"The local guide along with the BirdingBreaks guide had excellent communicaton skills and guidance during the entire trip. It's been a wonderful journey"

dhr J te Kampen

booking information

To the booking form

Financial Protection and Booking Information Birdingbreaks.nl

Birdingbreaks.nl is registered with the Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam under license number: 54226104. Our VAT number is: NL179059099B01

Download the complete booking conditions. (Birdingbreaks individuele en groepsreizen - reisvoorwaarden 469 kB)

We have selected the most important booking conditions:

Payment and deposit

BirdingBreaks.nl has the following payment conditions:

  • a deposit of EUR 150.- is requested upon booking a tour with a fare up to EUR 1,000.-
  • a deposit of EUR 500.- is requested upon booking a tour with a fare up to EUR 2,000.-
  • a deposit of EUR 750.- is requested upon booking a tour with a fare up to EUR 3,000.-
  • a deposit of EUR 1,250.- is requested upon booking a tour with a fare over EUR 3,000.-

The remaining of the travel sum must be received by Birdingbreaks.nl at the latest eight weeks before departure of the tour.

Deposit for bookings on cruises differs from above. For a (Expedition) Cruise the following deposit must be paid:

  • a deposit of 25% of the total cruise fare

The remainder of the travel sum for (Expedition) Cruises must be received by Birdingbreaks.nl at the latest 4 months before departure of the Cruise.

Information

The client receives the necessary information with regards to travel documents and visas at the moment of booking. The client will receive detailed information about the tour, at the latest, three weeks before departure. The travel documents will be brought along by the tour leader on the day of departure. If you book a tour without a tour leader these documents will be sent to you.

Cancellations

You may cancel your booking at any stage, provided you do so in writing and sent to our office. To protect yourself against this eventuality you should ensure that you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking.

BirdingBreaks.nl uses the following cancellation policies:

In the event that a contract is cancelled, BirdingBreaks.nl charge the traveller the following cancellation fees, in addition to any reservation costs owed:

  • in the case of cancellation up to the 42nd day (exclusive) before the day of departure: the deposit (in case this doesn't cover the cost of the air ticket, the cancellation fee is equal to the costs of the air ticket);
  • in the case of cancellation from the 42nd day (inclusive) till the 28th day (exclusive) before the day of departure: 50% of the travel sum;
  • in the case of cancellation from the 28th day (inclusive) till the 21st day (exclusive) before the day of departure: 75% of the travel sum;
  • in the case of cancellation from the 21st day (inclusive) till the departure day (inclusive): the full travel sum

In the event that a contract for a (Expedition) Cruise is cancelled, the BirdingBreaks.nl charge the traveller the following cancellation fees, in addition to any reservation costs owed:

  • in the case of cancellation up to the 122 days (exclusive) before the day of departure: the deposit (with a minimum of USD 750.-);
  • in the case of cancellation from the 122nd (inclusive) day till the departure day (inclusive): the full travel sum

The above rates apply only when they cover the costs already incurred by BirdingBreaks.nl. If these percentages are not covering the cost, than the percentages will be supplemented until the costs made by BirdingBreaks.nl are covered.

Cancellation must always be in writing. BirdingBreaks.nl reserves the right to cancel a tour if there are fewer applications for the journey than the specified minimum number of participants required to run a tour. Of course we try to offer a suitable alternative in this case. If BirdingBreaks.nl needs to cancel the trip because of insufficient participants or other - unexpected - circumstances the entire sum will be returned to the clients. Of course we will do everything to avoid cancellation by us.

Room Allocation

Allocation of the rooms shall be done based on double or triple rooms. If these are not available allocation will be done in a single room (if available). In this case, BirdingBreaks.nl covers 50% of the cost of the single room and the client covers the remaining 50%.

Smoking

During our trips it is not allowed to smoke in vehicles and in the common areas.

Change of itinerary

BirdingBreaks.nl specializes in travelling to remote areas. These may be areas where bureaucracy reigns and where schedules of flights or local transportation may be uncertain. Therefore BirdingBreaks.nl must always be flexible. BirdingBreaks.nl can only confirm a proposed itinerary. We reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time and will not accept any liability for loss, theft or other damage caused by a change or a delay of the schedule.

Tour Leader

Each BirdingBreaks.nl tour leader has full authority during the trip. Participants must follow the instructions of the tour leader at all times. If a participant breaks the law or causes inconvenience during the journey in such a way that his/her behavior seriously hampers a normal execution of the journey, the tour leader may exclude the participant for the remaining of the tour. The participant in this case has no right on a refund of (part of) the tour cost. Any extra costs that are incurred with this exclusion are the sole responsibility of the participant.

Liability

BirdingBreaks.nl is not liable for any damage due to negligence, theft, accident or injury caused to a participant, caused by the participant, or by another, or by acts of God, irrespective of the cause of the negligence. Also it is not liable for any delay and / or material or immaterial damage suffered by the participant as a result of motor breakdown, illness or other causes beyond the control of BirdingBreaks.nl. BirdingBreaks.nl is not liable for the failure, incorrect or non-arrival on time of payments, mail or messages, nor for the consequences.

Special requests

Any costs associated with special needs or requests are on behalf of the customer. If a participant has special requirements, such as the location of a room, or other dietary requirements, we will try to meet these requirements. In no case we can confirm it. Nor can we guarantee that the request will be granted. If a special request by a participant is so specific, an essence, BirdingBreaks.nl can only grand a provisional registration. Only if the requirements can be met, the final registration will be granted. Set seats or preferred places in (local) transport vehicles will not be granted.

Insurance

Participants are advised to take a proper travel and cancellation insurance. This should cover both the costs of lost or damaged property and repatriation.

How to book a BirdingBreaks.nl tour

A BirdingBreaks.nl tour can be booked online through the booking form which is found on our website on every tour page as well as on the home page. Upon receipt of the booking you will receive a confirmation and invoice by regular mail after which the booking is confirmed. There is a booking fee of EUR 15.- per booking.

Booking an expedition cruise

When booking an expedition cruise you must specify in what kind of cabin you wish to stay. If it is no longer available, you will be informed and alternatives will be put forward.

Options

Options for a tour can be put forward in writing, by e-mail and by telephone and are valid for two weeks. After that no rights with regards to the option can be attained.

Early bird special

On all tours with a listed price over EUR 1,000.- per person, an early booking discount is given if the complete booking form is in possession of BirdingBreaks.nl six months prior the departure of the relevant trip.

For a trip with a listed price between EUR 1,000.- EUR and 2,000.- the discount is EUR 25.-

For a trip with a listed price exceeding EUR 2,000.- the discount is EUR 50.-

Please note that there is no early booking discount when booking an expedition cruise.

Financial Guarantee

BirdingBreaks.nl is a member of the Guarantee Fund GGTO (translated to: Guarantee Fund for Specialises Tour Operators). GGTO offers a financial guarantee to consumers who book a trip with one of the affiliated GGTO operators. This means that consumers get a refund on the part of the price, which they have already paid, if the tour operator reaches financial insolvency. For more information, see http://www.stichting-ggto.nl/

deze pagina komt uit cache