THIS NOTICE CONSTITUTES PART OF YOUR CONTRACT FOR TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU RECEIVE
THEM. PLEASE CALL FAR HORIZONS AT 415-482-8400 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
RESERVATIONS: You are not considered registered until we receive your completed and signed registration, credit card authorization and health information forms, color copies of your passport (photo identification and signature pages) and registration deposit.
NOT INCLUDED IN COST OF TRIP: Air fare (unless noted otherwise), meals and beverages not stated in trip brochure; immunizations; passport or visa fees and necessary photos; travel insurance; excess baggage charges; airport taxes, medical, hospitalization or evacuation costs; personal tips; laundry and other personal items.
FINAL PAYMENT & LATE CHARGES: Final payment is due and will be processed 120 days prior to departure. Penalty Fees will accrue if Far Horizons (FH) has not received the completed and signed registration form at least 120 prior to departure. Penalty fees will also accrue if we do not receive your final payment on or before the date indicated on your invoice. We reserve the right to cancel a traveler from the trip if final payment is not received by the specified due date.
EXTRA SERVICES: Though Far Horizons (FH) will assist with extra services in the tour destinations, any and all extra services are non-refundable and any changes, cancellations, upgrades or deletions made to the itinerary once paid in full are the financial responsibility of the traveler.
SURCHARGES: Far Horizons (FH) reserves the right to increase the tour price in the event of cost increases due to changes in airfares, taxes and/or fuel surcharges, inadequate registrants, currency fluctuations, entry fee increases, and to increases of any visa/entry fees included in the cost of the trip.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations received prior to the final payment date willreceive a refund, less a $500.00 administrative fee. Cancellations received after that date will receive no refund. Travel insurance, including trip cancellation, is strongly recommended.
RESPONSIBILITY: Far Horizons Archaeological and Cultural Trips, Inc. (FH) (its owners, outfitters, agents, and employees) give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors, and suppliers providing travel services and accommodations, and assume no responsibility or liability for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly or indirectly from any defect in any vehicle, or through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the tour or other purpose. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for the comfort or wellbeing of the passengers, for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the tour operators.
Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passengers. FH shall not be responsible for any injuries, losses or damages in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or structural integrity of air, sea, and ground transportation and accommodations, diseases, local laws, travel industry bankruptcies, Acts of God, delays, changes or cancellation of travel due to weather conditions, hotel services, accidents or health related problems before or while in-transit to (e.g., an accident on the way to a tour), during, and after the tour, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside of FH control. Baggage is at owner’s risk at all times. By registering for the tour, the registrant voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. FH is not responsible for failure of traveler to obtain necessary travel and health documentation, inoculations, and/or travel insurance. FH reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain as a member of any tour, any person, at any time.
AIRLINE CLAUSE: The airlines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance. The passage contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and such purchasers of these tours and/or passenger. Such conveyance, etc. is subject to the laws of the countries involved.
NOTE ON AIR TICKETING: Be prepared to commit to travel dates as early as possible as flights book quickly. When a tour includes international flights from the United States, Far Horizons often contracts with a ticketing wholesaler for the most cost effective and logistically desirable flights. Contracted group flights, when needed, are normally confirmed at an advantageous rate, and in order to maintain this rate, air carriers require a minimum number of passengers in a group. If you issue your own international flight tickets, please send us the complete schedule as soon as you have it. If Far Horizons must change the trip dates or cancel the trip for any reason, or if you missed your ticketed flight, Far Horizons is not responsible for any air ticket you may have purchased.