Wadi Rum dunes

Petra & Wadi Rum Adventure Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Destinations:
Jordan
Programmes:
Family
Trip Code:
FMJ
Leisurely/Moderate

Itineraries at this level will have slightly longer days, often returning to the hotel mid to late afternoon. The level of physical activity may be slightly increased, such as including a few walks or activities requiring children to be outside and active a little longer. Travelling is still however kept to a minimum and journeys (aside from airport transfers) are unlikely to be longer than 2 hours. Weather conditions - heat or cold - are more of a factor on trips at this level, for example spending time outside in the height of summer. 

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

Trip Overview

Take your family on a trip back in time where Romans roamed and Nabateans built one of the most unusual cities in the world, Petra. Starting in the north with a Gladiator show at Jerash, we head south to Petra, a city still shrowded in mystery and Wadi Rum a stunning desert that looks like Mars.  Both have featured in a number of blockbusters including Indian Jones, Star Wars, The Martian and more recently Aladdin.  Our private Exodus camp in Wadi Rum is run by a Bedouin family who will make your stay one of the most memorable parts of your holiday.  Heading further south to the Red Sea coast and the town of Aqaba its chill out time at a private beach resort.  Our adventure ends at the lowest point on earth and with one of the craziest experiences you might ever have - floating in the Dead Sea.  Swimming in its saline waters is just about impossible so lie back and relax.  The history astounds, the landscapes amaze and the hospitality of the Jordanian people will stay with you long after your holiday is over.  Jordan really has all the ingredients for a great family adventure. 

At a Glance

  • 2 nights 5 star resort with private beach, 3 nights 4 star & 2 nights comfortable hotels,1 night private camp with shower & toilet block
  • Travel by air-conditioned bus and 4x4 jeep
  • Group size 8 - 20 plus Tour Leader

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a fun Gladiator show in Jerash 
  • Have your own Indian Jones adventure in Petra
  • Star gaze in Wadi Rum
  • Chill on the Red sea coast and float in the Dead Sea

Is This Trip for You?

Activity level 2: Leisurely/Moderate

There are a few things that we advise you take into consideration before booking this trip. The night in the Wadi Rum will be spent in a private camp with a toilet and shower block. Beds with mattresses, sheets, blankets and pillows are all provided. You may like to pack a sheet liner to make sleeping more cosy. Although quite basic, a night in the desert is exciting and memorable and should be approached with a sense of adventure. 

Although this is a cultural trip, some days such as the one in Petra are full on. Your Tour leader will give you options if your family prefer to take Petra at their own pace and meet up with the group at the end of the day's tour.  There are some long distances to travel although we make comfort stops along the way.  It is a good idea to bring books or other forms of entertainment for these journeys.  The Tour leader will provide commentary during the journeys and try and break up the driving as much as possible.

The food in Jordan can be a little spicy and uses flavours that children may not be used to. Please bear this in mind when ordering in restaurants. It is possible to find food that avoids this but the meals may lack a little variety. 

It can be hot in Jordan, please ensure that your children are well protected from the sun with sunscreen and hats and that you all keep well hydrated. During the winter months warm clothes will be needed for mornings and at nights. 

Please note Ramadan runs from 2 April to 1 May 2022.  Ramadan is a special time to visit Jordan as it is one of the most important times on the Muslim calendar. Each evening the streets empty while people return home to break the fast and then there is an air of festivity every evening. Our leaders and drivers choose to work at this time so we continue to run trips however please be aware their energy levels may be slightly lower. Tourist sites are still open although closing times may be earlier than usual. Your leader will know how the timings for each day need to be adapted in order to still experience all the inclusions on this trip. Restaurants may close during the day and this is also accounted for in planning meal arrangements for your group. Shops are usually open though their hours may vary and they will definitely be closed during the breaking of the fast. To fully enjoy your holiday experience at this unique time of year we suggest patience and flexibility. (In fact these are useful at any time of year on any overseas holiday.)

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Adult min age:
15
Child min age:
9
Child max age:
16
Min group size:
8
Max group size:
20

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Amman
End City:
Dead Sea

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Amman

    We start at our hotel in Amman on day 1 of the itinerary.  Those on the group flights from London will arrive in the evening.  Land only clients need to provide their flight details if they would like to receive a FREE arrival transfer. Your leader will leave instructions for you at the hotel. 

    4-Star hotel

  • Day 2

    Gladiator show; tour Roman city of Jerash

    After breakfast we take our first steps back in time to the Roman City of Jerash.  The Hippodrome and it's history come alive with an entertaining Gladiator show, where chariots complete curcuits in a cloud of dust and Roman soldiers show off their maneuvers. At the end of the show you can even get a photo with the actors who are rigged out in traditional uniforms and armour.  In ancient times Jerash was a city of great wealth and importance.  Settled as a town during the reign of Alexander the Great it reached its zenith during the period of the Decapolis -  a group of ten great Roman cities on the eastern frontier of their empire.  Walking along the well preserved Roman roads, wandering through the market place and climbing the steps of the theatres is bound to capture the imagination of everyone in the family.  After our Roman adventure return to Amman for free time and maybe a dip in the hotel pool. 

    4-Star hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    To Petra via Mt Nebo and Madaba

    Leaving Amman pur first stop is Mt Nebo where Moses stood looking down on the promised land.  Race to the top and take a family photo on this historic spot.   Our next stop is the market town of Madaba famous for its Byzantine-era mosaics the most famous of which is the oldest map of Palestine in existence.  Crafted in 560 AD it depicts all the major Biblical sites of the Middle East from Egypt to Palestine.  A visit to a mosaic workshop reveals how these arts of work are made.  The oldest mosaic found in the world has been dated back to the 3rd Millennium BC.   Before leaving Madaba fill up your water bottle with one of the many delicious fresh local juices.  We continue our journey south through deserts and amazing canyons stopping at a high point for wonderful views,  to see some of the fossils found in the area which used to be under the sea and have a picnic lunch.   On arrival at Wadi Musa the gateway to Petra there is free time to settle into our hotel. 

    Comfortable hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 4

    Explore magical Petra

    This morning we start early to avoid the heat of the day and maybe your family are too excited to sleep anyway because today is our Indian Jones adventure into the Lost city of Petra. We start our early wandering through the Siq, a natural gateway to one of the world's most spectacular landmarks.  Along the way we pass 'Djinn' blocks.   Djinn is an Arabic word meaning spirits and is the source of the English word for Genie. So maybe these monoliths can grant wishes.  Suddenly through a narrow opening in the rock we get our first glimpse of the famous Al-Khazneh or Treasury.  Featured in the 1989 blockbuster film 'Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade' the astonishing sites of Petra were brought to the attention of the world.  Since then travelling to this ancient city has been added to many people's must see list.   So pinch yourself to make sure you're not dreaming.  We continue exploring this amazing city scrambling up hills to find huge tombs and palaces.  Winding our way around the hillsides we stop for a picnic lunch before exploring the Colonnaded street and Great temple.  Heading back along the main street we re-enter the Siq leaving behind a magical city that will probably stay in your memory forever.   The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to relax. 

    Comfortable hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 5

    To Aqaba on the Red Sea coast

    After breakfast we head to Little Petra to climb through cave rooms and explore a much less crowed site.  From here we head to Aqaba, Jordan's port and premier beach resort on the Red Sea. Our hotel has a private white sandy beach, lagoon style pool and options for water sports and snorkelling.  It has a number of restaurants and is close to the down town area where you will find a small market and more cafes and restaurants. This afternoon is free to relax. As the sun sets meet up with the tour leader and its time to dive into the colourful bazaars and have fun haggling for a souvenir.

    5-Star beach resort 

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Free time to snorkel, swim, relax in Aqaba

    Today you have some extra time to enjoy what Aqaba has to offer or, alternatively, just to relax on the beach. The pool area of our resort features artistic fountains surrounded by palm trees and there are water sports available, including snorkelling and scuba diving among the amazing Red Sea coral.  The hotel also has a spa and wellness centre and a gym so the needs of the whole family are catered for. Your Tour leader can arrange fun time on the beach and in the evening they will arrange a group dinner in Aqaba for those who want to join. 

    5-Star beach resort

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Wadi Rum jeep adventure; sleep in a desert camp

    Leaving the Red Sea coast it's time to head into the desert and our private Exodus camp.  Basic but beautiful we join a Bedouin family who are our hosts. There’s a small sand dune nearby which is great fun to roll down. Later in the day we bounce around the dunes in our jeeps and then scramble up some rocks to watch the sunset. This evening we can go star gazing and maybe even meet up with some of the animals that come out at night.  Our dinner is cooked the traditional Bedouin way under the ground and there's a campfire where we can sit and talk.  Camping in Wadi Rum is an experience of a lifetime. 

    Permanent Bedouin camp

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    From Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea

    Up early today to say goodbye to our new Bedouin friends and head to the lowest point on earth the Dead sea. Our family orientated resport has outdoor pools with water slides and a terrace overlooking the Dead Sea.  Have fun floating in the saline waters, rub on the mineral-rich mud for a great family photo and enjoy the swimming pools our resort has to offer. Tonight, get together with the rest of the group to share all the memories of our Jordan adventures over dinner and maybe cement new friendships.

    4-Star hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    Trip ends Dead Sea

    For Land only guests the trip ends after breakfast at the Dead Sea.  By prior arrangement you can join the group transfer to the airport which leaves in time to catch the Royal Jordanian flight back to London. Our sales team can also arrange a private transfer at extra cost. 

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels & Camping

We spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Amman, 2 nights in a comfortable hotel in Petra, 2 nights in a 5-star beach resort in Aqaba and the final night in a 4-star hotel at the Dead sea.  We also have one night in a desert camp in Wadi Rum. The camp is for the sole use of the Exodus group and offers an experience of Bedouin hospitality your family will never forget. 

Throughout the tour we use hotels with en suite facilities and air conditioning and wifi. Some hotels have more facilities than others however it is always good to keep in mind that the star rating in Jordan is quite different to what you may expect at home. Sometimes we may use less centrally located hotels in the interests of comfort. Accommodation in Petra is limited and demands on the infrastructure are high; this creates occasional problems with hot water and plumbing for all hotels. In general, the hotels in Petra are of an older style and more basic in comparison with the rest of Jordan.

At the Wadi Rum camp there are traditional style tents equipped with basic beds, sheets and blankets. There are plumbed toilets and basins, and simple shower facilities with (limited) hot water.

Single supplements are available for this trip however cannot be guaranteed at Wadi Rum. Please enquire at the time of booking for details and up-to-date prices.

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.

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

Single supplement from £320.00

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, two picnic lunches and a lunch at our Wadi Rum camp and a dinner at our Wadi Rum Camp and at the Dead Sea resort are included.

 When meals are not included we usually eat in local restaurants and on some occasions the leader will take those who wish to a restaurant for a 'mezze' style meal. These allow fast service with a variety of good quality food for the group and usually cost 15-20 JOD per person ( GBP 15-20, USD 19-26, CAD 25-34, AUD 28-37 ). If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice; however, mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a good, filling choice. There is also a good choice of seafood available when at the Red Sea. While camping in Wadi Rum we enjoy a traditional meal called Zarb which is cooked underground.  This consists of rice with a selection including chicken, lamb and vegetables. Vegetables will be cooked separate to the meat.  It is great fun to see it being dug up and the result is a delicious hearty meal. 

Transportation

For most of this trip we use one air-conditioned mini or midibus depending on group size and local drivers. Occasionally we will use 2 vehicles for the group. To reach the Wadi Rum camp and to explore the desert of Wadi Rum we use basic 4-wheel-drive vehicles that are owned by the Bedouin family that hosts us. The vehicles are appropriate for local desert travel, but may fall below normal vehicle safety standards expected on our trips. As there are no other vehicles available and as we are not travelling by road we feel that they are adequate for the job.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Spring and autumn are very popular as it is cooler, at around 24ºC in the day and down to 8ºC at night. Rain is more likely, but protracted bad weather is unlikely.
Summer in Jordan is hot and dry, but not unpleasant. Daytime maximum temperatures are around 32ºC in Amman. Aqaba is very hot when the air is still, but there is usually a breeze. Rain is unusual but possible.
In winter it is generally crisp and warm in the day, approximately 10-15ºC, however, temperatures can approach freezing or below zero at night in the desert. There are even occasions when it snows in Jordan during winter.
In the chart below, the first figure is the average number of wet days in a given month and the second and third figures are minimum and maximum average temperatures in centigrade in Amman.

Weather Charts

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 and arriving in the evening.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of Royal Jordanian Airlines (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.

Those on the group flight will be met before immigration by our Airport Coordinator who will collect your passport to get it stamped with the group visa. Please be aware in high season this process may be subject to delays. The Coordinator will be holding an Exodus sign, please make yourself known to him. You will then be directed to the baggage collection point and then to the arrivals hall for the transfer to the hotel. It is at this point that the Airport Coordinator will return the passports.

Travelling land only: 9 days starting in Amman, ending in the Dead Sea

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Amman in the evening of Day 1 of the itinerary. Please see the transfer details in these trip notes. Information on how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure. To take advantage of the free visa on arrival you will need to join the Exodus arrival transfer and provide us with your passport details at least two weeks before travel. You will then be met by our Airport Coordinator who will arrange the visa. 

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.

Free Transfers

Exodus offers FREE airport arrival and departure transfers on any flight for this trip, for both Land Only and Flight Inclusive clients. Unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the Exodus start (or pre-tour) hotel and from the end (or post-tour) hotel, and will be on the date on which the tour starts/ends; transfers to other hotels in the same city and/or on different dates may attract an extra charge. Transfers may be shared with other Exodus customers on the same flight, or on a flight with similar arrival times. All those taking advantage of the free airport transfers must provide full flight details for both arrival and departure in advance. 

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.

Transfers Details

Exodus offers FREE arrival transfers on all flights for both Land Only and Flight Inclusive clients. To receive this free transfer Land Only clients must arrive on the trip start date or have booked pre-tour accommodation at the start hotel. Exodus must receive full flight details in advance. Unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the Exodus start (or pre-tour) hotel; transfers to other hotels in the same city may attract an extra charge. Transfers may be shared with other Exodus customers on the same flight, or on a flight with similar arrival times.  Detailed 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.  

If you book post tour accommodation in Amman you will receive a free transfer from the Amman hotel to the airport. If you book post tour accommodation at the Dead Sea we can arrange a private departure transfer at an additional cost. Most people find Amman has more to offer than the Dead Sea and often prefer to have pre-tour accommodation as flights into Jordan often arrive late at night.

Location start:
Amman
Location end:
Dead Sea

What to Take

Essential Equipment

You will encounter a range of temperatures on these trips.
In spring and autumn the days are generally quite hot (very hot in July and August) and the nights are cool in the desert. Light cotton clothing is suitable for daytime use, but you may need a sweater. For departures from the end of September onwards you should also bring a warm jacket.

You should definitely include the following items in your luggage:
Day sack
Good shoes for walking and lightweight walking trainers for the High Place in Petra
Water bottle
Sunhat
Sun cream
Insect repellent
Torch for desert camp
Wet wipes
Appropriate footwear for the Dead Sea as parts are rocky underfoot

Please note that Jordan is a Muslim country and so modest dress is required on this trip when visiting holy sites, and rural areas (i.e. legs, shoulders and upper arms to be covered). In the larger cities and more popular destinations this is not necessary.

Water Included

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

Optional Equipment

Sleeping bag/liner for the desert. Sheets, blankets and basic beds are provided but you may wish to take a sleeping bag for your own comfort. As your bags are transported between each hotel and out to the desert this should not be an inconvenience.

Reading List

TE Lawrence: Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Practical Information

Passport

Jordan

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

Jordan

Visas are required by most nationalities, including British, and can be obtained at the border or Amman airport. At time of print, visa fees (usually 40JOD) have been waived for all nationalities travelling to Jordan with a tour operator and spending a minimum of 2 nights in country. Our airport representative will meet and assist you with obtaining the free visa on arrival in Jordan at Customs & Immigration. He will be carrying an Exodus sign.

For more information on the free Jordan Visa, please see the link below:
http://international.visitjordan.com/MediaCenter/News/JordanianGovernmen...

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

There are no specific health risks on this trip.

Vaccination

Jordan

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid.

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.

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

Jordan's Timezone:
Asia/Amman EET (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

Jordan's Electricity:

230 Volts. Plug types B,C,D,F,G & J; establishments often take UK plugs and/or two round pin plugs.

You will need a round 2-pin plug. This type of plug is very common in most universal adaptor sets. Plugs are generally 230V and 50Hz frequency.

Money

Jordan's Currency

The national currency of  Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD).  At time of publication (November 2019) this was equivalent to approximately GBP£1.10.  US$1.40, CAD$1.87, AUD$2.00.

The Dinar (JOD) is divided into 1,000 fils. Ten fils is referred to colloquially as 1 piastre, and quite frequently prices of small items are given in piastres.

ATM Availability

You can change money before or when arriving at Amman airport where you will find both ATMs and Bureau de Change.  The leader will ensure there is time to stop at a Bureau de Change at the beginning of the trip for anyone who has not had a chance to change money. ATMs can be found in the major towns and cities, such as Madaba, Petra, Aqaba and Amman. However not all ATMs will take British/ European style card and it is best not to rely on this as your only option.  Larger shops and restaurants in cities may take credit cards, but do not rely on this.

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. If you wish to tip the local staff, we have found it useful for the group to collect a kitty and nominate one group member to be responsible for this. 

  • If you wish to participate in the tipping kitty your leader will advise you on the amount per person as it depends on group size. We suggest budgeting around 20 JOD per person which will then be shared between all staff.  (GBP 22, USD 28, CAD 37, AUD 41 at time of publication.) 
  • If you wish to tip your group leader in appreciation of their help and friendliness, we recommend 20 JOD per adult and child at your discretion (GBP 22, USD 28 CAD 37, AUD 41 at time of publication)

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Sustainable Travel.

Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchange, and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to sustainable tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. 

As much as possible, we try to use accommodation that is locally owned or at least employs local staff and uses local produce. This ensures that our visit directly benefits the local community by providing them with job opportunities and a chance to generate income. Water is especially important and whilst we must stay hydrated, it is also vital to not cause too much waste from single use plastic bottles. Hence, we provide large water containers so that clients can refill their reusable water bottles.

In Jordan we are very proud to work with a local partner that received the Travelife Partner award in July 2021. Travelife is a certification system dedicated to achieving sustainable practices in the global tourism industry. In order to receive the award our Jordanian partner had to comply with over 100 criteria related to Corporate Social Responsibility. The Travelife standard is formally recognised for full compliance with the UN Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

In March 2019, Exodus Travels launched the Exodus Travels Foundation where we support initiatives all around the world. But it cannot exist without travellers who care. Get involved or learn more about what Sustainable Travel means to Exodus here

Exodus Community

Join the Exodus online community

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

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

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

Important Information

On all guided trips

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

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

Family trips

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

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.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

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 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.

Please note, although this trip doesn’t visit any FCDO no-go areas, it does visit a region close to an area where the advice is not to travel. If joining this trip, or if planning any additional travel pre or post tour in the area, you should ensure you visit their website to familiarise yourself with the advice. Any independent travel to these areas is entirely at your own risk and is likely not to be covered by your insurance.

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.

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.