Egyptian Family Adventure Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Family Group
Destinations:
Egypt
Programmes:
Family
Trip Code:
FEN
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate

You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

9 Days Flight Inclusive
9 Days Land only
Designed for: Ages 9-12
Also for: Ages 13-16

Trip Overview

Spectacular ancient monuments, vast desert and golden beaches make Egypt an exciting destination for all. We begin our adventure in exciting Cairo visiting the world-famous Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; even the smallest children will be amazed at these magnificent wonders of the ancient world! Catching the overnight sleeper train to Aswan, we experience vibrant Nubian culture and bustling bazaars before drifting along the Nile on a traditional felucca. Downstream in Luxor, we explore the hidden tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. We round off our holiday at the beach resort of Hurghada, where we venture beneath the waves to discover the brightly coloured fish and corals of the Red Sea.

At a Glance

  • 7 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels and 1 night sleeper train
  • Travel by private minibus and sleeper train
  • Group normally 8 to 20, plus leader
  • Designed for 9-12 year olds, also suitable for 13-16 year olds

Trip Highlights

  • The Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Snorkelling and a submarine ride in the Red Sea
  • Sail the Nile in a Felucca
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings

Is This Trip for You?

This trip has been graded 2 (Leisurely/Moderate) for children aged 9-12 years old. Although the itinerary has been designed with 9-12 year olds in mind, it is also suitable for 13-16 year olds.

A number of days involve early starts but this allows us to get the most from our time in Egypt and avoid the highest temperatures.  Driving is generally restricted to a few hours a day with a maximum drive time of approximately 4 hours.

Egypt can get hot, especially during our summer, which can cause discomfort whilst travelling. Care should be taken to keep hydrated. The hottest months tend to be June to September when temperatures can exceed 40ºC in the south of the country.

The hotels that we use on this trip are of a high standard, providing excellent levels of comfort. The night on the sleeper train is in first-class cabins with shared bathroom facilities.

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Adult min age:
17
Child min age:
9
Child max age:
16
Min group size:
8
Max group size:
20

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Cairo
End City:
Hughada

Flight Inclusive

Start City:
London
End City:
London

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Cairo.

    The group flight usually arrives in Cairo this evening. The welcome briefing will either take place this evening or tomorrow morning. Our family friendly hotel is close to the pyramids, meaning that there is less distance to cover for the sightseeing the next day.

    Pyramids Park Resort Hotel or similar

  • Day 2

    Morning at the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza; optional visit to the Egyptian Museum.

    Today you'll enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of two of the city's most celebrated sights. At Giza, to the west of the city, the enigmatic Sphinx and Great Pyramids stand on the edge of the empty desert overlooking the city, providing a great contrast between the ancient and the modern faces of Egypt. More than 4000 years old, the pyramids are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that remain intact - a testimony to the ingenuity and skill of their builders. The afternoon is free to relax at our hotel, explore Cairo, join an optional excursion to Saqqara, Memphis and Dahshur or visit the famed Egyptian Museum – home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts including the incredible golden riches of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

    Pyramids Park Resort Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Afternoon Cairo tour; board sleeper train in the evening.

    After a leisurely start to the day we will transfer to Al Azhar mosque which dates back to AD970 and is Cairo’s oldest. The mosque is still frequently visited by locals to this day and we will need to cover up (long sleeves and trousers) to enter - as when entering all mosques. Women will also need to cover their hair with a scarf. We then have time for lunch and an explore of Al Azhar Park before moving on to the historic centre of Islamic Cairo for a walk around the bazaars of Khan el-Khalili. This evening we transfer to the railway station and board our sleeper train to Aswan (which takes approximately 12 hours).

    Sleeper train

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Arrive Aswan; afternoon felucca ride.

    We arrive in Aswan during the morning. To travellers in ancient times, the town was legendary as the entrance to the kingdom of Nubia. Today it's still something of a frontier town. With its mixed population of Egyptians and Nubians, Aswan is quite unlike any other town in the country, and a fascinating place to visit. By virtue of its position on the old caravan route, it has always been a trading centre and we thoroughly recommend a visit to the packed bazaar today where merchants display a wealth of exotic spices, carpets, leather goods and countless other wares. There will be time to relax after the train journey or visit a nearby Nubian village before we board a traditional felucca in the afternoon and explore the Nile. Along the way we will have a glimpse of rural life along this fertile valley and the golden dunes beyond.

    Basma Hotel or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Aswan Dam and Philae Temple; transfer to Luxor.

    We begin today with a visit to the Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam. In the 1970s the temple was relocated by UNESCO to Aglika Island after it became evident that the original site of Philae would submerge on completion of the dam. This morning represents a magnificent and enduring testament to both ancient and modern engineering. After lunch we drive north, following the path of the Nile to Luxor (approx. 4 hours). Known in ancient times as Thebes, Luxor was the capital of Egypt's New Kingdom for some 500 years. Upon arrival there may be some time to see some of the town before dinner.

    Iberotel Luxor or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Explore the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon; evening light show at Karnak Temple.

    Rising early, we cross the Nile and drive to the secluded valley where 63 Pharaohs were buried as part of their journey to the afterlife. We have time to explore some of the exquisitely decorated tombs of these ancient rulers. It is here that the burial site of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, can be found. Afterwards we visit the massive stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon and stop by the A.C.E animal hospital to learn about the efforts taken to improve animal welfare in Egypt. Later this evening we visit Karnak Temple for a sound and light show which recounts the dramatic history of ancient Thebes in an extravagant and fun way.

    Iberotel Luxor or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Transfer to Hurghada; submarine ride and snorkelling in Red Sea.

    This morning we leave behind the green Nile valley and drive through the barren Eastern Desert to the Red Sea (approx. 4 hours). Our destination is Hurghada, a vibrant beach resort ideally located for activities out at sea and in the nearby desert. After lunch we board a semi-submersible vessel in the style of a yellow submarine and explore the coral wonderland beneath the surface of the Red Sea. There will also be time for some snorkelling before returning to dry land.

    Minamark Beach Resort or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Free day at the Red Sea or for optional activities in the Sahara Desert.

    Today is free to relax or enjoy the many optional activities in the area (see the Optional Activities section of the trip notes for details of what is available).

    Minamark Beach Resort or similar

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    End Hurghada.

    Our trip ends today. Those on the group flights will be taken to airport for the flight to London.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels & Sleeper Train

We use comfortable hotels on a twin-share basis.
The Basma Hotel in Aswan is located on the East Bank on Aswan's highest hill, directly opposite the famous Nubian museum. All the rooms have balconies with views of the Nile or the surrounding desert. The facilities in the rooms and in the hotel itself are excellent, including a choice of bars and restaurants, a huge swimming pool and all set amid well-maintained gardens.
In Cairo we typically use the Pyramids Park Hotel which is located close to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The hotel has 25 acres of lush gardens as well as a gym and swimming pool. All rooms are en suite.
Minamark Beach Resort is located next to its own private section of beach in Hurghada. It is very family friendly and has an outdoor swimming pool with waterslides.
The Iberotel Luxor is well located on Luxor's east bank and one of its unique features is a pool that floats on the Nile.

Sleeper Train
We use first-class cabins (Egyptian Classification) with shared bathroom facilities.

Single rooms are available on request.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single will only guarantee a room for single use. It does not necessarily mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Single supplement from $387.50 USD

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.

Food in Egypt involves such things as kebabs, chicken, stews, pitta-bread, felafel, beans, aubergine and other vegetables, pickles, salads. Dishes tend to be simple and wholesome.  Western dishes are normally available and vegetarians can be catered for if they accept that the options may be somewhat limited.

Transportation

Road transport is by private air-conditioned mini/midi-bus and Egypt's roads are generally good.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Rain is very rare in all parts of Egypt and most days are sunny and clear. Summer temperatures often reach the upper 30's but this is particularly true for the period between June and September. The winter months can be surprisingly cold, especially on the Nile or at night. The average daytime maximum in Cairo in January is 20ºC, night time minimum is 8ºC. In the summer these temperatures are 35ºC and 22ºC respectively. Daytime temperatures are on average 3 or 4 degrees higher in Aswan and can, on occassion, reach the upper 40's.

Weather Charts

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 9 days

The group flight from London is a daytime flight departing on Day 1 of the itinerary.

Flights from London

We normally use the scheduled services of EgyptAir (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 Cairo and ending in Hughada.

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Cairo in the afternoon 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.

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.

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

Airport transfers are included for those on the group flights. Please note that transfers are not included for clients arriving on any other flight, even if Exodus has booked it.

If you require airport transfers, you may (by prior arrangement only) be able to join the group transfer. Transfers are arranged to coincide with the arrival time of the group flight - please check the group flight details 2 weeks before departure. If you do not take this transfer, or miss it, you must make your own way to the joining point at your own expense.

Location start:
Cairo
Location end:
Hughada

What to Take

Essential Equipment

Trousers or long dresses for women (Egypt is a Muslim country and there are times you may be asked to cover up when entering a mosque)

Warm sweater (November to March) or a light sweater (April to October)

Warm jacket or fleece (November to March only)

Long sleeved shirts (for evening and/or sun protection)

Sunhat

Daypack/soft holdall

Water bottle

Sun cream, sunglasses and lipsalve

Lightweight walking shoes

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.

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 note that if you're travelling with prescription medication you should carry a medical certificate from your GP confirming that the medication has been prescribed for a medical condition. Otherwise, the medication will not be allowed into the country and you may be prosecuted under Egyptian law.

Water Included

Plastic bottles are a big issue in many countries where recycling isn’t yet widely available; they often end up in landfill sites or get burnt, both processes are harmful to the environment and we would like to reduce our impact here. For your trip we provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic used. This means that safe drinking water will be available throughout so all you need to do is bring a bottle to re-fill along the way. Please add this to your packing list!

Optional Equipment

Camera, swimwear, towel and a torch (useful in the temples).

Practical Information

Passport

Egypt

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

Egypt

Visas are required by all non-Arab nationalities and currently cost approximately GBP20. It is recommended that you obtain your visa before you travel (although it’s still possible to get a tourist visa on arrival). You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt or alternatively, the address of the Egyptian Embassy in London is 2 Lowndes Street, SW1. Tel: 020 7235 9777. Visas are now generally available for same day collection, although this should NOT be relied upon. Opening hours are 09.30 to 12.30 for applications, 14.15 to 16.00 for collection of passports after the visa has been issued. Postal applications direct to the embassy for visas are not recommended as the service takes 15 to 20 days.

If you are obtaining your visa online then please ensure you have a scan of your passport ready. The file size should be small and ideally saved as a JPEG or PDF otherwise you might not be able to load it on the visa application.

You will need to provide your host’s information on the application – please use the following details:

South Sinai Travel
79 Merghany Street
Cairo
Egypt
Tel: +20 22418 7310
www.southsinai.com

[email protected]

Please note that recently Egyptian officials have requested tourists carry a copy of their passport with them whilst in the country.

For assistance with obtaining visas please call Travcour on 020 8543 1846 or visit their website: http://www.travcour.com/page/tour-packs/exodus.php

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

Health Notes

Please note that some prescribed medicines available in the UK are considered controlled substances in Egypt and can’t be brought into the country without prior permission from Egypt's Ministry of Health; if you arrive in Egypt without this permission and the required documentation, the medication will not be allowed into the country and you may be prosecuted under Egyptian law; if you're travelling with prescription medication you should carry a medical certificate from your GP confirming that the medication has been prescribed for a medical condition.

Vaccination

Egypt

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Although not usually advised, other vaccinations to consider include rabies and Hepatitis B.

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.

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. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

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

Egypt's Timezone:
Africa/Cairo EET (GMT +02:00)

Electricity

Egypt's Electricity:

220 Volts and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Plug types C & F.

Money

Egypt's Currency

The national currency of Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP), with an exchange rate at the time of publication of approximately 23.16 to the UK£ and 17.65 to the US$.

ATM Availability

There are ATM machines in many parts of Egypt and you can use Visa, MasterCard and Switch using your normal PIN number. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and tourist bazaars. It is also possible to purchase larger items such as carpets with Visa, American Express and some other major cards.

There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into the country, and we do not recommend you to get Egyptian currency prior to departure. Money can be changed at the airport on arrival or at ATM machines. When you leave Egypt it is possible, though not easy, to re-exchange Egyptian Pounds into foreign currency.
It is advisable to use your cash card or bring your personal spending money in cash. Any hard currency (e.g. UK£, US$. Euro etc.) is acceptable at banks in Egypt.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

In the itinerary we state which meals are included on which days. For meals not included, we suggest you budget $10-15 per person per meal (not including beverages).

Please note that some sites have a 'camera charge' which means you will have to pay extra to take pictures - this can be approximately $16 for each site.

Optional Excursions
Prices are in US$ being the most stable currency used in Egypt to provide the most accurate reflection of the cost but excursions can be paid in any hard currency (e.g. UK£, US$. Euro etc.). Under 12's receive a 50% reduction in price on the majority of activities listed below. Prices are subject to change.

Cairo:
Sound and light show, Giza $35 (requires min. 4-6 clients)
Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque $30
Coptic Cairo including Coptic Museum $40
Entrance fee for Sakkara and Memphis $50
Citadel and Mohamed Ali Mosque $30
Extra entrance fee for Great Pyramids $20
Camel ride (please arrange through leader) $12 approx
Egyptian Museum $40 (the new museum is scheduled to open in October 2020 with a higher entrance fee)
Entrance fee for Mummies room at Egyptian Museum $11

Aswan:
St. Simone Monastery $35 (min 4 clients)
Nubian Village $25 (min 4 clients) *please see Responsible Travel section
Sound and Light show at Philae $35 (valid for 4-6 clients)

Luxor:
Queen Hatshepsut's temple $15
Entrance for additional tombs on the West Bank approximately $18
Dendarah & Abydos $70-90 (valid for 2-4 clients)

Hurghada:
Grand safari (desert tour/multi-activity) $55
Family safari (desert tour/multi-activity) $35
Quad biking $45
Hurghada Grand Aquarium $30
Hurghada tour $25
Banana boat $13
Sofa boat $13
Water skiing $38

When booking and paying for these tours locally a 3% charge will be added for all payments by card and it needs to be arranged in advance.

Tipping

'Baksheesh' is part of Egyptian life, and small tips are expected by most of the people working in the tourism industry (drivers, hotel staff, railway porters, restaurant staff etc). In order to simplify this process for our clients, Exodus has agreed with our team of tour leaders to recommend a 'tipping kitty' for all trips to Egypt. Your tour leader will explain this at the start of the holiday, and will collect the suggested sum from those who wish to participate. Your tour leader will then take care of all the tipping on behalf of the group. While your participation is highly recommended, it is not compulsory. Your leader can provide details of the distribution of the money as required. For groups of 12 or more clients, the contribution is suggested as US$45 per person. For groups of less than 12 clients, the contribution is suggested as US$50 per person.

If you feel that your leader has performed well over the course of your trip, you may want to show your appreciation of their services. The sum you choose to give is entirely personal, but as a guide, about US$4 per person per day would be a reasonable. The 'tipping kitty' explained above is entirely separate from any contribution to the tour leader.

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

 

Nubian Village
When the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s the rise in water and the creation of Lake Nasser resulted in the displacement of some 120,000 Nubian people. Today they live in towns and villages along the Nile, below the dam. Nubian culture is different that of many Egyptians but, due to the relatively small number of Nubians (across southern Egypt and northern Sudan) it is at risk of disappearing. Visiting a Nubian village can be a fascinating and enriching experience and benefits Nubian people both financially and through encouraging the protection of their culture.
There is one aspect of Nubian culture today which Exodus Travels does not support however, and that is keeping crocodiles as pets in small pits or cages. Nubians have a long tradition of keeping crocodiles in their homes, though today there are only a few which still keep the animals. These crocodiles are eventually released back into the Nile, above the High Dam, but until then, their living conditions are poor.
Whilst we believe that visiting the Nubian Village is, overall, a worthwhile experience both for our clients and for the local Nubian community, Exodus Travels does not support the practice of picking up the animals to have a photo taken, as whilst living within the home they are not domestic and are wild creatures so this can be stressful for the animals.

A.C.E (Animal Care in Egypt)
A.C.E. is a charity dedicated to stopping the suffering of animals in the most deprived communities in Luxor by providing free veterinary care and education. There is now a walk-in clinic, a hospital for crucial surgery and 25 stables which allow animals to recover from injury and pressure of working life. This is not just an amazing cause for the animals, but by teaching over 150 children a week, plus owners and veterinary students, communities gain a lot of valuable training. There will be an opportunity to visit the facility on Day 6.

Exodus 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.

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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 14 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.

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. Swimming results in more tourists deaths than any other activity. All customers should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim, and are requested to treat the sea with extreme caution if they choose to enter the water. Details on how to keep yourself safe while swimming are shown here.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development 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 our website for online bookings, 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.