RESPONSIBILITY: Dennis Cox LLC, dba PHOTO EXPLORER TOURS, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and/or their agents give notice that all tickets, vouchers, and coupons issued by them and all arrangements for the transportation and conveyance for hotel accommodations made by them are as agents ONLY. Upon the express condition that they shall not be liable for any theft, injury, damage, loss, accident, defects in any vehicle or through acts of default of the Company or persons engaged in conveying the passengers or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or otherwise in connection therewith or for any hotel/guest house proprietor or employee. The aforesaid Dennis Cox LLC dba PHOTO EXPLORER TOURS and/or their agents can accept no responsibility for losses or accidental expenses due to delay or changes in airline or other means of transport schedule, hotel over booking or default, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other uncontrollable causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. Baggage is at owner's risk. Cancellation, baggage and travel insurance is recommended. The right is reserved to not accept or to return any person, a member of any tour, or to cancel or to alter the tour. The Air Carriers or other transportation companies whose services are featured in these tours are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on board their conveyance. The passenger contract in use by these companies when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passage.
TOUR PRICES: All prices of tours are quoted in U.S. dollars and are based on exchange rates effective at time of printing. Any significant changes in exchange rates or in airfares that may affect the cost of the tour or other related cost may result in price changes prior to departure. A small group surcharge may be added in the event that the group size is under the minimum of passengers (usually five or six depending on the particular tour). No refunds can be claimed for unused portions of the tour, including meals, due to personal reasons and voluntary changes.
AIR TRANSPORTATION: Individual airfare from the U.S. city of departure to destination country can be booked through Photo Explorer Tours for a service fee. Internal airfare is based on group departure. Airfares have certain conditions, periods of applicability, stop over privileges and cancellation penalties established by each airline.
TRANSFERS/SIGHTSEEING: All transfers between airports and hotels (unless making own connections to initial and final city in itinerary and transfers are not available), sightseeing and excursions as indicated by the itinerary by deluxe (or best available) coach, English-speaking guides, and entrance fees to places of visit are included in the tour price.
TOUR CANCELLATION: Deposits and any final payments, except any penalities that might be imposed by the airlines, are refundable less $100 per person handling charge if notice is given 60 days prior to departure. Additional cancellation fee of 25% of the land cost is imposed for cancellations made 30-60 days prior to departure. If shorter notice is given, no refund will be granted. No refunds can be given to passengers who do not complete the tour for any reason whatsoever. Trip-cancellation insurance is available, is recommended, and information on its purchase will be sent in the passenger literature. Full refunds will be given in the unlikely event of a tour's non-operation. Tour itinerary is subject to change without notice.
PASSPORT/VISA: A valid passport with two blank pages and at least six months validity remaining is required of each passenger. Visa fees are included in the tour price except on Turkey tours, where visa for U.S./Canadian citizens must be obtained personally upon arrival, on India, Burma, and Vietnam tours which must be obtained by each participant individually, and on any other tours where excluded on the tour brochure.
BAGGAGE: BAGGAGE HANDLING ON ALL TOURS IS FOR ONE PIECE not to exceed 44 pounds. Additional baggage, including porterage, is the individual's responsibility and may incur additional charges. International airlines allow two pieces of checked baggage per traveler with combined dimensions not to exceed 107" and one piece of carry on baggage (although two pieces are usually accommodated). Porter's tips are not included.
HEALTH AND INNOCULATIONS: It is the responsibility of each tour member to inform the tour operator of any possible health problems or handicaps upon registration. Please consult with your local public health or travel health clinic for any innoculations required for the country you will be visiting. (Note: China does not require any innoculations, but vaccination against hepatitis is often recommended. Also, RH negative blood is not available in China. Please consult your doctor before traveling to China if your blood type is RH negative.)
NOT INCLUDED: Passport fee, airport taxes, excess baggage charges and/or porterage, baggage and flight insurance, individual transfers, personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, drinks except what may be provided with meals, photographic films and supplies unless noted in the individual tour brochure, and any other expenses not shown as included. Individual tips to the national guide at tour's end are welcome and appreciated.
REGISTRATION FORM: Must be filled out, signed and dated by each group member.