Royalty Trail in Rajasthan and Gujarat

  • 43 days
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  • 4908 kms
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  • Almost 60% camp nights
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  • Difficulty level – Moderately Fit
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  • Rs. 9999/- Per Day/Person | USD 160/- Per Day/Person* [For non-Indians]

Trip Dates (Ex-Delhi):

  • Departure 1 - 18 November 2018 to 30 December 2018
  • Departure 2 - 5 January 2019 to 16 February 2019

Highlights:

  • Discover the grandeur of ancient palaces, forts and temples.
  • Start a week at an untouched beach and end it in The Great Indian Thar Desert.
  • See beyond the Rann of Kutch.
  • Take home beautiful art & handicraft from two of India’s most colourful states

What is included:

Excursions – Please see detailed itinerary for included excursions

Accommodation -

  • 25 camp nights
  • 18 hotel nights

Transportation –

  • The Voyages Overland truck

Meals –

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

What is not included:

  • Spending money – budget for additional meals, activities and excursions.
  • Snacks, drinks, shopping, souvenirs, tips and any other extras
  • Flights, airline and airport taxes, visas, travel insurance
  • Personal items and single rooms
  • Airport transfers
*Will depend on the prevailing day’s rate of exchange 

This day is reserved for check-ins and time to unwind/rest before the tour begins. You can visit key hotspots in Delhi on our way back. However, if you wish to spend a few days in Delhi for shopping or sightseeing before the tour starts, you are free to do so by booking a separate pre-tour accommodation.

What is included -

  • Accommodation – 1 night in hotel
  • Meals – Dinner

Agra, famous for the Taj Mahal, sits on a large bend in the holy Yamuna River and is situated in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Agra has three UNESCO World Heritage sites - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra's golden age was as the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1526- 1658, but the city was founded much earlier. The earliest reference to Agra is in the ancient epic, the Mahabharata. Ptolemy was the first to call it by its modern name. The recorded history of Agra begins around the 11th century, and over the next 500 years, the city changed hands between various kings, both Hindu and Muslim. This gives Agra a distinct flavour of community, architecture, and culture.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Taj Mahal, Taj Museum, Agra Fort, Jehangiri Palace, Khas Mahal, Jawab, Diwan-e-aam, Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, Chini Ka Rauza, Moti Masjid, Mehtab Bagh, Sikandara,
  • Fatehpur Sikri

Sawai Madhopur, known as the 'Gateway to Ranthambore', has seen many key historic episodes and reigns. Sawai Madhopur has partly plain and partly hilly terrain. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur built Sawai Madhopur as a planned city on 19 January 1763, who named the township after himself. It is home to the Ranthambore National Park, which includes the historic Ranthambore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambore Fort

Kota is the third largest city in Rajasthan. Situated on the banks of the Chambal River, the city is famous for its distinctive style of paintings, palaces, museums, and places of worship. It is known for gold jewellery, Doria sarees, silk sarees and the famous Kota stone. The history of Kota dates back to the 12th century when Rao Deva conquered the territory and founded Hadoti. The then independent Rajput state of Kota was carved out of Bundi in 1631. The kingdom of Kota had a turbulent history as various Mughal rulers, Maharajas of Jaipur and even the Maratha warlords raided it. Kota is known all over the world for its architectural grandeur in its many beautiful palaces, temples and museums.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in hotel, 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – City Palaces, gardens and Museums in Kota and Bundi, Kota River boat ride.

Kumbhalgarh ("Kumbhal fort") is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. Built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh, The walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 km, claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Kumbalgarh Fort and Wall, Mammadev Temple, Badal Mahal, Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

The lake city of Udaipur is a key centre for performing arts and crafts in Rajasthan and India. Situated besides the shimmering Lake Pichola, with the ochre and purple ridges of the wooded Aravallis, Udaipur has an unmatched romance about it. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow and crooked streets add character to the city’s ancient and natural charms. Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1559 as a new capital of the Mewar kingdom. It is located in the fertile, circular Girwa Valley to the southwest of Nagda, which was the first capital of Mewar.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 3 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – City Palace, City Palace Museum, Maharanas’ vintage car collection housed within the former state garage, Jagmandir Island, Lake Garden Palace, Sajjan Garh Fort, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Bagore-ki-Haveli, Durbar Hall, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake Jaisamand Lake, Doodh Talai Lake, Shilpgram, local markets

Bajana, a princely state in Gujarat, is famous for its royal safari camps and the Little Rann of Kutch as well as its proximity to the Wild Ass Sanctuary.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Little Rann of Kutch

Founded in 1620, Wankaner was one of the princely states of India in the historical Halar region of Kathiawar during the British Raj. The last ruler acceded to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Ranjit Vilas Palace

Known to the world as the Jewel of Kathiawar, Jamnagar is an offbeat destination in Gujarat, brimming with the ornate buildings, a pristine coastal region, and picturesque lakes. Located on the coast of Gulf of Kutch, Jamnagar is the largest city on the western region of India. In the heart of the city, there is a fort amidst the lake. The coastal area is dotted with the world’s largest oil refinery, beaches, and the spectacular Marine National Park. With its exquisite Rajput architecture, Jamnagar is one of Gujarat's lesser-known gems. Jamnagar (former Nawanagar) came into limelight 444 years ago when it was established on the bank of Nagmatti and Rangmattiriver by Shri Jam Raval, who is deemed as one of the heirs of Lord Krishna.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Marine National Park, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Lakhota Talav, Lakhota Palace
  • Darbargadh Palace, Old City, Balachadi Beach

Located at the western tip of the Saurashtra peninsula, Dwarka is an important Hindu pilgrimage city and is also known as the kingdom of Lord Krishna. It is one of the four major pilgrim places for Hindus and is part of the "Char Dham" Yatra. Dwarka is also a sacred city amongst Jains and Buddhists. According to ancient scriptures, Lord Krishna came to Dwarka from Mathura to build his new kingdom where he would later spend a significant part of his life. It is believed that immediately after the death of Lord Krishna and the consequent demise of the Yadav dynasty, a massive flood swallowed all of Dwarka and submerged the city of gold to the bottom of the ocean.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Somnath Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple, Nageshwara Jyotirling, Rukshamanee Temple, Lighthouse, Beyt Dwarka, Gomati Sangam Ghat

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a forest and wildlife sanctuary near Talala Gir in Gujarat, India. Famous for the Asiatic Lions found in the region, Sasan Gir is known to be one of the most important protected areas due to the species it houses.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Gir National Park

Gondal in Gujarat was once ruled by a family of car enthusiasts whose royal passion resulted in a fine collection of automobiles that are now part of a museum in the palace premises. The state was ruled by the dynasty of the Jadeja Rajput clan from Thakur Shri Kumboji in the 1600s.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Orchard Palace, Riverside Palace, Naulakha Palace, Vintage Car Museum

Mandvi is a port city in the Western Part of India in the Kutch, Gujarat region. Khengarji, the king of Kutch, founded Mandvi as a port town in 1574. It is famous for its beaches and centuries old shipbuilding yard. Once a walled city, the ruins of the walls can still be seen in Mandvi and its outskirts. Mandvi is also interesting for watching and photographing birds like the flamingos, godwits, sandpipers, and gulls.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 night in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi Beach

Bhuj, the capital of Kutch, Gujarat connects you to a range of civilizations and important events in South Asian history through prehistoric archaeological finds, remnants of the Indus Valley Civilization (Harappans), places associated with the Mahabharata and Alexander the Great's march into India along with tombs, palaces and other buildings from the reign of the Naga chiefs, the Jadeja Rajputs, the Gujarat Sultans and the British Raj. Over its 4000-year inhabitation, Bhuj developed trading and migratory relationships with ancient civilizations as far as Zanzibar, the Middle East and Greece, fostering a unique ethnic mix of peoples and traditions in the region.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 3 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Darbargarh, Prag Mahal, Aina Mahal, Sharad Baug Palace, Kachh Museum, Folk Art Museum, Rann of Kutch

Barmer, situated in western Rajasthan, is a desert town. It takes up a major part of the Thar Desert and has several historical sites. Small villages with mud-houses decorated with folk art and colourfully attired people dot the landscape en route to Barmer. Though a barren land with harsh climate and tough terrain, Barmer is known for its rich crafts, music, and dance.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – keradu Temple, local markets

Jaisalmer or the “Golden City” is dotted by the sepia tint of its famous sandstone forts and havelis. Situated close to the Indo-Pak Border, the city used to be an important trading route in the medieval times. Positioned in the central part of the Thar Desert, Jaisalmer is one of the most beautiful destinations in Rajasthan.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 3 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Jaisalmer Fort, 7 Jain temples, Fort Palace, Gadisagar Lake, Sam Sand Dunes, Kuldhara, Patwa Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Bada Bagh

Jodhpur was formerly the capital of the Marwar kingdom. Today, its ancient palaces, forts and temples feature glorious architecture against the backdrop of the Thar Desert. Jodhpur was the largest state in Rajputana in terms of land area by the time of the British Raj, and it continued to prosper, as did the Marwaris, who were the merchants of that time. When India achieved independence in 1947, the state joined the union of India, and became part of Rajasthan. This Sun City sees the first rays of the sun every morning and enjoys scenic landscapes and a touch of royalty even in its most unassuming nooks and corners.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Balsammand Lake, Mandor Garden, Clock Tower, local markets

Bera, a small hamlet in the Aravallis, is dotted with lakes and dams. The place is best known for its leopard sightings. The surrounding forests and lakes are also home to crocodiles, antelopes, hyenas, hares, foxes and birds like the pelican, greylag goose, robin accentor, demoiselle crane, barheaded goose and the Indian partridge among others.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Castle Bera, leopard spotting and bird watching at Bera and Jawai Dam

Khichan is a quiet village in this region. It becomes very crowded towards the end of August when the Demoiselle Cranes, for which Khichan is best known; migrate to it in from Eurasia and Mongolia ahead of the onset of harsh winters.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Khichan Bird Sanctuary

Bikaner or the ‘camel country’ is blessed with vibrant deserts, glorious forts and palaces, and desert safaris. Till the 15th Century, Bikaner was officially known as ‘Jangladesh’. At the time, Jat communities inhabited the region. In 1488, Rajput prince Rao Bika, son of the Marwar King, embarked on a journey to set up his kingdom at Jangladesh and transformed it into what we now know as Bikaner. In 1545, Sher Shah Suri started ruling Bikaner. Following the collapse of Sher Shah Suri, Bikaner came under the Mughal Empire and later, under the Marathas.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 2 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Junagarh Fort, Gajner Palace, Gajner Lake, Royal Cenotaphs, Lalgarh Palace & Museum, Karni Mata Temple, Laxminath Temple, Old City,

Pushkar has a special brand of mystique that is all its own, unlike anywhere else in Rajasthan or India. An important centre of pilgrimage for Hindus, Pushkar is also one of the oldest cities in the country. It is situated around a holy lake that is said to have appeared when Brahma dropped a lotus flower. It has one of the world’s few Brahma temples. With 52 bathing ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town resounds with chanting of prayers and religious songs, drums and gongs. Musical, beautiful, spiritual and “happy” - all rolled into one, Pushkar is a paradise city like no other.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in camp
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and other temples

Jaipur, the ‘Pink City of India’, was named after Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who founded the city on November 18, 1727. Planned by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya on the basis of Vastu Shastra, the city was the first planned city in the country. Known across the world for its coloured gems, this capital city of Rajasthan stands at an intersection of its ancient heritage and a modern metropolitan culture. It was painted pink as a symbol of hospitality by Maharaha Ram Singh of Jaipur when the Prince of Wales visited India on a tour in 1876. Till date, this colour gives Jaipur a mystical touch against the backdrop of Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Moti Doongri forts.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 3 nights in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Excursions – Nahargarh and amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Albert Museum Hall, Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, Nahargarh Biological Park, Local markets

New Delhi is the capital city of India. Rewarded with a rich history, the city has witnessed the rise and fall of empires in ancient times and political authorities in recent years. Contemporary Delhi is a culmination of seven cities built by different emperors between the 13th and 17th centuries. It sprawls over the west bank of the Yamuna and now, straddles over it. The spectacular architecture of Delhi city is evident through its antique monuments, a symbol blend of diverse cultures and religions that have seen the passage of time in this unique city.

What is included –

  • Transport – The Voyages Overland truck
  • Accommodation – 1 night in hotel
  • Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner

What is not included –

  • Additional days of stay

Optional Excursions – Red Fort, Purana Qila, Qutub Minar, Shahjahanabad, Ferozshah Kotla, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Teen Murti Bhavan, Raj Ghat, Santiban, Vijay Ghat, Jantar Mantar

Humayun’s Tomb, Lodi Tomb, Safdarjang's Tomb, Mughal Gardens, Lodhi Garden, National Zoological Park, Buddha Jayanti Park, Bahai Temple, Birla Temple, Jama Masjid, ISKCON Temple, Chattarpur Temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, St James Church, National Museum, St James Church, National Museum, National Museum of Natural History, Archaeological Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, National Rail Museum, Sankar's International Dolls Museum, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Tibet House Museum.

The Royalty Trail

PAYMENTS

1) A non-refundable deposit of 25% (twenty five percent) of the Trip Price is required from each Client when submitting the Booking Form to confirm the booking. This deposit will only be refunded if the Client cannot be accommodated.

2) The balance of the Trip Price due by the Client to the Company shall be payable not less than 45 (forty five) days prior to the date of a trip's departure.

3) If the full amount is not received in the due time, the Company reserves the right to treat the booking as a cancellation and the Client will be subject to the cancellation fees detailed below.

CANCELLATIONS

1) Any cancellations made by the Client must be in writing to the Company. The date on which the correspondence is received by the Company will determine the Cancellation Fees.

2) Fees applicable in the event of a cancellation will be as follows:

Days Prior to Departure % of Trip Price
More than 45 25
45 to 30 35
30 to 15 50
15 to 7 75
Less than 7 100

3) Should the Client fail to join a trip, or join it after departure or leave it prior to its completion, no refund will be made whatsoever.

4) The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason more than 45 (forty five) days prior to the departure date. In this case the Client will be refunded any money they have paid to the Company and that will be the extent of the Company's liability.

5) The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip for reasons of Force Majeure less than 45 (forty five) days prior to the departure date. In this case the Client will be refunded any money they have paid to the Company, less reasonable expenses the Company has incurred, and that will be the extent of the Company's liability.

6) Some of our trips require a minimum number of Clients in order for it to run. If this number is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the trip. The Company will endeavour to cancel this trip more than 45 (forty five) days prior to the departure date unless it is necessitated by the late cancellation of other passengers on the trip, in which case it will be cancelled less than 45 (forty five) days prior to the departure date. In each case, the Client will be refunded any money they have paid to the Company and that will be the extent of the Company's liability.

7) Should the Client fail to pay the balance of the Trip Price in the due time, the Company will cancel the booking and no money already paid to the Company will be refunded.

8) The Cancellation Fees detailed above are only in relation to the Trip Price and do not include any extra services booked like Airport Transfers and Accommodation. These cancellation fees may be as high as 100% (one hundred percent) and the Client is still liable for their payment.

TRANSFERS & AMENDMENTS

1) If the Client wants to transfer from one trip to another, the Company must be informed in writing. The Client must complete and sign a new Booking Form and, if necessary, provide an additional deposit (if more than 45 (forty five) days prior to the trip's departure) or balance of Trip Price (if less than 45 (forty five) days prior to the trip's departure.) The date on which the correspondence is received by The Company will determine the transfer charge.

2) Charges applicable in the event of a transfer will be as follows:

Days Prior to Departure % of Trip Price
More than 45 25
45 to 30 35
30 to 15 50
15 to 7 75
Less than 7 100

3) Any non-recoverable expenses are not included in the Transfer Fee and the Client will still be liable for these.

4) The Client cannot transfer their trip to another person.

PRICES

1) The Company reserves the right to change their rates at any time prior to the contract being entered into. In the event that these rates are altered, the Client will be advised at the time of booking.

2) The Company endeavours not to increase the cost of the trip once the contract has been entered into. However, the cost to run a trip is calculated up to 18 (eighteen) months in advance and increases in running the trip like, but not exclusively, transportation costs, accommodation costs and fluctuations in the exchange rates, may make an increase unavoidable.

3) Should a surcharge be payable, the Company will immediately notify the Client of such.

4) The Company will not add a surcharge to a trip less than 30 (Thirty) days prior to a trip's departure.

5) The Company will not impose a surcharge of more than 20% (twenty percent) of the original Trip Price.

6) Should a surcharge be payable, the Client must pay said surcharge prior to joining the trip.

7) Different sales prices are calculated in various currencies in advance of printing the sales brochure. Due to fluctuations, prices in various currencies may vary as a result. The Company, and it's representatives will not be held liable to refund based on these variances, and the Client will be responsible for settling all outstanding amounts owed in the currency based on their booking origin, or that of their agent.

ITINERARIES

1) The documentation provided by the Company (e.g. Trip Dossiers, Brochures, Website, etc.) is set out in good faith as statements of intent only and changes to the itinerary, vehicle and equipment use, etc. may be made where deemed necessary by the Company.

2) Any additional expenses, incurred through deviations to the itineraries because of Force Majeure or reasons considered advisable by the Company will be for the Client's account.

3) The Client accepts that Force Majeure may preclude the Company from providing services or following the itinerary as detailed in the Trip Dossier.

4) The Company will not refund any money paid for unused services which are included in the Trip Price.

CHANGES

1) The Company reserves the right to make changes to the trip any time prior to the contract being entered into. In the event that any aspect of the trip is altered, the Client will be advised at the time of their booking.

2) The Company endeavours not to make changes to the trip once the contract has been entered into. However, because of the unpredictability of travel in many of the areas visited, changes prior to a trip's departure may be unavoidable. Where this alteration is significant (i.e. where a major deviation to the itinerary is made) the Company undertakes to inform the Client as soon as possible.

3) Due to the nature of the areas we travel through significant changes can and do occur after a trip's departure, over which the Company has no control. The Company will make alternative arrangements like changing the method of transport and/or the itinerary if Force Majeure, breakdowns, accidents, sickness, etc. necessitate such a change. The Company cannot be held responsible for compensation or additional expenses incurred due to any such change.

COMPLAINTS

1) If the Client has a complaint about the trip, such complaint must immediately be raised with the Trip Leader or the Company's Head Office so that, if possible, a solution can be found.

2) Failing resolution, the Client must make any complaint within 28 (twenty eight) days of the trip's finish date.

3) This complaint must be made in writing.

4) The Company will not be held liable for the loss of enjoyment due to unfulfilled expectations of the Trip due to the nature of adventure group travel; each trip is unique and reliant on client interaction and participation.

COMPANY RESPONSIBILITY

1) All information in documentation provided by the Company (e.g. Trip Dossiers, Brochure, Website, etc.) has been set out with reasonable care and is published in good faith. Where the Company is acting as an agent on the Client's behalf (e.g. when booking facilities/services used before, during the course of or after the trip), it does so on the explicit condition that it cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, injury, additional expenses or breaches of contract resulting directly or indirectly from the actions or omissions of the suppliers or independent parties with whom these arrangements have been made.

2) The Company cannot be held responsible:

a) If there has been no fault on the part of the Company or its suppliers and the cause was the Client's fault or the fault of someone not associated with the trip whose actions were not foreseeable.

b) If the cause was the fault of unforeseeable circumstances beyond the Company's or its suppliers control, the results of which were unavoidable even though every caution was taken.

c) If the cause was the fault of the Client having taken part in any activity or optional activity which does not form part of the original trip arrangements, even though they may be supervised, arranged or recommended by the Company or its representatives (e.g. bungee jumping, rafting, ballooning or other such activities of a risky nature.)

d) Where a disease or illness is contracted during or after the trip. Should the Client need to leave the trip because of such, no refund whatsoever will be forthcoming and the Client will be responsible for all expenses incurred for the treatment of their illness and as a result of having to leave the trip.

e) For any information or advice provided by a travel agent unless such information has been provided to the travel agent by the Company. In the case of such information and advice not having been provided by the Company, the responsibility must lie with the travel agent.

f) For a travel agent not providing or providing incorrect advice, information or documents, which the Company has given to the travel agent, or in the case of negligence by the travel agent.

g) Where the Company has provided advice and information on travel documents, visas, climate, spending money, clothing, equipment, etc. This advice and information has been set out with reasonable care and is published in good faith, but without responsibility on the part of the Company.

h) For any advice or information provided by the Company's crew. This advice and information has been given in good faith, but without responsibility on the part of the Company.

i) For any Client's luggage or personal effects.

3) The Company, its employees and agents cannot be held responsible for expenses, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment or anything else caused by the Client's non-compliance with any of responsibilities listed below.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

1) The nature of the Company's trips may involve an element of personal risk and potential hazard not normally associated with holiday tours. The Client must accept these risks and hazards.

2) The Client must accept that safety standards of suppliers of accommodation, local transport and other operators in most of the countries visited will not be of the same standard as in their home country.

3) The Client must make themselves aware through the various government agency warnings and advisories (e.g. British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, US Department of State) with regard to the safety of countries and areas through which they'll be travelling and to make their own decisions accordingly.

4) The Client must arrange suitable adventure travel insurance with benefits that cover personal accident, medical expenses including repatriation and loss and damage to personal effects. It is suggested insurance is also taken out to cover any expenses related to the cancellation or curtailment of any trip. Should the Client not have adequate travel insurance, they may not be allowed to join the trip.

5) The Client is to get professional medical advice before travelling and to take all necessary health precautions and preventative measures.

6) The Client is responsible for informing the Company, at the time of booking, of any known disabilities or medical conditions, or, if not known at the time of booking, as soon they become known. Any Client found to have failed to disclose this information, may be directed to leave the trip. No refund whatsoever will be forthcoming and the Client will be responsible for all expenses incurred as a result of having to leave the trip.

7) The Company's crew have authority to make difficult decisions. Should the Client present a medical condition, the crew may insist they seek medical advice. If the Client refuses to act upon this advice, thereby putting the other members of the trip in danger or at risk, the Client may be asked to leave the trip. This includes physical, mental and behavioural conditions. No refund whatsoever will be forthcoming and the Client will be responsible for all expenses incurred as a result of having to leave the trip.

8) The Client must check the documents issued for trips and services booked through the Company and should there be any mistakes, immediately notify the Company of such.

9) The Client must adhere to the trip joining instructions given to them.

10) The Client must comply with all current passport, visa and health requirements needed for each of the countries the trips travel through.

11) The Client must abide by the laws and customs of the countries visited. The Company has absolute discretion to direct the Client to leave the trip if they disobey such laws and customs. No refund whatsoever will be forthcoming and the Client will be responsible for all expenses incurred as a result of having to leave the trip.

12) The Client must not put the welfare of the group, individual member, members or themselves in jeopardy. The Company has absolute discretion to direct the Client to leave the trip if this is found to be the case. No refund whatsoever will be forthcoming and the Client will be responsible for all expenses incurred as a result of having to leave the trip.

13) The Client must reimburse the Company for any expenses incurred on behalf of the Client.

14) The Client must be aware that the Company's crew, agents and representatives may take photographs and film footage throughout the trip. The Company reserves the right to use such media for marketing purposes without obtaining consent from the Client. The Company also reserves the right to use any Client comments, either verbal or written, for marketing purposes without obtaining consent from the Client.