Travel Insurance
Tours & Packages

Applicable to all bookings made prior to December 30, 2011. For bookings made on or after December 30, 2011, a different policy applies.

Friendly Planet Travel strongly recommends insurance coverage for your trip. Travel insurance through our special wholesale plan costs only $99-$159 per person (depending on your total trip cost) and is an invaluable asset for protecting your vacation investment. Travel insurance must be purchased before or at the time of final payment and is non-refundable. After we receive your final payment, our travel insurance package will no longer be available for purchase. In order to take full advantage of this comprehensive travel protection plan available through Travel Guard, we recommend purchasing the insurance at the time of booking. This way, the pre-existing conditions waiver will apply and your deposit will be covered.

The primary benefits of our comprehensive insurance coverage include:

TRIP CANCELLATION & INTERRUPTION: Up to total trip cost. Covers non-refundable trip payments up to the air and land cost for cancellation prior to departure or trip interruption after departure, in the event of covered sickness, injury or death.

PRE-EXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSION WAIVER: The pre-existing conditions exclusion will be waived at no additional cost provided that you purchase the insurance from Friendly Planet within 7 days of making the initial deposit/payment for your trip, and you are not disabled from travel at the time you pay your plan cost. We recommend purchasing travel insurance at the time of reservation in order to take advantage of this excellent benefit

MEDICAL EXPENSE & EMERGENCY EVACUATION: Up to $25,000. Covers costs of physician, hospital and emergency evacuation due to sickness or injury that occurs while you are on the trip.

TRIP DELAY: Up to $100 per day for up to 5 days. Reimburses additional expenses incurred by you for hotel accommodations and meals if you are delayed 12 hours or more. We will not pay benefits for expenses incurred after travel becomes possible

MISSED CONNECTION: Up to $500. Covers additional transportation costs to join the trip, reasonable accommodations, and meals if inclement weather or the common carrier causes the cancellation or delay of regularly scheduled airline flights for 3 to less than 12 hours.

CONNECTING FLIGHTS: Up to total cost of connecting flights not purchased through Friendly Planet if you cancel these flight arrangements for a covered reason. When purchasing travel insurance, please be sure to anticipate the cost of your connecting flights when calculating your total trip cost so that you select the correct insurance plan (see Plan Costs below).

BAGGAGE & PERSONAL EFFECTS: Up to $1,000. Covers loss, damage or destruction.

BAGGAGE DELAY: Up to $100. Covers purchases, clothing, etc., if baggage is delayed 24 hours or more.

24-HOUR HOTLINE ASSISTANCE: 24 hour hotline to provide help and legal assistance for medical and legal emergencies.

ELIGIBILITY: All travelers, regardless of age, country of citizenship, and pre-existing conditions, are eligible for coverage through our plan.

PLAN COSTS: Unlike expensive retail travel insurance plans that price coverage according to traveler characteristics, our travel insurance plan costs the same for all travelers regardless of age, pre-existing conditions, and trip duration. Our plan costs vary only slightly according to total trip cost per person. Total trip cost includes total Friendly Planet tour cost plus the total cost of any connecting flights not purchased through Friendly Planet, excluding any coupon discounts.

Plan costs are as follows:

Coverage Tier Total Trip Cost Per Person Plan Cost
Per Person
1 $0-$1500 $99
2 $1,501-$5,000 $129
3 $5,001-$10,000 $159

If you wish to add insurance coverage to your reservation before making your final payment, please call us at 1-800-555-5765.

Insurance is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa., a Pennsylvania Insurance Company (NAIC #19445) with its principal place of business at 70 Pine Street, New York, NY 10270, currently authorized to transact business in all states and the District of Columbia. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions. All coverages may not be available in all states. Assistance Services are provided by Travel Guard Assist.

This is only a brief description of the insurance benefits and travel services provided. Our travel insurance plan also provides additional benefits. We will send complete details to you in your confirmation packet. For more information, please view the full policy details & coverage (PDF).

From the USA: 1.866.385.4839
When aboard: 1.715.295.5452
Refer to product #: 008479 P1