Terms & Conditions Armenia and Karabagh

Terms & Conditions

RESERVATION: Reservations are made upon receipt of $500 per person (Land Only tours), by check or money order only. Balance is due 60 days before each departure date. Sidon Travel reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled if the balance due is not paid on time.

FARES AND RATES: All rates used in this document are those in effect at the time of printing and are subject to increase without notice due to in- creases in air tariffs, ground services, hotels and government taxes and currency fluctuations. Airfares are for information only and are to be con- firmed at the time of ticket issuance.

PASSPORTS & VISAS: When traveling outside th e U.S., a passport is re- quired and valid for at least six months after your return. You are respon- sible for all visas, permits, necessary health requirements, and any other documents as required by law, regulation and/or order of the countries visited.

NOT INCLUDED: Not included are passport, visa, cancellation insurance, laundry, tips to drivers and guides, excess luggage, services of personal nature, alcoholic beverages, meals or services other than those men- tioned specifically.

BAGGAGE PER PASSENGER:International baggage allowance policies are changing rapidly. Up to date information will be provided during the group orientation meeting, and/or delivered to you with your travel documents. At time of print, travel on flights to/from U.S. on Aeroflot and most international carriers have a free baggage allowance of 1 checked bag up to 50 pounds, and 1 carry-on up to 18 pounds.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: In addition to hotels listed in the brochure, any first class twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower in cate- gories listed as classified by respective governments may be used. A lim- ited number of single rooms are available at higher rates upon request. Triple/Quad rooms are available upon request at varying prices.

INSURANCE: Sidon Travel has purchased the Group Deluxe post depar- ture on behalf of all participants. We strongly suggest you purchase can- cellation insurance. Please contact us for more information.

CANCELLATION CHARGES: (Land Only)If you cancel your tour for any reason (including illness or hospitalization), we will refund your payment, but will be obliged to deduct the following penalties (provided all requests for refund are made in writing):

Prior to 90 days before departure$100 Operational fees
From 89 to 60 days before departure20% of total tour price
From 59 to 30 days before departure40% of total tour price
From 29 to day of departure80% of total tour price

CANCELLATION CHARGES:( Airline Ticket): Unless stated otherwise in writing, airline tickets sold as part of your tour are fully non-refundable once purchased. Sidon Travel highly recommends to purchase cancel- lation travel insurance.

CANCELLATIONS DURING THE TOUR: Due to pre-arranged services and pre-paid hotel rooms, any days of tourism you miss or choose to skip will not be refundable. In case of any illness that may cause you to cut your trip short, or not stay with the group’s itinerary, it is wise to keep your hospital receipts, as travel insurance companies will require them to make a claim. Sidon Travel will not be responsible for hotel rooms and tours not used, and cannot provide a refund for them, once the tour has begun.

SPECIAL REQUESTS (Seats, Meals, Airline Miles): Seats assignments and special meals can be requested at time of booking. Sidon Travel cannot guarantee confirmation of preferences, as airline group policies dictate availability. Frequent flyer miles can be accrued on most major carriers (up to 25% for Air France), but upgrades using mileage is not permitted. For more information, call the airlines directly once you reserve your tour.

SAFETY: Please be aware that during your participation on tours operated by Sidon Travel, certain risks and dangers may arise beyond our control including, but limited to the hazards of traveling in undeveloped areas; travel by automobile, bus, aircraft or other means of transportation; the forces of nature, political unrest, acts of terrorism and accident or illness in remote regions without means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities. Sidon Travel will not have liability regarding provisions of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered.

RESPONSIBILITY: Sidon Travel & Tourism, Inc., its affiliated entities, its and their employees, shareholders, directors, and officers (collectively, Sidon), except for a ground handling office in Armenia does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for my trip and any other travel services which Sidon may book for me, including, for ex- ample, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground opera- tors, including, without limitation, various entities which may utilize the Sidon name, guides, entertainment, food or drink providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, Sidon is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity. In addition, Sidon is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any person or entity it does not own or control, nor for any act or inaction of any other third party not under its control. Sidon is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity of any kind which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation any willful or negligent act, failure to act, breach of contract or violation of local law or regulation of any third party such as an airline, train, hotel, bus, taxi, van, guide or local ground handler whether or not it has a corporate affiliation with Sidon, financial default or insolvency of any supplier which is, to, or does supply any goods or services for this trip. Similarly, Sidon is not respon- sible for any loss, injury, death or inconvenience due to delay or changes in schedule, overbooking or downgrading of accommodation, default of any third party, attacks by animals, sickness, the lack of appropriate med- ical care, evacuation to same, if necessary, insurance coverage or pay- ments relevant to same, weather, strikes, acts of force majeure or government, acts of terrorism or the threat thereof, war, epidemics or the threat thereof, quarantine, criminal activity, or any other cause beyond its control.
Sidon reserves the right to decline or accept or retain any person or to change or cancel the tour, if necessary, for any reason.

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: I agree that any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms & Conditions, to the brochure, website or other literature or any information relating in any way to the trip or to the trip itself or to any other travel services arranged by Sidon shall be settled exclusively by binding arbitration in Los Angeles County, California, USA, in accordance with the then existent commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive California law (but not procedural law) excluding any ap- plication or consideration of the California Arbitration Act.

PARTICIPATING CARRIERS: In addition to Aeroflot, the services of any IATA/ARC airline may be used.

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