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A Royal Escape: Exodus Trips in the Jubilee Week

From climbing Kilimanjaro to eating original Italian pizza in Pompeii, escape the crowds during the diamond jubilee throughout the 2nd to 9th of June to somewhere a little more exotic.With the Queen’s Jubilee 2 – 9 June this year, Brits and their families have more annual leave to use this summer than ever - so why not escape the crowds and discover somewhere a little more exotic with your free time? 

Exodus, the UK’s leading tour operator, operates 450+ tours in more than 90 different countries so whether you want the opportunity to photograph endangered predators, seek a more relaxing, cultural escape in Europe, or have kids who have dreams of being Indiana Jones for a week, there is an offer to suit all from Exodus during the Diamond Jubilee. Here are some trip suggestions from Exodus’ to help you maximise your extra annual leave:

Indonesia’s Islands: Rainforest and orang-utans, volcanoes and beaches. 20 days from £2,159 including flights departing 19 May 2012. From viewing Mt Bromo at sunrise and sunset to visiting Java’s temples and enigmatic ruins, this trip to the Indonesian Islands is both tranquil and inspiring. Each Island has a different environment - from the unique local people to the architecture and the religion and with Exodus, travellers get a taste of it all. Highlights include the picturesque beaches in Bali, orang-utans in the primal jungles of Sumatra and relaxing by Lake Toba in an immense volcanic crater.

Amalfi Coast (Family Adventure): Sail to Positano and Capri then learn how to make real Italian pizza! This eight-day trip is from £1,069 includes flights, departing 26 May 2012. The Amalfi Coast is a region of authentic and historical delights where with Exodus you will discover the stunning Italian coastline - by boat on blue Mediterranean waters and on foot through the cobbled streets of Amalfi and Positano. When the tide calls, complimentary transfers can be arranged from the hotel to a great selection of local beaches. Exodus partner with a friendly, family-run hotel located in Bomerano, just a few minutes from the famous' Walk of the Gods' - so guests are perfectly located to explore the surrounding area. The hotel also doubles as the setting of an exciting evening making the Neapolitan pizza the region is famous for. 

Kilimanjaro Climb: Trek Africa's most notorious mountain on the peaceful and less demanding Rongai Route. A 13 day trip is from £1,629 including flights, and departing 29 May 2012. On your way to the summit cone, you pass through scenic forest, farmland and Alpine moorland whilst trekking the ‘easiest’ route of Kilimanjaro. The Rongai Route approaches Kilimanjaro from the north and allows you to feel as if you are part of the first ever expedition of the land. With outstanding views and endless possibilities for viewing wildlife, this route keeps you on your toes with an additional day to aid acclimatisation as the trail climbs beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The final ascent to Uhuru Peak is demanding and made in darkness, but the reward is magnificent dawn views of the glaciers and ice cliffs of the summit, and across the East African plains far below. 

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Celebrating its 40th year, leading adventure tour operator Exodus has a vast range of adventure and activity holidays across seven continents, offering places as diverse and as exhilarating as Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, the Ice Hotel and Antarctica.

Whether it is solo travellers, couples, groups or families, Exodus offers an incredible choice of different trips for all ages.

Operating in 90 countries with over 500 tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and increasingly looks to bring benefit to local communities.

Activities on offer include walking, trekking, cycling, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, caving, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsledding as well as many many more…

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