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Croatian Active Teenage Holiday

Brand ID 
8
Product ID 
86 687
Last Starship Publish 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 15:06
8
Style 
FVJ
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
2
Group Size Max 
16
8
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
7
Meal Count Lunch 
0
Meal Count Dinner 
7
CO2 Offset 
138
Transport 
Location Start 
Trilj
Location End 
Trilj
A week of fun-filled activities in the Croatian countryside. Raft through a high-sided gorge of impressive karst formations and navigate the rapids of the Cetina River. On an inflatable canoe safari we'll jump in and swim in beautiful turquoise pools as we go. Back on dry land we discover Roman ruins, go on a scavenger hunt, and soak up the local way of life as we cycle along country roads and through quaint villages. There's time too, to unwind on the beach beside the Adriatic or around the hotel pool.
Location End (Country) 
Croatia
Location Start (Country) 
Croatia
Primary Country 
Croatia
Countries 
Croatia
Trip Validity 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
Is Kitty Variable? 
Price: Per Day 
USD $203.13
CAD $210.00
AUD $205.63
EUR €141.25
GBP £111.88
NZD $228.75
ZAR R2,058.75
CHF FR171.25
USD $1,625.00
CAD $1,680.00
AUD $1,645.00
EUR €1,130.00
GBP £895.00
NZD $1,830.00
ZAR R16,470.00
CHF FR1,370.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $1,625.00
CAD $1,680.00
AUD $1,645.00
EUR €1,130.00
GBP £895.00
NZD $1,830.00
ZAR R16,470.00
CHF FR1,370.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Croatian Active Teenage Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FVJ</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Pack the sunscreen, the swimsuit and a sense of adventure and head out for a week of water-based activities along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. With fantastic whitewater rafting, river canoeing and ocean kayaking outings all on the agenda, rarely before has taking in Croatia's stunning natural scenery been so much fun. Away from the water, enjoy a change of scenery with a gentle inland cycle that takes in the hinterland's traditional villages. After an exhilarating week experiencing the country from its waterways, this Croatian River Adventure will leave you heading home home with a renewed appreciation of the country and its natural beauty.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our Intrepid Family Adventures are designed specifically for the spirited family. We understand that travelling with kids sometimes requires a slightly different perspective. Keeping this in mind, we travel at a slower speed - recognising that showing your family around our exotic destinations can take time. By travelling at a relaxed pace, while still offering plenty of optional activities along the way, we're providing your family with the ultimate travel experience together.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Accommodation is chosen carefully to ensure your family gets the best of both worlds, with some of the creature comforts of home as well as experiencing accommodation unique to the region you are travelling through. Wherever possible you will stay in hotels with small comforts to make your stay more enjoyable - such as restaurants nearby, or accommodation with a pool. On some trips you may even find your family being rocked to sleep on an overnight sleeper train or drifting off while camped out under a canopy of stars - and we reckon it'll be these experiences the kids will love and remember the most. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Best of all, we find trips with children are so successful because kids have such a special ability to break down barriers with their natural curiosity, and because delighted locals always greet them with much affection. For all these reasons and more, you'll discover that Intrepid Family Adventures are an amazing experience for all.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Mixed-activity, Water-based, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartSplit;transfertoourhotelinthecentreofTriljnexttotheCetinaRiver." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Split; transfer to our hotel in the centre of Trilj next to the Cetina River.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2Riverraftingthroughcanyonsandswimminginrockpools;afternoonfreetoexploreTrilj." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 River rafting through canyons and swimming in rock pools; afternoon free to explore Trilj.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3Cyclethroughpicturesquecountrysideandquaintvillages,stoppingtovisita600yearoldwatermill." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Cycle through picturesque countryside and quaint villages, stopping to visit a 600 year old watermill.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4HalfdayinflatablecanoesafarialongtheCetinaRiver." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Half day inflatable canoe safari along the Cetina River.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5RaftingGrade3riverrapidsnearZadvarjevillage;afternoonatOmisBeach." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Rafting Grade 3 river rapids near Zadvarje village; afternoon at Omis Beach.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6NaturewalktotheRomanruinsofTilurium;scavengerhuntintheforest." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Nature walk to the Roman ruins of Tilurium; scavenger hunt in the forest.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7Freedaytorelaxorchoosefromoptionalactivitiesincludingbiking,hikingorexploringSplitanditsmajesticcathedral." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Free day to relax or choose from optional activities including biking, hiking or exploring Split and its majestic cathedral.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8EndTrilj." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 End Trilj.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Single supplement (FVJ)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in the following destinations: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain. All other European countries still have their own national currencies.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can obtain local currencies easily at airports and major train stations, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it is stolen. Keep this in a safe place.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Credit cards are not always accepted in stores and restaurants. While travelling we recommend you carry some cash to pay for restaurant bills and other services. Change can be difficult to obtain so throughout the day, try to gain as many small denominations as you can.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You might be advised to take some of your money as travellers' cheques from a major financial institute. Travellers' cheques have security advantages, however please be aware that the exchange rates may not be favourable and that it is difficult to change Travellers' cheques in most countries. Be particularly aware that after hours money exchanges and hotel receptions carry high commissions- sometimes up to 20%.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For money safety we recommend that you carry your cash and credit cards in a secure money belt or pouch concealed under your clothes.</div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<br />At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<br />Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<br />Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <br />In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The minimum age on this trip is 8 years old. </div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. </div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EUR 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Family Trips</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sv Mihovil Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Imotski </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Trilj</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">21240</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CROATIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +385 21 831 790</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sv Mihovil Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Imotski </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Trilj</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">21240</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CROATIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +385 21 831 790</div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of an on ground issue or problem the local operator can be reached on Tel: +385 20 358 200 (Office hours) or Mob: + 385 91 22 00 108 (Out of hours)<br /></div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">IMAGES FROM HOME:<br />During our trip there will be many opportunities for you to meet and talk with locals. One way to start any conversation is with pictures. We recommend that you bring some photos / postcards of your family, home, city or country where you live, animals peculiar to your country etc. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PASSPORT COPY:<br />Please bring a photocopy of your passport main page and airline ticket if you will require airline reconfirmation at the end of your trip.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DRINKING WATER: <br />As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">FIRE PRECAUTIONS: <br />Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<br />Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SEAT BELTS:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER SAFETY:<br />Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, river or open water, where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities is able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insu... /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intr... /></div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 138.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 7 nights hotel. This is a centre-based trip set in a family run hotel in Trilj for the week. All rooms are en suite
  • Transport: private minibus, canoe, kayak, raft and bike
  • The ability to swim is essential and you should be reasonably fit
  • No previous experience for any activity is required as instruction is provided
  • All breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Croatia boasts one of the sunniest climates in Europe, and some regions are notoriously free from rain. You should expect some variation in temperature depending on your month of travel, and the possibly of some rain showers can not be ruled out entirely. Temperatures in late July and August are at their hottest and can reach up to 35degC, but spending so much time out on the water means that it is very easy to regularly cool off in the rivers or the sea!

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A wet and wild activity holiday through stunning Croatian countryside and coastline

All breakfasts and 7 dinners are included in the price of the tour. Croatian cuisine is a mixture of fine seafood, grilled lamb, pizza, pasta and salads, with influences from Central Europe, Italy and the Balkans.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This is a great trip for those who love water! Based close to the Cetina River, you are in a perfect spot to explore the river and its beautiful turquoise pools. This is a week packed with activity, from kayaking to rafting, walking or cycling. Being centre-based, we spend our days having fun rather than travelling long distances, while we still see some amazing parts of the country. The Croatian coast is dotted with islands, caves and beaches, so you can also take some down time to relax amidst nature. None of the activities are compulsory and you can opt out or participate to your own level. No previous experience is required for any activity and instruction is provided, although children should be able to swim as the majority of activities are water-based. We spend a day cycling through the countryside, for which the bikes are modern and well maintained with safety helmets provided. The tracks we cycle can be a combination of small roads or well-graded tracks, in some short sections there may be light local traffic. The weather can be potentially very hot, possibly in the 30's in the summer, but with the possibility of cold wet weather too. Minimum age: 11 years old. Activities All activities on this trip are designed to be flexible and can be adapted to suit the capabilities and ages of the group. Instruction is provided throughout by experienced guides and activities are always operated in a safety-conscious manner. The order of activities is subject to change due to local constraints.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Croatian Active Teenage Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FVJ</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Pack the sunscreen, the swimsuit and a sense of adventure and head out for a week of water-based activities along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. With fantastic whitewater rafting, river canoeing and ocean kayaking outings all on the agenda, rarely before has taking in Croatia's stunning natural scenery been so much fun. Away from the water, enjoy a change of scenery with a gentle inland cycle that takes in the hinterland's traditional villages. After an exhilarating week experiencing the country from its waterways, this Croatian River Adventure will leave you heading home home with a renewed appreciation of the country and its natural beauty.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our Intrepid Family Adventures are designed specifically for the spirited family. We understand that travelling with kids sometimes requires a slightly different perspective. Keeping this in mind, we travel at a slower speed - recognising that showing your family around our exotic destinations can take time. By travelling at a relaxed pace, while still offering plenty of optional activities along the way, we're providing your family with the ultimate travel experience together.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Accommodation is chosen carefully to ensure your family gets the best of both worlds, with some of the creature comforts of home as well as experiencing accommodation unique to the region you are travelling through. Wherever possible you will stay in hotels with small comforts to make your stay more enjoyable - such as restaurants nearby, or accommodation with a pool. On some trips you may even find your family being rocked to sleep on an overnight sleeper train or drifting off while camped out under a canopy of stars - and we reckon it'll be these experiences the kids will love and remember the most. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Best of all, we find trips with children are so successful because kids have such a special ability to break down barriers with their natural curiosity, and because delighted locals always greet them with much affection. For all these reasons and more, you'll discover that Intrepid Family Adventures are an amazing experience for all.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Mixed-activity, Water-based, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2FlytoSplit;transfertoourhotelinthecentreofTriljnexttotheCetinaRiver." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to Split; transfer to our hotel in the centre of Trilj next to the Cetina River.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3Riverraftingthroughcanyonsandswimminginrockpools;afternoonfreetoexploreTrilj." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 River rafting through canyons and swimming in rock pools; afternoon free to explore Trilj.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4Cyclethroughpicturesquecountrysideandquaintvillages,stoppingtovisita600yearoldwatermill." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Cycle through picturesque countryside and quaint villages, stopping to visit a 600 year old watermill.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5HalfdayinflatablecanoesafarialongtheCetinaRiver." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Half day inflatable canoe safari along the Cetina River.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6RaftingGrade3riverrapidsnearZadvarjevillage;afternoonatOmisBeach." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Rafting Grade 3 river rapids near Zadvarje village; afternoon at Omis Beach.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7NaturewalktotheRomanruinsofTilurium;scavengerhuntintheforest." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Nature walk to the Roman ruins of Tilurium; scavenger hunt in the forest.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8Freedaytorelaxorchoosefromoptionalactivitiesincludingbiking,hikingorexploringSplitanditsmajesticcathedral." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Free day to relax or choose from optional activities including biking, hiking or exploring Split and its majestic cathedral.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day9TransfertoSplit;flytoLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Transfer to Split; fly to London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Single supplement (FVJ)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in the following destinations: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain. All other European countries still have their own national currencies.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) or Bancomat as they are often referred to. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can obtain local currencies easily at airports and major train stations, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it is stolen. Keep this in a safe place.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Credit cards are not always accepted in stores and restaurants. While travelling we recommend you carry some cash to pay for restaurant bills and other services. Change can be difficult to obtain so throughout the day, try to gain as many small denominations as you can.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You might be advised to take some of your money as travellers' cheques from a major financial institute. Travellers' cheques have security advantages, however please be aware that the exchange rates may not be favourable and that it is difficult to change Travellers' cheques in most countries. Be particularly aware that after hours money exchanges and hotel receptions carry high commissions- sometimes up to 20%.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For money safety we recommend that you carry your cash and credit cards in a secure money belt or pouch concealed under your clothes.</div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<BR/>At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<BR/>Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<BR/>Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <BR/>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The minimum age on this trip is 8 years old. </div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >7 Breakfasts, 7 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. </div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >EUR 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Family Trips</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >23 May 2015 (FVJ150523), 18 Jul 2015 (FVJ150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FVJ150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FVJ150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FVJ150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FVJ150815), 22 Aug 2015 (FVJ150822), 28 May 2016 (FVJ160528), 16 Jul 2016 (FVJ160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FVJ160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FVJ160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FVJ160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FVJ160813), 20 Aug 2016 (FVJ160820)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >23 May 2015 (FVJ150523), 18 Jul 2015 (FVJ150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FVJ150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FVJ150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FVJ150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FVJ150815), 22 Aug 2015 (FVJ150822), 28 May 2016 (FVJ160528), 16 Jul 2016 (FVJ160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FVJ160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FVJ160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FVJ160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FVJ160813), 20 Aug 2016 (FVJ160820)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of an on ground issue or problem the local operator can be reached on Tel: +385 20 358 200 (Office hours) or Mob: + 385 91 22 00 108 (Out of hours)<BR/></div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >IMAGES FROM HOME:<BR/>During our trip there will be many opportunities for you to meet and talk with locals. One way to start any conversation is with pictures. We recommend that you bring some photos / postcards of your family, home, city or country where you live, animals peculiar to your country etc. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PASSPORT COPY:<BR/>Please bring a photocopy of your passport main page and airline ticket if you will require airline reconfirmation at the end of your trip.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >DRINKING WATER: <BR/>As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >FIRE PRECAUTIONS: <BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<BR/>Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SEAT BELTS:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER SAFETY:<BR/>Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, river or open water, where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities is able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller</a><br /></div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 138.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
USD $1,625.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $1,625.00
CAD $1,680.00
AUD $1,645.00
EUR €1,130.00
GBP £895.00
NZD $1,830.00
ZAR R16,470.00
CHF FR1,370.00
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $203.13
CAD $210.00
AUD $205.63
EUR €141.25
GBP £111.88
NZD $228.75
ZAR R2,058.75
CHF FR171.25
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USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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GBP £1,239.00
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GBP £154.88
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GBP £250.00
Price: Actual Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,115.00
Price: Total Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,115.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Child) 
GBP £139.38
Price: Deposit Required (FI Child) 
GBP £250.00
Hotels - Centre-based
This Croatian trip is centre based, you will stay in the same hotel in Trilj for the tour duration, all rooms are en suite. The hotel is family run and has a good restaurant, and offers a great base to explore the local sights. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes. Single rooms may be requested in advance for a supplement. Please enquire at the time of booking for further details and availability.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Raft the meandering Cetina
  • Cycle through stunning countryside
  • Explore Roman ruins
  • Discover mediaeval Split and Trogir (optional)

Family group

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A wet and wild activity holiday through stunning Croatian countryside and coastline

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South Africa Teenage Safari

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86 702
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FAC
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
2
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16
11
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
10
Meal Count Lunch 
8
Meal Count Dinner 
10
CO2 Offset 
626
Transport 
Included Activities 
Bourkes Luck Potholes
Hlane NP - Game Drive
Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park - Game drives
Zulu Village Visit
Location Start 
Johannesburg
Location End 
Johannesburg
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Home to more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve, Kruger is not only South Africa’s oldest national park but it is also one of the largest, and a frontier for conservation. This active adventure through South Africa and Swaziland combines culture and wildlife - we visit one of the largest townships and a traditional Zulu village, we hike, kayak and raft, and of course the highlight is the game drives. Kruger also boasts the rare opportunity to see the ‘big five’ game animals in their natural habitat, and with its 14 different Eco-zones and surface area of 19,000 square kilometres, is the perfect destination for a family safari adventure. With a bit of luck you will have great sightings of lions, leopards, giraffes, buffalo, rhinos, elephant and numerous other animals found within the park.
There's time spent in Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold' too, including a guided tour of 'Soweto', originally an acronym for 'SOuth-WEstern TOwnships' which developed during the gold mining boom as native African workers settled on the outskirts of the city.
Location End (Country) 
South Africa
Location Start (Country) 
South Africa
Primary Country 
South Africa
Countries 
South Africa
Swaziland
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Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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USD $172.50
CAD $177.92
AUD $174.58
EUR €120.83
GBP £99.58
NZD $194.58
ZAR R1,747.50
CHF FR145.42
USD $2,070.00
CAD $2,135.00
AUD $2,095.00
EUR €1,450.00
GBP £1,195.00
NZD $2,335.00
ZAR R20,970.00
CHF FR1,745.00
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Price: Kitty 
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USD $2,070.00
CAD $2,135.00
AUD $2,095.00
EUR €1,450.00
GBP £1,195.00
NZD $2,335.00
ZAR R20,970.00
CHF FR1,745.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">South Africa Teenage Safari</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FAC</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching. </div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Wildlife, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping, Safari</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=94272]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartJohannesburg;afternoonSowetotownshiptour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Johannesburg; afternoon Soweto township tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2DrivetoHluhluwe-iMfoloziPark(hometothelargestpopulationofWhiterhinointheworld);gamedrives,visitahide." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (home to the largest population of White rhino in the world); game drives, visit a hide.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park - Game drives</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayinHluhluwe-iMfoloziPark." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ToKosiBayNatureReservevisitingaZuluvillageenroute;mangrovekayakingtourandreefsnorkellingexcursion." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 To Kosi Bay Nature Reserve visiting a Zulu village en route; mangrove kayaking tour and reef snorkelling excursion.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Zulu Village Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Deluxe permanent tent (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SeconddayinKosiBayNatureReserve." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Second day in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Deluxe permanent tent (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6ContinuetoSwazilandandHlane(meaning'wilderness')N.P.;gamedrivethroughclassicbushveldcountry." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Continue to Swaziland and Hlane (meaning 'wilderness') N.P.; game drive through classic bushveld country.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7SeconddayinHlaneN.P." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Second day in Hlane N.P.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Hlane NP - Game Drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8TransfertoKrugerN.P.;gamedrivesinsearchofthe'BigFive'andtheAfricanwilddog;optionalnightgamedrive." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Transfer to Kruger N.P.; game drives in search of the 'Big Five' and the African wild dog; optional night game drive.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kruger Park - Game drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kruger Park - Night game drive - ZAR240</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9SeconddayinKrugerN.P.;moregamedrives." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Second day in Kruger N.P.; more game drives.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kruger Park - Game drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10WalkBlydeRiverCanyonenroutetoGraskop." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Walk Blyde River Canyon en route to Graskop.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bourkes Luck Potholes</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11Freeday;optionalwhitewaterraftingonSabiRiverortreetopcanopytour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Free day; optional white water rafting on Sabi River or tree top canopy tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Whitewater rafting - ZAR350</li><li>Treetop canopy tour - ZAR450</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12EndJohannesburg." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 End Johannesburg.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>South Africa Teenage Safari - Single Supplement (FAC)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Physicalpreparationonthistrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please note that if you are aged 65 or over a doctor's certificate is required.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SOUTH AFRICA<br />The official currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The best way to manage your money in Africa is a mixture of cash and an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>CASH: <br />Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>***PLEASE NOTE: MANY BUSINESSES AND BANKS IN EAST AFRICA DO NOT ACCEPT US DOLLAR NOTES OLDER THAN 2006. IF YOU ARE BRINGING USD, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND LARGE BILLS IN GOOD CONDITION, 2006 SERIES ONWARDS ONLY. ANY OLD OR DAMAGED NOTES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. IF YOUR KITTY PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID IN USD, IT MUST BE PAID WITH BILLS NO OLDER THAN 2006 SERIES***<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>EUR or GBP are also widely accepted. The South African Rand can also be used widely in countries of Southern Africa. When changing money, only use reputable authorised money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of travellers being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>TRAVELLER'S CHEQUES: <br />Some people like to carry traveller’s cheques for back up emergency cash. While traveller’s cheques are undoubtedly the safest way to carry money, they are becoming harder to cash around the world and can often result in unfavourable exchange rates and commission charges. They are no longer accepted in many locations in Kenya &amp; Tanzania. It can also be tricky to reach banks during banking business hours which are often short in many African countries. Note: Receipts for traveller’s cheques are required by banks and money changers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>VISA AND MASTERCARD: <br />With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities and even some campsites, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. Throughout Africa, cards with the Visa logo are most readily recognised, although MasterCard is also accepted in most places. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. If you're on a multi-country tour, your tour leader will be able to give you an approximate idea of how much money you may need for your stay in each country. </div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<br />At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<br />Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<br />Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <br />In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LOCAL PARTNER:<br />This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">AGE RESTRICTIONS:<br />Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 12. Anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or guardian.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (2 nts), Hotel (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Accommodation is clean and simple. You'll mainly stay in small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area,generally these will be a twin room with private facilities. Sometimes you'll stay in larger, more comfortable hotels or occasionally rustic accommodation with basic facilities. We use a variety of accommodation on most trips; chosen for their value for money, location and atmosphere. We also try and incorporate unique accommodation experiences, such as a night with a local tribe, or sleeping under the stars in the desert.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 10 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus, 4x4</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Rivonia Road Lodge</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Rivonia cnr. 10th Avenue &amp; Rivonia Road, Rivonia, Johannesburg </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Rivonia</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Johannesburg</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SOUTH AFRICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Johannesburg</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"> </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Johannesburg</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SOUTH AFRICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's South African Office can be reached on: +27 11 471 7400 (South African business hours) or +27 828229407 (24/7). For all other enquiries please contact our reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SOUTH AFRICA:<br />Citizens of Australia, UK and most EU countries do not need visas to visit South Africa as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of all countries should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Entry Requirements - Yellow Fever Certificate<br />As of October 1st 2011, A valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is now required for all passengers over one year of age who arrive or are transiting through South Africa, from a country or region listed by the World Health Organization as infected by yellow fever. Travellers unable to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa will be refused entry. There is no option for travellers without a vaccination certificate to be vaccinated on arrival. Please note this also includes transiting through an infected country or region. As of October 1st South Africa will also consider Zambia as a country infected by Yellow Fever even though the WHO does not currently list Zambia. All travellers from Zambia into South Africa will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-t... id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLOTHING &amp; EQUIPMENT:<br />Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. If travelling from Nov-Feb lightweight cotton clothing is best. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Waterproof jacket/kagoul<br /> * Warm mid-layer (i.e. fleece or wool) - for early game drives<br /> * Lightweight walking/trail boots<br /> * Trainers/sandals for relaxing<br /> * Sun-hat<br /> * Torch<br /> * Waterbottle<br /> * Sunglasses, sunscreen and lipsalve<br /> * Insect repellent<br /> * Personal first aid kit<br /> * Binoculars<br /> * Sleeping bag (2/3 season Sept - Apr, 3/4 season May - Aug)<br /> * Dust can be a problem for cameras - take a dustproof bag<br /> * A self-service laundry service may be available in some camps/hotels, but we recommend you take travel detergent</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE: <br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion ends up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please consider water purification techniques such as iodine or micropur and use the water dispensers which are provided at some of our accommodation. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">YELLOW FEVER:<br />A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">FIRE PRECAUTIONS: <br />Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<br />Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SEAT BELTS:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<br />While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insu... /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intr... /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in South Africa include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Thusanani Children's Foundation works to prevent and treat developmental delay in orphaned and vulnerable South African children, aged 0-6, in Children's Homes (orphanages) where they live. Developmental delay in these children has a far reaching negative impact on their formal schooling in later years and they run the risk of being seen as children with special education needs. Treatment and prevention of developmental delay can set children on the right path that enables them to be contributing members of society, and break the cycle of abuse and poverty.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 626.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. 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  • 1 night comfortable hotel, 6 nights camping, 2 nights permanent tented camp and 2 nights lodge. All campsites have flushing toilets and showers
  • Transport: minibus, 4WD, boat, kayak and on foot
  • Some long drives (up to approx. 7hrs)
  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches and 10 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • National Park / Reserve entrance fees
  • Johannesburg has relatively dry weather year round. During winter in South Africa (June and July) you can expect average daytime temperatures to be in the region of 16degC, and in their summer months (December to February) temperatures rise to around 26degC. Nights can be cold in the city, especially in winter.
  • Kruger National Park has a hot, sub-tropical climate and most of the year it is hot during the day (25degC and above) and cool, sometimes chilly during the evenings/at night and first thing in the morning (bring a jumper for early starts and morning game drives). It is typically dry during the winter months, whilst the summer brings wet monsoon weather; each season being excellent for game viewing in their own right.

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An active holiday offering spectacular wildlife viewing in South Africa and Swaziland

All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 10 dinners included. Please be aware that we need at least two weeks notice to deal with special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian or allergies). For this reason if you did not indicate these on your booking form please advise the Exodus office as soon as possible.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Faimily Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. Ideal for families with older children who want to get a taste of a true African safari. This tour is well balanced, with game drives in a number of different parks and reserves (where you will encounter different habitats and wildlife), cultural visits to a Johannesburg township and a Zulu village, and a range of activities including snorkelling, kayaking and walking. There is one free day where you can relax or choose form additional activities. We stay in a range of accommodation during the tour, including six nights camping. Anyone in good health with a sense of adventure should be able to take part. The white water rafting is optional. Please note that if you are aged 65 or over a doctor's certificate is required.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">South Africa Teenage Safari</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FAC</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel through South Africa and Swaziland, combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking, kayaking and rafting before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching. </div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Wildlife, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping, Safari</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=94272]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1DepartLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Depart London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2ArriveJohannesburg;afternoonSowetotownshiptour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Arrive Johannesburg; afternoon Soweto township tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3DrivetoHluhluwe-iMfoloziPark(hometothelargestpopulationofWhiterhinointheworld);gamedrives,visitahide." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Drive to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (home to the largest population of White rhino in the world); game drives, visit a hide.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park - Game drives</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4SeconddayinHluhluwe-iMfoloziPark." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Second day in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5ToKosiBayNatureReservevisitingaZuluvillageenroute;mangrovekayakingtourandreefsnorkellingexcursion." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 To Kosi Bay Nature Reserve visiting a Zulu village en route; mangrove kayaking tour and reef snorkelling excursion.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Zulu Village Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Deluxe permanent tent (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6SeconddayinKosiBayNatureReserve." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Second day in Kosi Bay Nature Reserve.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Deluxe permanent tent (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7ContinuetoSwazilandandHlane(meaning'wilderness')N.P.;gamedrivethroughclassicbushveldcountry." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Continue to Swaziland and Hlane (meaning 'wilderness') N.P.; game drive through classic bushveld country.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8SeconddayinHlaneN.P." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Second day in Hlane N.P.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Hlane NP - Game Drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9TransfertoKrugerN.P.;gamedrivesinsearchofthe'BigFive'andtheAfricanwilddog;optionalnightgamedrive." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Transfer to Kruger N.P.; game drives in search of the 'Big Five' and the African wild dog; optional night game drive.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kruger Park - Game drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kruger Park - Night game drive - ZAR240</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10SeconddayinKrugerN.P.;moregamedrives." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Second day in Kruger N.P.; more game drives.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kruger Park - Game drive</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11WalkBlydeRiverCanyonenroutetoGraskop." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Walk Blyde River Canyon en route to Graskop.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Bourkes Luck Potholes</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12Freeday;optionalwhitewaterraftingonSabiRiverortreetopcanopytour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Free day; optional white water rafting on Sabi River or tree top canopy tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Whitewater rafting - ZAR350</li><li>Treetop canopy tour - ZAR450</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day13Morningfree;afternoondepartJohannesburg." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Morning free; afternoon depart Johannesburg.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day14ArriveLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 Arrive London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>South Africa Teenage Safari - Single Supplement (FAC)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Physicalpreparationonthistrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please note that if you are aged 65 or over a doctor's certificate is required.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SOUTH AFRICA<BR/>The official currency of South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The best way to manage your money in Africa is a mixture of cash and an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>CASH: <BR/>Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>***PLEASE NOTE: MANY BUSINESSES AND BANKS IN EAST AFRICA DO NOT ACCEPT US DOLLAR NOTES OLDER THAN 2006. IF YOU ARE BRINGING USD, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND LARGE BILLS IN GOOD CONDITION, 2006 SERIES ONWARDS ONLY. ANY OLD OR DAMAGED NOTES MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. IF YOUR KITTY PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO BE PAID IN USD, IT MUST BE PAID WITH BILLS NO OLDER THAN 2006 SERIES***<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>EUR or GBP are also widely accepted. The South African Rand can also be used widely in countries of Southern Africa. When changing money, only use reputable authorised money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of travellers being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>TRAVELLER'S CHEQUES: <BR/>Some people like to carry traveller’s cheques for back up emergency cash. While traveller’s cheques are undoubtedly the safest way to carry money, they are becoming harder to cash around the world and can often result in unfavourable exchange rates and commission charges. They are no longer accepted in many locations in Kenya &amp; Tanzania. It can also be tricky to reach banks during banking business hours which are often short in many African countries. Note: Receipts for traveller’s cheques are required by banks and money changers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>VISA AND MASTERCARD: <BR/>With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities and even some campsites, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. Throughout Africa, cards with the Visa logo are most readily recognised, although MasterCard is also accepted in most places. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. If you're on a multi-country tour, your tour leader will be able to give you an approximate idea of how much money you may need for your stay in each country. </div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<BR/>At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<BR/>Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<BR/>Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <BR/>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LOCAL PARTNER:<BR/>This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >AGE RESTRICTIONS:<BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 12. Anyone aged under 18 must be accompanied by (and share accommodation with) a parent or guardian.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (4 nts), Lodge (2 nts), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (2 nts), Hotel (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Accommodation is clean and simple. You'll mainly stay in small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area,generally these will be a twin room with private facilities. Sometimes you'll stay in larger, more comfortable hotels or occasionally rustic accommodation with basic facilities. We use a variety of accommodation on most trips; chosen for their value for money, location and atmosphere. We also try and incorporate unique accommodation experiences, such as a night with a local tribe, or sleeping under the stars in the desert.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 10 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus, 4x4</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >12 Jul 2015 (FAC150712), 26 Jul 2015 (FAC150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FAC150802), 16 Aug 2015 (FAC150816), 27 Dec 2015 (FAC151227), 10 Jul 2016 (FAC160710), 24 Jul 2016 (FAC160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FAC160731), 14 Aug 2016 (FAC160814), 18 Dec 2016 (FAC161218)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >12 Jul 2015 (FAC150712), 26 Jul 2015 (FAC150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FAC150802), 16 Aug 2015 (FAC150816), 27 Dec 2015 (FAC151227), 10 Jul 2016 (FAC160710), 24 Jul 2016 (FAC160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FAC160731), 14 Aug 2016 (FAC160814), 18 Dec 2016 (FAC161218)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's South African Office can be reached on: +27 11 471 7400 (South African business hours) or +27 828229407 (24/7). For all other enquiries please contact our reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/</a><br /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SOUTH AFRICA:<BR/>Citizens of Australia, UK and most EU countries do not need visas to visit South Africa as a tourist for up to three months. Citizens of all countries should check with the relevant consulates as to whether a visa is required.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Entry Requirements - Yellow Fever Certificate<BR/>As of October 1st 2011, A valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is now required for all passengers over one year of age who arrive or are transiting through South Africa, from a country or region listed by the World Health Organization as infected by yellow fever. Travellers unable to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before arrival in South Africa will be refused entry. There is no option for travellers without a vaccination certificate to be vaccinated on arrival. Please note this also includes transiting through an infected country or region. As of October 1st South Africa will also consider Zambia as a country infected by Yellow Fever even though the WHO does not currently list Zambia. All travellers from Zambia into South Africa will be required to show proof of yellow fever vaccination.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>A new immigration regulation will take effect from 1st October 2014, whereby parents will need to produce an original unabridged birth certificate if they are travelling with children. The new regulation has been put in place to protect children from being abducted, kidnapped and preventing child trafficking. The Department of Home Affairs has urged all parents to apply for unabridged certificates for their children. This is an requirement of the immigration regulation 6 (12)(a) for parents travelling with children. More information can be found here: http://www.nwivisas.com/nwi-blog/south-africa/grace-period-for-parents-travelling-with-children/#sthash.VKZSSlHE.dpuf.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLOTHING &amp; EQUIPMENT:<BR/>Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. If travelling from Nov-Feb lightweight cotton clothing is best. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Waterproof jacket/kagoul<BR/> * Warm mid-layer (i.e. fleece or wool) - for early game drives<BR/> * Lightweight walking/trail boots<BR/> * Trainers/sandals for relaxing<BR/> * Sun-hat<BR/> * Torch<BR/> * Waterbottle<BR/> * Sunglasses, sunscreen and lipsalve<BR/> * Insect repellent<BR/> * Personal first aid kit<BR/> * Binoculars<BR/> * Sleeping bag (2/3 season Sept - Apr, 3/4 season May - Aug)<BR/> * Dust can be a problem for cameras - take a dustproof bag<BR/> * A self-service laundry service may be available in some camps/hotels, but we recommend you take travel detergent</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE: <BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion ends up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please consider water purification techniques such as iodine or micropur and use the water dispensers which are provided at some of our accommodation. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >YELLOW FEVER:<BR/>A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >FIRE PRECAUTIONS: <BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<BR/>Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SEAT BELTS:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<BR/>While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in South Africa include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Thusanani Children's Foundation works to prevent and treat developmental delay in orphaned and vulnerable South African children, aged 0-6, in Children's Homes (orphanages) where they live. Developmental delay in these children has a far reaching negative impact on their formal schooling in later years and they run the risk of being seen as children with special education needs. Treatment and prevention of developmental delay can set children on the right path that enables them to be contributing members of society, and break the cycle of abuse and poverty.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 626.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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Hotels, Chalets & Camping
1 night comfortable hotel, 6 nights camping, 2 nights fixed camp and 2 nights chalets. In Johannesburg we stay in a comfortable hotel. Whilst in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, Hlane and Kruger we camp. South African campsites are generally of a good standard and all have flushing toilets, showers and fencing from wildlife where necessary. All camping equipment is provided (except sleeping bag/pillow) and tents have built-in insect nets. We stay in a comfortable permanent tented camp in Kosi Bay and in a safari lodge in Graskop. There are swimming pools at our accommodation in Hluhluwe, Kruger and Graskop. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Try to spot the 'big five' on game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Kayak through mangroves of Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
  • Choose from optional activities including white water rafting on the Sabi River or a tree-top canopy tour
  • Visit a Soweto township in Johannasburg and a Zulu village
  • Look out for the endangered Black rhino and watch for wildlife from a hide in Mkuzi Game Reserve

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From ancient wonders and awe-inspiring monuments to the teeming Red Sea and the meandering Nile, Egypt is a captivating land which never fails to spark the imagination. We delve into the past as we visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, see ancient relics in the Egyptian Museum, and explore the temples of Karnak by horse drawn carriage. On the mighty River Nile we'll relax aboard a traditional felucca sailboat and get an insight into the vibrant Nubian culture. We end our trip by the Red Sea with its fantastic beaches, clear waters and colourful reefs.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Egypt Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FMN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Your trip starts in Cairo with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx – even the younger children are overcome with awe at the sight of these wonders of the ancient world! Next it’s the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll learn about the mysteries of the mummies, and marvel at the treasure of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, you have time to explore its colourful bazaar or ride camels within sight of the Nile and enjoy a visit to a Nubian village to take dinner with a local family. You sail down the Nile aboard feluccas – traditional Egyptian sailboats – stopping on your journey to visit the temple at Kom Ombo. You also drive to Luxor, home to the world’s greatest collection of antiquities. As well as exploring the monumental temple at Karnak, you visit the tombs of the Pharaohs, hidden away in the Valley of the Kings. Then, a brief stay at Hurghada gives you a chance to swim &amp; snorkel in the Red Sea.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Family group, Archaeology, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=94289]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartCairo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Cairo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sound &amp; Light Show at the Pyramids - EGP100</li><li>Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids and Sphinx - EGP60</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Philae Temple - EGP60</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Abu Simbel by Air - USD320</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sound and Light Show at Karnak - EGP100</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9EndHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 End Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Egypt Family Holiday - Single supplement (FMN)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT<br />The official currency of Egypt is Egyptian Pounds (EGP). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It's easy to get money when you arrive at the airport through money exchange or from the ATM. The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) which are plentiful throughout all the main cities. Check with your bank for information on international ATM fees.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it's stolen. Keep this in a safe place. When using your debit card, check your receipts and keep them to compare against your statement when you get home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recommend that you carry some foreign currency cash for when ATMs can not be accessed, have broken down or run out of cash. There are few problems changing money at the many banks and currency exchange facilities. Cash in USD, EUR and GBP are the easiest to exchange.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Occasionally banks will allow cash advances on your credit card, but it's not recommended to rely on this.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>While some banks and five-star hotels will change travellers cheques, the process is time consuming, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and it can be difficult to change on weekends and public holidays. The easiest cheques to change are Thomas Cook or American Express in USD, EUR or GBP. Traveller's cheques are not recommended in the Middle East.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Known as 'baksheesh' in the Middle East, tipping is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. If you are satisfied with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recommend that any group tips are collected in a envelope and handed directly to the intended recipient as a collective 'thank you' by the group. The below amounts are suggested figures in USD for ease of calculating budgets, but should always be offered in local currency. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - leave the loose change. More up-market restaurants, we suggest 5% to 10% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1-2 per person per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of private drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however US$1-2 per person per day is generally appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Public toilet attendants: When using public toilets there will most likely be an attendant that will expect a tip. 20-50 cents is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Felucca captains: If you are travelling in Upper Egypt many of our itineraries spend a night on a felucca. US$1-2 per person per day for felucca captains is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Desert Camp hosts: If you have a night camping included on your itinerary, US$2-3 is appropriate for the camp hosts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$3-4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">AGE RESTRICTIONS: <br />Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">RAMADAN &amp; THE EID UL-FITR FESTIVAL 2014:<br />In 2014, the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from 27 June through until 27 July, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan, business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it's a period of national holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be affected.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SECURITY WHILE TRAVELLING:<br />Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at times it can appear a little overboard.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader. However, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you're interested in delving deeper into the local culture then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations on your trip.</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Grand Pyramids Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">53, Studio Misr Road - Mariottia , Giza, Egypt </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Giza</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cairo</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +20 (2) 33881883</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Fax: +20 (2) 33882022</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Diamond Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Safaga Road </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hurghada</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">01382</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">EGYPT</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency only, The Adventure Company can be reached on Tel: +44 1420 593000. For further contact details please use the following page:</div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLOTHING &amp; CLIMATE:<br />Please note that as a desert region, the Middle East can have extreme weather. Temperatures are generally hot with little rain. This can become extreme during the summer months of June to August. In the months of December to March it can be very cold, particularly next to the river or the ocean and out in the desert where night temperatures can drop dramatically. Even in the hot months, it can get cold in the desert at night. Consider bringing a sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period, especially on itineraries which include camping such as on a felucca, in a desert camp, or at a Red Sea beach camp. A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLOTHING, CLIMATE &amp; EQUIPMENT:<br />Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In summer (Apr-Oct), light cotton clothing is adequate for kids and adults alike, with a light sweater or sweatshirt, just in case. Remember long sleeved shirts and long trousers to guard against the sun! In winter (Nov-Mar), night-time temperatures are low – perhaps as cold as 4°C and it can be windy, making it feel even cooler. Given this you should pack accordingly - a windproof outer layer, a warm mid-layer (wool or fleece) is essential, as are long, warm, trousers. If you particularly feel the cold you may also wish to take a hat and gloves.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Comfortable shoes or trainers <br />* Sandals/flip-flops for relaxing<br />* Sun-hat<br />* Torch<br />* High-factor sunscreen &amp; lipsalve<br />* Waterbottle<br />* Insect repellent<br />* Sunglasses<br />* Towel<br />* Personal first aid kit<br />* Toilet paper for the felucca section of the trip<br />* Although there are not great numbers of mosquitoes, you may wish to bring a mosquito net for the felucca<br />* Waterproof bags for valuable items like passports, cameras etc<br />* A laundry service may be available in some hotels, but we recommend taking biodegradable travel detergent clothes can be washed as you wish.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Sleeping bag (Mar to Nov - 2-3 season; Dec to Feb – 4-season) Please note that in desert countries like Egypt, summer temperatures can fall to almost freezing point at night. Although you may not experience such low temperatures, it is the reason we strongly advise you to take a sleeping bag of a suitable rating. It is possible to hire a sleeping bag locally in Cairo at a cost of UK£10 (payable in cash to your Group Leader in Cairo) per person, per trip. Please advise us at the time of booking.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note: Although snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) is provided, these are generally in adult sizes. We recommend that you bring these from home for children intending to snorkel. Alternatively, equipment can usually be purchased locally, though the price and quality may vary.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained while on tour. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Intrepid is very aware of the issues raised by H1N1 (swine) flu and these have been taken into consideration for all aspects of the trip you are about to take. In reviewing this itinerary we have followed the guidelines set out by The World Health Organisation (WHO): http://www.who.int/en/<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Intrepid reserve the right to make last minute changes to any itinerary in the very unlikely occurrence that an area should suddenly be deemed to be unsafe because of an outbreak of H1N1 flu.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drinking water: <br />As a rule we recommend you do not drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to it and can cope, but for travellers from other places drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this is not serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day (this should be easy for most!). Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Fire safety and balconies:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities may differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. Not all balconies measure up to standard dimensions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Seat belts:<br />Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Petty theft and personal safety:<br />Although we feel that the Middle East &amp; North Africa is a very safe region to travel in, please be aware that there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk in pairs or groups. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables will go missing. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Traffic conditions and driving on opposite sides of the road:<br />Traffic will no doubt be more chaotic than you are used to at home. Traffic rules are not always adhered to and the traffic can tend to move very fast. Be aware and alert! Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Armed convoys and security while travelling:<br />Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at time it can appear a little overkill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Water safety:<br />Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, rivers or open water where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities are able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">BALLOON EXCURSIONS:<br />Audits were carried out on balloon operators within Egypt to confirm the safety of their operations, unfortunately we were not able to ascertain the safety standards of these balloon operators- therefore, we are not able to recommend or assist in the booking of any balloon excursions.<br /></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Egypt include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Animal Care in Egypt is a true friend to Egypt's mistreated animals. They provide free professional veterinary care, food and medication for some 4,000 injured, sick and mistreated animals each month. In addition to rehabilitating the mistreated, ACE also provides local people with education in appropriate animal care. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Donations of second-hand tack/dog collars and flea treatment are always welcomed. </div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 469.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 6 nights hotels (mostly en suite), 1 night sleeper train (couchette berth) and 1 night felucca (mattresses and blankets provided but facilities are basic)
  • Transport: private minibus, train, felucca, calesh (horse-drawn carriage) and boat
  • Children should be able to swim
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Rain is very rare in all parts of Egypt and most days are sunny and clear. Summer temperatures often reach the upper 30's, and as a family you must consider this. Are your children used to hot temperatures? The winter months can be surprisingly cold, especially on the Nile or at night. In the summer these temperatures are 35degC and 22degC respectively. Daytime temperatures are on average 3 or 4 degrees higher in Aswan.

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Discover Egypt's ancient wonders, from Cairo to the Nile and the Red Sea

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 5 dinners are included on this tour. Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta-bread, falafel, beans, aubergine and other vegetables, pickles, salads and the like. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome and vegetarians can be catered for if they accept that the options may be somewhat limited.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This trip has a very full itinerary but offers a pleasant balance between relaxation and activity; we don't overload children with too many sites. It is not a luxury trip; conditions on the felucca sailboats and the overnight train are very simple, but accommodation elsewhere is modest, clean and comfortable. There are some early starts on this trip and although Egypt is hot, this is not a tiring adventure. Please be aware that there are some early starts in order to avoid the full heat of the day. Please note some road journeys in Egypt are operated by the authorities in convoys. This means that travelling times will be fixed and arrival times into destinations may vary to those described here, with sightseeing adjusted accordingly.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Egypt Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FMN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Your trip starts in Cairo with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx – even the younger children are overcome with awe at the sight of these wonders of the ancient world! Next it’s the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll learn about the mysteries of the mummies, and marvel at the treasure of the boy-king, Tutankhamun. Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, you have time to explore its colourful bazaar or ride camels within sight of the Nile and enjoy a visit to a Nubian village to take dinner with a local family. You sail down the Nile aboard feluccas – traditional Egyptian sailboats – stopping on your journey to visit the temple at Kom Ombo. You also drive to Luxor, home to the world’s greatest collection of antiquities. As well as exploring the monumental temple at Karnak, you visit the tombs of the Pharaohs, hidden away in the Valley of the Kings. Then, a brief stay at Hurghada gives you a chance to swim &amp; snorkel in the Red Sea.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Family group, Archaeology, History</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=94289]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day1FlytoCairo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 1 Fly to Cairo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2VisitthePyramids,SphinxandEgyptianMuseum;overnightsleepertraintoAswan." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Visit the Pyramids, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum; overnight sleeper train to Aswan.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Egyptian Museum</li><li>Pyramids and Sphinx</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3FreedaytoexploreAswanortakeacamelride(optional);eveningmealatNubianfamilyhouse." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Free day to explore Aswan or take a camel ride (optional); evening meal at Nubian family house.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Philae Temple - EGP60</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day4SailnorthwardsalongtheNilebyfelucca;campondeckandfallasleepbeneaththestars." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Sail northwards along the Nile by felucca; camp on deck and fall asleep beneath the stars.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Overnight felucca sailing trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Abu Simbel by Air - USD320</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight Felucca (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5SailtowardsKomOmbo-exploretheruins;visitEdfuTemple;transfertoLuxor." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Sail towards Kom Ombo - explore the ruins; visit Edfu Temple; transfer to Luxor.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kom Ombo Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6VisitthetombsintheValleyoftheKingsandQueenHatshepsut'sTemple." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Visit the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Hatshepsut Temple</li><li>Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)</li><li>Donkey ride</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Tomb of Tutankhamun - EGP100</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7MorningsightseeingatKarnakTemplebycalesh(horse-drawncarriage);drivetoHurghada." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Morning sightseeing at Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage); drive to Hurghada.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Karnak Temple</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Sound and Light Show at Karnak - EGP100</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day8RedSeaswimmingandsnorkellingboattrip." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Red Sea swimming and snorkelling boat trip.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Snorkelling private trip in Hurghada</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9FlytoLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Fly to London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Egypt Family Holiday - Single supplement (FMN)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >EGYPT<BR/>The official currency of Egypt is Egyptian Pounds (EGP). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>It's easy to get money when you arrive at the airport through money exchange or from the ATM. The most convenient and cheapest way to acquire money is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) which are plentiful throughout all the main cities. Check with your bank for information on international ATM fees.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When leaving home don't forget your PIN and make sure you know the telephone number for cancelling your card if it's stolen. Keep this in a safe place. When using your debit card, check your receipts and keep them to compare against your statement when you get home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recommend that you carry some foreign currency cash for when ATMs can not be accessed, have broken down or run out of cash. There are few problems changing money at the many banks and currency exchange facilities. Cash in USD, EUR and GBP are the easiest to exchange.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Occasionally banks will allow cash advances on your credit card, but it's not recommended to rely on this.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>While some banks and five-star hotels will change travellers cheques, the process is time consuming, commissions can be high (up to 10%) and it can be difficult to change on weekends and public holidays. The easiest cheques to change are Thomas Cook or American Express in USD, EUR or GBP. Traveller's cheques are not recommended in the Middle East.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Known as 'baksheesh' in the Middle East, tipping is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. If you are satisfied with the services provided, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate and always appreciated. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recommend that any group tips are collected in a envelope and handed directly to the intended recipient as a collective 'thank you' by the group. The below amounts are suggested figures in USD for ease of calculating budgets, but should always be offered in local currency. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - leave the loose change. More up-market restaurants, we suggest 5% to 10% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1-2 per person per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of private drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however US$1-2 per person per day is generally appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Public toilet attendants: When using public toilets there will most likely be an attendant that will expect a tip. 20-50 cents is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Felucca captains: If you are travelling in Upper Egypt many of our itineraries spend a night on a felucca. US$1-2 per person per day for felucca captains is appropriate.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Desert Camp hosts: If you have a night camping included on your itinerary, US$2-3 is appropriate for the camp hosts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Group Leader: You may also consider tipping your leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$3-4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >AGE RESTRICTIONS: <BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >RAMADAN &amp; THE EID UL-FITR FESTIVAL 2014:<BR/>In 2014, the important month of Ramadan will be in progress from 27 June through until 27 July, and the Eid ul-Fitr festival will be held directly at its conclusion for 3-4 days. Ramadan is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan, business hours are shortened, including opening hours at some tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you should expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month is a fantastic opportunity to travel in a Muslim country and witness this unique period, particularly the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken. Please note that although the Eid ul-Fitr festival can also be a fascinating time to travel it's a period of national holiday. Most government offices and businesses will be closed and some tourist site opening hours may be affected.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for further information.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Nile Valley Hotel (2 nts), Overnight Felucca (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt), Grand Pyramids Hotel or similar (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 5 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Overnight sleeper train, Horse-drawn carriage, Felucca, Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >SECURITY WHILE TRAVELLING:<BR/>Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at times it can appear a little overboard.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Intrepid endeavours to provide the services of an experienced leader. However, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit - and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you're interested in delving deeper into the local culture then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations on your trip.</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >14 Feb 2015 (FMN150214), 04 Apr 2015 (FMN150404), 07 Apr 2015 (FMN150407), 10 Apr 2015 (FMN150410), 11 Apr 2015 (FMN150411), 18 Apr 2015 (FMN150418), 23 May 2015 (FMN150523), 27 Jun 2015 (FMN150627), 25 Jul 2015 (FMN150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FMN150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FMN150815), 19 Sep 2015 (FMN150919), 17 Oct 2015 (FMN151017), 24 Oct 2015 (FMN151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FMN151219), 06 Feb 2016 (FMN160206), 13 Feb 2016 (FMN160213), 26 Mar 2016 (FMN160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FMN160402), 28 May 2016 (FMN160528), 25 Jun 2016 (FMN160625), 23 Jul 2016 (FMN160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FMN160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FMN160813), 17 Sep 2016 (FMN160917), 15 Oct 2016 (FMN161015), 22 Oct 2016 (FMN161022), 19 Dec 2016 (FMN161219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >14 Feb 2015 (FMN150214), 04 Apr 2015 (FMN150404), 07 Apr 2015 (FMN150407), 10 Apr 2015 (FMN150410), 11 Apr 2015 (FMN150411), 18 Apr 2015 (FMN150418), 23 May 2015 (FMN150523), 27 Jun 2015 (FMN150627), 25 Jul 2015 (FMN150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FMN150808), 15 Aug 2015 (FMN150815), 19 Sep 2015 (FMN150919), 17 Oct 2015 (FMN151017), 24 Oct 2015 (FMN151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FMN151219), 06 Feb 2016 (FMN160206), 13 Feb 2016 (FMN160213), 26 Mar 2016 (FMN160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FMN160402), 28 May 2016 (FMN160528), 25 Jun 2016 (FMN160625), 23 Jul 2016 (FMN160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FMN160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FMN160813), 17 Sep 2016 (FMN160917), 15 Oct 2016 (FMN161015), 22 Oct 2016 (FMN161022), 19 Dec 2016 (FMN161219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency only, The Adventure Company can be reached on Tel: +44 1420 593000. For further contact details please use the following page:</div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLOTHING &amp; CLIMATE:<BR/>Please note that as a desert region, the Middle East can have extreme weather. Temperatures are generally hot with little rain. This can become extreme during the summer months of June to August. In the months of December to March it can be very cold, particularly next to the river or the ocean and out in the desert where night temperatures can drop dramatically. Even in the hot months, it can get cold in the desert at night. Consider bringing a sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket for travel in this period, especially on itineraries which include camping such as on a felucca, in a desert camp, or at a Red Sea beach camp. A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLOTHING, CLIMATE &amp; EQUIPMENT:<BR/>Below is a suggestion of what you might find useful to take on this trip. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In summer (Apr-Oct), light cotton clothing is adequate for kids and adults alike, with a light sweater or sweatshirt, just in case. Remember long sleeved shirts and long trousers to guard against the sun! In winter (Nov-Mar), night-time temperatures are low – perhaps as cold as 4&#176;C and it can be windy, making it feel even cooler. Given this you should pack accordingly - a windproof outer layer, a warm mid-layer (wool or fleece) is essential, as are long, warm, trousers. If you particularly feel the cold you may also wish to take a hat and gloves.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Comfortable shoes or trainers <BR/>* Sandals/flip-flops for relaxing<BR/>* Sun-hat<BR/>* Torch<BR/>* High-factor sunscreen &amp; lipsalve<BR/>* Waterbottle<BR/>* Insect repellent<BR/>* Sunglasses<BR/>* Towel<BR/>* Personal first aid kit<BR/>* Toilet paper for the felucca section of the trip<BR/>* Although there are not great numbers of mosquitoes, you may wish to bring a mosquito net for the felucca<BR/>* Waterproof bags for valuable items like passports, cameras etc<BR/>* A laundry service may be available in some hotels, but we recommend taking biodegradable travel detergent clothes can be washed as you wish.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Sleeping bag (Mar to Nov - 2-3 season; Dec to Feb – 4-season) Please note that in desert countries like Egypt, summer temperatures can fall to almost freezing point at night. Although you may not experience such low temperatures, it is the reason we strongly advise you to take a sleeping bag of a suitable rating. It is possible to hire a sleeping bag locally in Cairo at a cost of UK&#163;10 (payable in cash to your Group Leader in Cairo) per person, per trip. Please advise us at the time of booking.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note: Although snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) is provided, these are generally in adult sizes. We recommend that you bring these from home for children intending to snorkel. Alternatively, equipment can usually be purchased locally, though the price and quality may vary.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >There are no specific health requirements for this trip. However, you should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained while on tour. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Intrepid is very aware of the issues raised by H1N1 (swine) flu and these have been taken into consideration for all aspects of the trip you are about to take. In reviewing this itinerary we have followed the guidelines set out by The World Health Organisation (WHO): http://www.who.int/en/<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Intrepid reserve the right to make last minute changes to any itinerary in the very unlikely occurrence that an area should suddenly be deemed to be unsafe because of an outbreak of H1N1 flu.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drinking water: <BR/>As a rule we recommend you do not drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to it and can cope, but for travellers from other places drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this is not serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day (this should be easy for most!). Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Fire safety and balconies:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities may differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms. Not all balconies measure up to standard dimensions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Seat belts:<BR/>Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in the western world or from your home country and not all the transport which we use provides seat belts.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Petty theft and personal safety:<BR/>Although we feel that the Middle East &amp; North Africa is a very safe region to travel in, please be aware that there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk in pairs or groups. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables will go missing. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Traffic conditions and driving on opposite sides of the road:<BR/>Traffic will no doubt be more chaotic than you are used to at home. Traffic rules are not always adhered to and the traffic can tend to move very fast. Be aware and alert! Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Armed convoys and security while travelling:<BR/>Occasionally you may experience armed security and convoys between select towns or regions. Convoys are used to ensure all travellers are transported safely and, in many cases, tourists are only allowed to travel in scheduled convoys of buses and jeeps. On rare occasions you may have an armed guard in your vehicle. We want to warn you so you are not alarmed. This is a practice designed to keep tourists safe, although at time it can appear a little overkill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Water safety:<BR/>Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, rivers or open water where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities are able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >BALLOON EXCURSIONS:<BR/>Audits were carried out on balloon operators within Egypt to confirm the safety of their operations, unfortunately we were not able to ascertain the safety standards of these balloon operators- therefore, we are not able to recommend or assist in the booking of any balloon excursions.<BR/></div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Egypt include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Animal Care in Egypt is a true friend to Egypt's mistreated animals. They provide free professional veterinary care, food and medication for some 4,000 injured, sick and mistreated animals each month. In addition to rehabilitating the mistreated, ACE also provides local people with education in appropriate animal care. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Donations of second-hand tack/dog collars and flea treatment are always welcomed. </div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 469.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
USD $980.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $980.00
CAD $1,045.00
AUD $1,095.00
EUR €755.00
GBP £635.00
NZD $1,220.00
ZAR R9,890.00
CHF FR895.00
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $108.89
CAD $116.11
AUD $121.67
EUR €83.89
GBP £70.56
NZD $135.56
ZAR R1,098.89
CHF FR99.44
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Price: Total Price (FI Adult) 
GBP £1,214.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Adult) 
GBP £134.89
Price: Deposit Required (FI Adult) 
GBP £250.00
Price: Actual Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,090.00
Price: Total Price (FI Child) 
GBP £1,090.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Child) 
GBP £121.11
Price: Deposit Required (FI Child) 
GBP £250.00
Hotels, Sleeper train & Felucca
6 nights hotels, 1 night sleeper train and 1 night felucca. Most hotels have en suite facilities and all have swimming pool access. In Cairo, the hotel is close to the pyramids, and the rooms are comfortable and spacious with air conditioning. The Sleeper Trains are air-conditioned and deemed first class by Egyptian standards with couchette berths (max. 2 persons). There is a toilet and dining facilities on board but it is basic. We will always try to get two interconnecting cabins for families but these cannot be guaranteed. Felucca’s are traditional sailboats that that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times. Accommodation is basic - we sleep under the stars on the deck itself, which is strewn with soft colourful cushions and rugs and equipped with a canopy. Mattresses and blankets are provided and mosquito nets are available. Singe accommodation may be available on request for a supplement (payable in advance); please enquire at the time of booking for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • See the incredible Valley of the Kings
  • Sleep on a traditional felucca sailboat
  • Enjoy snorkelling in the teeming Red Sea
  • Visit Karnak Temple by calesh (horse-drawn carriage)

Family group

9
Discover ancient Egyptian monuments, the mighty Nile and the thriving Red Sea

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Inca Trail Family Holiday

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8
Product ID 
86 700
14
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FNP
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
2
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16
11
Age Max 
0
Meal Count Breakfast 
13
Meal Count Lunch 
5
Meal Count Dinner 
3
CO2 Offset 
663
Transport 
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Archaeological Museum
Location Start 
Lima
Location End 
Cusco
Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca Empire as you trek the famous Inca Trail. Explore ancient ruins and walk through cloudforests before arriving at the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu. Discover agricultural villages and ruins of the Sacred Valley on a mountain biking adventure. Marvel at Inca terracing, the salt flats of Maras and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Explore colourful Pisac Market, full of local handicrafts and souvenirs, before staying with a family to experience local culture first hand. Time spent at the ancient capital of Cuzco is the perfect contrast to the tranquility of the Andean mountains.
Location End (Country) 
Peru
Location Start (Country) 
Peru
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Peru
Countries 
Peru
Trip Validity 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
Is Kitty Variable? 
Price: Per Day 
USD $192.50
CAD $198.57
AUD $194.64
EUR €133.93
GBP £112.50
NZD $217.14
ZAR R1,948.57
CHF FR162.14
USD $2,695.00
CAD $2,780.00
AUD $2,725.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,575.00
NZD $3,040.00
ZAR R27,280.00
CHF FR2,270.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $2,695.00
CAD $2,780.00
AUD $2,725.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,575.00
NZD $3,040.00
ZAR R27,280.00
CHF FR2,270.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Inca Trail Family Holiday trip map
Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Inca Trail Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FNP</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">With colonial charm, ancient Inca history and llamas around every corner, Peru is a destination with a difference. Explore the Andes one day, then hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or dive into the Amazon the next. Peru has rewards to bestow on every type of traveller.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=94441]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartLima." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Lima.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Complimentary airport arrival transfer</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day2LimacitytourincludingtheCatacombsandArchaeologicalMuseum;flytoCuzco(3400m)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Lima city tour including the Catacombs and Archaeological Museum; fly to Cuzco (3400m).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Archaeological Museum</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day3MorninghalfdayCuzcocitytourincludingthefortressofSacsayhuaman." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Morning half day Cuzco city tour including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5DiscovertheSacredValleyincludingPisacMarket." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Discover the Sacred Valley including Pisac Market.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChinchero(3760m);overnighthomestayinanAndeanVillage." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chinchero (3760m); overnight homestay in an Andean Village.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7MountainbikinginSacredValley,visitingtheSaltFlatsofMaras;continuetoOllantaytambo,thegatewaytotheIncaTrail." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Mountain biking in Sacred Valley, visiting the Salt Flats of Maras; continue to Ollantaytambo, the gateway to the Inca Trail.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8StarttheIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Start the Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9SeconddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Second day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10ThirddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Third day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11FinaldayofIncaTrail;trektoIntiPunku(SunGate)forthefirstsightofMachuPicchu;transfertoAguasCalientes." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Final day of Inca Trail; trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for the first sight of Machu Picchu; transfer to Aguas Calientes.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Machu Picchu Entrance fee &amp; Guided tour</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day12MorningfreeforfurtherexplorationofMachuPicchu;returntoCuzcobytrain." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Morning free for further exploration of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day14EndCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 End Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Inca Trail Family Holiday - Single supplement (FNP)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Peruvian banks are allowed to reject dollar bills which are old, torn (more than one centimetre) and which have too many stamps on them. Please make sure you don't accept bills in such conditions as you may not be able to use them. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MONEY EXCHANGE - LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">With ATMs being widely available in major towns and cities, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money in Latin America (note though that charges are made for each transaction). Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to US$100 per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It's also advisable to carry some cash in small denominations bills, for those times when ATMs may not be available. US$ dollars is the most readily changeable currency.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>VERY IMPORTANT:<br />US$100 bills with serial number CB or BE and any other US$ bills that are old, torn, written or stamped on will not be accepted by local banks.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Tipping is not expected in local markets and basic restaurants. However if you wish to tip, round your bill up to the nearest 5%. In more up-market restaurants we suggest up to 10%-12% of your bill. Some restaurants already include tipping on the final amount, which should be shown on the bill as: propina, servicio or cubiertos.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Porters (if applicable): While on the Inca Trail or Community Trek, we suggest PEN80-120 for all porters, assistants and cook.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your crew: Tipping is entirely voluntary. The crew may be travelling with you for many weeks and usually they become good friends with most members of the group. It is sometimes easy to forget that they do work hard to ensure that you do have a great trip. If you feel you would like to tip them, they certainly would appreciate it. On a number of our trips, we also use a local guide as well as our own crew. These guides live and travel with you through their home country and it is usual to tip them when they leave. We recommend USD10 to USD15 per person </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest S/5. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest S/10 per passenger per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We suggest S./3 to S/6 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please allow approximately US$4 for each domestic departure tax and US$31 for international departure tax from Peru.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS:<br />Demonstrations and protests, often in response to local labour or social issues, occur regularly throughout Peru. National strikes can be called at short notice and can cause disruption to road networks leading to inevitable itinerary changes. Intrepid does everything possible for these changes to be at little or no extra cost; however in such circumstances we find that travellers need to access part of, or the entire, emergency fund. Please read below for more information on this trip's emergency fund.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">INCA TREK DETAILS<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>There are 2 main trekking routes that we take. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>1. Classic Inca Trail<br />If you wish to trek the Classic Inca Trail, you must book it well in advance of travelling. As currently no more than 500 people (including support staff) per day are allowed on the Inca Trail obtaining Classic Inca Trail permits can be very hard. As soon as you decide that you want to do the Classic Inca Trail please contact us.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In order to confirm a Classic Inca Trail permit, we require a deposit and the following passport information of the passport you will travel on:<br />- Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport)<br />- Date of birth<br />- Passport number<br />- Nationality<br />- Date of passport expiry &amp; place of issue<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Inconsistencies and/or changes between passport details provided at the time of booking and the passport you travel with will most likely result in you not being granted access to the Inca Trail. If for reasons outside your control you must change your passport (your passport gets stolen) after your Inca Trail permit has been purchased, please contact your booking agent immediately to attempt arrange an alternative permit (fees may apply)<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>2. The Moonstone Trek <br />When the Inca Trail permits are sold out, you can opt to hike the Moonstone Trail - with spectacular and diverse scenery this trek is an exceptional alternative to the very busy Inca Trail. Alternatively, travel by train through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time before joining the group at Machu Pivchu . Both options include a visit to Machu Picchu! Please contact us to arrange the one that suits you best!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Also, as the Classic Inca Trail is closed during the month of February for its cleaning and maintenance, the Moonstone Trail will be hiked on all trips in which the hiking starts on or after the 01st of February to and including the 28th of February.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Upon receiving a request for a booking including the Classic Inca Trail, Intrepid will attempt to purchase the respective permit. If permits are not available then we will automatically put you on the Moonstone Trek. Please note that as Classic Inca Trail permits are non refundable and non transferable, any date change of a confirmed trip which includes the Classic Inca Trail will incur cancellation penalties. The rules and regulations controlling the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before bookings and embarking on your adventure to Peru.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>3. Non-hike option<br />If you do not want to trek at all but want to take part in the Sacred Valley tour and guided tour of Machu Picchu, this can be organised. You will receive a refund from kitty for the unused part of the excursion. However if this is your preferred option, in order to obtain a refund you MUST inform Intrepid at the time of booking.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Inca trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Intrepid alternative trek. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MINIMUM AGE:<br />Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 11.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Due to energy supply and timing provisions being limited in some places, please be prepared for some cold showers. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 400.00</div></div><div id="Mealdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Breakfasts are often simple (bread, butter, jam, coffee / tea and juice would be most common).</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Meals on the Inca Trail are prepared by the trek cook.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All meals while camping are included.</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus, Plane, Train</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Antigua Miraflores Htl</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Avenida Grau 350 </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Miraflores</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Lima</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +511 2012060</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Garcilaso Htl</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cl. Garcilaso 233, Cusco </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cusco</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Peru Operations Office can be reached on:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Outside Peru: +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823<br />From within Peru: 996 055 559 or 970 094 823<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page: </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU TOURIST VISA<br />Australia: Not required<br />Belgium: Not required<br />Canada: Not required<br />Germany: Not required<br />Ireland: Not required<br />Netherlands: Not required<br />New Zealand: Not required<br />South Africa: Not required<br />Switzerland: Not required<br />United Kingdom: Not required<br />United States: Not required</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLIMATE &amp; CLOTHING:<br />Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Please pack accordingly.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CAMPING EQUIPMENT:<br />Sleeping Bag - Check the expected climate en route. Nights in desert and mountain regions can be very cold in winter months. One that zips down all one side is useful for warm nights and a sleeping bag liner for cold nights.<br />Mattress or compressed foam - Compressed foams are the lightest, most convenient but probably the least comfortable. Self inflating mattresses are convenient, comfortable, light and small when rolled up; they are more expensive and do puncture so bring a suitable repair kit.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">VALUABLES:<br />Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables, and use your hotel safe and the safe on the overland truck to store the bulk of your money, passport, and airline tickets. It’s also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it very much easier to obtain replacements if necessary. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While trekking, boiled or safe water is available for drinking. However, you should also carry a water purification method. Options include:<br />- purification tablets available from camping stores or pharmacies eg. Micropur.<br />- 2% tincture of iodine, available from pharmacies, used at 4 drops per litre of water and left for at least 20 minutes - longer in very cold weather.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">HIKING IN PERU.<br />The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a small duffle bag to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is 6 kg max. While you hike, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cuzco. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It's important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For during the trek, you need a day pack big enough to carry personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sun cream, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litres capacity back pack is big enough.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Sleeping bags can be hired locally for approximately US$18. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Hiking poles can be hired locally for approximately US$14<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Rain ponchos can be purchased in Cuzco for a couple of dollars.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">FOOTWEAR FOR TREKKING<br />A full day trek is included on this tour. Please ensure you pack comfortable shoes (preferably not brand new, as this can lead to blisters) that are fully enclosed and are comfortable for you to walk in for an entire day. Please note sneakers or runners should be fine, as long as they are comfortable.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DRINKING WATER: <br />As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ALTITUDE SICKNESS: <br />Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Before your trip:<br />Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>During your trip. <br />While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/527... id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">HIKING THE INCA TRAIL OR MOONSTONE TRAIL:<br />In accordance with local laws governing tourism in Peru, trekking groups of up to and including 8 trekkers will be led by one local guide. The evacuation of an injured traveller in normal conditions may take more than 8 hours. For your own safety, it's crucial that you adhere to the local guide's safety instructions, particularly in regard to how to prevent trekkers getting separated or lost. Your leader will also conduct a brief safety discussion before our trekking activity.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>On the Moonstone Trail, a horse is available to aid the evacuation of an injured traveller (horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail). This resource is not part of the activity itself, may be up to an hours walk away and should not be expected to assist travellers simply wanting a rest from trekking. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Peru include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Living Heart focuses on improving the education, nutrition and health of disadvantaged Andean women and children near Cusco. Currently they provide free breakfasts, assist local schools with educational supplies and organise visits by doctors and nurses. They are also raising funds to build homes for orphaned children and abused women and children. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>*Project Peru aims to break the circle of poverty, offering opportunities through education, independence through responsibility, and dignity through employment. Up to fifty children between the ages of 3 -18 are housed in the refuge located in Zapallal, a desert shanty town of Lima. These children come from extreme poverty or great moral risk.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 663.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 8 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights camping, 1 night homestay and 1 night basic hotel. All hotels have en suite facilities, most are centrally located and have colonial charm. While camping there will be a toilet tent and separate dining tent but no hot running water. The homestay has basic shared facilities.
  • Transport: minibus, boat, train, 1 internal flight and on foot
  • Good level of fitness required
  • Time spent at altitude
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Sleeping mat for Inca Trail duration
  • All mountain biking equipment
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Most of the trip takes place in the highlands: late December to March to is the wet season, and May to September is generally dry, the other months are transitional. Andean weather, particularly in this area, is notoriously fickle at any time of year: on good days the sky is bright and clear with strong sunshine in the mornings, sometimes clouding over as the day progresses. At any time of year cloud may come rolling up from the Amazon basin, obscuring the view or bringing rain, snow or rapid changes. Nights can be very cold, but rarely below freezing.

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Trek Peru's famous Inca Trail to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu

All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners are included. All meals are provided during the Inca Trail Trek and whilst at the village homestay, and breakfast is included throughout the tour (on all days). Hotel breakfasts are normally simple (bread, butter, jam / tea and juice are most common). During the Inca Trail trek your guides and porters will erect a dining tent and will prepare simple hearty meals for you. Vegetarians can usually be catered for throughout, as can most special diets, but you should advise us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. We consider the Inca Trail as 'moderate/challenging' and this tour is designed for families with older (teenage) children in mind. Although you may walk for up to seven hours a day and the route involves considerable ascent and descent, it can be done by anyone in reasonable health and with the will to witness the splendid sight of Machu Picchu. This trip spends time at altitude which although well-paced, can cause shortness of breath, headaches and sleeplessness; Please refer to the Altitude Warning in the trip notes for further details. Heat, altitude and rough roads can also be tiring. There is one day of mountain biking in the Sacred Valley for which all equipment is provided. The pace and route will be adjusted to suit the ages and abilities of the group but usually covers approximately 30-35km. Biking terrain will range from relatively flat gravel/dirt roads to single track pathways and the occasional more challenging short climb and off-road downhill section. There will be a support vehicle throughout, and anyone not wishing to cycle can ride in the vehicle. Although we accept children aged 11 or over on this trip, it is very important that you know your child's limitations and are confident that they are able to manage all of the activities on the itinerary, including the hike to Machu Picchu which involves long days walking (5-7 hours each day) and steep climbs in parts. Although not anticipated, occasionally your leader may have to adapt the itinerary to allow for weather or protest/strike action and road blocks, which are not uncommon in Peru.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Inca Trail Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FNP</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >With colonial charm, ancient Inca history and llamas around every corner, Peru is a destination with a difference. Explore the Andes one day, then hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or dive into the Amazon the next. Peru has rewards to bestow on every type of traveller.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=94441]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day1FlytoLima." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 1 Fly to Lima.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2LimacitytourincludingtheCatacombsandArchaeologicalMuseum;flytoCuzco(3400m)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Lima city tour including the Catacombs and Archaeological Museum; fly to Cuzco (3400m).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Archaeological Museum</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day3MorninghalfdayCuzcocitytourincludingthefortressofSacsayhuaman." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Morning half day Cuzco city tour including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5DiscovertheSacredValleyincludingPisacMarket." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Discover the Sacred Valley including Pisac Market.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChinchero(3760m);overnighthomestayinanAndeanVillage." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chinchero (3760m); overnight homestay in an Andean Village.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7MountainbikinginSacredValley,visitingtheSaltFlatsofMaras;continuetoOllantaytambo,thegatewaytotheIncaTrail." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Mountain biking in Sacred Valley, visiting the Salt Flats of Maras; continue to Ollantaytambo, the gateway to the Inca Trail.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8StarttheIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Start the Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9SeconddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Second day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10ThirddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Third day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11FinaldayofIncaTrail;trektoIntiPunku(SunGate)forthefirstsightofMachuPicchu;transfertoAguasCalientes." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Final day of Inca Trail; trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for the first sight of Machu Picchu; transfer to Aguas Calientes.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Machu Picchu Entrance fee &amp; Guided tour</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day12MorningfreeforfurtherexplorationofMachuPicchu;returntoCuzcobytrain." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Morning free for further exploration of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day14DepartCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 Depart Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day15ArriveLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 15 Arrive London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Inca Trail Family Holiday - Single supplement (FNP)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Peruvian banks are allowed to reject dollar bills which are old, torn (more than one centimetre) and which have too many stamps on them. Please make sure you don't accept bills in such conditions as you may not be able to use them. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MONEY EXCHANGE - LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >With ATMs being widely available in major towns and cities, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money in Latin America (note though that charges are made for each transaction). Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to US$100 per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>It's also advisable to carry some cash in small denominations bills, for those times when ATMs may not be available. US$ dollars is the most readily changeable currency.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>VERY IMPORTANT:<BR/>US$100 bills with serial number CB or BE and any other US$ bills that are old, torn, written or stamped on will not be accepted by local banks.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Tipping is not expected in local markets and basic restaurants. However if you wish to tip, round your bill up to the nearest 5%. In more up-market restaurants we suggest up to 10%-12% of your bill. Some restaurants already include tipping on the final amount, which should be shown on the bill as: propina, servicio or cubiertos.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Porters (if applicable): While on the Inca Trail or Community Trek, we suggest PEN80-120 for all porters, assistants and cook.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your crew: Tipping is entirely voluntary. The crew may be travelling with you for many weeks and usually they become good friends with most members of the group. It is sometimes easy to forget that they do work hard to ensure that you do have a great trip. If you feel you would like to tip them, they certainly would appreciate it. On a number of our trips, we also use a local guide as well as our own crew. These guides live and travel with you through their home country and it is usual to tip them when they leave. We recommend USD10 to USD15 per person </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest S/5. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest S/10 per passenger per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We suggest S./3 to S/6 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please allow approximately US$4 for each domestic departure tax and US$31 for international departure tax from Peru.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS:<BR/>Demonstrations and protests, often in response to local labour or social issues, occur regularly throughout Peru. National strikes can be called at short notice and can cause disruption to road networks leading to inevitable itinerary changes. Intrepid does everything possible for these changes to be at little or no extra cost; however in such circumstances we find that travellers need to access part of, or the entire, emergency fund. Please read below for more information on this trip's emergency fund.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >INCA TREK DETAILS<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>There are 2 main trekking routes that we take. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>1. Classic Inca Trail<BR/>If you wish to trek the Classic Inca Trail, you must book it well in advance of travelling. As currently no more than 500 people (including support staff) per day are allowed on the Inca Trail obtaining Classic Inca Trail permits can be very hard. As soon as you decide that you want to do the Classic Inca Trail please contact us.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In order to confirm a Classic Inca Trail permit, we require a deposit and the following passport information of the passport you will travel on:<BR/>- Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport)<BR/>- Date of birth<BR/>- Passport number<BR/>- Nationality<BR/>- Date of passport expiry &amp; place of issue<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Inconsistencies and/or changes between passport details provided at the time of booking and the passport you travel with will most likely result in you not being granted access to the Inca Trail. If for reasons outside your control you must change your passport (your passport gets stolen) after your Inca Trail permit has been purchased, please contact your booking agent immediately to attempt arrange an alternative permit (fees may apply)<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>2. The Moonstone Trek <BR/>When the Inca Trail permits are sold out, you can opt to hike the Moonstone Trail - with spectacular and diverse scenery this trek is an exceptional alternative to the very busy Inca Trail. Alternatively, travel by train through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time before joining the group at Machu Pivchu . Both options include a visit to Machu Picchu! Please contact us to arrange the one that suits you best!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Also, as the Classic Inca Trail is closed during the month of February for its cleaning and maintenance, the Moonstone Trail will be hiked on all trips in which the hiking starts on or after the 01st of February to and including the 28th of February.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Upon receiving a request for a booking including the Classic Inca Trail, Intrepid will attempt to purchase the respective permit. If permits are not available then we will automatically put you on the Moonstone Trek. Please note that as Classic Inca Trail permits are non refundable and non transferable, any date change of a confirmed trip which includes the Classic Inca Trail will incur cancellation penalties. The rules and regulations controlling the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before bookings and embarking on your adventure to Peru.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>3. Non-hike option<BR/>If you do not want to trek at all but want to take part in the Sacred Valley tour and guided tour of Machu Picchu, this can be organised. You will receive a refund from kitty for the unused part of the excursion. However if this is your preferred option, in order to obtain a refund you MUST inform Intrepid at the time of booking.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The Inca trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Intrepid alternative trek. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MINIMUM AGE:<BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 11.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Due to energy supply and timing provisions being limited in some places, please be prepared for some cold showers. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 400.00</div></div><div id="Mealdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Breakfasts are often simple (bread, butter, jam, coffee / tea and juice would be most common).</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Meals on the Inca Trail are prepared by the trek cook.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All meals while camping are included.</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus, Plane, Train</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Apr 2015 (FNP150404), 11 Apr 2015 (FNP150411), 13 Jun 2015 (FNP150613), 27 Jun 2015 (FNP150627), 04 Jul 2015 (FNP150704), 18 Jul 2015 (FNP150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FNP150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FNP150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FNP150808), 26 Mar 2016 (FNP160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FNP160402), 11 Jun 2016 (FNP160611), 25 Jun 2016 (FNP160625), 02 Jul 2016 (FNP160702), 16 Jul 2016 (FNP160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FNP160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FNP160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FNP160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FNP160813)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Apr 2015 (FNP150404), 11 Apr 2015 (FNP150411), 13 Jun 2015 (FNP150613), 27 Jun 2015 (FNP150627), 04 Jul 2015 (FNP150704), 18 Jul 2015 (FNP150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FNP150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FNP150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FNP150808), 26 Mar 2016 (FNP160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FNP160402), 11 Jun 2016 (FNP160611), 25 Jun 2016 (FNP160625), 02 Jul 2016 (FNP160702), 16 Jul 2016 (FNP160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FNP160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FNP160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FNP160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FNP160813)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Peru Operations Office can be reached on:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Outside Peru: +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823<BR/>From within Peru: 996 055 559 or 970 094 823<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page: </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/</a><br /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PERU TOURIST VISA<BR/>Australia: Not required<BR/>Belgium: Not required<BR/>Canada: Not required<BR/>Germany: Not required<BR/>Ireland: Not required<BR/>Netherlands: Not required<BR/>New Zealand: Not required<BR/>South Africa: Not required<BR/>Switzerland: Not required<BR/>United Kingdom: Not required<BR/>United States: Not required</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLIMATE &amp; CLOTHING:<BR/>Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Please pack accordingly.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CAMPING EQUIPMENT:<BR/>Sleeping Bag - Check the expected climate en route. Nights in desert and mountain regions can be very cold in winter months. One that zips down all one side is useful for warm nights and a sleeping bag liner for cold nights.<BR/>Mattress or compressed foam - Compressed foams are the lightest, most convenient but probably the least comfortable. Self inflating mattresses are convenient, comfortable, light and small when rolled up; they are more expensive and do puncture so bring a suitable repair kit.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >VALUABLES:<BR/>Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables, and use your hotel safe and the safe on the overland truck to store the bulk of your money, passport, and airline tickets. It’s also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it very much easier to obtain replacements if necessary. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While trekking, boiled or safe water is available for drinking. However, you should also carry a water purification method. Options include:<BR/>- purification tablets available from camping stores or pharmacies eg. Micropur.<BR/>- 2% tincture of iodine, available from pharmacies, used at 4 drops per litre of water and left for at least 20 minutes - longer in very cold weather.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >HIKING IN PERU.<BR/>The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a small duffle bag to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is 6 kg max. While you hike, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cuzco. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It's important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For during the trek, you need a day pack big enough to carry personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sun cream, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litres capacity back pack is big enough.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Sleeping bags can be hired locally for approximately US$18. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Hiking poles can be hired locally for approximately US$14<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Rain ponchos can be purchased in Cuzco for a couple of dollars.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >FOOTWEAR FOR TREKKING<BR/>A full day trek is included on this tour. Please ensure you pack comfortable shoes (preferably not brand new, as this can lead to blisters) that are fully enclosed and are comfortable for you to walk in for an entire day. Please note sneakers or runners should be fine, as long as they are comfortable.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >DRINKING WATER: <BR/>As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >ALTITUDE SICKNESS: <BR/>Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Before your trip:<BR/>Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>During your trip. <BR/>While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/52735_product_altitude-sickness.pdf</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >HIKING THE INCA TRAIL OR MOONSTONE TRAIL:<BR/>In accordance with local laws governing tourism in Peru, trekking groups of up to and including 8 trekkers will be led by one local guide. The evacuation of an injured traveller in normal conditions may take more than 8 hours. For your own safety, it's crucial that you adhere to the local guide's safety instructions, particularly in regard to how to prevent trekkers getting separated or lost. Your leader will also conduct a brief safety discussion before our trekking activity.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>On the Moonstone Trail, a horse is available to aid the evacuation of an injured traveller (horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail). This resource is not part of the activity itself, may be up to an hours walk away and should not be expected to assist travellers simply wanting a rest from trekking. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Peru include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Living Heart focuses on improving the education, nutrition and health of disadvantaged Andean women and children near Cusco. Currently they provide free breakfasts, assist local schools with educational supplies and organise visits by doctors and nurses. They are also raising funds to build homes for orphaned children and abused women and children. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>*Project Peru aims to break the circle of poverty, offering opportunities through education, independence through responsibility, and dignity through employment. Up to fifty children between the ages of 3 -18 are housed in the refuge located in Zapallal, a desert shanty town of Lima. These children come from extreme poverty or great moral risk.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 663.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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Hotels, Camping & Homestay
We spend 8 nights in comfortable hotels, 3 nights full-service camping on the Inca Trail, 1 night in an Andean village homestay and 1 night in a basic hotel. During the Inca trail trek camping is on a full-service basis, which means that you need only carry your daypack. Any luggage not required during the trek can be left at the hotel in Cuzco. Our experienced team of camp staff and porters will carry all other equipment, erect and dismantle the tents, and take care of camping chores including cooking and washing up. You camp in spacious tents and there will be a dining tent and at least one toilet tent but there is no hot running water. Single rooms may be available for parts of the trip (excluding the Inca Trail trek and the village stay) for a supplement; please enquire at the time of booking for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Sleeping bag hire for the Inca Trail
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Hike the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Mountain bike and explore Inca fortresses in the Sacred Valley
  • Relax in Cuzco, capital of the Inca Empire
  • Spend a night in a local Andean mountain village
  • Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs in Pisac

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The classic Inca Trail trek to the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu
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Borneo Family Adventure

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8
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86 695
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1
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5
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99
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10
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2
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3
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299
Accommodation 
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails
Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk
Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Snorkelling
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Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
Borneo is an amazing tropical paradise. Get up close to Borneo's 'wild-men' at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Project and to big-nosed Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Enjoy an idyllic island getaway and snorkel among colourful fish and sea turtles. From our jungle camp we’ll head out by longboat and on foot in search of wild macaques and crocodiles. There’s time too, for exploring the trails in Kinabalu National Park, and for relaxing in the thermal pools of Poring Hot Springs.
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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GBP £101.36
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CAD $1,990.00
AUD $1,950.00
EUR €1,410.00
GBP £1,115.00
NZD $2,175.00
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CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
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Borneo Family Adventure trip map
Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Borneo Family Adventure</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FIB</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Take the kids on a magical journey to explore the natural wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated back into the wild, swim among colourful fish and spot wildlife in steamy jungles. Along the way make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine, and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump on board this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">This trip is operated by our trusted local partners, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Mixed-activity, Wildlife, Family group, Go local</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=94402]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartKotaKinabalu;therestoftodayisfreetoexplorethelocalmarketsortakeaboattothenearbyislandsoftheTunkuAbdulRahmenN.P." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Kota Kinabalu; the rest of today is free to explore the local markets or take a boat to the nearby islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahmen N.P.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Boat trip to Tunku Abdul National Marine Park - MYR70</li><li>Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Museum - MYR15</li><li>Kota Kinabalu - Monosopiad Cultural Village - MYR75</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day2ToKinabaluN.P.;afternoonfreetoexplore." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 To Kinabalu N.P.; afternoon free to explore.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3KinabaluNationalParkandPoringHotSprings." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs</li><li>Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs - Orchid Conservation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Kundasang - War Memorial - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4TraveltoKinabatanganjunglecamp;sunsetwildlifecruiseandguidednight-walk." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Travel to Kinabatangan jungle camp; sunset wildlife cruise and guided night-walk.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5JunglewalktoexploreBatuTulugburialcaves;cookingclassandvillagehomestay." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Jungle walk to explore Batu Tulug burial caves; cooking class and village homestay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kinabatangan - Sunset wildlife boat trip</li><li>Kinabatangan - Night jungle walk</li><li>Morning jungle walk</li><li>Kinabatangan - Cooking class</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - MYR5</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Homestay (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6DrivetoSepilok;visitProboscisMonkeySanctuary." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Drive to Sepilok; visit Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7VisitSepilokOrang-utanRehabilitationCentrewhereorphanedorang-utansarecaredforbeforebeingreleasedbackintothewild;optionalvisittotheSunBearConservationCenter." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orang-utans are cared for before being released back into the wild; optional visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Center.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre - MYR15</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">2 Breakfasts</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8FlytoKotaKinabaluandtransferto'SurvivorIsland'inPulauTigaN.P.;optionalhiketobubblingmudvolcanos." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Fly to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to 'Survivor Island' in Pulau Tiga N.P.; optional hike to bubbling mud volcanos.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Pulau Tiga National Park</li><li>Boat trip to Snake &amp; Sand islands</li><li>Snorkelling</li><li>Guided walk to Mud Volcano</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9Fulldayon'SurvivorIsland'." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Full day on 'Survivor Island'.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10SpeedboattoKotaKinabalu;afternoonfreeforalastbitofshopping." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Speedboat to Kota Kinabalu; afternoon free for a last bit of shopping.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day11EndKotaKinabalu." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 End Kota Kinabalu.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Borneo Family Adventure - Single supplement (FIB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. </div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The official currency of Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATM's are now readily available and visa cash advances are available in major banks. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange, clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques can be difficult to change.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>At your group meeting on Day 1, your tour leader will discuss with you the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your group leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members. This is often the easiest way to avoid the hassles of needing small change and knowing when and what is an appropriate amount to tip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GOVERNMENT TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR EASTERN SABAH<br />For travellers of nationalities other than Australian, in particular UK, IRISH, NZ and US please note the government travel warning from these governments has recently been upgraded for travel to parts of Eastern Sabah. Please familiarise yourself with the warning from your government as this may affect your travel insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and your insurance must cover you for all activities and areas visited as part of this tour. If required, please contact Intrepid for further clarification on this.<br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">RAMADAN:<br />The month-long Ramadan Festival will be in progress from the 17th June 2015. This is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all popular tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic month to travel in Muslim countries as it offers a chance to witness this fascinating Islamic event and the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CHINESE NEW YEAR:<br />An important 15-day festival for the Malaysian Chinese, based on the lunar calendar in January or February. In 2015,the Year of the Sheep is scheduled to be held from 19 February. This can be a busy time and some transport delays, shop closures and reduced opening hours at some sites may be expected, but there are also many fabulous festivals and rituals to observe during this time, so it's a great time to travel. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption a flexible approach from the traveller is appreciated. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LOCAL PARTNER:<br />This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A single supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. Please note that on the following nights the supplement is not available:<br />Day 2-3 Kinabalu National Park<br />Days 4-5 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp/Homestay <br />Day 8 Pulau Tiga National Park<br /></div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (3 nts), Sepilok Jungle Resort (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus, Boat, Longtail boat, Plane, Bus, Van</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LONG TRAVEL DAYS<br />There are some long travel days and some of the transport can be quite cramped and without air-conditioning.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Dreamtel Hotel - Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">5 Jalan Padang </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">88000</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +(60) 88240333</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Langkah Syabas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Km20, Papar Hwy, Kampung Laut Kinarut</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Papar</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">88200</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Beringgis Beach Resort</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Km 26, Jalan Papar </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kampung Beringgis, Kinarut,</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">89600</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Thailand Office can be reached on Tel: +66 898 103 722 (Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Burma &amp; Phillipines) and Tel: +855 92 555 969 (Cambodia). For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week (excluding Sunday). For further contact details please refer to:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA: <br />Australia: No - not required<br />Belgium: No - not required<br />Canada: No - not required<br />Germany No - not required<br />Ireland: No - not required<br />Netherlands: No - not required<br />New Zealand: No - not required<br />South Africa: No - not required<br />Switzerland: No - not required<br />United Kingdom: No - not required<br />USA: No - not required<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The above nationalities do not need visas to visit Malaysia as a tourist for up to three months. Other nationalities should check with their Malaysian embassy or consulate.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LUGGAGE REQUIREMENTS:<br />You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons), such as the jungle camp and homestay. In this you'll need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The maximum luggage allowance for the flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu is 15kg maximum. Intrepid will not cover the cost of luggage that exceeds this weight.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We don't allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kids bellies are delicate and standards of hygiene you may experience while travelling in this region can be less than what you are accustomed to at home. There are a few simple precautions you can take that will keep the family travelling in good health.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>DRINKING WATER: <br />Make sure you always travel with plenty of water so you do not risk dehydration.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>FOOD: <br />With all the exotic tastes available it would be a shame to avoid the great experience of trying new foods for the first time - both kids and parents! In most cases food is fresh and tasty and perfectly fine to eat, however it can contain ingredients that you are not used to. Any change in diet (no matter where in the world you travel) can result in an upset stomach. Usually this is the only side-effect and it can last a few days. We don´t want you to miss out savouring new flavours, but be wary of what you choose to eat - especially what your kids eat.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>HYGIENE: <br />Keep your hands clean - and the kids'. It is important to remember to do this before eating especially if you will be eating with your hands as may be the custom. Antiseptic wipes or antiseptic hand gel (which you can use without water) are fabulous inventions - made with travelling families in mind.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>CONTACT WITH ANIMALS:<br />In new and exciting destinations we often come across different animals such as monkeys, fish, and orangutans. There are also a lot of stray cats and dogs in some destinations. Keep an eye on children in these situations as aggravated animals can bite and may transmit diseases including rabies. </div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<br />Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<br />While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LIFE JACKETS: <br />While life jackets are generally available on water craft, there may be occasions where they are not provided and child size life jackets are not always readily available. If travelling with children and this safety issue concerns you we will be able to advise alternative methods of transport (where available) for you to travel to the next destination. You can choose to travel independently for this leg of the journey. This would be at your own expense.</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insu... /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intr... /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LOCAL DRESS:<br />Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees by wearing sleeves and long trousers. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in areas of predominantly hot climate. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong. </div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Malaysia-Borneo include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Program - studying the lives of orangutans and developing innovative solutions to preserve them. Support through The Intrepid Foundation will help HUTAN support the team of 12 research assistants and help ensure the future of these magnificent apes on our planet.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 299.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 8 nights hotels/guesthouses (3 nights en suite), 1 night jungle camp (shared facilities), 1 night homestay (shared facilities) Some accommodation is basic and occasionally dormitory style
  • Transport: minibus, speedboat, longboat, local bus and 1 domestic flight
  • Children should ideally be able to swim
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate, with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. It is hot and humid; temperatures range from 23-33degC during the day and rarely drop below 20degC at night. The rainy season is from November to January/February and the dry season is from May to September, though really it can rain at any time. A Borneo rain shower is quite an event!

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Experience the jungles, wildlife, activities and beaches of Malaysian Borneo

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners are included in the price of the tour. Malaysia is renowned for its culinary excellence, however food can often be relatively unexciting and limited in the lodges and for hotel breakfasts. Meals will be more varied for everyone in cities and seafood is widely available on the coast. Vegetarians can be catered for but will find the food choice limited. Please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Borneo the availability of certain products is minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free, please be prepared for this; you may need to bring these from home.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company’s Intrepid and The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such you may find international travellers in your group. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Intrepid/TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of Borneo using a mixture of private buses, boats and flights. Anyone in good health should be able to go on this trip as there is no real physical difficulty involved, although you will be doing a fair amount of walking in some places and heat and humidity can be tiring. Travel time is kept to a minimum wherever possible, although there are some long travel days and as we use some local transport at times, it may sometimes be quite cramped and without air conditioning. On some long travel days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time at our next destination. Triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used. Some of the accommodation along the way is very basic, staying in local guesthouses and homestays with limited facilities. Some facilities are shared and some accommodation has cold water only. Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. Only in the mountains does it get cooler. Locals and other Asian tourists may want to take photos of themselves with your children particularly if they are young, blond and have blue eyes, you should be prepared for them to do this without asking permission first. Minimum age: 5 years old.
Weather chart, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia
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Up close with a Proboscis Monkey, Malaysian Borneo
Island in Tunku Abdul Rahmen Park. Malaysian Borneo
Orangutan in the forest, Malaysian Borneo
Local fisherman casting his net, Malaysia
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Borneo Family Adventure</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FIB</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Take the kids on a magical journey to explore the natural wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated back into the wild, swim among colourful fish and spot wildlife in steamy jungles. Along the way make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine, and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump on board this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >This trip is operated by our trusted local partners, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Mixed-activity, Wildlife, Family group, Go local</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=94402]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2DepartLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Depart London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3ToKinabaluN.P.;afternoonfreetoexplore." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 To Kinabalu N.P.; afternoon free to explore.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4KinabaluNationalParkandPoringHotSprings." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs</li><li>Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs - Orchid Conservation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Kundasang - War Memorial - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5TraveltoKinabatanganjunglecamp;sunsetwildlifecruiseandguidednight-walk." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Travel to Kinabatangan jungle camp; sunset wildlife cruise and guided night-walk.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6JunglewalktoexploreBatuTulugburialcaves;cookingclassandvillagehomestay." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Jungle walk to explore Batu Tulug burial caves; cooking class and village homestay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kinabatangan - Sunset wildlife boat trip</li><li>Kinabatangan - Night jungle walk</li><li>Morning jungle walk</li><li>Kinabatangan - Cooking class</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - MYR5</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Homestay (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7DrivetoSepilok;visitProboscisMonkeySanctuary." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Drive to Sepilok; visit Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8VisitSepilokOrang-utanRehabilitationCentrewhereorphanedorang-utansarecaredforbeforebeingreleasedbackintothewild;optionalvisittotheSunBearConservationCenter." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orang-utans are cared for before being released back into the wild; optional visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Center.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre - MYR15</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >2 Breakfasts</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9FlytoKotaKinabaluandtransferto'SurvivorIsland'inPulauTigaN.P.;optionalhiketobubblingmudvolcanos." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Fly to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to 'Survivor Island' in Pulau Tiga N.P.; optional hike to bubbling mud volcanos.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Pulau Tiga National Park</li><li>Boat trip to Snake &amp; Sand islands</li><li>Snorkelling</li><li>Guided walk to Mud Volcano</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day10Fulldayon'SurvivorIsland'." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Full day on 'Survivor Island'.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day11SpeedboattoKotaKinabalu;afternoonfreeforalastbitofshopping." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Speedboat to Kota Kinabalu; afternoon free for a last bit of shopping.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day12FlytoLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Fly to London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Borneo Family Adventure - Single supplement (FIB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. </div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The official currency of Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATM's are now readily available and visa cash advances are available in major banks. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange, clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques can be difficult to change.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>At your group meeting on Day 1, your tour leader will discuss with you the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your group leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members. This is often the easiest way to avoid the hassles of needing small change and knowing when and what is an appropriate amount to tip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GOVERNMENT TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR EASTERN SABAH<BR/>For travellers of nationalities other than Australian, in particular UK, IRISH, NZ and US please note the government travel warning from these governments has recently been upgraded for travel to parts of Eastern Sabah. Please familiarise yourself with the warning from your government as this may affect your travel insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and your insurance must cover you for all activities and areas visited as part of this tour. If required, please contact Intrepid for further clarification on this.<BR/></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >RAMADAN:<BR/>The month-long Ramadan Festival will be in progress from the 17th June 2015. This is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all popular tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic month to travel in Muslim countries as it offers a chance to witness this fascinating Islamic event and the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CHINESE NEW YEAR:<BR/>An important 15-day festival for the Malaysian Chinese, based on the lunar calendar in January or February. In 2015,the Year of the Sheep is scheduled to be held from 19 February. This can be a busy time and some transport delays, shop closures and reduced opening hours at some sites may be expected, but there are also many fabulous festivals and rituals to observe during this time, so it's a great time to travel. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption a flexible approach from the traveller is appreciated. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LOCAL PARTNER:<BR/>This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A single supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. Please note that on the following nights the supplement is not available:<BR/>Day 2-3 Kinabalu National Park<BR/>Days 4-5 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp/Homestay <BR/>Day 8 Pulau Tiga National Park<BR/></div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (3 nts), Sepilok Jungle Resort (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus, Boat, Longtail boat, Plane, Bus, Van</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LONG TRAVEL DAYS<BR/>There are some long travel days and some of the transport can be quite cramped and without air-conditioning.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jan 2015 (FIB150104), 05 Apr 2015 (FIB150405), 12 Apr 2015 (FIB150412), 28 Jun 2015 (FIB150628), 05 Jul 2015 (FIB150705), 19 Jul 2015 (FIB150719), 26 Jul 2015 (FIB150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FIB150802), 09 Aug 2015 (FIB150809), 16 Aug 2015 (FIB150816), 20 Sep 2015 (FIB150920), 27 Sep 2015 (FIB150927), 13 Dec 2015 (FIB151213), 20 Dec 2015 (FIB151220), 27 Dec 2015 (FIB151227), 03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jan 2015 (FIB150104), 05 Apr 2015 (FIB150405), 12 Apr 2015 (FIB150412), 28 Jun 2015 (FIB150628), 05 Jul 2015 (FIB150705), 19 Jul 2015 (FIB150719), 26 Jul 2015 (FIB150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FIB150802), 09 Aug 2015 (FIB150809), 16 Aug 2015 (FIB150816), 20 Sep 2015 (FIB150920), 27 Sep 2015 (FIB150927), 13 Dec 2015 (FIB151213), 20 Dec 2015 (FIB151220), 27 Dec 2015 (FIB151227), 03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Thailand Office can be reached on Tel: +66 898 103 722 (Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Burma &amp; Phillipines) and Tel: +855 92 555 969 (Cambodia). For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week (excluding Sunday). For further contact details please refer to:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/</a><br /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MALAYSIA: <BR/>Australia: No - not required<BR/>Belgium: No - not required<BR/>Canada: No - not required<BR/>Germany No - not required<BR/>Ireland: No - not required<BR/>Netherlands: No - not required<BR/>New Zealand: No - not required<BR/>South Africa: No - not required<BR/>Switzerland: No - not required<BR/>United Kingdom: No - not required<BR/>USA: No - not required<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The above nationalities do not need visas to visit Malaysia as a tourist for up to three months. Other nationalities should check with their Malaysian embassy or consulate.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LUGGAGE REQUIREMENTS:<BR/>You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons), such as the jungle camp and homestay. In this you'll need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The maximum luggage allowance for the flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu is 15kg maximum. Intrepid will not cover the cost of luggage that exceeds this weight.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We don't allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Kids bellies are delicate and standards of hygiene you may experience while travelling in this region can be less than what you are accustomed to at home. There are a few simple precautions you can take that will keep the family travelling in good health.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>DRINKING WATER: <BR/>Make sure you always travel with plenty of water so you do not risk dehydration.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>FOOD: <BR/>With all the exotic tastes available it would be a shame to avoid the great experience of trying new foods for the first time - both kids and parents! In most cases food is fresh and tasty and perfectly fine to eat, however it can contain ingredients that you are not used to. Any change in diet (no matter where in the world you travel) can result in an upset stomach. Usually this is the only side-effect and it can last a few days. We don&#180;t want you to miss out savouring new flavours, but be wary of what you choose to eat - especially what your kids eat.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>HYGIENE: <BR/>Keep your hands clean - and the kids'. It is important to remember to do this before eating especially if you will be eating with your hands as may be the custom. Antiseptic wipes or antiseptic hand gel (which you can use without water) are fabulous inventions - made with travelling families in mind.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>CONTACT WITH ANIMALS:<BR/>In new and exciting destinations we often come across different animals such as monkeys, fish, and orangutans. There are also a lot of stray cats and dogs in some destinations. Keep an eye on children in these situations as aggravated animals can bite and may transmit diseases including rabies. </div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<BR/>Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<BR/>While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LIFE JACKETS: <BR/>While life jackets are generally available on water craft, there may be occasions where they are not provided and child size life jackets are not always readily available. If travelling with children and this safety issue concerns you we will be able to advise alternative methods of transport (where available) for you to travel to the next destination. You can choose to travel independently for this leg of the journey. This would be at your own expense.</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LOCAL DRESS:<BR/>Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees by wearing sleeves and long trousers. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in areas of predominantly hot climate. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong. </div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Malaysia-Borneo include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Program - studying the lives of orangutans and developing innovative solutions to preserve them. Support through The Intrepid Foundation will help HUTAN support the team of 12 research assistants and help ensure the future of these magnificent apes on our planet.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 299.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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Hotels, Camping & Homestay
8 nights hotels/guesthouses (3 nights en suite), 1 night jungle camp, 1 night homestay. There is one family per homestay, the jungle camp is twin-share, and in both cases facilities are shared. Some accommodation is basic and occasionally dormitory style (please refer to the trip notes for further details). Single rooms are not available on this tour. Although we endeavour to provide triple rooms for family clients where necessary, triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used - for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Stay at a Kinabatangan jungle camp - jungle walks and wildlife river cruises
  • Visit Kota Kinabalu National Park - trekking and bathing in hotsprings
  • See orang-utans of Sepilok and Proboscis monkeys of Labuk Bay
  • Relax on tropical islands with white sand beaches and spectacular snorkelling

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12
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Kenya Family Safari

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4x4 Game Drives
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Nairobi
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Kenya, a land of amazing beauty, is bisected by the Rift Valley. Within this rift are some of the country’s best national parks and wildlife viewing destinations. Lake Nakuru packs an astonishing amount of wildlife for such a small park whilst the Masai Mara is, quite simply, the most prolific game park in the world, whatever the season. Nevertheless, it is not just game, it is towering escarpments, proud Maasai warriors, exciting walks, incredible skies and impossibly beautiful sunsets which make this a magical destination.
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Kenya
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Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Kenya Family Safari</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FAK</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our Intrepid Family Adventures are designed specifically for the spirited family. We understand that travelling with kids sometimes requires a slightly different perspective. Keeping this in mind, we travel at a slower speed - recognising that showing your family around our exotic destinations can take time. By travelling at a relaxed pace, while still offering plenty of optional activities along the way, we're providing your family with the ultimate travel experience together.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Accommodation is chosen carefully to ensure your family gets the best of both worlds, with some of the creature comforts of home as well as experiencing accommodation unique to the region you are travelling through. Wherever possible you will stay in hotels with small comforts to make your stay more enjoyable - such as restaurants nearby, or accommodation with a pool. On some trips you may even find your family being rocked to sleep on an overnight sleeper train or drifting off while camped out under a canopy of stars - and we reckon it'll be these experiences the kids will love and remember the most. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Best of all, we find trips with children are so successful because kids have such a special ability to break down barriers with their natural curiosity, and because delighted locals always greet them with much affection. For all these reasons and more, you'll discover that Intrepid Family Adventures are an amazing experience for all.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Experience the ultimate African adventure of a safari in Kenya! To kick off your family holiday you will visit the Sheldricks Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre, where you will be able to get close to some of these amazing animals and find out about the work that these organisations do, to look after those that have been orphaned or injured. Then you visit Lake Nakuru National Park, home of the famous flamingos and there is time to relax and explore Lake Naivasha with water-based game viewing and maybe a bike ride around the shores. You finish on a high in the Masai Mara, a continuation of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti, with the same prolific fauna. During your stay you'll hopefully see an array of wildlife: the big nine - lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino, zebra, giraffe, hippo, plus wildebeest and many species of antelope - in addition to some of East Africa's splendid bird life. There is also a meeting with local Maasai people and a chance to learn something about their fascinating culture. This trip combines the excitement of camping out under the African stars (some nights) with staying in comfortable accommodation on other nights, giving you the best of both worlds.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Wealsorecommend">We also recommend</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#What'snotincluded">What's not included</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kenya is a country that beckons with iconic sights, tribal cultures and natural wonders – the snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kenya, the Masai Mara's golden, grassy plains, the pink blush of Lake Nakuru and the annual migration of millions of wildebeest are but some of the delights waiting for you in Kenya.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping, Safari</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=94273]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartNairobi;visitSheldricksElephantOrphanageandaGiraffeCentre." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Nairobi; visit Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and a Giraffe Centre.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2DrivetoLakeNakuru,famousforitsflamingosandenjoyagamedrive;visitacommunityprogramme." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Drive to Lake Nakuru, famous for its flamingos and enjoy a game drive; visit a community programme.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3LakeNaivasha;boatcruiseonthelaketoseehippos(optional)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Lake Naivasha; boat cruise on the lake to see hippos (optional).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Lake Naivasha - Bike hire - USD12</li><li>Lake Naivasha - Boat trip - KES4000</li><li>Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park - USD25</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day4SeconddayatLakeNaivasha." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Second day at Lake Naivasha.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5DriveacrosstheRiftValleytoLoitaHills;campamongtheMaasaitribespeopleandlearnabouttraditionallife." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Drive across the Rift Valley to Loita Hills; camp among the Maasai tribespeople and learn about traditional life.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6TransfertotheMasaiMara,famedforitslargeherdsandgreatmigration." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Transfer to the Masai Mara, famed for its large herds and great migration.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>4x4 Game Drives</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day7SeconddayinMasaiMaratoenjoygamedrives." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Second day in Masai Mara to enjoy game drives.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>4x4 Game Drives</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day8EndNairobi." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 End Nairobi.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommend" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">We also recommend</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If this trip is not quite right for you, cast your eye over these alternatives:</div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="What'snotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What's not included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div> Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary<br /><br /> Passport and visa expenses<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div> Government arrival and departure taxes.<br /><br /> Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation and lunch on specified Fly and Cruise programs.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div> Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance.<br /><br /> Excess baggage charges.<br /><br /> Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified<br /><br /> Telecommunications charges.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div> The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">KENYA<br />The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES).The best way to manage your money in Kenya is a mixture of cash, an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard) and some traveller's cheques. Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates. US$ large bills, in good condition, 2003 series onwards only, are more widely accepted; any old or damaged notes may not be accepted. EUR or GBP are also widely accepted. When changing money, only use reputable authorised money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of travellers being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should also carry some traveller’s cheques for back up emergency cash. While traveller’s cheques are undoubtedly the safest way to carry money, they are becoming harder to cash around the world and can often result in unfavourable exchange rates and commission charges. It can also be tricky to reach banks during banking business hours which are often short in many African countries. Note: Receipts for traveller’s cheques are required by banks and money changers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. </div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<br />At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<br />Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<br />Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <br />In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">AGE RESTRICTIONS: <br />Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 5.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. </div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Roads can be very rough which makes for long, slow travel days. It's all worth it however for the spectacular scenery and novelty of truck travel. </div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Family Trips</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Heron Court Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Milimani Road Milimani</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nairobi</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nairobi</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">KENYA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +254 0202720740</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Heron Court Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Milimani Road Milimani</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nairobi</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Nairobi</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">KENYA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +254 0202720740</div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of an on ground issue or problem Intrepid's Kenya Office can be reached on their 24 hour number +254 733 523 813<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In case of genuine crisis or emergency (ONLY), you can reach our local operator on: +254-736-213-383.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page:<br />www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/ </div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">KENYA:<br />Australia: Yes - Visa required<br />Belgium: Yes - Visa required<br />Canada: Yes - Visa required<br />Germany: Yes- Visa required<br />Ireland: Yes - Visa required<br />Netherlands: Yes - Visa required<br />New Zealand: Yes - Visa required<br />South Africa: Yes - Visa required if travelling for more than 30days<br />Switzerland: Yes - Visa required<br />United Kingdom: Yes - Visa required<br />USA: Yes - Visa required<br />Kenyan Visas can be obtained at point of entry for most nationalities, although some are required to purchase visas in advance. You MUST check before departure. If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you'll need new (post-2003), clean US dollars cash. The cost is around US$50. Currently you don't require a multi-entry visa between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (eg. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa). If your trip visits Rwanda and re-enters Kenya you may require a double entry visa to Kenya, depending on the border guard on the day. This can easily be purchased at the border if required.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Bring a sleeping bag for the nights when you are camping - these are not available for hire. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">IMAGES FROM HOME:<br />During our trip there will be many opportunities for you to meet and talk with locals. One way to start any conversation is with pictures. We recommend that you bring some photos / postcards of your family, home, city or country where you live, animals peculiar to your country etc. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PASSPORT COPY:<br />Please bring a photocopy of your passport main page and airline ticket if you will require airline reconfirmation at the end of your trip.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">TRAVEL ADVISORY:<br />Where we use a local partner to fully operate one of our itineraries, we use the travel advisory of the country where that operator is based rather than the Australian DFAT advisory. This itinerary is operated by our local partners Dragoman, and as such will follow the British Government (FCO) Travel Advice. To view these travel advisories please log on to: </div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported in Kenya include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* New Hope Children's Centre aims to assist the less fortunate in society and give them hope. The centre currently caters for 170 children, both boys and girls, from many parts of Kenya: 130 are residents and 40 live with their grandmothers, with New Hope paying for their school fees and assisting with clothing where necessary.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Saidia Children's Home first opened its doors in 2004 with just five children in a disused and near derelict college building. They now have their own building and land, which is home to about fifty children. Their aim is to improve the lives of AIDS orphans and other disadvantaged children in Gilgil and the surrounding area, ultimately by creating projects that will become independent of outside aid.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 417.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 1 night hotel (Nairobi), 2 nights camping (Loita Hills and Lake Nakuru), 2 nights tented camp (Masai Mara) and 2 nights country lodge cottages (Lake Naivasha)
  • Transport: minibus and 4WD; all seats have a window, ideal for game drives
  • Some rough roads and 3 longer drives (4-6 hrs)
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Kenya straddles the equator so showers can happen at any time of year, however the wettest periods are April and May and we have no departures then. Due to the altitude of both Nakuru (1600m) and the Masai Mara (1550m) the night-time temperature is beautiful, cool yet not cold. Daytime temperatures can get as high as 30 degrees but with low humidity.
  • There can be light rains at the end of the year, but if anything this is a good thing as it cuts down the dust and brings out the colours. In the wet, the roads can become difficult and a little patience and pushing may be required!

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A classic Kenyan safari visiting Lake Naivasha and the prolific Masai Mara

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included. Breakfast tends to be buffet style whilst dinners can be a variety of Western, Asia and African cuisine. Lunch will either be taken at our lodges or as packed lunches if we're out on an excursion. Please inform us at the time of booking or as soon as possible if you have any special dietary requirements.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. There is no particular physical difficulty on this trip so it is suitable for anyone with a passion for wildlife and birdlife. Though many of the main roads in Kenya are paved, some are not in the best condition and within the parks in particular we will be travelling along dirt roads which can make travelling tiring. There are three longer drives typically of between 4 to 6 hours but there will be breaks along the way and photo stops. There is minimal time difference and low malaria risk. The minimum age on this tour is 5 years old, but please note that there are some longer game drives and children will need to be able to stay still and quiet whilst wildlife viewing.
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Kids and flamingos, Lake Nakuru, Kenya
Elephant at sunset, Kenya
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Kenya Family Safari</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FAK</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our Intrepid Family Adventures are designed specifically for the spirited family. We understand that travelling with kids sometimes requires a slightly different perspective. Keeping this in mind, we travel at a slower speed - recognising that showing your family around our exotic destinations can take time. By travelling at a relaxed pace, while still offering plenty of optional activities along the way, we're providing your family with the ultimate travel experience together.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Accommodation is chosen carefully to ensure your family gets the best of both worlds, with some of the creature comforts of home as well as experiencing accommodation unique to the region you are travelling through. Wherever possible you will stay in hotels with small comforts to make your stay more enjoyable - such as restaurants nearby, or accommodation with a pool. On some trips you may even find your family being rocked to sleep on an overnight sleeper train or drifting off while camped out under a canopy of stars - and we reckon it'll be these experiences the kids will love and remember the most. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Best of all, we find trips with children are so successful because kids have such a special ability to break down barriers with their natural curiosity, and because delighted locals always greet them with much affection. For all these reasons and more, you'll discover that Intrepid Family Adventures are an amazing experience for all.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Experience the ultimate African adventure of a safari in Kenya! To kick off your family holiday you will visit the Sheldricks Wildlife Trust and the Giraffe Centre, where you will be able to get close to some of these amazing animals and find out about the work that these organisations do, to look after those that have been orphaned or injured. Then you visit Lake Nakuru National Park, home of the famous flamingos and there is time to relax and explore Lake Naivasha with water-based game viewing and maybe a bike ride around the shores. You finish on a high in the Masai Mara, a continuation of Tanzania's renowned Serengeti, with the same prolific fauna. During your stay you'll hopefully see an array of wildlife: the big nine - lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, rhino, zebra, giraffe, hippo, plus wildebeest and many species of antelope - in addition to some of East Africa's splendid bird life. There is also a meeting with local Maasai people and a chance to learn something about their fascinating culture. This trip combines the excitement of camping out under the African stars (some nights) with staying in comfortable accommodation on other nights, giving you the best of both worlds.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Wealsorecommend">We also recommend</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#What'snotincluded">What's not included</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Kenya is a country that beckons with iconic sights, tribal cultures and natural wonders – the snow-capped peak of mighty Mt Kenya, the Masai Mara's golden, grassy plains, the pink blush of Lake Nakuru and the annual migration of millions of wildebeest are but some of the delights waiting for you in Kenya.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping, Safari</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=94273]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1DepartLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Depart London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2ArriveNairobi;visitSheldricksElephantOrphanageandaGiraffeCentre." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Arrive Nairobi; visit Sheldricks Elephant Orphanage and a Giraffe Centre.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3DrivetoLakeNakuru,famousforitsflamingosandenjoyagamedrive;visitacommunityprogramme." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Drive to Lake Nakuru, famous for its flamingos and enjoy a game drive; visit a community programme.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4LakeNaivasha;boatcruiseonthelaketoseehippos(optional)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Lake Naivasha; boat cruise on the lake to see hippos (optional).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Lake Naivasha - Bike hire - USD12</li><li>Lake Naivasha - Boat trip - KES4000</li><li>Lake Naivasha - Hell's Gate National Park - USD25</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day5SeconddayatLakeNaivasha." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Second day at Lake Naivasha.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6DriveacrosstheRiftValleytoLoitaHills;campamongtheMaasaitribespeopleandlearnabouttraditionallife." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Drive across the Rift Valley to Loita Hills; camp among the Maasai tribespeople and learn about traditional life.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7TransfertotheMasaiMara,famedforitslargeherdsandgreatmigration." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Transfer to the Masai Mara, famed for its large herds and great migration.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>4x4 Game Drives</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day8SeconddayinMasaiMaratoenjoygamedrives." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Second day in Masai Mara to enjoy game drives.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>4x4 Game Drives</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9ReturntoNairobi;eveningdepart." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Return to Nairobi; evening depart.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10ArriveLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Arrive London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommend" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">We also recommend</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If this trip is not quite right for you, cast your eye over these alternatives:</div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="What'snotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What's not included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div> Any airfare unless otherwise specified in the itinerary<BR/> <BR/> Passport and visa expenses<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div> Government arrival and departure taxes.<BR/> <BR/> Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel before embarkation and lunch on specified Fly and Cruise programs.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div> Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance.<BR/> <BR/> Excess baggage charges.<BR/> <BR/> Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified<BR/> <BR/> Telecommunications charges.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div> The voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >KENYA<BR/>The official currency of Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling (KES).The best way to manage your money in Kenya is a mixture of cash, an ATM card (best to have both Visa and MasterCard) and some traveller's cheques. Cash is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates. US$ large bills, in good condition, 2003 series onwards only, are more widely accepted; any old or damaged notes may not be accepted. EUR or GBP are also widely accepted. When changing money, only use reputable authorised money exchange vendors and never anyone on the street. There are many instances of travellers being given counterfeit notes or being tricked when money is being counted out.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should also carry some traveller’s cheques for back up emergency cash. While traveller’s cheques are undoubtedly the safest way to carry money, they are becoming harder to cash around the world and can often result in unfavourable exchange rates and commission charges. It can also be tricky to reach banks during banking business hours which are often short in many African countries. Note: Receipts for traveller’s cheques are required by banks and money changers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>With ATMs being increasingly available in the many major towns and cities, credit or debit cards are a convenient way to access money. A charge is made for each international transaction - please check with your bank how much this fee will be. Check with your bank before leaving home that your card can be used as a debit card in Africa. You may also want to notify your bank that you are visiting Africa as it's not unknown for banks to freeze cards which show sudden transactions in other countries. </div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you are happy with the services providing a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Please check the bill and if there’s an addition of 10% service charge, there’s no requirement for tipping. Otherwise, 10% of the total bill amount is appropriate.<BR/>At local markets and basic restaurants: Leave the loose change.<BR/>Local guides/Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your leader. We suggest US$1 per person, per day for local guides/porters.<BR/>Your crew (including the leader and driver, and perhaps cook depending on your trip): You may also consider tipping your crew for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference; however as a guideline US$2-3 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service. <BR/>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >AGE RESTRICTIONS: <BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 5.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with facilities) (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. 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.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please budget for additional meals and expenses while on your trip. Our suggestion is based on past traveller feedback but you may choose to spend more or less. </div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 100.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Roads can be very rough which makes for long, slow travel days. It's all worth it however for the spectacular scenery and novelty of truck travel. </div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Family Trips</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >09 Jan 2016 (FAK160109), 26 Mar 2016 (FAK160326), 02 Jul 2016 (FAK160702), 23 Jul 2016 (FAK160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FAK160806), 22 Oct 2016 (FAK161022), 17 Dec 2016 (FAK161217)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jul 2015 (FAK150704), 25 Jul 2015 (FAK150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FAK150808), 24 Oct 2015 (FAK151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FAK151219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, Heathrow</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >09 Jan 2016 (FAK160109), 26 Mar 2016 (FAK160326), 02 Jul 2016 (FAK160702), 23 Jul 2016 (FAK160723), 06 Aug 2016 (FAK160806), 22 Oct 2016 (FAK161022), 17 Dec 2016 (FAK161217)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jul 2015 (FAK150704), 25 Jul 2015 (FAK150725), 08 Aug 2015 (FAK150808), 24 Oct 2015 (FAK151024), 19 Dec 2015 (FAK151219)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, Heathrow</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of an on ground issue or problem Intrepid's Kenya Office can be reached on their 24 hour number +254 733 523 813<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In case of genuine crisis or emergency (ONLY), you can reach our local operator on: +254-736-213-383.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page:<BR/>www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/ </div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >KENYA:<BR/>Australia: Yes - Visa required<BR/>Belgium: Yes - Visa required<BR/>Canada: Yes - Visa required<BR/>Germany: Yes- Visa required<BR/>Ireland: Yes - Visa required<BR/>Netherlands: Yes - Visa required<BR/>New Zealand: Yes - Visa required<BR/>South Africa: Yes - Visa required if travelling for more than 30days<BR/>Switzerland: Yes - Visa required<BR/>United Kingdom: Yes - Visa required<BR/>USA: Yes - Visa required<BR/>Kenyan Visas can be obtained at point of entry for most nationalities, although some are required to purchase visas in advance. You MUST check before departure. If you plan to purchase your visa on arrival you'll need new (post-2003), clean US dollars cash. The cost is around US$50. Currently you don't require a multi-entry visa between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda due to an agreement between the three countries (eg. if you exit Kenya to Tanzania you can re-enter Kenya on the same visa). If your trip visits Rwanda and re-enters Kenya you may require a double entry visa to Kenya, depending on the border guard on the day. This can easily be purchased at the border if required.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Bring a sleeping bag for the nights when you are camping - these are not available for hire. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >IMAGES FROM HOME:<BR/>During our trip there will be many opportunities for you to meet and talk with locals. One way to start any conversation is with pictures. We recommend that you bring some photos / postcards of your family, home, city or country where you live, animals peculiar to your country etc. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PASSPORT COPY:<BR/>Please bring a photocopy of your passport main page and airline ticket if you will require airline reconfirmation at the end of your trip.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >TRAVEL ADVISORY:<BR/>Where we use a local partner to fully operate one of our itineraries, we use the travel advisory of the country where that operator is based rather than the Australian DFAT advisory. This itinerary is operated by our local partners Dragoman, and as such will follow the British Government (FCO) Travel Advice. To view these travel advisories please log on to: </div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >When packing be aware that dress standards can be conservative in some parts of Africa. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means covering shoulders and no short shorts in culturally sensitive areas: Mosques, small villages, etc. We recommend a mixture of loose, lightweight clothing and warm clothing for the evenings. Topless sun bathing is unacceptable through out the whole of Africa.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported in Kenya include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* New Hope Children's Centre aims to assist the less fortunate in society and give them hope. The centre currently caters for 170 children, both boys and girls, from many parts of Kenya: 130 are residents and 40 live with their grandmothers, with New Hope paying for their school fees and assisting with clothing where necessary.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Saidia Children's Home first opened its doors in 2004 with just five children in a disused and near derelict college building. They now have their own building and land, which is home to about fifty children. Their aim is to improve the lives of AIDS orphans and other disadvantaged children in Gilgil and the surrounding area, ultimately by creating projects that will become independent of outside aid.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 417.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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Hotels, Camping & Lodge
1 night hotel (Nairobi), 2 nights camping (Loita Hills and Lake Nakuru), 2 nights tented camp (Masai Mara) and 2 nights country lodge cottages (Lake Naivasha). In Nairobi we stay in a comfortable hotel, all rooms are en suite and there is a swimming pool. At both camp sites (Loita Hills and Lake Nakuru) there are good facilities. At Lake Naivasha we spend two nights in simple but neatly furnished cottages by the lake. In the Masai Mara we stay in a permanent tented camp; tents are comfortable and have en suite facilities. Single rooms may be available on request for a supplement (payable in advance); please ask your Sales Consultant for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • View prolific wildlife of the unsurpassable Masai Mara
  • Stay in beautiful African game lodges and tented camps
  • Visit Lake Nakuru - famed for its rhino population
  • Enjoy game drives, game walks and Maasai village visit
  • Chance to spot flamingos and hippos of Lake Naivasha
  • Excursion to an elephant orphanage and giraffe centre

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The dramatic skyline of peaks and jagged volcanic plugs which tower over the highland plateaux of the Simien Mountains compete with rugged gorges and deep gullies to form what is, arguably, the most awe-inspiring landscape in Africa. As we trek through this distant mountain range we pass small hamlets where villagers eke out an existence from the limited arable land. We may come across large troops of Gelada baboons foraging on the escarpment; and, with luck, spot Walia ibex and Ethiopian wolves.
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city tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath - Free</li><li>Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie - Free</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3DrivetoDebark;starttrekkingtoBuyitRasCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Drive to Debark; start trekking to Buyit Ras Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4TrektoGeechviaJinbarWaterfall." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Trek to Geech via Jinbar Waterfall.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5DaywalktoImetgogo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Day walk to Imetgogo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChennekviaEnatyieEscarpment." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chennek via Enatyie Escarpment.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7TrektoAmbikowithascentofBwuhit." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Trek to Ambiko with ascent of Bwuhit.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8AscentofRasDashen." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Ascent of Ras Dashen.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9TrektoSonaviaArkwasiye." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Trek to Sona via Arkwasiye.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10DescendtoAnsiyaWenzRiverandontoLamoCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Descend to Ansiya Wenz River and on to Lamo Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11ContinuetoMulitCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Continue to Mulit Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12ShortwalktoAdiArkaywherethetrekfinishes;drivetoGondar." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Short walk to Adi Arkay where the trek finishes; 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  • 9 nights wild camping, 4 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities
  • 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Good physical condition required
  • Altitude maximum 4543m, average 3300m
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  • It is likely to be sunny most of the time on all departures. Most of Ethiopia is high, so although the sun is powerful, the temperature is usually very pleasant. There is, however, the risk of sunburn at high altitude, so it is essential you ensure you are adequately protected. Nights are generally cool to cold, depending on altitude and frosts are possible overnight in the mountains, when the night temperature could drop to 0degC and exceptionally to -5degC. Daytime temperatures seldom rise above 25degC except at lower altitudes. It can be very hot in the lowlands in December, January and February. The main rains come between June and late September, and while November is one of the coolest months of the year it is also generally one of the clearest. January and February will be hotter and much drier. The landscape is likely to be more arid than in October and November, which can still be quite lush after the rains. Please note that there is a possibility of rain on all departures (especially October).

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Trek through Ethiopia's dramatic Simien Mountains.

All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners Hotel meals are generally good although they can lack variety. Local dishes tend to be very good if you like hot, spicy food although milder versions can be requested. Local food is traditionally eaten with the hands. The sour bread known as injera is used as a scoop for the casserole dishes known as wat. All food on trek is cooked for you and, although local produce can be a bit limited in the mountains, it is usually of a high standard. Vegetarians can be catered for, though you may find the diet somewhat limited. Clients who have specialist dietary requirements must contact us to discuss if they can be accommodated. Ethiopia is a poor country and they are not familiar with gluten or lactose free diets. Please note that you should not drink the tap water in Ethiopia. We also suggest that clients bring snack food as this can be difficult to obtain outside of Addis Ababa.
This is a strenuous trek with several days spent close to or above 4,000 metres. There are a number of long days including the optional ascent of Ras Dashen, at 4,543m the highest mountain in Ethiopia; this involves 1,300m of ascent and descent in one day. There is also a lot of ascent and descent on many of the other days, and some fairly exposed rough trails. We do not suggest that you attempt this trek unless you are confident of your ability. The total cumulative amount of ascent is 6,500m, and the descent is 7,650m. There are 10 days walking with full porterage, and the trip is graded C (this is at the tougher end of the grade C scale though). On the October departures there is the possibility of some river crossings. The trails in the Simien Mountains are generally well marked and the landmarks are distinctive. We will be walking for about 6-7 hours a day (although on 4 days as much as 10-12 hours) and the terrain can be quite tough in places. Much of the trek is in remote areas. If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to carefully consider this trip before booking. There are steep drops in the Simien Mountains, which is what makes the scenery so spectacular. There is never an occasion when you need walk close to the edge of the cliffs so if you are happy to stand back you should not be discomforted in any way.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">The Simien Mountains Trek</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: TYE</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2017</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Walking &amp; Trekking, Adult Group, Wilderness, Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Trek: summits, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=74337]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1DepartLondon" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Depart London</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2ArriveAddisAbaba" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Arrive Addis Ababa</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3FlytoGondar;citytour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Fly to Gondar; city tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath - Free</li><li>Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie - Free</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4DrivetoDebark;starttrekkingtoBuyitRasCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Drive to Debark; start trekking to Buyit Ras Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5TrektoGeechviaJinbarWaterfall." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Trek to Geech via Jinbar Waterfall.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6DaywalktoImetgogo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Day walk to Imetgogo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7TrektoChennekviaEnatyieEscarpment." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Trek to Chennek via Enatyie Escarpment.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8TrektoAmbikowithascentofBwuhit." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Trek to Ambiko with ascent of Bwuhit.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9AscentofRasDashen." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Ascent of Ras Dashen.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10TrektoSonaviaArkwasiye." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Trek to Sona via Arkwasiye.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11DescendtoAnsiyaWenzRiverandontoLamoCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Descend to Ansiya Wenz River and on to Lamo Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12ContinuetoMulitCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Continue to Mulit Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day13ShortwalktoAdiArkaywherethetrekfinishes;drivetoGondar." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Short walk to Adi Arkay where the trek finishes; drive to Gondar.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day14DepartAddis" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 Depart Addis</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day15ArriveLondon" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 15 Arrive London</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Harar Extension Single supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Harar Extension Single traveller supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Lalibela Ext. 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USD $3,230.00
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CAD $3,230.00
AUD $3,230.00
EUR €2,295.00
GBP £1,699.00
NZD $3,735.00
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AUD $248.46
EUR €176.54
GBP £130.69
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GBP £250.00
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Wild Camping & Hotels
You will spend 9 nights wild camping and 4 nights in standard hotels. Tents will be erected by local staff members, who will also cook and wash up. Limited single accommodation is available and we can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip. Single supplement available from GBP200
Campsite, Ethiopia
Number of Days Activity 
10
Pace 
Approximately 2.5-12 hours walking per day
Terrain 
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Trek through spectacular natural beauty
  • Visit remote mountain villages
  • Spot fantastic endemic wildlife

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15
Trek through the Chess pieces of the Gods
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Welcome to Ecuador.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting in the evening of Day 1.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the reception notice boards. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2IslaSantaCruz" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Isla Santa Cruz</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">This morning we transfer to Quito Airport for our early morning flight to the Galapagos Islands. Be prepared for an early start as this could mean leaving the hotel as early as 4am. A US$10 per person transit card is payable on departure at Quito Airport and a US$100 per person national park entry fee is payable on arrival. Please have cash on hand for these transactions as using credit cards can be time consuming.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">On arrival in the Galapagos we are met in the arrivals hall and then transferred to our boat, the Nemo III, anchored a short distance away. Once on board we'll be assigned our cabins, meet the crew members and get to know our naturalist guide and fellow travellers over a delicious lunch.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"> We head to the Highlands of Santa Cruz for a total change of scenery. Beginning at the coast we travel across Santa Cruz through the agricultural region and into the misty forests where we can see the Unique Scalesia cloud forest, dome shaped giant tortoises in the wild, different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker and warbler finches as well as vermillion flycatchers. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Santa Cruz Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SouthPlaza/SantaFe" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 South Plaza/Santa Fe</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A small island, Plaza Sur or South Plaza is nonetheless a place of great beauty, where we get close to sea lions and onto trails past one of the Galapagos’ largest land iguana populations, resting amid cacti and volcanic landscapes coloured bright red and green by sea-purslanes. The island’s rugged southern cliffs are an excellent place to spot tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as ‘the gentlemen’s club’, a gathering of male sea lions either too young or too old to be ‘beach masters’!</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Santa Fe is home to more sea lions, and these ones are very eager for swimming partners! It’s a lovely place to take a dip, offers a dense concentration of wildlife, and is a fantastic place to see many of the stars of the Galapagos in one relatively small area. Expect to see the Galapagos hawk, land Iguanas, a variety of finches and the Galapagos mockingbird, sea lions, marine turtles, frigatebirds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. It’s a naturally beautiful island as well, with one of the most attractive coves in the archipelago, the waters jade green and wonderful for snorkelling. . Our trail follows the coast into the Opuntia Forest Santa Fe's trees are the largest in the Galapagos. Hiking into the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and palo santo trees. Once back at the beach we have free time to snorkel in the jade green water. Playful sea lion pups and fluorescent fish make for fascinating company.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Plaza Sur</li><li>Santa Fe Island</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4IslaBartolome/SombreroChino" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Isla Bartolome/Sombrero Chino</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Bartolome Island is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows, Galapagos penguins and lava lizards. Bartolomé is a relatively new island in the archipelago and walking shoes are required as we will climb over 360 wooden steps to the summit where the scenery is spectacular and we have a great view of Pinnacle Rock - one of the most photographed sites in the Galapagos, it is an abrupt jag of rock protruding from the earth like a tooth, while nearby two golden bays back onto each other. Here we can hike to the top of a once-active volcano and enjoy superb views across to Sullivan Bay, on nearby Santiago Island . If we are in luck we might catch a glance of the Galapagos Hawk here. We will also have the opportunity to go snorkelling with plenty of tropical fish, sea stars and hopefully with penguins, white tipped reef sharks and rays. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We approach Sombrero Chino via a beautiful crescent-shaped, sandy beach that is home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The island is a miniature volcano, shaped like a Chinese hat (hence its name), and along its trails we explore the island’s volcanic origin with its fascinating lava tubes. Opposite Sombrero Chino, on the rocky shoreline of nearby Santiago, Galapagos penguins are often seen. We follow a trail that circles the cove and passes through a sea lion colony and innumerable marine iguanas. The cove also offers some great snorkelling opportunities, hopefully with Penguins and Sharks</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bartolome Island Visit</li><li>Sombrero Chino Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5IslaMosquera/Quito" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Isla Mosquera/Quito</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We sail to Isla Mosquera, an Islet situated between Baltra and North Seymour. This stretch of water is rich in sea life and is a popular spot for both sea lions and marine birds. Watch out for the boobies making their spectacularly quick headlong dives into the water. Isla Mosquera is a relaxing and picturesque spot with its uplifted coral reef with long stretches of white sand and rock pools. Along the rocks and in the tide pool, Sally Lightfoot crabs (red lava crabs) scamper back and forth, skipping across small pools of water in search of food. These crabs with their bright red shell tops and blue under shells are stunning against the black lava. The island also has a very large colony of sea lions as well as a sizeable resident brown pelican population. We also have the chance to go snorkelling.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sadly all good things must come to an end and this is our final excursion. We say farewell to The Galapagos Islands and head to the airport for our flight back to Quito for the last night of the tour. Upon arrival in Quito Airport we are transferred back to our hotel for an overnight stay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Mosquera Beach Trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6Quito" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Quito</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">There are no activities planned for the final day so we are able to depart the accommodation at any time. There are many fascinating things to do in and around Quito so please speak to our customer service representative about any optional activities that might be of interest. Please check the 'Finishing Point Hotel' section for checkout times and luggage storage possibilities.</div></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. 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