September 17 - 22. Get it in your diary!
Yes, you will have the exact same package as you had booked for June. If you booked transfers, you will be able to select the new times once we release them in the coming weeks. If you booked a flight with us, we will be in touch to arrange the new flight times.
Yes, you should be able to change the date on your flights. Most airlines are waiving date change fees. You will only be liable for the difference in price between the two flights but at the moment flight prices for September are cheaper than June.
If you are currently not able to make a free change please be patient. As the situation evolves more airlines will need to provide additional flexibility. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our FAQ accordingly. To avoid potentially incurring unnecessary costs, if you still wish to attend Explorations in September we would advise that you consider waiting until nearer the new final balance date before changing your flight.
We have managed to secure the majority of the artists for the new date! We will provide an update in the coming weeks.
We understand there is still potential for circumstances to change further down the line and we will continue to monitor and make assessments as best we possibly can with all the relevant authorities, including the Albanian Government. We have chosen September as that is when we currently feel confident about running a safe trip.
The safety of our guests, crew, artists and the residents of Dhërmi is our number one priority. We will be reassessing the global situation every few weeks going forward and will keep all our guests up to date. If by the beginning of June we do not feel that we can ensure a safe event for our guests, Explorations 2020 will be cancelled and guests will receive a full refund, or be given the opportunity to roll their booking forward to summer 2021. This will be done before the final balance date to ensure that guests do not have to pay more money unnecessarily.
Mainly, because we don’t want to let you down! This event sold out very quickly and we know every single one of you would be heartbroken if it were to be cancelled. We’re very fortunate to have the flexibility to move this event - many other dance music events in 2020 won’t be as lucky. We also feel it’s important to support the huge network of artists, suppliers and contractors who are counting on events like ours to stay afloat this year.
Yes - 100%. Our Event Management team is following the recommendations of health agencies and will be putting additional measures in place to minimise risk, as well as distributing additional guidance commensurate to the situation at the time of the event.
We will hold your transfer booking for you. Once you have confirmed a new flight, you will be able to go into manage booking and select a new ferry transfer time that suits you. If flight changes mean you now arrive in Tirana, we can cancel your transfer. If you need to add a transfer as you will now be flying to Corfu, that can be added via manage booking as per usual.
The festival will take place in June 2021, quite possibly the same week as it was planned this year.
We will issue a voucher redeemable towards a 2021 package to the same value as your 2020 booking. Before we go on sale next year, you will be offered the option to book the exact same package as you had this year, or choose to use the balance for a different package.
If you booked a flight package yes, you will be offered a similar set of flights to those originally booked.
If you booked your flights separately, you need to arrange this directly with the airline. Please see the flight FAQs for detailed information for each airline.
Yes, all extras will be credited to your booking. You can then choose to assign them for 2021 as you wish.
If you are unable to make the new dates in September or next year’s festival in June, then you can request a refund of your booking. Before you request a refund, please consider if the 2021 option is possible. By doing so, you will also support the hundreds of employees, contractors, suppliers and local businesses that depend on events like ours.
At this stage, refunds will take 60 days and will be processed at the end of May, by which point we expect to receive funds back from accommodation, transfer and flight suppliers.
We will be refunding the entirety of your booking minus the booking fee, and any admin fees incurred such as name or accommodation changes.
The booking fee covers part of the cost of the staff and the infrastructure required to provide our booking service, as well as the payment card-processing fees that we incur on each transaction, both on the original payment as well as the refund.
If you booked a flight package with us yes, you will get a refund for your flight too.
If you have booked your flights separately, we advise you to consult with your airline for further advice. Most airlines are allowing date changes so you should be able to, at least, get a credit note for the flight. There is an FAQ for airlines that we’re updating regularly.
Refunds would be sent to the card that you used to pay for your booking.
We can only make amendments to the full package, we require the full group to select the same outcome collectively. We will be as flexible as we can to help group decisions. For example, if one member of your group wants to cancel, but the rest want to go in September, we will offer free name changes and allow the group time to find new partners for the trip.
Please check out the Explorations shared trips group on Facebook if you are struggling to find replacements.
Yes, the final balance date has been extended until the 19th June 2020.
We understand there is still potential for circumstances to change further down the line and we will continue to monitor and make assessments as best we possibly can with all the relevant authorities. We have chosen September as it is when we currently feel confident about running a safe trip.
The safety of our guests, crew, artists and the residents of Dhërmi is our number one priority. We will be reassessing the global situation every few weeks going forward and will keep all our guests up to date. If by the beginning of June we do not feel that we can ensure a safe event for our guests, Explorations 2020 will be cancelled and guests will receive a full refund, or be given the opportunity to roll their booking forward to summer 2021. This will be done before the final balance date to ensure that guests do not have to pay any more money before this decision is made.
Yes, the cancellation terms are related to the date of travel so moves back with the change of date.
You can now change your flight online and they will waive the flight change fee. This applies to all existing and new bookings until further notice. Should there be a difference in fare you’ll need to pay this. More
Ryanair have waived their flight change fee for any travel between 13th March and 30th April. As it is likely this policy will be extended, we will continue to monitor the situation and update our FAQs accordingly. To avoid potentially incurring unnecessary costs, If you still wish to attend Kala in September we would advise that you consider waiting until nearer the new final balance date before changing your Ryanair flight. More
Jet2 has suspended all flights and holidays departing from the UK until 30 April 2020. They plan to recommence from 1 May 2020, a decision we’ll keep under constant review.
If you’ve made a booking that’s currently unaffected and you would like to either amend it or cancel, this will be in line with their Terms and Conditions. As it is likely this policy will be extended, we will continue to monitor the situation and update our FAQs accordingly. To avoid potentially incurring unnecessary costs, If you still wish to attend Kala in September we would advise that you consider waiting until nearer the new final balance date before changing your Jet2 flight. More
To allow greater flexibility you can change the destination, date of travel, or both without being charged a change fee, on all new bookings made from Tuesday 3 March to Sunday 31 May 2020, or receive a voucher for any existing bookings that depart up to Sunday 31 May 2020 More
In light of the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, they are currently offering to waive the rebooking fee for selected LowFare, LowFare+ and Premium tickets. Should there be a difference in fare you’ll need to pay this. More
Albania isn’t currently on any Wizz restrictions, if you need to change your flight you will be subject to the standard rebooking terms. More
All tickets can be rebooked online <strong>through their website</strong> (aegeanair.com, olympicair.com) in the section My booking with no rebooking fees (possible fare difference applies) and new travel date up until 27th of March 2021. More
Explorations 2020 is sold out. In the eventuality that more tickets become available, we will be notifying people on a waitlist. Join the list
All tickets must be purchased with accommodation as part of a package. The ticket element of this begins at £129 per person for returning Explorers, rising to £179 per person for the final tier. Be sure to book early to lock in the best price.
No, Anjunadeep Explorations is an 18+ event.
Pre-sale gives you first access to the cheapest tickets, starting at £129, and to the best placed accomodation in Dhërmi.
Our Explorer pre-sale opens on Tuesday November 26 for 2019 attendees.
Earlybird pre-sale tickets go on sale to those who have registered on Thursday November 28. Registration is essential!
If you came last year and didn't receive an email asking you if you wanted to signup for 2020's pre-sale, please DM us on the Explorations Facebook page with your email address or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line _Explorations 2020 pre-sale. _
There are limited accommodation options within the festival area and we expect these to sell out quickly. Booking early will allow you to access the best hotels and apartments in Dhërmi, for the best price.
We expect Explorations 2020 to sell to full capacity and do not expect to be selling day tickets.
You will receive your booking confirmation by email. You will receive your festival wristband on arrival at the event.
You can reserve your spot with a small deposit. The remaining balance can be paid at anytime before the final balance date. The deposit for a ticket + accommodation package is £50 per person or £150 per person for flight bookings. There are no direct debits but you can pay off as much as you wish up until the final balance date.
If you book between November 26th and January 31st, the final balance will be due by March 31st. If you book after January 31st, the final balance will be due by April 30th.
Your balance is paid online via ‘manage booking', within our booking portal. The final balance due date will be detailed in the booking confirmation email.
Certainly, this costs £20 per person and must be completed via the manage booking platform. If you have a flight inclusive package booked with us, you will need to make a further change directly with the airline which may incur additional fees. Name changes can be made up until May 29 2020, after that point we cannot accept any name changes. Accommodation providers need this information well in advance.
The booking website will launch when pre-sale opens on Tuesday 26 November. You'll be able to browse hotels at this time. We recommend one person book per group, so make sure you've worked that out in advance of pre-sale opening.
This year, we'll be running pre-sale with a queue system to ensure everyone has a smooth booking experience.
There'll be excellent accommodation at a range of price points released throughout the pre-sale period.
If you attended last year, please be aware that your first preference for accommodation may not be available when you book this year and we're unable to hold rooms at certain accommodations for your group.
More inventory will become available for general on-sale if pre-sale sells out.
Explorations is a holiday, not just a festival. We've secured the best rates and accommodation and have a dedicated team committed to ensuring you have a safe and comfortable stay.
On the same note, there are unfortunately some accommodation operators on other sites who will rip off foreign nationals. We've vetted all of our accommodation operators and communicate with them year round to ensure our guests have the best range of options available for their stay in Dhërmi at the best price.
Accommodation is located in and around the Dhërmi Beach and Drymades Beach. To get to and from the festival site, you can take our shuttle bus. Tickets will be available to purchase for the shuttle closer to the event.
Flight packages can be booked directly via the Explorations ticketing website. All flights booked through us will be to and from Corfu airport. The flights have been filtered to be in line with our transfer times and will allow transportation to be made in plenty of time to get you to your final destination.
Unfortunately we are only able to offer short-haul, European flights. We recommend Skyscanner if you're looking for flights from further afield.
View the boat transfer schedule here. You can add a transfer to an existing booking at any time using our Manage Booking portal.
All tickets come packaged with accommodation. There's a range of options available to suit all budgets, ranging from exotic beach huts to shared rooms to four star hotel suites.
You'll be able to browse the full range of accommodation available via our booking portal when pre-sale opens.
The below is an indicative guide for the price of accommodation in Dhërmi. All prices are for the duration of the festival, not per night.
2 Star Hotel
1 room for 4 people from £50pp
1 room for 2 people from £86pp
3 Star Hotel
1 room for 4 people from £58pp
1 room for 3 people from £62pp
4 Star Hotel
1 room for 4 people from £65pp
1 room for 3 people from £78pp
We cannot reserve rooms for you but there will be plenty of great packages on offer throughout the pre-sale period if you need more time to organise your group.
All transfers to Explorations take place from Corfu Port, whilst the return journey is made from Himare port.
The earliest flights into Corfu land at approximately 10:30am - 11:00am local time, with the first boats leaving around 14:00 local time. The maximum amount of time waiting should be two hours, allowing for travel time to Corfu Port from the airport. Get a beer, get some lunch and enjoy the sunshine.
Mainstage Festivals are our partner on the event. They currently run the successful Kala Festival and Snowboxx Festival. All Mainstage Festivals events include travel and accommodation, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands here.
Absolutely! Not only is Albania a completely safe place to visit (they will likely join the EU in the next few years) but you will find the best hospitality in the Mediterranean. Albanians are very proud of their country and genuinely happy to go out of their way to spoil a visitor. Smile and say hello!
Just like in 2019, we'll be offering a range of excursions to areas around the village of Dhërmi. Keep an eye on this website and our social media profiles for updates.
We don't anticipate any problems apart from slightly longer passport control times entering and leaving Greece in the case of a no deal Brexit.
Yes, most of the local restaurants have wifi networks you can connect to. If your plan has EU roaming included, you will be able to connect to the Greek networks and use your normal data allowance.
This depends on your network provider. The best network in Albania is Vodafone.
The local currency is Lek. Some venues might quote prices in Euros however, and there are cashpoints in town. Many bars and restaurants accept debit and credit card.
Explorations is a zero tolerance festival. If you are caught consuming or selling drugs, your festival wristband will be removed.
According to FCO, the tap water in Albania may cause illness - you should drink only bottled water. If you drink milk, make sure it is UHT (pasteurised).
We're working with local vendors to ensure there's a wider range of options available for vegetarian and vegans this year!
Main course in a restaurant €6 – 15
Beer in a bar or restaurant €3 – 6
A bottle of wine €12 – 25
Spirit and mixer €5 – 6
The average temperature for the end of June is 28 degrees celsius! Bring a hat, bring sunscreen and stay in the shade in the middle of the afternoon.
The festival is located across a series of beaches and dance platforms across the coast of Dhërmi. There is limited access to some areas of the festival due to the nature of the site, however the team is on hand at all times to assist guests to get them into positions where they are able to enjoy and view the music and artists performing. Please get in touch with the team to find out more at email@example.com. Note that depending on the nature of your disability, there are some activities that you may be unable to attend for safety reasons.
There are no camping options for Explorations, sorry!
Please don't bring your own alcohol to the festival, we'll have plenty!
Set times for all stages will be revealed over the coming months but expect to dance until sunrise.
Discounted tickets for locals will be available closer to the event.
There will be a small fee for all wellness classes.
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Dhërmi is one hour ahead of the UK.
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