TOUR PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT
CONDITIONS OF BOOKING: Payment of for participation
in the Tour to Peru ("Tour") that person registering for Tour ("Tour
Participant") has selected below constitutes full agreement with the
terms and conditions mentioned below.
WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY: Divine Travels and its representatives
("Tour Organizers"), are making all arrangements pertaining to domestic
travel within Peru, including hotel reservations, transportation and
Tour operation, subject to the condition that the Tour Organizers will
not be held liable for delay, theft, damage, injury, terrorism, or irregularities,
however caused. The Tour Organizers will take no responsibility or liability
1) any changes or delays in air schedules, missed airline or other carrier
connections, or other services.
2) injury, loss, or damage to persons or property, including luggage.
3) additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs,
4) defect in any vehicle or the act or default of any company or person
engaged in conveying the Tour Participants, or in carrying out the arrangements
of the Tour, or otherwise.
5) additional expenses incurred or due to sudden sickness, weather conditions,
strikes, war, terrorism, quarantine or other causes or acts of God.
6) losses due to cancellations.
7) changes in the tour itinerary.
8) physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual injury as the result of
participating in the Tour.
9) disappointment or dissatisfaction about the Tour.
CHANGES IN ITINERARY: Even though changes to the printed
itinerary are not anticipated, the Tour Organizers reserve the right
to make any changes that may become necessary in the best interest of
the operation of the Tour, with or without advance notice. In such cases,
any additional expenses must be borne by the Tour Participants. In the
event of any change in rates of exchange, tariffs, or itinerary, resulting
additional costs, if any, must be paid by the participant before departure
or as soon as the change becomes known. Changes will not result in a
refund of any portion of the Tour fee.
NO GUARANTEES: There is no guarantee, stated or implied,
made by the Tour Organizers, regarding any aspect of the Tour. Complaints
about the Tour will not result in any partial or full refund. There
is no guarantee, stated or implied, regarding: 1) the number of participants
or the age of participants taking the Tour. 2) the amount of time that
Mallku or other specific guides will be personally leading the Tour.
3) the time spent at any given location on the Tour. 4) photos posted
on this website or visiting any specific sites shown on photos on this
website. 5) the quality of meditations, ceremonies, spiritual experiences,
or other subjective experiences on the Tour. 6) any other aspect of
RATES: See Rate Schedule below for the rates for the
Tour. Quoted rates are only valid for period specified. Whenever the
deposit is paid for the Tour by Tour Participant, that is when the rate
paid by the Cruise Participant is fixed. That rate will not change.
However, the Tour Organizers reserve the right to offer and publish
different rates for other potential Tour Participants (higher or lower)
prior to the Tour.
ROOMMATES: If any Tour Participant wants to pay for
the Tour at the shared-room price, yet does not have a specific roommate,
the Tour Organizers will attempt to match that Tour Participant with
a roommate. However, the Tour Organizers cannot guarantee that a roommate
will be found. If no roommate is found, then an additional single-room
supplement must be paid by the Tour Participant. If the Tour Organizers
match the Tour Participant with a roommate whom the Tour Participant
deems unsuitable, then the Tour Participant must pay for the single
supplement for him or herself and also for the unsuitable roommate.
There will be no refunds for complaints about roommates, and if any
Tour Participant cancels the Tour because of a roommate, there will
be no refund.
TOUR FEE INCLUDES:
1) Accommodation in single or double rooms at hotels mentioned in the
itinerary, or hotels of similar category.
2) Transfers and sightseeing by coaches or by taxi.
3) Airfare within Peru.
4) The services of our representative at all airport transfers.
5) Expert tour leaders for entire journey.
6) An English speaking guide on sightseeing Tours.
7) Entrance fees to all monuments and museums visited on the Tour.
9) All meals specified in the itinerary.
TOUR FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
1) Anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
2) Inoculations or any other medical attention.
3) Travel expenses from home to Peru.
4) Passport and visa.
5) Tips and gratuities to drivers, guides, and bellboys at hotels.
6) Excess baggage charges.
7) Any beverages, alcohol or items of personal nature, such as laundry,
telephone calls, cover charges, etc.
8) Gratuities and taxes for personal services and purchases.
9) Travel, accident, baggage, health, or life insurance.
10) Any increases in airfares, entrance fees and Government imposed
11) Expenses for guides or transportation not included in the itinerary.
12) Meals not specified in the itinerary.
CANCELLATIONS: All requests for cancellation must be
submitted in writing, via email or fax. Those canceling their booking
will forfeit their nonrefundable registration fee. Also, they will be
charged an additional cancellation fee as per the following schedule,
no matter what the reason for cancellation: If the Tour is canceled
61 days before departure date, there will be a cancellation fee of 25%,
51 days before departure, cancellation fee of 50%, 41 days before departure,
cancellation fee of 75%. There will be no refund if the Tour Participant
cancels 31 days before departure or later. Regarding airline cancellations
for airfare from participant's home: Tour Participants are responsible
to get their own refunds on their tickets from the airline carrier from
which their ticket is issued. Some airline tickets might have penalties
or surcharges for cancellation, or may be completely nonrefundable.
The Tour Organizers will take no responsibility or liability for losses
due to cancellations. There will be no refund for any participant who
leaves the Tour prior to its conclusion, for whatever reason.
CANCELLATION BY DIVINE TRAVELS: Divine Travels reserves
the right to cancel the Tour if there is not a sufficient number of
Tour Participants registered for the Tour. In such a case, Tour Participants
who have paid a deposit or made a full payment will receive a full refund.
Therefore, Tour Participants are advised to get travel insurance to
cover flights in case of cancellation.
BAGGAGE: Weather and loading and unloading can cause
more than usual wear and tear to luggage in Peru. Accordingly, all luggage
should be capable of withstanding rain and rugged treatment. The Tour
Organizers will not be responsible or liable for any lost or damaged
baggage or personal effects.
RESERVATION RESTRICTIONS: Any prospective participant
with a disability, pre-existing medical condition, or medical history
requiring special attention or treatment should advise the Tour Organizers
at time of booking the reservation and are advised to consult with a
medical specialist prior to reserving space in the Tour. People who
are unable to travel alone or who would require special assistance or
handling must be accompanied by a companion who will provide the required
assistance. The Tour Organizers assume no responsibility for any cases
such as these.
INSURANCE: All Tour Participants are advised to get
travel, medical, accident, cancellation, and baggage insurance independently.
The Tour Organizers carry no insurance whatsoever for the Tour Participants.
Participants are strongly advised to get travel insurance. Insurance
can be obtained from Adele McIntosh at Legendary World: 760-230-5624.
Tour Participants are advised to carefully read the Cancellations policy
above. No matter what reason, that Cancellations policy is in effect.
No exceptions will be granted. Therefore, Tour Participants are strongly
advised to carry travel insurance.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND VISAS: Visitors to Peru from most
countries require a visa and a return ticket to their country of origin.
Tour Participants are required to have a valid passport and a visa,
if necessary. Incomplete documentation will result in the airline and
airport authorities refusing permission to enter the country. The Tour
Organizers will not arrange for passports or visas and will not be held
liable for any irregularities caused due to improper documentation.
Each participant is responsible for determining specific passport and
visa requirements in the participant's country of origin and for obtaining
the necessary documents prior to departure. For more information about
obtaining a visa to Peru and/or Chile (Easter Island), go to the following
web page: http://www.passportsandvisas.com/visas/
NATURE OF TOUR: Tour Participants should be prepared,
and in physical condition, to walk at least two hours per day. Much
of the walking will be up steep inclines and steps at very high elevations.
Some physical preparation to get in shape in advance is highly recommended.
Portions of the Tour could be considered rustic and rigorous and are
best approached with a spirit of openness and adventure. Portions of
the Tour may be at higher elevations or in remote locations, where there
may be no telephones or means of rapid evacuation in case of emergency.
Smoking is not permitted in buses or at meals or during lectures, activities,
and ceremonies whether held indoors or outside.
1) All Tour Participants should be healthy in mind and body.
2) Tour Participants should visit a qualified Medical Doctor before
leaving for Peru to obtain any recommended vaccinations and procure
whatever medicine their physicians prescribe. No vaccinations are required
for travel to Peru. See:
more information about recommended inoculations and health information
for Peru travel. Many doctors will provide antibiotics or dysentery
medicine to take on the trip, and participants should avail themselves
of that opportunity.
3) Be very careful of altitude sickness at heights in excess of 9000
feet. Drink plenty of water when traveling to high altitudes.
4) All participants must have enough prescribed medication to last them
for the duration of their stay in Peru, if undergoing any medical treatment
or taking medication.
5) Peru hotels may not be as modern or luxurious as hotels in the West.
6) While in Peru, Tour Participants are advised not to drink any tap
water, even to brush their teeth, and not to eat raw salads, raw fruits
or raw vegetables. If Tour Participants want to purify their drinking
water, they can either bring a 220-volt heating coil for boiling water,
or they can use water-purification tablets or a water purifier, which
is available at any camping store.
7) Tour Participants are warned that pickpockets abound in crowded areas
and that muggings in Cusco are on the rise. Therefore Tour Participants
are advised to leave all valuables in the hotel safe, including passport,
credit cards, and other identifying papers.
8) Tour Participants are advised to leave valuable clothing, precious
jewelry, valuable papers, and all unnecessary items at home and not
take them to Peru.
9) Clothing could get dirty and wrinkled and might get damaged. The
Tour Organizers are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged
property during the Tour.
10) Tour Participants are advised to make photocopies of your passport.
Take one copy with you to Peru, packed in separate luggage from your
passport. Leave the other copy at home.
11) Tour Participants may have to sit on the wet or cold ground or on
a mat. Chairs will not be provided. Participants are advised to bring
their own cushion if they want one.
12) The Tour Organizers are not responsible for Tour Participants' health
problems during or after the Tour.
PUBLICATION RELEASE: Representatives of the Tour Organizers
may be photographing, audio-recording and/ or video-recording the Tour.
The Tour Organizers reserve the right to publish any such photographs,
audio recordings, and video recordings without obtaining further consent
from any participant. Each participant releases The Tour Organizers
and its representatives from any liability in connection with any such
use of such photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.
RIGHT TO REFUSE SERVICE: The Tour Organizers reserve
the right to accept, decline, or retain any person as a participant
at the Tour at any time without liability and without any obligation
to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever. The Tour Organizers
take no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the
Tour prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant
that is not included on the Tour itinerary.
WAIVER: The Tour Participant shall indemnify and hold
Tour Organizers free and harmless from any and all claims, losses, damages,
injuries, and liabilities arising from or on account of the Tour Organizers'
activities or omissions in connection with this Agreement, as well as
the costs, including attorneys' fees, of defending against them. By
signing this Tour Participant Agreement, the participant releases the
Tour Organizers and its representatives from all responsibility and
AGREEMENT: This Agreement may be modified only by the
written consent of both parties hereto. This Agreement represents the
entire Agreement between the Tour Participant and the Tour Organizers
with respect to the subject matter hereof. There is no other contract
or agreement between the Tour Participant and the Tour Organizers, stated
or implied. There shall be no waiver of the rights of the Tour Organizers
by the failure to enforce that or any other right hereunder. If any
part of this Agreement is held to be illegal, void, or unenforceable
for any reason, such holding shall not affect the validity and enforceability
of the rest of the Agreement.
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: By signing the agreement form
below, the Tour Participant agrees as follows: "I am entirely responsible
for my own personal safety, health, and mental, physical, emotional,
and general well-being during and after the Tour. I release the Tour
Organizers and their representatives, and any of their employees, assistants,
and affiliates, of any liability for any injuries or damages mentally
or physically I or any of my family members might incur during or after
the Tour. I understand that the Tour is in no way psychotherapeutic
or medical in nature. The Tour is not involved with the treatment of
disease of any kind and does in no way substitute for medical diagnosis
or treatment. The Tour leaders do not treat, prescribe, or diagnose
any illness, disease, or any other physical or mental disorder. Any
personal advice, readings, or answers to my questions that are received
on this Tour are for entertainment purposes only. I release Tour Organizers
and their representatives and any of their employees, assistants, and
affiliates from any injuries or damages mentally or physically that
I or any of my family members might incur during or after this Tour
as a result of following any advice given to me on this Tour. I release
Tour Organizers and their employees, assistants, and affiliates from
any obligation to fulfill any claims about this Tour that have been
printed or spoken in any tapes, lecture, letters, literature, the Internet,
websites, or the news media."
NOTE: If you plan to participate in more than one
tour, please fill out a separate form for each tour. If there is more
than one person in your party, please fill out a separate form for each