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There are many reasons why we loved our family activity week in France. The locations were stunning, the variety of activities mixed with the culture, history, food, and a fantastic leader worked perfectly for us. We particularly enjoyed meeting a really great group of families who were fun, like minded and felt like a real dream team. The holiday fulfilled all my expectations and more, we came away feeling inspired, invigorated and very happy. Thank you Exodus!
Swimming upstream in the Dordogne at 7.30am. Paul our leader guiding the way before stopping to watch 3 hot air balloons touch the water and rise off and away into the distance. The turbo swim back down stream was exhilarating to say the least!
Paul was great. We were a group of strong characters in every way, and he was able to manage all our varied needs and speeds to keep us on schedule and make sure we got everything that the trip promised.
The pace can be quite challenging on the day one trek and cycle for the less 'active' or the youngest of the children. But despite this ALL the children managed it with a sense of real achievement
I think the trip would benefit from an assistant for Paul.
A great week, we made some lovely friends both adult and child! Plenty to do with walks, cycling and canoeing which I know I would have had a hard job convincing my daughter to do if it were just her participating, but as part of a group was so easy. Surprisingly many families were there for the same reason, wanting a relaxing holiday through having other children of a similar age for their children to play with. Spectacular scenery, good food and I laughter all week.
Canoeing down both Vezere and Dordogne river was truly magical, the water was warm enough and in parts shallow and gentle current that pulling up and letting the children swim was brilliantly easy. Spectacular scenery took my mind off any arm ache.
Excellent, helpful, considerate. I felt that Paul handled everyone well, adults and children alike, we had the right balance of group and independent holiday experience. Much more preferable to some holidays when you feel like you are expected to do everything as a group and no self initiative required, we had space if we wished. He also chose some useful places to eat where the children could play and so the adults had time to talk and relax in the evenings.
Its a good choice, I booked this holiday as my first taster for a family holiday with Exodus and will definitely consider using them again to try another country.
If you are planning to see the caves, book tickets before you leave for the holiday as I understand long ques and limited tickets make it tricky, and research how to get to the caves if you don't have transport of your own. I was unprepared and being in that region the caves are something which we ended up missing out.
All I would add id that I feel Exodus could have been more help to the group leader by providing a more practical vehicle to transport a huge amount of equipment between sites, some sort of people carrier would have been easier, and maybe to make some money back the group leader may then have been able to offer to drive people to somewhere like the Lascaux caves on the free day for a fee.
I also wondered why operationally the week 2 trip shouldn't be done in reverse as it seemed un-necessary for the group leader to have to pack up camp in Beynac to move it all back to Les Eyzies, when maybe the time could be spent prepping for the next group and could start in Beynac then onto Les Eyzies
This is a great trip. You and your family will have a great time so go for it! Both the campsites were family friendly and were located near the two famous Dordogne river e.g. Vezere and Dordogne. This trip can be done by air, rail or car from the UK. We travelled by car from London (in one go) without any problem fitting in Paris and a few rest stops enroute. My children, 14, 11, 9 and 5 really enjoyed the trip and loved the company of other children with the group. My wife and mother in law were surprisingly very relaxed throughout the trips and did all the activities on offer. We had a mixed weather but we still managed to do all the planned activities. We walked canoed, cycled, and visited some stunning local places, including buzzing middle ages town of Sarlat.
Seeing the younger two daughters (9 and 5) taking on canoeing in Dordogne was probably a moment to remember. They wanted to win or at least stay in touch with rest of the group which they managed. Whereas my older kids (14 and 9) were quite keen to take it easy and enjoy the fabulous surroundings on offer. Found them with Dry padels at the end of a long day - I was not amused but they had a great time they confirmed.
Paul was amazing. When we needed help, he was always there. Great to have a fit leader who can look after you family management needs when taking on new activities.
1) Paul took care of my mother in law (72 years old) when we were canoeing.
2) He also towed our five year old daughter on a hot cycling day.
Thanks Paul if you are reading this. You really did make this holiday special for us all.
Go for it. It is a great trip on two stunning locations.
1) Plenty of spare clothes in case it rains or it gets cooler in the evenings
2) Try out all the activities planned for you by Exodus.
3) I could pay for everything on my debit card so no need to carry a lot of cash.
No previous experience is required as the unsinkable canoes are easy to paddle, although a general level of fitness is recommended. Life vests are provided however we do also insist that you can swim. Before the
first day’s trip a full briefing will be given on how to paddle the canoes. There will also be some gentle walking/cycling throughout the trip to explore villages and surrounding area. Please note that all of the activities can be opted out of.
Katarzyna Crompton - Customer Operations
All camping equipment is provided except for your own sleeping bag and mat. The equipment we use is of a high standard and includes roomy two person tents, camp chairs, basic kitchen, various games and entertainment for when relaxing in camp. You should expect to erect and dismantle your own tent and the whole group generally helps to load the support vehicle on the day when we move camp. (This is a quick and easy job). It would also be appreciated if you would give a hand the washing up after breakfast!
Katarzyna Crompton - Customer Operations
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|Sat 22 Jul 17 - Sat 29 Jul 17||Available & guaranteed||Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €955||Contact Us|
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