Trip Terms & Conditions 2017-06-03T23:57:37+00:00
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RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT:

An initial deposit is required when booking your tour.   All or a portion of that deposit may be non-refundable.  All prices are subject to availability and change until paid in full.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

The following minimum charges will apply for cancellations:

From date of deposit to:
60 days prior to departure: $500/person
59-46 days prior to departure: 25% of the price plus any non-refundable expenses
45-30 days prior to departure: 35% of the price plus any non-refundable expenses
29 days up to day of departure: 50% of the price plus any non-refundable expenses
On day of departure: 100%

These charges are in addition to any cancellation fees imposed by airlines, hotels or other applicable entities.  Travel Insurance is recommended.

COMPLAINTS:

If you experience any problems while on a Costa Rica Travel Planning vacation, please notify our local representative or ground operator, who will make every effort to assist you.  If the situation cannot be fully resolved, please write to us within 30 days of your return date.  Your concerns must be in writing and fully documented.  Please provide us with as much detailed information as possible.

REFUNDS ON LAND ARRANGEMENTS:

No refund will be made for any unused portion of the vacation after travel begins.  Costa Rica Travel Planning is not responsible for cancellation penalties imposed by airlines and any other entities.  Refunds may be made by check or electronically, at Costa Rica Travel Planning, Inc.’s sole discretion.

APPLICABLE LAW:

The contract will be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado and all disputes shall be brought in Weld County, Colorado. 

SCHEDULES AND DELAYS:

All travel times are based on the last timetable and best information available at the time of preparation.  Costa Rica Travel Planning does not accept any responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due to delays or changes in schedule by airlines, cruiselines, hotel overbookings or defaults, sickness, war, quarantines, riots or insurrections, political disorders

of any type, of other such similar causes.  All such losses or expenses will be borne by the passenger.  This is one of the inescapable risks of travel.  Airfares are subject to the rules and regulations governing those fares.

DOCUMENTATION:

All tour participants must have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining on it from the arrival date in Costa Rica.  At the time of publication, no visas nor immunizations are required for U.S. citizens.  Costa Rica Travel Planning is not responsible for any damages, charges, delays or charges of any kind related to Passports, Visas, Immunizations, nor any other travel documentation issues.  All tour participants expressly agree to be verify that their Passports and all other travel documents comply with all applicable Laws.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Costa Rica Travel Planning will make every effort to ensure all hotels, activities, events and entertainment will be provided as advertised, but reserves the right to make reasonably similar substitutions therefor in the event any factors prevent the original items to be impracticable or impossible to provide.

RESPONSIBILITY:

Costa Rica Travel Planning, as principal, is responsible for providing the services and accommodations offered hereunder, except that in the absence of negligence on its part,  Costa Rica Travel Planning is not responsible for any act, error, omission, injury to person or property, inconvenience, accident, delay, upset, disappointment, whether physical or mental, or any other event which might be occasioned through or by reason of negligence, defect or default of any company and/or their employees, agents or servants, or facilities engaged in providing any of the services, accommodations or facilities in connection with these programs.  It is expressly understood that Costa Rica Travel Planning is not responsible for any delays in the departure of any flight or non-operation of any flight hereunder due to reasons beyond its control.  Costa Rica Travel Planning shall have no liability whatsoever regarding flight delays, including (but not limited to) liability for damage relating to shortened vacation.  The airlines and tour companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any acts, omissions, or events during the time passengers are on board their aircraft and/or vessels.  The passage contract in use by the companies concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company and the purchaser of these tours, and/or the passenger.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE NOTICE:

The Travel Agent or Tour Operator, Costa Rica Travel Planning, acts as agent for the companies they represent and consequence, accepts no responsibility for accidents, damages, baggage losses and/or delays due to strikes or to the faults and defaults of any company used for carrying out these tours.  In the event it becomes necessary or advisable, for the comfort or well-being of the passenger, or for any reason whatsoever, to alter the itinerary or arrangements, such alterations may be made without penalty to the Operator.  Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the passenger.  No refund can be made for the absence from the tour unless arrangements are made at time of booking.  The right is also reserved for the Tour operator, at its absolute discretion, to refuse or cancel any person or persons at any time, without being under obligation to assign a reason therefore.  In the event of exercise of this right, the Tour Operator shall be under no liability to that person or person except to refund such amounts as the Tour Operator, in its controlled discretion, thinks reasonable to attribute to the incompleted portion.  The airlines, and tour companies concerned are not to be held responsible for any acts, omissions, or events during the time passengers are not on board their craft and/or vessel.  The passenger contract in use by the companies concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the company and the purchaser of these tours, and/or the passenger.

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Passport or visa fees, foreign departure taxes (approx. $29.00), all items of a personal nature including phone and laundry, wine or liquor, tips and charges to room service, meals not included in itinerary, excess baggage, insurance, tips to tour manager, drivers, local city guides or tour personnel.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND ITINERARY:

Every effort will be made to operate the program as per the scheduled itinerary.  Due to local conditions or circumstances, Costa Rica Travel Planning reserves the right to adjust the itinerary or alter the accommodations.  Hotels within the same category may be substituted.