Tour Cancellations, Itinerary Alterations,and Refunds
Legacy Tours works carefully to outline a tour and its complete itinerary, however it is occasionally necessary to make changes while the trip is in progress (as forced by weather related problems, political issues, airline rescheduling or strike and other changes out of our control). If we confront such situations please note the additional costs, if any, are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Legacy Tours, Inc. will not refund any amount for the unused portion of a tour unless it has been agreed to in writing prior to departure. We strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive trip interruption insurance.
Legacy Tours, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a tour prior to departure and a full refund (including initial deposit) in this case will be issued within 30 days. This will constitute full and complete settlement to the registrant. Legacy Tours will not accept any liability for any airline cancellation penalty incurred due to the purchase of a non-refundable ticket to the trip departure city and return, or will not be responsible for any personal expense in preparation for the tour. Rarely has a tour been canceled by Legacy Tours, but it has happened. We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
For cancellation by participants, Legacy Tours, Inc must receive notification of cancellation in writing. If cancellation is received 120 days prior to departure, then payments, less the initial non-refundable deposit, will be returned in full within 45 days. If cancellation is received less than 60 days from departure no refund is assured though we will attempt refund costs, if any, as returned by individual providers. We will not return inseparable costs such as those for vehicle rental, leader’s expense, advance tour expenditures, or other fixed-expense services. In that real emergencies do happen, we strongly recommend that you purchase of trip cancellation insurance.
Release From Liability
Each participant traveling with Legacy Tours, Inc. acknowledges that he or she is aware tours may involve certain risks and dangers that include but are not limited to the feasibility of accident, or illness, while traveling in a foreign country and/or wilderness area. Legacy Tours, Inc., its officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, suppliers and/or assigns will be in no event liable to any tour participant or his or her heirs or executors for any loss, annoyance, damage, inconvenience, unfulfilled expectation, injury (including death) additional expense due to delay or change in services of any kind, sickness or injury of Legacy personnel or agents, quarantine, weather, war, strike or negligence.
Legacy Tours, Inc. reserves the right to take photographs or videotapes of any tour, and may use such images for promotional and/or commercial purposes.
Vaccinations and Medications
Vaccinations are not required for most areas. If there is an exception we will note it in the itinerary. Because we cannot be aware of individual health issues for each participant we recommend consulting your doctor for a personal decision in this matter. It is always wise to prepare for the following: (1) Diarrhea; most hotels offer treated or filtered water. During the day bottled water is generally available. Dietary changes may induce diarrhea. Consequently, we advise you bring a prescription to help prevent the symptoms of diarrhea or over the counter remedy you are comfortable with. Bottled drinks are always advised. (2) Fungi; bring an anti-fungal foot powder to use daily in the moist, tropical climate. (3) Insects; repellent is a tropical country is ESSENTIAL! (4) Sunoke; level 15 and 30 sunscreen is a must, and if you can comfortably wear a hat all day it is an excellent idea.
We Recommend Insurance
While trip insurance is not required, it is STRONGLY ADVISED. The financial commitment for a quality tour such as those offered by Legacy Tours is substantial for most travelers. Consider, as a minimum, trip interruption coverage to insure for sickness or injury during the tour. To date, we have had nineteen clients extremely grateful for this provision – everything to family emergencies and airline strikes! We recommend you contact us to learn about ways to insure yourself, your baggage, and your tour expenses in the event of serious difficulty. We will in turn give you toll-free telephone numbers where you can to pursue concrete answers to your specific questions.