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The Contiki Flexibility Promise gives you ultimate flexibility
When you book a trip with us, you don’t just get seamless transport, amazing accommodation and expert guides - you also get our Flexibility Promise. This is our commitment to giving you complete financial security and flexibility, so you never have to worry about changing your mind or adjusting your plans.
*(when amended or cancelled up to 60 days prior to departure)
No need to put your travel dreams on hold. Zip financing lets you book and travel now, and pay off your trip in installments, even after you’ve travelled. Up to 6 months interest free, approval in minutes, and flexible repayment plans - just choose Zip during checkout and then log into your Zip account to set up a repayment schedule that suits you. It’s as simple as that.
We make it easy to pay your way. All you need to do is pay a small deposit to lock your place on the trip, then you can pay the rest in as many installments as you like. Want to pay monthly installments? Or in 3 big chunks? It’s completely up to you. All you have to do is pay in full at least 60 days before your trip departs. Easy.
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What’s the difference between using Zip or paying over time interest free?
The benefits of using Zip is that you can book your trip, and travel on it, without having to have paid your full balance before the trip departs. You can keep making payments on a flexible payment plan after the trip has ended. If you’d prefer to pay over time, interest free, you can pay in as many installments as you like, but you have to pay the full balance of your trip at least 60 days before it departs.
What does a flexible deposit mean?
FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip 7 days or longer. It means that if you need to cancel or change your trip for any reason you won’t lose the deposit paid, as long as it is at least 60 days before your trip departure. Your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it on new trip dates or on a different trip.
FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date.
What Gold Seal Protection is?
Contiki’s Gold Seal Protection (GSP) plan costs only A$99 per person (payable with your deposit only & non refundable) and includes:
Pre-Departure Cancellation: GSP allows you to cancel your Contiki trip for any reason without penalty prior to 30 days from your Australian departure date (or 30 days prior to your trip departure if travelling in Australia).
If no Force Majeure Event* has occurred when you cancel, the value of your Contiki trip pre-payment** will be refunded; or
If a Force Majeure Event* does occur causing you to cancel, the Contiki trip pre-payment ** will be converted to a Future Travel Credit (FTC) of the same value. The FTC may be redeemed against the cost of a new trip provided by Contiki or one of our Travel Corporation sister brands, departing at any time within 24 months of your cancellation but is not redeemable for cash. If the new trip or departure is more expensive than the FTC you are responsible for the difference in price; if the new trip or departure is less expensive than the FTC, a new FTC will be issued for the difference.
Airline travel costs and any related cancellation or rebooking costs are not covered by the GSP plan.
Please note that the Gold Seal Protection plan cost is not refundable for any reason. Travel Agent fees and cancellation costs may apply.
On Your Trip – Should you, or your travel companion, leave at any time during the trip due to personal illness or injury; or be required to return to Australia due to the serious injury, illness or death of an immediate family member^:
a) you and your companion will be refunded up to A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee).
b) Contiki will pay the additional cost of airline travel for earlier or later return to Australia in the same class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Contiki’s recommended airline(s) booked through Contiki from Australia.
A medical certificate is required to qualify for this trip interruption and return flight security provision.
Prior to departure from Australia your airfares are not covered by GSP. We recommend you take out Covermore Travel Insurance specifically covering the value of your airfares should you cancel your trip (Please review Covermore terms and conditions around cancellation cover). We are happy to help you with arranging that travel insurance. Any rebooking costs of airfares prior to departure are not covered by GSP.
*Force Majeure Event – means any event or circumstance beyond Contiki’s control, including but not limited to: an act of God (such as earthquake, flood, fire, explosion, landslide, lightening, action of the elements, force of nature, washout, typhoon, hurricane, tsunami, storm or storm warning or natural disaster);industrial disputes, work ban or other labour dispute or difficulty; acts of terrorism, political unrest, war or threat of war, riots or civil strife; closure of airports or ports; pandemic, epidemic or health risk; governmental and administrative actions (including closure of borders and travel warning and restrictions).
**Contiki trip pre-payment – means all monies paid to Contiki in respect of land arrangements only.
^Immediate Family – means a parent, sibling or child.
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Terms & conditions
Only $200 deposit per person is required to confirm your trip booking. Deposit is due within 5 days of booking. Full payment is required 60 days before travel. Once the deposit is paid, you can change your selected trip or the departure dates up until 60 days before the selected departure, with no change fees. Any difference in trip prices will still be applicable. $200 per person deposit is land only deposit and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail or flights if applicable.
Our $200 per person deposit offer is valid for new bookings, for travel from September 1, 2020. The deposit is combinable with Early Payment Discount, Early Booking Discount, Last Minute Deals, year-round savings and exclusive partner offers.This offer is based on availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATION
You can cancel or amend your trip up to 60 days prior to trip departure. Any differences in trip costs between your original and new booking will still be applicable.
You can cancel your trip up to 60 days before departure and get your money back, excluding the deposit amount. Your flexible deposit will remain attached your profile and can be used to book a new trip whenever you're ready with us or one of our TTC sister brands, or it can even be gifted to a friend as per the conditions of our FlexDeposit policy.
Cancellations within 60 days of departure are subject to our standard fees as outlined in our booking conditions.
FlexDeposit is a policy you automatically get once you’ve paid a deposit on any Contiki trip 7 days or longer. It means if you need to cancel for any reason, your deposit will remain secure until you’re ready to use it on new trip dates or on a different trip, ensuring your deposit isn't lost if you can't travel on your original trip as intended. FlexDeposit can be used up until your 36th birthday, after which time it can then be transferred for use with any other travel brand within The Travel Corporation family of brands. It can also be gifted to a friend within 5 years of the original booking date. To gift to family or friend the customer must email confirmation to Contiki stating the nominated name. Gifting only valid within 5 calendar years of the original booking.
FlexDeposit applies to the land tour deposit only and excludes any additional deposits such as Inca Trail or flights if applicable. FlexDeposit has no cash value and is non-refundable.
The amount allowed to be redeemed on a new or amended trip booking is equal to the original deposit amount paid. In the case of multiple deposits due to back to back trips, only one deposit amount can be credited per trip, they cannot be combined. However multiple trips can be booked using multiple FlexDeposits.
FlexDeposit is valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT, PAY OVER TIME & FINANCING
Once a deposit is paid, full payment is not required until 60 days before travel. You can pay off your full trip cost in as many payment instalments as you like with no interest or additional fees as long as your trip balance is paid in full 60 days before departure. In some regions, we have financing options to help you pay for your trip via partner providers, such as Uplift in the USA and Canada and Zip in Australia. The credit offered is determined by the Third party partner providers.