Atlas Descent

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Trip code: 
MMA
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Off-road Cyling
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–12

Some of the finest mountain biking trails anywhere in the world

Over the years we've ridden every trail through the Anti Atlas Mountains in order to create the best off road cycling tour. This trip has everything from fast singletrack through palm trees, to ancient hairpinned muleteer’s routes and remote, rocky jeep tracks. As well as the amazing trails, there is stunning scenery, fantastic food, great hotels and one of the warmest welcomes in North Africa. On this tour you will pass through areas untouched by mass tourism, but also get a chance to interact with local people and really experience the culture of some of the indigenous Berber people who populate this area.

Highlights

  • Ride remote and rugged mountain biking trails 
  • Immerse yourself in vast mountain scenery 
  • Stay in traditional Moroccan Riads

Key information

  • 7 nights hotels
  • 6 days cycling with full vehicle support
  • 75% off road, 25% paved roads
  • Mountainous terrain with 6000m of exhilarating descents 
  • Group normally 4 to 12 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

 

What's included

  •  7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Local bike hire

What's not included

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

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Pace:

Challenging: 16-19km/10-12miles an hour

Terrain:

Low altitude; 75% off road, 25% paved roads

Day by day breakdown
Day 235.0km/21.0miles
Day 375.0km/46.0miles
Day 455.0km/34.0miles
Day 545.0km/27.0miles
Day 635.0km/21.0miles
Day 755.0km/34.0miles

Responsible Travel

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Agadir.

    The tour starts at our hotel in Agadir. Depending on arrival time we can go for a wander around the town, spend some time relaxing by the hotel pool or take a walk down to the beach which is just 5 minutes from the hotel. In the evening we will be met by our tour leader and will have a trip briefing over dinner.

  • Day 2

    Transfer to Tafraoute in the heart of the Anti Atlas Mountains. Introductory ride through a lunar landscape, passing the famous painted Blue Rocks.

    Setting off from Agadir in our four wheel drive vehicles, we drive across the plains of the Souss Valley. We climb into the heart of the Anti Atlas range, reaching the high mountain Pass of Tizi Mlil, above the old garrison town of Tafraoute (3 hour transfer). From here we get on our bikes and descend on a rocky, vehicle width track down to Aguerd Oudad where we meet the vehicles before heading on to the gritty pistes through the extraordinary boulder strewn moonscape to the famous painted blue rocks. Following non technical gravel tracks across the high altitude plains we return to Tafraoute on a mix of good tarmac and sections of sweeping singletrack through the beautiful palmeries. Today's ride is a relatively easy introduction to prepare us for the days to come.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Spectacular ride through impressive gorges and lush palmeries around Ait Mansour. A rough and rocky day with 35km descent and optional tarmac climb towards the end.

    Today's ride follows a spectacular route through impressive gorges and lush palmeries around Ait Mansour. After a short transfer high into the mountains behind Tafraoute to Tizi Tasrite, we begin our 75km ride descending through the landscape that contrasts so dramatically with what we saw yesterday. The scenery is breathtaking as the ride descends through impressive gorges, following dry river beds in places and passing through small berber villages. 25km is off road and 50km is on tarmac, including some massive downhill sections (and one long optional climb on tarmac) we return to the hotel on bikes. Back in Tafraoute we can relax by the hotel bar and pool or go for a walk into town where we can visit a local carpet shop before dinner at the hotel.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Transfer to Tizi Mlil Pass for an exhilarating descent and a great ride back to Tafraout.

    A short transfer takes us back to the high pass of Tizi Mlil (start of day 2 ride). From here we take a 20km high mountain trail above Tafraoute leading to Tizi Tasrite. Stunning views of our previous ride are clearly visible far below. Before the village of Tasrite there is a short optional single track section which leads onto the start of a superb 10km switchback off road descent. The first 4km of the trail are rough and rocky (and ridden without a support vehicle), then the trail gets smoother and the flowing gritty pistes return. After lunch we take a short section of tarmac to the village of Fisli and then ride on an old piste over the plains back to Tafraoute where we re join our single track through palmeries back to the hotel. Once back in Tafraoute there will be time to visit the town or relax by the hotel pool.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5

    Ride down to the old walled town of Tiznit. Optional visit to silver markets and traditional Hamman.

    We drive for about an hour southwest from Tafraoute to the start of today’s ride. After a short off road climb to a high col, there is a choice of a steep technical singletrack descent (followed by a short climb), or a more leisurely piste trail with stunning views. We then take a superb switchback piste trail, nearly 20km down off the mountain and pass a number of traditional villages en route to Anezi. A short tarmac stretch offers a break from the stony terrain, but the piste soon returns winding its way through a scenic valley and crossing riverbeds. At the end of the ride, we transfer approx 30 minutes to Tiznit, an old walled medina town famous for its silver markets. There is a traditional hammam (steam bath) here that we can visit in the late afternoon, explore the town or you can relax by the hotel pool.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6

    Drive into High Atlas Mountains where the landscape is very different; ride through pine forests and mountain villages of the Tiqqi Gorge to Imouzzer.

    After an early breakfast and morning transfer (approx. 3.5 hours) we arrive at the small village of Tiqqi in the foothills of the High Atlas. The landscape here is very different, with pine and cedar forests and remote mountainside villages dominating the area. Initially, our track leads past several untouched Berber villages. Mud houses are perched precariously under cliff edges, with locals looking on as we cycle through. After lunch the track becomes slightly rockier as we come to a spectacular gorge, there is time to admire the views and contemplate the two afternoon climbs, before our final fast flowing cross-country ride down to tarmac. Rejoining the tarmac we cycle downhill for the last few kilometres to our hotel in Immouzer.

     

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7

    The ultimate off road finale, through remote villages down to the Atlantic Ocean for a swim; drive to Agadir.

    The ultimate off road trail and a fitting finale to this biking adventure! Riding directly from the hotel, we take the short scenic tarmac road through the village of Immouzer, before ascending a rough track which gradually climbs for 6km onto a high mountain pass. From here the blast down to the coast begins with a spectacular 40km mountain descent. The trail is rough and rocky in places as it contours and gradually descends, offering amazing views over the mountains and to the coastline. Poor weather may make this particular route impassable, in which case we will make our way out of the mountains through the Paradise Valley. This route follows a spectacular winding tarmac road, dropping from the ridges around Immouzer, deep into a narrow gorge, abundant with palm trees and small oases. After a swim or stroll on the beach, we load the bikes onto the support vehicles for the last drive into Agadir (approx. 30 minutes), arriving in time for an optional, relaxing berber massage and a farewell dinner.


    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 8

    End Agadir.

    After breakfast the trip ends in Agadir.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

UK passport holders do not need visas for this trip. Other nationalities should check with the relevant embassies.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners are included.

Moroccan food is excellent, though not particularly varied. Breakfasts usually consist of bread, croissants and jam with tea or coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice. Lunch will be prepared by the drivers and served on the bonnet of a 4x4, it normally consists of pasta, rice, bread, salad, tuna and Nutella for desert. The meal on the last night will be eaten out in Agadir, there is a good selection of restaurants including French, Italian and of course Moroccan. The guide can recommend the best ones, dinner will normally cost between 200 – 300 Dirhams per person (about 15 - £20). The hotels in Tafraoute, immouzer and Agadir all have bars serving alcohol, a beer will cost about 20 Dirhams (£1.50) and a bottle of wine will be around 120 Dirhams (£9).

Weather

Mountains can always make their own weather and as a result we may occasionally be forced to amend the itinerary for part of the trip, particularly on days that involve river crossings. On the plains, the days are usually warm to hot (above 25c) but the nights are cooler. In the higher areas and the mountains, days should be warm or even hot in October and April, with clear skies, but the nights are often cold. On the high ridges of the High Atlas there is sometimes snow, but not normally enough to affect the areas we cycle in - in the event of a track being closed we will arrange a suitable alternative ride. Rainfall in the areas we visit is relatively low though there is a chance of rain particularly on trips in December, January and February. Although unusual, there is also the possibility of much colder weather during these times and average temperatures can be as low as 10c.

MMA

Is this trip for you?

This trip is classified Off Road. Activity Level: 5 (Challenging).

6 days cycling with an average daily distance of 50km/day (31 miles),

Full vehicle support (except on sections of days 2 and 4 and optional singletrack sections).

The trails we follow are mostly vehicle-width with singletrack options available on some days. Trails are generally good dirt and gravel tracks, though sometimes they are rough and rocky, particularly some sections on days 4, 6 and 7. There are some big climbs (500m+), though these are all optional, with the support vehicles available to give lifts whenever people wish, and of course masses of downhill. A good level of fitness and off road experience is highly recommended. 

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Accommodation

Hotels

We stay in a good selection of well-located hotels, all of which are lavishly decorated in traditional Moroccan style. We spend three nights in Tafraoute; our hotel has a well-stocked bar and a swimming pool on the terrace with fantastic views over the Anti Atlas Mountains.

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Experts

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Expert Blog Entries

  • Reviewed March 2017
    Emma Dart

    Fantastic Trip

    Plenty of uphills in this Atlas Descent!!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Being immersed in the hugely diverse scenery which changed daily from red rock sandstone to barren mountains to lush palm oases to alpine meadow.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Jon was excellent; unflappable, organised, hardworking, always going the extra mile, down to earth, approachable, knowledgeable and spending time with each member of the group.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We went on the trip in February and were glad of our layers, thermals and waterproofs!! It rained some days and the temperature felt near zero at some of the higher altitudes. Some of the sections were muddy and some of the descents / ascents were fairly technical, some parts were similar to red graded UK trails. The bikes all seemed to be tubeless and were very well maintained. None of the group had a puncture so we wouldn't have bothered bringing spare inner tubes in hindsight. We did bring bags with platypus type bladders but in hindsight bottles are better because you can then leave your bag in the jeep.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Try to visit the souk in Agadir, sights / sounds / smells were amazing. Also don't miss the walk to the Cascades in Immouzer.
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Ania Sroka

    Atlas Descent

    A fantastic way of getting to know Morocco from a saddle. The holiday was far better than anticipated and has reignited my sense of adventure.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Retracing routes that in some cases have been used for years. Feeling the support of everyone both guides, drivers and fellow holiday goers. Feeling part of a great team. Feeling included regardless of ability or age.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Radu was wonderful and I loved the fact that he was sooooooo patient and answered most of my very curious questions with enthusiasm. John was such a support both on and off the bike. Both guides filled the holiday with fun and laughs.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you have a solid pair of cycling shorts that can withstand all sorts of cycling both on and off road. Some people used buffs to cover their faces especially on the off road downhill sections as it could get quite dusty. Be prepared to get a couple of bruises preferably on the bike.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I loved the holiday and the atmosphere was great. I thought that we would all be spread out and never see each other because we all had different abilities. As it happened, everyone was supportive of everyone else which made the holiday for me.
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Sarah Walker

    Great trip with stunning mountain views

    A great mountain biking trip, nothing too technical but loads of fun ups and downs. The scenery is just epic, huge mountains as far as you can see. Combined with blue skies and great guiding a perfect new year start!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The variety of inspiring scenery we cycled through - all in the middle of nowhere. And amazing stars at night.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Great

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don't forget to change money back before you go through passport control on your way home.
  • Reviewed January 2017
    Keith Hunt

    atlas descent

    Great trip Challenging off road cycling with great scenery. Pretty basic accommodation much of the time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The fantastic scenery in the Atlas mountains.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Radu was excellent. Always thinking ahead,He had great attention to detail and understanding of the preferences of the individual group members.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    It is very cold in the mountains so bring enough warm clothes - the sort of things you'd wear cycling on a winters day in the UK.
  • Reviewed October 2016
    Robert Oakeshott

    Morocco in the sun

    Good mixture of cycling - predominantly off road on double width tracks, some smooth, some not so much. A little bit of fun single track from time to time. Average may be descent, but a good bit of climbing in there too for those of us who enjoy it. Lots of long stretches of cycling between stops to make sure everyone is going the right way. Lots of great views over the landscape.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Cross country stretch back towards Tafraoute crossing river beds with hardly any sign of the old piste to be found.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Liz is a really good leader - second to none at making sure everyone knows what the plan is. Both Liz and our second leader Jon did a tireless job keeping the bikes in order.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Come with electrolyte tablets or similar: it may be hot. Come soon before someone tarmacs a piste you would rather they had left alone.
  • Reviewed February 2016
    Jacquelyn Newman

    Great biking on the Atlas Descent

    The Atlas descent is all 'ups'. Up the heart rate, up the adrenaline and up the enjoyment. A technical mountain bike trip with rocky ascents and descents, some fast switch back trails and lots of interesting undulations. Exodus have not wimped out by reducing the the risk factors, this is proper mountain biking.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Highlights for were the fast long descents through valleys and gorges, having to stay totally focused as well as managing some of the rockier ascents. I was totally in awe of those who completed the 10k climb on day 2 with a strong headwind (I opted for the support vehicle).

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Having been on many group trips around the world, I have to say that Rad was the best tour leader I have ever experienced. He was so cheerful and skilful - he made the job look easy, which I know it isn't.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Get some mileage in before the trip and practice those technical skills on rocky ground! I also took a gel seat cover (along with the padded shorts) made a huge difference on the last couple of days.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The bikes provided were excellent, 29ers with tubeless tyres - no punctures all week!
  • Reviewed December 2015
    Richard Relf

    Atlas Decent in November

    My third cycling trip with Exodus in Morocco, this MMA trip was to some of the same regions as the MMI road trip last year - this time with near-perfect weather and conditions - to experience the villages, rocks, people, rocks, food, rocks, and stunning views of the region and sand, cacti and rocks. The title of the trip is not the entire story; there is a little climbing to do, and although Strava with a phone is prone to exaggeration, it recorded 5km of ascent over the six days. The trip marks out the difference between Jebel Sahro's "Off Road" and this trip's "Mountain Biking". I suspect it requires a similar level of fitness but prepare for, learn and enjoy more technical riding.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was the good following the not-so-good. Having bounced onto a rock (did I mention there are a few there?) on a decent on the third day I wisely, I think, and for the first time on any trip, took a ride in the support vehicle to the next village. The inspirational moment was, having ridden down the remainder of the trail, found myself, with others in the group, sporting one of those unstoppable grins that you get after skiing down a fast long snowy piste.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Excellent. Tirelessly maintaining bikes; fixing punctures in flesh and egos and tyres (is there no alternative to conventional pneumatic tyres on this punishing terrain?) and always giving guidance and advice about the next section of dried-up riverbed to be ridden. Liz often gave the opportunity to push a bit harder and was disappointed, I think, that none in the group - even the resident triathlete - was prepared to get up the extra hour and a half earlier to climb the 600m to the start of the day's ride!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    When it gets technical and/or steep and/or there's a sheer drop then do concentrate, but otherwise, don't forget to look around and enjoy both the views and just being there - it's too easy to focus down to the track ahead. None of the group took their own bike. The 29" wheel Genesis hardtails have seen a lot of trail but are well maintained- the advantage being that the bike is well maintained for you and don't have to take any spares. I'd recommend taking SPD equivalents and shoes, though in one or two runs with near shear drops you might want to unclip. . I booked an extra couple of nights stay in the Hotel that Exodus use in Agadir. It's very cheap and in my case, still included the airport transfer. With the weather as it was (unbroken sun, 24degC late November) I should have stayed the week! If you're into cycling ;-) you can hire bikes locally (see the hotel notice board) and cycle up into the local hills, or to the bars and restaurants in the marina.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Beer available every night - but rather perhaps double the price in Imouzzer - you're on holiday: who cares! Thinking of buying a rug? You'll have the opportunity, so pack accordingly if you want to carry it home and measure up before you leave home. I bought and carried a small rug in my suitcase; chuffed with it. Know the Euro - Dirham exchange rate and bargain hard and keep smiling! Wifi every night except Thursday (!horror!)
  • Reviewed November 2015
    Anonymous

    Atlas Descent - excellent

    This trip has something for everybody, Everyday offers something different. Breath taking views for photos, no shortage of donkeys, cattle and local shepherds, friendly locals, you'll pass through some beautiful villages, for those who like a few hills there are a few sneaky challenging climbs, the most amazing descents I personally have every enjoyed, Tagines, Kebabs and no shortage of beer. By the time you've finished you'll be glad to dive straight into the ocean at Agadir on your return. Totally recommended, you won't regret it - Great Value for Money !

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The Breath taking views on the final day for the Atlas descent, with far off views of the sea as we travelled through the lush green trees in the mountains tops as we cycled down 40kms along the mountain trails. Fabulous and memorable !

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The leader of the group was excellent, good fun and well organised. Always working hard to make sure your bike was in top working order. He looked after us throughout the entire trip and worked with great energy and enthusiasm every day . He talked us through each part of the route, gave me some excellent tips to improve my cycling technique. Regular stops and snack breaks. Any problems with hotels, food etc he sorted out in a flash. Had a real and genuine passion for cycling which made everything some much fun. Brilliant cyclist !

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    My advice would be think about SPD pedals if you aren't that familiar with mountain biking, at least for the first few days if you need to get familiar with the bike. Bring plenty of fresh cycling gear and keep the evening gear to just a few items, but include a fleece or jumper. It can get a bit chilly sometimes so bring a gillet or very thin jacket, but things quickly warm up quickly so plenty of strong sun cream. Personally I didn't need a camelback as there were plenty of stops for water and snack breaks, don't forget your water bottle. I brought a small saddle bag to carry a few items with me. You'll need a combination of decent- ish level of fitness without having to be a fitness fanatic, be comfortable on a bike, have head for heights and sometimes you might need be open to a few challenges as you tackle a few rocky parts of the decent. If you have a small camera, that you can slide in your pocket then bring that. If you are a starva fan then don't forget your mobile phone, and a plastic cover or bag for protection. Gloves are essential. Don't be afraid to bring the lycra although not always recommended in a few areas. Seems more hassle than its worth to bring your own bike, the Genesis Bikes were great. Decent Helmet, if you are like me you might fall off and its better to be safe. If like me, you are a road cyclist and are in two minds about a mountain bike holiday I would say don't hesitate. There are plenty of hills were you can leave the mountain bikers behind as well as certain stretches covered by road. The mountain biking will improve your bike handling skills, as well as improve your fitness as you power your way up some challenging rocky up hill climbs. Its all worth if for the stunning descent !

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I was in two minds before booking - looking back now, I don't know why it was a truly memorable and thoroughly enjoyable trip.
  • Reviewed February 2015
    Raymond hall

    Atlas descent

    A great trip through stunning mountainous morocco

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The last day was brilliant with amazing descent from up high down to the beach

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Liz was good fun, very patient, good at punctures and ridiculously healthy (overtaking everyone on the hills and making it look easy)

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    This trip is very tough and there is not a great deal of free time so be prepared, make sure your fit enough and it's probably best if you have a bit of off road experience (I never and it took a bit of getting used too)
  • Reviewed February 2015
    Clive Smith

    Moroccan Fun

    First trip to Morocco - third with Exodus - This trip was one of the best I've been on - compares to any place on the planet for beauty - rocky trails superb and challenging - great hotels and great group - Liz was the best guide I've ever had (in 30 years of trips) - I'd do this trip again and again.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Descending through the villages - riding past the smiling people

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Fantastic - best ever

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Come and do it

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Book it !

Dates & Prices

An overview of flight options

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

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

 

What kind of options do I have ?

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

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

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

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

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

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

 

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