Cycle Morocco's Great South

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Trip code: 
MMI
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Cycling
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–15

Pedal through Morocco from the Atlas Mountains to the coast 

Encompassing the best of Morocco, this trip will take us past the foothills of Mt Toubkal, golden Kasbahs, impressive gorges and the long sandy beach of Essaouira. This spectacular route follows smooth tarmac roads and climbs over high mountain passes that reward you with spectacular vistas of the High Atlas Mountains. A real highlight is riding through Paradise Valley, close to Imouzzer, where a palm-filled valley leads to a high pass with views down to the ocean below. After all the riding we will receive a warm welcome from a range of great hotels including a traditional Riad.

Highlights

  • Ride from the Atlas Mountains to the coast
  • Conquer challenging climbs and exciting descents
  • Explore Marrakech and Essaouira

Key information

  • 6 nights hotels, 2 nights in traditional Moroccan riads
  • 6 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • 90% tarmac, 10% unsurfaced roads
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader and drivers. Min age 16 yrs

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Local bike hire

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Pace:

Moderate: 13-16km/8-10miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; 90% tarmac, 10% unsurfaced roads

Day by day breakdown
Day 263.0km/39.0miles
Day 373.0km/45.0miles
Day 460.0km/37.0miles
Day 570.0km/43.0miles
Day 645.0km/28.0miles
Day 760.0km/37.0miles

Responsible Travel

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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

  • Day 1

    Fly to Marrakech.

    Fly to Marrakech. If you arrive in Marrakech with enough time we recommend walking or taking a taxi into the old city. Here you can explore the old walled medina and its winding alleyways which are filled with souks selling everything from street food to pottery and jewellery.
    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 2

    Transfer to Tadmamt; cycle in the foothills of Mt Toubkal to Ijoukak.

    We transfer out of Marrakech this morning to Tadmamt and begin our cycling journey into the foothills of Mt Toubkal. After a nice warm up on a wonderful undulating road, we enjoy a long descent into the Asni Valley with beautiful views. We then follow the river and cross over a number of bridges before arriving in Dar Elmouahidines and our hotel for the evening.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Challenging climb followed by exhilarating descent from Tizi n'Test Pass (2100m) to Oulad Berhil; overnight in traditional riad.

    The day begins with a challenging climb to the dramatic Tizi n'Test Pass (2100m). We are rewarded with dramatic views to the south over the Sousse Valley towards the Anti Atlas Mountains. After lunch we have a truly dramatic and, in places, quite steep descent as the road winds down to the valley. Once in the valley our ride takes us past orange, lemon and grapefruit groves as we approach Oulad Berhil. Here we receive a warm welcome, wonderful food and a relaxing evening at our beautiful Riad. This converted palace is a wonderful addition to the end of our day with roaming peacocks and the chance to pick our own fruit straight off the trees.

    Traditional Moroccan Riad 

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Cycle towards Tafraoute in Anti Atlas Mountains; optional transfer/ride to see the famous Blue Rocks.

    We have a morning transfer into the Anti Atlas Mountains and the real southern Morocco, much of it semi-desert and a complete contrast to the fertile Sousse Valley. We travel through argan country trying to spot the incredible tree climbing goats which are famously found here. From Irherm, we are surrounded by almond trees and our road has some wonderful ups and downs as we pass through many farms and little mud-walled Berber villages. The last section of the ride is another wonderful descent of about 12km through the most dramatic scenery to Tafraoute. In the late afternoon there is the option to visit the famous Blue Rocks, designed by Belgian artist Jean Verame, which are only 6km away (cycle or drive).

    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Pass pink houses and kasbahs en route to Ait Baha Lake; transfer to Agadir.

    The vehicles take us up out of Tafraoute first thing in the morning, and then we have yet another varied ride, undulating through spectacular hills, past traditional villages and hill-top kasbahs, with some superb balcony sections with excellent views. There are a few climbs, but the ride ends with an exhilirating descent to Ait Baha Lake and then we transfer to the coastal resort of Agadir.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 6

    Spectacular ride through the Paradise Valley; climb to Imouzzer.

    Today we enjoy a truly spectacular ride through the Paradise Valley, a narrow gorge lined with palm trees. Towards the head of the valley we have another challenging climb with excellent views, eventually reaching a high plateau and the little town of Imouzzer, the end point of one of the most dramatic rides on our route. Originally the home of the Ida Outanane Berber tribe, Imouzzer retains a strong cultural identity.

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    Cycle through traditional villages and palmaris to Essouira.

    We start cycling from the front door and begin with another excellent winding descent on a good road to a valley dotted with palm trees and traditional villages. There are a couple of moderate climbs over rocky hills and descents back into the fertile valleys before we reach the main coast road and the end of the ride. After a picnic lunch we transfer (1.5 hours) to our destination for the evening, Essaouira. This charming old Portuguese fishing port dates back to the 15th Century, but the present town was constructed around 1760 by Sidi Mohammed ben Abdullah, who needed a base from which to suppress a revolt from Agadir. Today, Essaouira is extremely relaxed and its whitewashed houses with painted shutters, artisan's workshops, boatyards and fishermen provide a marked contrast to Marrakech. There's plenty of interest in the narrow traffic-free streets of the old town and we stay overnight in a traditional Riad hotel.

    Traditional Moroccan Riad 

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8

    Free morning in Essaouira; transfer to Marrakech; free time.

    After a free morning to explore lovely Essaouira, we transfer to the vibrant city of Marrakech. Simply enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in one of the many rooftop cafés overlooking the Djemma El Fna Square, or perhaps take a calèche (a bright green horse drawn carriage) ride to the peaceful Majorelle Gardens. These small but tranquil gardens are decorated throughout in indigo blue and house the small Museum of Islamic Art in the grounds. A final treat would be to go for a hammam, a traditional Moroccan steam bath. A visit to Djemma el Fna Square this evening is the ultimate reward for our week's cycling - with snake charmers, story tellers, smoky food stalls and souks, there is no other way to experience the exciting atmosphere of Marrakech.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9

    Explore Marrakech; evening fly to London.

    Most of the day to see more of Marrakech before transfering to the airport to catch the return flight to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.

Moroccan food is excellent, though not particularly varied. Breakfasts usually consist of bread, croissants and jam with tea or coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. Meals eaten out are reasonably priced - a lamb or chicken tagine (a local speciality) will cost about GBP5. In main towns it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal and French wine will cost anything from GBP15 upwards. Local beers, wines and soft drinks are available at very reasonable prices, but you can pay UK prices or more for imported alcohol. Your leader can help recommend restaurants for the two evenings where dinner is not included. Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of vegetarian tajine, cous cous, omelettes and salad. This is particularly the case during the more rural sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus Office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home. All mineral drinking water is included whilst cycling.

Weather

Mountains can always make their own weather and as a result we may occasionally be forced to amend the itinerary for part of the trip. On the plains, the days are usually warm to hot (above 25c) but the nights are cooler. In the higher areas and the mountains, days should be warm or even hot in October and April, with clear skies, but the nights are often cold and sometimes night time temperatures will go down to around 7c. On the high ridges of the High Atlas there can be snow, but not normally enough to affect the areas we cycle in - in the event of a road being closed we will arrange a suitable alternative ride. Rainfall in the areas we visit is relatively low though there is a chance of rain particularly on trips in December, January and February. Although unusual, there is also the possibility of much colder weather during these months and into the beginning of March.

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Is this trip for you?

This tour is classified Road

Terrain and route:  90% tarmac, 10% unsurfaced road with an average daily distance of 68km (42 miles).

A good level of fitness is required for this trip as there are some climbs, with 21km as the longest.

Rides are mostly undulating with a number of optional long climbs and fast descents. There is an ongoing programme of road upgrading going on in Morocco and the quality of the tarmac seems to improve every year. However, there may be some sections of the route on rough or dirt tracks and for that reason we don't currently recommend the use of drop bar road bikes on this trip.

Southern Morocco enjoys a warm climate from October through to March and although there is always the chance of rain, this is unlikely during this period. It can be very hot during late April and September.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
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Accommodation

Hotels & Riad

We stay in a mixture of hotels and small privately owned riads throughout the trip. A riad is a large Moroccan house or palace with an interior courtyard or garden normally containing a swimming pool; they are usually very well decorated in a traditional Moroccan style. One of the raids has a fantastic fruit garden surrounding the property; we can pick our own fruit directly from the trees and enjoy a swim in the pool.

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
Call for tailormade trips:
+44 (0)20 8772 3874
Trip Notes

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Experts

Contact a member of staff who has done this trip

Call for general departures:
0208 772 3936
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+44 (0)20 8772 3874
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Expert Blog Entries

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  • Reviewed May 2017
    Richard Klopfer

    Morocco's Great South

    Overall, a great week of cycling. There were two big unknowns for me going into this adventure: 1) How difficult would the cycling be, and 2) How safe would I feel cycling through rural Morocco. The cycling was breathtakingly beautiful but not hard if you consider yourself a cyclist. Most of the people in our group weren't avid cyclists just relatively fit people looking for some adventure. If you do consider yourself a cyclist and rack up 100-200km or more per week, then look for something higher than "4" on the Exodus challenge meeter. That said, the rides were amazing with some good climbs and even better 'white knuckle' descents. The part about safety in Morocco? Don't sweat it. I never felt any concern for safety and the whole trip was supported by an experienced Exodus leader and two local chaps riding vans in front and in the back. All good on that front.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    On the second day there was a 30km long descent. It was mind boggling and just kept going on and on. I've never seen anything like that before and likely never will again. Truly amazing. Dinner with the group each night getting to know others from around the world was very fulfilling as well.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader was an English chap named Jon H. He was simply amazing. He tended to everyone's needs with patience and a kind heart. A remarkable person that kept us all alive during one of the hottest weeks ever. I can't say enough about Jon's ability to guide such a diverse group of people through an amazing adventure. Kudo's to Exodus for finding talent like this.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring water bottles, cycling shorts and some travellers laundry soap. Your will need to wash your kit on your own.
  • Reviewed March 2017
    Susan Evans

    Cycling Moroccos Great South

    This was a fantastic, really very well organised trip. The roads in Morocco are amazing and in really good condition, not at all what I expected. Perfect for cycling.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Climbing the Tiz an Test Pass. What a fabulous ride up and down with all the switch back bends.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    John, was a great leader, he kept an eye on everybody and just let everybody go at there own speed, which was great.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you take some warm clothes as it can be cold up in the mountains. Morocco is mostly dry (no alcohol), but your leader will usually buy a small amount of booze for those who need it.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you like a challenge and the hills, this trip is perfect for you. I am quite a slow rider up and down so I just plod along and I love to stop and look at the scenery which was amazing.
  • Reviewed March 2017
    Michael Hanrahan

    Trip of a lifetime.

    An excellent trip, demanding climbs followed by exhilerating descents coupled with stunning scenery all around.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Those long twisting descents just made you feel so alive. The personal acheivement of getting to the top of the climbs.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Jon and Radu were just great, a super team.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Go for this trip if you like a challenge. The climbs are long but not too intense and the end rewards are many. Worth every ounce of effort. The scenery is stunning and Morocco is just fabulous.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you are thinking of this trip then go do it. The memories will last for ever.
  • Reviewed March 2017
    Peter Moss

    Cycle Morocco's Great South

    Beautiful and varied trip with stunning landscapes, villages, mountains, sea and cities.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Climbing 1200 metres up to Immouzer and finding stunning views from the hotel at the end.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader, John Hobson - with Radu, abling assisting, and sometimes taking lead - was great. He was always polite, professional, enthusiastic, organised, knowledgable and patient.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip is moderate to challenging, and the challenging parts can be quite tough, so be prepared. The weather can change considerably from the cities and valleys to the mountains, so you may need warm clothing as well as summer clothing (and lots of sun cream). The hotels were all adequate, and some were very good, but you'll need your own shampoo and shower gel in most of them.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Be careful taking photos of locals. Many don't like it and can become quite aggressive (even if you only look like you're taking them, but actually aren't, or if they just happen to be in a shot when you're taking a picture of a street or building). Speaking French is a bonus. It's spoken more widely and better than English.
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Wallace Ray Hanley

    Great way to see Morocco

    We started out with a great leader in the person of Reese who though only 25 we soon learned had literally biked around the world once. Service was great, two terrific van drivers, great snacks laid out at breaks and lunch everyone with a folding stool before a table spread with good food. Throughly enjoyed the group as the only American in a group of 14 from the UK, Denmark and Canada. Though we were delayed and rerouted on day one by flash floods and landslides our leader Reese adapted and soon had us back on course. Fantastic scenery, rural villages, friendly people even when we didn't speak the same language. I've tried several bike tour companies over the past few years but find Exodus beats them all.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Starting the ride one morning atop a cold mountain in a small village surrounded by local women and children in an area where people make their living like centuries back, herding sheep and goats, tending orchards...and sharing some chocolate with the delighted ladies.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Reese, our leader, could not have been better, was seemingly everywhere, circling back on the road on his bike checking on all of us, coordinating the two vans, meals, hotels and full of knowledge.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Plan to dress in layers as days begin cold often but warm up a lot by mid day. Bring a gel pad for you bike seat. Plan to have a great time.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I'm looking for my next Exodus trip
  • Reviewed February 2017
    Vicki Nunn

    Hard cycling - stunning landscapes!!

    Leaving the frozen cars at Stansted on Nov 5th it was a delight to arrive in Marrakech where the sun shone and the temperature was a delicious 28 degrees!!!! Apart from one day in Marrakech (which is probably enough!) this really was a full on cycling trip. We were either going up (for many miles) or down (often cold). The snack stops and picnic lunches were warmly welcomed and usually somewhere lovely. Every day the landscape was different - I expected lots of scrubby desert so was pleasantly surprised. Essaouira was particularly lovely - walk through the streets after dinner and enjoy the local hustle and bustle.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Feeling like the tiniest speck cycling through the most enormous stunning landscape. Some of the most amazing picnic/snack spots ever!!!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our two cycling guides were enthusiastic and always happy to help with any problems-cycle or otherwise.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Do not underestimate the hills - they are big!!! And plentiful!! Have warm clothes ready for the pass lunch stop and descent! Take soap/shower gel.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    November was a lovely time to visit but prepare for some cold in the shade in the early morning and up high. You will eat lots of white bread and bread products!!!
  • Reviewed December 2016
    Grahame Austin

    Morocco - The Great South

    This was my third trip to Morocco with Exodus and I found it the toughest, after the other two mountain bike trips. Whilst the trip notes do mention challenging climbs and there were, I felt that we were going either up hill or downhill. Downhill is great but does nothing for your cycling. The last afternoon of cycling was the best, ten miles of great undulating road in from the reservoir.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Getting to the top of the pass in the rain - not exactly inspirational but a big challenge.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    They were a couple of good guys, defiantly cyclist turned into leaders, one perhaps a bit to intense on the cycling, but overall good. The local crew were excellent, and the whole trip went virtually like `clockwork`

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you take shower gel, or similar, nothing in the hotels, (one night extremely basic) make sure you have basic medications with you.Also take a variety of clothing..Two nights out in tee shirts and shorts, other nights in multi layers to keep warm up in the mountains.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    A good trip, bikes good, but I would like to have seen front suspension, some of tarmac is hard going. I think a trip for the keener cyclist.
  • Reviewed September 2016
    Linda Bradshaw

    Morocco's Great South

    This was the most exciting adventure which everyone enjoyed whether seriously fit cyclists or more leisurely cruisers like myself. We experienced the beauty & drama of the countryside with the everyday life of Morocco in towns & villages. It was truly an exceptional experience, educational & fun.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The most moving sights and sounds of the villagers praying on top of the hills on the day of Eid to celebrate the end of Ramadan. It was like the Sermon on the Mount - quite surreal.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Said was the most perfect guide. He was so patient and kind, he seemed pleased & proud to be able to answer all our questions about the history, geography customs and culture of Morocco which enriched our experience. He worked hard always with a smile. Hussein was a good calm driver and also very kind. We were all sad to say goodbye.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    The challenges are to be taken seriously or get back on the bus.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Sights sounds & smells to stir the soul!
  • Reviewed March 2015
    Michael Innes

    CYCLE MOROCCO'S GREAT SOUTH

    A well run, well paced trip. Cycling was excellent but there are few flat roads in Morocco! Weather perfect. Accommodation is adequate but one cannot expect more in remote parts of the country. Some places had character. Food generally not great in accommodation but adequate.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cycling in the Atlas and Anti Atlas Mountains - scenery superb.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Radu was very good - enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable etc.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Be aware there are few flat roads on this trip. On several days you climb 700 / 900 / 1100m. Longest descent is 1400m, all in one section, which is superb - if you like that sort of thing. Some sections of road have been washed out so there are issues of poor surfaces and loose gravel but generally you are warned in advance and with careful riding we had no problems. Roads are generally very quiet.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This is a cycling trip so there is little time for sight-seeing. If you have not been to Marrakesh before then an extra day there, including the services of a tour guide for part of the day, would be worth it.
  • Reviewed February 2015
    Julia Mason

    Cycling in glorious landscapes in this amazing country...

    What a fabulous trip, exactly what I was looking for. Cycling in the mountains and valley's of Morocco to the coastal towns of Agadir and Essaouira. A great way to see such a variety of landscapes and towns. Radu our guide and our two drivers were superb, professional throughout and could not have been more helpful. Just make sure you take enough warm clothes if you go early February!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Achieving some of the climbs was a personal challenge. However the local people throughout the country were beautiful and welcoming. Seemed so happy to see these crazy people on bikes!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Radu was superb. Informative, professional, sociable and with a sense of humour and such patience! He managed the whole group so well and we were all looked after.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip was at the beginning of Feb and it was a lot colder than aniticipated, even in the accommodation so do ensure you take enough warm layers. I would also suggest £100 is not enough for the week and £200 is a more accurate figure.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I absolutely loved this trip and cannot recommend it highly enough. Challenging cycling in stunning landscapes but achieveable due to breaks and pacing. To finish cycling in Essaouira was the perfect end to this trip - a beautiful coastal town.

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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. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

Call us on 0208 772 3936