Step 1 - Pick and Choose Your Favourite Trips
This is the first exciting step on your Rickshaw journey; building your holiday! So, where do you begin? Once you’ve browsed through our range of authentic travel experiences, simply pick and choose the bite-sized trips that catch your eye and add them to your ‘Travel Plan.’
If you’re in need of a few ideas before you get started, why not check out our inspiration pages where you’ll find suggestions on our top picks to match your holiday wishes; whether it’s an active adventure, a wildlife quest or something a little more laid back- it’s completely up to you. If you don’t fancy building a trip from scratch, you can choose one of our ready-made itineraries instead.
Top tip: To lend a helping hand while building your holiday, on each of our bite-sized trips, you’ll find suggestions on ‘where to go next.’
Step 2 - Send Us Your Travel Plan
Once you’ve added your chosen trips or itinerary to your Travel Plan, you can then send it our way! Our Travel Specialists will then get in touch with you to chat with you further about your exciting travel plans. Using their in-depth knowledge of their countries and touching upon their own personal travel experiences, they’ll talk you through your itinerary ideas, recommending the most logical routes and giving tips on the best places to visit.
They’ll link your trips together using a combination of local accommodation and transport options. They can even organise your international flights, meaning that your whole trip is booked and protected under one roof.
Step 3 - Tweak & Book Your Trip
Next, your Travel Specialist will send you your own personal Travel Plan. Now you’ll be able to get a real feel for what your holiday will look like day-by-day, and see examples of the standard of unique accommodation you’ll stay in. Want to make a change? An extra day here or a cooking course there? No problem. Your Travel Specialist will work with you to tweak and alter your trip until you’re happy. Once your final Travel Plan has been built, we’ll ask for a small deposit for your land arrangements and full payment for any international flights booked.
Our deposit system for your land arrangements is based on your departure date and works as follows:
- Departure in 3 calendar months or more: 20% deposit
- Departure within 1 to 3 calendar months: 50% deposit
- Departure in less than 1 calendar month: 75% deposit
Then, we’ll get busy with our local partners to finalise the intricate details and get your trip all booked up for you. Now you just have to sit back and relax while we arrange everything for you.
Step 4 - Get Ready to Go!
After everything has been confirmed and you’ve booked your trip, we’ll email you a package of travel documents, including your full accommodation details and information about our local partners in the destination. This will also include an emergency contact number and the office addresses. Our local partners will be on available 24/7 to lend a hand with anything that you need during your trip. Being located within the destination itself, they’re in a really good position to help you out if any issues arise during your trip.