India Tiger Safari Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Destinations:
India
Programmes:
Wildlife
Trip Code:
WIW
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

16 Days Flight Inclusive
15 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

Bengal tigers are a highly seductive class-A predator; they are also desperately endangered. Seeing one in the wild is intoxicating, that is why this comprehensive safari visits three of the best parks in India for this striped cat. There are many other animals to enjoy, but tigers remain top of the agenda throughout this itinerary. Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks are teeming with a variety of wildlife and all have something different to offer. All are ideal for viewing both predator and prey, and with fifteen game drives included the chances of seeing the magnificent Bengal tiger are greatly increased.

At a Glance

  • 13 nights standard hotels, 1 night air-conditioned sleeper train
  • Travel by 4WD, train and air-conditioned private bus 
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

Trip Highlights

  • In-depth wildlife tour
  • Fifteen game drives included
  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal

Is This Trip for You?

Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely).

This tour is not physically demanding, and therefore graded leisurely, however some of the days can be busy especially where travelling is combined with sightseeing. Please note there are a lot of very early morning starts as this is the best time to see tigers. There are some long days travelling, especially when taking the overnight train and when driving from park to park; this is generally down to the condition of the roads. The roads are generally pretty good, but local traffic and/or road damage after the monsoon can sometimes slow us down. The road between Pench and Kanha is known to be bad. We travel on comparatively quiet roads for at least half of the journey.

Please note that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are responsible for the conservation of many monuments in India, including the Taj Mahal, and very occasionally this may mean that work is taking place at sites visited on this trip. The ASI’s schedule is never published so it is not possible to forewarn our clients of when work will be taking place.

GAME DRIVE REGULATIONS - BOOK EARLY
Please note, that due to new regulations in national parks, booking game drives for groups has become increasingly difficult. In order to secure the game drives, and continue to operate the best tiger trips, we have had to introduce some new guidelines and conditions. 

The management of national parks by the Indian authorities and the system for booking game drives has changed significantly in the last 18 months. As a result the number of jeeps that can now
enter national parks has been reduced, and all game drives need to be booked and paid for much further in advance. In addition, we must provide a list of client names and passport details at the time of booking each game drive. Once game drives are booked, they are non‐refundable and name changes are not permitted. This means that you cannot change or swap jeeps during the trip. With this in mind, since it is 4 people to a jeep, please let us know at the time of booking if you are a group of 5 (or more) travelling together with separate bookings, to ensure that you are seated appropriately in the jeeps.

Due to on‐going changes in the system, the following guidelines and conditions now apply to all bookings:


1) We cannot guarantee the operation of any departure until we have the necessary game drives secured. Our aim is to secure game drives from a variety of gates/zones as per the itinerary, but please be aware that this is subject to availability. The date at which we book the game drives will vary depending as to when the booking system allows us to do so for your departure.

2) It will sometimes be possible to book clients on to a departure of this tour after the game drives have been booked, but large supplements are likely to be incurred. If we have made initial game drive bookings for a departure we may need to wait until we have a further 3 or 4 clients ready to book before we can secure an additional jeep.

3) At the time of booking we will ask you for the standard Exodus deposit plus £400 towards the game drives as once these are booked, they are non‐refundable. If for any reason we are unable to secure the game drives and we have to cancel the trip, you will of course receive a full refund.

4) We want to encourage all clients to book this trip as far in advance as possible; we are confident that we should be able to secure the game drives needed on most occasions if clients book 4/5 months in advance of the departure date.

5) It is important that we have your correct passport details at the time of booking. If you end up travelling on a different passport it is imperative that you carry your old passport, or a photocopy of it, with you. If this isn't possible you will need a letter from the passport agency regarding the change of passport, specifying the details of the old passport and the details of the new passport issued.

We regret that these measures are necessary, but we are of course keen to ensure that we secure the game drives as early as possible and to ensure this we must work within the parameters of the Indian government's current systems.

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

Our Indian team has proved very popular with clients with their incredible knowledge, passion and hospitality adding greatly to the experience. There is no better way to experience Indian culture than having a local guide show you around their country.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Nagpur
End City:
Delhi

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Nagpur; transfer to Pench.

    Those not on the group flight will need to make their way to the start hotel in Nagpur (which is shown on your joining instructions) by 1.30pm in order to meet the rest of the group prior to the onward transfer.  The drive to Pench National Park where your safari adventures begin will take approximately 3 hours. 
    Pench Jungle Camp or similar

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Days 2-3

    Four game drives over two days in Pench N.P.

    Pench National Park, nestling in the lower southern reaches of the Satpuda hills is named after Pench River, meandering through the park from north to south. The undulating terrain of Pench is covered with small hills and well stocked Teak (Tectona Grandis) forest. Pench is one of the tiger reserves included in Project Tiger. Besides tiger, there is a huge array of other wildlife such as leopard, monkey, deer, nillgai and bird life. Together with the scenery, the game drives will make for a fascinating and exciting days. During our time in Pench we include 4 game drives in the itinerary. 
    Pench Jungle Camp or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Transfer to Kanha National Park.

    We depart in the morning and drive to Kanha National Park. Although the distance is not far, the journey usually takes approximately 4 hours. On arrival there is time to relax by the pool and share wildlife stories with your fellow travellers. 
    Celebration Van Vilas or similiar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Days 5-7

    Five game drives over three days in Kanha N.P.

    Created in 1974 and often described as India's greatest wildlife reserve, Kanha is vast. Covering approximately 1,945 sq. km of undulating terrain, the elevation ranges from 450m to 900m with expansive grasslands, plateaus and dramatic rocky escarpments providing a home to literally hundreds of species of wildlife. The tiger population has been affected by poaching in recent years but the huge abundance of animals make the game drives a memorable experience. Kanha is an Indian wildlife park of the imagination whose atmosphere and apparently endless landscape can rightly be described as Kiplingesque. The park signifies the start of India's attempt to protect the tiger and was the site of the first ever scientific study by the zoologist George Shaller. Nowadays the park is seen throughout India as a model for excellent wildlife management. During our time in Kanha we include 5 game drives in the itinerary.
    Celebration Van Vilas or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Transfer to Bandhavgarh National Park

    We leave Kanha National Park after breakfast and drive to Bandhavgarh, stopping en route for refreshments. This journey will take approximately 6 - 7 hours. On arrival there is free time to settle in. 
    Nature Heritage Resort or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Days 9-11

    Six game drives over three days in Bandhavgarh N.P.

    At only 437 sq. km. Bandhavgarh is one of the smaller National Parks and enjoys an impressive setting with a stunning cliff-top fort overlooking grasslands, birch forests and bamboo that provide cover for the plentiful indigenous wildlife. In common with many other parks, Bandhavgarh is home to a wide variety of game including leopard, sloth bear, gaur, sambar, chital, jungle cat, wild pig and of course tiger. The healthy population of approximately 60-70 animals means that this park has the highest tiger density of any of India's reserves. Aside from the game and the tigers, the park also plays host to up to 150 species of birds including many on the migratory trail, such as the Steepe eagle. During our stay in this beautiful rugged national park the itinerary includes 6 games drives. 
    Nature Heritage Resort or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 12

    Drive to Katni; overnight train to Agra.

    This morning we drive to Katni Railway Station; this drive is approximately 3 hours. We will stop for refreshments, conveniences and any photo opportunities along the way. This evening we will catch the overnight train to Agra.

    Overnight Sleeper Train

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 13

    Arrive Agra; visit Agra Fort; sunset at the Taj Mahal.

    Arriving in Agra in the morning we transfer to our hotel. Of course, no stay in Agra would be complete without a visit to the beautiful white marble Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. The Taj is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor; the white marble exterior changes colour according to the position of the sun during the day and is matched by the rich interior detail. Within striking distance is the imposing Red Fort of Akbar, third of the Moghul Emperors, whose mighty sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. It is here that the latter spent his last years, imprisoned by his own son Aurangzeb. 
    Howard Plaza The Fern or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 14

    Drive to Delhi; free afternoon.

    After breakfast we will leave for Delhi. En route we will stop for lunch, and we will arrive at our hotel in the afternoon. You are then free to relax or explore the sites of New and Old Delhi.  Your Tour Leader can organise an optional sightseeing trip if you prefer.  (From time to time trains can be delayed and so this option will depend on whether time allows)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 15

    End Delhi.

    Those on the flight inclusive package will depart for London this morning for the daytime flight back to London; Land Only arrangements will finish after check-out from the hotel.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels & Sleeper Train

During your trip you will spend 13 nights in en suite hotels and 1 night on an air conditioned sleeper train. In Pench, Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks we will stay in forest lodges with fully equipped modern facilities and attached bathrooms; standards between the 3 lodges can be different. Please note that at times if our lodge/hotel is overbooked the accommodation will be arranged in well-made comfortable tents fitted with electric lights and attached toilet with shower with hot and cold water readily available.

Overnight Train Journeys - The overnight train from Katni to Agra will be booked in 2-tier sleeper A/C (or 3-tier if 2-tier is not available). There are many excellent trains in India; however the standard of seating and sleeping is not in line with European standards.

Single accommodation available on request from GBP 360 (excludes sleeper trains)

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

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Single supplement from £400.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

Breakfast and 11 dinners are included.

You should allow around £3 (US$5) per day for lunch and £10 (US$15) for dinner (when not included). You can eat out very cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In Agra and Delhi there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to with a wide range of dishes on offer; whilst at the national parks there are usually some non spicy curries but these are in limited supply. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approximately £3 (US$5). Mineral water is widely available. Please note that service in restaurants can be quite slow.

Transportation

We use a combination of private minibus, SUV's and a train for our journey as well as using jeeps in the national parks. Jeeps are exclusive to Exodus guests with only 4 allocated to each. All vehicles except jeeps will be air-conditioned.

Train journeys: the overnight train from Katni to Agra will be booked in second-class (2 tier) A/C sleeper (occasionally we may have to use 3 tier if this is unavailable). See accommodation section for further information.

Game drives: At Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh, we use jeeps (please note we only put 4 group members in each jeep allowing you extra space and comfort). During the game drives each jeep will be accompanied by a local forest guard; please note that they are not local guides and their english skills and wildlife knowledge may not be at the same level as your Exodus leader. The Exodus leader will rotate between jeeps throughout the trip.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

September to April is the ideal time to visit these areas of northern India. Days are normally warm to hot and nights cool or mild. Humidity is very low and little or no rain can be expected. In March/April and September/October it can get very hot during the day. Evenings in Delhi and at the game parks can be surprisingly cool, so bring a jumper or lightweight fleece as well as sun hat, sun cream and sunglasses. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings between December and February and you should be prepared for this. You should bring additional warm clothing such as good fleece jackets, gloves and a scarf as it can drop to near freezing.

Weather Charts

Agra, India

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 16 days

The group flight from London is an overnight flight departing the day before Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

The group flight is from London to Nagpur and arrives early in the morning on day 1. On arrival you will be transfered to the start hotel where you will stay for the night.  The group will meet up in the afternoon of day 1 for the transfer to Pench National Park. Please note flight times may change and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.  

Travelling land only: 15 days starting in Nagpur and ending in Delhi

Your trip begins at the start hotel on the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary.  You will need to make your way to the start hotel (which is listed on your joining instructions) by 1.30pm in order to meet the rest of the group for the onward transfer to Pench National Park. 

If you are not booked on the group flight and you do not reach the start hotel on time you will need to pay locally or an additional transfer to Pench National Park in order to catch up with the group. 

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.

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

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Exodus has booked it. 

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight ‐ please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

Location start:
Nagpur
Location end:
Delhi

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Sunhat

Sun cream and lip salve with sun protection

Sunglasses

Light casual clothing

Warm sweater/fleece

Cotton scarf or bandana

Torch Trainers/Walking shoes

Sandals/Flip-flops

Anti-bacterial hand gel

Small personal first aid kit

Additional warm base layer (for Winter departures)

Scarf and gloves (for Winter departures)

Cable lock, or small chain and padlock, to lock your bag up on the train

Mens and womens clothing should cover shoulders and be on or below the knee. Women especially should always dress conservatively to avoid unwanted attention and not to cause offence; vests, tight fitting trousers, short skirts and shorts are not recommended.

It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings, particularly between November and February, and you should be prepared for this. You should bring additional warm clothing such as good fleece jackets, gloves and a scarf as it can drop to near freezing.

It doesn't matter what type of bag or case you use on this trip although it is preferable to use a soft holdall (with wheels if necessary) or rucksack/travelsack as they tend to be easier to manage on the overnight trains. You should also bring a small day bag for your valuable items.

Please note:

As of November 2019 the Indian government has announced a ban on e-cigarettes and related products.  You will be unable to buy e-cigarettes in India or bring them into the country. Please ensure you do not pack these in your luggage.

Optional Equipment

Light waterproof

Earplugs

Money belt

Travel pillow

Internal Flights Weight Limit

15 kg

Practical Information

Passport

India

All nationalities require a full passport which must be machine readable, with 2 blank pages for your visa and valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa  application. However, the guidelines regarding passport validity on arrival in India are unclear. To avoid possible problems at immigration, make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of entry into India.  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 below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. 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

India

Visas are required if you are British and for most other nationalities. For UK residents full details of the visa process can be found here. Other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies.

If your trip visits Ladakh, in the very north of India, or Sikkim in the northeast, do not mention this on your Indian visa application. This can sometimes slow down or even cause the embassy to reject your visa.

When you reach immigration, you are required to pick up an immigration form. If you have an e-visa, ensure you stand in the correct queue - please follow the signs to the e-visa booth (in Delhi this is at the back of the immigration hall). You will need to fill out an additional form at the booth - please make sure that you have the details of your start hotel ready (these details can be found on your Final Joining Instructions).

 

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

Vaccination

India

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, 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, therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. Some of our India trips spend time at altitude. In regions over approx. 2000m, there is low to no risk of mosquito-borne diseases. For trips going to altitudes of over 3000m there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please see the TRIP NOTES for further information.

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

Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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

India's Timezone:
Asia/Kolkata IST (GMT +05:30)

Electricity

India's Electricity:

In India the voltage is 230/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

Power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and M. It varies greatly which is used in different locations. M is the least used. There are recharging facilities at all the hotels, though the electricity supply is not 100% reliable but it is usually only off for short periods of time.

Money

India's Currency

The national currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR), with an exchange rates at the time of publication (September 2019) GBP£1 - 88 INR, CAN$1 - 54 INR, US$1 - 71 INR, AUS$1 - 48 INR.

It is illegal to import or export rupees. Do not accept torn or (very) dirty Indian banknotes from banks or in change as they will almost certainly not be accepted as legal tender in India. Please ask for low denomination notes of 100 and 500 Rupees as the new 2000 Rupee notes can be difficult to use out of Delhi. You can change money back from Rupees into Pounds or Dollars at Delhi airport (before going through security), but you must produce an exchange receipt showing that you changed money in India.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are now widely available in the main towns (Visa and MasterCard are best) though you should not rely on these 100% of the time, so please take some cash with you as well. Please inform your bank before departure that you are travelling to India and carry the relevant telephone number with you in case they put a block on your card. You can pay with credit cards in bigger shops all over India. As this trip spends a lot of time in more remote areas where ATM machines will not be available please make sure you carry enough cash with you.  You can bring Sterling or US Dollars.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Money change facilities are available at the hotel in Nagpur and they offer a better rate than the airport does. So please change most of your money here as there will be few opportunities to do so as we travel between the National parks. You can change money back from Rupees into Pounds or Dollars at Delhi airport; this has to be done before you go through security and please note that only 1 or 2 small outlets accept Rupees in the departure lounge (the Duty Free shop does not accept Rupees), you must produce an exchange receipt showing that you changed money in India.

It is recommended that you allow at least £5 (US$8) per day for personal expenditure such as stamps, postcards and soft drinks. 

There is now very little opportunity for optional game drives but if there is a chance they will cost approximately £65 - £90 (US$86-119) per jeep depending upon the zones/gates you will access in the park (based on 1- 4 persons per jeep). Recently, the park charges have been revised and some zones have been declared as premium zones with higher entrance charges. This has been done to regulate the game drives and the park managements aim at reducing pressure on the park. All optional game drives should be booked and paid for locally (Please note the cost of game drives can change without our knowledge: the prices are correct at the time of publication).

Tipping

Tipping is very much part of the culture in India and is usually expected. Tipping can often be an awkward affair, especially when in an unfamiliar country where you are not sure when or how much to tip. As such, your tour leader will offer to arrange and look after a group tipping kitty which will be used to tip hotel staff, drivers as well as any other support staff used throughout your trip. Your leader will suggest how much to contribute, depending on group size, but it is usually in the region of 3000 INR (approx. GBP£34 or US$45) per person. At any time during the trip your leader will be happy to show you an account of how the kitty is being distributed. Please note that for smaller groups the leader may have to collect more than the above amount.

Tipping of leaders is not included in the kitty and is at your own discretion. If you wish to show your appreciation a tip of around £2-3 (CAD $3-5, USD $3-4, AUD$4-6)   per person per day would be appreciated. By definition, gratuities are not something that can be included in the tour price.

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… 

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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 & Development 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 our website for online bookings, 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.