Slovenia Mixed Activity

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Trip code: 
AVQ
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group Adventure Holidays, Tailormade Adventures
Activity:
Mixed-Activity Holidays
Min age:
16
Group size:
4–16

Enjoy an action-packed centre-based holiday

On the banks of the Soca River, the small town of Kobarid is a mecca for adventure seekers. Running down from the Julian Alps, the crystal-clear waters offer ideal conditions for a variety of adventurous activities. Five different activities are included, on the river we'll enjoy whitewater rafting, canyoning and kayaking, and on land we'll try mountain biking and one of Europe’s largest and most thrilling zip-lines, high above the valley floor. Full instruction and supervision is provided by an expert local team who ease you through these exciting and thrilling activities

Highlights

  • An action-packed week with a great range of activities
  • Try whitewater rafting, canyoning and mountain biking
  • Ride one of Europe's longest and fastest zip lines
  • Further optional activities; including paragliding

Key information

  • 7 nights hotel in en suite rooms
  • 6 days whitewater rafting, canyoning, kayaking, mountain biking and zip lining
  • Group normally 4 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Travel by private air-conditioned minibus

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • Transfers for group flights
  • Equipment hire

 

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Single supplement
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Start Kobarid

    Arrive Ljubljana and transfer to Kobarid (approximately 2 hours), arriving late evening.
    Standard Hotel

  • Day 2

    Morning whitewater rafting; afternoon hike (optional).

    This morning we head on to the river for rafting in 8-man vessels. Basic instruction is given at the beginning of the trip on how to steer and propel the craft. Paddling is compulsory, as the raft must be moving in the water for the guide to be able to steer a course through the rapids. The first part is mild and there is a stop on the riverbank and a chance for a swim. The second part then gets a little rougher and the rafting really starts. The run is usually 10 kilometres.

    After lunch there is an optional hike in the countryside around the village. However you may chose to stay behind and relax at the hotel.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Morning Canyoning; free afternoon for optional water based activities.

    Today we aim for a half-day of canyoning. The Susec canyon is the usual destination, and after donning the appropriate clothing (wetsuits and helmets), we hike up to the entry point. The first few drops are gentle and instruction is given as to how to descend. On one of the larger falls you will be lowered down with a rope. If the water level is too high in the canyons, or the forecast unpredictable, we will enjoy a further day of activities back on the river, with the group free to choose what they part take in.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 4

    A full day kayaking on the river (various grades).

    Whitewater kayakers travel from all over the world to enjoy the Soca River, which hosted the European Kayak Championships in May 2002. The Soca valley has also become a very popular place to learn this exciting sport. Whitewater kayaks are short, light and manoeuvrable. You will be equipped with a helmet, spraydeck (skirt) and life jacket. Competent kayakers perform rolls to turn themselves upright after capsizing: those who can't roll can release themselves from the kayak and swim ashore, or wait to be assisted upright by the instructor. The first session will take place in a pool or in calm waters, here you will learn to release yourself and the basics of the roll. You will also be taught the basic paddle stroke. There will be one instructor for every 8 kayakers and instruction will be given for 2 hours in the morning with a further 2 hours in the afternoon after a well deserved lunch break.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 5

    Free day for further optional activities, including paragliding.

    You can relax on the hotel veranda, hire mountain bikes or try tandem paragliding. The early evening is often the best time for paragliding, and conditions allowing, we can arrange for a flight. There should also be more time for flying after the activities on later days, or on the morning of departure. Kobarid is also home to an award winning WW1 museum. It tells the soldiers stories from the trenches and also has some exhibits of Ernest Hemingway who served in the area at the time his novel 'A Farwell to Arms' is based on his experiences in this region. In the evening you can choose to eat in one of the local restaurants. We recommend the Hisa Franko is a delightful family run restaurant serving award winning food within a picturesque setting.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 6

    Morning mountain biking around the Nadiza or Soca River; free afternoon.

    Off the water today and onto two wheels, for a our mountain bike ride through the Slovenian countryside. Depending on the groups ability we will take routes either long the Soca or Nadiza River, along bumpy tracks and through dense pine forest.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 7

    Morning at Zipline Slovenia; free afternoon.

    This morning we take a 30 minute transfer to Zipline Slovenia, one of Europe's largest, longest and highest zip-line parks. We fly down five wires in total, up to 700 metres in length, reaching speeds of 60km/h. The views of the Julian Alps, Isonzo River and Bovec Valley are simply breath-taking.

    After all that excitement we return to Kobarid, for a more gentile afternoon.
    Standard Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 8

    End Kobarid.

    A free morning for last minute adrenaline or relaxation.

    Meals included: Breakfast
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Essential Info

Visas

Slovenia

Most European nationals, and nationals of Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada do not require a visa for Slovenia.

Vaccinations

Slovenia

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

7 breakfast, 6 dinners

Slovenian cuisine is a mix of Central European (mostly Austrian and Hungarian), Mediterranean and Balkan food. One pot dishes such as Rict and Istrian stew are popular and worth seeking out. Prekmurska is a typical layered pastry from the region. Vegetarians are well catered for.

 

Weather

Like much of the Alps, Slovenia has mixed mountain weather in the summer; generally clear, dry and sunny, but with some build up of cloud in the afternoon, and the chance of rain at anytime, this usually falls as afternoon thunder-storms, rather than prolonged wet periods. Average daily maximum temperatures will be around 25-30 ºC in July and August, and cooler late and earlier in the season.

Is this trip for you?

Basing our stay in the small resort town of Kobarid gives us unique access to all sections of the river. Water levels vary throughout the season, but as the river has different sections, both rough and calmer, it is always possible to choose a stretch of river according to the activity and the experience level. The guides' aim will be to stretch the group just enough each day. This trip needs no previous experience, but those who have rafted, kayaked or been canyoning before should enjoy the chance to experience a new river and new surroundings.

Off the water our day mountain biking will be quite challenging, but not too hard, the guide will vary the route depending on the group. There will be a mixture of on and off road terrain. Zip line Slovenia is one of the Europe's largest and fastest zip lines and is included this year as it's been such a popular optional activity with our clients. The line is broken up into smaller sections, so if there is part you don't want to do, you can be collected and taken off. But there is no way of rejoining the group.

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Accommodation

Hotel Gostisce Jazbec

You will spend each night in the Hotel Gostisce Jazbec with en-suite rooms. The hotel just, outside the centre of Kobarid, is a small family run property with 13 rooms equipped with TV, telephone and safe. The hotel also features a small fitness room and games room, internet facilities are available. The restaurant offers traditional Slovenian cuisine, which can be enjoyed on the front terrace with lovely views of the village and mountains beyond. Single supplement GBP100

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  • Reviewed August 2017
    Christina Brown

    Adrenaline filled week of fun!

    Me (22) and my brother (20) have recently returned from this trip and despite our bodies being ready for a rest we definitely did not want to leave this beautiful country. We hadn't considered Slovenia as a holiday destination but when we came across this trip it sounded perfect for us and it definitely went beyond all our expectations! Slovenia is such a beautiful country, from the minute we stepped of the plane we couldn't stop admiring the views of the beautiful houses, mountains and turquoise rivers that surrounded us everywhere we went and every activity we done. Our leader Tilen was so welcoming and organised so the trip was hassle free which was good for us as we don't have much experience travelling abroad. Tilen and all the other leaders on the trips were very friendly, supportive and fun so all the activities ran smoothly and were incredibly fun - even if some are quite tiring. I was pretty useless at kayaking at first but the leaders were very patient and within an hour I was paddling in a straight line and keeping up with the group, even though I did capsize but that was all part of the fun! The activities on this holiday are awesome and even though our group was mixed ages and abilities we all partook and enjoyed every activity. I didn't think I would manage the mountain biking but the route was manageable and even though it was hard work at times I still enjoyed it and was happy that I managed to do every activity offered. Canyoning and paragliding were mine and my brothers favourite activities and my brother even braved the advanced canyoning and despite wobbly legs at the top of some jumps managed to do them all and had the best time whilst doing it! The group we were with were all great fun and made the trip such a laugh, especially in the evenings after our long tiring days everyone kept spirits high. The hotel is great also: lovely variety of food; comfortable, clean rooms; and very friendly staff who speak good English. Overall, this holiday was definitely 10/10 and we both had the most amazing time and would recommend it to anyone looking for a holiday with adventurous activities included.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    When doing all the activities on the Soca river and taking in the amazing views all around us, while trying to stay afloat on our raft, kayak and tubes.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tilen was super helpful, fun and organised which made the trip run very smoothly. He also kept spirits high when people started to tire and had great knowledge of the area - especially where to find the best places to eat.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Most places whilst out there do not take card so we found that we had to withdraw more cash than expected. However this was not a big issue as there is a cash machine in the town which is about a 20 minute walk away. Take a couple of swimming costumes and towels if they fit in your case as you will be on the water quite a lot and sometimes our towel wasn't dry by the next day. Also I over packed outfits as most of the week you will be in wet-suits and wet shoes (which are all provided) but it was nice to have a change of clothes for the evening meals.
  • Reviewed July 2016
    Celia Akers

    Slovenia mixed activity (over 16)

    This holiday was everything I hoped for and more. I've been back a week and am still smiling! The Kobarid area of Slovenia is stunningly beautiful with towering , rugged mountains and clear turquoise water in the Soca river that's clean enough to drink which is handy while you're rafting or canoeing. The guides were all great : accomodating of different people's needs and wants, informative, fun , safety conscious and supportive without being pushy or competitive. Tilen especially deserves a huge THANK YOU for working so hard all week and calling at the hotel every evening to plan the following day , and still having a sense of humour even when he looked exhausted. I loved the white water rafting and white water kayaking and could have done more. It was plenty exciting enough for me although other people who had done white water rafting before thought it was a bit tame. The first zip wire was terrifying (at 1,300 metres altitude) but all the others were fantastic and I just enjoyed the view at high speed. I chickened out of the canyoning and was chief photographer while my teenage daughter did it with the rest of the group and her verdict was it was AMAZING. The mountain biking was more challenging than we could manage (but then we do live in Cambridge where the only "hill" is the railway bridge) but we did our own thing on tarmac roads and really enjoyed it. All the equipment seemed to be really good quality. The weather changed towards the end of the week so we wern't able to go paragliding unfortunately but instead a minibus was organised to Tolmin Gorge for a lovely walk in more spectacular scenery. The hotel was clean, comfortable, and the staff bent over backwards to keep us all happy. It really seemed to matter that we had a good time. I was anxious about how my daughter's vegan and wheat free diet would be catered for but I needn't have worried.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The kayaking which was almost a full day's activity, unlike the others which were a half day each. The introductory bit on the lake, the peace of floating down the turquoise river looking up at the mountains, feeling like a tiny part of humanity in the awe inspiring landscape, and the exhilaration of following the guide down the white water without capsizing.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tilen could not have been better. All the guides were great but I think we had the best! He was genuinely concerned that we all had a good time, accomodating, funny, was very safety conscious, discreetly helped the less fit of us without it becoming an issue, and gave equal attention and concern to us oldies even though there was a posse of attractive young women competing for his attention! Considering he's only 22 he has a lot of maturity and is an all round good guy!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Allow at leasr an extra 150 Euros for additional activities in the afternoons or for hiring bikes so you can get further afield. They're not compulsory but most people did extra activities as there's not much else to do unless you like walking. It's worth visiting the "museum" in the village about 2 minutes walk from the hotel. It's actually a barn stuffed full of memorabilia from mainly World War l but also WWll collected by a villager. We turned up on the doorstep and were shown around by his grandson who helped to pick the things up from the mountains as a child. The Kobarid history walk was really interesting too and included a waterfall, ancient settlement and WWl Italian trenches. The Slovenians tend to underestimate the amount of time it takes to walk places! Maybe they're all super fit or don't stop to look at things, but if you're told a walk will take an hour, allow two! The woods are so peaceful if you need to recharge your batteries after all the adrenalin. Didn't see any brown bears unfortunately, but my daughter had very close contact with two deer. Take earplugs as the church bell rings (a lot) at 6.15am. Even with earplugs it woke me up every morning except the last two when I'd got used to it.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    We flew out 3 days early at no extra cost and stayed in the capital Ljubljana first. It's well worth seeing and is small enough to walk everywhere. The castle is really interesting and gives a great view of the city, and make sure you explore the old town and hang around by the river.
  • Reviewed September 2015
    Sarah Head

    sLOVEnia

    Slovenia: Simply stunning scenery - lush green mountains surrounding the crystal clear waters of the Soca river. Positive Sport, Kobarid: a range of adventurous activities led/organised by expert, friendly guides. Hotel Jazbec, Idrsko: Comfortable, clean hotel rooms, delicious fresh food and friendly staff. Overall: An amazing holiday!!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    From start to finish this holiday was more than I could have hoped for. I wasn't expecting the sheer beauty of Slovenia and so being on an outdoor activity holiday in such a stunning location was unforgettable. Every single activity that was organised by Positive Sport was led by confident guides who had safety as their priority, but who also ensured that our group had fun. My favourite activity was white-water rafting because it had everything: excitement on the rapids; jumping from rocks into rapids; as well as calm moments taking in the views.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Tilen was an excellent group leader who worked extremely hard throughout the week. With a friendly manner, good knowledge of the local area and great organisational skills, he was able to make sure that everyone got the most out of their holiday free-time. All the other Positive Sport guides were great at encouraging us, keeping us safe and having fun at the same time! A great company for Exodus to be linked with!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you want a relaxing afternoon activity, go tubing down the river!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    I feel lucky to have gone on this trip with a great group of people - I will definitely be doing more trips through Exodus I am also looking forward to exploring more of sLOVEnia!
  • Reviewed July 2015
    Katie Shilton

    AVQ Slovenia Mixed Activity 11 July

    This is a great activity holiday with a wide range of activities. The activities are suitable for people without any previous experience of them, although perhaps for those who are experienced in rafting and kayaking the rapids may not be big enough, I went in July and the water level was quite low in places. The hotel is really nice, the staff are super friendly and the food was good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I found the beautiful scenery inspirational, and would definitely recommend the optional paragliding which was worth the money as we were in the air for quite a while over a stunning landscape. I also really enjoyed the canyoning which I was pretty nervous about beforehand but it was great fun and always felt safe. Using the rocks as waterslides was amazing! Also, I was fortunate to have a wonderful group, we were all very supportive of each other and had a really good laugh.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Blaz (sorry, I don't think that is spelt correctly) was great. He was really helpful in making sure people got to do any additional activities that they wanted and was generally a really friendly nice guy.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As a woman, I personally I found a tankini with shorts useful rather than a bikini as you are in and out of wetsuits quite a bit and for the canyoning you walk uphill for about 20minutes just in your swimwear. Also, take a torch for if you want to walk back from Kobarid to the hotel after dark.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Brilliant holiday which I wish I could do all over again!
  • Reviewed September 2014
    James Guilliatt

    White water - not extreme, but good fun

    Good introduction to kayaking, canyoning and white water, however more experienced water sports enthusiasts may find it is not challenging enough. Plenty of other activities to do whilst there too such as MTB (Mountain Biking), Paragliding, Museums, Escape indoor logic Maze, hill walking, Zorbing, horse riding, the list goes on. Accommodation was very clean, well catered and spacious, local area has great restaurants and supermarkets.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Renting mountain bikes and rode to what felt like the top of the world at a place called TOLMINSKE RAVNE. Google image it, its beautiful! Hard ride up though, so make sure your fit! Had a meal with the guides at a local camp site restaurant , I had a steak the size of a rugby ball and it was cooked perfectly! Great alpine atmosphere and chance to know the guides better.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Great laugh and very knowledgeable of the area.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Beer is cheaper in Kobarid (the town) than the hotel but the hotel house wine was 1EUR a glass at the time we travelled. Don't forget mosquito spray, not horrendous amounts of insects but enough for a few bites. Bring extra cash for alternative or extra activities if you like to cram a lot in to your holiday. Local camp site does amazing pancakes and steak meals, ask your guides - do not miss this restaurant.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you want more challenging, adrenaline rush trips then ask the guides who will try and cater for your needs. The locals are super friendly!
  • Reviewed August 2013
    Anonymous

    SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

    Jolly good fun!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    This is a really fun trip, getting wet and thrown about on the rapids. Getting into a wetsuit every day was not so fun but I think I found a few new muscles! Ziplining is a must, such an adrenaline rush and what a view! The mountain vistas from everywhere along the river were beautiful and tranquil, and the weather in August was superb (over 30 almost hit 40 at one point). Also the hotel we stayed at was wonderful, we had a 3 course meal every evening, very accomodating to vegetarians and surprise birthday celebrations :)

    What did you think of your group leader?

    All our instructors were fabulous (and quite good looking I must say!) Always relaxed and joking, we always felt safe and well looked after. Blaz (tour leader) visited us every evening at dinner to discuss what to do the next day. There was always a good selection although some things are dependent on the weather e.g. paragliding.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you get motion sickness bring some tablets, the 2 hour coach trip to Kobarid turned my stomach (and I don't normally suffer from it.) Ladies I recommend take a swimsuit or two rather than a bikini, you will be changing into a wetsuit out in the open every day! Also be aware that even though a lot of activities are included there is also a lot of free time. Budget an additional 150-200 Euros for extra activities to fill it.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    While this was a fab trip and I'd go again, there were only 3 weeks out of the year that this trip was running. The only solo trip was in August (when all the other reviews said the water level was really low) and we had the same problem trying to scooch our kayaks over rocks in sections with less than 6ins of water. Not sure if more dates will be available in the future or who's decision that is, but I'd welcome an opportunity to try rafting in higher water :)
  • Reviewed August 2013
    Anonymous

    SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

    Well organised, lots of fun and a great group of people.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Lots of moments I will always remember, kayaking down the rapids and at the calmer moments managing to look around at a stunning view.  The guides were always very relaxed and you always felt in safe hand.  

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Great group leader always did his best to work round the additional activities that anyone in the group wanted to doo. Relaxed friendly chatting and had lot of good suggestions about what to do.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    We were told a lot that it was unusual weather but when we were there it was in the high 38c (I was there mid August) I would recommend that you take shorts.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Highly recommend lot of fun and great company. The room sharing was easy too as they pare you with same sex person of closest age. More fun to share as doing did solo traveller.
  • Reviewed August 2013
    Anonymous

    SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

    It was a really good trip and everyone could do the activities - no-one should worry about that if considering! Positive Sport (who organise everything in Slovenia) are fantastic and Blas is great. They all genuinely want you to have a fantastic time.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    It was an added extra but para-gliding. When you turn round the hillside and head into the Valley - wow!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Brilliant. Friendly, helpful, knew everyone and listened to us. Can't recommend them highly enough

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Its a fantastic trip but if you want a real thrill seeker holiday, you have to pay extras for the real exhilarating stuff.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Thoroughly enjoyed and would not put anyone off going one bit
  • Reviewed August 2013
    Anonymous

    SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

    An excellent active holiday and a trip that attracts like-minded people who all up for a challenge. There was no one in the group holding others back or lagging behind reluctant to embrace the challenges. Confidence necessary, but experience not necessary.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    I LOVED abseiling down waterfalls (advanced canyoning)  with a drop below and water blasting into your face and down your neck into the wetsuit; totally exhilarating!

    What did you think of your group leader?

    A great team of leaders with good English and good skills

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Advice to women: Pack board shorts or a tankini!! Climbing a mountain in the heat (for canyoning) wearing just your swimwear with a wetsuit on your back, tied around your shoulders isn't the most dignifying experience!!!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    If you are very experienced in these activities you may not find it a massive challenge, but it is of course really good fun.The water level does have a big impact. Apparently May/June best time to go for water level, but weather better in July/August. Tough call! Hydro-Speeding was a painful experience with low water and large rocks... Ouch!Advanced canyoning the best thing in the world...
  • Reviewed August 2013
    Anonymous

    SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

    Great company, good food and the accomodation was top notch. Couldn't fault the weather either!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Overcoming a slight fear of heights and doing 4 x 600m zip wires 250m above the treeline.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    The tour leader was organised and gave us lots of information on each day's activities the day before.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    If you have any fears about doing a holiday like this put them to the back of your mind! There was a diverse range of people and ages and nobody backed down. Not even once!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Great people makes for a great Holiday!

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This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

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1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

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  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

Call our Sales team on: 0203 733 0698

Email your query: [email protected]

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