Payment Terms: We require a $500 USD deposit to hold your place on a trip. Your deposit is refundable (less a $100 service fee) until you have received and read the information packet. You have one week from receipt of the packet to contact us with concerns and to cancel. If you cancel within one week of receiving the packet, you receive your deposit less the service fee. A week after receiving the information packet your deposit becomes non-refundable. Final balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Cancellation more than 60 days prior to departure receives a 50% refund of the balance due (less deposit). Cancellations within 60 days of departure receive no refund. We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
How to pay: You can pay the deposit over the phone by VISA, MASTER CARD or DISCOVER. We do not accept AMERICAN EXPRESS. If you want to pay your deposit by check, simply mail it to our mailing address. If you wish to make a wire transfer contact us.
- Payment/Cancellation: Final payment is due 60 days prior to the trip departure date. In the event of cancellation within 31-60 days prior to the departure date, there will be a refund of 50% of the land portion of the trip fee. In the event of cancellation within 30 days prior to the departure date, there will be no refund of the land portion of the trip fee. We recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
- Insurances: TRIP EVACUATION COVERAGE IS REQUIRED. We recommend Traveler's Emergency Network (TEN) because they offer superior coverage based on a calendar year, not just the length of your Boojum Expeditions trip. In other words, the coverage will return you from Mongolia or Canada or Lithuania; wherever you may travel over the course of a year. TEN offers family plans that are quite reasonable. To purchase coverage, call 800-471-3695 or click www.tenweb.com. When you have signed up for your coverage add your policy number to your online application form or send it to [email protected] This is NOT medical coverage, simply coverage to pay the costs of emergency evacuation in the event of an injury that precludes you using public transportation.
Trip Cancellation, Medical, Lost luggage Insurance: In the event that a personal health problem or family problem requires you to cancel your trip, trip cancellation insurance can reimburse you fully for payments that are not refundable. We recommend Travelguard which also covers lost luggage, medical expenses, etc.
Mongolia: US Citizens do not need a visa for Mongolia or Korea. For other nationalities, we issue a visa invitation letter which you can use to obtain your visa on arrival at Genghis Khan (ULN) airport or land border crossings. If you have ANY questions about your visa status and requirements, contact our office early.
Tibet/China: US Citizens who TRANSIT Beijing (less than 24 hours) do not need a visa. We recommend that you use a visa service like Zierer (www.zvs.com). They will provide current application forms and up to date instructions. Mentioning your plans to travel to Tibet in your application may complicate matters and slow the visa issuance process. Give your destination as Chengdu, Sichuan. Your permits for travel in western Sichuan and extensions to Lhasa will be handled in Chengdu by our local agent.
Argentina and Uruguay: US Citizens do not need a visa, just a valid passport. Other nationalities please check with the local embassy of the country in question or call our office.