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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)
Uplift financing lets you book and travel now, and pay off your trip over time, even after you’ve travelled. These flexible monthly payments have low rates, instant approval, and easy autopay payment plans. Just choose Uplift during checkout to see your monthly installment amounts. 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 Uplift or paying over time interest free?
The benefits of using Uplift 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 with low rates 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 instalments 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 is Gold Seal?
Gold Seal is an optional Travel Protection feature offered by Contiki at an additional cost when booking, with benefits such as medical, baggage loss, and trip dealy for the duration of your Contiki trip.
For residents of MN, MO & NY, Trip Cancellation benefits are underwritten by Arch insurance company, with administrative offices in Jersey City, NJ, NAIC #11150 under policy Form series LTP 2013 and applicable amendatory endorsements. In addition, for MN, MO & NY residents, the Travel Protection may be purchased separately from Travel insurance benefits. Gold Seal Protection is previously known as “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver. For full Travel Protection Insurance T&Cs see the Contiki brochure booking conditions or visit contiki.com/travel-insurance
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Terms & conditions
$200 per person is required at time of booking to secure space on a vacation and is valid for new bookings for a limited time. Offer is not applicable to group booking deposits but can be applied for travelers booking within the group block. Other conditions may apply. CST No. 20687545-20
AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATION
You can cancel or amend your trip up to 60 days prior to 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 either change your trip or departure with no penalty (trip cost differences will still be applicable), or receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC) for the value of the land portion of your trip that you can use towards another trip or booking at a future date of your choice. All FTC’s will be valid for 24 months from date of issue. Please note that airlines impose different change policies and penalties.
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.
Any trips impacted by suspensions will receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC) that clients can use towards another trip and departure of their choice.
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.