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Trip Terms and Conditions

Refunds & Cancellations
Please note that if you cancel your trip we do not give refunds; however, you may qualify for a credit.
We strongly recommend that you buy Trip Cancellation Insurance, available through insurance companies and travel agents. We provide TravelGuard insurance brochures and a link to the TravelGuard Web site for your convenience. However, there are many travel insurance companies such as HTH Worldwide, Travel Safe, and Travel Insured. When you buy travel insurance, it is your responsibility to know the restrictions and provisions of your policy.

Go to Travel Guard website to purchase insurance.


Cancellation Policy
1. The date of your cancellation is the date we receive written notice (i.e., e-mail, fax, or mail) that you must cancel your trip.

A. If the trip is full, we'll refund the trip cost less a $75 fee and any nonrefundable deposits paid to third parties.

B. If we cannot fill your space, you may qualify for a credit. Your credit is good for one year from the start date of your trip and must be applied to a trip of equal or greater value than the trip you canceled.

Credit can only be used as a payment on the balance after the deposit has been paid.

Credits will be given as follows: More than 90 days before your trip, we'll give you 50% credit of your deposit and a 100% credit of all other moneys paid less nonrefundable deposits to third parties; 60-90 days before your trip, we'll give you a 50% credit of all moneys paid less nonrefundable deposits to third parties; Less than 60 days, you do not qualify for a credit.

2. If a trip or class must be canceled due to circumstances beyond our control, such as government intervention or restrictions, border closures, terrorist attack, weather, political unrest, forest fires, or closed roads, Call of the Wild, LLC will reschedule the activity or issue partial credit. On certain trips there are nonrefundable deposits paid to third parties. In these cases, a partial credit equal to trip cost minus nonrefundable third party deposits will be applied.

3. If Call of the Wild, LLC cancels due to insufficient sign-ups, we will issue a full refund or a credit, as you wish. We reserve the right to cancel any trip which is not economically feasible for us to operate, and we are not responsible for additional expenses incurred by members preparing for the trip (i.e., non-refundable airline tickets, equipment, visas, and so on.)


What Your Trip Includes
Trip prices include experienced leadership, tents or lodging, group equipment, and excellent food. Other special items may be included as well: yoga instruction, pack animals, bush planes, an archaeology tour, and more.

What to Bring
We provide most of the equipment for your trip. On receipt of your deposit, we'll send you a specific list of things to bring. You provide your clothing and personal gear: sleeping bag and pad, and daypack or backpack. These things can be rented. Our equipment list will help you choose just the right clothing and gear for your trip.

Unless specifically indicated on the itinerary, transportation is not included in the price of your trip. However, we can give you guidance on travel arrangements, put you in contact with other trip participants from your area, and help arrange car rental sharing.

We provide detailed directions to the trip meeting place, and we can help you with carpooling—particularly to destinations in proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Call us if you want to carpool.


We are fully insured and operate under special use permits issued by Inyo National Forest, Yosemite, Sequoia, Shasta-Trinity, and Grand Canyon National Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, and others. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call  (202) 720-5964  (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

We are fully insured and our guides are certified Wilderness First Responders.