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World Festival Holidays

Exodus has a fantastic range of adventure holidays which coincide with the world’s greatest festivals.

Fans of world music, especially West African music will love these atmospheric events. For colour and razzmatazz, carnival time in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hard to beat. India’s Pushkar Camel Fair will give you an insight into local life in Rajasthan as people buy and sell livestock in a celebratory atmosphere. Rajasthan also hosts an annual Desert Festival with camel racing, dancing, music and even a turban-tying competition! Ladakh also holds several festivals; Phyang Festival and the Tak Tak Festival. Ethiopia’s colourful Timkat Festival celebrates Epiphany; crowds of revellers dressed in white, dance, sing and ululate to the beating of drums. Ethiopia’s second big festival – Meskel – is equally colourful, being celebrated with many bonfires and parties. In Bhutan, the annual spring Paro Festival sees monks dressed in masks and brightly coloured robes performing ritual dances. Later in the year Bhutan holds its Thimpu and Wangdi festivals with similar ceremony. Mongolia has its Naadam Festival with wrestling, archery and horse racing while Spain’s San Juan Festival, held on the summer solstice, includes street parties with fireworks, bonfires, music, dancing and – hazelnut throwing! Sri Lanka 's Esala Perahera festival has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is the time of the Kandy Esala Perahera when people give thanks in song, dance and pageantry for a bountiful harvest.

For details of which departure coincide with festivals, go to the dates and prices page on the trip of your choice and hover the cursor over the information icons.

World Fesivals

Delhi to Kathmandu

Delhi to Kathmandu

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,185.00

Take a classic journey from India's plains to the mountains of Nepal

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Explore sacred cities and temples
  • Search for wildlife in Chitwan National Park
Discover Ethiopia

Discover Ethiopia

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,135.00

Journey through the beauty and history of Africa's most unusual country: Ethiopia

  • Discover Lalibela's rock-hewn churches
  • Admire the splendour of the Simien Mountains
  • Visit Gondar's castles and Axum's stelae
Thai Indochina Grand Tour

Thai Indochina Grand Tour

28 days Excl. flights From
USD $3,990.00

The ultimate discovery of South East Asia's culture and monuments

  • Visit 4 countries in 4 weeks
  • Marvel at dramatic temples and landscapes
  • Sample delicious local cuisine
Mongolian Adventure

Mongolian Adventure

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,945.00

Discover the remote Mongolian countryside

  • Discover the remote Mongolian countryside
  • Sleep in traditional 'ger' camps
  • Experience the Gobi Desert
Walking in Madeira

Walking in Madeira

8 days Excl. flights From
USD $950.00

Explore the verdant landscapes of Portugal's largest island

  • Walk through Madeira's botanical paradise
  • Enjoy stunning coastal views
  • Take free transfers meeting any flight
Discover Sri Lanka

Discover Sri Lanka

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,280.00

Spend two weeks exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island

  • Discover ancient cities
  • Enjoy the cool highlands and wildlife
  • Relax on superb beaches
Cape Town & the Garden Route

 Cape Town & the Garden Route

12 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,860.00

Travel along the dramatic coastline at the bottom of South Africa

  • Look for elephants and, in season, whales
  • Explore beautiful coastlines
  • Discover the delights of Cape Town
Colours of Rajasthan

Colours of Rajasthan

13 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,520.00

Experience the best of India's colourful desert state

  • Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Explore the lake city of Udaipur
  • Search for the elusive tiger
Cycling through Rajasthan

Cycling through Rajasthan

15 days Excl. flights From
USD $2,355.00

Discover India's desert state by bike

  • Marvel at the Taj Mahal, palaces, temples and wildlife
  • Ride along rural backroads
  • Premium departures available (see trip code MIJP)
The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail

9 days Excl. flights From
USD $1,385.00

Follow in the footsteps of the Peruvian Incas

  • Trek the classic Inca Trail
  • Mystical Machu Picchu at dawn
  • Explore the Inca capital of Cuzco

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