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Hawaii Islands Adventure Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group
Destinations:
USA, Hawaii
Programmes:
Culture
Trip Code:
PHH
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate

You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

10 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

Aloha! If the image you have of Hawaii is big resorts then think again. Hawaii is a tropical paradise and this active island hopping tour takes in the very best that the state has to offer. It doesn’t take long to get off the beaten track and be surrounded by lush forests, incredible coastal views, and some of the most laid-back people on planet earth.

One of the most varied of Americas 50 states, our island hopping adventure takes in short hikes, snorkelling, biking and Hawaiian culture, allowing you to dig beneath the surface of three Hawaiian Islands. Visit Pearl Harbor for fascinating history, board Zodiacs for a snorkelling adventure beneath the sea, spend the day cycling on Maui, travel iconic roads including the Chain of Craters and Road to Hana, plus visit Pu'uhonua O Honaunau for a dose of culture, with enough time to wind down on the beach.

At a Glance

  • Travel by private and public vehicle, zodiac, bike and internal flights
  • Group normally 6 to 13, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • 9 hotel nights included 

Trip Highlights

  • Visit three Hawaiian Islands – Oahu, Big Island and Maui
  • Explore Pearl Harbor with an included audio guide
  • Cruise the coast and visit the beautiful North Shore beaches
  • Zodiac tour and snorkelling excursion in Kealakekua Bay
  • Hawaiian culture at Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park
  • Travel the Crater of Chains road in Volcanoes National Park
  • 4x4 guided tour of the Waipio Valley on Big Island
  • Visit the Haleakala summit volcano followed by a 23-mile scenic cycle downhill through the Maui countryside
  • Full day driving tour on the Road to Hana, Maui
  • Two flights between islands
  • Swimming and snorkeling opportunities

Is This Trip for You?

This trip has been graded Activity Level 3: Moderate.

There are a range of activities of varying length and difficulty that you can choose between. It is suitable for people with a general level of fitness. It is about exploring the places you visit so whether it's sightseeing, walking, hiking, kayaking or biking you'll be experiencing the best from each place. You'll be able to choose from a whole range of optional activities, everything from bike riding to a helicopter flight, depending on your interest, budget and ability. Walks, hikes and activities cater to everyone from beginner to expert, ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous.

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

Although each tour follows an itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility and from time to time your tour leader may suggest changes. This may be due to road conditions, weather or a visit to a special attraction or event that happens to be in progress. Flexibility is key and often a side diversion will be a highlight of the tour. Hikes and optional activities cannot be guaranteed and may vary depending on ability, group interest, local weather conditions and time of year.

Please note: There are areas of Volcano National Park still closed to visitors, following the 2018 eruption of Kilauea. The lava lake that existed inside Halema‘uma‘u crater disappeared and lava flows from Pu’u‘O’o crater have ceased. There is no molten lava to see anywhere in the park. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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.

Group

Your tour leader will take care of all the planning and organisation throughout your tour, he/she will drive the van taking you from A to B and make sure everything runs smoothly. Your tour leader is there to make sure you get the most out of your tour; organising activities, providing information and answering any questions you may have as well as sorting out any queries or problems. If you have any particular interests or things you would like to do on your tour, then please let your tour leader know at the beginning of the tour and he/she will do the best to help you.

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

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
6
Max group size:
13

Itinerary

Hawaii Islands Adventure

Land Only

Start City:
Honolulu
End City:
Maui

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Honolulu, Oahu

    Welcome to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and the 50th American State. You will have a welcome meeting in the hotel lobby at 18:00 this evening to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions. Please look for a notice in the hotel lobby where it will take place.

    There is a lot to do in Honolulu and it is highly recommended to book a few extra days to make the most of your time here. If you do arrive early, why not go snorkelling at Hanauma Bay or visit the Dole Plantation or Polynesian Cultural Centre? The Waikiki area is also ideal for soaking up the sun’s rays, which are almost as famous as the beach itself.

    Accommodation: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (or similar)

  • Day 2

    Pearl Harbour, Oahu

    The infamous incident at Pearl Harbor was a surprise military attack by the Japanese against the United States naval base, on the morning of December 7, 1941. It has since become known as the Battle of Pearl Harbor and sparked off the United States’ participation in World War II. Today is a sobering visit to this historic site with an audio guide provided. Included is admission to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona to learn about this infamous side of American history. Take an afternoon drive to visit the world-famous beaches and surf breaks of the North Shore before continuing down Oahu’s windward coast with all its breathtaking views. In the evening return to Waikiki for cocktails and sunset where you may even be lucky enough to view the rare “Green Flash” as the sun descends below the horizon.

    Accommodation: Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (or similar)

  • Days 3-4

    Fly to Big Island; travel via Pu'uhonua o Honaunau to Volcanoes National Park

    With Oahu in the background, we fly to Big Island where we spend the next four nights. You’ll notice the landscape and flora changing between islands and today is no different. First up is a visit to Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, which brings Hawaiian culture to life. It was in this sacred place that people who had committed crimes or broken the laws of the people, ended up seeking refuge from the death penalty. Upon arrival, you’ll notice the great wall marking borders between the royal grounds and the sanctuary. Many ki'i (carved wooden images) surround the Hale o Keawe temple, housing the bones of the chiefs. Surrounded by palm-lined beaches, wooden carvings, a massive lava rock wall and reconstructed villages, the location is simply idyllic.

    From here we head to Volcanoes National Park for the next two nights, taking in Kilauea's spectacular variety of incredible volcanic features and ecosystems. The scenery and landscape changes significantly from shady forests with birds singing to steaming vents, desert-like-terrain and vast craters. Keep an eye out for Hawaii's state bird, the highly engendered Nene Goose. Enjoy a scenic drive on the Chain of Craters road. Travel through dense rain forest into desolate black lava fields, discover ancient petroglyphs and end by the ocean with views of the Holei Sea Arch. We will be joined by a specialist guide who will take us on a four-mile roundtrip hike to the bottom of Halema’uma’u Crater. The crater previously had a lava lake inside which erupted last summer, which makes this an interesting time to learn about the recent activity. See lava trees and enjoy nature and bird watching. When returning to the hotel enjoy a stop at Volcano Winery, where you can opt for a unique wine tasting experience.

    Accommodation: Volcano Inn (or similar)

  • Day 5

    Waipio Valley tour - Kailua Kona, Big Island

    We continue following the coast to the sacred and unbelievably beautiful Waipio Valley. A locally led 4x4 tour of the valley and introduction to Hawaiian history and culture is included to help you dig beneath the surface of this beautiful area. This historic town, set in the green northern tip of the island, was once the busy hub of North Kohala’s now defunct sugar industry. Now, it is home to a handful of charming art galleries and restaurants set in colourful and lively plantation buildings. From here, head to Kona where we stay for the next two nights. There's lots a great dining options on Kona's bustling ocean front. Tonight, you have the option of swimming with Manta Rays as part of an optional excursion.

    Optional activities: 

    • Night Swim with Manta Rays US$109

    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Kona (or similar) 

  • Day 6

    Kailua Kona

    Enjoy a day trip to Punalu’u black sand beach. Honu - Hawaiian Green Turtles, are often spotted in this palm fringed paradise. While it isn't the best swimming spot, you can observe these locals basking on the black sand. Just make sure to give them the distance they require. To sign off on our Big Island adventure, we head over to Kealakekua Bay Park, where we'll board Zodiac boats to a secluded bay and can snorkel the coral reefs nearby the Captain Cook Monument. The white structure pays tribute to Captain Cook, the first westerner to arrive on the Hawaiian Islands, and marks the location of his anchored ships and subsequent death. Follow the coastline back to base, exploring sea caves along the way.

    Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Kona (or similar)

  • Day 7

    Lahaina

     

    This morning you wave goodbye to Big Island, ready for touch down on the idyllic island of Maui. Once you've landed, you drive to Lahaina where the remainder of the day free to explore or hit the beach. Maui is a popular tourist destination and although it can at times be busy, it is also said to be one of the world's top island destinations. Maui offers those quintessential views of Hawaii that you would imagine when conjuring up images of this tropical paradise.

    Optional Activities:
    • Lahaina - Whale Watching (in season) US$40

    Accommodation: Kaanapali Ocean Inn (or similar)

  • Day 8

    Haleakala National Park, Maui

    Today is all about exploring the island on two wheels - and what better way than Maui’s famous 23 mile downhill? You’ll drop 3,000 feet in 10 miles and curve around 29 switch backs, stopping often to enjoy incredible vistas of west Maui surrounded by the Pacific. You’ll pass by vegetable truck farms, protea farms, lodges, galleries and Kula botanical gardens. This is the perfect way to experience the real side of Maui. You’ll definitely need a Mai Thai back at the hotel with a view of the sunset to wind down afterwards.

    Accommodation: Kaanapali Ocean Inn (or similar)

  • Day 9

    Maui

    By now you’ll have a good idea of just how beautiful Maui is and today you'll get to see more of what the island has to offer. We've included a full day driving tour on the ‘Road to Hana’ with plenty of stops along the way to stretch our legs. The day includes multiple waterfalls and viewpoints, plus visits to Waianapanapa State park and Hana Town. Please be aware, the roads can get quite windy, but the endless views should help to ease any motion sickness. If you would prefer to stay at the hotel, there are options to rent stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Or you might wish to rent a snorkel, and go in search of Honu - Kaanapali beach is well known for turtle sightings.

    Accommodation: Kaanapali Ocean Inn (or similar)

  • Day 10

    End Maui

    All good things come to an end and with your tour finishing in the morning, it is time to wave goodbye not only to Hawaii, but also your new-found travel buddies. If the thought of reality is simply too much to bear, why not book a few post-tour nights and ‘live the dream’ a while longer?

Accommodation

Hotels

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

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single 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.

Accommodation - Pre trip

This tour begins and ends at a gateway hotel, conveniently located in the departure and arrival cities. We offer you the option to book additional hotel nights before or after your tour however, they should be booked prior to departure with our reservations team.

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

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

On this tour most meals will be eaten in local restaurants. Hawaii is more expensive than the mainland so it is worth having extra currency with you. To help you budget for your meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from US$18, lunches from US$20 and dinners from US$50; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Please also be aware that a tip of approximately 15%-20% is added to group meals in North American restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices.

Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of Hawaii some food types can be limited.

Transportation

You will change vehicles between islands so the standard will change. We aim for you to travel in a private 15-Seater Ford vehicle which is driven by your tour leader but the size of the vehicle may be dictated by what is available. Luggage will either be stored in a specially designed trailer on the Big Island or within the vehicle on Maui and Oahu. The size of our vehicles allows us to reach more remote destinations not accissable to larger vehicles. All of our vehicles are equipped with air-conditioning.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Hawaii has a tropical climate that enjoys fantastic weather year around. Winter barely exists in Hawaii with its two main seasons characterised by a warm winter and an even warmer summer. The islands are cooled by trade winds that provide a refreshing breeze even in the really hot weather. As each island features impressive mountains in their centre, temperatures also cool the further inland you travel.

Weather Charts

Hawaii weather chart

Hawaii weather chart

Joining Instructions

JOINING POINT
You will need to make your own way to the joining hotel for your tour.

Please find the details below:
Ramada Waikiki
1830 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu
Oahu
Hawaii 96815
+1 844-377-6516

Transfer: There are various shuttle providers in the baggage claim area. These do not need to be pre-booked. They drop off at various hotels and cost approximately $16 USD per person (plus tip). If you would like to pre-book a shuttle, you can contact Roberts Hawaii Shuttle https://www.robertshawaii.com/airport-shuttle/oahu/ You will find them in the baggage claim area. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport works on a flat rate that costs approximately $35 (plus tip). Taxis can be picked up outside the airport terminal upon arrival.

ARRIVAL COMPLICATIONS
Sometimes the unexpected can happen; your plane may be delayed or you may even miss it! If you have missed your tour departure, first check with the hotel to see if your tour leader has left you a message. If not, call the relevant emergency number and speak to our staff who will be happy to help you catch up with the group. Please note that you are responsible for any extra travelling expenses incurred due to you missing your tour’s departure, so please be on time.

FINISHING POINT
Lahaina - Kaanapali Ocean Inn
2780 Kekaa Drive
Lahaina
Maui
Hawaii 96761, United States
Tel: +1 808-661-3611

Transfer: Hotel reception can reserve you a shuttle or taxi to Kahului Airport but please reserve this the day before you require it. A taxi takes around 40 minutes and costs in the region of US$75-$100. It is worth speaking to your fellow travellers to see if taxi sharing is an option. A shuttle service operates on the island and costs in the region of US$55 per person, this can be booked through the hotel reception. Your tour will end upon arrival at the above hotel on the morning of day 10. You are free to depart at any time on this day or we can reserve you additional accommodation should you require this.

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:
Honolulu
Location end:
Maui

What to Take

Essential Equipment

CLOTHING
It is advised that you take a practical selection of clothes for warm and at times wet climates. Please see the temperature guide showing the highs and lows that can be expected in key locations that your tour visits.

However please remember that this is just a guide and you may encounter a wide variety of temperatures so it’s best to be prepared!

Hawaii has a tropical climate that enjoys fantastic weather year round. Winter barely exists in Hawaii with its two main seasons characterised by a warm winter and an even warmer summer. The islands are cooled by trade winds that provide a refreshing breeze even in the really hot weather. As each island features impressive mountains in their centre, temperatures also cool the further inland you travel.

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

FOOTWEAR
We recommend walking shoes/boots, as comfortable shoes with good ankle support will make all walking more enjoyable. If you do not own a pair, then sports trainers will suffice although this is a personal choice. If you intend to do some walking, it is recommended to bring thick walking socks for comfort and poles if you typically use them.

CLOTHES WASHING
You will have the opportunity to wash your clothes whilst you are on tour, and this can often be done at the hotel (although this will be expensive) or in town. Ask your tour leader for local information.

Optional Equipment

Besides your essential clothing, here’s a checklist of other items you should take:

  • Waterproof jacket / trousers
  • Warm sweater / fleece
  • Casual ‘evening out’ clothes
  • Hiking shoes / boots
  • Comfortable day shoes
  • Thick walking socks
  • Blister packs and plasters
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Swim wear
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Sun hat / sunglasses
  • Camera / binoculars
  • Small flashlight / torch
  • SD memory card / spare camera batteries
  • Sunscreen / insect repellent
  • Travel power adaptor
  • Toiletries / personal medicine

Internal Flights Weight Limit

One suitcase, soft holdall or rucksack (20kg maximum) per person. A small daypack and camera can also be carried in the van. Before you travel, please check the baggage allowance with the airline you’re flying with for specific luggage restrictions.

The Hawaiian airlines that we use to fly between the islands charge fees for checked luggage. If you are able to travel with only carry-on sized luggage, it will also help you to avoid paying fees for checked luggage. If you are returning to Honolulu at the end of your trip to catch an onward flight, it is possible to store excess luggage at our joining point hotel for the duration of your trip. Unfortunately checking luggage in when flying between the islands is at your own cost.

Practical Information

Passport

USA

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 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

USA

British, New Zealand, Swiss and most EU passport holders do not need a visa (and enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program), provided they are in possession of an onward air ticket when entering the USA. Visas for the USA are required by some nationalities and it is always best to check with the relevant embassies. All passengers travelling to and from the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are required to hold a machine-readable passport (MRP). A MRP has the holder's personal details, e.g. name, date of birth, nationality and their passport number contained in two lines of text at the base of the photo page. This text may be read by machine. The US now charges $14 for the visa waiver program and must be paid by credit card. The US authorities have introduced a mandatory requirement for all passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme to register for an Electronic Travel Authority. As of 21 January 2016, any person who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationalities of these countries, may no longer qualify for the VWP. For additional specifics about the VWP please consult the VWP information on the U.S. Embassy London website. More information and all necessary Internet links can be found on our USA visas page.

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

Health Notes

If you have any medical conditions, take prescribed medicines, or have a condition that will affect your participation in the tour, you must inform Exodus Travels or your travel agent at the time of booking. Please be aware we may require a doctor's note prior to travel for some conditions. This information is essential in the case of emergency. All of our vehicles carry a basic first-aid kit, but for everyday use you should bring your own medical supplies, such as pain relievers, antibiotic cream and upset stomach relievers, in addition to sunscreen and insect repellent.

Vaccination

USA

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for this trip.

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

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

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

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

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

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

Local Time

USA's Timezone:
America/Los_Angeles PST (GMT -08:00)

Electricity

USA's Electricity:

120 Volts. Plug types A & B; establishments take two flat parallel pin plugs.

Money

USA's Currency

The national currency of USA is the Dollar (USD), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (June 2017) of approximately 1.3 to the GBP, 0.75 to the CAD, 1.12 to the EUR, 0.6 to the AUD and 0.57 to the NZD.

ATM Availability

ATMs and cash machines are readily available throughout Hawaii and major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country.

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

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

We recommend you take at least US$80-90 dollars per day for meals not included in the tour, drinks, snacks and other incidentals. You should also budget for expected tipping as well as for the optional activities that you would like to do.

We suggest you to bring US$300 with you in cash to have with at the beginning of your trip.

Tipping

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

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

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

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & 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.

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.