Please read each of the sections below carefully. They provide important information about your Operation Wallacea expedition. Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Operation Wallacea office.
School groups that have chosen a fully inclusive expedition package do not need to book international flights or internal travel. Operation Wallacea will be in contact with the group leader directly and will provide you with a fully inclusive quote for your international flights, internal travel and expedition costs.
Schools also have the option of having Opwall search for the best flight deal for the group and once the school group leader has approved the purchase, the tickets are then bought by Opwall at cost on behalf of the school. A flight booking fee per person is charged for this approach. Details of the flights for the group will be entered onto the portal by the Opwall staff booking the flights.
Alternatively, if the school has reliable travel partners then they can book the flights themselves and just pay Opwall for the expedition and internal travel costs. Under this scenario the group leader needs to enter the flight details through the Opwall portal and email a copy of the itinerary or E-ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are booking your own international flights departing from a country other than the US, then we recommend that you contact the following air suppliers who are all familiar with the Operation Wallacea expedition programme and will be able to provide you with a competitive quote.
Tel: 01273 964 034
Tel: 0161 667 0083
When you have booked and confirmed your flights you should add all the details to the Opwall portal and email a copy of your itinerary or E-ticket to email@example.com
In-country travel between airports and the expedition start and end points will be arranged by the Opwall Travel Team and is not included in your expedition cost.
When you have confirmed the details of your international flights you will receive a quote for your internal travel package, which will include airport meet and greet, any required travel and accommodation, as well as full Opwall representation.
Canadian school groups have the travel and expedition packaged together through Victor Travel (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 1-866-699-0199).
Opwall expedition costs include medical and repatriation insurance up to £1 million for all participants. This is provided by Cover-More, a global company insuring more than a million travellers every year. The medical and repatriation insurance provided by Opwall also covers travel to and from the expedition site.
In addition to this medical and repatriation cover provided by Opwall, it is a condition of your booking that you have insurance to cover the following items (note that many schools already have a travel insurance policy in place through their education authority):
UK residents can purchase a ‘Top-Up’ travel insurance policy from Cover-More to cover additional benefits such as cancellation and baggage by contacting the Customer Service team at Cover-More Insurance Services on 01245 272408 quoting reference CMU0009.
Canadian volunteers have all the travel insurance elements described above included in the package provided by Victor Travel.