Starting from just £60 for tours and £99 for packages, STA Travel’s trip deposit scheme has been introduced to help you lock in your trip at today’s price without having to pay the full amount immediately.
By paying a small deposit upfront, you can rest assured that your adventure is fully booked and you won’t have to pay the remaining balance until closer to the time. As all of our trip deposit schemes are completely interest free, you don’t need to worry about being charged the extortionate rates associated with loans and credit cards. So all that’s left to do is get excited about your next trip!
Lock in the hotels, tours and accommodation you've been internet stalking while they're at their lowest price
While you're saving up for your trip, someone else is booking up the tours and hotels you want! Don't miss out, secure it now
Hold the phone to the bank or your parents... because with our deposit scheme, there's no interest and so no need to wait!
In order to reserve your place on a Contiki tour, a non-refundable deposit of £60, per person per tour, or the full amount payable if booking is made within 45 days of departure from home country, must be submitted to STA/Contiki within 7 days in respect of that holiday. The deposit is accepted as a first instalment of the holiday price by Contiki only once the booking has been confirmed in writing by Contiki or STA Travel. Inca Trail Trek - If you wish to book a tour including the Inca Trail Trek you will be required to provide full passport details & make an additional deposit at the time of booking. Your STA Travel consultant will advise you of the additional amount required. Should Contiki be unable to obtain a trail pass for the date requested your additional deposit will be refunded in full. FlexDeposit: If you decide to cancel your booking, the value of the original deposit can be used as credit towards booking a new trip with Contiki. Original deposit refers to tours deposit only and excludes any addition deposits such as Inca Trail, or flights. Any discounts already refunded are not applicable. The credit will be applied as a discount on the final payment of your new trip. The amount allowed to be redeemed 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 expired deposits. Valid on all Contiki trips 7 days or longer. Credit is valid until the client turns 35. i.e. fitting within Contiki's age limit as per Contiki’s booking conditions. Credit can be gifted to family or friends. 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. (eg cancelled in 2014, valid on trips up to end of 2019) Deposit credit is not valid on existing bookings. The credit has no cash value and is non-refundable.
G Adventures (£100 deposit)
(a) G Adventures Tours: At time of booking a non-refundable deposit of GBP£100 per person per tour (£400 for Expedition trips) is due. If booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure 90 days for Expedition trips), full payment is due. The non-refundable deposit and medical form, if applicable, should be sent to the Company or its Agent.
(b) Lifetime Deposits: Should the Client cancel their booking, the deposit amount as defined in (a) or (b) above, will be held as a ‘Lifetime Deposit’ with the Company, subject to the full extent of these terms and conditions. This Lifetime Deposit has no expiry and may be used as a deposit on one future Company tour. Any specific permit costs above the deposit amount are subject to different terms and conditions as applied by the Company. The Lifetime Deposit has no cash value. Only one Lifetime Deposit may be applied per tour. All Lifetime Deposits must be applied to a new tour that is of equal or greater value than the cancelled tour. A booking may not be cancelled, and have the Lifetime Deposit applied to the same or similar dates of travel or a tour at a price lower than the cancelled tour. The Lifetime Deposit may be transferred or gifted to another Client.