Anjunadeep Explorations 2020

FAQ

Tickets

Explorations 2020 is sold out. In the eventuality that more tickets become available, we will be notifying people on a waitlist. Join the list

How much are tickets?

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.

Can I bring children to Anjunadeep Explorations?

No, Anjunadeep Explorations is an 18+ event.

Are pre-sale tickets more expensive than general on-sale tickets?

Pre-sale gives you first access to the cheapest tickets, starting at £129, and to the best placed accomodation in Dhërmi.

When and where are pre-sale tickets available?

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!

I went to Explorations in 2019, I'd like to come again - do I still need to sign up?

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 contact@anjunadeep.com with subject line _Explorations 2020 pre-sale. _

What benefit is there in booking early?

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.

Can I buy a day ticket?

We expect Explorations 2020 to sell to full capacity and do not expect to be selling day tickets.

When will I receive my ticket?

You will receive your booking confirmation by email. You will receive your festival wristband on arrival at the event.

How does the deposit scheme work?

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.

I have booked my place with a deposit, how do I pay the remaining balance?

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.

One of the people in my group can no longer make it, can I change the name on the booking?

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.

Travel and Accommodation

When is the booking site live so I can browse hotels, flights and the boat transfer schedule and how will pre-sale work?

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.

Why do I need to book accommodation with my ticket?

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.

Where are the hotels located?

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.

How and where do I book a flight package?

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.

I don't live in the EU, why can I not book a flight package via the Anjunadeep Explorations website?

Unfortunately we are only able to offer short-haul, European flights. We recommend Skyscanner if you're looking for flights from further afield.

What's the schedule for boat transfers from Corfu to Explorations?

The booking site, when live, will have a full breakdown of the available boats and transfer options.

What's the cancellation policy for tickets, hotels and flight?

  • Flights are non-refundable
  • Hotels have differing policies, please contact us ASAP if you need to cancel.
  • Event tickets are non-refundable, sorry!
  • If you need to cancel your trip, please contact us as soon as possible: explorations@anjunadeep.com

How much will accommodation cost?

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.

Price guide

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

I'd like to reserve a hotel room / rooms but I need more time to get my group together. Can I hold the rooms and provide Anjunadeep Explorations with names at a later date?

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.

Where do the boat transfers leave from?

All transfers to Explorations take place from Corfu Port, whilst the return journey is made from Himare port.

I'm arriving early and there are no Explorations transfers available, what should I do?

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.

The Event

Who is Mainstage Festivals?

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.

Is Albania safe?

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!

What else is there to see and do?

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.

I'm from the UK, should I be concerned about Brexit?

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.

Will there be WiFi available anywhere in Dhërmi?

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.

How much will calls and texts cost me in Albania?

This depends on your network provider. The best network in Albania is Vodafone.

Can I use Euros in Albania?

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.

What is the policy on drugs?

Explorations is a zero tolerance festival. If you are caught consuming or selling drugs, your festival wristband will be removed.

Is it safe to drink the tap water in Albania?

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).

Will there be vegetarian and vegan food on offer?

We're working with local vendors to ensure there's a wider range of options available for vegetarian and vegans this year!

How much will food and drink cost me at the festival?

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

How hot is it in Dhërmi?

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.

Is there access for people with disabilities?

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 explorations@anjunadeep.com. Note that depending on the nature of your disability, there are some activities that you may be unable to attend for safety reasons.

Can I camp?

There are no camping options for Explorations, sorry!

Can I bring my own alcohol?

Please don't bring your own alcohol to the festival, we'll have plenty!

What time does the music start and finish?

Set times for all stages will be revealed over the coming months but expect to dance until sunrise.

I am from Albania, are local tickets available?

Discounted tickets for locals will be available closer to the event.

Do I have to pay extra for yoga / meditation?

There will be a small fee for all wellness classes.

I work for a media outlet, can I please cover the event?

Send more details to explorations@anjunadeep.com

What is the time difference from the UK?

Dhërmi is one hour ahead of the UK.

Can I work at the festival?

Follow our social media profiles, when you see a shout out for volunteers - get in touch!

Where can I find more information?

Facebook: @anjunadeepexplorations

Twitter: @adexplorations

Instagram: @anjunadeepexplorations

Email: explorations@anjunadeep.com

If your question is not answered here, please email explorations@anjunadeep.com.