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A Week in Oman

A Week in Oman Trip Notes

  • Ways to Travel: Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
  • Destination: Oman
  • Programmes: Culture
  • Activity Level:

    1 out of 7 - Leisurely

  • 8 Days: Flight Inclusive
  • 7 Days: Land Only
  • Ages: 16+
  • Trip Code: AXV
  • Carbon Footprint: 42kg CO2e

Trip Overview

Explore ancient and natural wonders in the Pearl of Arabia

Oman, the most beautiful of the Gulf States, has a rich culture and ancient heritage waiting to be discovered during this one-week cultural adventure. Starting in the capital of Muscat, we gaze in awe at the Grand Mosque, wander through the colourful Mutrah Souq and see the Omani capital and coastline through seafarers’ eyes on a traditional dhow cruise.

We spend a night deep in the desert in very comfortable accommodation and navigate the dunes of the Wahiba Sands in 4x4s; marvel at stunning views over the Grand Canyon of Arabia from Jebel Shams, the highest mountain in Oman; wade in the cooling, turquoise waters of an idyllic desert oasis and uncover historic forts before witnessing the weekly live auction cattle market in Nizwa, an event not to be missed!

At a Glance

  • Five nights in hotels and one-night comfortable desert accommodation
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus and 4×4
  • Group normally 4 to 15 plus leader. Minimum age: 16

Highlights

  • Spend a night in the desert in comfort amid beautiful scenery
  • See Muscat's Grand Mosque and colourful Mutrah Souq
  • Take a 4x4 trip in the dunes at Wahiba Sands
  • Enjoy spectacular views from Jebel Shams over the Grand Canyon of Arabia
  • Witness the unmissable weekly cattle market in Nizwa
  • Discover the 17th-century fort of Nizwa
  • Swim in the turquoise waters of Wadi Bani Khalid
  • Visit a Bedouin family and enjoy kahwa (Omani local coffee)
  • Take a cruise on a traditional dhow boat

Is This Trip for You?

This trip is rated Activity Level 1 (Leisurely). For more on our trip gradings, visit our Activity Level Guidelines page.

This is a busy itinerary that visits the main highlights of Oman with a focus on providing a real taste of all this country offers. We travel by private air-conditioned minibus and 4×4 throughout. Although this is a cultural trip, some days can be long and tiring and there is some walking involved so a reasonable level of fitness is required. The people of Oman offer a very warm welcome to tourists. Oman is hot during the day, so care should be taken to drink lots of water. On Day 6, when departing Nizwa to Wadi Bani Auf, the stretch of graded road is very adventurous as it involves steep bends and bumpy roads which may not be suitable for vertigo sufferers.

Ramadan is expected to run from approximately 10 March-10 April 2024 and 28 February-29 March 2025. One of the most important periods in the Islamic calendar, it is a special time to visit a Muslim country. Each evening, the streets empty as people head home to break the fast, followed by an air of festivity upon their return. Our leaders and drivers choose to work at this time so we continue to run trips; however, their energy levels may be slightly lower than normal. Many tourist sites, restaurants and shops will have an amended schedule, but your tour leader will know how to adapt the itinerary to still experience all the inclusions on this trip and maximise your experience during this special time.

Group

The trip will be led by a local Omani leader.

Adult min age: 16

Min group size: 4

Max group size: 15

Itinerary

AXV Map

Land Only

  • Start City: Muscat
  • End City: Muscat

Land Only Itinerary

Day 1
Start Muscat; afternoon dhow cruise and visit Mutrah Souq

Arrive at the start hotel before midday to ensure you can join the main group briefing and the dhow cruise in the afternoon.

After the briefing, we are picked up from our hotel and travel through the old part of Muscat to visit the Sidab Women’s Association where we can interact with the local women and enjoy a coffee together. Next, we pay a short visit to the Bait Al Zubair Museum before a photo stop outside the gates of the Sultan’s palace. After a short transfer to the marina, we embark on a relaxed dhow cruise (traditional fisherman’s boat) to see the Muscat coast through the eyes of the ancient seafarers who plied this route for centuries. During the cruise, soft drinks, tea, coffee and dates will be served.

In the evening, we stop at a restaurant for dinner and will be transported back through the centuries on a visit to the bustling, colourful Mutrah Souq. Here there will be lots of photo opportunities and the chance to observe the local way of life while wandering around this traditional Arab market.

Note: On some departures, some of the sightseeing detailed above will be done on Day 2 instead. Your leader will advise of your exact schedule locally.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat (or similar)

Day 2
Visit Muscat's Grand Mosque; onto Sur via beautiful Wadi Shab. Evening visit to turtle reserve
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After a hotel breakfast, we check out and visit the Grand Mosque, the highlight of the Omani capital. The handmade carpets, chandeliers and the ceiling of the great dome in the main prayer room are must-sees.

Please note: Women should be fully covered and carry a headscarf; men should wear trousers.

We then drive (approximately 1hr 30min) to the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater with blue-green water at the bottom, and Wadi Tiwi where we enjoy a walk and picnic lunch before transferring (approximately one hour) to our hotel in Sur, where we spend the night.

After an early dinner, we drive (approximately one hour) to Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve. Oman is an important area for green turtles in the Indian Ocean and the green back turtles are heavily protected by the government of Oman. In fact, more than 275 of the Sultanate’s beaches double as nesting grounds for five of the seven recognised sea turtle species, the most common being the green back.

Here we are led to the beach by an ecologist to see turtles return to their beach to lay eggs. (Please note, the main nesting season is June to August; at other times of the year, there may or not be turtles every night but a visit to the reserve is still worthwhile).

Accommodation: Sur Plaza (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Drive to Wadi Bani Khalid, swim in the turquoise pools and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue to Wahiba Sands and explore the spectacular dunes. Overnight in the desert.
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This morning after breakfast, we transfer (approximately 1hr 45min) to the desert oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid to relax and enjoy a swim in the beautiful turquoise pools. We also have a picnic lunch before continuing (approximately 60 to 90 minutes) to the Wahiba Desert.

Please note, occasionally wild swimming in the wadi may not be possible due to safety reasons if, for example, water levels are high following rainfall or if it is raining at the time of your visit as the rocks can be slippery – your leader will inform you if swimming is not advisable.

Here, on the edge of the desert, we change vehicles from the minibus to 4WDs to begin our desert experience.

The Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating red and white sands and dunes rising up to 655ft (200m) are also host to a variety of flora and fauna. The ever-changing patterns of the dunes are a photographer’s delight. We drive towards the dunes and our desert accommodation (approximately one hour) to check-in for the evening.

During our time at the camp, there is sometimes the opportunity to take a camel ride (optional – extra cost).

Accommodation: Arabian Nights Resort (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Morning visit to a Bedouin family and enjoy Omani coffee; visit Birkat al Mouz and walk through its oasis and date plantations; onto Nizwa

We have breakfast at our desert accommodation before checking out and driving towards the ancient city of Nizwa, the former capital of Oman. En route, we visit a Bedouin family and enjoy kahwa (Omani coffee) and spend time with them learning about their customs and traditional way of life.

We continue our drive via Birkat al Mouz, one of the best-known village ruins in the region. We walk through its oasis and date plantations before continuing to Nizwa. With the two sets of ruins, a large banana plantation and the scenic surroundings, the site is also home to the old Falaj irrigation system listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

Upon arrival in Nizwa, we check into our hotel where we spend the next two nights.

Accommodation: Al Diyar Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5
Transfer to Jabrin, one of the finest castles in Oman; stop at historic Bahla Fort; enjoy a walk and picnic lunch in Wadi Nakhr. Visit Jebel Shams for amazing views
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After breakfast at the hotel, we take a short drive (approximately 30 minutes) to visit Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles built in the late 17th century, which became a seat of Omani learning. The castle displays the highest achievement in Omani ceiling painting and beautifully executed woodcarvings.

We also pause at Bahla Fort for a photo, the only Unesco-listed fort in the country and lovingly restored over many years before transferring (approximately 1hr 30min) to Wadi Nakhr for a short walk. We have lunch in a restaurant before proceeding to Jebel Shams, the highest mountain in Oman, and where we can enjoy spectacular views of the ‘Grand Canyon of Arabia’.

Later in the afternoon, we transfer (approximately 45 minutes) to the village of Misfat Al Arbayeen, passing the ruins of an old fort on the way. We continue through narrow alleys between old stone houses and take a short walk in Al Hamra village before returning (approximately 30 minutes) to Nizwa for the evening.

Accommodation: Al Diyar Hotel (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
See the Nizwa cattle auction, fort and souq; continue to Nakhal Fort and hot spring; back to Muscat for final evening

Today is a long day and we start our morning with a visit to the live cattle auction market in Nizwa, the one day of the week where this ancient city truly comes alive with farmers and traders arriving from near and far to barter and trade in one of the most renowned markets in the Middle East.

We visit the impressive Nizwa Fort, built in the 17th century to defend the natural wealth and strategic location of the city. Later we visit the renowned souq, famous for intricately handcarved khanjars (traditional curved daggers), silver jewellery and livestock trading.

Departing Nizwa, we continue to Wadi Bani Auf; this stretch of graded road is very adventurous as it involves steep bends and bumpy roads. In wet conditions, it may not be possible to drive this section of road due to safety. If this occurs, we take an alternative route.

We then stop at the charming mountain village of Bilad Sayt, where one is struck by the beauty of the landscape. Lunch today will be a packed lunch.

This afternoon, we have a photo stop at Nakhal Fort and hot spring. The exact date on which this ancient fort was built is unknown, but many believe it was constructed in pre-Islamic times, more than 1,500 years ago.

We then transfer back to Muscat for our final evening in the capital city of Oman.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat (or similar)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
End Muscat

The tour ends this morning and it’s time to begin our return journey home. If you’d like a bit more time to explore Oman, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels and Wahiba Sands desert resort

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We spend five nights in comfortable hotels and one night in a desert resort with a spectacular location in Wahiba Sands. Below are the hotels we typically use:

Muscat: Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat (nights 1 and 6)

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We start and finish at this 153-room Radisson Blu resort, just 9mi (15km) from Muscat International Airport. There’s local and international cuisine at Olivos Restaurant and plenty of drinks at the Lazy Lizard bar. Alternatively, you may prefer a dip in the temperature-controlled outdoor pool or to relax on a sun lounger.

Sur: Sur Plaza (night 2)

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Enjoy traditional Omani hospitality during our stay at the 89-room Sur Plaza. There’s a pool and gym, while the Oyster Restaurant (which serves a mixture of local and international cuisines) has views over the mountains.

Wahiba Sands: Arabian Nights Resort (night 3)

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Spend an unforgettable night at this desert resort, which is only reachable by 4×4. Despite the remote location of the resort, the villa-style rooms are comfortable and there’s even a pool for a quick dip in the desert. There’s also a restaurant serving local and international dishes, plus a pool bar mixing up cocktails.

Nizwa: Al Diyar Hotel (nights 4-5)

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Simple and traditional, Al Diyar provides a well-located place to stay for our adventures. It also has two outdoor pools and a restaurant, while Nizwa Souq is around five minutes’ drive away.

Worth knowing

  • With accommodation in Oman, couples – particularly unmarried couples – may be automatically allocated twin beds rather than doubles, unless requested otherwise. Please advise us at the time of booking if you are travelling as a couple and would like to request a double bed.

Single supplement from £ 380

Food & Drink

All breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners are included.

Omani cuisine is influenced by Arab, Persian, Indian, Asian, Eastern Mediterranean and African cuisine. Rice is a staple and often includes a variety of flavours and ingredients, while fish and meat, such as chicken and lamb, feature prominently. Dishes are full of rich mixtures of spices, herbs and marinades. Dates are much loved and are an essential part of the Omani diet.

Curry, soups, fresh salads and vegetable dishes are all very common. Coffee is the national beverage but tea is also drunk. Yoghurt drinks and soft drinks are also popular. Alcohol is not readily available but can be purchased in some hotels and likely to be quite expensive.

During the tour, you have the opportunity to taste and experience a variety of dishes and eat in local restaurants. Included lunches will be picnic lunches and other meals will be eaten in cafes/eateries. The night spent at the desert camp includes a barbecue with traditional dishes.

Non-Muslims are permitted to bring in two litres of alcohol by air only. Alcohol may be purchased at Muscat airport after having cleared immigration. Care must be taken not to cause offence through the use of alcohol and should not be consumed in public places apart from licensed premises, such as hotels and restaurants. It is generally not a problem to bring your own alcohol into hotels but please always ask the hotel first out of courtesy.

Please advise at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.

Transport

Throughout the tour, we travel in air-conditioned minibuses and 4x4s. Road conditions in Oman are generally very good, but there will be some bumpy journeys when driving off road in 4x4s and over the dunes in Wahiba Sands. Distances and transfer times are relatively short with the longest drive during the tour approximately 3hr 30min.

Weather & Seasonality

Temperatures and humidity are high throughout the year on the coast. May to September is the hottest season, so we avoid scheduling trips at this time. Temperatures rise even higher inland, but here humidity is lower so higher temperatures are more tolerable and nights are cooler. In spring and autumn, expect sunny weather throughout with warm to hot days (around 35C/95F) and pleasant night temperatures. There is little chance of any rain except from December to February. February will be cooler. In December, days are warm (20C-25C/68F-77F).

Joining Instructions

Key information

Start hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Street Al Khuwair Muscat PC 133 Al Kuleiah St, Al Khuwair St, 939
Phone: +968 24 487777
Recommended arrival time: Arrive at the start hotel before midday to ensure you can join the main group briefing and the dhow cruise in the afternoon
Airport: Muscat Airport (MCT)

Getting to the start hotel

The start hotel is approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the airport. Exodus provides one group arrival transfer from the airport, which is timed to coincide with the arrival of a chosen flight from London, UK. You may join this transfer at no extra cost, provided you can be at the airport before the transfer leaves. Speak to your sales representative for the group arrival transfer times or to arrange a private transfer.

If you would like further information on joining this trip, please speak to your sales representative.

Catching your return flight

There’s a group departure transfer to the airport for customers who Exodus booked onto a chosen flight to London, UK. Please speak to your sales representative if you wish to join. If the group departure transfer does not suit your flight time, speak to your sales representative to arrange an alternative transfer.

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: Muscat
Location end: Muscat

What To Take

Essential Equipment

Oman is a Muslim country and so modest dress is required. Your leader will advise if you are unsure at any time but below are some guidelines:

  • Dress code for women: While long sleeves and full-length skirts/trousers (pants) are preferred, cropped trousers/skirts below the knee and short-sleeved T-shirts are acceptable for tourists in most places but shoulders should always be covered and necklines should be modest. Tight-fitted or transparent clothing should be avoided altogether. At religious sites, such as mosques, women need to have full-length bottoms and sleeves and will be required to wear a headscarf. Also, in shopping malls, long trousers or a full-length skirt are a must.
  • Dress code for men: Long shorts (knee-length minimum) and long trousers are suitable. Mosques: long trousers and sleeves and enclosed shoes. Also, in shopping malls, long trousers are a must.
  • Dress code for swimming: At hotel pools, a swimming costume or bikini is fine (costume preferable to bikini). For swimming at the wadi, please wear a pair of shorts/leggings and a T-shirt over your swimwear. Access to the upper pools at the wadi is not via an established path but over rocky terrain so please ensure you pack appropriate shoes.
  • Shoes: Should be removed before entering a home or mosque

Items to pack

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Towel for swimming in the wadi
  • Something to protect your camera from sand
  • Backpack
  • Fleece or jacket for the cooler evenings, especially in the desert
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Large refillable water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight) for the desert camp and turtle viewing
  • Anti-bacterial hand gel
  • A first-aid kit is carried on each trip, but you should bring your own with diarrhoea treatment, painkillers, rehydration sachets, plasters (band-aids) and a blister treatment kit
  • Insect repellent is highly recommended.

Medications

In Oman, some medication requires a doctor’s letter and/or a prescription to be carried with you when travelling into and around the country. There are different requirements and regulations on bringing in drugs including restrictions on amounts you can travel with and needing to carry a medical report or letter from your doctor with a valid prescription not older than six months. Please check with your closest Omani embassy or consulate for further details if you are travelling to Oman with prescription drugs.

Practical Information

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for six 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

Oman

Nationals from Britain, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require a visa for stays of up to 14 days. To qualify for the visa exemption, you must meet certain requirements, including having a confirmed hotel booking, health insurance and a return ticket – you should have hard copies of these to hand upon arrival. Visit the Foreign Ministry of Oman website for a full list of the 103 visa-exempt countries and for more information.

If your stay is more than 14 days, or your nationality is not on the exempt list, then you  require a visa. We recommend applying for an e-visa before you travel. Applications can be made through the Royal Oman Police Portal.

As visa processes can change, we advise checking with your local Omani embassy or consulate.

Vaccinations and Health

Oman

There are no required vaccinations. However, you may want to consider vaccinations for tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies. Please confirm with your doctor or travel clinic. You will also need a yellow fever vaccination certificate if you’re arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission (or Rwanda or Tanzania) or transiting for more than 12 hours through the same.

Local Time

Oman's time zone: Asia/Muscat (UTC +04:00)

Electricity

Oman's electricity: Plug type G (three rectangular pins) – 240V, 50Hz

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Money

Oman's currency: Omani rial (OMR)

ATM Availability

ATMs are available in the main towns and after baggage collection on arrival into Muscat Airport. Visa/Mastercard or American Express are the most widely used cards at ATMs.

It is possible to get Omani rials in advance. If bringing cash, this can be exchanged easily at the airport or in Muscat at the souk. On departure, you can change any unused rials into international currencies in the airport departure terminal once you clear immigration and security.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

You will need about 30 rials (US$75) for all other meals, which will allow you to eat well. Apart from the food, you should allow money to cover drinks and souvenirs.

While most meals are included on this trip, there are some dinners and lunches not included. Alcohol is not readily available but can be purchased in some hotels and restaurants; it is likely to be quite expensive.

You may also wish to purchase souvenirs in the souqs we visit.

Optional excursions

Camel ride at desert camp

  • 10 to 15-minute ride inside camp: 5.80 rials (US$15)
  • 45-minute ride outside camp in desert: 31 rials (US$80)

Tipping

Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work with Exodus. Although accepted as part of the local culture, tipping is entirely at your discretion for both the leader and the local staff. For ease, your leader will usually offer to collect a group tipping kitty to tip the drivers and other staff along the way – the kitty will usually be around 20 rials (US$50) per person but this may vary depending on group size.

If you are happy with the service you have received and would like to tip your leader, then as a guideline, around 10 rials (approximately US$25) per person would be appreciated. This amount is given as a guideline only as often people are unsure of what is appropriate to tip in a foreign country but tipping is, of course, entirely at your discretion.

People, Places & Planet

We work hard to create trips that have a positive impact on the people and places we visit and look after the planet we explore. Learn more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice here and find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.

Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:

People

How this trip helps improve life for local communities.

  • Local guides keep you well informed about local traditions and cultural-social sensitivities.
  • This trip brings income and opportunity to the destination community through the inclusion of locally owned hotels, restaurants, and other enterprises, and by championing locally produced food wherever possible.
  • We visit the Sidab Women’s Association, which is focused on women’s empowerment. They make reusable bags, which guests can purchase in support of their initiatives.
  • On a couple of occasions, local families cater lunch which provides a great opportunity to share cultures.
  • Read more about our other initiatives here.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • By travelling in a small group, we ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively reduce waste; this includes eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles by providing refills for reusable bottles.
  • The payment of entrance fees to natural reserves and archaeological sites generates income used to upkeep and develop these important sites.
  • This trip visits the Ras Al Jinz centre for turtle watching. The entrance fees are used for conservation initiatives.
  • We rewild 1,075sqft (100sqm) per passenger to compensate for all trip and flight emissions.
  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who travels with us.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this trip low.

  • Accommodation and restaurants in the itinerary use locally sourced food which has not been transported long distances.
  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.

Tips for sustainable travel on this trip

  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring a reusable water bottle on this trip, also consider avoiding single-use hotel toiletries, which generate a large amount of plastic waste.

Important Information

Water safety

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. You should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim. Open-water or wild swim spots should be treated with extreme caution. Information on how to keep yourself safe while swimming is shown here.

This trip goes near an area deemed unsafe to visit by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whose advice we follow when operating our trips. While our itinerary doesn’t go to these areas, you should familiarise yourself with your local government’s advice if you are planning any pre- or post-trip travel. Any independent travel to areas currently against your local government advice is entirely at your own risk and unlikely to be covered by your travel insurance.

Important Information

Your safe participation 

When 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, please call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary. 

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely take part 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. 

By booking this trip you agree to our Booking Conditions which clearly state that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these rare instances 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. 

How to Book

  1. Check availability: Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.
  2. Secure your place: You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.
  3. Complete your booking and payment

When you’re ready to book, go to our website for online bookings, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque.

After booking

You will receive your booking confirmation letter and invoice, which includes extra information and guidance about your travel arrangements.

Full joining instructions, including local emergency numbers and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately two to three 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.

Trip Note validity

These Trip Notes are valid from the “Current as” date on page one. They will occasionally be updated after booking and before departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary, customers will be written to separately. They will also receive a link to the most up-to-date Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions before travelling.

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; to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, 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.

Licensing

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 money paid to us for your trip is fully protected.