General InformationTerms & Conditions
We’ve included the best luxury & palace accommodation in each itinerary. The properties in the selection is renowned for being luxurious. No wonder it is a pleasure to return to them each evening. To guarantee that only the very best make it into our preferred list, each hotel is personally selected and carefully Vetted by us. So whether you’re looking for the grandest luxury hotels, palace hotels dripping with historical features and character or a sensational selection of stylish boutique hotels, we have considered them all in these well researched itineraries.
Typically the distance determines the mode of transport and your time schedule of the tour. We attempt to minimize the travel time, especially, if the route between destinations is long. However, some segments might not have an airport or train station conveniently located. As always, we take into consideration your time and comfort. For the tours we have chosen the very comfortable and spacious vehicles and which have enough luggage space.
To assist and company you on your trip, we use local guides that know each destination as only a resident can. Guides conduct all touring to our careful specifications and are
pleased to suggest alterations to your itinerary during your trip to satisfy your personal interests and requests. Flexible Private touring allows you to take advantage of chance encounters and serendipitous moments, so you can follow new interests as your knowledge of a destination grows and develops. Unlike a group tour, there is no fixed agenda: the guide is yours exclusively and the suggested itinerary can be altered as you wish.
Unlike a group tour, there is no fixed agenda: the guide is yours exclusively and the suggested itinerary can be altered as you wish.
Travel insurance is a good way to protect yourself during your trip or if your trip. Hence, it is advisable.
Vaccinations are advisable.
Govt. Opinion & Comments Do check www.cdc.gov or with the WHO website for further details
No specific vaccinations are required to enter India unless you are enter-ing within six days of having visited a yellow fever infected area. However most doctors recommend the following
The majority of visitors to India return home with perfect health having had no problems at all. The most common complaint is a stomach upset for a day or two usually the result of a change of diet, different beer, or simply the change of lifestyle, most case are rarely serious and recovery is swift. Dust can be a problem to travelers who wear contact lenses. If you are taking prescribed medicines, split your supplies between your hand baggage and your main baggage. Make a list of the generic properties of the drug and keep with you. If you require any special medication, we advise taking along an ample supply. If you are prone to coughs, colds and sore throats, we advise you to take preventive medicines with you as larger cities suffer from smog pollution. This is particularly important if you suffer from bronchial complaints.
Please note local airlines have baggage limitations and it may vary from airline to airline. Should your baggage exceeds the local airline limitations; you may be charged locally by the airline at the time of check - in.
GENERAL TOUR TO INCLUDE
- Twin sharing accommodation
- Daily buffet breakfasts
- Sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- All tours and transfers
- English speaking company authorized guide for all mentioned tours
- Monument entrances
- Assistance at the airport & stations on arrival /departure
- Porter charges at stations
- All applicable taxes and service charges.
- All road taxes, government taxes, parking, fuel and driver allowances.
WIDLIFE NATIONAL PARK INCLUSIONS
A jeep safari is the best way to observe wildlife with in National Parks. Jeeps with groups of tourists, accompanied by a trained guide are allowed into the park at fixed times during the morning and evening. The jeeps have to follow a fixed route and leave the park by the end of the appointed time. Safaris are organized in the morning and in the afternoon and they have fixed timings. There are various routes given to the jeeps in the forest and the driver and naturalist have to follow the same route.
- All private safaris & meals in wildlife parks with a naturalist where applicable
- All meals in camps & tents
- Rickshaw ride at Bharatpur with naturalist
NOTE: Wildlife Parks as indicated in the itineraries remain closed from 30th June till 15th October every year due to monsoon season.
- Lunches and dinners (except for those mentioned in the itinerary)
- Personal expenses
- Camera fees, tips etc.
- International and Domestic airfare and train fares
- Visa charges
- Airport Departure Taxes if applicable.
On program where immediate check-in has not been included in the pro-gram price, Company does request that hotels do their utmost to facilitate this service. However, it is not guaranteed. Most hotels allow check-in to take place during the mid-afternoon. Should you wish to have your room ready for immediate check in on arrival Company can arrange this for an additional charges. Please ask for details and prices.
Costs are based on double occupancy or single occupancy as may be the case and in most cases on per person basis. If you are travelling alone, a single supplement fee or a single occupancy tour price will be applicable.
PRICES & ARRANGEMENTS
Quoted program prices include planning, handling and operational charges, and are based on current rate of exchange, tariffs and taxes. Tour quotations are usually in USD (US$), GBP (£). One can pay us by their local currency too (if the arrangement is payment on arrival by cash) but at all times the exchange rate charged will beas per the US$ conversion sinceour contracts and prices are based on US Dollar. They include planning, handling and operational charges, and are based on the current rate of exchange and tariffs. These are subject to change depending on international currency fluctuation, fuel surcharges, and/or inflation by the time one confirms the tour. However once a tour price is finalized and tour is confirmed there is no change in price whatever be the reason. Note that even for Non Resident Indian Tourists we always quote in foreign currencies as our special rates and tariffs are in foreign currency. We are under no obligation to give breakdown costs involved in any program. For a group, modification of program content to accommodate a smaller group size will not affect published program price.
For all tours there is a minimum deposit of 30% of the total tour value (it is calculated on the basis of hotels used, flights reserved, train tickets blocked, etc.and depends on the type of tour booked and at the discretion of the company) at the time of booking and the balance is payable 40 days prior to the first day of the tour.
A) All payments are to be Swift Transfers Or Master /Visa /American Express Card payments (refer payment methods document for the formats for each method) and all payments after arrival in India (if any) could be also by cash and Travelers’ Cheques in addition to the methods mentioned above excepting bank transfer. We do not accept bank drafts and personal cheques. B) We do not charge any service fee for accepting credit cards.
All cancellations should always be sent by email and kindly also fax a copy of the letter to avoid any date disputes later. Cancelling the tour anytime within 30 days prior to commencement of the tour will result in forfeiture of 100% of the tour price excluding airfare. Cancellation at any other time before that time period would attract a minimum charge of 300 US$ per person or 30% of the tour value whichever is higher. Incase of luxury train tours and cruises, package airfares, etc. the cancellation policy of the Railway Authorities or concerned departments / companies / airlines will apply.
You also confirm that in the case of no deposit being made for a con-firmed tour and/or balance not paid before 30 days of the tour com-mencement (for whatever reasons like the special arrangement could be credit card guarantee, etc.) that gets cancelled, the above will still apply and you would send us the Cancellation charges on good trust or the credit card guarantee will be charged. Note that once a tour is cancelled if there is any credit towards the booker's (Read “client”) account then the same is refunded as soon as possible but always within the same financial year (April to March). Changes in Tour Plan: India is a vast, diverse and intense country. At times there are situations where flights and trains get cancelled / delayed/ rescheduled due to bad weather and or other problems like local unrest, strikes, natural calamities.Etc.
Under such conditions we always try to advice on the best route possible and we even consult you. It is to be noted that though we try our best but we do not commit any refunds what so ever for unutilized services due to unforeseeable reasons like this. If for whatever reasons the guest (read client) changes the tour plan while on the tour no refunds or adjustments are possible in most cases. Yes, we do try our best in these cases also and most of the cases if we have not paid for the services already do adjust the same too but in lot of cases this becomes impossible – so please bear with us. At the same time if because of any of the reasons mentioned above we need to buy fresh air tickets and book hotels or make any arrangements the same will be charged as applicable and payable by the traveler. If by any chance the traveler changes the tour plan while traveling then we would be charging for all new services and hotels as per the changed plan. We will try to adjust the pre-paid part being changed with the new part but again we do not commit the same since most of the services will be pre paid for to the suppliers like the hotels, transporter, guide, etc.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Valid passports are required for travel to the destinations in this brochure. Check for the latest visa requirements. Please note also that passports must be valid for six months after the return of your journey and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Company cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non- compliance with these requirements. A copy of your valid passport must be submitted to Company in order to confirm air reservations.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
We and our employees, shareholder, officers, owners, directors, successors, agents and assigns, doesn't 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 affiliatedcompanies). All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result we are not Liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person. Our company and its operators and agents will assume no liability for injury, damage, financial or physical loss, accident, death, delay or damage to personal property inconnection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to act of God or force majeure. Illness, disease, inconvenience, irregularity or additional costs resulting directly or indirectly from any of the following causes: weather. Quarantines, acts of war, civil disturbances, theft, government regulations, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labour 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 failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time. Our company reserves the right to change any itinerary at any time when it is deemed advisory for the safety of the guest or the group or to comply with government restrictions. 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. Passengers assume all such risks associated with participating in this trip.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK & RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By booking the tour with us, you acknowledge the risk and hazards of travel in India. You also accept the responsibility for your own welfare and waive future claims against us for liability to the maximum extent permitted by law. You understand that we contracts with a network of operators in India. Sri Lanka, Maldives,Tibet, Bhutan & Nepal through affiliate tour operators. These third party service providers are deemed qualified and experienced to the best of company’s Tours For Us know-ledge. Therefore, you fully release and hold us harmless from any and all liability for all their acts or omissions. You agree that this Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability statement shall be legally binding upon yourself, all minors under the age of 21 traveling with you, your heirs, successors, and legal representatives. You further agree to fully indemnify Pleasure Tours from all and any liabilities to the maximum extent permitted by law and for all its costs, expenses, damages. etc (including attorney's fees) arising from or attributable to any claims or actions arising from your travel with us and which claims or actions are specifically released by you in this document.
TRAVEL ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS
It is the responsibility of the traveler to stay informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the relevant State Department's travel website. In the event of an active State Department travel warnings against travel to the specific destination locations of the trip, should the traveler still choose to travel, not with standing any travel advisory or warning. The traveler assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
The traveler 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 himself or herself or other members of the program. Company reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a trip. Company reserves the right 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 others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers on the trip.
ANY PAYMENT TO COMPANY CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT HERE IN AND IN.
Gratuities are not included in the program price and are entirely at the discretion of the traveler and should be based on the level of satisfaction with the service received. Recommended guidelines are sent to you along with your pre-tour documentation.
PHOTOGRAPHY DURING TRAVEL
Our company 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 program with company, program members agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Program members who prefer that their images not used are asked to identify themselves to their Tour Director at the beginning of their program.
Booking a tour with us suggests that all of us understand and accept the above. This document has been well researched and most of the inputs have come from our past guests and even the language and final editing has been done by some of our good friends who travelled with us as clients from all over the world. Still if the language is too harsh or the conditions at times seem biased and in favour of the company kindly accept our apologies for the same as it is unintended. At the same time the hotels, flights, trains, etc. have stringent cancellation rules that we need to follow to be in business with them and maintain a sound track record.