A deposit of $ 1000 reserves one place on a trip. (EXCEPTION: Antarctic and Raja Ampat Expeditions require a US $ 1500 deposit). The deposit can be paid by credit card.
The balance is due 90 days prior to departure date and can only be paid by cheque or bank transfer.
Both the deposit and final payment are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Unless stated otherwise, not included in the Trip Price (Land Cost) are international and domestic airfares; insurances of any kind; visa fees; excess baggage charges; airport taxes; park fees; optional tipping; costs of medical immunizations; beverages and items of a personal nature.
The deposit and final payment are non-refundable and cannot be returned if you cancel your booking. We therefore strongly advise that you buy trip cancellation insurance.
Hidden Places reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time due to inadequate sign-ups, which make the trip economically unfeasible to operate, social and political unrest and “acts of God”. In such a case, Land Costs are refunded in full, but Hidden Places is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by clients in preparing for the trip (i.e. non-refundable air tickets, visa fees, equipment, insurance and medical expenses.)
In the event that there are not enough sign-ups to make a trip financially feasible, guests will be given the option to pay a Small Group Supplement in order to avoid cancellation of the trip.
Accommodations (in hotels) are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodation, we will try to assign you a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, or if you prefer single accommodation, you will be requested to pay a Single Supplement, as listed for each trip.
Land Cost is quoted as a package and credits are not given for services not used. No partial refunds can be claimed for unused hotel rooms, meals, etc. This also applies for anyone who is disqualified during a trip.
The cost of delays is not included if any trip has to be delayed because of bad weather, ocean or river conditions, trail conditions, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, sickness or other contingency for which Hidden Places or its agents cannot make provision.