Payment Terms and Conditions

The Deposit

The deposit for the trip is generally 15-20% of the trip price. That payment is required to hold your place on the tour.

In the case of cancellation, the following will occur:

  • If participant cancels at least 3 months before the tour date, a full refund (minus a 50 Euro fee). Moreover, the refund is subject to PayPal’s exchange rate. It may vary currency to currency.
    • Special cases may exist where only a partial refund can be issued – for example, if there are flights required on the trip.
      • All participants will be made aware of this possibility, and have the option to withdraw their refund if needed. **Clause 1
  • If participant cancels within 3 months of the tour start date they will forfeit their deposit
    • Participant may receive a refund minus a 10% fee if:
      • Someone on the waiting list fills their vacated space.
      • If the canceling participant finds a replacement to fill their space.


Full payment is required by 90 days before the trip start date.

In the case of a delayed payment:

  • Participants will risk forfeit losing their space if a wait list member pays in full first.
    • In that case, the participant’s will be returned.
    • Before that happens, Brendan will make contact with the participant to work out a payment plan where possible or desired.

In the case of a cancellation after the full payment is made:

  • If canceled at least 3 months prior to the tour start date, full payment including the deposit will be refunded.
    • Unless there was an email sent to participants regarding partial refunds ie Clause 1
  • If canceled within 90 and 60 days of the tour start date, a refund will be given minus the deposit.
    • A full refund (minus 10%) is possible if someone on the waiting list fills the vacated space.
  • If canceled withing 59 days of the tour start date, no refund will be given.
    • A full refund (minus 10%) is possible if someone on the waiting list fills the vacated space.

Right to Dismiss Participant

Brendan van Son and co-leaders retain the right to dismiss participants while on the tour if one of the following breaches of contact happens:

  • Verbally or physically abusive behaviour
  • Consumption of illegal drugs
  • Dangerous behaviour which endangers participants or themselves.
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