Agreement:

By booking a trip with Jaime Murcia Photo Tours (JM Photo Tours) you are deemed to have agreed to these Booking Conditions. The specific services to be provided are those referred to in the Detailed Itinerary provided with your Booking Confirmation Invoice.

Inclusions:

see Detailed Itinerary provided with confirmation of your booking.

Exclusions:

International flights, passport & visas fees, tips, travel insurance, vaccinations and medical cover/treatment, meals not specified, tips to guides, drivers and bellboys, and personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages/snacks, internet access fees, laundry fees, etc.

 

Deposit requirement:

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $495 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed. If your booking is made within 60 days of the departure date then the full amount is payable at the time of booking.  

Balance and final payments:

Acceptance of your booking will be confirmed by us in writing/email with details regarding final payments. Payment of the balance of the trip price is due 60 days before the departure date. If this balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled.

Your details:  

In order for us to confirm your travel arrangements you must provide all requested details with the balance of the trip price. Necessary details vary by trip; they include but are not limited to full name as per passport, date of birth, nationality, passport number, passport issue and expiry date and any pre-existing medical conditions you have which may affect your ability to complete your travel arrangements. 

Cancellation by the traveller  

We understand how disappointing it is for travellers in the event they are forced to cancel their photo tour, especially one which they have been looking forward to for a long time. But we, too, plan for these tours for quite a long period prior to departure and continuously send non-refundable payments to hotels and suppliers of transportation. Therefore we must strictly adhere to our Cancellation & Refund Policy for all travellers – we hope you understand. The following are cancellation policies for our photo tours:

If you cancel some or all portions of your booking cancellation fees will apply.  A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation.  If you cancel a trip:

  • 60 days or more prior to departure, will forfeit the deposit;
  • between 31 and 59 days prior to departure, we will retain the deposit or 50% of the total booking cost; whichever is greater, and
  • 30 days or less prior to departure, we will retain 100% paid by you in connection with the booking.

You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance at the time of booking which will cover cancellation fees.  If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. 

Cancellation by JM Photo Tours

We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if external events make it not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary or if a group tour is undersubscribed. If we cancel a trip due to unforeseen circumstances you will receive a full refund. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as visas, vaccinations or non-refundable flights.

Health:

It is the responsibility of each tour member to inform the tour operator of any possible health problems or handicaps upon registration. By forwarding a signed reservation form and trip deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create a risk for you or other trip participants. Once a trip has been confirmed, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to our cancellation policy. We assume no responsibility for medical care or for special dietary requirements.

Trip insurance:

To allow for any unexpected contingencies, all participants are strongly urged to purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Flexibility:

You appreciate and acknowledge that the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and you should allow for alternatives. The itinerary provided for each trip is representative of the types of activities contemplated, but it is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events.

Passports and visas:

You must carry a passport valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip.

Photos and marketing:

You consent to Jaime Murcia Photo Tours using images of you taken during the trip for promotional purposes.

 Itinerary: 

While JM Photo Tours endeavours to make the itinerary as accurate as possible, it should be considered as an approximate schedule of activities rather than a rigid schedule of events. Trip itineraries are subject to revision due to weather, government restrictions, and other reasons beyond our control. The tour leader has the right to make changes in the published itinerary whenever in his sole judgment conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the tour.

Privacy policy:

Any personal information that we collect about you will only be used by Jaime Murcia Photo Tours for purposes associated with the operation of a tour or to send you marketing material in relation to J M Photo Tours.