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Exodus Travels launches collection of tours with experts for 2022

Exodus Travels has brought out a new collection of small-group tours accompanied by experts for 2022.

The adventure tour operator is featuring 22 tours in its Exodus Expeditions collection.

These range from searching for snow leopards in the Himalayas, to sampling wine in Portugal, learning about conservation in Zimbabwe and tracking chimpanzees and gorillas on foot in Uganda.

The tours will be joined by naturalists, ornithologists, historians, photographers and veteran explorers, including experts from the Africa Wildlife Foundation and the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, who will share their experiences with clients.

Exodus managing director Sam Seward said: “After over a year and a half of staying put, our appetite to explore is stronger than ever. We’re delighted to offer these exclusive adventures to customers, which provide an amplified and enhanced experience to travellers, discovering a destination with the perspective of an accomplished adventurer.”

The 14-day Search for Snow Leopards is led by Himalayan trekking guide Valerie Parkinson, the first British woman to reach the summit of Mount Manaslu at 8,163 metres without the use of supplementary oxygen in 2008.

The trip, in search of one of the world’s most elusive mammals, costs from £2,499, excluding international flights. There are departures on February 19 and March 7, 2022, and February 19 and March 4, 2023.

As well as snow leopards, the trip offers the chance to see other rare high-altitude wildlife such as ‘blue sheep’, lammergeyers and red foxes, and visit isolated Himalayan Buddhist communities.

The 15-day Borneo: Wildlife Discoverer with George Kourounis costs from £3,499, excluding international flights.

Kourounis is a renowned National Geographic explorer, filmmaker and photographer. The tour features wildlife, such orangutans, rainforests, tropical beaches, and explores Mulu National Park and Danum Valley. It departs on February 22, 2022.

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