Most Inspirational Moment
I loved the walk along the cliffs to Xlendi, until the winds starting picking up and I couldn't find the path down to the village. The prehistoric megaliths in Ggantija and Mjandra were awesome!
Thoughts on Group Leader
There was no group leader. A man named George handed us some paperwork, coordinated our departure schedule and then disappeared.
Advice for Potential Travellers
My advice is to book the hotel on your own and buy a walking trails book on Gozo. The book provided by Exodus (Headwaters) was totally inadequate and who knows if it has ever been updated. All of the walkers using this book were lost and called the book "rubbish". You will save money and have less wasted time and frustration by booking on your own. I was provided with no value add by booking through Exodus. I feel totally ripped off, since I could have booked the hotel with meals and transfers for less than half of what I paid to Exodus. I never got to see many of the sites that I walked my butt off to see.
I heard from some fellow travelers that in the past Headwaters had always provided them with a quality product, but that they were very disappointed by our tour. I seemed to be the only one who had not booked directly through Headwaters. I was also told that Headwaters had been sold and that that might explain the poor quality of our walking guides. Not a good excuse, but this is what was mentioned.
Reply from Exodus
We are aware that there may have been some confusion over Bonnie’s expectations on this self-guided departure and we have contacted her directly about this. We are very confident in our route notes for this trip; they are checked on a regular basis and there have not been problems with them before, but we regret that Bonnie was so disappointed.