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These FAQ answers are regarding our TWC Group Trips. If you have questions about TWC Custom Trips, please head over to the Custom Trip page and scroll down to see a detailed FAQ.
We've linked all of our travel and hiking gear here plus an example packing list for a trip abroad.
Each TWC group trip has its own special page on our website where you can read through each trip's day by day itinerary, read reviews and watch videos from past travelers who have experienced that destination with TWC, and see tons of photo!. On each trip's page you can also find the links toask questions orget started booking your trip! Just click "Book Now" to get started, and we will help you handle the rest!
Head to Trips to browse our currently available trips and even past itineraries for fun travel inspo!
Accommodations for the duration of the trip
Transportation between destinations for the duration of the trip.
Specified meals and drinks
A detailed list of hand-picked recommendations for excursions, activities, food and more
Advice and trip consultation 24/7 before and during the trip
A private Facebook group to get to know fellow travelers on each trip
Sometimes Included (Dependent upon each individual trip and is specified on each trip's specific webpage):
A group leader
Flights to and from the starting destination of the trip
Travel World Culture group trips were created to bring affordable travel to everyone 18-35.
Exactly what is included in TWC group trip packages is listed above. TWC group trips also provide you a hand-picked experience abroad, a fun group of fellow travelers to explore with, endless helpful info for first-time and experienced travelers alike, a Facebook group to meet the group, and a TWC Account to manage your travel information easily.
All accommodations and excursions included in a TWC trip have been chosen personally by the TWC founders, Gavin and Jess. They stay in all of the countries in which TWC offers itineraries for an extended period of time to research the best deals and most authentic adventures and experiences.
Check out #travelworldculture on Instagram to see TWC trips planned for clients.
TWC allows you to pick your roommates. Make sure to write on your application who you are traveling with, as this is how TWC will know who to make sure you are rooming with.
TWC typically places travelers in rooms according to who the traveler signed up with, rather than creating rooming assignments based on gender. If you would prefer to be placed in a room according to gender or have other concerns about your rooming placement, please contact TWC anytime. We are more than happy to accommodate you as best as possible, and we always want our travelers to be comfortable.
TWC accommodations are shared rooms in highly-rated and hand-picked hostels. Specific trips may also involve hotels and villas, per the trip's specific itinerary. Private or double rooms can be available upon request at an additional cost.
The packing list and personal spending budget vary greatly for each trip.
Each traveler will be sent a packing list and detailed notes on preparing for their specific trip. This information may include but is not limited to: what items to pack, how much spending money is recommended, the best ways to convert dollars into different currencies needed for the trip, weather and altitude advice, guidance what may not be culturally appropriate to wear in each destination, and tons more helpful information
Each traveler can also contact TWC with any additional questions before and during the trip. In addition, the private Facebook groups for each trip are meant to be used to discuss packing and spending in addition to a wide range of other topics.
TWC plans trips to be fun experiences and much-needed breaks from work and school. The trips are not designed to put travelers in danger.
However, travelers can read about the recommended safety information in their contract before signing it. Additionally, TWC recommends that travelers use the Department of State's recommendations for each destination to determine the safety risks: click here.
We have a completely free Flight Deals Guide that we offer to anyone, not just our travelers. However, for our TWC travelers, we go the extra mile to help suggest flight deals that fit their specific trip. We typically monitor flights and send out links to deals when we see them, either in the trip Facebook group or via email, and are happy to help our travelers further.
Request a free copy of our Flight Deals Guide here.
There age restrictions for our group trips are 18-35. However, our custom trips are open to all ages!
There are several options for payment:
Bank transfer (by request)
Payment plans are available. (See more below)
are there payment plans?
Yes! We want our trips to be as accessible as possible.
We offer a standard payment plan. All you need to guarantee your spot on a trip is a deposit that goes towards the overall cost of the trip. Trip deposits are typically $150, with some exceptions (specified on each trip's webpage). From there you can choose to select a monthly payment plan. We want travel to be attainable, so we stay as flexible as possible.
If the standard payment plan does not work, we are more than happy to individually work out a different plan with a traveler. For example, some travelers prefer to give us their paydays and to work a schedule out around those.
We want to help each person as much as possible. Please let us know what we could do to help you get started with your adventure.
Unfortunately, all deposits are nonrefundable. Please also pay attention during the booking process for further information on cancellation policies specific to each trip. If you need a copy of the trip contract and policies, please request one by emailing or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These policies are in place due to the fact that TWC books and reserves many aspects of the trip very far in advance and must begin to pay for each traveler's spot in advance. We thank you in advance for your understanding!
Do you offer custom trips?
Looking to take a trip we aren't currently offering or a trip just for your family, you and your partner, etc.? Our custom packages allow you to choose your destination, activity-level, adventure-level, and price range.
Fill out a Custom Trip Inquiry. A TWC representative will be in contact with you as soon as possible.