Ultimate Egypt Tour

From the ancient world’s most inspiring pyramids in Giza and the iconic Sphinx, to its busting cities to the mighty Nile where you can delve into astounding antiquities in Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Aswan, Egypt is truly a land that inspires a love of travel, history and exploration with a quintessentially romantic and adventurous spirit.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

Price shown includes an extra $100 discount for registrations before 10/8/2021

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Cairo (3 Nights), Nile River Cruise (4 Nights), Cairo (2 Nights)
10 Days/ 9 Nights

Depart US on Friday, February 18, 2022
Return on Monday, February 28, 2022

Land Package: [Includes all domestic flights within Egypt throughout the tour]

$5,999 per person, double occupancy {Pay by check}

$6,199 per person, double occupancy {Pay by credit card}

      Single occupancy is $2,155 additional

{We'll assist with international flight arrangements based on your preferred airline, class, and schedule}

Highlights

Highlights


  • Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and Sakkara’s Step Pyramid
  • Ride a camel at the Pyramids
  • Head to Luxor and explore the Valley of the Kings, famed for its tombs and royal burial chambers with hieroglyphic writings along the walls
  • Experience a cooking lesson and dinner at the home of a local Cairo family
  • Watch the sunrise over Luxor as you soar in the sky on a hot air balloon ride
  • Fly to Abu Simbel and see its Nubian treasures including the 70-foot statues of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari
  • Sail on board a traditional Egyptian sailing “felucca”
  • Board a luxury vessel for a leisurely 4-night sailing along the glorious Nile River that takes you to delve into astounding antiquities in Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, and Luxor

Inclusions

Inclusions


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Licensed English-speaking Egyptologist guide leading the group for 9 days
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach for land portion of cruise
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 5 nights and 4 night Nile River cruise stateroom with balcony
    • Cairo (3 nights): Hyatt Regency West “Pyramids View” room
    • Nile Cruise (4 nights): M/S Sonesta Star Goddess 
    • Cairo (2 nights): Four Seasons Nile Plaza “Nile View" Room
  • All domestic flights within Egypt
    • Cairo to Abu Simbel; Abu Simbel to Aswan; Luxor to Cairo
  • All luggage handling within Egypt
  • Airport transfers on tour dates
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Hosted by Carol Rowland of Recess 4 Grownups

DINING

  • Breakfasts (9)
  • Lunches (7)
  • Afternoon tea onboard cruise (4)
  • Dinners (6) including cooking lesson and dinner in Egyptian home and Farewell dinner

ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Entrance to Great Pyramid
  • Camel Ride at Giza
  • Sunrise balloon ride over Luxor
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nubian Monuments at Abu Simbel - Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Ancient City of Memphis
  • Step Pyramid at Sakkura
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, if open) to view the collection of artifacts and archaeological discoveries
  • Pyramids of Dahshur - Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride through Edfu
  • Sail on a traditional Egyptian Felucca
  • Onboard entertainment including Nubian Folkloric Show and Galabeya Party
  • Visits and admission fees to:
    • Colossi of Memnon
    • Saint Sergius Church
    • Ben Ezra Synagogue
    • Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque
    • Saladin Citadel of Cairo
    • Horus Temple in Edfu
    • Valley of the Kings
    • Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Luxor Temples
    • Karnak Temple
    • Hanging Church
    • Aswan high Dam and granite quarries
    • Temple of Philae
    • Kom Ombo Temple of Sobek and Haeroris
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance

Itinerary

Itinerary


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18: DEPART THE USA

Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19: ARRIVE IN CAIRO

Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Egypt’s capital welcomes you with its fascinating fusion of the past and the present. A city of over 19 million, Cairo greets you with its Nile-side hotels, sidewalk cafés, awe-inspiring museums, and its ancient antiquities. Beyond all of that, her lively local bazaars invite you to try your best haggling skills to find the most splendid of mementos. Over the course of our time in Egypt, you’ll experience all this and more.

OVERNIGHT: Hyatt Regency West “Pyramids View”, Cairo


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20: MEMPHIS, SAKKARA AND DAHSHUR

After breakfast, you will meet your Egyptologist guide and begin your discovery of the fascinating history and development of the pyramids, and hear the stories of pharaohs and their lives. Set off for the ancient city of Memphis, the first capital of United Upper and Lower Egypt, that once stood as a flourishing metropolis during the time of the Pharaohs. Continue to a visit at nearby Sakkara, where you will explore the Pyramid of Djoser, known as the Step Pyramid, the first monumental stone structure, built larger than any other before its time.

After lunch at a local restaurant near Sakkara, this afternoon visit the village of Dahshur, which marks the southern end of the vast pyramid field that begins at Giza.  Excavations at Dahshur have revealed the remains of seven pyramids, as well as extensive tomb complexes built for queens and nobility from Memphis up until the 13th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom. Two of Egypt's best-preserved early pyramids are located here. The Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid at Dahshur further the story of how the pharaohs continued to seek the perfect design for pyramids.

Back to your hotel for a rest before a special treat. This evening enjoy a an Egyptian culinary experience Travel to a local family’s home in Cairo where you’ll share in a personal exchange with the women of the house as they prepare an authentically inspired meal for your enjoyment. Learn about the setup of a typical Egyptian kitchen and check out the ingredients used in most regional recipes. Sit down for a hearty meal, including dishes such as Egyptian rice with vermicelli, mossaqa, lentil soup, molokhia, fattah, stuffed vegetables, and kushari. After the meal, sit back and chat with the family over dessert and an Egyptian drink, such as mint tea or Egyptian coffee. If you’re feeling brave, challenge one of your hosts to a game of Backgammon, a favorite local pastime. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Hyatt Regency West “Pyramids View”, Cairo


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21: PYRAMIDS OF GIZA AND KHAN EL KHALILI BAZAAR

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza, which have stood for the last 5000 years, and are the main part of a complex setting of buildings that included two mortuary temples in honor of Khufu, three smaller pyramids for Khufu’s wives, an even smaller “satellite” pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples, and small Mastaba tombs surrounding the pyramid for nobles. One of the small pyramids contains the tomb of queen Hetepheres, sister and wife of Snefru and the mother of Khufu. See the Sphinx, with the head of a man and the body of a lion.

Discover the magic of ancient Egypt on a camel ride experience at the Giza Pyramids. Camels and their saddle seats are adorned with colorful fabrics and jewelry in sharp contrast from monotonous sand dunes and pyramid rocks. As you ride your camel, you can venture into the desert and across nearby sand dunes to capture superb images of the Pyramids.

Drive to Old Cairo, where early Judaism and Christianity flourished in Egypt. Visit Khan El Khalili, Egypt's largest bazaar, and have lunch at the well-known Naguib Mahfouz café there, serving a variety of Egyptian dishes. Afterward, shop the souq where you can haggle for Egyptian treasures to take home.

Next, it’s on to the Saladin Citadel of Cairo, a medieval fortification located on Mokattam where you will enjoy a fresh breeze and grand views of the city. Today, it is a preserved historic site with mosques and museums. Continue and visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. (Breakfast, Lunch)

OVERNIGHT: Hyatt Regency West “Pyramids View”, Cairo


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22: ABU SIMBEL AND NILE CRUISE

Today, you’ll get an idea of the vastness of Egypt’s ancient dynasties as we start our day very early to fly south from Cairo to the visit the great twin temples of Abu Simbel. Along with the Temple of Isis at Philae, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known collectively as the Nubian Monuments. Here, imposing 70-foot statues of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari overlook the Nile. After marveling at the architectural ingenuity of both the past and present, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Aswan.

Upon arrival to Aswan, you’ll be transferred to board your Nile River cruise ship to start an unforgettable experience on board. The mighty Nile River, from where civilization emerged more than 5,000 years ago, will captivate you. Come sail along the Nile onboard our luxury cruise vessel for the next four days, from Aswan to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, famed for its tombs and royal burial chambers where hieroglyphic writings along the walls told the buried king’s soul how to join the gods and ascend to eternal life.

Have lunch on board, and then sail on board a “felucca”, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, for a view of Kitchener’s Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Sip on afternoon tea, and then enjoy the Nubian Folkloric show followed by dinner on board. Overnight onboard in Aswan. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: M/S Sonesta Star Goddess


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23: TEMPLE OF PHILAE AND KOM OMBO

After breakfast, visit the High Dam in Aswan, built in 1960-1971 to provide electricity to the villages along the Nile; see the Unfinished Obelisk, and explore the island of Philae, located in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, and its temple of Isis which is part of a UNESCO Nubia Heritage Campaign project to preserve and protect it.

Have lunch onboard as you sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. This temple, unlike many others in Egypt, was dedicated to two gods – the Southern section is dedicated to the god of fertility Sobek, known as the crocodile-headed man, and the Northern section is dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus. There is also a fascinating crocodile museum to visit here with many artifacts and mummified crocodiles on display.

Sail to Edfu. Take advantage of the wonderful Egyptian vistas as we glide along the Nile. Sunbathe on the top deck or sit in a comfortable rattan chair as you experience the Nile’s beauty in an intimate and privileged setting. Enjoy afternoon tea, Captain’s welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Edfu. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: M/S Sonesta Star Goddess


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24: HORSE CARRIAGE TO HORUS

After breakfast, horse-drawn carriages will await you along the waterfront at Edfu for the ride through this small river city to the famously well-preserved temple of Horus. It’s considered the best-preserved temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Built of sandstone blocks, it faces the river with the remains of the ancient settlement of Edfu located just to the west. The largest temple dedicated to the falcon god dating from 237 BC, it is notable for the two stone falcons at its entrance and the huge relief figures on its façade.

This afternoon, enjoy lunch on board the ship and more scenic Nile cruising. Sail to Edna, passing through the Esna lock and continue sailing towards Luxor. Afternoon tea and dinner followed by a Gallabeya Party. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: M/S Sonesta Star Goddess


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25: VALLEY OF KINGS AND COLOSSI OF MEMNON

After an early morning pickup from your cruise ship, transfer to the hot air balloon launch site on the west bank of the Nile River. On arrival, enjoy some light pre-flight snack and refreshments, and meet your expert pilot and ground crew. After a comprehensive safety briefing, step into the balloon’s sturdy basket with your pilot and fellow passengers. Then, feel your adrenaline surge as the brightly colored balloon rises into the still-dark sky for your approximate 30 to 45-minute flight. Soak up the jaw-dropping, aerial views just as the sun peers over the east bank of the Nile River. Look to the east to see the pillars of Karnak Temple greet the morning sun and then turn west to admire Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple cast in the glow of dawn. View the Colossi of Memnon rising from the nearby then take in the Valley of the Queens nestled in the craggy mountains. Float over the Ramesseum, the impressive funerary temple of Pharaoh Ramses II, and gaze down at its pylons, statues, and courtyards. After a safe touchdown, head back to Luxor where your experience ends with a drop-off at your ship in time for breakfast and your morning tour departures.

After breakfast, head out to visit the West Bank, home to the burial places of the Pharaohs – the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the famed tomb of King Tutankhamen in 1922. In the adjacent valley – the Valley of the Queens – explore the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III at Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon consisting of two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. You’ll also visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. Your guide will explain the symbols and their meanings throughout the hieroglyphs scrawled across these temples. Learn how the ancient Egyptians thrived and built these massive structures.

Savor lunch on board before heading out with your guide to visit the impressive Luxor Temple, which was dedicated to the god Amun and contains structures from many periods, the earliest dating back to the 12th Dynasty. Back on board, enjoy afternoon tea and dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: M/S Sonesta Star Goddess


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26: KARNAK TEMPLE

After breakfast, disembark and transfer for a visit of the Karnak Temple, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. The Temple of Karnak, located on the East bank of the Nile, was built by several great kings of Egypt including King Ramses II, King Tutmosis III, and Queen Hatshepsut. It was dedicated to the triad of Thebes: god Amun Ra, goddess Mut, and god Khonsu.

Then transfer to the Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Four Seasons Nile Plaza “Nile View Rooms”, Cairo


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27: OLD CAIRO AND MUSEUM

Start your morning by heading out to explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, featuring the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Have lunch and then visit Al Moallaka Church (the Hanging Church), the most famous Coptic Christian church in Cairo and the site of reported Marian apparitions. Continue on your explorations of Cairo and visit Saint Sergius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

This evening enjoy a farewell dinner and your last opportunity to savor the food of the Pharaohs, chock-full of aromatic flavors stemming from the region’s exquisite herbs and spices. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Four Seasons Nile Plaza “Nile View Rooms”, Cairo


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28: FLIGHT TO USA

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight back home. (Breakfast)

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What the Tour Price Includes: hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (we will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations), breakfast each morning (after the first overnight), transport by luxury motor coach with a driver and Egyptologist on tour days, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, domestic air flights within Egypt, luxury Nile cruise with balcony stateroom, service charges, and taxes. 

Not included: International Airfare [International Airfare will be offered as an individual add-on based on preferences for airline and cabin class]; meals not specifically identified; alcohol with included dinners unless specifically identified; gratuities payable to guides and drivers; other personal expenses; and anything not specifically listed in inclusions. If you would like to add additional nights to your tour, we would be happy to arrange this at additional cost and subject to availability of accommodations. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

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All tours are based on a minimum number of participants.  We make every effort to ensure that tours meet their minimum requirements.  However, if the tour drops below the minimum number of participants cancellation of the tour may occur at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.  In such case, guests will be advised at least 60 days prior to departure.  We reserve the right to change the departure date or cancel the tour. We may offer alternative tour dates or other travel arrangements.  You may choose to accept these arrangements or cancel; in case of cancellation you will receive a full refund.  Any air cancellation, including air fare the client purchased, will be in accordance with the terms of the carrier and We will not be liable for the carrier’s refusal to make any refund whatsoever.  In such case We will not be liable for any additional costs incurred outside of the tour prices such as visa and passport fees, travel insurance or any other purchases made by the guest in anticipation of the tour.

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  • $1,400.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
  • Full payment is due December 16, 2021

Client Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of said cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us in order to be effective), and you will be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule:

  • If we receive written notice on or before October 17, 2021, we will retain $400.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after October 18, 2021 but before December 15, 2021, you will incur a cancellation fee of $1,100.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after December 16,2021, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the Tour price. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.

As described above, we are required to pay all suppliers well in advance of your tour date.  Some suppliers do not offer any refund. You are subject to the supplier’s terms.  Any refund owing under the cancellation schedule above will be less any additional fees or non-refundable deposits of Suppliers.  We will, when available, tell you about these fees or deposits in advance. If you are entitled to a refund, please note that the supplier is responsible for this refund, not Recess 4 Grownups.  Suppliers may choose to provide a travel voucher or credit in lieu of refund.  We are not responsible for a supplier’s failure to pay a refund or for supplier bankruptcy or insolvency.

Please note that airline cancellation and change fees are not included. Please also note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories, fear of travel, price of airfare, or any other reason will constitute cancellation by you. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.

Any cancellation refund will be less credit card fees.

Name Changes: We cannot change names on airline reservations or tickets. For the Land Tour:

  • If we receive written notice on or before October 01, 2021 there will be no fee or charge.
  • If we receive written notice on or after October 02, 2021 but on or before November 26, 2021, you will incur a fee of $200.00 per name change.
  • No name changes will be allowed after November 27, 2021.

Operator Cancellation or Substitution: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the itinerary as it has been published; however, the final itinerary may vary due to factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the participant.  If we suggest alternate activities in place of a planned stop or in case of leisure time, such suggestions do not constitute our endorsement.  In such a case you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of the activity and your only recourse in case of damage will be against the supplier of the alternate activity. During local or national holidays or special events, peak seasons, on certain days of the week, and during religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible. We cannot be held responsible for any closures, necessary itinerary changes, or curtails for any reason. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the guest. Normal cancellation penalties still apply to the program that has been changed.

If a tour is cancelled, except for cases of Force Majeure, our liability is limited to a full refund of your deposits, and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances.  Should Carol Rowland of Recess 4 Grownups be unable to participate in this event, other than reasons due to a force majeure event every effort will be made to secure a substitute to lead this tour. Regardless of the participation of Carol Rowland of Recess 4 Grownups the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate in this tour, you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether Carol Rowland of Recess 4 Grownups is able to participate. Recess 4 Grownups, LLC will not be responsible for any loss incurred by traveler, including lost days of the scheduled tour, due to a cancelled flight or other means and modes of transportation. Please investigate purchasing travel insurance as recommended, to cover any type of loss associated with cancelled air or other transportation.

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Trip Cancellation Insurance: Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for the Tour.  Such plan at a minimum should cover Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Cancel for Any Reason, Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and Baggage. Travel protection plans can help protect you in the event of loss of non-refundable trip deposits and payments that result from cancellation or trip interruption (due to a covered reason such as injury or illness before or during the trip). It also helps with reimbursement for medical emergency costs (including very costly medical evacuation costs), missed connections and baggage loss.

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Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Declining travel protection plan coverage could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without this coverage, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which trip protection plan coverage would otherwise have been available.  

Accommodations: Guest accommodations during the Tour are double or twin occupancy and will include fully equipped, en-suite bathrooms. We will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations.  Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, in category/ies as specified in the itinerary. Special requests such as lower floors, connecting rooms and smoking preference, bedding, must be made at the time of booking.  While we will make reasonable efforts to communicate your requests to the supplier, such requests are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the supplier. There may be additional charges for such requests which will be solely the expense of the guest making the request.

Guests should be aware that hotel room sizes, standards and facilities can vary regionally and are often different from standards in the United States.  This can include difference in bed sizes and room sizes, bathroom amenities, amenities such as air-conditioning and compliance with other standards such as ADA and wheelchair accessibility. 

Certification of Guest’s Health; Responsibility to Inform Us of Disabilities or Pregnancy: You hereby certify that you do not have any condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other guests participating in the Tour, and that you understand that health care standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating injuries or illness. You agree to inform us via certified mail or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us) at the time you tender your first payment of the Tour Fee (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) of any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to obtain accommodations but make no guarantee to be able to accommodate you for such condition during the Tour, and we make no representations or warranties regarding special accommodations or handicap accessibility on the Tour.  Due to liability reasons, we cannot assist you with any additional needs including but not limited to: taxi transportation, wheelchair rental, wheel chair attendant, etc. You are responsible to provide a travel companion at full cost to provide for any additional assistance. Any and all costs associated with additional needs will be at your expense.

Land Only: This trip is offered as “Land Only” so that individual flight options can be tailored to the preferences of the travelers, and a number of appropriate flight options will be offered for selection. You are free to make your own arrangements or have Recess 4 Grownups assist. If you make your own arrangements, you must notify Recess 4 Grownups no less than 60 days before departure, be responsible for meeting the group at a specified location and time on the tour. Wait until you have received confirmation of tour reservation before making flight arrangements.

Responsibility/Liabilities: We act only in the capacity of agent for Central Holidays and the other suppliers of the travel services named in the itinerary or otherwise providing services or goods in connection with the Tour (the Suppliers”), such as hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, sight seeing tour operators, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants, and providers of entertainment. We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason (1) any act or omission of any of the Suppliers or airlines providing flights to or from your Tour, or (2) any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation of a flight that causes you to miss any portion of the Tour. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. 

Travel to many parts of the world may involve the risk of a variety of hazards to health and/or safety, including but not limited to disease, crime, terrorism and warfare. Because each guest’s risk tolerance is different, We are not in a position to advise or recommend whether travel to any particular place at any particular time should take place. It is recommended that the guest should refer to objective third-party sources of travel information, such as that maintained by the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov). In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are in compliance with all requirements for admittance into that country as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as tracking. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, We will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations. Should you choose to cancel a trip due to a travel advisory or warning our normal cancellation fees will apply.

You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying all passport and visa requirements of the destinations and for complying with all laws of the country in the itinerary. When traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least six months following your visit. For more information, see the US Department of State website information on passports. You are also responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide during a Tour.

For the safety or our guests, we reserve the right to request health information prior to travel and to exclude any participants we deem unfit for travel at our sole discretion. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services, or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain Goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or Goods. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Tour. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses, or liabilities arising out of your or your companions’ actions or omissions or (if you checked the box indicating that you are signing or agreeing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions) arising out of your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to sign or agree.

Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travel by train, automobile, motor coach, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, swimming, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there may be dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Recess 4 Grownups to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Where the guest occupies a motor coach or other vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Recess 4 Grownups nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

General: Any dispute related to the Tour shall be governed by Georgia law without regard to conflict of laws principles. The federal or state courts in Georgia shall be the exclusive forum for any lawsuit related to the Tour, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction by said courts. You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after the Tour ends and to file within six (6) months of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.

We are not responsible for typographical or pricing errors. You agree to grant us (and third parties with whom we may engage in joint marketing) a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional purposes. Facsimile transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. At our request, you shall promptly provide an original document as well. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement, the Reservation Form, and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply.

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remainder shall remain enforceable.

For California Residents: We are a registered Seller of Travel in the State of California (CST 2103869-40). Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account, and we have a trust account at Bank of America. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the guest, all sums paid to Tour Operator for services not provided will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest advises Tour Operator in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where Recess 4 Grownups has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, Recess 4 Grownups will provide the guest with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.

For Florida Residents: We are registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST- 38287.

 

 

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