Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic
Set out with the luxury travel leaders on a globe-spanning journey designed by A&K's pioneering founder himself. Sample exotic destinations ranging from Easter Island and the Philippines to Uzbekistan and Iceland, enjoying one-of-a-kind insider access, five-star hospitality and the comforts of A&K's chartered Boeing 757 with first-class, fully lie-flat seats.
Arrive in Fort Lauderdale and transfer to your accommodations at the Ritz Carlton, where you meet your tour leadership team and fellow guests over cocktails and dinner, sharing the anticipation of the incredible adventures ahead.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale | Meals: D
Set off on your private jet for Cartagena, Colombia, a bastion of well-preserved colonial architecture. Wander the streets of the Badillo neighborhood and gather in a city square for dinner and a folkloric dance performance. Experience local life up close at a “street market” displayed exclusively for you and sample Colombian coffees. Fly by private jet to Bogotá to walk its historic streets, admire the magnificent buildings and absorb the lively ambience. Tour the Museo del Oro to behold its ancient golden treasures and enjoy a lecture by an expert in pre-Columbian art. Later, view works by contemporary artist Fernando Botero — as well as paintings by Picasso, Monet, Dali and other masters — at the Museo Botero.
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena | Meals: B L D
Fly nearly 3,000 miles over the Pacific to one of the most remote — and enticing — destinations on earth: Easter Island. The island’s iconic stone effigies, called moai by the Rapa Nui, are thought to be representations of the builders’ ancestors. There are nearly 900 moai spread throughout the island; almost all of them face inland, in order to watch over and protect the island’s living inhabitants. The grandeur of these figures is rivaled by the island’s intense natural beauty, with a postcard-worthy view seemingly in every direction. Arrive to a greeting of flowers and warm smiles from your Rapa Nui hosts, followed by a sunset cocktail atop Ranu Kau, a spectacular dormant volcano. Following dinner, enjoy a performance by local native dance troupe Kari-Kari. If this is your first visit to Easter Island, you may rise early the next day to hike along “the way of the moai,” a chance to view many of Easter Island’s famous figures up close, before flying to your next destination.
Explora Rapa Nui | Meals: B L D
Fly by private jet to Papeete and then board a local charter flight to Rangiroa, the quintessential South Pacific paradise. Rangiroa is the authentic Polynesia, a serene place where many still make their living from fishing or pearl farming. Spend several days savoring the sunny, uniquely relaxed atmosphere of Rangiroa through a variety of activities, which you may pick and choose to your liking. Drift through an atoll of clear blue water to watch schools of brilliant tropical fish and darting reef sharks swim past; visit a pearl farm to learn how these treasures are harvested and purchase a unique souvenir; or simply relax on a lovely stretch of beach. Divers can don a wetsuit and tank for a dive in Tiputa and Avatoru, two of the country’s finest dive spots. Take a day excursion to the Blue Lagoon to watch local spear fishermen at work, and enjoy a fresh lunch on the beach. Rejoin your private jet crew and depart for your next destination.
Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa | Meals: B L D
Arrive by private jet at Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, and experience a lively welcome of flower garlands presented with a company of ceremonial warriors. Embark the next day for a visit to a village that opens a window onto life as a Solomon Islander. Witness demonstrations of many traditional island skills, including hot-stone cooking, coconut husking, sagopalm house building and natural medicines. The highlight of your visit is a bride-price ceremony arranged exclusively for you. This custom is still carried out using traditional shell money (tafuluae) offered by the groom’s family; shell money is also used to purchase local staples such as food, canoes and even homes. End your visit with a lavish feast of stone-roasted motu (pig), fish and cassava pudding. Native dancers perform for you, and invite you to join them in an exuberant celebration. Return to your private jet for the flight to the Philippines.
*Cross the International Dateline en route to the Solomon Islands.
Heritage Park Hotel | Meals: B L D
Celebrate your arrival in Cebu, the Philippines, during a beachfront Playa del Fuego cocktail reception and dinner. The next morning, set out for Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Visit the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary at Corella for a chance to see one of the world’s smallest, and rarest, primates in its natural habitat. Continue to the Chocolate Hills, a region famous for its undulating topography — here you have the opportunity to interact with local children as they perform local songs and dances. Enjoy a private performance by the renowned Loboc children’s choir. Spend the next day enjoying your choice of activity. Swim with whale sharks and observe these magnificent (and quite harmless) creatures up close, enjoy a leisurely 18 holes at a nearby golf course or take your pick from the many activities offered by your resort. On your last evening here, take part in a local cultural feast featuring an array of traditional Filipino food and lively entertainment.
Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa | Meals: B L D
Your private jet today brings you to Mongolia, where families of nomads still roam the plains on horseback as their ancestors did centuries ago. Board a local charter flight for the Gobi Desert, which lies between the Siberian wilderness to the north and the Tibetan Plateau to the south, and features Bactrian camels, mountain sheep, golden eagles and many endemic reptiles. At your comfortable ger camp, the night sky is awe-inspiring and an astronomer is on hand to lead an evening of stargazing. During your stay, attend a special presentation of the Naadam Games, traditional contests of archery, wrestling and horsemanship that speak to Mongolia’s deep military history. Also visit the Flaming Cliffs with a local paleontologist and learn about the extraordinary dinosaur finds (including the first dinosaur eggs) made in this area.
Three Camel Lodge | Meals: B L D
Arrive to a rousing welcome in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, this one featuring musicians and local children in native dress offering flowers. The next day, set out to explore this incredible city, once the home of Tamerlane the Great, the warlord and scholar who led an army that swept westward as far as Cairo, Egypt. Visit the mausoleum where Tamerlane is interred, and at lunch, learn to make one of the region’s signature dishes: rice pilaf. See the street acrobats at the local caravansary and visit local factories to see mulberry paper and silk carpets being made. Learn calligraphy from a local artist and take in a private musical performance. In Registan Square, gather for an open-air gala complete with your own private bazaar. Enjoy a folk dancing demonstration, musicians, fire jugglers and even a private fashion show.
Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior | Meals: B L D
Fly north to St. Petersburg, the city shaped by one of Russia’s enduring visionaries, Peter the Great. Experience “the Venice of the North” as its namesake intended with a private cruise along its canals. The next morning, meet with Mikhail Gorbachev’s personal interpreter for a talk on Russia’s current political situation, and then visit the Church on Spilled Blood, a superb example of Russian architecture and decorative art. After lunch on the grounds of the Peter and Paul Fortress, choose a tour of the Fortress, a visit to a ballet school or tea with a Russian artist in his apartment. In the evening, tour the Hermitage Museum during an exclusive, after-hours private opening, followed by a classical music concert. The next day, set out for Tsarskoe Selo (tsar’s village), more commonly known as Pushkin. Admire its fabulous Baroque palace and enjoy a hearty Russian lunch. Continue to Peterhof, Peter the Great’s attempt to outdo the Palace of Versailles, returning to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil. This evening, admire the stunning treasures at the Faberge Museum, with a private viewing of the exquisite Faberge egg collection, at the lavish Shuvalov Palace opened exclusively for you. Learn about the palace’s storied history and enjoy a private opera and ballet recital before a sumptuous dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace | Meals: B L D
Leave St. Petersburg behind for Iceland’s scenic and charming capital, Reykjavík. Gather tonight for a special dinner of Icelandic delicacies at your hotel. The next day, head to Thingvellir where the Vikings established the first Parliament. Today, Thingvellir is a national park, a natural wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the Geyser area’s geothermal pools and see an eruption at Strokkur, which occurs every five minutes. The next day, choose one of these options: Take a four-wheel-drive tour of Iceland’s most scenic areas, including lush and rugged Thorsmork with its low birch trees and surrounding mountains, glaciers and rivers; fly by helicopter to the enormous, dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano, which is large enough to house the Statue of Liberty and into which you descend; or take a dip in the aptly named Blue Lagoon, a spring-fed pool of mineral-rich blue water popular with bathers. At night, gather with fellow guests for a farewell dinner in an award-winning restaurant. The next day, travel to the airport to fly to New York and connect with your homebound flight.
Hotel Borg | Meals: B L D
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Flying by private jet elevates your journey to an entirely new level of luxury, convenience and flexibility. Touch down in exotic destinations not easily accessible via major carriers, bypass long lines, and come and go on a timetable based on your itinerary. It’s air travel as it was always meant to be.
On our exclusively chartered private jet, your handmade leather seat, one of only 50 on board, reclines a full 180 degrees into a bed more than six and a half feet long, with a relaxing message and adjustable lumbar support available at the touch of a button. Unwind with an iPad® and Bose® noise-cancelling headphones as your dedicated flight crew attend to your needs.
Overseeing every detail of your trip is the Tour Director and Tour Managers, globe-spanning experts who travel with your from start to finish to keep things running smoothly, while local guides join you in each destination to add a personal perspective to every encounter.
Thanks to our unmatched network of 52 local offices – as well as an intimate group size of just 50 guests – your Private Jet Journey includes the kind of exclusive, invitation-only events that are A&K’s hallmark. Wherever you go, experience the authentic flavor or life as it is really lived.
Private Jet Journeys feature properties chosen by our experts for their authentic reflection of each destination’s style and spirit. Your meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day – they are a complete feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops.
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PRIVATE JET OPERATOR-PARTICIPANT CONTRACT AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read the following information carefully. In order for your reservation to be completed, you must indicate your acceptance of the terms of the Agreement by signing and submitting the Reservation Form to Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC.
AROUND THE WORLD BY PRIVATE JET: THE TROPICS TO THE ARCTIC
May 1-26, 2017
This agreement sets forth the terms and conditions under which ABERCROMBIE & KENT USA, LLC., 1411 OPUS PLACE, EXECUTIVE TOWERS WEST II, DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS 60515 (hereinafter called "A&K"), agrees to provide the services described in the brochure for Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic, (hereinafter called the "Tour") from May 1-26, 2017.
A&K is the charter operator and, except as expressly provided in this Agreement, is responsible to the passenger for contracting for all services and accommodations offered in connection with the Tour. However, in the absence of negligence of A&K, we are not responsible for personal injury, property damage or other loss caused by (a) any air carrier, hotel or other supplier of any of the services being offered in connection with the Tour, or by (b) delays, or defects in or failures of any aircraft, vessel, automotive vehicle, or other means of transportation or supplier that is not under its direct control.
CHARTER TOUR PRICE
The price of the full Tour is $129,000 per person, double occupancy, with an additional $16,500 charge for a single room (subject to availability). Tour prices include charter flight, all applicable taxes and the additional services as described in the Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic brochure. Prices reflected in this contract are based on current taxes and jet fuel costs. Rises in cost of tax and/or fuel could necessitate a supplemental charge. Any tips or gratuities not specifically mentioned as included in the total charter price will be at your discretion. Except for "major changes," as described below, no refund will be made for any accommodations or services included in the charter price which you voluntarily do not use.
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT
A non-refundable deposit of $7,500 per person and a signed contract is required to secure a confirmed reservation for the Tour. A second non-refundable deposit of $25,000 per person is due by September 5, 2016. A third non-refundable deposit of $32,000 per person is due by November 3, 2016. Final payment will be due on or before January 2, 2017. If your reservation is made within 119 days of departure (after January 2, 2017), the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of confirmation. If the Tour is fully booked when your reservation is received, your payment will be returned within 7 days, or with your authorization, we can retain the deposit and place your name on a waiting list in case other passengers cancel their reservations. Even if you authorize us to put your name on a waiting list, we will notify you within 7 days that your selected flight is fully booked.
All checks and money orders must be made payable to our depository bank, "Shelby Financial Corporation - Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, Escrow Account," or to your travel agent, who in turn must make a check payable to "Shelby Financial Corporation - Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, Escrow Account."
Payment may be made using any major credit card, check or wire transfer, and all payments are secured in an escrow account.
All payments received by Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, for travel services on this charter program are protected in part by a surety trust agreement that we have obtained from Level One Bank, 32991 Hamilton Court, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Unless you file a claim with us, or, if we are not available, with the securer within 60 days after the completion of the charter, the securer will be released from all liability to you under this security agreement. Claims should be filed directly with Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, and Shelby Financial Corporation, Attention: Michael Glynn, 5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 110, Malvern, PA 19355 within 60 days after the completion of the trip. Otherwise, Shelby Financial Corporation, Level One Bank and Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, shall be released from all liability to you under this Agreement.
Trip cancellation, health and accident insurance are strongly recommended. We will send you information on Abercrombie & Kent's Guest Protection Program. To cover a pre-existing condition, the insurance premium must be confirmed at the time of booking and will be based on the initial deposit required. The balance of the insurance premium must be paid at the time of the second deposit. Insurance premiums and refunds are subject to the policies of the insurance carrier.
Each participant is strictly limited to 80 pounds of checked baggage in a maximum of two suitcases. Small carry-ons should be limited to one per person. Baggage, when not handled by Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant. Check with your selected airline for other baggage restrictions applicable to your flights to join and leave the Tour.
On local charter flights within French Polynesia, baggage is strictly limited to 44 pounds per person. For the charter flights within Mongolia, checked luggage is strictly limited to 33 pounds per person. Soft-sided luggage is required and a duffle bag for this purpose will be provided by Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, for each guest prior to departure. The remainder of guests' luggage will be stored by Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, during these program segments.
For INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, the air carrier's liability is limited to the actual value of the baggage but not more than 1,131 special drawing rights (SDR) per passenger. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of the postmark, fax or email receipt. All payments are non-refundable. Refunds will not be made for any missed services or missed days.
If you cancel your reservation, your right to receive a refund is limited, per the following schedule:
CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON
|Before September 5, 2016||$7,500|
|Between September 5 and November 2, 2016||$32,500|
|Between November 3, 2016 and January 1, 2017||$64,500|
|On or after January 2, 2017||100% of the program price|
If you cancel and provide a substitute participant for this trip, you will receive a full refund of money paid toward the charter price less an administrative charge of $25 within 14 days after the substitute has paid in full. The costs for visas, commercial air tickets, and pre-tour or post-tour independent arrangements may not be refundable. If you paid for the Tour by credit card, you may cancel and receive a full refund any time until you have signed an Operator Participant Contract. Such refund will be made within 14 days of cancellation.
The passenger shall have the right to cancel and receive a full refund if A&K makes any of the following "major changes" in the Tour prior to departure:
(a) A change in the departure or return date, unless the change results from a flight delay required by the Air Carrier that does not exceed forty-eight (48) hours, and of which A&K received less than two (2) days' notice.
(b) A change in the origin or destination city, unless the change affects only the order in which cities are visited.
(c) A substitution of any hotel of lesser quality that is not named in this contract.
(d) A price increase of more than 10 percent (10%).
Notice of any "major change" described in this paragraph will be given within seven (7) days of learning of the change, but at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled departure date. Provided, however, that if A&K first learns of a major change within ten (10) days of the scheduled departure date, it will notify the passenger as soon as possible. Within seven (7) days after receiving notification of a major change, but in no event later than departure, you may cancel your reservation and you will receive a full refund within fourteen (14) days. If a major change occurs after the departure of the flight which you are unwilling to accept, A&K will refund, within fourteen (14) days after the return date named in this agreement, that portion of your payment which applies to any services not provided.
A&K reserves the right to cancel the Tour at any time for any reason whatsoever, in its sole and unreviewable discretion. Provided, however, that A&K shall have no right to cancel the Tour less than ten (10) days before the scheduled departure except due to circumstances that make it physically impossible for it to operate the Tour. If a charter is cancelled 10 or more days before the schedule departure, A&K will notify you in writing within 7 days after the cancellation, but in any event, at least 10 days before the scheduled departure. If cancellation within 10 days of the departure date is required because it is physically impossible to operate the Tour, A&K will notify the passenger as soon as possible.
The passenger's acceptance of any refund offered under this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of any additional remedies.
A&K and the Air Carrier each assume no responsibility and shall not be held liable for Acts of God, fire, flood, fog, smog, weather, mechanical failures, acts of government or other civil or military authorities, wars, civil disturbances, riots, terrorist acts, crimes, strikes, shortages of aviation fuel, epidemics, quarantines, hazards incident to sea, land and air travel, or any other similar occurrence that is beyond its reasonable ability to control.
AIRCRAFT AND FLIGHTS
ICELANDAIR, Reykjavikurflugvollur, IS-101 Reykjavik, Iceland, the Air Carrier, will be using a Boeing 757-200ER Business Jet with 50 VIP-style seats. The Air Carrier reserves the right to change the aircraft if it becomes unserviceable with a reasonable substitute of comparable capacity. The timetable and flight routes for the Tour are approximate and subject to change. In addition, international flights are subject to landing rights and other restrictions that are under foreign government control. If a foreign government for any reason denies landing rights, and if travel to that destination is cancelled, the passenger will receive a refund with respect to such flight.
Passengers and their personal belongings, including baggage, are subject to search by airport authorities to ensure the safety and security of the flight. Any passenger who, upon request, refuses to consent to any such procedure may be refused transportation.
No individual air ticket will be issued to the travellers on the private jet. Rather, each traveller will be listed on a master air manifest that will be the responsibility of the Tour Director throughout the Tour.
Air Carrier's Right to Deny Boarding. The Air Carrier shall have the right to refuse boarding or to remove any passenger:
(a) Who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of any illicit drug or controlled substance;
(b) Who refuses to consent to any reasonable checks of his person or baggage deemed by the Air Carrier or responsible airport authorities to be in the best interest of the flight;
(c) If necessary for the reasonable safety and comfort of the other passengers or if the passenger is creating a hazard or risk to himself or other persons or property;
(d) Whose passport, visas, vaccination certificates and all other required travel documents are not complete, or who has not complied with the applicable laws, regulations, orders, demands or travel requirements of any country or state from, through or to which a charter flight is operated on the Tour.
Tour Itinerary. The full Tour begins in Fort Lauderdale on May 1, 2017 and ends in New York on May 26, 2017. The information regarding the itinerary, flight segments, hotels, and ground services provided in the Around the World by Private Jet: The Tropics to the Arctic brochure is hereby incorporated by reference.
(a) Passenger certifies that he or she has not recently been treated for, nor is he or she aware, of any physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard to him or herself or other members of this Tour or reduce their ability to enjoy and benefit from the sightseeing and dining program. Passenger agrees that he or she may be removed from the Tour at his or her own expense if not compliant with the foregoing.
(b) Passenger agrees to comply with all treaties, customs, police, public health and other regulations including the immigration and customs laws of each country or state from, through, or to which the Tour is operated.
(c) Passenger accepts full responsibility for all consequences of his or her failure to obtain passports, visas, vaccination certificates and all other documents required for travel to destinations in the Tour itinerary.
(d) Passenger warrants that his or her passports have a sufficient number of blank pages (at least one per destination) to last the duration of the itinerary as described in theAround theWorld by Private Jet:The Tropics to the Arctic brochure.
Included in the quoted program price:
Aircraft: The private jet flights will be performed using a Boeing 757-200ER aircraft with 50 first-class, VIP-style seats fromFort Lauderdale, routing via Cartagena and Bogotá,Colombia; Lima, Peru (technical stop); Easter Island, Chile; Papeete, French Polynesia;Nadi, Fiji (technical stop); Honiara, Solomon Islands; Cebu, Philippines; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Samarkand,Uzbekistan; St. Petersburg, Russia; Reykjavik, Iceland; NewYork, NewYork, USA.The air carrier for the private jet flights will be Icelandair. Additionally, local charter flights will be used for transportation and excursions in French Polynesia and Mongolia.
Accommodations: Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary, based on double occupancy. Single occupancy is available at a supplementary cost. Single accommodations are limited on this program. A limited number of suite upgrades are available at additional cost at some destinations and can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: A&K will assign seats on the private jet and hotel/camp accommodations on a first-come, first-served basis at its discretion.
Meals: All meals beginning with dinner in Fort Lauderdale on May 1 and ending with lunch on board the private jet on May 26, 2017.
Beverages: Bottled water at all meals and on excursions. Local beer and house wine at all lunches and dinners where available. Full bar service on private jet flights.
Private transfers: Transfer on arrival to join the trip in Fort Lauderdale is included, regardless of the day of arrival.
Additional inclusions: A&K's Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided; however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises.A&K's Traveller'sValet includes laundry service for ten (10) pieces. Dry cleaning is not included.
Services: Services of professional A&K Tour Director, Tour Managers and LuggageManager throughout the itinerary; local guides are provided as appropriate.
Hotel and airport taxes.
Internet access: Internet access will be limited in some destinations; where available, complimentary Internet access is included.
Entrance fees: During all sightseeing tours.
Gratuities: All gratuities, including those for your professional A&K Tour Director/Managers and Luggage Manager.
A&K's Guest Protection Program; airfares to join/leave the program; additional or alternative sightseeing not included in the itinerary; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as costs to obtain passports and visas which are not included in the Tour cost; special assistance; meals other than specified in the itinerary; premium liquor except on the private jet and during special events; beverages, other than those with group meals; personal laundry (except for A&K's Traveller's Valet); and communication charges. Itinerary, accommodations and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond A&K's control. Every effort will be made to operate the Tour as planned.
PRICES & ARRANGEMENTS
The quoted Tour price includes planning, handling and operational charges, and is based on current rates of exchange, tariffs and taxes as ofNovember 2015. Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, reserves the right to increase Tour price to cover increased costs, fuel surcharges, tariffs and taxes after brochure is published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets.Marco Polo Club discount is not applicable to this program.
Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, also reserves the right to change the aircraft if it becomes unserviceable with a reasonable substitute of comparable capacity, withdraw a Tour or any part of it, to make such alterations in the itinerary, to change the maximum number of passengers, or with the Tour inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable and to pass on to Tour members any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control.
Minimum age for participation is 15 years.
Visa Documents/Entry Permits: Tour visas and/or entry permits will be required by U.S. passport holders for several featured countries: Tourist visas for entry into Russia should be obtained prior to your departure. A&K will assist in obtaining a group visa for entry into Uzbekistan. At the time of publication, visas are not required forUS passport holders for any other destination on this itinerary. Visas which must be secured individually and prior to departure on the program; processing fees for this are not included in the Tour and must be handled directly by the Tour participant prior to departure from the USA. Information and instructions for the procurement of required visas will be provided in your pre-tour documentation. Failure to obtain visas and/or entry permits does not negate the terms and conditions. Any extra costs for rerouting participants without visas and/or entry permits will be the responsibility of the participant.
Health Requirements: This is an active program, which requires you to make a realistic assessment of your health. All participants are expected to be in active good health, to enjoy travelling as part of a group, and to be ready to experience cultural differences with grace.Walking and climbing stairs are required in many hotels and airports, to board the aircraft, and as part of many excursions. Prior to travelling,we highly recommend visiting your personal physician for a check-up, so that you may discuss your ability to participate in this type of journey.Malaria and other diseases are present in some of the countries featured in this itinerary. Proof of yellow fever inoculation is required. For the latest recommendations on specific health precautions for the areas you will visit, consult your physician and the Centers for Disease Control.Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment should be reported in writing when the reservation is made.We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate participants with special needs; however,we cannot accommodate wheelchairs. If you require a slower pace, extra assistance, or the use of a cane or walking stick, arrangements will be made for private touring at each destination, if necessary, at the discretion of our Tour staff. Any extra cost for such arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant. If you would like to forego some of the scheduled sightseeing to rejuvenate and relax, please feel free to do so at any time.
PHOTOGRAPHY DURING TRAVEL
Abercrombie & Kent reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any program or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with A&K, program members agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Program members who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their Tour Director at the beginning of their program.
LIMITS ON ABERCROMBIE & KENT'S RESPONSIBILITY
Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns (collectively A&K), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling and other services from various independent suppliers (including from time to time other affiliated Abercrombie & Kent companies).All such persons and entities are independent contractors.As a result,A&K is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person.
In addition and without limitation, A&K is not responsible for any injury, financial or physical loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning,mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation, or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.There are many inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here, which can lead to illness, injury, or even death.These risks are increased by the fact that these trips take place in remote locations, far from medical facilities. Guest assumes all such risks associated with participating in this trip.
TRAVEL ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS
It is the responsibility of the traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to theU.S. State Department's travel website at travel.state.gov or by phone at 888 407 4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the guest still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the guest assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms andConditions, to the Limits onAbercrombie & Kent's Responsibility clause, to anyA&K brochure, to any information regarding anyA&K trip, service or package, or to anyA&K-related trip, activity, service or package, shall be submitted exclusively to and resolved in binding arbitration in Chicago, Illinois under the CPR International Non-administered Arbitration Rules, before a single arbitrator appointed by CPR. Any party or their representative may appear for the arbitration by telephone or video conference. Each party shall bear its own fees, costs and expenses and an equal share of any arbitrator and administrative fees.
The guest represents that neither he nor she nor anyone travelling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to him or herself or other members of the Tour.
A&K reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a trip, and to remove from the trip, at his or her sole expense, anyone whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to himself or herself or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other guests on the trip. Additional guest assistance is available at a supplemental cost.
AIR TRANSPORTATION TO FORT LAUDERDALE AND FROM NEW YORK
Air transportation to Fort Lauderdale and from New York is not included in the Tour price. Upon request we will arrange the best-priced airfare available in the class category you request at the time of your booking. Please note that certain airfares are subject to a service fee. Should you cancel or change your air reservation before or after your departure, cancellation penalties may apply. Air reservations will not be confirmed until a passport copy is received.
ALL AIRFARES AND CONDITIONS THEREOF ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board their planes or conveyances. These programs may use the services of any IATA carrier.
International air carriers are subject to international air conventions limiting their liability. The limitations of liability are contained on the reverse side of the airline ticket and form part of the terms and conditions of this package. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these travel programs and/or passage. A&K reserves the right to substitute, without giving reason, another one or more aircraft of suitable standard and configuration for the aircraft operated.
ANY PAYMENT TO ABERCROMBIE & KENT CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCEOF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HEREIN, WHICH MUST BE CONFIRMED BY SIGNATURE ON THE CONTRACT THAT WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON CONFIRMATION OF YOUR RESERVATION.
ONE NAME: ONE UNPARALLELED STANDARD WORLDWIDE
Throughout this brochure, you'll see references to "Abercrombie & Kent" (or simply "A&K"). This is our shorthand for the many independent A&K companies that work with Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC, of Downers Grove, Illinois, to provide its travellers with a consistent worldwide standard of expertise and excellence in travel. Their independence allows our guests to benefit from unique local knowledge and specialized services available only from destination-based operating companies around the globe.
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ABERCROMBIE & KENT, A&K, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS BY ABERCROMBIE & KENT, INSPIRING EXPERIENCES, GUARDIAN ANGEL, MARCO POLO CLUB, RESIDENT TOUR DIRECTOR, SIGNATURE SERIES, SIMPLY THE BESTWAY TOTRAVEL, TRAVELLINGBELL BOY, TRAVELLER'S VALET and the ampersand design are service marks owned by A&K Sarl.