Please note that all our tours have to be fully paid before the start of the trip. Vouchers and tickets won´t be issued before we have received the total amount.
Methods of payment and fees
WIRE TRANSFER TO OUR BANK ACCOUNT IN THE USA
We recommend this form of payment as the amount reaches our account generally within two working days. We have to charge a wiring fee of 50 USD, which is the amount that our banks in the USA and Ecuador charge us for wiring the money to our local Ecuadorian bank account.
WIRE TRANSFER TO OUR LOCAL ECUADORIAN BANK ACCOUNT
You can wire the amount on our local Ecuadorian account at Produbanco. The wire transfer can take a bit longer. We have to charge a wiring fee of 25 USD for the bank fees of our Ecuadorian bank.
We charge an extra 4,5 % for PayPal fees + 50 USD for wiring the money to our account in Ecuador. Via PayPal, you can also pay by credit card. Due to the high fees, Paypal is generally only used for smaller amounts or last minute payments.
Just tell us how you would like to pay and we will email you all the necessary information (bank details / payment request for PayPal)!
Procedure of payment after booking
At the moment you make the booking, we need at least an advance payment of 30% to block your spaces. In the case of Galapagos, a 30% deposit + full payment for the flights has to be made. This deposit is non-refundable in the case you have to cancel the booking - flights tickets can generally be reimbursed against payment of a fee and minus international wiring fees. You will have to pay the remaining amount at least 1 month before the starting date of your booked tour, in the case of Galapagos at least 2 months before the tour.
In the case of last minute bookings, full payment has to be made immediately.
We strongly advice you to buy a travel insurance before the trip to get back your money in case of serious illnesses or other events which make it impossible for you to do the tour. Please check the offer of Worldnomads.
As soon as we have received your payment on our account, we will send you a booking confirmation, which is at the same time your payment receipt.
Generally we send you all your travel documents, flight tickets and vouchers by email. We can also hand you over a folder with the printed documents as soon as you arrive at your hotel in Quito.
If you have any further questions, please don´t hesitate to contact us!
Your Barefoot team