Sunrise in the Wadi Rum

A Week in Jordan

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Visit the highlights of Jordan

Jordan is an ideal destination for a one-week adventure tour. Bursting with things to see and do this activity holiday includes the best of what this magnificent country has to offer, visiting all the major sites of interest. We will have two full days to explore the spectacular 'Rose-red city' of Petra and a guided visit around Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. There is time to 'float' in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and snorkel (optional) over the beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea. We will also explore the fabulous scenery in the desert at Wadi Rum, where we take a 4WD excursion into the more remote regions and camp out like the Bedouin.


  • Discover Petra's secrets, with two full days at the labyrinthine rose-red city
  • Experience Bedouin life at a desert camp in Wadi Rum
  • Stroll through the ancient streets of Roman Jerash
  • Put your feet up and float in the mystical Dead Sea
  • Visit Mt Nebo, claimed to be Moses' burial site

Key information

  • 7 nights hotels, 1 night private camp
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus and 4WD in Wadi Rum
  • Group normally 4 to 20 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations

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… 


  • Day 1

    Fly to Amman; transfer to Amman hotel.

    Fly to Amman; transfer to Amman hotel. The hotel is a 35 minute transfer from the airport.
    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 2

    Visit Jerash and float in the Dead Sea.

    This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived to any extent, with a dramatic oval forum, colonnaded main streets which remarkably have the drains still intact, two theatres and the impressive temple of Zeus. After a good look around we head south to the Dead Sea in time for a 'float' in the saline waters. In the evening we return to Amman.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Drive down King's Highway to Petra via Mt Nebo, Madaba and Kerak.

    Today is a long driving day down the King's Highway which transports us up and down huge 'wadis' (valleys). There are several stops of interest en route including Madaba, known as the city of the mosaics, Mt Nebo and Kerak, which is a magnificent fortified town. Further south we reach the magnificent city of Petra; Jordan's premier historic site and one of the world's most outstanding ancient cities.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Days 4-5

    Two full days to explore the expansive sights of Petra.

    Two full days to explore Petra, the 'Rose-red city, half as old as time'. Petra was hidden for centuries until the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the sixth century BC. Building at Petra began in the third century BC and continued through the Roman period, financed by taxes levied on the desert caravans. Two features of Petra are unique: firstly, it is a city made defensible by being built down a series of chasms, rather than on a hilltop. Secondly, it is built directly into the rock - beautiful red and yellow sandstone carved into the most impressive facades which glow in the brilliant sunlight.

    To enter Petra we must begin by walking down a narrow chasm, known as the Siq, surrounded by high cliffs on either side. Unveiled at the end of the Siq is El Khazneh, the Treasury. This is just the first breathtaking sight of a remarkable day. Continuing to the centre of the city, we pass the houses and tombs of the rich citizens and the remarkable scale of the site begins to unveil itself. A long walk beyond the centre is El Deir, the monastery, with its superb facade topped by a huge urn (the walk up is by a series of steps). There is so much to take in and explore and some of this can be done on horseback - your tour leader will be able to assist if required.

    (Please note that due to current Jordanian group regulations the journey down the Siq on horseback is part of the ticket price - it costs US$10 and is included in the tour price. It is possible to walk this section for those who would prefer but the cost of the ride is part of the entrance fee and therefore cannot be refunded.)

    On one of the days we take a walk to the High Places where few people visit. This can be quite arduous and is not recommended for those who are unsure of their fitness. However, those who do make it to the top are rewarded with wonderful views over parts of the site visited on the previous day.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    To the Wadi Rum desert; 4WD excursion and overnight in a Bedouin camp.

    This morning we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way south to Wadi Rum, a beautiful desert area where dramatic sandstone mountains rise from the sandy desert floor. This is where Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faisal assembled the Arab tribes for the attack on Aqaba in the First World War and also where sections of the 1962 epic film were shot.

    We join our Bedouin guides for a 2-hour 4x4 trip to explore the highlights of the proteced area. Towards the end of the day we return to our private camp, located near the small village of Disseh where we enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality and may have the chance to sleep out under the stars.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 7

    Morning in Wadi Rum; desert drive to Aqaba; free afternoon to relax or optional snorkelling over the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

    We wake amidst the dramatic desert scenery and then make our way on to Aqaba, Jordan's port and holiday resort, famous for beautiful coral reefs. We have free time to lounge on the beach, swim, or snorkelling. Your leader will be able to advise you on which are the best private beaches to visit as the public beaches generally do not have as many facilities. There are several good restaurants in Aqaba for our evening meal together.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    To Amman; citadel tour and free time.

    In the morning we travel back to Amman on the fast Desert Highway. In the afternoon you will be given a guided tour of Amman and then any additional time is free to explore the city or for some last minute shopping!
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9

    Fly to London.

    Fly to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast

Essential Info



Visas are required by most nationalities, including British, and can be obtained at the border or Amman airport. At time of print, visa fees (usually 40JOD) have been waived for all nationalities travelling to Jordan with a tour operator and spending a minimum of 2 nights in country. Our airport representative will meet and assist you with obtaining the free visa on arrival in Jordan at Customs & Immigration. He will be carrying an Exodus sign.

For more information on the free Jordan Visa, please see the link below:



There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and one evening meal in Wadi Rum are included.
Whilst staying in hotels we usually eat in local restaurants and on some occasions the leader will take those who wish to a restaurant for a 'mezze' style meal. These allow fast service with a variety of good quality food for the group and usually cost 10-15 JOD pp. Allow about £200-£250 (approx. US$320-400) to cover these meals. If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice; however, mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a good, filling choice. There is also a good choice of seafood available when at the Red Sea.


Spring and autumn are very popular as it is cooler at around 24ºC in the day and down to 8ºC at night. Rain is more likely but protracted bad weather is unlikely. Summer in Jordan is hot and dry but not unpleasant. Daytime maximum temperatures are around 32ºC in Amman. Aqaba is very hot when the air is still, but there is usually a breeze. Rain is unusual but possible. In winter it is generally crisp and warm in the day, approximately 10-15ºC. However desert temperatures can approach freezing or below at night. There are even occasions when it snows in Jordan during winter.

Is this trip for you?

Although this is a cultural trip, some days (such as those in Petra) can be long and tiring. To walk up to the High Place of Sacrifice on days 4 or 5 you should have a reasonable level of fitness. Your leader will be able to offer you further advice about the walk.
Whilst camping in Wadi Rum please be aware that although the campsite does have plumbed toilets and running water there are no showers and facilities are basic.

The holy month of Ramadan runs from the 27th May to the 25th June in 2017. During this time the opening hours to sites and museums may be affected by an hour or two. The leader will be aware of this and adapt your day to accommodate this. Purchasing snacks and meals during the day may also be affected slightly. It does need to be recognised that the energy levels of our local staff may be a bit lower during this period. Having said this, Ramadan is a unique time to visit a Muslim country - each evening the streets empty for an hour while everyone breaks their fast, and there's a feeling of festivity in the air at night


Hotels and Camp

We spend 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Amman, 3 nights in Petra, and 1 night in Aqaba. We will also have 1 night staying in a Wadi Rum desert camp. The private camp will be for the sole use of the Exodus group and offers an unforgettable experience.

Throughout the tour we use comfortable hotels with en suite facilities and air conditioning. All of the hotels we use have been thoroughly researched and are selected for their comfort and location. In some cases we may use less central hotels in the interests of comfort. Accommodation in Petra is limited and demands on the infrastructure are high; this creates occasional problems with hot water and general plumbing for all hotels. The accommodation we use here is generally the most basic 3-star of the week, however it is in an excellent location and offers a warm welcome. If our preferred hotel is unavailable at times we may use a hotel of a higher standard a little further away from the centre of Petra. In this case a shuttle service to/from the hotel will be provided.

One night will be spent in the Wadi Rum desert. Our private camp will be for the use of your group only. Traditional style tents are equipped with basic beds and blankets. There are plumbed toilets and basins, and simple shower facilities with (limited) hot water.

In very rare instances we may need to amend the order of the itinerary but we will ensure that all the elements of the itinerary are still included and site visits are of the same duration.

The single supplement is available on request. Please enquire at the time of booking for details and up-to-date prices.


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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed April 2017
    Kathryn Forrester

    Week in Jordan.

    The perfect introduction to this fascinating and beautiful county. Only put very good due to the hotel choice in Amman, it was not the one we were expecting and not the quality of the one we had originally been booked into. This was down to the local company not exodus.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Petra, 99% of the group said this was the main reason for going to Jordan, and it certainly lived up to and in most cases exceeded expectations. I loved little Petra a nice little surprise. Floating in the dead sea is an experience not to be missed. We were there around sunset which was beautiful to watch.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zuhair was the perfect ambassador for Jordan. He was passionate about his country, it's culture and history. He was very knowledgeable and keen to share this with us and other who wanted to listen, this was great. Everywhere we went people knew him and spoke highly of him. He gave us good tips on places to eat, places to visit in our free time and took great care of us all.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Jordan is more expensive than you'd expect. The group meals generally cost around £20 per person. There are other extras that are not so clear in the trip itinerary such as ,camel riding at Wadi Rum, boat trip in Aqaba and 'snacks' on the road trips sections. Although generally less conservative that other middle Eastern countries suitable dress is essential especially in Aqaba, avoid public beaches unless covered suitably. That being said as a single female traveller I had no problems at all, unlike other countries I have travelled in.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    You need to be fit! Take comfortable shoes for the walking in Petra and a reusable water bottle. Remember its your holiday so don't be afraid to ask the guide for things you want.
  • Reviewed April 2017
    Robert Gray

    A Week in Jordan,our 1st trip with Exodus

    I have rated our "Week in Jordan" as Good,rather than Very Good,on the standard of the Hotels we stayed in throughout the trip. We enjoyed the company of our group of 20,and the craik was always good.We had a good guide and an excellent bus driver,not to mention our ever smiling Tourist Policeman. In the space of the week we covered all the main tourist sites and I was delighted to find the Jordanian street sellers accepted my "no thank you" with a"Welcome to Jordan" rather than following me around. The Exodus organisation,from time of booking was excellent,and many of our fellow travellers were Exodus regulars.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I'm not sure that inspirational is the correct description, but Jerash and Petra were the highlights of the trip as we expected them to be and our dip in the Dead Sea a photographic must. Kerak Castle a magnificent structure had us comparing with our local Carrickfergus Castle,built in the same era 1180,and how Moses must have felt standing on Mt Nebo looking across to "the Promised Land".............................. the downside, as is the case in many poorer countries,is the total lack of order,the rubbish dumped everywhere,unfinished buildings,enough! enough!.............and Aqaba would have been better left out of the schedule and an extra day in Amaan before returning home included.

    What did you think of your group leader?


    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    No the Web Site covers most of it.
  • Reviewed April 2017
    lucy pollard

    Safe and friendly country

    We have just returned from our week in Jordan with no hesitation in recommending it to others. Its a welcoming, friendly and cultural "must visit" country.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I was expecting the night in the desert to be my least favourite part of the trip (desert scenery isn't my thing and I thought the food and facilities would be low standard) but I think it ended up being my favourite and most inspirational day. Sitting around the campfire looking up at the stars (eating really delicious food) and then sleeping in a Bedouin tent was great fun. And the facilities were absolutely fine - I had a lovely hot shower in the morning.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Wael was incredibly proud and passionate about his country, and extremely well informed. He was skilled at making sure everyone on the trip had a good time and was always available to answer any question - even when we asked him some quite challenging ones on religion and human nature!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take a good range of clothing to cover all temperatures and don't forget it rains there. Amman is quite high altitude wise so was far cooler than I expected.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Jordan is a moderate country and although it is very close to Syria it felt peaceful and safe. If you cant go a week without alcohol then take some duty free with you so you can have a nightcap in your room.
  • Reviewed March 2017
    Ann Burnett

    A week in Jordan

    Thoroughly great trip!! This was my first Exodus trip and I decided to share a room. I did not regret this once, as my room mate was lovely and this added to the experience and meant there was no quiet time in my room waiting for dinner. There were 20 of us, which was initially worrying, but it all worked out very well, as we all got on brilliantly. There were 10 solos and 5 couples (including friends that had come together).

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I am deliberately going to leave out the obvious places because you can read about them in the other reviews. I loved the boat trip on the Red Sea (for the scenery as much as for the snorkelling). I was surprised by the extent of Jerash - 2 large ampitheatres as well as many other sights. The citadel in Amman and the views from there were great. The Jordan people were so friendly at the Citadel and the sound of the call to prayer rising up from the city was great.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zuhair was very friendly and he organised us very well. I don't think we quite realised how much work he was putting in behind the scenes as it appeared effortless.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As it has been said in other reviews, it was freezing in Wadi Rum in February. Don't hesitate to ask for as many blankets as possible. I was freezing and I was wearing a woolly hat, scarf and many of my clothes. Don't forget to look at the stars in Wadi Rum - only some of our group did this. If possible, do try to walk to the Monastery in Petra and to the High Place of Sacrifice. You can email Exodus beforehand to find out the age of the group and how many solo travellers are in the group. I did not do this but I would on my next trip.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Food is more expensive than I thought, presumably due to the reduction in value of the pound
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Elsbeth Headley

    A week in Jordan

    A busy and hugely varied week in Jordan. Every day we did something and saw something new - I loved the variety of the holiday and the different experiences you can have in such a short time in relatively small country

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    There were many - but seeing Petra for the first time really was amazing. And we all loved it despite the freezing weather! Also getting a sense for the dramatic scenery of Jordan in the hills - this was something i wasn't really expecting, but the scenery was absolutely outstanding.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zahair was a good leader. He was ill during the middle of our trip, which was unfortunate, but overall his passion for his country and his pride in it shone through.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If travelling in the winter months, bring plenty of warm clothes. A sleeping bag for the night at Wadi rum is essential (not optional as the trip notes suggest!).

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The group meals can add up to quite a pricey holiday....local options are always available but it means splitting from the group to eat. But local meals can be a third of the price of where you're taken with the group (ie to more touristy places). Some of the more budget conscious travellers in our group struggled to always eat with the group, which was a shame.
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Christine Brookes

    "Welcome in Jordan"

    Was the constant greeting and we were certainly made to feel so (and very safe) "Hello. Look at that! " from our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely accomodating local guide Petra was on most of our minds (made even more special by the fantastic 'reveal' by our guide - so very thoughtful) However our trip included so many other fantastic facets - Roman city of Jerash and peace and vastness of Wadi Rum

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Jordan Valley I had no idea that it extended to Great Rift Valley Quite humbling

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zuhir was particularly great at knowing what our group would find more interesting

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Definitely come! Exodus travellers are from a variety of backgrounds but have a shared interest in a more authentic way of group travel A Week In Jordan is a great introduction to an extremely unique country, it's people andcustoms

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Aqaba was not particularly to my taste but mainly as I prefer off the beaten track locations Amman is an amazing city Would have been good to have spent a bit more time in local souks etc
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Alan Long

    A week of discovery

    There is nothing I can say about Jordan that others who have travelled to this country have not said before. We were a large group, 20 in all, age ranging from 20`s to 60`s but unusually with a large group we all got on so well together. We started our trip with a visit to Jerash, nothing could have prepared us for the shear volume that was there with even more yet to be uncovered, absolutely fantastic to stand there in the footprints of these ancient people who created these wonders. Onto the Dead sea, I thought it was going to warmer than it was but those of us who went in had a quick float around, a pity we could not see the sites in Israel over the other side of the sea as it was quite misty. Petra was next for us, the Treasury was revealed to by a trick the guide (Zuhair) played on us and what a site, although this is really only a fraction of what is there.We spent 2 days walking around, up and over in awe at the scale and colours, every corner revealing another site or view to take your breath away. Ah camping in the desert hold that thought, how romantic, after a 4x4 ride in the desert we climbed aboard our camels for a ride again into the desert. on our return dinner was prepared but due to a strong wind we ate inside a really smokey large tent. Those of us who brought along a sleeping bag did ok but the the temperature dropped and it was cold, yes it really was. To complete our trip we moved onto Aqaba which was different again, much like many sea ports in the middle east. I found this trip so enlightening and awe inspiring to be the best of the many I have been on with exodus, thank you.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    This has to be the 2 days went spent in Petra.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zuhair, what can I say about this man, He was amazing, funny, a story teller,always there for us as a group. A truly great reason to go on trips like this, Zuhair`s enthusiasm for his country and it`s people comes over so well

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Travel to Jordan with an open mind and be prepared for a fantastic trip of discovery.
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Peter Healy

    Jordan - the Holiday That Just Keeps Giving!

    The trip ‘A Week in Jordan’ is an experience that can leave even the most literate and verbally gifted (‘gobby’) at a loss for the right words to describe it. I was part of a 20-strong group that seemed to get on unusually well. There were some seriously seasoned travellers amongst us, yet we all came to the same conclusions, the same thoughts: time and again the destinations proved to be far larger and far grander than we had imagined. Jerash (an introductory diversion I believed) turned out to be a wonder in itself. Huge in expanse, so intricately detailed in parts, and as yet still so unexplored. In the West the word ‘Biblical’ is often used to describe something enormously significant – in Jordan ‘Biblical’ sites are dotted all around – like puzzle clues to a hidden image too big for the mind to grasp. The landscape becomes more than background. It becomes a fiery crucible on which you can imagine humans struggling and suffering just to stay alive through key moments in History. This is a land that does not seem ‘tamed’ by humans. I suspect this quality is a factor in why so many of the world religions have had their genesis nearby? But that’s enough of the florid prose. Let us skip to the star of the show: Petra. No images, no movie scenes (and there have been many) could ever capture the mind-blowing scale of this site. The famous ‘Treasury’ (as seen in Indiana Jones, Sinbad, The Mummy etc.) is just a particularly pretty door… that leads into a house of ancient wonders. The two days spent here are a lifetime investment.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Petra viewed from the Hills above.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Zuhair is (officially) the 8th Modern Wonder of the World.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    1) Bring a sleeping bag ig going late in season to Wadi Rum (I stupidly did not, and died of cold). People cried. 2) Learn a handful of phrases (Thankyou etc.) - Jordanians are much more into politeness than most. 3) Try to convince yourself that you LOVE the 4.30 alarm call. Then go back to bed.
  • Reviewed November 2016
    Mary Wild

    A Week in Jordan

    Very interesting week. Gave me a feeling of what the country is all about and a better perspective on the Middle East countries in general.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Snorkelling in the Red Sea. The coral reef and the fish were an unexpected delight. Very good boat trip.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sami was very informative when he wanted to be. Obviosly very knowledeable but I think sufffreing from tourist fatigue. Some days I felt that he was just giving the blurb as he had done a million times before with no desire to promote a discussion or answer questions

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Dont go to the 'Dinner at a Bedoin House' - just a nice earner for Sami and his mate.Huge price for a plate of rice and gristly lamb. Also make your own plans instead of the group Turkish bath as you will get individualised service. The facilities are not designed for 15 people at a time . Several of the group dinners were also backhanders to mates I think.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The coach driver did long hours on challenging roads up the mountains . He did a great job
  • Reviewed November 2016
    Julia Downey

    An amazing week in Jordan

    Petra had been on my wish list for years and didn't disappoint. I hadn't done my home work and was a bit surprised by the scale: a twelve mile walk including the Monastery.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Bizarrely, the night in the desert where we caught the first rain of the year: the idyll of sleeping out under the stars was replaced by the wet dog smell of a Bedouin tent.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Sami was extremely knowledgeable and very welcoming.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Enjoy everything : Jerash, the Dead Sea, mosaics at Madaba, snorkeling in the Red Sea. These were all bonuses on top of Petra. I never felt unsafe in Jordan.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Veggies don't fare well everywhere: I needed my emergency Baby Bels, and bought some almonds too.

Dates & Prices

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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