Oaxaca Tour Information
OAXACA & COAST CHIAPAS TOUR COSTS
TOUR COST: Tour – $ 3350.00 Single Supplement – $495
COST: The cost of this trip, based on a minimum group size of FOUR is $3350.00 from Veracruz, Mexico. If the final group is smaller than four participants, a small group supplement may be charged. As group size increases, tour cost decreases. At six participants cost drops to $3,150 and at eight participants cost drops to $2,990. All costs are quoted in US dollars and are based on double occupancy.
COST INCLUDES: Accommodations based on two persons sharing a two-bedded room. We select good hotels convenient to our birding destinations, but at times the only convenient accommodations may be rather simple. For single rooms a single supplement will be charged. We try to supply roommates when possible, but we cannot always find one. If we cannot find you a roommate, you will be charged the added cost of single accommodations. Expert guide service. All transportation, this may be by private or chartered car, station wagon, van or bus. Taxes & local fees, all group admissions and park entry fees are included in the tour price.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: Not included are transportation to or from Mexico, meals, laundry, personal tips, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, juices, mineral waters and other beverages, room service charges, souvenirs, insurance of any kind, telephone calls and use of TV not included in the room rate, and overweight baggage fees.
MEAL COSTS: Meals ARE NOT included in the cost of this tour. For our Oaxaca tour we eat many meals ‘in the field’ like picnics. Others are at convenient ‘typico’ restaurants while our final meal of the day is usually a sit-down dinner. As a person can eat very well for as little as $20 per day or they can choose to spend three or four times that amount for a single day, depending upon your menu choices, we do not include meals during this tour. NatureScape Tours has a policy of NOT overcharging one person to cover another’s meal choices—which we would have to do if meals were budgeted expenses.
UNANTICIPATED COSTS: Rarely we have had unexpected costs. Cancellation of a flight or train has required staying in a hotel an extra night, hiring vehicles for extra excursions and other services. At times schedule changes or route changes have been necessary. If such changes are proposed and accepted by participants, it is with the understanding that they accept the obligation to pay any extra unanticipated costs.
On all of our tours, participants are responsible for any extra expenses incurred from deviations to our scheduled tour itinerary which result from events out of our control (additional hotel nights, transfers and transportation by air, water or ground). During fall in southwestern Mexico this could be a rare weather related event, or could be a result of flight or rail cancellations, labor strikes, acts of God and the like.
DATE OF COST QUOTATION: May 15, 2016
We can only quote current costs. Tour planning begins more than a year before the tour runs. While we try to arrive at the best estimates, we cannot predict fluctuation of currency exchange rates, increases in hotel or vehicle rates, etc. Therefore, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost when there are justifiable reasons. However, we make a sincere effort to arrive at the closest possible estimate and even absorb small increases at times to avoid raising tour costs.
REGISTRATION: THIS TRIP IS STRICTLY LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR TO SEVEN PARTICIPANTS WITH ONE LEADER OR EIGHT TO ELEVEN PARTICIPANTS WITH TWO LEADERS! Your non-refundable tour deposit of $350 and completed registration form are required to confirm space. Without these, no one is considered registered.
CANCELLATION: To cover the work and expense of handling registrations and canceling them, $350 will be deducted from all deposits if we are notified in writing at least 150 days before departure date. Fees deducted for later cancellations are: 149 to 121 days before departure date, your entire deposit plus all inseparable costs (i.e. vehicle rental, leaders expenses); due to contractual obligations with our hotels, bus and van rentals, boat charters and other costs where we have contracted payment dates there can be no refunds for cancellations within 120 days prior to our departure. Some participants have lost substantial sums when illness or other circumstances prevented them from taking a tour. Therefore, we advise you to buy trip cancellation insurance that may reimburse the entire unrecovered amount if it becomes necessary for you to cancel.
UNUSED PORTIONS OF A TOUR: We cannot offer refunds for unused portions of a tour unless agreed to before the tour. If you fail to show up or meet the tour regardless of the reason, we are under no obligation to provide any refund. Trip cancellation insurance may reimburse losses if you must leave a tour early for illness or other valid reason.
COMPLETION OF PAYMENT Foreign travel agents, hotels, boat operators etc. require advance payment. We can offer better rates on our tours because of contracted payment dates. Your cooperation with timely payments helps to avoid problems with your arrangements. For this tour we require final payment to be received in our office by June 1, 2015.