation. After navigating the coastline we sail to Bisanz beach, where we can don a mask and snorkel to discover the underwater world (parrotfish, angelfish and starfish might be seen). If we are lucky, we may even spot dolphins in the water. Please note that water visibility varies depending on the season and the snorkeling activity is weather permitting. Drinks and snacks are available on board and an early dinner will be served as part of the trip.

    Accommodation: Playa Espadilla / Villa Bosque (or similar)
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 10

    Return to San Jose; end

    A four hour journey takes us back to San Jose, where those on group flights will be transferred to the airport in time for their return flight. Land only clients end in San Jose and are advised not to book a flight leaving San Jose before 5pm today, as arrival at the airport will be timed to co-incide with the group flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 11

    Arrive London.

    Arrive London.

Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Costa Rica

Holders of British, US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and most EU passports can enter Costa Rica for a stay of 90 days without a visa. Proof of onward travel may be required when entering Costa Rica - we suggest you take a print out of your flight details in case officials ask to see them.
All passengers flying via the USA will have to clear immigration during transit. Prior to travel you must apply for an Electronic Travel Authority (USD14) under the Visa Waiver Programme. Please see www.exodus.co.uk/USVisa for more information. If you are not a UK citizen please check with your local U.S. Embassy.

Vaccinations

Costa Rica

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Hepatitis A.

The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

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.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The symptoms and impact of the disease is not serious, but a significant risk to foetus development has recently been highlighted. Therefore, if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant you should seek additional advice from a health professional.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included.

Hotel breakfasts are normally buffet style, with toast, cereal, eggs, fruits and tea/coffee all available. For lunch and dinner, the tour leader will recommend various options in convenient locations, usually booking restaurants and eating with the group. Vegetarians are generally well catered for in Costa Rica but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.

Costa Rican specialities include 'Gallo Pinto', a black bean and rice dish considered to be a staple part of the local diet. Soups and stews are also common, and fresh fruit is abundant and will no doubt be one of the highlights of your time in the tropics.

Weather

Costa Rica is located 10º north of the equator and has a tropical climate. The average temperature range is 10ºC - 13ºC in the highlands, and from 22ºC - 26ºC in the lowlands. There is a rainy season from May to November when there are daily downpours, though these are usually quite short and there is still plenty of bright sunshine, so midsummer is not necessarily a bad time to go. December to April is the driest time of the year but you should still expect some rain.

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate).

If you're reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise then this trip is for you. The itinerary includes whitewater rafting, cycling, walking, zip-lining, snorkeling and a boat excursion. White water rafting is suitable for adults and children (min. age 12), previous experience of rafting is not necessary but is recommended for any clients over the age of 60.

The driving distances are not very long and most of the roads that we travel on are of good quality, aside from the road into and out of Monteverde which has a poor surface for the final part of the journey. Heavy rain can increase the driving time here. There are several included and optional walks on the itinerary which occasionally involve walking on rough paths, but these are suitable for most levels of fitness. During times of heavy rain, trails can be muddy and slippery and extra care should be taken. Many of the areas visited on the trip are hot and humid and there is the chance of heavy rain year-round - this is why Costa Rica is so green!

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Trip Notes

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Accommodation

Hotels & Lodges

8 nights comfortable hotels, all with en suite facilities.

From a rustic wooden lodge set in tropical gardens to a hotel overlooking the Pacific ocean, most of the properties that we use are small, family run establishments offering a warm welcome and relaxing surroundings.

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Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed March 2017
    Melissa Dymond

    Costa Rica Mixed Activity

    Excellent trip. Very busy itinerary with a variety of activities. Eduardo was a great leader and was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the country as a whole. His love of his country is very evident!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Loved challenging myself to some new activities: whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip lining!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you have a long sleeved shirt or rash guard! The sun is lovely but intense! :) Bring your sun cream!
  • Reviewed August 2016
    Sarah Counter

    Costa Rica mixed activity

    Stunning scenery, extraordinary and wonderful wildlife, excellent and knowledgable guide in a wonderfully diverse and enchanting country.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Exhilarating white water rafting, contrasting with the stillness of the cloud forrest broken only by the sound of bird calls. Coming face to face with white faced monkeys in Dan Antonio was fun too!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Andreas was a knowledgable group leader.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take closed wet shoes for the whitewater rafting, and plastic bags for damp clothing as items don't dry easily in the rain forest despite the high temperatures!
  • Reviewed September 2015
    Djamila Stachowski

    Costa Rica with lots of activity

    I loved the trip, and would highly recommend it for everyone who loves being active, being outdoors, doing different activities during your holiday, and who does not mind being rained on (lots!). The group was fantastic, the tour leader fabulous, nature and wildlife are just amazing! We saw so many birds, reptiles, bugs and butterflies (mostly due to the unbelievably good eyes of our tour guide Ozzy), the nature is breathtaking and we actually didn't mind taking lots and lots of pictures of trees and leaves and other greenery. The activities were well balanced, and you could fill every hour of spare time with additional adventures, which all most of our group did.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I loved the wild water rafting (grade C), the guides were great fun, and as the first activity it is the perfect ice breaker for the group. I could not fault any of the other activities, all were great fun and a memorable experience. We were all in awe when we saw a Quetzal, apparently a very rare and hard to spot bird. Seeing the sloth with a baby was fantastic, picture perfect. The catamaran and snorkelling tour was a grand finale to the trip.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ozzy was the perfect guide. Very knowledgable, his eagle-eyes spotted every animal no matter how well it tried to hide. He feels very passionate about his country and shows this with every story or tale.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Inform yourself of any other activities you may want to do in your spare time. Every hotel or lodge we stayed in has a number of options, there is no reason to sit around unless you actually want to do that ;-) Be prepared for rain, take a good quality rain poncho.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The number of options and activities for this trip is great. I would suggest to use the longer trip and add all those activities to it, so customers can choose between the more relaxed and the active trip. I would have liked to travel to the Carribbean cost and see the turtles, but I did not choose the longer trip because the activities was what I definitely wanted.
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Richard Lowry

    Costa Rica Mixed Activity

    A fun filled trip. An amazing country, influenced slightly by USA but it has not lost any of its charm. If you are looking for wildlife then this trip is for you.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Spotting so much wildlife including Sloths, howlers, humped back whales, iguanas, birds etc Canyoning optional activity, zip lining, thermal hot springs, swimming in the Pacific, white water rafting Grade 3

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ozzie was amazing- he went out of his way to organise all optional activities, even some not on the list Super restaurant recommendations A great ability to spot wildlife and an excellent knowledge

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Several people extend the trip so they can visit other national parks e.g. to see the turtles Take a good quality poncho

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This trip would be even better if 2 weeks long- there is another Costa Rica trip that caters for 2 weeks and looks wonderful for wildlife but doesn't include the many activities this trip does.
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Deirdre Oconnor

    Very Active Costa Rica!

    This was a great trip, with a brilliant guide and a wonderful group of people. It was a really good way to see and experience the adventures that Costa Rica has to offer. As well as the activities which were included in the price there was also time to do optional extras. It was a really active and enjoyable trip. The food was good and the accommodation very comfortable.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Swimming in the warm Pacific after a long ( but interesting) bus trip, and a nature walk in Manuel Antonio NP. With the help of Ozzie, we spotted sloths, lizards, squirrel monkeys and hummingbirds and avoided having our stuff stolen by the white headed monkeys. A really magical day! Also feeling the fear of the biking and zip lining, doing it anyway and having great fun.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ozzie took great pride in showing us his country. His love of the environment was very clear and he was able to spot and show us animals, birds and reptiles. He also took great care that everything was organised really well. A really professional and experienced Guide- he was great. Also a special mention for our driver Gerardo who kept us safe and comfortable all week.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be prepared for wet weather ( condensation as Ozzie called it) , and the fact that its hard to get things dry. A good raincoat or poncho was invaluable. You also need warm weather stuff, but remember someone has to haul your bag up on top of the bus!! Investigate additional activities - each hotel had brochures as well as the additional activities identified by Exodus. Some of us did a kayak safari float, a night nature walk, surfing etc.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Costa Rica was recommended to me by other Exodus travellers and I would do the same. Tourism is well organised and that means it feels safe to travel there. It is also a really great place to explore diverse environments from rain forests, rivers, oceans and beaches. Go for it!
  • Reviewed November 2013
    Anonymous

    TRAILS OF COSTA RICA

    A unique trip to a wonderful country.  Costa Rica is beautiful, its flora and fauna are gorgeous.  This new itinerary covers northern and north/western areas with the diversity of rainforest, volcanic landscape, cloud forest and Pacific coastline.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I enjoyed every single day of this trip but particularly three (optional) activities: (1) Monteverde hanging bridges.  A lovely walk in the tranquillity of the cloud forest.(2) Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve river safari.  We saw all three monkeys found in the region (howler, spider and white-faced capuchin), many exotic birds, caimen, butterflies, so much more.(3) The boat trip at Samara (although I would have preferred a bigger boat with more shelter from the sun).  We had a magical encounter with a  huge pod of spotted dophins which included many calves and several acrobats performing all the tricks - hurling themselves out of the ocean, doing flip flops and even tail walking.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Jose Saenz was excellent - everything I have come to expect of an Exodus leader.  Efficient, personable, likeable, good-humoured, extremely knowledgeable re Costa Rica's flora and fauna, soon tuning into our individual interests and concerns and going that extra mile to look after us.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Three essentials for this trip - a poncho, binoculars and Deet (especially in Samara).  And a few words of Spanish - always appreciated.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Because I was visiting in the rainy season I expected it to rain a lot - and Costa Rica did not disappoint!  We had several downpours of biblical proportions and spectacular thunder and lightning storms.  However, there are real advantages in travelling at this time - fewer tourists at many of the venues and in restaurants, better access to river channels, less extreme heat.We were a micro-group (just three of us) and Jose was our guide/driver.  This was my 11th Exodus trip but the first time I have travelled in such a small group.  In fact this proved to be a very enjoyable experience (thank-you, Suzy and Tim) allowing us the flexibility to set our own schedule.  In practice, we soon realised (with Jose's input) that it was best to start our days early and complete our activities around lunchtime (after which the rains inevitably arrived), usually leaving afternoons free for us to do our own thing - swimming (all the lodges/hotels had pools), spa treatments or just relaxing. Tourism is very important to Costa Rica's economy and it shows.  The standard of accommodation was pleasing and everywhere we went we were greeted warmly and service standards were top notch.  We ate well - delicious, fresh, local produce especially fruit (pineapple - divine) and vegetables, eggs at breakfast cooked to order and we had many tasty meals at lovely restaurants (Chilean Sauvignon Blanc recommended) and pit-stop cafes.  I thought food was very good value for money (compared to London prices). I have been back from this holiday for ten days now but the feel good factor of my visit to Costa Rica has yet to wear off!
  • Reviewed November 2013
    Gail Clark

    costa Rica multi activity trip

    This trip was sold as a multi activity trip which was very misleading. While you did a variety of activities they lasted on average 1.5hrs and two activities are described as hikes when in actual fact we were shared the flat trail with a coach load of OAPs complete with their walking sticks and another was only 2.6km. The majority of the trip was spent sitting around in restaurants waiting for something to happen. If you want an active trip, to see wildlife and get a feel for a country I highly recommend you do not pick this trip. It was very disappointing

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    NA

    Reply from Exodus

    Reply from Exodus

    We would like to thank Gail for her review, although we were very sorry to hear that the trip did not match her expectations in terms of the activities included. Although this is a short itinerary, we include white water rafting, zip-lining, mountain biking, a visit to a hot spring, two national park walks and a catamaran/snorkelling trip. In addition, there are many other optional activities available locally, but we have reviewed Gail’s feedback with our local operator to ascertain why she had so much free time; this is very unusual feedback for this trip as there are so many activities to do. Gail’s tour leader was very sorry to hear of her dissatisfaction and we are following up on the routes taken during the walks as these are not normally as short as Gail has mentioned. Although this is an active trip, the pace is often slow on walks as there is plenty of wildlife to see and to get the best results we find that it is best when group’s approach quietly.

    Vicky Boughton - Trip Manager for Costa Rica

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

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