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Booking travel and Insurance

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.

  • Opwall can arrange all expedition travel, or you can book your own international flights
  • All expeditions include medical insurance up to £1 million for all participants

International Flights

  •   Packaged School Groups

    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.

      Non-Packaged School Groups

    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 flights@opwall.com.

    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.

    Travel Nation
    Tel: 01273 964 034
    E-mail: Markb@travelnation.co.uk

    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 flights@opwall.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 (opwall@cwtvictortravel.ca, Tel: 1-866-699-0199).

Medical and Travel Insurance

  • Opwall expedition costs include a comprehensive travel insurance policy including unlimited Overseas Medical and Travel Expenses, cover for Personal Property and Cancellation, Curtailment and Rearrangement cover for all participants. This is provided by Aviva plc, one of the world’s largest insurance groups.

    The travel insurance provided by Opwall also covers travel to and from the expedition site.

    This policy offers cover to all volunteers on a ‘Fit to Travel’ basis, therefore you should NOT be travelling against medical advice and as such you will not need to separately declare any pre-existing medical conditions to Aviva.

    Below you will find links to copies of our documentation:
    Operation Wallacea Policy Summary of Cover 2020

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