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A Taste of Cuba Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Trip Code:
Activity Level: Leisurely

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

9 Days Flight Inclusive
8 Days Land only
Ages: 16+

Trip Overview

Beginning and ending in the vibrant city of Havana, this trip visits four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one week. The Vinales Valley, Old Havana and the colourful colonial towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Along the way discover Cuba's fascinating history, learn how to dance Cuban salsa like a local and have a go at making the perfect mojito! 

At a Glance

  • 7 nights Casas Particulares 
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned private coach
  • Some long journeys

Trip Highlights

  • Learn to dance salsa in Trinidad
  • Visit to a tobacco farm and walk through tobacco plantations in the UNESCO Vinales Valley
  • Spend seven nights in Cuban guesthouses
  • Visit Playa Ancon
  • Cuban Tourist Cards included for all UK residents

Is This Trip for You?

In this itinerary we travel in the comfort of a private air-conditioned coach. Journey times are kept to a minimum where possible. The longest journey on this trip is 7 hours on day 3, and there is another long distance to cover on day 6. Travel times can vary depending on traffic and weather.

During our time in Cuba we stay in some of the most characteristic destinations on the island, including Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Vinales. Along the way we have a salsa class, learn about Cuba's fascinating revolutionary history and current communist system and walk in the countryside of Vinales Valley.

Please be aware that mobile networks don’t make or receive calls particularly well in Cuba, and coverage may not be available in many locations. 4G was introduced in Cuba in October 2019 for the first time but not all phone networks work in Cuba, so please check with your service provider. Also please note that few hotels have Wi-Fi. Some will have internet in their lobby, and you will also find some Wi-Fi spots in the main plazas in towns. Using the internet in Cuba is relatively expensive, around 1-3 CUC per hour and you have to purchase WiFi scratch cards at either official shops or at some hotels, often you'll encounter long queues. Wi-Fi can be very slow, so it’s best to assume that you won’t be able to find a reliable internet connection whilst travelling.

Over the years we have built strong working relationships with suppliers and we have managed to prevent any major problems from affecting our groups. Nevertheless, all travellers should be aware that last minute hotel cancellations are a possibility and could affect your trip, especially during the high season in Havana (Oct to March). In the event of any necessary changes we will endeavour to ensure a property of the same standard and similar location is used. On some occasions an overnight hotel stay may be replaced with a night in a casa, or vice versa.

In addition to being prepared for potential last minute hotel changes, it is possible that you will be confronted by other minor frustrations whilst travelling in Cuba. We encourage all travellers to go with an open mind, and with realistic expectations at what a visit to Cuba entails. If your guide announces a change of plans then please be assured that everything possible has been done behind the scenes in order to make satisfactory alternative arrangements. 

Please note: As an American owned company, Exodus programmes to Cuba are fully compliant with the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) general license for Support for the Cuban People travel. 

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as not suitable for full wheelchair users, but it may be suitable for other persons of reduced mobility. Please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.


The trip is led by an English-speaking Cuban guide, accompanied by a driver.

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Land Only

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Flight Inclusive

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Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Havana.

    Land only clients will meet the group at the start accommodation.

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

  • Day 2

    To Vinales Valley; walk through tobacco plantations.

    Today we travel to Vinales Valley, in the west of Cuba. Famous for its rolling tobacco plantations and collection of limestone karsts dotted along the valley, it's not hard to see why Vinales was awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status. Joined by a local resident we walk through the 'Valley of Silence' to soak up rural Cuban life as farmers tend to their crops using traditional farming methods. We'll also visit a tobacco farm to learn about one of the island's most famous exports and meet with a local tobacco farmer to help understand the growing process. After checking into our overnight accommodation in Casa Particulares, we visit an organic farm in the hills of Viñales for a sunset dinner overlooking the valley.

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

    Meals included:
  • Day 3

    To Cienfuegos via the Bay of Pigs.

    This morning we set off on a long drive eastward to Cienfuegos. We stop for lunch at the Bay of Pigs at a small beachfront restaurant with a large Cuban welcome. The speciality here is fresh fish caught by local fisherman just off the coast. Time permitting, you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. This region of the Zapata Peninsula is a National Park and swamp providing a habitat for some of the most important bird species in Cuba. We are joined by a local nature expert who will introduce us to the natural landscape and characteristics of the area. We will also have some time to explore the Giron Museum, which exhibits items from the failed invasion by CIA-backed Cuban Americans. Afterwards we will carry on our transfer to Cienfuegos. The city of Cienfuegos is full of architectural delights and Cuban spirit, with a beautiful main square and restored buildings. On arrival we check into our casas for the night. Tonight, we enjoy a Cuban themed evening which will include Cuban music, delicious roast pork, rum and dominoes prepared by our fabulous host Lily.

    Today's travel time is approx. 7 hours.

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

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  • Day 4

    Bici taxi tour of Cienfuegos; to Trinidad UNESCO World Heritage Site; walking tour of Trinidad.

    This morning we will start by having a city tour on Bici Taxis. One of the best ways to get around is by Bici Taxi, a fun tour using Cuba’s eco-friendly and typical city transport. Each Bici Taxi can accommodate two people and will be pedalled by a local resident (most of whom like to introduce their guests to reggaeton music!) The Bici Taxi tour is a great time to talk to local Cienfuegos residents and have a go at practising your Spanish.

    Afterwards we depart Cienfuegos and drive down the coast to Trinidad. Trinidad has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988 and is perhaps the best-preserved colonial town on the island. Exploring Trinidad can feel like entering a time warp, its colourful, cobbled streets and horse drawn transportation whisking us back. There are many interesting museums housed in old colonial buildings and music drifts through the streets and plazas, bringing the town to life. We have a walking tour with a local resident who will give us an insider perspective of what it’s like to live in Trinidad. The tour of the city will also include a visit to the ‘Casa Templo de Santaria de Yemaya’ where we will find out about the Santeria Afro-Cuban religion.

    We'll stay overnight in charming Casa Particulares, private Bed and Breakfast accommodation in local Cuban houses. Our dinner this evening will be at a private paladar where a local collective of musicians will perform interpretations of classic Cuban trova songs. This is sure to be a lively evening and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Cuban music with its distinct rhythms.

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

    Meals included:
  • Day 5

    Discover Playa Ancon; cocktail and salsa class in Trinidad.

    This morning we transfer to Playa Ancon making a short stop to visit the picturesque fishing village of La Boca. This is a popular spot with local fishermen, who we will meet and get a chance to speak to about the fishing industry in Cuba. Then we will carry on to Playa Ancon and enjoy some time on the beach. It is a great place to swim or you can simply just dip your toes and relax. Afterwards we have an authentic Cuban lunch prepared for us. Back in Trinidad we join the Santander family and enjoy a pottery-making class. Here we will learn the skills that have been passed down by several generations of this Cuban family before making our very own pottery with the guidance of a family member.

    Also this afternoon we meet a Cuban barman who is an expert at making the perfect mojito! They will give a mojito making lesson and everyone in the group will have a go at mixing their own in the authentic Cuban way. Afterwards we’ll take part in a salsa class with Cuban dance partners. There will be one dance partner for each member of the group, to assist with teaching the correct salsa moves. Trinidad is known for its nightlife, so after we’ve learnt the basics of salsa we’ll go to the town’s ‘Casa de la Trova’ live music venue to listen to local musicians playing authentic Cuban music. This venue is always lively and sociable, with plenty of local Cuban’s keen to let us practice our dancing with them! 

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

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  • Day 6

    To Manaca Iznaga and Che Guevara's Mausoleum in Santa Clara; to Havana.

    After breakfast we will visit a traditional embroidery project in Trinidad which showcases traditional embroidery project in Trinidad.

    As we have a long transfer today, we will bring packed lunches with us from our accommodation. Leaving Trinidad we head to Manaca Iznaga, where we learn about the sugar growing history surrounding the Valle de los Ingenios, a hugely important industry for Cuba during the 18th and 19th centuries.

    We will also visit an idyllic country farmhouse run by a charming couple, a botanist and farmer. On the property they grow medicinal plants, fruit, and have a small coffee plantation. As well as being welcomed into their house for a ‘cafecito’ we’ll have a short walk around the property with the owners, learning about small-scale agriculture techniques and industry in rural Cuba.

    Our next stop is Santa Clara, the site of the last battle of the Cuban Revolution in December 1958, just before Fidel Castro took Havana. Che Guevara and his troops ambushed an armoured train carrying arms to Santiago de Cuba and this was a major turning point in the Revolution. We visit the Mausoleum of Che Guevara and his comrades who died in Bolivia before driving back to Havana for dinner at a private paladar.

    Today's travel time is approx. 5 hours

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

    Meals included:
  • Day 7

    Havana city tour on foot and by classic car.

    This morning we set off for a walking tour of old and new Havana, Cuba's capital and the largest city in the Caribbean. Havana is a busy, bustling, energetic capital. The area of Old Havana is often described as a living museum, with its marvellous monuments, cathedrals and palaces. This is the finest surviving Spanish colonial complex in the Americas. Preserved by a combination of minimal war damage, post-revolution restoration work and the millions of dollars invested since it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982. During our tour we visit a ration store, food market and artisan market.

    There is no better way to see Havana than by classic car, and so in the early evening we continue our tour of the capital in style, travelling in immaculately looked after classic cars in vibrant colours. Visiting both the old and new areas of the city, we discover the distinct neighbourhoods of the capital, stopping at points of interest for explanations and stories. Feel free to ask questions about why the streets of Cuba are filled with classic American cars manufactured in the 1950’s and how on earth the owners manage to maintain them!

    Accommodation: Casa Particulares

    Meals included:
  • Day 8

    End Havana.

    This morning is free to relax or do some last minute sightseeing in Havana's old town before those on group flights transfer to the airport in the afternoon.

    Meals included:


Casa Particulares

You will spend 7 nights in Casas Particulares. All of our Cuban itineraries include staying in privately-run 'Casas Particulares' as an alternative to staying in hotels. These are traditional Cuban properties that enable you to have a rewarding insight into the local lifestyle and culture by staying as a guest in a Cuban home. Rooms are on a twin-share basis with air conditioning. Please note that power cuts do regularly occur in Cuba, hot water supplies are not always guaranteed and water pressure can be temperamental. All properties that we use have been inspected and assessed by our local operator in Cuba. Some are large multi-room houses that are home to entire families, others are run by individuals, and in some cases the owners live elsewhere. The houses that we use will be in close vicinity whenever possible, and we do our best to ensure that those in single room accommodation are always within a house where other Exodus clients are staying.

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

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Single supplement from £210.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners included.

Cuba is not renowned for its culinary excellence and some ingredients are just not possible to get hold of (due in no small part to the long trade embargo implemented by the US). As such, flavours tend to be relatively simple, with most mealtimes consisting of meat or fish accompanied by rice and salad/vegetables. Seafood is widely available on the coast, including cheap and abundant lobster! Vegetarians will probably find they have the most limited choice. Snack food is not freely available in Cuba so you may wish to consider taking some with you.

Paladares are likely to be a highlight of any visit to Cuba - they are one of the few types of private enterprise allowed (although still heavily regulated), where families or entrepreneurs are allowed to set up a restaurant. The atmosphere this creates and opportunity to integrate with local Cubans will no doubt enhance your stay! We recommend that you allow CUC 30 pp per day for the lunches and evening meals on the days where food is not included.

Drinking water will be provided on the coach. Please bring your own refillable water bottles.


We use a private, air-conditioned coach throughout the tour.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

The dry season runs from November through to April (with December to March being the peak holiday months for traditional style tourism). It is very humid between May and October, with heavy rains at times and the possibility of hurricanes. July and August are some of the most popular months to visit Cuba by sun-seekers from Europe and Canada but are extremely hot (average 28ºC) and wet. Cuba has an average of 6 hours sunshine per day with a more or less constant humidity of 62%. Water temperature normally ranges from 24ºto 28ºC.

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Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 9 Days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of Virgin Atlantic (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed
until approximately two weeks before departure.

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Havana

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Havana in the afternoon of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

Accommodation check‐in times are normally from around 4pm.

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

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.

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What to Take

Essential Equipment

Refillable water bottle (1-2 litre capacity)




Waterproof rain poncho or waterproofs

Short trousers


Swimming gear


Insect repellent

Hand sanitiser

At time of writing the standard weight limit for hold baggage on the recommended international carrier for this trip is 23kg. We recommend packing only one piece of checked baggage.

As advice about luggage allowances for both hand and hold luggage is subject to change, we suggest you check the airline's website for the latest information prior to your departure.

Optional Equipment

It is a good idea to bring some light clothes which cover the legs and arms to wear in the evenings: this will help to prevent the mosquitoes biting.


If you would like to bring items to Cuba in order to donate, then items that are welcomed include: good condition second-hand clothes and children's shoes, second-hand mobile phones with chargers, school stationery such as pens/pencils/notebooks, toiletries, and small gifts such as toys or balls. Rather than
spending lots of money, it is a good opportunity to find new homes for unused goods. We cannot guarantee that every departure will feature a scheduled stop at a school or community project, but if you bring items with you then the group leader will assist you by offering advice on where to take your donation. Sanitary items, known locally as 'intimas', are on the ration list for Cubans and are often very hard to come by. If you would like to pack some sanitary towels in your luggage these will be hugely appreciated and can be passed on to your guide who will distribute to good homes with the help of our local operational partners in Cuba. 

Reading List

Cuba Handbook
Christopher P.Baker, Moon Publication
The best and most comprehensive guidebook available.

Insight Guide to Cuba
APA Publications
Good photography, with a profile of Fidel by Gabriel Garcia

In Focus: Cuba
Published by Latin America Bureau
A guide to the people, politics and culture by Emily Hatchwell & Simon Calder.

Guide to Cuba
Stephen Fallon, Bradt Publications
Good general guidebook ‐ but not as useful as the Cuba

The Rough Guide to Cuba
Good general guidebook.

Travellers Survival Kit: Cuba
Simon Calder & Emily Hatchwell
Probably the most popular guidebook used by independent travellers in Cuba. Strong on practical
advice for independent travellers.

Land of Miracles
Stephen Smith
Recently published account of travels in Cuba by a British journalist. Highly recommended.

Enduring Cuba
Zoe Bran, Lonely Planet Publications 2002)

For novels based in or about Cuba try:

The Old Man and the Sea, To Have and Have Not and Islands in the Stream All by Ernest Hemingway.
Our Man in Havana Graham Greene.

The Island that Dared, Journeys in Cuba
Dervla Murphy.


Practical Information



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.



British and most Western European passport holders do not require a visa but do require a tourist card. Your Cuban tourist card (valid for 30 days) is included and will be posted to you by Exodus approx. 4 weeks before travel. We will send instructions on how to fill it in but please be careful doing this as any mistakes may result in you having to purchase a new card at a cost of GBP17.00 per person + admin fee.

We will send a tourist card free of charge as long as you live at a UK or Ireland address and are national of an EU country, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or Japan. If you are not national of one of these countries or are not resident in the UK or Eire you must contact your nearest Cuban Consulate to check what visa is required - Exodus cannot provide a tourist card for you.

Please note that these tourist cards will not be valid if you are travelling via the US. If you are travelling via the US you will be subject to compliance under the same regulations as an American citizen. You cannot use a visa (Tourist Card) purchased outside the US but will have to buy a ‘pink’ Tourist Card sold only in the US at a US airport or from a US travel agent.

The Cuban entry immigration is time-consuming and most visitors encounter delays when queuing for entry into the country.

The Cuban Government passed a law stating that all tourists visiting Cuba must have travel insurance to cover medical costs. It is possible that you may be asked to provide proof of your travel insurance policy when you arrive at Havana airport, so please ensure your documents are easily accessible.

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 mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Hepatitis A. We are advised that there is no risk of malaria. 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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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

Cuba's Timezone:
America/Havana CDT (GMT -04:00)


Cuba's Electricity:

Always 2 flat pins. Most casas just have 110v, some hotels will have a combination of 110v and 220v.


Cuba's Currency

The national currency of Cuba is the Cuban Peso (CUP), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (February 2022) of approximately 33 to the GBP, 19 to the CAD, 27 to the EUR, 17 to the AUD and 16 to the NZD.

Please note this is the official exchange rate, however in practice, the exchange rate on the ground at official 'cadecas' changes every day.

Please also note the Cuban authorities have placed a total ban on exchanging USD cash (June 2021). We advise you bring EUR cash in small denominations ( EUR 5, 10 & 20 notes) as most small businesses including restaurants and bars will actively encourage payment in EUR.   Although CAD, GBP and AUD are exchangeable in the CADECA exchange offices, the EUR is currently the preferred and most easily used foreign currency in Cuba.  

It is prohibited to enter or leave Cuba carrying Cuban Peso (CUP) currency. Please make sure you have spent or exchanged any remaining CUP prior to passing through immigrations when you leave Cuba. You can do this at the CADECA exchange office at the airport but we recommend you do this before reaching the airport as queues can be long and limits to the maximum amount of CUP to be exchanged back into another currency may be applied. Any drinks, snacks, duty-free and souvenirs will now need to be paid using a credit card or cash (GBP, CAD, AUD, EUR etc.).

There is a 'cadeca' currency change facility outside of Terminal 3 at the airport (where the VS flights arrive) or the closest money-changing facility to the start hotel is within the Hotel Nacional. You can also usually change GBP or most common currencies over the reception desk in the start hotel. It is recommended to bring new unmarked banknotes if possible to avoid hassle in cadecas.


It is prohibited to enter or leave Cuba carrying Cuban Peso (CUP) currency. Please make sure you have spent or exchanged any remaining CUP prior to passing through immigrations when you leave Cuba. You can do this at the CADECA exchange office at the airport but we recommend you do this before reaching the airport as queues can be long and limits to the maximum amount of CUP to be exchanged back into another currency may be applied. Any drinks, snacks, duty-free and souvenirs will now need to be paid using a credit card or cash (GBP, CAD, AUD, EUR etc.).

There is a 'cadeca' currency change facility outside of Terminal 3 at the airport (where the VS flights arrive) or the closest money-changing facility to the start hotel is within the Hotel Nacional. You can also usually change GBP or most common currencies over the reception desk in the start hotel. It is recommended to bring new unmarked banknotes if possible to avoid hassle in cadecas.

ATM Availability

ATMs are increasingly available in Cuba, but are not yet widespread and they are regularly either out of order or empty. When working there can be long queues. They are presently confined to the larger cities and resorts and should not be relied on, hence why we suggest that you take cash with you. Credit cards may be accepted for expensive purchases in tourist shops, but acceptance is not widespread and like ATMs should not be relied upon.

Important Note: Using cards for banks which are fully or partially US owned is not possible in Cuba. Australian and Canadian travellers in particular should check with their banks prior to travel if they intend to withdraw cash. Electronic payments are not commonplace at all in Cuba, so come prepared to use cash only. 

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Drinks are generally around CUP 75-150. Supplies and shopping is very limited.

Please note that most travellers find Cuba more expensive than they expect and we recommend that you bring more spending money rather than less!



If you are happy with the services of the guide and driver, we recommend a tip of around 750 CUP per person, which you can divide in favour of the guide.

Tipping is at your own discretion but is very much part of the culture in Cuba and is usually expected. Your tour leader will offer to arrange and look after a group tipping kitty which will be used to tip local guides at individual museums and attractions, musicians and waiting staff for included meals etc. throughout the holiday. The guide will usually collect around 250 CUP from each group member at the start of the trip to cover this.

Tipping is also expected in restaurants - add about 10% to the bill.

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… 

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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.

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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 14 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.


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.

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. Swimming results in more tourists deaths than any other activity. All customers should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim, and are requested to treat the sea with extreme caution if they choose to enter the water. Details on how to keep yourself safe while swimming are shown here.



The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development 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

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting

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 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. 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.


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.