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Terms Of Travel

Expires: December 31, 9999

Deposit:
Due within 3 days after reservation, $300 deposit per person.

Final payment:
Due 60 days prior to the start of tour. If full final payment has not been received by the due date, Caravan may cancel the reservation without notice.

Cancellation Fees:
If you do not purchase Caravan’s Travel Protection Plan at time of deposit, cancellations will be charged the per person fees listed below. In fairness to others and because of expenses incurred, we cannot make exceptions:
61 or more days prior to start of tour: Fee is $300
60-8 days prior to start of tour: Fee is 50% of tour price.
7 days or less prior to start of tour or during tour: Fee is 100% of tour price.
Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in Caravan’s office. Cancellation fees apply even if a person transfers to another tour or start date.

Meals
Meals are shown by B (breakfast), L (lunch) and D (dinner). Full American or buffet breakfasts are included everywhere. All meals in Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica) are included. Meals that are included on the USA and Canada tours are listed on each itinerary. Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included. Free bottled water is provided on the motorcoach in all of Latin America. Special meal requests (including vegetarian) are not guaranteed.

Rooms
Double rooms in the hotels and lodges listed have two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, a rollaway is sometimes available but not guaranteed. Changes in type of room due to cancellation by a roommate (a double changed to a single, a triple to a double, etc.) will result in the higher tour price for the remaining client(s). Caravan can request non-smoking rooms, but they are not guaranteed.

Transportation
By modern air-conditioned motorcoach, boat and train. No smoking on motorcoaches or trains. Seats are rotated daily.

Travelers Needing Special Assistance
Persons needing individual assistance for walking, dining, or other personal needs must be accompanied by an able companion and must notify Caravan in writing at the time of booking. Certain trips and features are not wheelchair accessible. If you require a wheelchair, you must provide your own small collapsible wheelchair. In international destinations, Caravan cannot guarantee wheelchair accessibility.

Luggage
Due to space limitations, only one normal sized piece of luggage, weighing up to approximately 50 pounds, may be brought per person. In addition, one small handbag and/or small flight bag may be personally carried. Caravan is not responsible for loss or damage to your belongings and strongly recommends not traveling with expensive jewelry or other valuables.

Gratuities
Caravan includes all tips to local guides, restaurant waiters and hotel porters. Tips to the Caravan Tour Director and Driver are not included.

Not Included
Prices do not include air travel, country entry or departure fees, airport porter fees, visas, phones, valet, all items of a personal nature and beverages and food not on the regular menu. Tour price does not include general fees and taxes which are additional and listed separately beneath each tour’s price.

Passports and Visa Requirements
Travel to Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico requires a U.S. passport valid for 6 months after date of entry. Non U.S. citizens, please check passport and visa requirements.

Final Documents
Before departure you will receive packing and travel tips, a day-by-day itinerary, hotel address list and luggage tags.

Management and Responsibilities
The responsibility of Caravan Tours, Inc. (“Caravan”) is strictly limited; tour participant agrees that maximum liquidated damages shall not exceed the tour price. Caravan is responsible only in the capacity for making arrangements for the tour services offered, including hotels, sightseeing, transportation (whether by motorcoach, boat, train, airplane or any other means), guides, porterage, and meals from various suppliers (collectively “Suppliers”). The itineraries shown are subject to revisions, including substitution of hotels, activities and routings. If a service is not provided, and Caravan is unable to substitute a service of similar value, Caravan’s liability shall not exceed the actual cost of the services not provided. Caravan does not own or operate any of these Suppliers. The Suppliers are not agents, servants, employees or joint ventures of Caravan, but are Independent Contractors providing travel services to Caravan. Caravan is not liable for any damage, including personal injury, accident, personal loss or other expense, from any cause, act or omission by Suppliers or third parties. Tour participant agrees that by utilizing the travel services of Suppliers, that tour participant will look to Suppliers for any damages of any kind. Caravan is not responsible for any purchases made during the tour. Caravan is not responsible for the costs of any medical treatment required during your tour, nor is Caravan responsible for the quality, or lack thereof, of medical care you may receive while on your tour. Caravan Tours, Inc. and/or its agents are not responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late departures, change of schedule, strikes or other conditions. Caravan is not liable for any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel agent or travel agency. Legal proceedings by or against Caravan Tours, Inc. may be instituted only in a state or federal court within the State of Illinois, and any claim involved in such proceedings shall be decided in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. Caravan reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour at any time before or during the actual operation of the tour. Caravan reserves the right to cancel any tour at any time. In computer or human billing error, Caravan reserves the right to re-invoice with correct billing. Caravan is not responsible for printing errors or other errors. For the latest itineraries, hotels, activities, dates, prices and policies visit Caravan.com.

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