Canadian Adventure Family Holiday Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Family Group
Destinations:
Canada
Programmes:
Family
Trip Code:
PCD
Moderate
Moderate

Moderate trips are more challenging for a number of different reasons, which can be found in trip notes for specific itineraries. Things to consider are the amount of physical activity that can be expected and the length of time children will be expected to engage for. If there’s more travel and less downtime on a trip, it’ll fall into this category. As will multi-centre trips and those in extreme climates.

Days Flight Inclusive
12 Days Land only
Min age: 8

Trip Overview

This Canadian family holiday is the perfect outdoor adventure! Raft, canoe, hike and bike amongst some of the most amazing scenery that Canada has to offer. Float upon the brilliant turquoise water of Lake Louise, spot the diverse wildlife of Wells Gray, hike in Whistler or discover Athabasca Glacier on an included guided walk. Busy days are followed by the chance to relax by the campfire and share stories from the road. From glacier walking to soaking in natural hot springs, each day will be even more exciting than the last.

At a Glance

  • Travel by private minibus with trailer for luggage and equipment
  • Group normally 2 to 13, plus leader
  • 8 nights participatory camping, 2 nights multi share cabins and 1 night hotel

Trip Highlights

  • Hike in the majestic Canadian Rockies
  • Discover Banff, Yoho and Jasper National Parks
  • Enjoy Incredible wildlife viewing

Is This Trip for You?

This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company Grand American Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Grand American Adventures, and other clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you would expect. Grand American Adventures operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.

This family discovery tour has been developed with both fun and safety in mind and are suitable for families with children aged eight years and older. On this active family tours you will enjoy an incredible array of experiences and activities. Your tour guide will organise each day’s activities, and you don’t have to be athletic or have previous experience to enjoy this family holiday. Some of the activities are left as optional so you can tailor your tour according to your family’s level of adventure.

There are some long drives involved and a substantial time difference. By North American standards the journeys are not considered to cover a big distance, but on some days the time 'on the road' will be approximately 6 hours. This is a participatory camping trip - you will be expected to assist with setting up tents, helping with the shopping and cooking, washing up after meals, etc. Most families greatly enjoy the team feeling that comes from getting involved with these activities. There is a wide choice of activities on this trip to cater for the whole family, so we hope that there will be something for everyone!

There are opportunities for optional activities during your tour. Your tour leader will organise these on your behalf and you will pay locally in cash. You’ll find the main optional activities listed above under each itinerary day description, along with guideline prices. It may not be possible to do all optional activities listed on each tour.

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

Your tour guide will take care of all the planning and organisation throughout your tour, they will drive the van taking you from A to B and make sure everything runs smoothly. Your tour guide is there to make sure you get the most out of your tour; organising activities, providing information and answering any questions you may have as well as sorting out any queries or problems you may encounter. If you have any particular interests or things you would like to do on your tour, then please let your tour guide know at the beginning of the tour and they will do their best to help you. We will also use specialist tour guides in certain locations, to provide in depth information.

We would like to note that Canadian Law regulates the total number of hours your tour guide is available to work. Our trips are designed to make the most of your time in Canada, but please understand that there will be certain times each day that your guide will need to be off duty from work. Due to these restrictions, particularly after the longer driving days, your guide may not be able to join you for some of the daily activities or may need to tend to other work duties.

Adult min age:
15
Child min age:
8

Child max age:

14
Min group size:
2
Max group size:
13

Itinerary

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Vancouver.

    Welcome to one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in the world, Vancouver. There’s plenty to fill your time today but we highly recommend a stroll around this cosmopolitan city to get a feel for the Canadian people and their outdoorsy way of life. Treat yourself to some moreish maple cookies in Stanley Park, a 4,000-hectare wonderland where you can see the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920's. The kids can make the most of the playground with a pool and a waterslide. There will be a welcome meeting for those of you not on the group flight at 6.00pm in the hotel lobby, here you will meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. If booking flight inclusive you will receive notes off the tour leader at a later stage due to a late arrival.
    Standard Hotel

  • Day 2

    Vancouver to Whistler

    After a scenic drive, set up camp near Whistler in the heart of British Columbia. Perhaps better known as a winter resort, Whistler is a fantastic destination all year-round, with incredible scenery and loads of activities on offer. Why not take a leisurely gondola ride and see the views from above, rent bikes and wind your way along the trails, or even take to the tree tops with some adventurous zip lining? Whether you're a family of adrenaline junkies or simply like to enjoy some leisurely time together surrounded by nature, there's something for everyone in Whistler.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Optional activities such as cycling or zip-lining.

    Optional activities such as cycling or zip-lining.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Wells Gray Provincial Park

    Next up is Wells Gray Provincial Park - the fourth largest in British Columbia, covering the highest regions of the Cariboo Mountains. Take a walk and check out the impressive Helmcken Falls, one of the reasons for the creation of Wells Gray Provincial Park in 1939. You'll stay in rustic guest ranch cabins for two nights and after each night's dinner, you can kick back and experience authentic ranch hospitality. Take part in a BBQ cookout, where you'll create a hearty meal of fresh meat and fish (plus a vegetarian option) for everyone to feast on after a busy day exploring.
    Guest ranch

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    To Wells Gray Provincial Park; optional horseriding; overnight ranch stay.

    Second day exploring Wells Gray Provincial Park.
    Guest ranch

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 6

    Jasper National Park

    Jasper National Park is the largest national park in Canada, covering an area of 18,878 square km (4,200 square miles) and this is where you will camp for the next two nights. It's much less developed than other areas of Western Canada and offers a true wilderness feel. There are several options on offer in Jasper. You may want to start your visit by taking the cable car up Whistler Mountain for a bird's-eye view of this wonderful park. There's also the chance to experience mountain biking and hiking amidst fantastic lakeside scenery, or to visit Mount Edith Cavell for tremendous views of Angel Glacier, a beautiful hanging glacier in the shape of angel wings.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    Another day in Jasper N.P.; various hiking options.

    Second day exploring Jasper National Park.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Icefields parkway to Yoho National Park.

    The Icefields Parkway cuts through the heart of the Rockies, travelling for 360km (230 miles) past hanging glaciers, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. It's been called one of the world's most scenic drives, and you'll definitely want to keep your cameras at the ready for some stunning views. Visit Peyto Lake and be amazed by its incredible turquoise hues, before traversing a portion of the imposing Athabasca Glacier, on an included guided hike. The kids will be left speechless, for once!
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    Full day to explore Yoho N.P.

    Continuing by road you make your way to the town of Golden and Yoho National Park. 'Yoho' is a native word for 'awe', and you'll see why. Sometimes overshadowed by the neighbouring parks of Banff and Jasper, Yoho National Park is considered the hidden gem of the Canada national parks system. If any of your family are budding photographers, exploring Yoho will provide them with ample opportunities to hone their skills as you wander through a pristine alpine landscape which includes mountains, lakes and waterfalls. In your free time you can get up close and personal with the Kicking Horse River on an optional half-day white water rafting excursion, or you can choose to canoe or hike at the magnificent Emerald Lake. Walking the challenging trails overlooking Takakkaw Falls is an excellent alternative option. You'll all sleep well tonight!
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 10

    To the outdoor enthusiast's paradise of Banff National Park.

    With its snow-capped peaks, ancient pine forests and enchanting turquoise waters, Lake Louise is simply stunning. It's always been a popular tourist destination, so it's no surprise that it's the most photographed destination in the Canadian Rockies! There are also many walking trails to enjoy, you can either wander around the lake or hike to a nearby teahouse to be rewarded with some of the best chocolate cake in Canada! Finish the day at the campground in Banff National Park.
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 11

    Full day for optional activities in Banff N.P. such as hiking, helicopter ride, Sulphur Mountains Hot Springs.

    Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is Canada's oldest national park. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, ice fields and glaciers. It's an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with plenty of opportunity for walking and hiking. With an abundance of wildlife in the park, there's always a chance of seeing bear from a safe distance. Alternatively, take a scenic ride on the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain to take in a 360 degree view of the surrounding landscape. For a completely different perspective, another exciting optional activity is to fly overhead in a helicopter - an amazing experience that your family will never forget. Of course there's nothing better after a hard day of fun than a soak in the Sulphur Mountain Hot Springs, which is why we've included this for you!
    Basic Camping

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 12

    We leave the wilderness behind and travel to Calgary; trip ends.

    After a free morning to absorb your last taste of the Canadian wilderness, you make the short journey to the city of Calgary. This one-time Mountie outpost is situated at the meeting of the Bow River and Elbow Rivers in the south of the Alberta province, with the epic Rocky Mountain Range forming the city's backdrop. Calgary is a pretty awesome place to finish your Canadian adventure! If you have some extra time to explore, the Calgary Zoo with its Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park is recommended. Here, the kids can come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs or enjoy some of the city's wide open green spaces.

    For Land Only travellers, your tour ends here at approximately 5.00pm. If you are not on the group flights and are planning to depart this evening, please do not book a flight that departs before approximately 9.00pm as we can not guarantee that you will make your flight in time.

    For those on the group flights, your overnight flight departs this evening, arriving into London the following day.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch

Accommodation

Hotel, Ranch & Camping

Our camping tours use national and state park campsites and also a wide assortment of private campgrounds. Most will have flush toilets and hot showers, however please be aware that many campgrounds will charge an additional fee of $1-$3 for showers. You will sleep in high quality tents, which 2 people will share. Our camping equipment also includes field kitchens, inflatable sleeping pads, food storage, camp lanterns and chairs. Most campsites have a quiet time from 22:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs. Please respect your fellow campers who are there to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of camping.

An essential part of a camping tour is helping out with the day to day camp duties and everyone will assist with the setting up and packing up of the campsite. Your tour guide will provide guidance on what to do, and typically it will only take 15 minutes to set up or break down the tents and camp kitchen. Before you know it you’ll be enjoying ‘home sweet home’ in the great outdoors.

Your tour guide will also co-ordinate and assist the group with food shopping, preparing meals and cleaning up. Sharing the camp duties is a great way to bond with your fellow travellers and the group camaraderie is all part of the experience.

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

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

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

10 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 10 dinners included. Your tour guide will coordinate local shopping and assist the group in preparing healthy, hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches and delicious dinners. Occasionally, you will eat out in local restaurants. To help you budget for these meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from CAD$6-$12, lunches from CAD$8-$15 and dinners from CAD$13-$30; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine costs approximately CAD$5 per glass and beer CAD$4 per bottle. Please be aware that a tip of approximately 17%-20% is added to group meals in Canadian restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices. Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of Canada certain food types can be limited.

Transportation

You’ll travel in a private 15-Seater Ford vehicle which is driven by your tour guide. All luggage, equipment and other necessities are stored in a specially designed trailer or storage area to maximise space and comfort in the vehicle. The size of our vehicles allows us to reach more remote destinations not accessible to larger vehicles. All our vehicles are equipped with CD stereo systems (often iPod compatible) and air-conditioning.

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

Summers in the Rockies are generally warm and sunny. Average daytime temperatures are 18ºC in June and the first half of September, 22ºC in July/August. Max temperatures can often be 5 degrees higher. Night temperatures will be cool in July and August; cold in June and from early September and can go down to near freezing point. Temperatures will vary depending on altitude. June gives long hours of daylight. The weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable and you should be prepared for sudden thunderstorms, strong winds or even snow. Although summers are fairly dry, the odd rainy day can be expected. September can bring early snow on the peaks. Residual snow at higher elevations may linger until mid July. Walking on hard packed snow is sometimes required.

Weather Charts

British Columbia

British Columbia

Joining Instructions

You will need to make your own way to the joining hotel for your tour. Please find the details below:

Ramada Inn Downtown Vancouver
1221 Granville Street
Vancouver
British Columbia V6Z 1M6
Canada
Tel: +1 (604) 685-1111

Transfer: To travel from the airport to the hotel there are two options.
From the airport take the Canada Line metro to Yale Town Station (approx. CAD$19) and exit at David Street. Walk up David Street until you reach Granville Street.

Failing this a taxi will cost in the region of CAD$35-$45. Both options will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

Please note: If you are travelling on the 13 August 2018 departure you will join the tour at the Coast

 

Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel
1041 SW Marine Drive
Vancouver
British Columbia
V6P 6L6
Canada

Tel: +1 604 263 1555 

 

Transfer: The hotel offers complimentary airport shuttle service 24 hours a day. From the Vancouver International Airport, head to level 1 for airport shuttle pick-up and drop off areas (Domestic & International) and dial *23 on a complimentary phone for pick-ups or call the hotel on the number provided above.

 

You are free to arrive at any time on day one of your tour but please ensure you leave plenty of time to reach your joining hotel and attend your welcome meeting. Details on the time and specific location of your meeting will be available early on the arrival day. During this evening meeting you will meet your tour guide and fellow travellers and also spend a few minutes filling out necessary paperwork, so please bring your insurance documents, passport and tour documentation to the meeting.

 

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.

Location start:
Vancouver
Location end:
Calgary

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Please keep in mind that our dress tends to be informal. It is advised that you take a practical selection of clothes for both warm and cool climates to suit the season. Please see the temperature guide showing the highs and lows that can be expected in key locations that your tour visits. However please remember that this is just a guide and you may encounter a wide variety of temperatures en route due to altitude and unforeseen weather conditions - so it’s best to be prepared!

Besides your essential clothing, here’s a checklist of other items you should take:
• Small day pack
• Waterproof jacket
• Warm sweater / fleece
• Casual ‘evening out’ clothes
• Sleeping bag / Sleeping bag liner
• Hiking shoes / boots
• Thick walking socks
• Blister packs and plasters
• Comfortable day shoes
• Sandals or flip-flops
• Warm hat / gloves
• Swim wear
• Sun hat / sunglasses
• Camera / binoculars
• SD memory card / Spare camera batteries
• Water bottle
• Dry bag
• Small flashlight / head torch
• Sunscreen / insect repellent (20% DEET)
• Travel power adaptor
• Toiletries / personal medicine / towel

Please note that airlines have various rules on what can be carried in your luggage - if in doubt check with your airline before travelling.

FOOTWEAR

As our family tours are quite active, we recommend comfortable shoes to make walking and sightseeing more enjoyable. In national parks, the trails tend you be of a decent standard although there may be uneven surfaces so it is best to wear covered shoes with ankle support. If you do not own a pair of walking boots or trail shoes then sports trainers will suffice although this is a personal choice. If you intend to do some walking, it is recommended to bring thick walking socks for comfort.

CLOTHES WASHING

You will have the opportunity to wash your clothes whilst you are on tour, and this can often be done at the campsite or in town. Ask your tour guide for local information.

BATTERY CHARGING

Many of our travellers bring mobile phones, music devices and cameras that require frequent battery charging during a tour. When camping it is often difficult to find a safe and secure wall outlet to recharge these devices, therefore we recommend that you bring a car charger. Every vehicle has two outlets for your use, but please bear in mind that thirteen people travelling with multiple devices can mean very little charge time per person per day so it may be useful bringing extra batteries.

SLEEPING BAGS

You will need to bring your own sleeping bag for this tour, we will provide you with a self-inflating mat to sleep on. If you are travelling on an early or late season tour, you might want to consider bringing a mountain climate (four season) sleeping bag as the weather can be much cooler.

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

One suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (23kg maximum) per person, plus a sleeping bag. A small daypack and camera can also be carried in the van. Before you travel, please check the baggage allowance with the airline you’re flying with as this may be less than 23kg.

We are unable to offer luggage storage facilities however, some of our pre and post tour hotels will provide this service although there may be a charge. Please contact the hotels directly for further information.

Water Included

Plastic bottles are a big issue in many countries where recycling isn’t yet widely available; they often end up in landfill sites or get burnt, both processes are harmful to the environment and we would like to reduce our impact here. For your trip we provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic used. This means that safe drinking water will be available throughout so all you need to do is bring a bottle to re-fill along the way. Please add this to your packing list!

Optional Equipment

You should bring your belongings in a rucksack or soft holdall/kitbag; a suitcase is not suitable for this trip. Pillows are not provided so you may wish to bring your own but thermarest style sleeping mats are provided.

Practical Information

Passport

Canada

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for the duration of the intended length of stay, if your passport has less than 6 months validity it may take longer to pass through immigration. 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

Canada

The Government of Canada has an entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for some international travellers flying into Canada. Citizens from countries other than the US who do not require a visa to enter Canada are required to obtain an eTA before entering the country. Eligible travellers will need to go online to apply for their eTA.

To apply for your eTA you will need your passport, credit or debit card and an email address. At the time of publication there was a CAD$7 fee to process your eTA. Your eTA will be valid for a period of five years, or until your passport expires. We recommend you carry a print out of your eTA approval when you travel. Please visit www.canada.ca/eTA to apply.

If you have not applied for and received authorisation via an eTA prior to travel you may be denied boarding, experience a delayed processing or be denied admission at the Canadian point of entry. However, neither possession of a visa nor meeting the basic requirements for travelling visafree on the eTA, guarantees admission to Canada. As with most countries, the final determination of admissibility is made by immigration officials at the point of entry.

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

There are no specific health risks on this trip.

Vaccination

Canada

There are no specific health risks.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Canada's Timezone:
America/Vancouver PDT (GMT -07:00)

Electricity

Canada's Electricity:

120 Volts. Plug types A & B; establishments often take two flat parallel pin plugs and/or two flat parallel pins and a round grounding pin plug.

Money

Canada's Currency

The national currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (August 2018) of approximately 1.68 to the GBP,  1.29 to the USD, 1.51 to the EUR, 0.94 to the AUD and 0.87 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

ATM’s and cash machines are readily available throughout Canada and major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country. All ATMs in Canada charge to withdraw money (from $1-$5). In some off the beaten track destinations ATM’s and cash machines may be limited. Please ensure that your credit or debit cards have international access and a PIN number to access your funds at the start of the tour. It is important you advise your bank prior to leaving your home country of your intended travel, so they do not block your card citing the reason as fraud.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

We recommend you take at least CAD$30 dollars per day for any meals not included in the tour, drinks, snacks and other incidentals. You should also budget for expected tipping, as well as for the optional activities that you would like to do. Guideline prices for the most popular optional activities are listed on our website. We suggest you bring CAD$150 with you in cash to have with at the beginning of your trip.

Tipping

Although it may not be customary in your country, it is normal and expected in Canada to tip local guides, waiters, bar staff, taxi drivers and anyone who provides a service for you. Service workers are paid a low wage and depend on tips for their livelihood. It can be embarrassing if you’re confronted by a local who is expecting a tip and you are not aware of how much to offer. For this reason we have listed guideline prices below.

A 15-17% tip is standard in restaurants and you should also expect to tip $1 per drink in bars, $1-2 per bag for porters as will 10% for taxi drivers. It’s also typical to tip around 10% for local guides who provide optional activities.

Your tour guide will work long and hard for you during your tour and we recommend a discretionary tip of CAD$5-$10 per passenger per day if your guide’s performance meets or exceeds your expectations.

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

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

Exodus Community

Join the Exodus online community

Don't forget to visit the Community area on our website. You can view the range of Exodus videos and podcasts, read trip write-ups which have featured in the national media and take advantage of some special deals on travel gear and equipment.

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

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

Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

Family trips

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

TRAVEL AWARE –STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.