Peru 2021 Retreat Terms and Conditions

By booking a Tour you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you make a booking on behalf of other participants, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept these Terms on behalf of the other participants in your party.

1. THE BOOKING CONTRACT

Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator issues a written confirmation after  receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. You must be at least 18 years of age to make a booking. You agree to provide full, complete and accurate information to the Tour Operator.

2. REQUIRED MEDICAL INFORMATION

You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel or the Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.

Travel with the Tour Operator may involve visiting remote or developing regions, where medical care may not be easily accessible and medical facilities may not meet the standards of those found in your home country. The condition of medical facilities in the countries you may visit on your Tour varies and the Tour Operator makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the availability or standard of medical facilities in those regions. Travel insurance is a requirement for this Tour and can be purchased separately through Ariane Henry at Laurier Du Vallon Travel.

3. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Any special requirements must be disclosed to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator will use reasonable efforts to accommodate special requirements or requests but this is not always possible given the nature of the destinations visited and availability of options outside a planned itinerary. Certain activities may be inaccessible to you if your mobility is limited in any way. All food allergies and dietary restrictions must be disclosed to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator at the time of booking but the Tour Operator cannot guarantee that all dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated. Any special requests or requirements that do not form part of these Terms or the contract between you and Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator and Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator are not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.

4. MANDATORY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

YOU MUST HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE WITH A MINIMUM MEDICAL, EVACUATION AND REPATRIATION COVERAGE OF US$200,000 covering all applicable dates of travel with the Tour. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. On the first day of the Tour, a representative of the Tour Operator will verify that you have sufficient insurance in place. You are strongly recommended to extend your coverage to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that may arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience while traveling. You acknowledge that insurance coverage is not included in the cost of the Tour offered by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator and you are required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient coverage and comply with the terms of the applicable insurance plans. You are responsible for advising your insurer of the type of travel, destination(s) and activities included in your booking so that the insurer may provide appropriate coverage. To purchase insurance please reach out to Ariane Henry at Laurier Du Vallon Travel.

5. PRICES, SURCHARGES AND TAXES

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not increase the price of your Tour after you have paid your deposit. Tours are priced and advertised inclusive of applicable taxes

6. VALIDITY

All dates, itineraries and prices of Tours are subject to change at any time and the current price will be quoted and confirmed at the time of booking, subject to any surcharges that may be levied in accordance with these Terms.

7. DETAILS REQUIRED FOR BOOKING

As a condition of booking, you must provide the information requested by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator along with final payment. If you fail to supply information required by the Tour Operator for, permits, or other inclusions, you will also be liable for any costs, fees or losses including failure to obtain or provide that inclusion. In the event that you fail to supply information required by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, the Tour Operator also reserves the right to treat your booking (or the relevant component of your booking) as cancelled and levy any cancellation fees deemed reasonable by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, in its sole discretion. The information required by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will vary by Tour and will be communicated to you or to the Tour Operator’s authorized agent during the booking process. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not be held responsible for any fees you incur as a result of errors, omissions, inaccuracies, late, misplaced or otherwise incomplete information you have provided.

Required Passenger Details

• Full name as it appears on passport
• Gender
• Date of Birth
• Passport number
• Passport expiry date
• Nationality

8. AIRFARE

Tour prices do not include international or other airfare unless expressly mentioned in the Tour’s descriptions.

9. CANCELLATION BY THE PARTICIPANT

You may cancel your booking by notifying Rise Up Sisterhood in writing. Cancellation fees, if any, will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator and are expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the cancelled Tour, product or service (excluding any insurance products).

Cancellation of a Tour:

(a) Once deposit is made, cancellation 90 days or more before first departure on relevant booking: a Non Refundable deposit will be held by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator in accordance with these Terms and the remainder of the payments to the Tour Operator for the cancelled Tour will be refunded. Inca Trail Permits will need to be booked and paid in full by September 1st, 2020. The Inca Trail Permits are 100% Non Refundable.
(b) Cancellation 60-89 days before first departure on relevant booking: An amount equal to 50% of the Tour price of the cancelled Tour will be refunded.
(c) Cancellation less than 60 days before first departure on relevant booking: No refund will be payable.

10. CANCELLATION OF A TOUR BY THE TOUR OPERATOR

If a Tour is cancelled by the Tour Operator before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting from the Tour Operator:

(a) a substitute Tour of equivalent or superior value; or
(b) a substitute Tour of lesser value if no Tour of equivalent or superior value is reasonably available and to recover
from the Tour Operator the difference in price between the price of the Tour originally purchased and the substitute Tour; or
(c) a full refund of all monies paid for the cancelled Tour.

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator are not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that you incur as a result of the cancelled booking including visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, the Tour Operator reserves the right to issue a full refund in lieu of the choices above, in its sole discretion. Where a significant element of a Tour as described cannot be provided after departure, the Tour Operator will make suitable alternative arrangements where possible. If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or if you reasonably reject any suitable alternatives, the Tour Operator may provide you with a refund for unused products or services as determined in its discretion.

11. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

It is your responsibility to obtain information and to have in your possession all the required documentation and identification required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region. This includes a valid passport and all travel documents required by the relevant governmental authorities including all visas, permits and certificates (including but not limited to vaccination or medical certificates) and insurance policies. You must have a passport that is valid 6 months after the last date of travel with the Tour as set out on your itinerary. You accept full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the Tour, and you are solely responsible for the full amount of costs incurred as a result of missing or defective documentation. You agree that you are responsible for the full amount of any loss or expense incurred by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator that is a direct result of your failure to secure or be in possession of proper travel documentation. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator does not provide advice on travel documents and makes no representations or warrantees as to the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, or special equipment and you agree that Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this information.

12. FLEXIBILITY & UNUSED SERVICES

You acknowledge that the nature of adventure travel requires flexibility and acknowledges that you will permit reasonable alterations to products, services or itineraries by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator. The route, schedules, accommodations, activities, amenities and mode of transportation are subject to change without notice due to unforeseeable circumstances or events outside the control of the Tour Operator (including but not limited to Force Majeure, illness, mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, strikes, political events and entry or border
difficulties). No reimbursements, discounts or refunds will be issued for services that are missed or unused after departure due to no fault of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, including your removal from a Tour because of your negligence or breach of these Terms.

13. CHANGES

Changes made by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator: Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel or the Tour Operator may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion. If Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel or the Tour Operator makes a change affecting at least one in three full days of the itinerary or which materially affects the character of a product or service in its entirety (a “Material Change”), the Tour Operator will provide notice to you as soon as reasonably possible, provided that there is sufficient
time to do so before departure.

Once a Tour has departed, itinerary changes may be necessary as a result of unforeseen circumstances, operational concerns, or concerns for your health, safety, enjoyment or comfort. Any changes are at the discretion of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator. You acknowledge that you must have reasonable financial resources to cover incidental expenses during all travel with Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, whether or not such expenses arise from a change of itinerary, and Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du
Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is not liable for your failure to prepare adequately for travel and unforeseen circumstances which may arise during travel. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not be liable for any indirect and or consequential losses associated with any changes to a booking or itinerary.

Changes made by you: You are responsible for ensuring that information provided to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is accurate and up-to-date. Any changes to your name on any booking are subject to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator’s approval. Any changes to a booking depend on availability and are subject to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator’s approval and these Terms. Any extra costs incurred for making the change will be charged to you along with an administrative fee. Cancellation of any Tour, product or service included in a booking will not be considered a change for purposes of this section and will be governed by the applicable cancellation terms. No changes are permitted to any booking within 30 days of departure of the first product or service on the applicable booking.

14. ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

You acknowledge that adventures travel and the products and services offered by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator may involve a significant amount of risk to your health and safety. By traveling with Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator you acknowledge that you have considered any potential risks to health and safety. You hereby assume responsibility for all such risks and release Rise Up
Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from risks inherent in travel, including adventure travel specifically, visiting foreign destinations, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in Tour itineraries or otherwise offered by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon
Travel and the Tour Operator requires that you confirm your assumption of this responsibility by completing the participation waiver (the “Waiver”) upon departing on your tour.

You acknowledge that the degree and nature of personal risk involved depends on the products or services booked and the location(s) in which a product or service operates, and that there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in participating, particularly participating in physical activities, travel to remote locations, carriage by watercraft, participation in “extreme sports” or other high-risk activities, or travel to countries with developing infrastructure.
Standards of hygiene, accommodation and transport in certain countries where Tours take place are often lower than the standards you may reasonably expect in your home country or region. You agree that Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is not responsible for providing information or guidance with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where a Tour, product or service is operated. You acknowledge you have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges and your own personal capabilities and needs, and you expressly assume the risks associated with travel under such conditions.

You must at all times strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations of all countries and regions. Should you fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on Tour or, if in the opinion of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator (acting reasonably), your behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or material annoyance to others, Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator may
terminate your travel arrangements on any product or service immediately at your expense and without any liability on Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator’s part. You will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred as a result of termination of your travel arrangements, including, without limitation, return travel, accommodations, meals, and incidentals.

15. RISE UP SISTERHOOD, LAURIER DU VALLON TRAVEL AND THE TOUR OPERATOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIERS

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator makes arrangements with accommodation providers, activity providers, airlines, cruise lines, coach companies, transfer operators, shore excursion operators, tour and local guides, and other independent parties (“Third Party Suppliers”) to provide you with some or all of the components of your booking. Third Party Suppliers may also engage the services of local operators and sub-contractors.
Although Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator takes all reasonable care in selecting Third Party Suppliers, Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is unable to control Third Party Suppliers, does not supervise Third Party Suppliers and therefore cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions. Any services provided by Third Party Suppliers are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by these Third Party
Suppliers and their liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers and international conventions and agreements that govern the provision of their services. These may limit or exclude liability of the Third Party Supplier. You acknowledge that Third Party Suppliers operate in compliance with the applicable laws of the countries in which they operate and Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator does not warrant that any Third Party Supplier is in compliance with the laws of your country of residence or any other jurisdiction.

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is not liable and will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party other than the Tour Operator and its employees.

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator is not liable for the acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of Third Party Suppliers or any independent contractors.

16. OPTIONAL EXTRAS

“Optional Extras” refers to any activity, transportation, meal, product or service not expressly included in the Tour itinerary or price of the Tour and which does not form part of the Tour. You agree that any assistance given by Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator’s representative(s) in arranging, selecting, or booking, any Optional Extras is purely at your request and Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator
makes no warranties and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever arising from participation in Optional Extras or any information provided by any representative of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator regarding any Optional Extras. You release Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages, loss of enjoyment, inconvenience, or injuries related to or arising from participation in or booking of Optional Extras.

You acknowledge and agree that any liability for loss, damages, death, personal injury, illness, emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury or loss of or damage to property associated with Optional Extras is the sole responsibility of the third party providing that service or activity.

17. LIABILITY

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator and its parents, subsidiaries and their respective employees, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, representatives, and assigns shall not be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided
by such other provider; and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. You waive any claim against Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

In the event that any loss, death, injury or illness is caused by the negligent acts or omissions of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator or of the Third Party Suppliers of any services which form part of the booking contract then the Tour Operator limits its liability, where applicable by all applicable international conventions.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in these Terms, Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not in any circumstances be liable to you for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, loss of enjoyment, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature.

For claims not involving personal injury, death or illness or which are not subject to the Conventions referred to above, any liability Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator may incur for the negligent acts or omissions of its suppliers will be limited to a maximum of the price which you paid for the applicable Tour, not including insurance premiums and administration charges. Where this relates to loss or damage to luggage and other personal possessions then Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator liability will not exceed $1,000 CAD. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not at any time be liable for any loss of or damage to valuables of any nature. You agree that you will be precluded from making a double recovery by making the same claims and seeking recovery against the Tour Operator and its suppliers, contractors or other third parties.

18. FORCE MAJEURE

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator will not be liable in any way 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 Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator failure to commence, perform or complete any duty owed to you 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, mechanical breakdowns, 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 Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator; or an event which Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator or the Third Party Supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee any and all of which, individually and collectively, constitute “Force Majeure”.

19. IMAGES AND MARKETING

You agree that, while participating in any Tour, images, photos or videos may be taken by other participants, Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator or its representatives that may contain or feature you. You consent to any such pictures being taken and grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, its contractors, sub-contractors and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever (including marketing, promotions and the creation of promotional materials by or with sub-licensees), in any medium whatsoever, whether currently known or hereinafter devised, without any further obligation or compensation payable to you.

20. PRIVACY POLICY

The Tour Operator must collect your personal information to deliver the Tour and any products or services booked. The Tour Operator collects, uses and discloses only that information reasonably required to enable the Tour Operator and its Third Party Suppliers to provide the particular Tour, products and/or services that you have requested as described in the Tour Operator’s Privacy Policy. By submitting any personal information to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator, you indicate your acceptance of Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator’s Privacy Policy.

21. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms is so broad as to be unenforceable, such provision will be interpreted to be only so broad as is enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision hereof will in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.

22. CONTRACT PARTIES & SUCCESSORS

These Terms will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties and their respective heirs, legal and personal representatives, executors, estate trustees, successors and assigns.

23. APPLICABLE LAW

The Contract and these Terms are subject to the laws of Ontario, Canada and you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the resolution of any dispute under these Terms or concerning any Tour, product or service.

24. AMENDMENTS

Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator reserves the right to update or alter these Terms at any time, and will post the amended Terms on the Tour Operator’s website. Any amendment will take effect 10 days after being posted to the Tour Operator’s website. An up to date copy of these Terms, as amended, may be accessed at any time on the Tour Operator’s website and will be sent to you upon written request to Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator. You are deemed to have accepted any amendments to these Terms on the date that is 10 days after their posting on the Tour Operator’s website. Rise Up Sisterhood, Laurier Du Vallon Travel and the Tour Operator recommends that you refer to the Terms prior to travel to familiarize
themselves with the most up-to-date version available.