Conditions for your
New Zealand Photography Tour
Terms and Conditions of New Zealand Photography Tours
Please read these Terms and Conditions ("Agreement") carefully before booking a New Zealand Photography Tour with Photo Journeys. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your participation in our photo tours. By booking a tour with us, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement.
Booking and Payment
To secure your reservation for a New Zealand Photography Tour with Photo Journeys, a non-refundable 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, or you can pay the full amount. The deposit amount will be communicated to you during the booking process. This deposit is necessary to confirm your participation in the tour and reserve your spot. If your booking is within 60 days of the tour starting then payment in full is required.
The remaining balance of the tour cost must be paid in full by the specified due date (60 days from the start of the tour), which will also be communicated to you during the booking process. It is important to adhere to this deadline to ensure the smooth operation of the tour and proper arrangements for all participants. Failure to make the full payment by the due date may result in the cancellation of your reservation.
Payment options will be provided to you during the booking process, and we accept various methods such as credit cards, bank transfers, or online payment platforms. Please note that any additional fees or charges associated with the chosen payment method are your responsibility.
Once the deposit and final payment are received, we will send you a confirmation of your reservation via email or other means of communication provided during the booking process. It is your responsibility to review the confirmation details and notify us immediately if you notice any discrepancies or require further information.
In the event that you need to modify or cancel your booking, please refer to the Cancellation Policy section of these Terms and Conditions. Keep in mind that the initial deposit is non-refundable, and cancellation fees may apply based on the timing of your cancellation.
In order to confirm your reservation, a 25% non refundable deposit is necessary upon booking. Should you wish to cancel your participation in a New Zealand Photography Tour for any reason written notice is required. If this notice is received more than 60 days from the tour start date we will refund the full amount paid (less deposit), deducting a 50% cancellation fee. If cancellation notification is received less than 60 days of the tour start date, we reserve the right to retain the entire tour fee.
While we strive to provide the best possible experience for our clients, there are situations that are beyond our control. In the unlikely event Photo Journeys needs to cancel a New Zealand Photography Tour due to a natural disaster or any other reason beyond our control we reserve the right to transfer any payments received for the cancelled tour to another tour, or held as credit for future use. Photo Journeys will not be responsible for any costs associated with travel, accommodation, insurance, or any other expenses incurred directly or indirectly due to the cancellation of a workshop. We strongly recommend all clients have adequate travel insurance for the circumstances above.
We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance that covers personal health, medical expenses, personal belongings including photography equipment, trip cancellation, and other potential risks associated with your participation in the New Zealand Photography Tour. By booking a photography tour with us, you acknowledge and understand the importance of having suitable travel insurance and accept full responsibility for obtaining and verifying your insurance coverage.
The New Zealand Photography Tour is suitable for adults who are in good health with reasonable fitness. We will be walking trails and paths of varying levels ranging from easy to moderate throughout the trip. The trails can be uneven, rocky or sometimes icy and can range from a short distance up to a few kilometres. These trails are sometimes walked in low light. If you have any special needs or physical conditions that may impact your full participation, please inform us during the registration process or contact us in advance via email. You will be responsible for carrying your own photographic equipment.
Limitation of Liability
We strive to provide a safe and enjoyable New Zealand Photography Tour experience, but there are inherent risks associated with travel and outdoor activities that are beyond our control. Photo Journeys, its affiliates, employees, and agents shall not be held liable for any loss, injury, damage, delay, or expense incurred during the photo tour.
By participating in the New Zealand Photography Tour, you acknowledge and assume all risks associated with your participation, including but not limited to risks arising from transportation, accommodations, activities, wildlife encounters, and weather conditions. These risks may include, but are not limited to, accidents, injuries, illnesses, property damage, loss of personal belongings, delays, and unforeseen circumstances.
We strongly recommend that you exercise caution, follow safety instructions provided by our guides, and adhere to local laws and regulations at all times during the tour. It is your responsibility to take necessary precautions and make informed decisions to ensure your own safety and the safety of others in the group. This includes following any safety guidelines, wearing appropriate clothing and gear, and being aware of your surroundings.
Acceptance of Risk
By booking a New Zealand Photography Tour with Photo Journeys, you acknowledge and accept the inherent risks and uncertainties associated with travel and outdoor activities. You understand that despite careful planning and preparations, unforeseen events, hazards, or circumstances may arise during the tour that are beyond our control. These risks may include, but are not limited to, accidents, injuries, illnesses, property damage, delays, changes in itineraries, weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and other potential hazards.
Participating in a New Zealand Photography Tour involves inherent risks, which can vary depending on the nature of the tour, the destinations visited, and the activities involved. You acknowledge that these risks are an inherent part of the experience and that you voluntarily choose to participate in the tour with full knowledge and acceptance of these risks.
By booking a New Zealand Photography Tour with us, you affirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms of this Acceptance of Risk section. You voluntarily assume all risks associated with your participation in the tour and release Photo Journeys, its affiliates, directors, employees, and agents from any liability, claims, or damages, except where such liability results from our negligence or willful misconduct.
If you have any questions regarding out Terms and Conditions please contact us for clarification before booking a photo tour.