Plan now, pay later

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Plan now, pay later for adult travelers

Plan your 2020 and 2021 tours with no financial or safety risk. With Colibri Boston Plan now, pay later, you can register for any of our tours without any initial deposit.

How does it work?

Choose any trip you like and fill out the request form on the trip page.

Colibri Boston will monitor the situation, and 2-3 months before the trip we will ask for a $500 deposit (refundable if there is a travel ban related to the pandemic that will prevent us from traveling).

One month (31 days) before the trip and only if travel to our destination is still possible, we will collect the final payment. If there is a travel ban on our destination and we have to cancel the trip, we will refund payment minus $45 processing fee.

Attention: Our refund policy does not cover individual cancellations due to personal reasons, fear of travel, or reasons other than an official travel ban that will force us to cancel the entire tour. We encourage every traveler to purchase “cancel for any reason” travel insurance that would fully protect your investment.

Plan now, pay later for school groups (students, parents, teachers)

With our Plan now, pay later trips, your families will take on absolutely zero financial risks. In fact, you can already start planning trips for 2021 without any financial commitment whatsoever from your parents until group travel is safe and possible.

How does plan now, pay later for school groups work?

We invite teachers to plan their classroom trips for 2021 with us now, but we will not collect any payments until it is safe to travel.

Timeline

Now
Together, we will choose your destination, create an itinerary, and set your tour dates! Choose from over 50 countries for travel as well as combine 2-3 countries. You can start offering the trip to your students. Colibri Boston offers Zoom Q&A sessions for parents and students.

Three months before the trip
Colibri Boston will monitor and provide monthly updates regarding the situation with COVID-19. If travel resumes three months before your scheduled departure, we will ask for a $125 deposit.

60 days before the travel
If it still remains safe to travel according to global updates, then we will collect the final payment. Your final payment will be fully refundable (less $45 processing fee) if the entire group trip is canceled as a result of a global travel ban related to the current pandemic. If you purchase cancel for any reason insurance you will also receive the $125 deposit back.

We are here 24/7 to answer any questions.

Why you want to consider us

・ During the COVID-19 crisis, we issued cash refunds to all of our student groups and adult travelers within 7 business days of receiving confirmation of travelers’ addresses or bank details. Attached is a thank you letter from UMass Boston regarding our COVID-19 trip cancellation response.
・ We do not require our own travel insurance. Instead, we recommend sites where parents and schools can find the best coverage.
・ Our trips do not have hidden extra costs or “a la carte” activities, so all students can equally benefit from the trip.
・ Travel for teacher chaperones is complimentary, one chaperone for every nine students.
・ All of our trips involve activities with local high school or college students in the country we visit.
・ Our hotels are located in city centers.

If you need references from our past travelers and teachers, please let us know. Below is a note on our COVID-19 response from University of Massachusetts-Boston our partner for the last 6 years.

"I will never go through another company other than Colibri Boston for future study tours. From the moment we first found out the University was canceling international travel due to COVID-19 pandemic. Colibri Boston committed to working with us above and beyond in order to ensure that students received refunds for their travel expenses. They did this even knowing that this commitment would have a significant impact on the company, but they prioritized doing the right thing, as opposed to how some other companies may choose to respond, to put their own interests first. Not only that, but the trip was canceled a week before we were supposed to leave, making it even more incredulous that Colibri Boston was able to negotiate our refunds with all her vendors under the circumstances. Sylvia (CEO) came back to us not just with refunds on most of our expenses, but also future travel options to provide to any student or person interested, when possible again. Not only did she pull off the impossible, but she even managed to give us something to potentially look forward to in the future. I’d also like to mention that even before the pandemic, Sylvia has been incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and accessible, truly making the process a pleasure, and putting us at ease about traveling with a large group. This is her reputation and it is absolutely deserved. Colibri Boston response was also instrumental in helping us support students who were understandably upset and disappointed about our cancelled plans. Needless to say, they were also amazed and appreciative of Colibri’s travel efforts on their behalf. All our now students hope to be able to re-book their trip once travel is allowed again, since they know they can trust Colibri to have their best interest in mind. Colibri Boston saved us all a good deal of stress and anxiety. Colibri is a wonderful partner and I look forward to engaging in multiple study tours with her in the future."

Sheila L. Fesko - Associate Dean and Director UMass Boston

Are you ready to plan your next trip?

1. Send request

2. Receive confirmation and registration forms

3. Send completed form

4. You are ready to go!

Send request

Receive confirmation and registration forms

Send completed form

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. Deposit and final payment are final and non-refundable. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your trip.

2. We reserve the right to cancel the trips due to reasons that do not depend on us like natural disasters etc. In such case we will refund all payments.

STUDENT TRAVEL REGISTRATION FORM COLIBRI BOSTON

NOTE: Dear student, if you fell more comfortable with a hard copy, please download medical release, registration form, contract and send to info@colibriboston.org.

COLIBRI TRAVEL REGISTRATION FORM

NOTE: Dear traveler, if you fell more comfortable with a hard copy, please download it here and send to info@colibriboston.org.

1. Send request to book your spot

2. You will receive registration forms, waivers and invoice

Send all forms and pay the deposit

4. You are ready to go!

Send request
to book your spot

You will receive registration forms, waivers and invoice

Send all forms and pay the deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. In order to register students must send registration form, waivers, copy of US health insurance and passport.
Waiver and rules must be signed by student and parent or school official.

2. All payments are final and non-refundable.

HELLO!

1. Send request

2. Receive confirmation and registration forms

3. Send completed form

4. You are ready to go!

Send request

Receive confirmation and registration forms

Send completed form and $500 deposit

You are ready to go!

Complete the form

Attention!

1. Deposit and final payment are final and non-refundable. We recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance in order to protect your trip.

2. Cuban insurance is automatically included in every flight ticket to Cuba.

3. We reserve the right to cancel the trips due to reasons that do not depend on us like natural disasters etc. In such case we will refund all payments.