Herding cattle at dusk, South Sudan

HOW TO PAY

For those who’ve just joined a team, welcome aboard! Here are the ways to get your deposit or payment to Secret Compass. In making your payment, you agree to our standard Terms and Conditions.

Card payments

Our Card Payments page is here. We accept all major credit cards (Am Ex is an exception but will be possibly from early 2017). Please ensure that the full amount due in £GBP is received by Secret Compass with your being responsible for any charges. Expeditions require a deposit to secure the spot with the rest due 90 days before departure (Expedition deposits are £400 and UK Weekend deposits are £125).

Bank transfers

Please ensure that the full amount due in £GBP is received by Secret Compass with your being responsible for any bank charges. Expeditions require a £400 deposit (UK weekends £125) to secure the spot with the rest due 90 days before departure. 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 put your surname against the transfer.

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

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.

International payments

For deposits made into the Secret Compass account in £GBP the details are as follows. Ensure that you cover all charges and 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 your surname against the transfer.

  • Swift code: HBUKGB4157F
  • IBAN number: GB13HBUK40302181485881
  • Bank address: HSBC PLC, 25 Market Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1BH, UK

Cheques

Secret Compass does not accept cheques.

What next? Get ready!

Team spots are only confirmed once payment has been received by Secret Compass. Our Get Ready section will help you prepare for all aspects of this expedition. As soon as you have them, send us a passport scan (if not already attached to your Booking Form) and your flight and travel insurance details. 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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