GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
February 16th – 26th, 2024
$8,700 USD per person is based on a group of 8-12 pp. Single occupancy available at $9,450 USD per person
NOTES: Tour specifics, such as sequence of itinerary or daily events are approximate and subject to change, at any point in time as local schedules change or the local guide or instructor and/or escort deem(s) necessary. There can be additional costs increases and tour price variances caused by devaluation of local or US$ values/exchanges. Further, prices are subject to Bhutan price increases, and not guaranteed until final payment is received, from entire group.
All hotels, meals as indicated on itinerary in bold (B-L-D). Bottled water will be provided, please bring your own canister for re-fills. Please advise of any dietary restrictions, including diabetic or vegan; we will do our best to provide options to meal plans where possible, but cannot always guarantee this.
TIPS: John Greengo Photography Tours LLC covers tips for guides & drivers; for meals included in the program. When meals & drinks are on your own, tipping is not included.
In-country transportation and flights between Bangkok and Paro (return) are included.
- Transportation to & from Bangkok (the tour start/end location)
- Passport & visa costs (other than your Bhutan visa): We will assist you in getting your visa for Bhutan. Last Frontiers Trekking (our local logistics coordinator) will coordinate the visa application process. More info will be provided to registered participants in the lead up to the tour.
- Extension/optional tours, laundry, hotel incidentals such as movies, room service, all beverages (other than water) including alcoholic beverages or mini-bar, phone, fax, internet fees and excess baggage charges. Any items not specifically listed.
- Insurance: It is highly recommend that you purchase travel/tour cancellation insurance or extra costs due to unanticipated changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
- Snacks outside of meal times.
- Any items specifically not listed in the itinerary.
This is a highly active tour requiring strength and stamina. We will be at an average elevation of 8000ft (2500m) for the duration of the tour; the highest elevation being around 11,000ft (3400m). Participants are expected to be able to walk, stand, stroll, and climb/descend stairs and hike over a variety of uneven surfaces for up to 7 hours or more at a time.
You must advise us of any physical limitations or concerns or any special electronic medical equipment you are bringing. John Greengo Photography Tours LLC & John Greengo Photography LLC (collectively referred to in this document as “JGP“) reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s behavior, health, or mental condition impede the operation of the trip.
Medical Considerations: If you have any medical or psychological conditions, it’s very important that you let us know well before departure so that we can work with you as much as possible. Tour leaders have the right to disqualify anyone at any time during the trip if they feel the trip member is incapable of continuing and/or if a trip member’s continued participation jeopardizes the group’s or the individual’s own safety. Under these circumstances, refunds are not given. Certain medical devices may result in the necessity of a single room or special electrical supplements and services.
Deposits & Payments
A $1000.00 deposit reserves your spot. Following the deposit payment, you will be emailed a Registration Form. Please return the completed Registration Form and Release Form ASAP to secure your reservation. Deposits are accepted via the John Greengo Photography shop page, where we accept a range of credit cards and other payment types (eg: ShopPay, PayPal, etc.).
Final payment is due 120 days before the tour commencement – October 19th, 2023.
Final payments are to be made to “John Greengo Photography Tours LLC” either by check or bank transfer. Further details will be provided to participants closer to the due date.
Cancellations must be made in writing.
- before October 19, 2023 will receive a full refund minus a $60 administration fee
- between October 19, 2023 and December 18, 2023 will receive a 50% refund
- after December 18, 2023 will forfeit the entire cost of the trip
There is no refund for any unused portions of the tour program once the tour has commenced.
In case that cancellations reduces the group size to below the minimum on which costs are based (currently 8 paying PAX), we reserve the right to either (a) offer the program with certain cost-reducing alternatives in accommodations, itinerary and/or services, (b) charge a supplement based on the actual costs for the final number of participants, (c) cancel the trip.
Passport & Visa
A valid passport is required for all travelers and must be valid 6 months after return to your home country.
All travelers are responsible for checking with the appropriate embassies or consulates to determine if any visas are needed (except visa for Bhutan). Where visas are required we strongly recommend they be obtained before departure. Securing visas is the responsibility of each traveler. It is of utmost importance that all travelers thoroughly check visa requirements before their intended date of travel. JGP and/or Last Frontiers Trekking cannot be held responsible by travelers who do not meet visa requirements.
It is highly recommended that you purchase insurance upon making a deposit for the tour – covering medical, trip cancellation and interruption, and loss of baggage.
Travel Advisories & Warnings
It is the responsibility of the traveler to become informed on the most current travel advisories and warnings of your country’s government (for USA citizens: US State Department’s travel website at www.travel.state.gov/ or call at 1(888) 407.4747). In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination of the trip, should you still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, you assume all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
JGP cannot be held responsible for any additional costs incurred by the passenger due to missed, canceled or delayed flights. These costs will be borne by the tour participant. By the acceptance of vouchers, contracts, or tickets, the tour participant agrees to the foregoing and also agrees that neither JGP nor its affiliates shall not be or become liable or responsible for any loss, injury or damage of person, property or otherwise in connection with and accommodations, transportation, or other services, resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, dangers incident to the bush, the sea, by fire, machinery, actual or intended wars, whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, sickness, quarantines, medical or custom regulations, defaults, delays or cancellation or of changes in itinerary, from causes beyond the control of JGP.
Anyone not utilizing the pre-arranged transportation or accommodation is responsible for the cost of any substitute transportation or accommodation. No change in the itineraries is expected, however JGP reserves the right to make changes if necessary. JGP cannot be held liable for changes of itinerary.
The payment of the deposit or any other partial or full payment for a tour reservation constitutes agreement and consent to all provisions of the conditions and general information contained in the website or customized itineraries.
Please be aware that during your participation in a JGP tour, certain risks and dangers may arise, including, but not limited to, the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas, travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft or other means of conveyance, the forces of nature, political unrest and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Also be aware and clearly understand that JGP and our affiliates will not have liability regarding provisions of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.
YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGERS INVOLVED AND HEREBY AGREE TO ACCEPT ANY RISKS.
AS LAWFUL CONSIDERATION for the agreement with JGP to participate in such trips and activities you hereby agree that you will not make a claim against JGP or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death and/or property damage, however caused, as a result of your participation in the safari/tour. You therefore release JGP and its employees from all claims, actions, and demands that you may have for bodily injury, death, or property damage arising from your participation in a tour. This release of Liability and Assumption of Risk agreement is entered into on behalf of all members of your family including minors accompanying you. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If any portion of this agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
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