Best for discovering
1. Highlights of Patagonia
Travel doesn’t go much further than Patagonia, and on this 13-day trip with Exodus, you’ll visit both Argentina and Chile to marvel at sparkling snow-capped mountains reflected in glassy lakes. You’ll hike to the famous Paine Towers in Torres del Paine National Park, observe giant glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park, and reach the peaks of Fitzroy Massif and Cerro Torre for uninterrupted views over the wild Patagonian landscape. When you’re not exploring nature, you’ll have time to soak up the lively atmosphere of Argentina’s capital, Buneos Aires, and also travel to the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia.
2. Cape Town and the Garden Route
From forest walks and dramatic coastal views to wildlife spotting and wine tasting, this 12-day South African trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town encompasses so many of the country’s diverse highlights. What would a visit to Africa be without a safari? At Addo Elephant National Park, embark on a game drive to spot the park’s namesake, as well as black rhino, leopard, lion, buffalo, hyena and more. Elsewhere at Buffelsdrift you can overlook a waterhole frequented by elephant, giraffe and springbok. If you’re here late August through November, head to Walker Bay to see Southern Right Whales from shore.
This stretch of coast is as dramatic as it is spectacular, and at Tsitsikamma National Park you can enjoy coastal views, hike hanging bridges in the forest, and watch the many birds that call this forest neck home. After all these adventures, you’ll be grateful for a glass in hand break in South Africa’s world-renowned wine region. End your tour in Cape Town and drive to the Cape of Good Hope Conservation Area to see wildebeest, baboons and ostriches. Nearby, watch a colony of penguins waddling around Boulders Beach.
3. A week in Jordan
While most people understandably visit Jordan to explore iconic Petra, there is much more to do. On this trip with Exodus, not only will you enjoy views of the Red Rose City, but you’ll also explore some of the country’s other highlights. On a guided tour of Jerash you will discover one of the best preserved Roman cities the Middle East has to offer. At Mount Nebo you will learn all about the fact that this place is believed to be the burial place of Moses. There is time to relax with a floating experience in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and a snorkeling excursion over kaleidoscopic coral reefs in the Red Sea. To truly get off the beaten path, venture into the remote desert on a 4WD excursion to meet and camp with Bedouins under the stars, eat traditional food and hear their stories.
Best for wildlife
4. Discover Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s contrasting and biodiverse landscapes make it so special, and wildlife sightings are almost guaranteed when visiting here. On this 15-day tour with Exodus, hear the cries of howler monkeys, see slow-moving sloths swing lazily through the trees, look caimans in the eye, and spot unique wildlife you probably didn’t even know existed exist. Exodus will ensure you have a naturalist guide by your side who will find the best spots for exploring the flora and fauna and share with you his passion for this protected land.
In addition to the wildlife, the geographically diverse landscapes are a playground for any adventurer. Soak in natural hot springs and hike to La Fortuna Waterfall in La Fortuna. Hike through Monterverde’s Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio National Park and Esquinas Rainforest Nature Reserve. Spend some time learning about the culture of Copey Village, where you can meet local families for lunch.
An undeniable highlight of the trip is Tortuguero Beach, where you may be lucky enough to see green sea turtles nesting. The entire Pacific coast is lined with golden beaches where you have time to put your feet up and feel the Pura Vida.
5. Wildlife and Wilderness of Botswana
There aren’t many places in Africa as diverse as Botswana, which is why Exodus Travels’ Wildlife & Wilderness of Botswana tour shows you the country in all its diversity. No two days are the same here: in a moment you are paddling through the Okavango Delta in one mokoro (Dugout canoe) Next you will gaze at the stars over the pearly white Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. Binoculars will be your best friend when spying on Botswana’s wildlife, including elephants in Chobe National Park, cheetahs and lions in the Savuti Wetlands, and leopards and red lechwes in Moremi Game Reserve. Determined to ensure that no stone is left unturned, Exodus will have you hopping across the border into Zimbabwe to also experience the thundering Victoria Falls.
6. Indian Tiger Safari
Exhilarating, mesmerizing, the kind of experience that makes your hair stand on end: nothing can prepare you for the feeling you get when you first see a tiger in the wild. And when you visit Exodus, you’ll want to do just that, with visits to three of the best parks in India to see this elusive feline, and 15 game drives in total.
You start in Pench National Park and hopefully see not only the Bengal tiger, but also leopards, monkeys, deer and many species of birds. Next, drive to Kanha National Park, often cited as India’s largest game reserve. Covering approximately 1,945 square kilometers of grassland, plateaux and rocky escarpments, the park is home to panthers, wild dogs, sloth bears, lizards, around 300 species of birds and rare tigers. The last chance to see the striped cat is in Bandhavgarh National Park, home to around 60-70 tigers, the highest density of any reserve in India. End your time in India with a sunset view of the Taj Mahal, the perfect finale.
Best for hiking and trekking
7. The Inca Trail
The expertise of the Exodus Travels team means they are better equipped than most to give you a deep dive into a destination’s culture. That Inca Trail Travel is a case in point. Not only will you hike the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley, but an early-morning visit will allow you to get an up-close look at the iconic Machu Picchu before anyone else arrives. There will also be time to explore Cusco with its unique Inca-Colonial fusion architecture.
8. Highlights of Mont Blanc
There is hardly anything more sustainable than a hiking holiday and the circuit of Mont Blanc offers one of the most beautiful hikes in the Alps. On this 8-day tour with Exodus, you’ll experience the highlights of this route that connects seven valleys, and stay in a charming chalet each night, from where you can enjoy the view of France’s most famous mountain. Highlights include summit views over the Chamonix valley from the top of the Aiguilette des Possettes, crossing the Carlaveyron Nature Reserve and a walk across a dramatic suspension bridge that dangles over a whitewater torrent cascading from the Bionnassay Glacier.
9. Trek to Everest Base Camp
Arguably the most iconic trek in the world, Everest Base Camp is a true travel experience that you must do before you die, and Exodus can help you get there on this 16-day journey. You’ll start acclimating to the altitude, trekking through Sherpa country, past fields and villages before reaching the dizzying heights where sights like Thyangboche Monastery and the peaks of Ama Dablam and Everest come into view . As if reaching the base camp wasn’t adventure enough, you’ll also spend a day climbing Kala Pattar, which gives you unparalleled views of the world’s highest mountain.
Best for cycling
10. Cycling on the Dalmatian coast
There is nothing quite like exploring the Croatian coast by bike and taking the slow route along the shimmering Mediterranean Sea, medieval towns and pebbly beaches. On this trip with Exodus, you’ll spend plenty of time on the islands of Hvar and Korcula, following Roman roads and seeing sights like Gothic palaces and cathedrals. Your trip ends in the UNESCO-listed city of Dubrovnik. Located right on the Adriatic Sea, this ancient fortified town with its red-tiled roofs, cobblestone streets and churches is like stepping back in time.
11th cycle Kerala & tropical India
Renowned for its serene environment, Kerala has long been enjoyed as a peaceful retreat from the daily stresses of life. It deserves to be explored lazily, and it doesn’t get any lazier than exploring the countryside by bike. Cycle past lush greenery, culturally rich cities and sandy beaches on this 2-week journey with Exodus. You will have time to spot wildlife in the Western Ghats sanctuaries and study elaborately decorated temples in Kerala. Cycle through tea plantations and trade your pedals for a houseboat on a cruise of Keralan’s backwaters.
12. Petra and Wadi Rum by bike
From the Roman city of Jerash to the desert of Wadi Rum, this bike tour of Jordan reveals its classic sights, authentic culture and so much nature and wildlife. You’ll begin with a historic drive through Jerash before heading to the foothills of the Jordan Rift Valley, Jordan’s most fertile region. Enjoy the incredible sight of the Madaba Mosaics before pedaling up Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to be buried. You will also spend a few days admiring Colossal Petra before heading to Little Petra.
Next, head into the desert to pedal through Wadi Araba before soothing your aching muscles with a swim in the fish-rich waters of the Red Sea. End your journey in Wadi Rum at a Bedouin camp, where you’ll sip sweet tea, gaze at the sky, and fall asleep in a goat-hair tent.
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