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Number of Reviews: 189 Overall score: *****
Ethiopian wolf in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia
***** Written

WILDLIFE AND WILDERNESS OF ETHIOPIA

The days were mostly excellent for birders, not so much for people who preferred animals.  Some of the hotels were dirty and more like solid state camping.  The brochure needs to be more accurate about this.  The bus was not suitable for the trip.  These things spoilt what was otherwise an excellent trip.
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Exodus Response

Thank you for your feedback. We have taken your and others' feedback on board in order to improve the trip. We have reduced the maximum group size starting in January and have we shared your feedback with our partners on the ground and discussed these. Amongst others, for instance, whilst the birdwatching in this part of Africa is fantastic we have emphasised the need for the leaders to not focus too much on the birds at the expense of mammals as we realise that many of our clients, whilst they enjoy birds have a wider interest and have often come here more to experience the endemic species such as Geladas, Nyalas and, of course Ethiopian wolves.

The quality of the hotels is a separate issue which is harder to deal with due to the limited amount of accommodation in many of the areas visited on the trip. Whilst we are looking into how these can be improved (either by looking at changes in the alternatives when these exist or by communicating with the current hotels and trying to work with them for them to improve their service) this is not necessarily an easy thing to do in this part of the world.

We have run many tours using the same vehicle which was not a problem but it seems the group size did make things more problematic (which is one of the reasons we have reduced the maximum group size). Our local partners in Ethiopia have looked at specially designed vehicles similar to the ones found in Kenya and Tanzania but these types of vehicles are actually illegal in Ethiopia.

I'm sorry to hear there were some organisational setbacks but am glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip.

Tom - Trip Manager for Ethiopia
The Treasury, Jordan
***** Written

A WEEK IN JORDAN

This is a fantastic trip full of history and culture. Jordan is a wonderful place to visit, the people are very friendly and you feel very safe and well looked after. If you would like to visit the middle east this is the trip for you.
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Making local friends, Trinidad, Cuba
***** Written

CUBA: LA ISLA GRANDE

A great trip, with a great guide and driver, ensuring that we every day got the most out of the trip. I enjoyed the group alot. Most of the people were from the UK, but there was no problem for me, comming from a non English speaking country, to get to know the other group members.  
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Humpback Whale tale fluke, South Africa
***** Written

SOUTH AFRICA: CYCLING THE CAPE & WINELANDS

Well organised, well executed tour with a great bunch of people in one of the most beautiful parts of the world in which to peddle.
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Cyclists passing through country village, Rajasthan, India
***** Written

CYCLING THROUGH RAJASTHAN

Having travelled with Exodus on about 12 occasions, it is difficult to pick my favourite trip, but I think Cycling Rajasthan was the best yet.  I really cannot fault this trip and everybody in the group had a great time.
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Terraces of the Colca Canyon, Peru
***** Written

ESSENTIAL PERU

A really interesting trip, covering all the most important sights in Peru.  Scenery was spectacular, although be prepared for very long days travelling and many extremely early starts.  Machu Picchu definitely lived up to expectations and we were particularly fortunate to have perfect weather for our visit.
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***** Written

This trip is a wonderful way to get away from the rush of modern life.  Being out in the expanse of the desert, sleeping under the clearest starry skies, walking with the camels, eating and singing round the campfire and enjoying the peace of the desert was just lovely.

Mountain landscape with Mt Fitzroy in Patagonia, Argentina
***** Written

PATAGONIAN HIGHLIGHTS

Beautiful nature and we were lucky with the weather, it only rained once. However, windbreakers are a must and it is likely to go from one layer to up to three within one single hike. The guide was not informative enough, especially when asked questions rather than him giving the talk or reading out of papers. The hotel accommodation in Torres Del Paine should become an option. We upgraded ourselves privately and were happy to have done so as we had a private room and ensuite bathroom to come back to after a long hihe to see the Towers. There were some long drives on the trip but all were comfortable and I do not think we could have seen as much without them. Too little food was included and breakfast very poor throughout the whole trip. Both Chile and Argentina very expensive, a hamburger with chips would easily cost US$25, so we ended up spending US$50 a day just on snacks, drinks and one cooked meal. Giving the price of the holiday to start with, one would expect more to be included. We felt like backpackers, while the cost of the trip would suggest a higher than an average standard of both the accommodation and the meals. However, all in all it was good. The guide should have been more communicative and more of the meals should have been included, but the nature was stunning and we had a good visibility at almost all places we visited.
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The Treasury, Jordan
***** Written

A WEEK IN JORDAN

This is a fast-paced trip packed with activity; very much designed for anyone fascinated with the ancient history of the middle east. I loved Petra and Wadi Rum and thankfully we had enough time to really explore those places and the sunny weather to go with the visits ... however, other aspects of the week were not so good... 
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Four Masai giraffes, Masai Mara Nature Reserve, Kenya
***** Written

GORILLAS & MASAI MARA

It was an excellent trip to get an overall impression of East Africa, its wildlife, its people and scenery were amazing. I found the trip was very humbling as there are so many people struggling to survive.  I will no longer take running water and electricity for granted.
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