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Herding cattle at dusk, South Sudan

HOW TO PAY

Expedition deposits are:

  • Wales Adventure Weekend – £125
  • Venezuela, DRC: Bonobos & Greenland Expeditions – 20% of expedition cost
  • All other expeditions – £400 ($600)

If you are requesting to join an expedition within 90 days of departure, the full balance is due immediately, otherwise balance payments need to be received at least 90 days before departure – installment options are available. All payments are bound by our T&Cs and covered by IPP insurance.

Card payments

To pay by card, please visit our secure, online Card Payments page where we accept all major credit cards.
Please ONLY put your surname as a reference against the transfer, do not include the name of the country you are travelling to.

UK Bank transfers

For all bank transfers, please ensure that the full amount is received by Secret Compass with any bank charges incurred by your bank being covered in addition to the expedition cost. Please email Secret Compass to let us know that a transfer is en route so we can hold your spot as transfers can take several days.
Please ONLY put your surname as a reference against the transfer, do not include the name of the country you are travelling to.

  • Account name: Secret Compass
  • Account number: 81485881
  • Sort code: 403021

International payments

Secret Compass accepts international payments in both £GBP and $USD – please note that the details below vary for each currency. Please ensure that the full amount is received by Secret Compass with any bank charges incurred by your bank being covered in addition to the expedition cost. Kindly email Secret Compass to let us know that a transfer is en route so we can hold your team spot as international transfers can take several days to arrive.
Please put ONLY put your surname as a reference  against the transfer, do not include the name of the country you are travelling to.

  • Secret Compass £GBP account
  • Swift code: HBUKGB4157F
  • IBAN number: GB13HBUK40302181485881
  • Bank address: HSBC PLC, 64 High Street, Longton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, ST5 1QN, UK
  • Secret Compass $USD account
  • Swift code: HBUKGB4B
  • IBAN number: GB12HBUK40127673145467
  • Bank Address: HSBC PLC, 1 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 1HQ, UK

Cheques/Cash

Secret Compass does not accept cheques or cash payments.

Payment protection and Ts and Cs

In paying via any method to confirm your spot on a team or project, you agree to Secret Compass’s standard Terms and Conditions. Your booking is insured by International Passenger Protection (IPP) and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with Secret Compass.

What next? Get ready!

Team spots are only confirmed once a booking form and deposit (or balance) payment has been received by Secret Compass and the SCHQ team have approved your place on the team. Our Get Ready section will help you prepare for all aspects of this expedition. Please wait to hear that your expedition is a confirmed departure before booking your flights; see our standard Terms and Conditions for more information around this.

  • Your balance will be due 90 days in advance of departure.
  • Your leader will send an introductory email in the lead up to departure.
  • Study your Expedition Handbook: get fit, get kit, go forth and adventure!

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