Frequently Asked Questions

What am I purchasing?

When you purchase a custom trip itinerary from Booked by Iman, you receive a PDF that serves as your vacation guidebook. It includes a destination overview, daily itinerary with tours / activities, flight and lodging bookings, restaurant recommendations, and a checklist of items to print and pack.

Do you offer group trips?

Booked by Iman group travel experiences are designed for travelers looking to explore a new culture in-depth and connect with the African Diaspora abroad. Each trip includes hotels, tours, ground transportation and some meals.

Visit the Group Trips page to find out about upcoming trips in 2022.

Are you a travel agent?

I am a travel advisor that curates group travel experiences and crafts private trips based on your interests. My focus is connecting travelers to unique cultural experiences within their budget. Booked by Iman is an independent affiliate of Uniglobe Travel Center—a Virtuoso® Member. Virtuoso is the travel industry’s leading network of luxury and experiential travel advisors and agencies.

What can you book for me?

I can book tours, flights, and lodging (e.g. hotels and Airbnb). If you prefer to book these items on your own, I will include links to purchase in your itinerary.

What countries are you able to plan a trip for?

I can plan a trip to anywhere in the world. I conduct thorough research online and via my network of travelers when planning your vacation. I have traveled to 20+ countries on 5 continents, so many of my suggestions are based on personal experience.

Where can I see an itinerary you’ve done before?

My complete 4 day itinerary for Turks and Caicos is available to anyone who joins my email list. An excerpt from this itinerary is below.

How does payment work?

In order for planning to begin, a 50% deposit and signed travel planning agreement is required for all custom trip itineraries. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. The remainder of the balance is due upon receipt of the final itinerary by the customer.

Payment plans are available for group trips. For complete details, please visit the Group Trips page.

Payment may be made online via my website, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. An invoice can be sent upon request. We do not accept checks or cash.

Please read the complete Terms and Conditions for more information.

Does the trip planning fee cover the whole group?

The planning fees are flat rates based on the length of your trip, not the number of trip participants. For flight and accommodation bookings, there is an additional cost for groups of 5 or more.

How long does it take to receive my itinerary? How Far in Advance should I submit my request?

Depending on the length of the trip, it may take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to complete your itinerary. Given that revisions are often a part of the process of finalizing your trip, I recommend requesting your itinerary 2-3 months prior to departure.

How many revisions do I get?

You are entitled to up to two (2) 30-minute consultations and two (2) revisions to your custom trip itinerary.

Why should I choose Booked by Iman?

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