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Comoros Discovery
11 days
- Trip code COM

Comoros Discovery

We have just recced the Comoros and are in the process of creating a polished itinerary, to depart in 2018. If you are interested in a trip to these exciting islands, please give us a call and register your interest. We will then let you know when the trip is on sale. The islands are better known for their natural beauty and we will visit the medinas and Arab Quarters of small towns, as well as enjoying coastal walks, rainforest tours and snorkelling over pristine reefs. This is a chance to be one of the first to discover these mysterious islands, meet the welcoming local people and relax on idyllic beaches, overlooked by looming volcanos.

Trip highlights

  • Grand Comoros - Discover a huge active volcano and tour the spice plantations
  • Underwater Marine Park - Snorkelling and swimming in clear blue waters
  • Arab Quarters - Exploring citadels, medinas and the Sultan's Palace
  • Recce - Be part of a recce trip and have your say on how this trip runs in the future
  • Comoros - Visiting an archipelago that rarely sees travellers
Accommodation grade:
Standard
Our standard, mid-range accommodation offers a good level of service, often with other amenities such as a restaurant, bar, garden or swimming pool. Generally rooms will be comfortable with en suite facilities.
Trip pace:
Moderate
Moderate pace tours are ideal if you want a holiday which combines exciting activities and experiences with plenty of time to relax and unwind. Typically you’ll be active and busy for part of the day but then also have time to rest and recharge your batteries.
Group Size:
8 - 12
Maximum group size ranges from between 6 to 20 people, depending on the type of trip, the transport and accommodation used and activities included. We rarely have groups that are smaller than five or six people and the average is 12 people plus an Explore leader.

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

2018 Departures Coming Soon

We've got brand new 2018 departures coming soon. To ensure you hear about them first, sign up below and we will email you when they go live.

What's included?

Included meals
  • Breakfast: 9
  • Lunch: 2
Transport
  • Bus
  • Ferry
Trip staff
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
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Trip information

Country information

Budgeting and packing

Clothing

Comoros is a muslim country so dress should be appropriate. Women ar expected to cover their legs and shoulders when away from the beach, a headscarf is optional. Clothing should be lightweight and you will need a swimming costume.

Footwear

Lightweight walking bootshoes are useful for exploring the islands. Sandals for relaxing and beachwear.

Luggage

15Kg

Luggage: On tour

One main bag - either a holdall, soft bag or suitcase, plus a daypack.

Equipment

Take a small torch, water bottle, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, insect repellent, binoculars if planning to birdwatch and a beach towel. Bring a lightweight rainjacket just in case.

Tipping

Explore leader
Tour Leader: At your discretion you might consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.

Transport, Accommodation & Meals

Transport Information

Bus, Ferry

Essential information

FCO Advice

We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
 

Under 18 immigration guidance

Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

Essential Information

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

Visa and Passport Information

Most nationalities require a visa to enter the Comoros. Visas are issued on arrival and cost 30 Euros.


If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
 

Booking conditions

Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

Transfers

Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

Booking a land only package with Explore

Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


Joining Tour Abroad

Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

Flight information

Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


Flight Information

You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

  

Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

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