Solar Eclipse Argentina & Iguazu Falls Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
Argentina, Brazil
Programmes:
Culture
Trip Code:
SAI
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

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

Days Flight Inclusive
12 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

Witnessing a total solar eclipse is an incredible experience, however to do so in the South American country of Argentina is phenomenal. This rare celestial event occurs only when a New Moon crosses the Sun as we see it, throwing a Moon-shadow onto the planet. It is a memorable, emotive and moving experience and one accentuated by being in northwest Argentina. On 14 December 2020, a total solar eclipse will paint a path through the sky over parts of Argentina and Chile. This itinerary provides a rare opportunity to combine this astronomical event with the chance to explore this incredible country. You will be joined on tour by Editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, Jamie Carter.

At a Glance

  • 11 hotel nights
  • Transportation by minibus or coach
  • 4 internal flights

Trip Highlights

  • Total eclipse near Pilolil (viewing glasses included)
  • Explore Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina
  • Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Guided tour (including walking) of Buenos Aires
  • Visit to Los Glaciares National Park for a guided tour and boat trip of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Four internal flights within Argentina
  • Travel along the ‘Road of Seven Lakes’
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the mountains surrounding San Martin de los Andes, plus visit to chocolate shop and wine tasting
  • Enjoy an Argentinian ‘Asado’ BBQ

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 active tour is suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours are about exploring the places you visit so whether it’s exploring cities on foot, viewing pictographs or hiking around beautiful new landscapes, you’ll be out discovering the area. There are several included and optional walks on the itinerary which occasionally involve walking on rough paths. You will be joined on tour by Editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, Jamie Carter. BiographyJamie Carter is a science and travel journalist, and author with a passion for eclipses. A veteran of four total solar eclipses, he edits WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com in an effort to share his obsession with the world. His books includeThe Great South American Eclipse Travel Guide for July 2, 2019 and the acclaimed A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field Guide, published by Springer (2015). Although each tour follows an itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility and from time to time our tour guide may suggest changes. This may be due to road conditions, weather or a visit to a special attraction or event that happens to be in progress. Flexibility is key and often a side diversion will be a highlight of the tour. All details are provided in good faith. Due to the nature of travel, this information can change and should therefore be taken as an indication only and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Exodus Travels. If you have any questions, please contact us. Please ensure that you download an up-to-date copy of this trip note before you depart to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Given the popularity of eclipse trips, we have no way of knowing how busy the general area will be on the day however, we will endeavour to stick to the advertised itinerary as closely as possible. The nature of eclipse trips means we are ultimately at the mercy of the environment on the day. Yes, we can change our viewing area given less than suitable conditions, but we are not able to guarantee you will have a clear and uninterrupted view, or see it at all. Whilst we make every effort to ensure you will see the eclipse, it is important to remember the variables that can work against us.

Group

On this tour you will have a driver and tour guide. They will take care of all the planning and organisation throughout the tour and make sure that 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.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
22

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Buenos Aires
End City:
Buenos Aires

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Buenos Aires

    Welcome to the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Today is a joining day and you are free to arrive at any time ahead of the welcome meeting, please see the tour dossier for information on how to make your way to the joining hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore - take in a tango show or visit one of the many excellent restaurants, most serving what is known globally as the legendary Argentine steak! A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs in your hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Grand Recoleta (or similar) included

  • Day 2

    Buenos Aires

    This morning you enjoy a six hour guided tour (vehicle and on foot) to learn about the city’s overwhelming culture and history. During this tour, your guide serves up the main attractions and landmarks including the famous Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried, the Colon Theatre and San Martin Square. You’ll enjoy time around the colourful area of La Boca with free time to explore the markets, take in the area’s electric buzz and do some shopping. The evening is when Buenos Aires comes alive and taking in a tango show in the old quarter of San Telmo is a truly memorable experience. That is why we have chosen to include a show to give you a taste of this magical dance. Accommodation: Hotel Grand Recoleta (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Calafate

    Today you transfer to the airport for your flight to Calafate. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy a brief orientation driving tour before transferring to your hotel where you have time at leisure to explore the town and surrounding area. The city is named after the berry with the same name which once eaten, guarantees your return to Patagonia. Accommodation: Kosten Aike (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Calafate

    This morning you’ll experience one of those sights where you really need to pinch yourself. The Perito Moreno Glacier is located in the Los Glaciares National Park and is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentinian Patagonia. Named after a 19th-century explorer, the glacier is currently 19 miles long and rises an average height of 240 feet above the water, although the glacier covers roughly 120 square miles. There are viewing platforms overlooking Lake Argentino, the glacier’s terminus, but you can get very close to the point where you feel the cold on your face. If you wait for a while, you’ll likely witness huge chunks of the ice mass fracture off and crash into the water, creating a massive, reverberating roar. There are walking paths that allow you to observe the glacier from a few different vantage points, as well as an included boat trip which offers you a vastly different perspective. Today is a half day return tour. Accommodation: Kosten Aike (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 5

    San Martin de los Andes

    This morning you transfer to the airport for your flight to Bariloche before continuing along the famous and beautiful ‘Road of Seven Lakes’. The road skirts Lakes Correntoso, Ruca Malen, Portezuelo, Villarino, Falkner, Hermoso and Meliquina, as well as other minor lakes, before reaching the city of San Martin de los Andes, located by the shore of Lake Lacar. Upon arrival you’ll visit the Chocolate Mamusia in San Martin, a classic establishment where you can sample and buy chocolate the town is famous for. You then transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: Patagonia Plaza (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    San Martin de los Andes

    Today you will enjoy a view from the Mirador Bandurrias which is located approximately one hour (6km) from the centre of town. Those who prefer not to walk but still want to enjoy the view have the option to travel by vehicle. From the spectacular viewpoint, you then walk the 45 minutes downhill to a beach where we will serve lunch. Today you will enjoy an ‘Asado’ - this is the Argentinian way of having a BBQ, and something they take very seriously. There are vegetarian options available. After lunch, you have the choice of either taking your time on foot or jumping in the vehicle for ease back to the hotel. In the late afternoon, a great way of winding down is the chance to sample Argentinian wine flavours so we have included an informal tasting session at Paihuen - Resort De Montana, with incredible views over the lake. Accommodation: Patagonia Plaza (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 7

    Bariloche

    This morning you drive to Bariloche and check into the hotel. Included today is a chairlift up to Cerro Campanario which sits at 1,049 meters for incredible views of the lakes surrounding the area. You will probably have seen many images and from this very spot, the view is something truly remarkable. Why not visit one of the micro-breweries in town, we recommend a beer called cerveza artisanal. This is produced on a small scale using fresh, natural and local ingredients (including mountain water) and is available in the brewpub from which it’s named. Accommodation: Hotel Tres Reyes (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Eclipse day - 14th December – Bariloche

    It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Today you depart Bariloche on a 4 hour ride to the optimum observation area in Pilolil. In the perfect world we would have chosen a closer destination however, given the nature of the event and limited hotel space (despite reserving hotels 2.5 years in advance), we have included the night in Bariloche and transfers to and from the eclipse. This will give you time to exchange photography tips and discuss previous eclipse viewings. Upon arrival we will set up a table with drinks and snacks and ensure you are in a prime position for the magnificent solar eclipse this afternoon. This is a rare opportunity to view this celestial wonder, and we’ll make every provision to ensure you have the best viewing spot available, weather depending. Your private vehicle will be on hand to deliver you to the centre line of the eclipse track so the viewing spot of Pilolil may change closer to the time. After the event, you’ll transfer four hours back to Bariloche. The drive back is a great time to chat with your fellow travel companions about the event you just witnessed, the atmosphere will no doubt be electric. Accommodation: Hotel Tres Reyes (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 9

    Flight to Iguazu

    This morning you board the flight via Buenos Aires up to Iguazu, one of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls and a testament to the rawness of Mother Nature. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day free to explore the town of Iguazu. Accommodation: Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru (or similar)

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 10

    Iguazu – Argentina side

    After breakfast you transfer to the Argentine side of the falls for a guided tour of the park. Once inside, there are many walkways which will take you to different viewing platforms with fantastic views of the falls. Afterward the guided tour, you will have the rest of the day at leisure so if you wish to stay in the park after the tour has finished, you may do so and catch the public bus (approx. $4 USD) back to the town of Iguazu. It is worth bringing a waterproof bag with you to protect your camera from the spray of the falls, especially if you plan on taking a boat trip near to the mouth of the falls. Optional activities:• Iguazu Falls boat ride - US$35 per person (estimated 2020 price) Accommodation: Mercure Iguazu Hotel Iru (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 11

    Iguazu – Brazil side – Buenos Aires

    This morning you enjoy a half day visit to the Brazilian side with guide. What ‘Foz do Iguacu’ lacks in size compared to its Argentinian counterpart, it makes up for with fantastic observational opportunities and all-encompassing views of the falls. A glass lift takes you from the top viewing deck to the boardwalk, where you can walk along the edge of the panoramic pours. In the afternoon, you transfer back to the airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires for one final night to enjoy the sounds, smells and sights of this buzzing Latin American metropolis. Accommodation: Hotel Grand Recoleta (or similar) included

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 12

    Tour ends in Buenos Aires

    Tour ends in the morning after breakfast.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels

Hotel accommodation will be in clean, comfortable hotels or lodges with en-suite bathroom facilities, chosen for their friendly atmosphere and proximity to the highlights of the region. You will be roomed with a fellow passenger of the same sex on a twin share basis (two people per room) unless you are travelling as a couple.

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.

Accommodation - Pre trip

Our tour begins and ends at our gateway hotel in Buenos Aires. We offer you the option to book additional hotel nights before or after your tour however, they should be booked prior to departure with our reservations team. See below for joining and end hotel details.

Please note some hotels may take a debit or credit card as a deposit at check in. They may also take an amount to cover incidentals. Funds can be held until check out at which time the amount actually incurred will be charged. Please clarify with the hotel when you check out that all deposits will be refunded as promptly as possible.

Single supplement from 1 256,03 €

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

11 breakfasts and 3 lunches included. There is a variety of good, quality food on offer in local restaurants. In each location where we stay there are numerous evening meal options to cater for different tastes. The group leader will be able to make recommendations and often everyone will eat together, however you can choose to dine wherever you prefer in the evenings. Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. Vegetarians are catered for throughout the trip, but please ensure that you advise us before you travel so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf. Argentine steak is famous around the world and you will not be disappointed, especially when you combine it with locally produced Malbec. A typical meal will cost around US$20 (excluding alcohol) throughout the trip.

Transportation

We use comfortable mini-coaches and internal flights between Buenos Aires-Calafate, Calafate-Bariloche, Bariloche Iguazu and Iguazu-Buenos Aires.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Argentina

TN - Weather

TN - Weather

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

You will need to make your own way to the joining hotel for your tour. Please find the details below: Hotel Grand RecoletaAv. Gral. Las Heras 1745C1018AAB CABABuenos AiresArgentinaTel: +54 11 4129-9800 Transfer: A taxi from the international airport to the joining hotel will cost between US$40-$50 and take 30-40 minutes depending on traffic.Before handing over money, please take note of the serial number. It has occurred in the past that taxi drivers have swapped notes for counterfeit and handing a different note back, stating that your note is no good.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 around 18:00. During this evening meeting you will meet your tour leader 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. ARRIVAL COMPLICATIONS Sometimes the unexpected can happen; your plane may be delayed or you may even miss it! If you have missed your tour departure, first check with the hotel to see if your tour guide has left you a message. If not, call the relevant emergency number and speak to our staff who will be happy to help you catch up with the group. Please note that you are responsible for any extra travelling expenses incurred due to you missing your tour’s departure, so please be on time. FINISHING POINT Hotel Grand RecoletaAv. Gral. Las Heras 1745C1018AAB CABABuenos AiresArgentinaTel: +54 11 4129-9800 Transfer: A taxi from the hotel to the airport will cost in the region of US$40-50. This can be booked directly with your hotel reception.

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:
Buenos Aires
Location end:
Buenos Aires

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Please keep in mind that our dress tends to be informal. 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! Don’t forget to bring the eclipse glasses which we will send you. If you plan on taking photos of the eclipse you may want to rent a special filter which can be fixed to your camera. • Comfortable shoes• Warm jacket• Sunglasses / sunhat• Sunscreen• Shorts• Swimming costume• Camera with zoom lens• Small daypack for walks• Sandals or flip-flops• Camera / binoculars• Small flashlight / torch• Travel power adaptor (optional)• Toiletries / personal medicine• Water bottle• Personal music player / books etc. for the long drives FOOTWEAR We recommend walking shoes/boots, as comfortable shoes with good ankle support will make all walking more enjoyable. If you do not own a pair, then sports trainers will suffice although this is very much a personal choice. CLOTHES WASHING You will have the opportunity to wash your clothes whilst you are on tour, and this can often be done at the hotel 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. Your hotel rooms will have an electrical outlet (just remember your international adaptor!) You may want to consider bringing extra batteries to avoid missing out on that amazing photograph. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE At time of writing the standard weight limit for hold baggage on the carrier for this trip was 23kg. We recommend packing only one piece of checked baggage. Internal flights in Argentina are subject to a weight limit of 23kg.As advice about luggage allowances for both hand and hold luggage is subject to change, you should contact your international airline carrier to confirm luggage restrictions prior to departure.

Practical Information

Passport

Argentina

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. 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.

Brazil

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. 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

Argentina

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.

No visa required for holders of British passport.

If you are crossing the border into Argentina from Chile on your trip, we will need to know your profession in order to provide when entering Argentina.

The Argentine government charges a reciprocity fee which applies to Canadian and Australian citizens. The amounts are as follows: Australians - US$100 (multiple entry) Canadians - US$75 (single entry) This fee must be paid before you enter Argentina. For full details, and to make the payment, please visit: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes

Brazil

Holders of British passport do not require a visa for Brazil.

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

Vaccination

Argentina

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for Argentina with an update to the Health section – an outbreak of Hantavirus has been reported in Epuyén, Province of Chubut in southern Argentina; for more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Bilharzia is known to occur in some of the lakes or rivers in Argentina, we therefore advise all to take advice from your guide or leader locally before venturing for a swim.

Dengue fever is also a known risk in Argentina. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Due to a recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in the Misiones province of Argentina, vaccinations are strongly recommended if you intend to visit the Iguazu Falls.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Brazil

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

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

Argentina's Timezone:
America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires -03 (GMT -03:00)
Brazil's Timezone:
America/Sao_Paulo -03 (GMT -03:00)

Electricity

Argentina's Electricity:

220 volts

Brazil's Electricity:

127 Volts & 220 Volts. Plug types C & N; establishments generally accept both two‐pin round plugs or two‐pin vertical flat plugs.

Brazil is one of the few countries that uses two types of voltage. While most states use 127 V, some of them use 220 V. It is therefore important to find out the local voltage before plugging in your appliance (note: wrong voltage can destroy your appliance).

Money

Argentina's Currency

The Argentine Peso is the currency of Argentina with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 46 to the UK£ and 35 to the US$.

Brazil's Currency

The national currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (BRL), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (June 2017) of approximately 4.2 to the GBP,  3.3 to the USD, 2.5 to the CAD, 3.7 to the EUR, 2.5 to the AUD and 2.4 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

The most straightforward method of obtaining travel money these days is simply to use your credit or debit card to withdraw cash directly from a cash machine at a local bank. ATMs supporting major credit cards are easily accessible in Argentina. If you intend on using your bank card then first inform your bank of your travel plans and destinations that you’ll be visiting, and check that your card will indeed function outside of your home country.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

We recommend that you take most of your spending money in US Dollars cash, since sterling and euros are less commonly exchanged and the rates of exchange are likely to be poor. We also recommend keeping the money in US Dollars, changing as and when necessary into Argentine Pesos.It is always wise to have some local currency for buying meals, snacks, incidentals etc. There are exchange facilities at Buenos Aires airport so you have the option of changing some money upon arrival if you wish. Your tour leader will give you more information on exchanging currency as you go along. Torn, damaged or marked bills can be refused so please make sure all your notes are clean and not too old.

Tipping

Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work, however we do recommend tipping the tour leader and driver at the end of the trip if you have been happy with their service. Gratuities are not something we can include in the tour cost, and are of course totally at your discretion. We recommend approximately USD 50 per person for your leader and US$30 for your driver. There will also be local guides so you should budget USD 3-5 per guide for their tips as well. Tour leaders will often collect an optional kitty at the start of the tour to cover tips for the local guides things plus things like hotel and restaurant staff etc.

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Important Information

On all guided trips

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

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 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.

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.

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1. Check availability

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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.