COST AND CANCELLATION POLICIES
Your trip includes airport transfers, accommodation and meals (as specified on your itinerary), a trip leader,
guides, porters, drivers and cooks. Please see your itinerary for what equipment and gear is supplied and what
you are expected to bring. Items that are typically not included in your trip price are International airfare, charter
flights or internal airfare, park fees, insurance, gratuities, excess baggage charges, airport taxes (if any),
immunizations, and items of a personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone calls, room service,
mini bar etc.).
All prices are based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone a Single Supplement surcharge
will be applied to the total cost of your trip if we are unable to match you with a roommate of the
same gender. This charge depends on your itinerary and number of nights spent in hotels or lodges.
We will not know if this charge will apply until 30 days prior to the departure date. You may also, of
course, request to room alone and pay the Single Supplement.
If you fly in early or stay late, we are happy to book you extra nights at available hotels. This is not
included in the trip cost.
We are delighted to arrange extensions to your Bio Bio tour. Depending on the destination, this may
be a week at the beach, an extra hiking tour or a few days touring a city.
We can arrange special airport pick-ups / drop-offs if you arrange a trip extension or if you arrive
early or stay late. As you are not traveling with the group, this is not included in the trip cost.
- $600 deposit due at the time of booking -
- Trip Balance due 60 days prior your departure date -
(A 3% credit card processing fee will be charged to all balances.
To avoid this fee, you have the option to send in a check.
No credit card fee will be applied to your $600 deposit.)
Non-refundable booking fee = $300
Notice given 2 - 4 months prior to departure = $600 retained
Notice given less than 60 days prior to departure = No Refund
We strongly recommend that you purchase Travel and Trip Interruption Insurance to protect yourself
Bio Bio Expeditions World Wide, its owners, agents, outfitters, and employees give notice that they act only
as agents for the said company and assume no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or personal
property resulting from the expedition or connected activities other than through gross negligence on behalf
of Bio Bio Expeditions World Wide, its owners, agents, outfitters and employees. On advancement of
deposit, the depositor agrees to be bound to aforementioned terms and conditions. (Indemnity form)
Bio Bio Expeditions Inc. shall not be liable for: (a) expenses such as additional hotel nights and meals not
specified in the individual trip itineraries that may be required either en route, prior to, or following a trip,
when caused by individual clients' travel arrangements, by airline scheduling or airline schedule changes,
canceled flights, missed flight connections, or by other factors not under Bio Bio Expeditions control; (b)
expenses incurred in recovering luggage lost by airlines, belongings left behind on a trip, or in shipping
purchases or other goods home from abroad; (c) bodily injury or property damage for any reason, including
but not limited to acts of God, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft, default, detention,
annoyance, changes in government regulations, terrorism, war, or failure of conveyance to arrive or depart
as scheduled, etc., over which it has no control.
Bio Bio Expeditions Inc. reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of our trips, and may
use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes.
Cost of Delays
The cost of delays is not included if any trip is delayed due to bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road
conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, sickness or other contingency for which Bio Bio
Expeditions or its agents cannot make provision.
Trip Costs and/or Land Costs are subject to increase without prior notice, even after you have signed up on
the trip. We often publish our prices more than a year in advance. Between that time and the time of the
trip's actual departure, we are occasionally faced with significant cost increases that we cannot absorb, i.e.
international currency fluctuations, fuel surcharges, or increases in cost of services. We regret this situation,
and we do everything we can to avoid raising prices, but sometimes it is unavoidable. We will do our best to
limit such increases and will notify you at least two months before departure.
Flexibility of Itinerary
The itinerary as stated for each tour must be taken only as an indication of what each group may accomplish,
and the client acknowledges that the nature of this type of travel requires significant flexibility and should
allow for changes. As such, the stated itinerary is not a contractual obligation on the part of the company.
The client understands that the amenities, type of transport, route, schedule, and itineraries may change
without prior notice due to local circumstances or events. Events causing these changes may include
mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, illness, strikes, political disputes, weather, border crossing
problems, and other unforeseeable factors.
Bio Bio Expeditions Inc. reserves the right to substitute both trip leaders and hotels from those listed on our
itinerary without notice.
Bio Bio Expeditions reserves the right to cancel trips that are below the trip minimum (usually 6 persons).
All trip members will be notified a minimum of 30 days before the trip departs and will receive a full refund.
In the event of trip cancellation, Bio Bio Expeditions is not responsible for additional expenses incurred by
trip members (e.g. nonrefundable “advance purchase” air tickets, medical expenses, and passport and visa