1) Your contract is with RUG AND ROCK ADVENTURES LTD.
2) The Client, You, the person whose name the Tour is booked in. You confirm that you have authority to book the Tour on behalf of all other persons within your party, and for whom you will be responsible for in accordance with these Terms & Conditions.
3) The Client must be aged 18 years or over.
4) The Client will be responsible for making all payments due to Us in accordance with Our Contract.
5) It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure that all details You supply RUG AND ROCK ADVENTURES LTD, such as names, addresses, email addresses, documents, are correct.
1) A ‘Tour’ is a combination of at least 2 of the following, booked through Us at an inclusive price:
2) The Date of Departure as stated on this website or in the case of private Tours agreed between Us and You before We confirm Your booking is the date of the commencement of the Tour.
3) Tour itineraries published on this website, or in the case of private tours agreed between Us and You before We confirm Your booking, constitute only an indication of what the Tour is planned to accomplish and do not constitute a contractual obligation on the part of RUG AND ROCK ADVENTURES LTD.
4) All Tours are subject to availability.
1) We reserve the right to alter the prices of any of the holidays shown on our web site. You will be advised of the current price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.
2) When you make your booking you must pay a deposit of either £150, or 50% of the price displayed per person, or a higher amount, which would be notified at the time of booking and is non-refundable. The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid at least four weeks before your departure date. If you book within four weeks of your travel date we will require full payment at time of booking. If the deposit and/or balance is not paid in time, we shall cancel your travel arrangements. If the balance is not paid in time we shall retain your deposit. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at all times.
The price of your travel arrangements was calculated using the rate of exchange applicable to the purchase of foreign currency which is used to pay for these supplies.
3) Changes in [transportation costs, including the cost of fuel] [dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports] and [exchange rates] mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However there will be no change within 30 days of your departure.
We will absorb and you will not be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agents’ commission. If this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (if this is of equivalent or higher quality you will not have to pay more but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges.
We will consider an appropriate refund of insurance premiums paid if you can show that you are unable to transfer or reuse your policy. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice.
Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.
4) Our prices do not include: visa fees; taxes or compulsory charges introduced by governments or regulatory bodies after you have booked a Tour; tips; personal expenditure; extras not specified in the Tour price; personal travel insurance.
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances.
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent on your behalf must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges up to the maximum Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.
If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g. your hotelier) and our resort representative immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by writing to our Customer Services Department at the address on your confirmation invoice giving your booking reference and all other relevant information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. This will assist us to quickly identify your concerns and speed up our response to you.
It is a requirement that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question as well as to our representative or Rug And Rock Adventures Ltd without delay and complete a report form whilst in resort.
If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were in resort and this will affect your rights under this contract.
If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements. However we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.
Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:
(a) The contractual terms of the companies that provides the transportation for your travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and
(b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convent on in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions.
If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge and any further cost we incur in making this alteration.
You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements,solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences, shown below.
It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes will be minor and we will advise you or your travel agent of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of clients required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements, you can either have a refund of all monies paid or accept an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us, if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). If it is necessary to cancel your travel arrangements, we will pay to you compensation as set out in this clause.
If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. In all cases, except where the major change arises due to reasons of force majeure, we will pay compensation as detailed below:
|Period before departure within which notice of cancellation or major change is received by us or notified to you||IF WE MAKE A MAJOR CHANGE TO YOUR HOLIDAY||IF WE CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY||IF YOU CANCEL YOUR HOLIDAY|
|Amount you will receive from us for each full fare passenger||Amount of Cancellation Charge|
|More than 70 days||£Nil||Deposit only||Deposit only|
|More than 56 days||£20||100% of holiday plus £20||50% of holiday cost|
|More than 42 days||£30||100% of holiday plus £30||75% of holiday cost|
|Less than 42 days||£40||100% of holiday plus £40||100% of holiday cost|
The Client acknowledges that the nature of the tour is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks. Prior to tour commencement, the Client may be asked to sign a participation form, with the following wording:
“I understand traveling with Rug&Rock Adventures may involve risks (and rewards) above and beyond those
encountered on a more conventional holiday, and that I am undertaking an adventure trip with inherent
dangers. I understand I am traveling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of
accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and
infrastructure development may not be of the standard I am used to at home or would find on conventional
holiday. I have read and understood the Rug&Rock Adventures Trip Details for this trip I am undertaking
and have provided details of any pre-existing medical conditions I may have to Rug&Rock Adventures
representatives. I accept these risks and obligations and I fully assume the risks of travel.
I understand during my trip there may be opportunities to undertake activities, which do not form part of the itinerary. I understand Rug&Rock Adventures makes no representations about the safety or quality of the activity, or the standard of the independent operator running it. I also understand Rug&Rock Adventures is in no way responsible for my safety should I elect to enter into such optional activities. With full knowledge of the above, I may still elect to partake in the activity, and if I do so, I assume full responsibility for any risks involved, and the waiver and release of the Releasees set out in the foregoing paragraph shall apply to such optional activities.”
Hotels, shuttle services or other elements of a Package or Cruise will be arranged by the Company with local suppliers, who may themselves engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors. Standards of hygiene, accommodation and transport in some countries where excursions take place are often lower than comparable standards in the UK. The Company will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable and are expressly incorporated into the Contract. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of the Company will not exceed that of any supplier. Local laws and regulations of the relevant country will be relevant in assessing performance of the services of any supplier. In the event of a complaint by a Client, this Contract will be regarded as having been performed if local laws and regulations relating to those services have been satisfied, even if the laws of England and Wales have not been met.
Neither the Company nor the Carrier is liable for independent contractors. The Vessel carries onboard service providers who operate as independent contractors. Their services and products are charged as extras. Neither the Company nor the Carrier is responsible for their performance or products. These contractors may include doctor, medical personnel, hairdresser, manicurist, masseuse, photographer, entertainer, fitness instructors, spa personnel, beauticians, internet/I.T. personnel or other instructional concessionaires, art or other auctioneers, shopkeepers and others providing services. The limitations referred below shall apply to all independent contractors. These contractors work directly for the Client when performing their services. Neither the Company nor the Carrier is responsible for any such person's acts or omissions in providing goods or services to the Client.
The independent contractors including Shore Excursion providers do not at any time act as agents or representatives of the Company or the Carrier. Neither the Company nor the Carrier owns or controls any such independent contractors, makes no representation of any kind as to their performance and does not undertake to supervise their activities. Any Guest using such services or activities shall be deemed to agree and consent that any liability for any death, personal injury, illness, emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury to the guest or loss of or damage to property shall be the sole responsibility of the provider of such service or activity. Neither the Company nor the Carrier shall be or become liable or responsible in any way for any act or omission of any such provider pertaining to, or arising from or in connection with such services or activities.
Shore Excursions do not form any part of the Contract. Shore Excursions may be reserved after a Cruise has been booked. Any Shore Excursions booked will be supplied by local operators. The Company will endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local operators who apply the local laws and regulations of the relevant country. Shore Excursion operators are not the Company’s servants, agents or suppliers. The Company is not responsible and will have no liability whatsoever for any acts or omissions of the local Shore Excursion operators. The Company does not operate, perform or otherwise organize and/or audit any shore excursions. All Clients must ensure that they are fit and healthy to undertake Shore Excursions. All Shore Excursions are governed by the terms and conditions of the Shore Excursion providers.
At all times the decision of the Company’s tour leader or representative will be final on all matters likely to endanger the safety and well being of the tour. By booking with the Company, the Client agrees to abide by the authority of the tour leader or Company representative. The Client must at all times strictly comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange and drug regulations of all countries visited. If the Client is affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect other people’s enjoyment of the tour, the Client must advise the Company at the time of booking. Should the Client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on the tour or, if in the opinion of the tour leader, the Client’s behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others the Company may terminate that Client’s travel arrangements without any liability on the Company’s part and the Client will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred resulting from the termination of the travel arrangements.
The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point along the itinerary of the tour, (passport must be valid 6 months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates, insurance policies, required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the tour, and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by the Company regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Client, and the Company is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided by third parties such as the appropriate governmental authorities.
The Company shall not be liable in any way to the Client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for the Company's failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the Client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war like operations, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the Company the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which the Company or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee.
It is mandatory that all Clients obtain travel insurance while travelling with the Company and this insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. Clients must be able to provide proof of Insurance purchase and adequate coverage if requested by the group Leader or Company Representative. It is strongly recommended the coverage be extended to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client. The Company shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. Personal belongings lost or stolen while unattended by the client in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board a vessel, train, bus, or other mode of transportation, publicly owned or operated by the Company or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, and other acts of God are not reimbursable. The Company cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by the Company such as hotels, homestays, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation. The Client acknowledges that the cost of the tour does not include insurance, and that the Client is required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost. When obtaining travel insurance the Client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken.
Photographs used on this website and elsewhere in our promotional materials are intended to give an overall impression rather than details of a specific place.
The Company reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken during the trips, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The Company may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, used or contracted by The Company including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, books, newspapers, magazines, television, websites, etc. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.
We observe the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of all personal data held by us at any time. We may use your email address to notify you of our services, offers and promotions from time to time. If you do not wish to receive this emails, please let us know, though you can also unsubscribe at any point.
In order to comply with EU legislation as implemented in the UK via The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, the Company, Rug&Rock Adventures, is a member of the Travel Trust Association (TTA) by which our clients funds are held in trust providing full financial protection. The Clients funds are deposited in a trust account and are supervised by an appointed trustee who is either a banker, chartered or certified accountant or a solicitor. In addition to being held in trust, the Client also have a financial guarantee from the Travel Trust Association. TTA will guarantee the financial obligation of its members up to a maximum any one passenger of £11,000. So if the Client paid £2,000 the Travel Trust Association guarantees they will reimburse the loss of the £2,000, where it is not available for the Client from the Trust Account.
You can see the terms of our guarantee on the Travel Trust Association website www.traveltrust.co.uk/guarantee.
Currencies other than GBP and their corresponding converted prices are indicative only and should be used as a guide only. Prices are converted for convenience purposes to provide you an estimate of the amount of the purchase in your local currency. However, booking payments will be charged in GBP and if your bank currency is other than GBP, currency conversion charges might be applied by your bank or card issuer.