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About Exodus

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It's all about adventure

That is what Exodus was founded upon over 45 years ago, and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 600+ itineraries across over 100 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments. See our history page for more details about how we began and how we have grown over the past 45 years.

Never travelled with Exodus before? Visit our New to Exodus page for some useful, first-timer information.


With Exodus you're in safe hands

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries – all of which means we know how to give you the best experience when you travel with us. We’ve even won awards for it.  

That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – and we use our expertise to give you the very best adventure possible. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are just some of the ways this expertise comes through in your adventure.

It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2015, 97% of travellers said they would recommend us to a friend. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

Every year we recognise the outstanding contribution of our leaders in our annual Tour Leader Awards. Our winner for 2017 is Johnny Villalobos - Costa Rica.  Find out more about him here

If you are interested in working for us, visit our Work for Exodus page for our current vacancies.


Our Brexit Guarantee

When you travel with a reputable company, you have more financial protection. Exodus is part of a number of schemes which offer financial protection to our travellers, which include ABTA and ATOL – keep an eye out for these logos when you’re researching your next holiday. In the extremely unlikely event that Brexit negotiations result in a change to the legal state of travellers meaning you’re prevented from entering EU countries, Exodus will allow you to rearrange for another time or different destination and waive our usual administration fee. If this isn’t possible we will issue a full refund, though we will ask you to provide evidence of this at the time.

We guarantee:

  • Stay Informed: Exodus will keep you updated on any amends to your itinerary, and if there is a significant change as detailed in our booking conditions we will inform you before departure
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: we’ll advise you of any updates on passport validity or changes in visa regulations. Currently our travellers are responsible for organising and purchasing their own visas; this remain the same if visas are introduced for EU countries.
  • The UK and EU have both confirmed that flights and ferries will continue to operate between the UK and EU nations. However, if we’re unable to arrange suitable transport to and from your destination (Flight Inclusive packages only) we will issue a full refund for your holiday
  • Financially Protected: if you’re unable to travel due to a change in legal status such visa regulations and can provide reasonable evidence of this before your final balance is due we will issue a full refund for your holiday
  • ATOL Protected: Exodus is ATOL protected and ABTA bonded; you can book with confidence because you are always financially protected
  • We’ll Be Honest: Exodus won the Guardian’s Most Honest and Open Travel Company Award in 2016 and we remain wholly committed to transparency in all our communications with our customers.


This information will be updated as more details become available, but for further specifics please refer to the ABTA Brexit travel advice here.


Work for us

If you are interested in working for us, visit our Work for Exodus page for our current vacancies.


Leader Awards

Your Vote Counts

THE SHORTLIST  - 2019 Leader Awards -  vote for your tour leader today!
From the nominations you send in, we will compile a shortlist of the top ten Exodus tour leaders for 2019. A panel of widely travelled expert judges will then make the final decision, based on client votes, comments and feedback from the trips that they have led during the year.

See who were the winners of previous Leader Awards.


Responsible Tourism

Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs. Of course there are negatives attached.

The last few decades have been dotted with disaster stories where tourism has resulted in over-development, destruction of environments and in cultural misunderstandings and mistrust. It has also recently been embroiled in the debate about global warming and carbon emissions caused by flying. At Exodus we believe that our type of small group, positive impact tourism can bring benefits to many communities, help preserve the environments we travel to see, and provide real and positive social exchanges.

Please visit our Responsible Travel section for more information.