TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Liability:

By  joining one of our tours you are accepting certain risks. Your deposit shall serve as a release of our liability and a complete assumption of all risks by you and your heirs, administrator, executor, successors, and assign for all family members. By accepting our terms of service, you are acknowledging that you are aware that travel, wherever it may be, and by whatever means, involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to personal property, which may be caused by acts of nature, negligence or actions of others.

In consideration of, and as part of the payment for your participation in a tour, you are voluntarily releasing Nat Expo Tours, their employees, assigns, independent contractors, or anyone involved thereof, from any damages, liabilities, costs, injuries whether mental or physical, known or unknown, and by participation you agree to assume all risks whether known or unknown. You acknowledge voluntarily that by traveling to areas that may be remote, foreign, mountainous, wilderness, wild rivers, remote deserts, and may not be maintained to the standards you are accustomed and therefore may involve certain additional risks, dangers, and inconveniences including, but not limited to, forces of nature, wild animals, terrorism, hotel accommodations, airplane, vehicles, trains, boats, roads, walkways, trails, and other means of conveyance or other unknown risks. You acknowledge that medical services and facilities may not be readily available during all or part of the trip, including medical care, presence of physicians, and medication. We assume no liability for medical care. We assume no liability for dietary requirements you have.

Unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (and with our approval), you must be at least 18 to attend one of our tours. Your deposit signifies your full understanding and agreement that you release and hold harmless Nat Expo Tours, its officers, agents, sponsors, associates, sub-contractors, from any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, claims, debts, and demands of every kind whatsoever, known or unknown which may arise in connection with your participation in any activities arranged by them without limitation, all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands related to the negligence of said persons.

You also acknowledge that you understand that travel with a group invariably involves compromise to accommodate the diverse desires, travel goals, personalities, and physical abilities of group members. You also understand that while itineraries are carefully planned, they are not a guaranteed schedule of activities, events, or participation, but only a guideline and example. Group participants must allow for flexibility and changes deemed necessary by the tour leaders. There may be situations beyond our control due to geographic, climatic, physical, or governmental restrictions that will cause further changes in timing, locations, and activities. Understanding this, you further agree that there will be no discounts or refunds for activities curtailed or otherwise affected by such circumstances.

You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity. By accepting our terms of service, and by your deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other considerations of disability that would create a risk for you or other participants. In addition, you authorize Natural Exposures Tours to initiate and offer medical care in the event of a medical emergency. We reserve the right to request a doctors statement of good health.

You will be responsible for your personal items, and appropriate clothing; for conforming to standards of dress and hygiene; and for acting in a manner considerate of fellow participants, locations and environments. We reserve the right to cancel any activity and to accept or reject any person as a member of any activity. The tour leader’s judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individuals ability to participate in, or continue to participate in, any activity.

Cancellation by Nat Expo Tours:

While Nat Expo Tours, will make every attempt to operate a trip once confirmed, we do reserve the right to cancel or change a trip, at any time due to insufficient bookings and/or reasons beyond our control that might create unsafe or undesirable travel conditions for the participants. In the case of reasons beyond our control, we do not promise any refunds or credits. We may choose to reschedule the workshop at a future date, or we may decide to issue you credit for a future workshop, or a refund may be issued, less any non-refundable deposits we have paid to workshop providers on your behalf. No matter what, the financial liability of Nat Expo Tours shall be limited to the amount paid to Nat Expo Tours for the tour only and shall not be extended to cover any other associated travel costs incurred (e.g. non-refundable air tickets, currency conversion fees, visa fees if applicable, clothing, equipment, miscellaneous transportation costs, medical expenses, travel insurance premiums, etc.). We reserve the right to refuse acceptance of any participant, for any reason, at any time. We are not responsible for any additional expenses incurred by such participants.

Payments:

When signing up for a tour you commit to paying a deposit of $1000 USD. Final payments will be due 45 days prior to departure. A spot on a tour is not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid and confiramtion is received from Nat Expo Tours.

Cancellation & refund policy:

We understand that joining a tour requires advance commitment. We also understand that unforeseeable events may require you to cancel your participation in said tour. Nat Expo Tours cannot guarantee a refund of your deposit. However, we will do our best to fill your spot and, if we are able to do so, we will refund 100% of your deposit. Deposits can be transferred to another tour if availability permits. Refunds on full payement 30 – 45 days prior to tour start date = 50%; 15 – 30 days prior to start date = 30%; less than 15 days prior to start = no refund.

What is not included with tour fee:

Air transportation and related fees (except as indicated in the itinerary); activities noted as optional in the itinerary; gratuities, unless otherwise noted on the itinerary page; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, meals (except as indicated on the itinerary) alcoholic beverages; and any other items not specifically noted as included.

Travel Documentation:

You are responsible for ensuring that you have the proper travel documents and immunizations. You should check with the respective consulate(s) or visa agencies to determine whether visas are required. Valid passports are required for international travel and must have at least 6 months of validity left.

Insurance:

We recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Such insurance often provides coverage for losses suffered in the event of trip cancellation and interruption, travel delay, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical emergencies and accidental death.

Third-Party Services:

You understand that in some cases we rely upon third party tour organizers, transportation providers, hotel operators and food providers to provide the services associated with our tours. All tickets, coupons, reservations, etc. are subject to the terms and conditions and other policies of the third-party service provider. We cannot control the actions of such third-parties and do not assume responsibility for unanticipated events that may occur, including, without limitation, travel delays, lost luggage, cancellations, overbooking, and other reservation errors. You agree to hold us harmless from and against any liability for injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity that might occur in connection with any services provided by third parties..

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