Focus On Nature Tours, Inc (FONT)
Some General Information and Conditions
The price for each of the tours is given in U.S. Dollars, no matter which country the tour itself would be in. All payments to "Focus on Nature Tours, Inc." are to be in U.S. Dollars.
The price, for any given tour, includes the items as indicated in the tour itinerary.
In the case of most tours, the air transportation cost is not included in the price. However, "Focus on Nature Tours" can arrange whatever flight tickets are required, for every tour included in the program. "Focus on Nature Tours" will endeavor to do this, in every case, in the most economically advantageous way for the travelers, either as part of an organized group or as individuals. Restrictions and any penalty fees (if assessed) on the air tickets are governed by the airlines.
"Focus on Nature Tours" recommends that registered tour participants obtain insurance to cover (at the very minimum) their tour cost, and air fare, (including trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage), in case any unforeseen circumstances arise causing the client not to travel or to return early from a tour.
Please note, as many of the economically priced air tickets have restrictions regarding changes and cancellations, this gives some valued protection.
"Focus on Nature Tours" can assist with such insurance information as requested.
Accepted forms of payment are:
Credit cards: American Express, Discover, Visa, Mastercard.
Checks or money orders.
(Regarding payments from
tour registrants from outside the
Payments for tours should be sent to:
Focus on Nature Tours, Inc.
Wilmington, DE 19809, USA.
Single & double-occupancy policy:
Single-occupancy will be confirmed (where possible), when persons specify this preference at time of registration. The applicable single-supplement would be required with payment for the balance of the tour cost.
If double-occupancy "as assigned" is preferred and requested at time of registration, FONT will pair with another person of the same gender requesting the same, if available. FONT would advise client prior to the tour the rooming status. If another person of the same gender is not available with whom to pair for double-occupancy, then the single-supplement would be required. (Single-supplements are specified in each tour itinerary, or are available upon request from FONT.)
Deposit & Payment Schedule:
A deposit as stated in the tour's literature would be required at the time of registration to secure and hold reservations on a tour. A tour reservation is not held without a deposit.
Full payment for a given tour is due by 110-days prior to the first date of the tour.
If it is not received by the proper time, a late-charge of $25 per each 10-day delinquency from the due date would be assessed, or cancellation of the reservation could result.
If "Focus On Nature Tours" is also handling your airline arrangements, participants will be advised of the payment schedule as required by the specific airline.
Refunds & Cancellations
If cancellation is made:
All deposits are refundable, minus $100, up to
100-days prior to the first day of the tour.
Within the 100-day period prior to the tour:
75% of the full payment is refundable up to
60 days prior to day 1 of the tour.
50% of the full payment is refundable up to
30 days prior to day 1 of the tour.
None of the full payment is refundable within
30 days of the first day of the tour.
The above refund schedule applies to the tour cost.
No exceptions whatsoever will be made to this cancellation policy & schedule.
Any registrants canceling should expect that any applicable tour refund will take a minimum of 4-weeks to be processed and received.
There is never any refund penalty of the tour cost if another traveler is substituted for the person canceling. "FONT" is not and does not take on the responsibility of obtaining such a substitute.
Air fare payment procedure and refund policy is governed entirely upon the policy of the specific airline, and the type of ticket (fare plan) obtained.
Trip insurance is highly recommended.
Tour participants are asked to refrain from smoking in vehicles and when in close quarters with other members of the group, including at meals.
Of course, smoking should not be done, as well, on trails or within boundaries of natural sanctuaries or preserves where it is designated as not permitted.
With double-occupancy accommodations, smokers should request, in advance, that they be paired with another smoker. Smoking will not be permitted in rooms, if a person is sharing accommodations with a non-smoker; or if restricted by the policy of the accommodations' proprietor.
Responsibility / Terms & Conditions:
Each tour participant agrees to release and indemnify and hold harmless Focus on Nature Tours, Inc., its agents, employees, shareholders, officers, and directors from any and all liability, claims, demands, and actions for any and all known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen losses, damages or injuries to any person or property in any manner arising out of or in connection with tour, whether or not the liability, claims, demands, or actions arise from negligence of the tour participant, Focus on Nature Tours, Inc., its agents, employees, shareholders, officers or directors. Focus on Natures Tours, Inc., acts only as an agent for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by railroad, motorcar, motorcoach, boat, airplane, or any other means, and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity caused by defect in such vehicles or for any reason whatsoever, including the acts, defaults or bankruptcies of any company or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. Focus on Nature Tours, Inc., accepts no responsibility for losses of additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, quarantine, or other causes. The tour participant shall bear all such losses and expenses. Focus on Nature Tours, Inc. reserves the right to substitute hotels of similar category for those indicated and to make any changes in the itinerary where deemed necessary for any reason whatsoever. Focus On Nature Tours, Inc. reserves the right to substitute one leader for another as schedules or any other conditions may warrant. If another leader not possible, Focus On Nature Tours Inc will extend a total refund. Focus on Nature Tours, Inc. reserves the right to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of any tour. Baggage is at owner's risk entirely.
The receipt of your tour deposit by "Focus on Nature Tours, Inc." shall be deemed as the participants consent to the above conditions.
Health and weather considerations:
Participants should be in good health and should consult a physician before undertaking a tour.
If you have questions about the physical requirements of a tour, please contact
"Focus on Nature Tours" for further information.
Participants should prepare for the tour by reading the tour's itinerary provided by
"Focus on Nature