Policies

Reservations

All trips require a deposit for a confirmed reservation. Once payment is made, you will receive a written confirmation within 24-48hrs from Circle The World. To ensure space, we recommend making your reservation as soon as possible.

Payments

For all weekend and long weekend trips, the balance must be paid in full 15 days prior to the start of the trip or your space may be forfeited.  On domestic trips balance must be paid in full 4 weeks and for International trips 6 weeks prior to the start of the trip.  If failed to pay your balance on any trip, your space may be forfeited.
Note all trips have Payment and Procedure information at the bottom of the event page.

Balance can be paid in full with check, Chase Quick Pay, or credit card(+4%)
Make checks payable to Circle The World and mail to:
Circle The World P.O.Box 20484 New York, NY 10011

Refunds and Cancellations

Weekend & Long Weekend Trips (3 Days or Less)
Full refund (minus $15 processing fee) will be given for cancellations with at least two weeks notice.  A full trip credit will be given with one weeks notice.  No credit will be given for cancellations within a week from the trip.

Domestic and International Trips
If you must cancel before departure, money will be returned less the cancellation fees as follows:

DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE  FEE
 90 OR more  $200
 60-89  30% of trip cost
 31-59  75% of trip cost
 0-30  No Refund

Some trips require different cancellation fees from those listed above. These differences will be noted on the trip specific itineraries.

Departure is defined as the trip departure date as indicated on the trip itinerary. Cancellation and determination of cancellation fee is effective on the date of receipt of your written notification. In addition, you are responsible for all airfare cancellation penalties,which are not included above. Payments due at the time of cancellation remain the responsibility of the client.

No partial refunds are possible for unused hotel rooms, air or land travel, trekking days or other sight-seeing arrangements included in the land cost. Deposits or cancellation costs cannot be applied as credit to future trips. It is mandatory for all Circle the World participants to purchase travel insurance for all international trips including trip cancellation and interruption insurance, which may reimburse you for cancellation penalties and extra trip expenses should a circumstance covered by the policy force you to cancel or interrupt your trip. In the event Circle The World cancels a trip, for any reason, ALL money for services described in the trip itinerary, less airline ticket cancellation fees will be refunded.