TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Reservations and Payments:
Reservations will be confirmed, based upon availability, upon receipt of the Booking Form and payment to the Tour Operator. A Confirmation Fee of USD $47,333 for a party of two is due upon confirmation to confirm seat/s. The confirmation fee can by paid by major credit card or by cheque made out to “Remote Lands, Inc.”or by wire transfer. Please fax the form to +1.877.848.2026 or scan and email to [email protected] The balance payment of USD $110,443 (plus any room upgrades) for a party of two is due by July 12, 2019.
Cancellation & Refunds:
Any cancellations and requests for a trip refund must be sent to Remote Lands in writing via email or mail. Cancellations will become effective as of the date of the postmark or email receipt.
No refund will be provided for early departure and any non-usage of any portion of the itinerary or any service indicated within the itinerary, including any unused sightseeing, accommodation, transportation, meals or any other services included in the journey.
We strongly recommend trip cancellation insurance protection.
The Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel the private jet journey due to inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate. If Tour Operator cancels the trip prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of amounts paid. Please note that costs for visas, commercial air tickets, and pre- or post-tour independent arrangements may not be refundable.
Client is responsible for travel insurance, including trip cancellation, health and accident insurance coverage and medical evacuation. The Tour Operator can provide recommendations for international trip insurers.
The private jet flights will be performed using an Airbus ACJ 318 with 19 VIP-style seats. The Tour Operator reserves the right to substitute aircraft if necessary. Your itinerary may include flights on smaller aircraft operated by local approved airline carriers. Seating on these aircraft will be based upon the configuration of the aircraft.
On the private jet, baggage allowance for each passenger is limited to 60 pounds of checked baggage in one (1) bag, as well as one (1) carry-on luggage piece limited to 15 pounds. In addition, smaller carry-on items such as a laptop, backpack, handbag/purse, and/or camera bag are permissible. No responsibility is incurred for loss of, or damage to client’s baggage and/or personal property by Tour Operator.
Meals will be provided as per the itinerary. B- Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner. Where a meal is listed as “O” – the meal is not included and may be taken at leisure either in a resort restaurant or outside of the property.
Entry visas are required for all countries visited on the trip itinerary. Acquiring visas for China, India and Sri Lanka in advance of the journey is the responsibility of the Client. Tour Operator will obtain visas for clients upon arrival for Bhutan. Failure to obtain visas and/or entry permits does not negate the terms and conditions. Any extra costs for rerouting Clients without visas and/or entry permits will be the responsibility of the Client.
Single Accommodations & Suite Upgrades:
A limited number of single rooms (two maximum) are available at a single supplement charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Suite rooms are available at several resorts – supplement fees are listed on the Booking Form and are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
Please inform Tour Operator if you require assistance in arranging commercial/private international flights between your departure city and Shanghai, China/Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Pre- and Post-Tour Arrangements:
The Tour Operator is able to assist the Client/s with private pre- and/or post-Tour arrangements. Please notify if additional touring and/or hotel accommodations are desired.
Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the tour itinerary as planned, however, the Tour Operator reserves the right to modify or change the itinerary in the best interests and the safety of the group, in the Tour Operator’s sole discretion. The operations of all flights are subject to foreign governments’ approval. In the event that a landing or flyover right cannot be obtained by the carrier, at our discretion, alternative arrangements will be made.
Health and Wellness Requirements:
This is an active program, which requires walking and climbing stairs. As such, the Client is requested to make a realistic assessment of personal health and fitness. All Participants are expected to be in active good health, to enjoy traveling as part of a group, and to be ready to experience and accept cultural differences. Prior to traveling, it is recommended that the Client visits a personal physician for a check-up and to discuss any medical requirements/recommendations for the journey. For up to date recommendations on specific health precautions for the areas you will visit, consult your physician and the Centers for Disease Control. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment should be reported in writing upon reservation.
Release of Liability and Acknowledgment of Risk:
The Client/s understand(s) that the private jet trip includes travel to remote countries and areas in Asia that are inherently risky. The Client assumes the risks associated with this trip including: forces of nature; weather; terrorism; civil unrest; war; strikes; local laws; accidents; itinerary changes or modifications; and all transportation including land vehicles, boats and aircraft that are not necessarily operated or maintained to standards found in North America. The Client/s assume(s) all risks associated with altitude, illness, physical injuries sustained, disease, alcohol consumption, physical exertion and sporting activities, knowing that access to evacuation and/or suitable medical supplies and support may not be available. The Client/s assume full responsibility for personal baggage and personal possessions and effects. Remote Lands, Inc., including its partners, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors (hereinafter, "Released Parties"), does not own or operate any entity which is a service provider for Client journeys. Remote Lands purchases all transportation, accommodation, dining and all other services from a variety of independent entities. Remote Lands and all other Released Parties are not responsible or liable for the gross negligence or intentional acts by any service provider or other third party and shall in no way be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider, (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control, and (C) any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of services, lost profits, consequential, exemplary, indirect or punitive damages or otherwise that may arise out of or occur during your travel in connection with the Tour. For the avoidance of doubt, the “Released Parties” shall include the Aman Group (which means the group of companies whose shares are held or beneficially owned, in whole or in part and whether directly or indirectly, by Silverlink Resorts Limited or any subsidiary, whether or not wholly owned, thereof), and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and successors. The Participant waives any claim against all of the Released Parties for any such loss, damage, injury, or death, including any right to seek consequential, punitive or exemplary damages against any of the Released Parties for any reason whatsoever. None of the Released Parties shall be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket. The passenger tickets in use by the carriers shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the passenger; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time of the expedition.
Express Assumption of Risk & Responsibility:
In recognition of the inherent risk of the travels and related activities in which you are intending to engage, you confirm that you are physically and mentally capable of participating in the journey, that you willingly and voluntarily assume full responsibility for any injury, loss or damage suffered by you or caused by you. By registering for the Tour, you certify that you do not have any mental, physical or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for yourself or other Clients. Tour Operator reserves the right in its sole discretion to accept, decline to accept or remove any Client on the trip and reserves the right, subject to the terms and conditions contained herein, to withdraw any part or all of the trip and to make such changes as may be necessary.
Any controversy or claim against Tour Operator arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the performance there under, including without limitation any claim related to bodily injury, property damage or death, shall be settled by binding arbitration in New York, NY, U.S.A., in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of the controversy. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive New York law. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability release contained in this Terms and Conditions document.
Exclusive Governing Law & Jurisdiction:
This Agreement shall be governed by federal law and the laws of the State of New York, USA, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. With respect to Tour Operator: If the right to seek arbitration is for any reason waived by both parties, or if judicial review of any arbitration is sought, any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the courts of the State of New York. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.
Travel through the spiritual heart of Asia to Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka focusing on wellness, mindfulness and the diverse cultures of these four fascinating countries.
You will have your own private car, driver and guide to explore on your own at your own pace. In addition, join Shantum Seth, an expert in Buddhism, Hinduism, Asian philosophy and religion, will lead group discussions and circle meditations if you wish to join. The goal is to have a deeply meaningful and educational journey, to learn about each country in depth - as well as to have fun, drink some champagne and meet other interesting people.