Deposits & Cancellations
DEPOSITS, FINAL PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
Rates: All rates and fares are based on USA Dollars and are subject to change at any time.
Accommodations: Based on sharing twin or double bedded room. All taxes and service charges are included. Single room occupancy available at the supplement shown. Operator reserves the right to substitute other hotels of similar qualities -if hotel stated is not available.
Meals: As specifically indicated in each program.
Sightseeing: Tours will be in seated car basis, or by motor coach with English speaking tour guides.
Transfers: Round trip transfers between airport and hotels including tips and the handling of two normal sized pieces of luggage are included on all tours.
Air transportation: All arrangements for air transportation are made with any IATA carrier that may be used, such companies are not to be held responsible for any act or omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the passenger.
Reservations & Deposits: Reservation will be accepted upon receipt of US$150.00 deposit per person, due within 7 days (some other programs require different deposits...see NOTE below) . Full payment is due 60 days before departure. For reservations made 16 days or less prior to departure, there will be a charge of US$35.00 for rush handling plus any mail charges -such as overnight mail-. Payments made 21 days before departure must be in the form of cashier’s check or credit card.
NOTE: Some deposits may vary due to the nature of the trip. For example Galapagos cruises, Amazon cruises or Patagonia cruises have a requirement of $300 to $600 deposit per person at the time of booking. Also, certain dates required full payment...Christmas, New Years, Carnival, Holy Week or certain holidays...PLEASE -contact your TRAVEL AGENT or call our booking agents to find more out about this dates.
Cancellations Land Portion: Cancellations must be in writing and received by Tara Tours Inc. Penalties are as follows prior to departure date: 45 days or more full refund less US$150.00 administrative fee per person (plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises) . 44 to 30 days a charge of US$200 per person (plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises). 29 to 20 days will be subject to a charge of 60% plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises 19 days or less NO REFUNDS. Galapagos, Amazon & Patagonia programs have special cancellations..see below. NO REFUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, HOLY WEEK, CARNIVAL FOR ANY PROGRAM.
(PLEASE TAKE NOTE -MOST AIRLINES HAVE $100 or FULL CANCELLATION PENALTIES....AT ANY TIME....PLEASE VERIFY THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR AGENT OR TARA TOURS)
Cancellations must be in writing and received by Tara Tours Inc.
Penalties are as follows prior to departure date: Some boats have different policies)
121 days or more...$100 per person
120-61 days $250 penalty per passenger service charge. (Santa Cruz, La Pinta, Isabella 60 days or less or less no refunds)
60-31 days 50% penalty
30 or less -no refunds
Not Included in tour prices: Passport, tourist card, vaccination certificates. Alcoholic or other beverages, meals (unless you booked an all inclusive property) . Excess baggage charges, personal and baggage insurance. health insurance, gratuity to the tour escort, local guides, local airport taxes, services not mentioned in the tour programs and any other items of personal nature.
Airport departure taxes: Must be paid at the airport at the time of departure. Check the amount upon arrival and save that amount in US dollars.
Passport-Visas-Tourist cards-Vaccinations: It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to obtain necessary entry documents-last minute cancellations due to incorrect entry documents will carry substantial cancellation fees.
Responsibilities: TARA TOURS Inc. of Miami, Florida and their affiliates act only as agents for the passenger with respect to services provided by others, including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and transportation (such as railroad, aircraft, boat, motor coach, automobile or other conveyance). TARA TOURS, INC. and its agents shall not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of or in connection with any defect in any vehicle, train, airplane, helicopters, ships, boats, any act of God, dangerous incidents of the sea, rivers, lakes, fire, breakdown in equipment, acts of governments, assaults, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, epidemic, quarantines, delays, sickness, omission, neglect, accident, error, or default of any company or person engaged in providing such hotel, restaurant, sightseeing, transportation or other tour services.
Insurance: TARA TOURS, INC. is not responsible or liable for loss, damage, theft or luggage and/or personal belongings or for personal injury, accidents and/or illness.
TARA TOURS INC. strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance. PLEASE VISIT OUR INSURANCE SECTION. Insure America has created an special policy for Tara Tours clients. INSURANCE
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