Lycian Activity Week

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ATM
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Culture & Discovery Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Kayak, canyon, walk and bike on the beautiful Turquoise Coast

The endless coastline, canyons and rivers of southern Turkey are the playground for adventures on land and sea. On this trip there are days of canyoning, cycling, SCUBA diving and sea kayaking, plus visits to the impressive Saklikent Gorge and Patara National Park, with its Roman ruins and glorious beach. There is also a free day to enjoy more of the local delights or, for the more adventurous, optional paragliding. The beautiful scenery and laid-back atmosphere in Kas make it a fantastic base for the week.

Highlights

  • Enjoy an action-packed week of adrenaline-filled activities in stunning Lycian scenery
  • Sea kayak over a sunken city in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Mountain bike through wooded hills and on coastal roads
  • Canyoning - abseil, clamber and jump down a spectacular gorge, through waterfalls and pools
  • Try SCUBA diving
  • Enjoy a scenic coastal walk past Roman ruins

Key information

  • 7 nights at a 2-star hotel with en suite facilities, air-conditioning and a pool
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus
  • No experience necessary
  • Reasonable level of fitness required

What's included

  • All breakfasts and 3 lunches
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

 

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Dalaman; transfer to Kas.

    Fly to Dalaman; transfer to our group hotel in Kas.

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar

    Standard Hotel

  • Day 2

    Explore dramatic Saklikent Canyon with optional tubing; afternoon walk and relaxation on Patara beach.

    Saklikent Canyon is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Taurus Mountains. Over the millennia, the rapid flowing and extremely cold Esen River has cut a deep canyon through the ancient rocks. Using a walkway, we explore the mouth of the canyon (entrance to Saklikent Canyon is payable locally; see extra expenses) and, depending on seasonality, can progress further in by getting our feet wet! Waterproof sandals may come in handy here. There is also the opportunity to go tubing afterwards or to try a zip-line(see extra expenses for approximate cost). Tubing is a fun activity in which you sit in a circular rubber tube with a paddle and head off down river. The zip-line here consists of 7 lines, that extend up to 80m in length.

    After a relaxing lunch near the mouth of the canyon, we take a short transfer to the start of our walk. The route offers a combination of great views and Roman ruins before arriving at Patara beach (entrance to Patara National Park is payable locally; see extra expenses) one of the most beautiful in the Turkey, where we can relax and swim in the turquoise sea.

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    SCUBA diving day; beginners get a 'Try Dive' whilst certified divers have 2 guided dives.

    Today we have the chance to try scuba diving. We use a highly recommended PADI registered dive school for this activity. They have top-quality European equipment and have a purpose-built dive boat. For beginners we offer a 'Try Dive' course, which includes a one-on-one dive with an instructor. Qualified divers can take a couple of boat dives. Kas boasts some of the best diving sites in the area and it is possible to see turtles and Trigger fish if you're lucky!

    The group will usually be split in two, depending on the size of the group, with one half diving in the morning and the other in the afternoon. During your free time there are opportunities to soak up the sun. Those who do not wish to scuba dive may take the excursion and snorkel instead.

    You must be in good health, and will be asked to sign a medical disclaimer and show a doctor's certificate for any medical conditions. Qualified divers will be required to show proof of qualification.

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Full day canyoning; abseil, swim, climb and jump into pools of cool water in one of the various canyons around Kas.

    The mountains behind Kas are riddled with deep canyons. We normally visit the Kibris Canyon, which offers some of the most impressive natural phenomena in the Taurus Mountains; a spectacular gorge, where springs and waterfalls cascade into the rapidly flowing cold river. It is ideal for canyoning - swimming, abseiling and leaping into pools of mountain water. You will be provided with a wet suit, harness and a helmet. You must be able to swim, and boots with good ankle support are essential. The day is long and strenuous at times - please make sure you are confident of your physical fitness and physique, have a head for heights, and the courage to jump a few metres into pools of water.

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 5

    Free day in Kas: optional paragliding, SCUBA diving or relaxation.

    Today has been left free to do as little or as much as you like. Options include more SCUBA diving, a Turkish bath or just a stroll around Kas. For the more adventurous and adrenaline-seeking there is the opportunity to take a paragliding flight. The start point is 600 metres above sea level and the flight takes us out over Kas and the surrounding islands. (See Optional Excursions section for prices)

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Full day sea kayaking; find out how the Turquoise Coast earnt its name.

    Today we spend a full day sea kayaking in the sheltered bay near Kekova Island. The day starts early in the morning; we will depart at 7:30 for an approximately 50 min. transfer to Ucagiz Village. After preparations and technical briefing, we will paddle towards the island and the site of the famous sunken city. Although it is no Atlantis, you can clearly make out the harbour walls disappearing into the sea and see the layout of rooms and houses below the water. Kayaking is an excellent low impact way of exploring the site. Later we paddle to the village of Simena (Castle Village) to have our lunch. This spectacular spot is located on a peninsula and is inaccessible by road. The village is overlooked by a hilltop Ottoman castle with excellent views of the whole bay. To participate you must be able to swim and have the physique necessary to fit in the kayak.

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 7

    Biking day; transfer into the hills and explore the forests and coastal roads with some great descents; night out in Kas.

    We will transfer approximately 1.5 hours to the start point in Sütlegen which is at 1200m. From here we will get on the bikes and head up into a cedar forest, following the trails traversing the wooded valleys and the Kibris Gorge on the left, with some fast descents and a few challenging climbs to the highest point 1450m Akörü. After a delicious home-made village house lunch we head towards the sea, either through Sinneli or Izne village, depending on the season. The day ends with long fast descents on rough tracks, and ultimately on to mountain roads, all the way back to our hotel in Kas. This activity is fully supported by our driver and minibus in addition to our guides, meaning it's possible to opt out of any part of the ride.

    Ride approx 50km. Min. height to fit bikes: 1.52m

    Accommodation: Arpia Hotel or similar
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 8

    Transfer to Dalaman; fly to London.

    Transfer to Dalaman, fly to London.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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Essential Info

Visas

Turkey

Holders of UK, Austrian, Irish, Portuguese, Spanish and US passports require visas. From 10 April 2014 it will no longer be possible to purchase a Turkish visa on arrival. This can now be obtained online at https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ for approximately US$20. The visa is valid for a stay of up to three months (dependent on passport holder's nationality). For a longer stay a visa from a Turkish Embassy is required.

Vaccinations

Turkey

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and 3 picnic lunches are included.
Food in Turkey is generally very good and varied, making use of fresh local ingredients. Breakfasts normally include boiled eggs, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, honey or jam and yoghurt, olives and bread. Picnic lunches are provided on specified days.
For dinners, there are plenty of excellent lokantas (cafes) and restaurants in Kaş for you to choose from. Some specialise in locally caught fish dishes, others in various lamb dishes. There are also plenty of cafes and snack bars where 'pide' (Turkish pizza) is served. Most restaurants also offer selections of meze (mixed starters). The Turks have a sweet tooth, so expect plenty of pastries covered in honey, as well as cakes and ice creams. Your group leader will normally assist in organising group meals. Vegetarians are well catered for.

Weather

If travelling in July and August you must be prepared for high temperatures up to 38 deg C and it is not always possible to avoid the heat of the midday sun. Rain is unlikely in the summer months although the occasional storm can't be ruled out. Protracted spells of bad weather are unlikely at any time of the year.

Kas

Is this trip for you?

Activity Level: 3 (Moderate)
This trip gives you the chance to go sea-kayaking, canyoning, and diving in addition to the Exodus staples of mountain biking and walking. There is also the option to try paragliding. A perfect trip for those who enjoy plenty of adrenaline along with sun!
As with all our multi-activity trips, no experience of the activities is required for this holiday and those that have experience will not be bored, as there are a wide range of levels and grades to suit all. However, to enjoy this trip to the full, a fair level of fitness, skills and physique are required.
The itinerary is very active and long periods of time are spent outdoors or in water. As so many of the activities are water-based, we do not recommend that non-swimmers book this trip. There is a certain amount of rough and tumble and a few minor cuts and bruises cannot be ruled out.
Please note that the Tour Leader reserves the right to refuse participation of any client on any activities on safety grounds or if they feel that their participation will compromise the safety and enjoyment for the rest of the group.
The order of activities may be changed to suit local weather conditions.
Our local partner may ask you to sign an 'acknowledgement of risk' form before undertaking some of the more adventurous activities included as part of the tour. In signing this you will not be limiting your legal rights, as these are governed by our booking conditions and your contract remains with Exodus.

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Accommodation

Arpia Hotel

Kas is a lively town with a vibrant café culture. Our base is usually the Arpia Hotel, a friendly small boutique hotel on the Kas peninsula, just 4 km from the centre of town.  It has 22 rooms which are simple but clean and comfortable, with en suite facilities, air conditioning and balconies (but no minibars or TVs!).  A 60-step path leads down to private swimming platforms from where you can swim in the Turquoise Mediterranean Sea. There is also an outdoor swimming pool (May to October) and a restaurant/bar where breakfast is served. The hotel has a small theatre-like area close to the reception desk and several terraces and relaxation areas.

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed August 2017
    Paul Davies

    Fantastic Lycian Trip

    They always say that the sign of a good holiday is being sad about leaving and wanting to book another one and that's exactly how I've felt after coming back from the Lycian adventure. Superb range of activities, set at the right level for most people. A really nice bunch of fellow travellers, delicious food, average weather (36 degrees most days!) and time to chill out in the evenings too. Highly recommended 👍🏽

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It's difficult to pick one moment as we packed a lot into the week. My personal three favourites were - seeing a five foot turtle during the scuba dive, the 10k mountain bike decent and paragliding. Some of the more sedate activities were brilliant too. We fitted in a trip to the Turkish baths which was super relaxing and had a great night out listening to a live blues band.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Maho was a lovely guy. I think he went above and beyond what was expected of a tour leader including showing us the sights of Kas on an evening. I never once felt uncomfortable or at risk doing any of the activities and he was always cheerful and encouraging.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It's a very busy week but I find that having great activities to do gives the group something to laugh about on an evening and makes the beers taste even better. Also personally I found being this active on this holiday helped me unwind much more from work than any beach holiday would. I packed really light - just a large rucksack for the week. This was great for the travelling but looking back I probably needed more than 5 t shirts!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I went as a solo traveller and was fairly nervous about going all that way and meeting a bunch of strangers. I shouldn't have worried as the travelling was straight forward and the people I met were without exception welcoming and easy going. Very enjoyable!
  • Reviewed May 2016
    Trisha De

    Incredible Lycian Activity Week

    This trip has most definitely been the most memorable weeks of my life with stunning scenery, fun activities and hideouts to chill.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Thats's a tough question, there are so many to choose from - Kayaking over the calm sea to Kekova - no wonder the area is called the turquoise coast, or sliding and jumping into pools through the Salikent. Floating over and flying with the hawk whilst paragliding over Kas =D

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ali was great fun and very hospitable, will always remember many laughs we had. He was very motivating and was always keen to meet the needs of the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't miss going here! It's absolutely amazing, and there are no troubles at all. The lack of tourists at this time makes it more of a gem =)

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Here's some of the videos from my trip - the date's wrong. should be may 2016 =) Kaş Sea Kayaking and Canyoning https://youtu.be/3RD_Rbi36Qk Kaş Canyoning https://youtu.be/JPuvhhQ7ozg Photos https://plus.google.com/108241632851926546379/posts/cFNGv5PK4o6
  • Reviewed October 2015
    Joseph Fox

    The Greatest experience of my life so far!

    This was my first ever exodus adventure and i have to say it was the experience of a lifetime. If youre thinking of booking it all i can say is what are you waiting for. I was expecting the holiday to be good but it was far more than that. i only landed two days ago and im already looking at booking my next exodus adventure. the whole exodus team really done a fantstic job. I had some amazing experiences and many many memories that i will never forget. I strongly urge anyone looking at this holiday to book it now, you wont regret it.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I think when we were mountain biking was the best part of the trip. just looking at the view from the mountain top made me realise how great an experience i was participating in. its a moment ill never forget.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The group leader that we had was outstanding. He was excellent in bringing the hole group together on the first day of the holiday. most of us were solo travellers apart from one couple, but by the end of day one we had all bonded well. There is no way that i could fault the leader 'Maho' he really did help make the holiday
  • Reviewed October 2015
    Emma Barraclough

    Truly a Lycian adventure week!

    I had a fabulous week with Exodus in Kas, Turkey and the surrounding area. It was so much more beautiful there than I had anticipated. The coastline is stunning, and it's really great to have the hills so close by. The multi-activities certainly let you appreciate the surroundings in all of their glory!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Hard to pick!! The group satisfaction of completing the canyoning day was certainly a great feeling after such a tough but enjoyable day. Paragliding over Kas was a great combination of peace and excitement at the same time. Spotting sea turtles as we kayaked over the sunken city at Kekova was also a real highlight.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Adem was great, always very helpful and courteous. He really tried to be a friend to the group, rather than just a leader. His photographic skills were certainly appreciated! Very impressive array of capabilities in safely managing such a range of activities for a group of varying abilities.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Take head of the footwear advice! You certainly need decent walking shoes/boots for canyoning, trekking sandals etc. aren't allowed and your feet could get badly injured very easily.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    All in all, a fabulous week away in a stunning place, with fortunately a great group! Plenty of activity to take you out of your comfort zone, but with enough opportunity to relax at the end of most days and the day off if you want the best of all worlds. Felt very safe in Kas as a solo female traveller too in my days before the trip began.
  • Reviewed September 2015
    ABDULAZIZ ALMUHAIDIB

    Wonderful Lycian Activity Week

    It was very nice week of activities at Kas, with wonderful guide/group leader and group

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sea Kayaking & Paragliding

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Very helpful, cooperative, and taking much care of our safety

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    - boots with ankle support for the canyoning day are very important - Strong gloves for the canyoning and biking day are important
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Leigh McC

    Wonderful week on Lycian Adventure in Kas!

    This was my first Exodus trip and I don't think I could have made a better choice about what to do. As others have mentioned, there is a new activity every day to keep your excitement levels high, but also enough down time to relax, enjoy the hotel pool and get to know the other people from the group a bit better. I didn't really want to leave!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The paragliding, which most would imagine would be the scariest activity, was, in my opinion, was one of the most chilled and serene. I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. I hadn't dived before so also really enjoyed the discovery dive and snorkelling around for most of the afternoon after my dive. The canyoning was the day that most people were nervous about (and it was great) but the mountain biking on the last day was probably the most challenging for many, but in a really enjoyable way when confidence had been built up. We stopped for lunch at a woman's house (pre-planned obviously!), which was a lovely experience. Our group decided to take a boat trip together on the last night for dinner and some swimming and music, and that was another great experience. The visit to the Turkish Bath brought much hysterical laughter at first but we eased into it and relaxed and enjoyed the experience ;) The thing that made this a fantastic trip for me was the combination of fun activities and great people full of character, charm and craic with whom I experienced everything.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Maho (Easy tiger!) ensured that we were safe and supported during all activities and endeavoured to accommodate all requests and tastes. He was a great ambassador for Turkey and was keen to communicate some of its culture and history. He also had a great time of supporting staff working with him who were also enthusiastic and friendly.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    I doubt there would be a single participant who would ever regret going on this trip. It has been a real highlight for me and the new experiences and like-minded people I met made it completely unforgettable. If you love the water, excitement, heat, and the company of great people, this trip is for you. As Martyn mentioned, I would take gloves for some of the activities - maybe to protect your knuckles on the kayaking (maybe that was just me!), some of the abseiling on the canyoning, and the mountain biking (definitely). Maybe a few energy snacks to share after some of the water activities or on the canyoning day when you need a wee boost. Our group ate together in the evenings, twice at the hotel (by the pool - lovely) and at different restsurants in the centre (all a short walk away snd often with our trip leader Maho) and then some stayed out for a drink or a dance and others headed back to the hotel - no pressure to conform. I took a fan which brought a bit of wafty relief to me and some others in the August heat. I didn't have hiking boots for the canyoning and just wore some old trainers with half-decent grip and they were fine. Maho is, understandably, keen for people to have boots ss they will protect against twists etc. much better, but there were no foot injuries in our group. Plenty of water is always needed, but you can refill bottles at the hotel by contributing 1 Turkish Lira to the cash box. There are also safety deposit boxes in the hotel reception to keep valuables in (10 Turkish Lira for the week). The trip is well thought-through. Don't hesitate to sign up and have a wonderful time!
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Denise McCarney

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    A fabulous week! Challenging but also very relaxing. Jam packed with activity after activity. A week of firsts for me and although I worried a little about keeping up with the group on some of the activities - I needn't have. The group was sociable, friendly, supportive and inclusive. I have made some good friends and will always remember our exciting shared experience.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Probably the canyoning. Exhilarating stuff! I felt like I was 18 yrs old again as I blew away some cobwebs and all in very safe hands. Scuba too was amazing but for sheer simplicity and serenity - the paragliding was a definite winner. I certainly felt inspired as I glided peacefully above the most amazing views...

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Maho. He was fabulous! Hard working and busy behind the scenes organising the best holiday for our groups' wants and needs. He kept us well informed and treated everyone equally. He was also very very safety conscious as well as skilled in the canyon and on the cycle which made us all feel very safe and very well looked after!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Yes! Go! You will not regret it!!!
  • Reviewed August 2015
    Martyn Turze

    Lycian Activity Week

    A great trip, with a wide range of activities, based in a beautiful fun area in the south of Turkey.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The canyoning day threw up lots of challenges to which I thought "I can't do that", from the first jump to the scramble at the end. Coming up out of the water from the first jump, and standing tall at the top of the scrambled ascent were great moments.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Maho was great, always very friendly, helpful and encouraging, making the activities and our evenings great fun.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Some kind of fingerless gloves could be useful for a few of the activities - cycling, canyoning, kayaking. A small rucksack and/or dry bag also useful.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    This was my first time in Turkey and I would certainly have no hesitation to go back.
  • Reviewed July 2015
    Mark Sugden

    Brilliant

    This will be a week that you will never forget. A range of exciting activities which are fun packed with other like minded people to enjoy it with.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Each day's activity was inspirational in its own right. However my most inspirational moment would be the paragliding (an optional activity) which I never done before.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Ali Ipek was our group leader for the week and by the end of the week, I felt we were lucky to have such a great guy leading us. He was very professional in his job, friendly, easy to talk to, great attention to safety, good local knowledge, clear briefings and went out his way to arrange and attend the group dinners and drinks at different restaurants and bars each night.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Read the trip notes and the various reviews for this holiday as each review will give good advice. As mentioned in other reviews - take rash tops or quick drying tops for the scuba diving, sea kayaking and canyoning days. Take walking boots or trekking boots or trainers with good ankle support and grip for the canyoning. Flip flops or sandals for the kayaking. Trainers for the mountain biking. With regards to clothes for the holiday. Each person will have their own preference to what to take for the trip, just bear in mind, that Kas in Turkey is a hot in the summer months and generally warm throughout the year. For the activities bring clothes that you are willing to get wet and are quick drying. Also bring sun cream a hat and sunglasses.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Try everything and enjoy yourself
  • Reviewed July 2015
    Kim La

    Lycian Activity Week

    A lovely adrenaline packed week with plenty of time to relax and chill also. Kas is beautiful and the people are friendly, a perfect spot to do as much or as little as you want!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    the people and how chilled the place was.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    very helpful

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

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