Terms

DESTINATION NAMASTE

Please let us know the day you book if you have any special dietary requirements, in order for us to give you exactly what you need. During your stay

Accepted payment methods : Bank wire transfer, bank details via e-mail upon booking.Accepted currencies on location, EUROS. Just to keep in mind that we are in the countryside and there aren’t many ATMS around.

Payment

Upon registration, to guarantee your place, we will send you and e-mail to confirm your spot. If we have reached the minimum amount of bookings to maintain the retreat, you are required to make a deposit of 40 % within 5 days of receiving our e-mail that the retreat has been maintained. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the start of the retreat. If your booking is made within the 30 days before the start of the retreat, the total balance is due within 5 days after making your reservation.

In case you choose to cancel your participation in the retreat, the following refund policy applies to the balance of the fees :

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited policies below.

Please note:

Destination Namaste reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers, accommodation or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of DESTINATION NAMASTE(due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of 30%. Final payments for deposits are due 60 days prior to departure.

PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS

1.Terms of service

Destination Namaste lists what is included on the trip’s page. Airfare, tips, travel insurance, alcohol are not included in the trip.

2.Reservation

To reserve your place on one our trips please complete the registration form with the non-refundable deposit specific to your trip.

3.Payment

Payment can be made by wire transfer (bank details received upon booking). Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email

4.Cancellation policy

If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify DESTINATION NAMASTE in writing. Once we’ve received your notice, cancellation will take effect subject to the following:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date, any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit.

If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited.

If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.

Important: If you do not submit full payment 60 days before the retreat, and do not cancel your registration or respond to our communication, DESTINATION NAMASTE will release your spot. Consider travel insurance to protect the costs of your trip in the case of injury, illness or inability to attend for other reasons.

5.Changes/Trip Cancellations

CHANGES: DESTINATION NAMASTE reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers, venue or partners. In the event that we need to make a last minute change to the venue, the teacher, the itinerary, or any aspect of the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances (natural disaster, illness, civil unrest, death, closure or any other unforeseen circumstance) we will offer the following to our guests that do not want to attend based on changes:

1.Transfer your deposit  to a future retreat to be taken within a year from the date of the current retreat. All other payments will be forfeited and DESTINATION NAMASTE will not be liable for refunding or reimbursing any amount.

2.If you choose to completely cancel the retreat based on the changes, normal cancellation policies apply (see above). DESTINATION NAMASTE is not responsible for reimbursing you or refunding you for any amount paid if you decide to cancel based on these changes.

3.Please note that we require travel insurance so that you can make a claim based on the changes and have some of your expenses reimbursed by the travel insurance that we require for exactly this reason in addition to other medical and travel complications that can occur.

CANCELLATIONS: In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of DESTINATION NAMASTE we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. DESTINATION NAMASTE is not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of trip cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses. DESTINATION NAMASTE reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to DESTINATION NAMASTE. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).

INSURANCE & DOCUMENTS

Travel Insurance

DESTINATION NAMASTE requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy.  You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage. We recommend purchase insurance within 1-2 weeks after making your first trip payment (ie. flight or retreat reservation) to secure the best price and best coverage.

Travel Documents

It is the responsibility of each traveler to obtain all required travel documents including Visas and other travel documents unless otherwise noted. Information regarding necessary documentation is provided per trip on our website or you can contact us for more detailed information regarding your trip requirements nearest travel clinic for the lastest requirements.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Acknowledgment of Risks – Assumption of Responsibility

Although DESTINATION NAMASTE has taken reasonable steps ensure safety, I acknowledge that this activity has risks, including certain risks which cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of this activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of this activity can cause loss or damage to the Participant including accidental injury, illness or in extreme cases, permanent trauma, disability or death and also can cause damage to or loss of property. The following describes some, but not all, of those risks.

Activities vary from retreat to retreat and may include but are not limited to: hiking, backpacking and climbing in a wide variety of environments including on rock, snow and ice; bicycling on trails and roads with a wide range of surface conditions and traffic volume; rock climbing, climbing on climbing apparatus and ropes courses, using zip-wires and rope swings; white-water rafting, river kayaking, sea-kayaking and canoeing; swimming, snorkeling and surfing; fishing.

DESTINATION NAMASTES retreats can involve travel to remote places, often times many hours from medical facilities. Transportation, evacuations and medical care can be significantly delayed; communication can be delayed, limited or not available.

Environmental risks and hazards include rapidly moving, deep or cold water, rolling rock; lightning, flash floods and unpredictable forces of nature, including weather which may change to extreme conditions without warning. Throughout the trip, participants are responsible for their own safety.

I (the trip participant) acknowledge and understand that DESTINATION NAMASTE trips include risks of injury or death to participants. I understand the description above of these risks is not complete and that other unknown or unanticipated risks may result in property loss, injury or death. I agree to assume responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified. I acknowledge that participation in this activity is purely voluntary, no one is forcing participation and participation is elected with full knowledge of the inherent risks.

I (the trip participant) assume and accept full responsibility for any injury, death, loss of personal property, and expenses suffered as a result of those inherent risks and dangers identified above, and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically identified and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity.

WAIVER

Release and Waiver of Liability

DECLARATION OF HEALTH. By accepting this Tour Participant Agreement I (the trip participant) represent that I have no physical conditions or medical precautions which would adversely affect my ability to take part in the yoga program or other physical or cultural activities offered on DESTINATION NAMASTE retreats. I fully understand that my participation in the yoga program or other activities could be injurious to my health and I voluntarily assume all risks related to such activities.

PERSONAL RELEASE. By agreeing to the terms outlined here and elsewhere on the DESTINATION NAMASTES website I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a DESTINATION NAMASTES trip, including but not limited to damages as a result of unexpected occurrences including those from weather, local political situations, wildlife or uncontrollable acts, including the risk of death. I release DESTINATION NAMASTE including its owners, directors, employees, guides, yoga teachers and partners from liability for personal injury, illness, emotional damage, incurred travel expenses or property damage I may incur as a result of participation on this trip.

For the benefit of everyone on your trip, DESTINATION NAMASTE reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the trip, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the trip. DESTINATION NAMASTE will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the trip prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the trip itinerary.

 

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