Dates: Sept 13, 2018 to Sept 19, 2018
Price: $1456 – land only/shared lodging (meaning with your companion or another retreat attendee)
$1656 land only/private room
- 7 days retreat
- breakfast daily
- welcome dinner
- site entry fees
- 6 nights double occupancy lodging
- air conditioned vehicle with driver
- daily programming to help release and inspire
Retreat Terms and Conditions
Price guarantee: The retreat price is subject to change without notice due to the unpredictability of currency rates. However, your price will be locked and guaranteed the moment we receive your deposit.
Included in the price of each tour:
Transportation to all sites listed. Local guide. Entry fees to all sites listed. Meals listed. Lodging. Upgrade to single may be available at an additional charge. If you have special needs that would make this a desirable option for you and/or others, please request this.
Itineraries are subject to change: Sacred travel is full of surprises and we need to be flexible enough to take advantage of whatever comes along so that we may provide you with the best possible tour. Uncompleted portions of the tour itinerary are not cause for refund.
Tour payments: To your space on the retreat you must agree to these Tour Conditions and provide us with full payment prior to departure. We accept credit card payments via PayPal, checks, money orders in US dollars and cash. Final payment is due by 60 days before the first day of the tour. Missing the final payment deadline may result in your being removed from the tour!
If you would like to make payments, please send a $500 deposit as a placeholder for your tour. You can then make payments on your own schedule with the balance paid in full by 60 days before the start of the tour. Your tour will not be booked until payment in full has been received. Should the tour fill before then, you will get a full refund.
Solo travelers and single supplements:
If you are traveling solo, you will board with another tour member. If you would like a single, private room, we will provide that at an additional fee, if it is available.
If a payment is returned unpaid for any reason, we will assess a $35 returned item fee per occurrence. The fee(s) will be added to the applicable tour balance, and must be paid in full prior to your tour departure.
Cancellations and refunds:
Refunds requested in writing 60+ days before the retreat begins will be honored less a $50 fee. Refunds requested in writing less than 60 days before the start of the tour will be honored less a $250 fee. Refunds requests initiated while the tour is in progress will not be honored for carrier related delays, personal problems, business problems, accidents, emergencies, government obligations (such as jury duty or lawsuits), inability to provide travel documents, self-inflicted injury or harm, problems related to substance abuse, personal injuries, weather, or medical issues.
You may wish to consider purchasing travel insurance to cover health, travel interruptions, loss of luggage, or additional costs as no insurance is provided.
If we cancel a tour you have reserved, the entire amount you have paid will be refunded to you within 14 days after the tour’s cancellation.
Tour risks: Travel has risk. All tour members are required to sign a Assumption of Risk Waiver prior
to the beginning of a tour.
Participation: Participants who do things that are incompatible with the safety, comfort or convenience of other members of the tour may be expelled from the tour at anytime, without any claims or complaints by the offender against us.
All tours are physically active: This is an integral, essential part of the tour experience. Get in shape before you leave! On any tour you should be capable of fully and happily participating without any assistance in the following levels of activity:
1. Carry or roll your own luggage for up to 15 minutes over uneven pavement from the bus to the hotel, then haul it up as many as five flights of stairs to reach your room.
2. Be comfortable on your feet for up to four hours walking and standing, both inside museums and outdoors in all weather conditions such as hot sun and rain.
3. After orientation and transportation lessons, be able to navigate on your own.
Non-smoking: Smokers may smoke only outdoors and downwind from the group.
Children under age 18 must room with and be accompanied on the tour by a parent or guardian, who is responsible for participating in all tour activities in which the child partakes.
Assumption of Risk Waiver
Read Carefully and Sign
Waiver of Liability:
I, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives or assigns, do hereby release, waive and discharge Laura Giles, LLC , their officers, agents, representatives, employees or tour guides (hereinafter called “Staff”) from liability from any and all claims including the negligence of Laura Giles, LLC and Staff, resulting in personal injury, accidents or illnesses (including death), and property loss arising from, but not limited to, participation on any tour offered by
Laura Giles, LLC (hereinafter called “Tour”).
Assumption of Risks:
Participation on a Tour carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The specific risks include, but are not limited to:
1) all risks going to the site of a Tour
2) any danger presented in the street, sidewalk, or pathways including Waiver of but not limited to traffic, poor lighting, icy conditions, uneven, slippery or steep surfaces
3) physical exertion for which I may not be prepared
5) any food or alcohol allergies I may have.
Also, I understand that there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise which may be necessary to deal with potential injuries to which I may be exposed. I VOLUNTARILY, FREELY, AND EXPRESSLY CHOOSE TO INCUR ALL RISKS AND ALL SUCH DAMAGES associated with a Tour.
Indemnification and Hold Harmless: I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Laura Giles, LLC and Staff from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities, including attorney’s fees brought as a result of my involvement on a Tour and to reimburse them for any such expenses incurred.
Photo and Video Release:
Furthermore, I hereby grant Laura Giles, LLC. permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of my voice as recorded on a Tour without payment or any other consideration.
The ticket purchaser further expressly agrees that the foregoing waiver of liability, assumption of risk, indemnity agreement, and photo and video release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of Virginia and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
Acknowledgement of Understanding:
I have read this waiver of liability, assumption of risk, indemnity agreement, and photo and video release, fully understand its terms and understand that I am giving up substantial rights, including my right to sue. I acknowledge that I am making this agreement freely and voluntarily, and intend by my ticket(s) purchase to completely and unconditionally release Laura Giles, LLC and Staff of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.