4×4 tours terms conditions
These Terms and Conditions, together with the information set out in the brochures, preparation information and tour itineraries, form part of your contract with Adam Hearne T/A OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL; The trading and contact address is 3 Rhodfa’r Capel, Pembrey, Carmarthenshire SA16 0ES.
You can contact OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL by mail at the above address or by calling 07444 595812 or at Adam@offroadadventuretravel.com
These Terms and Conditions, a product refers to a trip, tour or trek described on the offroadadventuretravel.com website.
BOOKING YOUR TOUR
(a) Bookings can be made:
- On the www.offroadadventuretravel.com website
- Calling Off Road Adventure Travel on 07444 595812.
- Emailing Adam@offroadadventuretravel.com
Any deposit paid is non-returnable. The amount of deposit required is specified in the description of the product being booked on the offroadadventuretravel.com website. The booking is only complete once the deposit is received and the booking form (either online, PDF or paper) is completed and received by us. Once completed the cancellation policy applies and we will send you a written acknowledgement of the booking and confirmation of the dates and any payment arrangements. If you are booking within eight weeks of departure then the full amount is due at time of booking. We may not be able to give immediate confirmation of your expedition but may need to call you back after contacting our suppliers.
(b) Special Requests
Special requests should be made at the time of booking and specified on the Booking Form. Every effort will be made to accommodate special requests, but we cannot guarantee that they will be, nor will OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL, be liable if special requests are not met.
(c) Correspondence and other communications
All correspondence will be sent to the first person named on the Booking Form using the first email address supplied on the booking form unless you specify otherwise
(d) Final Payment
The balance of any monies outstanding for a booking is due eight weeks before the departure date.
(e) Prices are for one vehicle with two occupants
A driver and one passenger unless specified in the product description page on the website or on the tour itinerary document. Where a hotel is used a double or twin room will be reserved, depending on your preference made on the booking form and availability at the accommodate used by OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL.
(f) Passengers who are under 16
If you have passengers who are under 16 then you must contact OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL before making the booking to ensure you are satisfied that the trip is suitable. The decision on suitability is down to you, however, OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL also reserve the right to refuse bookings if we determine that the trip is unsuitable for any passengers under the age of 16.
AMENDMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
(a) Amendments by you.
OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will make every effort to help you if you wish to alter your arrangements. Requests for an amendment must be in writing and either posted to the OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL address on the website or sent using the Adam@offroadadventuretravel.com email address. An administration charge of £30 per person is made to amend your Booking once confirmed, plus any additional costs incurred by the change. Cancellation charges may also apply if changes occur within the designated period. (See tables below.)
(b) Cancellation by you.
All cancellations must be advised in writing, signed by the signatory of the Booking Form and sent by post to OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL using the address on the website. Cancellations cannot be processed until the written confirmation is received and are effective on the day of receipt by Days prior to the departure date when written advice of cancellation received as % of tour price payable
The following cancellation charges will be payable, depending on the number of days prior to departure when Days prior to the departure date when written advice of cancellation received as % of total tour price payable:
OVERSEAS TOURS (OUTSIDE UK)
56 to 40 days prior 40%*
39 to 20 days prior 60%*
19 to 14 days prior 90%*
Less than 14 days 100%
or deposit if greater(*)
UK TOURS AND TREKS
28 to 14 days prior 30%*
less than 14 days 100%
or deposit if greater(*)
(c) Amendments by OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL.
Great care is taken to ensure that the descriptions, information and prices given in our brochures and any of the supplementary information are accurate at the time of publication. Changes can occur and OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL reserves the right to advise you of a change, including a change of price, before accepting your booking.
After booking confirmation, OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL shall make every effort to ensure that the products are operated as advertised. In very rare circumstances, OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL may have to modify an event or an expedition before you depart. If the modification is significant (that is, if it is a change of destination or a change to alternative date) we will notify you as soon as possible. In this situation, you may accept the modification or you may change your booking to another product.
If you choose another product, which is more expensive than the product already booked, you will be charged and must pay the difference. If you choose another product which is cheaper, you will receive an appropriate refund.
If there is a minor modification before you depart (that is, any change not included in the definition of a significant modification set out above), OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will try to notify you, although it is not obliged to do so, nor is it obliged to pay any compensation.
If OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL becomes unable to provide a significant proportion of your expedition after it has commenced, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra charge to you or, if this is not possible, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a proportionate and prorated refund the proportion of the product not received.
This section – Amendments by OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL – does not apply in the case of force majeur. Force Majeur means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL’s control, the consequences of which neither OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL nor its suppliers or agents could reasonably be expected to avoid, including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial dispute, technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions and level of water in rivers.
(d) Cancellation by OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL.
If you fail to pay the balance of the price for your chosen event or expedition at least eight weeks before departure OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will treat your booking as cancelled and levy the cancellation charges set out in paragraph 2(b) above.
If OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL or any of its authorised representatives is obliged to cancel your expedition in any other circumstances before departure, for example, if insufficient numbers book, OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will use its best to ensure that you are offered alternative arrangements of a comparable standard or will ensure that you are given a full and prompt refund.
‘Insufficient numbers’ is defined as too few bookings being taken to make the product viable in the advertised form.
(a) Passports and Visas
Where relevant, general information concerning passport, visa and health requirements will be sent to you with the Booking Form. Please note, however, that such requirements are subject to change and you must check current requirements before departure.
It is your responsibility to obtain all documents required for your expedition. OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL cannot be liable if you fail to do so and you will be responsible for meeting any further costs incurred as a result of such failure. No exception will be made from cancellation charges effected as a result of cancellations due to incorrect passport or visa documentation.
(b) Travel insurance
You are responsible for arranging your own travel insurance, which should be a comprehensive policy and cover all risks. If you do not already have your own policy, we will be happy to assist you with obtaining suitable insurance cover. Details of your insurance cover must be detailed on the Booking Form or handed to the tour leaders at the meeting. OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will require a photocopy of your insurance. We will not accept Bookings without suitable insurance cover that includes emergency air rescue/medical repatriation.
(c) Travel to and from product departure points
Costs to travel to and from UK departure points and across other countries to departure points is not included as part of our itineraries unless specified.
(d) Currency fluctuations and guide prices
All prices and the detailed itineraries are quoted in Pounds Sterling and include VAT where applicable.
For events taking place outside the UK, for which we may have paid local suppliers in their local currency, the Sterling equivalent will have been based on the current rate of exchange. Prices are rounded to the nearest whole £. Rates of exchange may be subject to considerable fluctuation during the long validity of our programs.
In the event that any such fluctuation causes us to increase any of the quoted prices, we will inform you of such increases at the time of booking.
If any price increases become necessary between the time of booking and final payment then the following will occur:
If the price increase is 2% or less, we will absorb the increase and there will be no alteration to the price of your expedition. If the price increase is more than 2% you will have the right to choose another product (subject to availability) which is at a more acceptable price or to accept a full refund, should you wish to do so.
(e) Authority on tour
By completing the booking form you agree to accept the authority and decisions of our staff, tour leaders, agents or suppliers during the expedition. We reserve the right to expel people from a tour if they act in a manner which OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL staff, tour leaders, agents or suppliers feel threatens the atmosphere and safety of other clients. No refund will be given in these circumstances.
(f) Acceptance of risk
Your booking is accepted on the condition that:
- You are aware of that the product, in addition to the usual dangers and risk inherent with motor-sport activities, has certain additional dangers and risks including, but not limited to: physical exertion for which you may not be prepared, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change, remoteness from the normal medical services and evacuation difficulties if you are disabled.
- You acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks associated with travelling and undertaking activities beyond the levels of safety at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for your participation.
- You acknowledge that the nature of this type of activity requires considerable flexibility and you must allow for alternatives. The outline itinerary provided for each expedition is only an indication of what each group may accomplish and does not form a contractual obligation on the part of OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL.
- You understand that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities, accommodation and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without notice due to local circumstances or events, such as sickness, mechanical breakdown, flight/ferry cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, climate, blocked routes and other unpredictable or unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be given for services not utilised. Any additional costs such as flights, additional hotel accommodation, ground transportation or shipment, will be your responsibility and must be paid for directly at the time.
Activities associated with some products carry inherent risks and if you are participating in such activities you may be asked to sign an additional form.
(g) Passengers under the age of 16
Passengers who travel with you and are under the age of 16 are your sole responsibility for the duration of the tour. You must make sure they are accompanied and are supervised at all times. Under no circumstances can your passengers under the age of 16 be left alone, in the care of other clients on the tour or with OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL staff.
FERRIES AND OTHER SUPPLIERS
(a) Between you and the suppliers of the transport, accommodation and other components making up your event or expedition, the conditions of the Supplier will apply. These conditions may (where relevant) be subject to International Conventions, which may limit, and/or restrict the suppliers’ liability.
(b) Transport timings are provided by the carrier concerned and are subject to such matters as weather conditions, maintenance requirements, the ability of passengers to check in on time. Accordingly, the times of ferries at some locations are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL is not liable for any delay and cannot itself make any special arrangement in the event of a delay.
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
(a) All of the expeditions are hosted by a staff or employees of OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL, who are also trained and/or certificated off-road instructors.
(b) If you are unhappy with any aspect of the arrangements while you are on an expedition, you should address your complaint immediately in the first instance to the OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL representative and, if appropriate, to the management of the hotel or other supplier whose services are involved, so that OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL will have an opportunity to correct the matter during your stay.
(c) Failure to immediately raise the complaint with the OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL representative will mean that any rights you may have will be reduced or even extinguished.
(d) If the problem cannot be resolved locally and you wish to complain, full details must be sent to OFF ROAD ADVENTURE TRAVEL in writing by Registered Post to arrive within 30 days of your return from your event or expedition at the address on the offroadadventuretravel.com website.
This contract and any matters arising from it are governed by the laws of the UK and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the UK.