Payment Terms and Conditions


Due to the current global health crisis, my terms have been amended until July 30th to make them far more lenient.  Please read information on how this works, here.

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 10% 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 90 of the tour start date they will forfeit their deposit


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 deposit 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 (minus a 20% fee) will be refunded.
    • Unless there was an email sent to participants regarding partial refunds ie Clause 1
  • If canceled withing 89 days of the tour start date, no refund will be given.
    • A full refund (minus 20%) 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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