Northern India Food Adventure - Premium Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Tailormade Adventures, Premium Adventures
Destinations:
India
Programmes:
Culture
Trip Code:
AKC
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

10 Days Flight Inclusive
9 Days Land only
16 Min age

Trip Overview

This tour visits all the cultural gems of India’s Golden Triangle whilst learning about, and tasting, diverse regional dishes. From enjoying an authentic thali lunch at a family run restaurant, to a Rajasthani cooking demonstration in an open garden, this trip is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the history surrounding one of the most popular cuisines in the world. In addition this trip takes in the serene Taj Mahal in Agra, the Amber Fort in Jaipur and the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. All this, along with the chance of seeing a tiger in Ranthambore National Park.

At a Glance

  • 8 nights comfortable hotels with en suite facilities
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs.
  • Travel by air-conditioned private bus

Trip Highlights

  • Huge array of India's regional cuisines
  • See the unforgettable Taj Mahal
  • Visit the spectacular 'Pink City' of Jaipur
  • Cookery classes and celebrated restaurants

Is This Trip for You?

Activity Level: 1 (Leisurely). This holiday is designed so that you can see the Golden Triangle at a comfortable pace, whilst learning about, and tasting, diverse regional dishes. We'll enjoy two cookery classes and eat what we have prepared, and we'll also enjoy two cooking demonstrations.

There is a lot to see in the time you are there, but everything is scheduled so that it doesn't feel too rushed. You should come armed for an experience: India can be hard work, and the heat and the bustle of some of the cities can be a little overwhelming. That said, there are places where you can find peace, and there are few places in the world to match India in providing you with great stories and memories to last a lifetime. This is a Premium trip, with a higher level of accommodation than on our standard trips.

Please note that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are responsible for the conservation of many monuments in India, including the Taj Mahal, and very occasionally this may mean that work is taking place at sites visited on this trip. The ASI’s schedule is never published so it is not possible to forewarn our clients of when work will be taking place.

Holi and Diwali Festivals

Some departures will be in India during the festivals of Holi and Diwali. They are great festivals to witness and some very minor itinerary alterations may be made locally in order to make the most of these occasions. Holi celebrations typically involve people throwing coloured water at each other and smearing powder on each other's faces. This is accompanied by dancing, music and traditional Holi sweets such as Ghujiya and Bhanng. It's a riot of colours as the powder bursts into the sky. During Diwali, the festival of lights, people typically light up their houses, shops and streets, and celebrate on the streets with fireworks.

Group

Our Indian team of leaders have proved very popular with their incredible knowledge, passion and hospitality adding greatly to the experience. There is no better way to experience Indian culture than letting an Indian guide show you around their country.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
4
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Delhi
End City:
Jaipur

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Delhi; evening dinner at a restaurant famous for authentic Kashmiri cuisine.

    For those who are on the flight inclusive package we land in Delhi in the morning and transfer to the hotel where we will meet the other members of the group. In the evening we will have our first group dinner at a restaurant famous for authentic Kashmiri cuisine.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Walking tour of Old Delhi and visit to the Red Fort; free afternoon followed by an evening cookery class.

    This morning we will take a walk through Old Delhi's narrow streets, around the market area of Chandni Chowk, we will also visit the Red Fort (apart from if you are in Delhi on a Monday), Jama Masjid and Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple). After a free afternoon we will have our first cooking demonstration of traditional local Indian food, followed by dinner.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Morning train to Agra; afternoon visit the Red Fort; evening cookery class.

    We leave Delhi in the morning and take the early train to Agra, site of some of the most famous attractions in the world. The journey will take approximately 2 hours. During the day we visit the imposing Red Fort of Akbar, whose mighty sandstone walls enclose the beautiful white marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards and fountains of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. Agra also offers a wide variety of handicrafts including jewellery, inlaid and carved marble, carpets and clothes and there will be free time to explore and visit the wonderful handicraft emporiums. In the evening we will attend our first cookery class at a local family's house, eating the Mughali food we have prepared. Agra was a major centre of the Mughals and the chef will explain how this cuisine compares to others in India.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Sunrise at the incredible Taj Mahal; transfer to Karauli via Fatehpur Sikri, authentic Thali Lunch at a family run restaurant.

    A very early start to see the incredible spectacle of the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built this beautiful monument. The Taj is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first time visitor; the white marble exterior changes colour according to the position of the sun throughout the day and is matched by a rich interior detail. After our visit it's time to leave Agra and drive to Karauli via the deserted ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri. Formally the capital of the Mughal Empire, this wonderfully preserved 'ghost town' was constructed by Emperor Akbar between 1570 and 1585 and reflects his ideals in art, religion and architecture. This impressive and well-preserved citadel became his capital in 1571, after the blessing of a local Moslem holy man correctly predicted the birth of a longed-for son, his successor the Emperor Jehangir. But this magnificence only lasted 14 years, as in 1584 Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri to secure his outlying territories, leaving this city much as we see it today. The site is one of the most atmospheric in northern India, its position on a ridge overlooking the modern village below and wonderful state of preservation provide us with a taste of this city's majestic past. We will enjoy a traditional Thali lunch today at a family run restaurant. Thali is a national staple and a common way of serving food in India. It is a one plate meal with a serving of rice, chapati and multiple curries (usually served in small separate bowls).
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    Morning sightseeing including City Palace and Hindu temple; afternoon transfer to Ranthambore.

    This morning we will do some sightseeing around Karauli town on foot seeing the City Palace and Hindu temple. In the afternoon we will transfer to Ranthambore National Park.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Morning and afternoon game drives in search of tiger; evening cooking demonstration.

    Ranthambore is one of India's tiger reserves under Project Tiger. After initial success, poaching has reduced the tiger population and seeing a tiger is by no means guaranteed, however, a number of Exodus groups have seen them over the last few years. We make our first game drive today early in the morning and a second drive in the evening to increase our chances of seeing a tiger. There is a huge array of other wildlife, such as several species of monkey, deer, crocodiles and bird life, which together with the scenery, make for a fascinating and exciting day. Game drives are undertaken in a large open truck (called a canter) from which we have unobstructed views of the park and the animals. In the evening we will have a Rajasthani cooking demonstration in the open garden. Rajasthan is famous for its spicy mutton and gatta curry and this is what we will see being prepared this evening.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    To Jaipur; late lunch at Rawat Kachori followed by a Bollywood movie.

    We make an early start and drive about 180 kms (approx. 5 hrs) to Jaipur, we will take a late lunch at Rawat Kachori and in the evening we will delve into the vibrant, colourful world of Indian cinema and watch a Bollywood movie.
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 8

    Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and the Amber Fort; evening cooking class.

    Jaipur was built in the early 18th century and is a planned city of broad avenues built of sandstone and painted pink at a later stage. In the centre of Jaipur is the City Palace, formerly the residence of the Maharaja it is now a fine museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings, royal garments and weapons. Close to the palace is one of the most intriguing sights of India, the observatory of Jai Singh. This is an assembly of immense astronomical instruments made of marble and brass set in a pleasant garden. We will also see Jaipur's impressive landmark, the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. A few miles from the main city is the splendid Amber Palace; the imposing hilltop fort contains large courtyards and interiors with fine decorations including inlaid alabaster panels and a Chamber of Mirrors. We walk up the hill and through the massive gateway to the courtyard. Jaipur is a centre of many handicrafts, such as durries (woven rugs), carpets, printed cloth, semi-precious stones, leatherwear etc. It will be difficult to leave a workshop without buying anything! In the evening we will have our final cookery class and tonight we will focus on preparing vegetarian dishes. We'll then sit together and eat what we have prepared. If available we can arrange a class with a popular chef who is famous on Indian TV, he runs a small class usually assisted by his wife and daughter. If the chef is available the supplement cost per person will be GBP£10 (approx. 14USD).
    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    End Jaipur.

    If you are travelling on Land Only arrangements then your trip will finish after checkout. If you are travelling on the group flight we transfer to Jaipur airport early in the morning for our flight back to London.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

8 nights comfortable hotels, all en suite.

We will spend 8 nights in a range of hand-picked comfortable hotels such as the Jaypee Siddharth Hotel in Delhi and the Fern Hotel in Jaipur. Many of the properties have pools and most have excellent restaurants and facilities, all offer a higher level of accommodation than on our standard trips.

Single supplement from $670.00 NZD

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 6 dinners are included during the trip. India is famous for its food and there is ample chance to try traditional local Indian cooking and sample Kashmiri, Rajasthani and Mughali cuisine, as well as the more familiar dishes such as tandoori and biriyani. There are wonderful deserts and excellent beers, soft drinks and Indian specialities such as lassi, a refreshing yoghurt drink. In most of the towns there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western food. If you are a vegetarian, India is probably one of the best destinations. On our final evening, we have a cookery class focussing on vegetarian food. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approximately £3 (approx. US$4). Mineral water is available in the bus in 20ltr containers so please bring a bottle with you to refill. Please note that service in restaurants can be quite slow.

Transportation

We use a combination of private minibus and a train for our journey. Road journeys: private minibus - air-conditioned.

Train journeys: Air conditioned chair car from Delhi to Agra.

Game drives: in Ranthambore National Park, due to local restrictions enforced to limit the number of visitors to the Park, tiger spotting is from a large open truck called a 'canter' that seats a maximum of 22. 

Weather & Seasonality

When to go

During October/November and February/March/April the days are normally warm to hot and nights cool or mild. Humidity is very low and little or no rain can be expected. Evenings in Delhi can be surprisingly cool. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings in December and January and warm clothes are essential. Fog is also a real possibility during this period. Please note that night time temperatures in Delhi can be very cold and only a little above freezing in December and January. The evenings and early mornings (particularly at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve) can be surprisingly cool, so come prepared for cold and hot temperatures.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 10 Days

The group flight from London is an overnight flight departing the day before Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of Jet Airways (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure.


Travelling land only: 9 days starting in Delhi and ending in Jaipur

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Delhi in the morning of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

Accommodation check‐in times are normally from around 12 noon.

 

Regional Flights

The Flight Inclusive price is based on a London departure, but we are happy to tailor this to your local or regional airport. Please ask about flights from local or regional airports.

If booking regional flights other than with Exodus, you must allow a minimum connecting time (in addition to the international check-in time) of 1 hour at Gatwick, and 1.5 hours at Heathrow; this is longer than the official minimum, but baggage handling is known to be subject to delays.

Free Transfers

Exodus offers FREE airport arrival and departure transfers on any flight for this trip, for both Land Only and Flight Inclusive clients, so no matter which flight you choose to arrive on you will be met and transferred to your hotel. All those taking advantage of the free airport transfers must provide full flight details for both arrival and departure in advance; unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the Exodus start (or pre-tour) hotel; transfers to other hotels in the same city may attract an extra charge; transfers may be shared with other Exodus customers on the same flight, or on a flight with similar arrival times.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

The cost of a taxi is likely to be about £10 (approx. US$14) should you decide to make your way independently.

Location start:
Delhi
Location end:
Jaipur

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Sunhat

Sun cream and lip salve with sun protection

Sunglasses

Light casual clothing

Warm sweater/fleece

Torch

Trainers/Walking shoes

Sandals/Flip-flops

Anti-bacterial hand gel

Small personal first aid kit

Additional warm base layer

Scarf and gloves (for Winter departures)

Insect repellent

Clothing for both men and women should cover shoulders and be on or below the knee. Women especially should always dress conservatively to avoid unwanted attention and not to cause offence; vests, tight fitting trousers, short skirts and shorts are not recommended.

It doesn't matter what type of bag or case you use on this trip although it is preferable to use a soft holdall (with wheels if necessary) or rucksack/travelsack as they tend to be easier to manage on the overnight train. You should also bring a small day bag for your valuable items. Please note that when flying internally in India the luggage allowance is usually 15kg, you will therefore need to pack your hold luggage and hand luggage accordingly.

If while packing you find a spare bit of space in your bag please be sure to check out our partner 'Pack for a Purpose' to identify items that are needed locally by schools and medical clinics. This link provides a list of specific needs requested by community projects, which can be donated in New Delhi: http://www.packforapurpose.org/destinations/south‐ asia/india/ibex‐expeditions/ Your Tour Leader can asisst with donating the items.

At time of writing the standard weight limit for hold baggage on the recommended international carrier for this trip is 20kg. We recommend packing only one piece of checked baggage.

Internal flights in the destination country are subject to a weight limit of 15kg.

As advice about luggage allowances for both hand and hold luggage is subject to change, we suggest
you check the airline's website for the latest information prior to your departure.

Please remember that you are expected to carry your own luggage at times, so don't overload yourself.

 

Optional Equipment

Light waterproof

Swimming costume

Earplugs

Money belt

Travel pillow

Reading List

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

A Brief History of the Moghuls by Bamber Gascoigne

The 20th Wife by I Sundaresan

Shadow Princess by I Sundaresan

Taj Mahal,India

Practical Information

Passport

India

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

India

Visas are required if you are British and for most other nationalities. For UK residents full details of the visa process can be found here. Other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies.

If your trip visits Ladakh, in the very north of India, or Sikkim in the northeast, do not mention this on your Indian visa application. This can sometimes slow down or even cause the embassy to reject your visa.

When you reach immigration, you are required to pick up an immigration form. If you have an e-visa, ensure you stand in the correct queue - please follow the signs to the e-visa booth (in Delhi this is at the back of the immigration hall). You will need to fill out an additional form at the booth - please make sure that you have the details of your start hotel ready (these details can be found on your Final Joining Instructions).

 

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

India

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Some of our India trips spend time at altitude. In regions over approx. 2000m, there is low to no risk of mosquito-borne diseases. For trips going to altitudes of over 3000m there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please see the TRIP NOTES for further information.

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

India's Timezone:
Asia/Kolkata IST (GMT +05:30)

Electricity

India's Electricity:

230/240 volts AC, 50 Hz.

230/240 volts AC, 50 Hz. There are recharging facilities at all the hotels and jungle cottages, the electricity supply is not 100% reliable but it is usually only off for short periods of time.

Money

India's Currency

The national currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 85 to the UK£ and 65 to the US$.

Exchange rates are correct at the time of publication.

It is illegal to import or export rupees. Do not accept torn or (very) dirty Indian banknotes from banks or in change as they will almost certainly not be accepted as legal tender in India. Please ask for low denomination notes of 100 and 500 Rupees as the new 2000 Rupee notes can be difficult to use out of Delhi. You can change money back from Rupees into Pounds or Dollars at Delhi airport (before going through security), but you must produce an exchange receipt showing that you changed money in India.

ATM Availability

ATM machines are now widely available in India (Visa and MasterCard are best) but you should not rely on these 100% of the time, so please take some cash with you as well. Please inform your bank before departure that you are travelling to India and carry the relevant telephone number with you in case they put a block on your card.

You can pay with credit and debit cards in bigger shops all over India.

Well known brands of travellers cheques can be exchanged but we advise against taking these now as changing them is often difficult.

You can bring Sterling or US Dollars.

Extra Expenses and Spending Money

Many sights now charge a small fee for cameras and you should allow another £6 (approx. US$8) for
these. It is recommended that you allow at least £5 (approx. US$7) per day for personal expenditure
such as stamps, postcards and soft drinks. Shopping opportunities throughout this tour are endless
and we suggest that you take money for souvenirs ‐ even if you are generally not a keen shopper we
have found that most people succumb to some of the wide variety of handicrafts on offer.

During your trip it is highly likely that your local guides will take you to emporiums and handicraft workshops. Many people find this a great opportunity to buy local handicrafts, silk, jewellery and carpets. Guides will often assume that visitors will want to go shopping, it is very much part of the culture, but if you do not wish to go please make this clear to your local guide at the time.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Money change facilities are available on arrival at Delhi's international airport; exchange rates can be high and it may be better to change money in central Delhi. You can change US$ and £ in cash outside Delhi; in Jaipur and Agra. It is illegal to import or export rupees. Do not accept torn or (very) dirty Indian banknotes from banks or in change as they will almost certainly not be accepted as legal tender in India. Please ask for low denomination notes as higher notes are more difficult to use. You can change money back from Rupees into Pounds or Dollars at Delhi airport; this has to be done before you go through security and please note that only 1 or 2 small outlets accept Rupees in the departure lounge (the Duty Free shop does not accept Rupees); you must produce an exchange receipt showing that you changed money in India.

Tipping

Tipping is very much part of the culture in India and is usually expected. Tipping can often be an awkward affair, especially when in an unfamiliar country where you are not sure when or how much to tip. As such, your tour leader will offer to arrange and look after a group tipping kitty which will be used to tip hotel staff, local sightseeing guides, bus drivers as well as any other support staff used throughout your trip. Your leader will suggest how much to contribute, depending on group size, but it is usually in the region of 2000 INR (approx. GBP£23 US$30) per person. At any time during the trip your leader will be happy to show you an account of how the kitty is being distributed. Please note that for smaller groups the leader may have to collect more than the above amount.

Tipping of leaders is not included in the kitty and is at your own discretion. If you wish to show your appreciation a tip of around £2-£3 (US$3-4.50) per person per day would be appreciated.

By definition, gratuities are not something that can be included in the tour price.

Responsible Tourism

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

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… 

Exodus Community

Join the Exodus online community

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In the Community Travel Forum you'll find the Departure Lounge where you can discuss your trip with fellow travellers before you depart. When you get back from your holiday remember to upload your images to the relevant trip page on our website. This helps other people see what our holidays are really like and you'll be entered automatically into our monthly photo competition.

To make full use of the Community you'll need to join My Exodus. It's free, registration is simple and easy, so what are you waiting for?

 

Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 16 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

TRAVEL AWARE –STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to www.exodus.co.uk for online booking, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.