Terms and Conditions
First class accommodations with private bathrooms are used whenever available and are based on twin occupancy. Land Only and Single Supplement pricing is available upon request.
Air transportation is based on round-trip economy excursion fares as published by the airline assigned for the tour program. All fares quoted are subject to change without notice by the airline.
JBC Travel can assume no responsibility for lost or damaged baggage. Baggage allowance currently in effect on trans-Pacific flights is not more than two (2) pieces of checked baggage with combined total dimensions not exceeding 107 inches (272cm.) and no single piece exceeding 62 inches (157cm.) Excess baggage charges are the responsibility of the tour participant. Domestic flights within China, India, Vietnam, and Cambodia are restricted to one check-in baggage item with a maximum weight of 20kg.
All booking and communication prior to your departure, including payment and refund transactions, must be made through your travel agent. When you book, you will need to forward us a photocopy of your currently valid passport.
A non-refundable deposit is required within 14 days of confirmation of reservations unless otherwise stated. Deposit amount will be based on a fixed percentage of the tour fare
Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. All reservations made within 75 days of travel must be paid in full at time of booking. Non-payment upon due date will result in automatic cancellation and will be subject to applicable charges. Payment must be made by cheque or credit card payable to JBC Travel.
Cancellations must be made in writing to JBC Travel. The date of receipt of the cancellation notice will determine what penalties, if any, will be assessed, in accordance with the schedule below. The Non-Refundable deposit due upon confirmation of reservations, will not be refunded unless otherwise stated.
Full payment is required 75 days prior to departure. After that time, such refunds will be:
74-45 days prior to departure, 50% of total tour cost.
44-30 days prior to departure, 75% of tour cost.
29-7 prior to departure, 100% of total tour cost.
Airfares are subject to different rules and cancellation fees which are extra; some may be 100% non-refundable.
Currently none of the areas included in this itinerary require certificates of vaccination, although this is subject to change at any time.
JBC Travel strongly recommends that all participants purchase trip cancellation, medical and hospital, and baggage insurance to protect their travel plans. Contact your travel agent for more information.
PASSPORT AND VISA
A valid passport is required. It must be valid for at least six months after the scheduled return of your tour. Nationals of other countries must check with their booking agent with regard to visa requirements. JBC Travel cannot accept responsibility for alternate or additional land or air arrangements incurred by tour participants with improper documentation.
JBC Travel acts only as agent and/or intermediary for our independent suppliers. The suppliers who provide transportation, conveyance, and/or accommodations are independent contractors and are not agents or employers/employees of JBC Travel.
JBC Travel can assume no liability for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity. JBC Travel further reserves the right to decline, accept or to retain any person as a member of any tour at any time. All matters within international destinations are arranged by our appointed travel authorities or delegated handling travel agencies who themselves reserve the right to make alterations or adjustments to the overall arrangements within their own country. JBC Travel is not responsible for any such alterations made by the local authority or its delegate.
A local English-speaking representative will be provided at each city to meet you on arrival and to accompany you until your departure from that city. A tour director will accompany each escorted tour group consisting of 15 or more participants.
All costing specified in this brochure are stated in Canadian dollars unless specified otherwise and is subject to change without notice.
TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Meals not specified in the itinerary, gratuities to guides, escorts, drivers, shipping and hotel staff etc., optional tours, any domestic and international airport taxes and fees, passport charges, visas, laundry, liquor, excess baggage charges, usage of telephones, faxes, telexes, and internet fees, travel and baggage insurance, airport improvement fees, Canadian navigation fees, fuel surcharges, security surcharges, items of a personal nature and all other items not specifically listed as included.
TOUR SUITABILITY CONSIDERATIONS
No activities on any JBC tour are particularly rigorous. However, to enjoy many of our sightseeing destinations you will need to be in good enough physical condition to walk for one or two hours at a time at a reasonably leisurely pace without assistance and without becoming exhausted. Note too, that some venues may require ascending and descending steps. Our Tibet tour, for example, could prove difficult for people with respiratory or heart problems. If you have personal mobility restrictions or other health issues that could put you at risk in any of our venues or that could cause you to not be able to keep up with your group, please consider other travel opportunities that will be more comfortable and safe for you.
At JBC Travel, we do our very best to select a variety of interesting and enjoyable food venues on all of our escorted tours. That being said, we can have no control over the cooking methods and foodstuffs used. It is impossible for us to in any way guarantee that traces of food substances to which you may be allergic will not be present in any of the foods served.
Some destination cities may have air pollution issues. If you have respiratory allergies or other respiratory problems you will need to do your own due diligence to determine whether air quality issues in cities on your itinerary might prove problematic for you.
As much as JBC Travel would appreciate your business, if participation in any of our tours could potentially aggravate existing physical or medical problems it is necessary that you obtain prior medical advice to determine whether or not it is appropriate for you to take part. JBC Travel cannot accept responsibility for any food or respiratory allergy issues incurred by tour participants. If you have such concerns but choose nevertheless to join one of our tours, we will require you to sign a waiver to stating that you have read and understood the above.