Amazon River Voyage – Terms & Conditions
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Cost: Voyage: $3,998 per person, based on double occupancy; single supplement: $1,731. Extension: $2,748 per person, based on double occupancy; single supplement: $838.
Number of participants: Up to a maximum of 22.
Included: Roundtrip air between Miami/Lima on designated group flight aboard Lan Airlines; roundtrip air on group flight between Lima/Iquitos; ground and boat transport in Peru; accommodations, meals and excursions as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities; entrance fees; group transfers and baggage handling; services of English-speaking guides; WWF representative with a minimum of 15 participants; comprehensive pre-departure documents.
Not included: Departure taxes and fuel surcharges; independent transfers; passport fees; travel insurance; meals not indicated in the itinerary; personal expenses such as laundry, phone/email/fax charges, immunizations, excess baggage fees and alcoholic beverages; $160 in park fees for optional Machu Picchu extension; anything else not specifically mentioned as included.
Airfare: Round trip airfare aboard a designated Lan Airlines group flight between Miami and Lima is included in the cost of this tour. Airfare for flights between your hometown and Miami are not included in the trip cost. Our tour operator, International Expeditions, will book flights for you and will bill you for the hometown/Miami flight, if applicable. If you choose not to take the designated Lan Airlines group flight between Miami and Lima, you will receive a $380 air credit from International Expeditions. For those participating in the post-tour extension, roundtrip airfare between Lima and Cusco is not included and costs $368 per person; it is required that our tour operator book this flight for you.
Deposit: A deposit of $600 per person for the main tour and $150 for the extension, payable by credit card or check made out to WWF, confirms your space. A completed waiver of liability form is due within 14 days of registration. The final balance is due August 12, 2012, and is payable by credit card or check made out to International Expeditions, WWF’s tour operator for this program.
Cancellations & refunds: All cancellations must be received in writing at WWF by postal mail, email or fax. At the time WWF receives your written cancellation, the following per-person penalties apply: On or before August 11, 2012: forfeit $175; on or between August 12, 2012 and September 9, 2012: forfeit 50% of the voyage cost; on or after September 10, 2012: No refunds. Cancellation could cost you 100% of your tour cost.
Singles & shares: Single accommodations are limited, subject to availability at the time of booking and cannot be guaranteed. If you would like to share a room, we will attempt to find a roommate for you. If we are unable to find a roommate by the final invoice date, the single supplement will be assessed.
What to expect: To fully enjoy this tour's wildlife-viewing opportunities, you should be in good general health and be able to participate in activities the majority of travelers have found easy. These include rain forest walks across muddy and slippery trails, disembarkations from skiffs onto primitive docks in order to visit villages (which sometimes require a short walk up a steep riverbank) and long periods of time sitting in skiffs to view wildlife. The walks are at a leisurely pace and are optional. If you are unsure whether this tour is right for you, please call WWF Travel at 888-WWF-TOUR.
Trip insurance: Travel insurance is highly recommended; information will be sent to registrants. Exclusions for preexisting medical conditions may be waived with the prompt purchase of travel insurance.
Understandings & responsibilities: In order to offer wildlife-oriented travel experiences to its members, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has arranged for an independent Tour Operator(s) to organize this tour and procure carriage, accommodations, and other tour services from other parties. WWF serves only to assist in making necessary travel arrangements and in no way represents, or acts as agent for, transportation carriers, hotels, or any other suppliers of services connected with this tour. Travel and services are subject only to the terms and conditions under which such accommodations, services, and transportation are offered or provided, and WWF and its employees accept no responsibility or liability therefore. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) accept no responsibility for any damage, loss, accident, injury, delay, or other irregularity which may be caused by the defect of any vehicle or the negligence or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out or performing any of the services involved in this tour. Nor do WWF or the Tour Operator(s) accept responsibility for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes, political unrest, wars, or other such causes. Any such losses or expenses must be borne by the participant, since tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) reserve the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or the safety of the tour. They reserve the right to withdraw without penalty any tour announced. WWF and the Tour Operator(s) also reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to require any participant to withdraw from the tour, at any time, if such action is determined by the appropriate staff member to be in the best interest of the health, safety, and general welfare of the tour group or the individual participant. Under such circumstances, no refund will be made. Baggage and personal effects are solely the responsibility of the owners at all times. Dates, schedules, program details, and costs, given in good faith, based on information available and in force in December 2011, are subject to change and revision. As a condition to acceptance of enrollment, please read, agree to, and sign, the Waiver of Liability forms that will be sent upon registration.
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