Getaway Goddess - Seychelles 5 Days / 4 Nights Mahe
Individual Tour

With immaculate white sands and welcoming waters, this spectacular country is also home to a vibrant diversity of cultures. For those who dream about relaxing in comfort and luxury, the Seychelles islands provide countless opportunities for rest and tranquillity.

Inclusions:
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Activities
  • Transfer
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Price
  • Dates
  • Hotels
  • Optionals
  • Terms & Conditions
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful reefs of Mahe
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Itinerary in Brief View Detailed itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Mahe

  • Day 2

    Mahe

  • Day 3

    Mahe

  • Day 4

    Mahe

  • Day 5

    Depart Mahe

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1
    Arrive Mahe
    • Transfers - Included in your trip
      Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in Mahe (Seat in Coach).
      • Pick Up Airport in Mahe
      • Drop Hotel in Mahe

      Welcome to your 'Getaway Goddess - Seychelles tour!

      On arrival at the airport in Mahe, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

    • The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to explore the island at your own pace. You can experience:

      Botanical Garden: The gardens have a variety of palm trees where the majority are endemic one. There are also many colorful tropical plants. You will find shaded areas throughout the garden that invites for some relaxation.

      Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market: This national landmark was built in 1840 in a magnificent early-Victorian Style architecture and was renovated early 1999. The market is also the main market on Victoria. It is the best place to buy freshest fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. They also have a variety of spices. The market is a very colorful place, hence, do not forget to take your camera along. You will find many local craft and souvenir stands that sell for cheap.

      Note: The market is usually opened from Mondays to Fridays early morning till 1600-1700 hours in the evening and especially very lively on Saturdays. It is generally closed on Sundays.

      Dance all night long at the nightclubs: Katiolo is often said to be one of the best places to enjoy Seychelles nightlife; thanks to its tropical feeling. You can sit outside at the only open-air nightclub in the country, enjoying the fresh ocean-breeze and lively music which itself is diverse and amazing. It covers a wide range of genres - 70s, 80s up to recent hits, R'n'B, local tracks, and Rock'n Roll. Moreover, out of all the nightclubs, it is only here that you can get hot snacks like french fries, fried chicken, and burgers.

      Note: Guests are not allowed to come in shorts or flip-flops. Furthermore, patrons under 18 years of age are not allowed.

      Test your luck at casinos: There are a few casinos in Mahe; both within the hotels and individual ones. The casino at the Gran Kaz Entertainment Center is the largest one. The now refurbished heritage building - Mercury House - on the Francis Rachel Street in Victoria includes 150 most technologically advanced slot machines and 3 high paying reel slots.

    • Overnight in Mahe.

    • Meals - Included in your trip: Dinner
  • Day 2
    Mahe
    • Activities - Included in your trip
      Enjoy a full day discovery tour of Mahe (Seat in Coach).
      • Pick Up Time 08:00 hours
      • Drop Time 16:00 hours
      • Duration 8 hours

      Post breakfast, board the coach to explore the capital. Stop in the colonial centre of "the world's smallest capital", Victoria.

      Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station]. A turn around the corner takes one to the 'Codevar' building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en route to a Creole restaurant for lunch.

      After lunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of 'Jardin du Roi', which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family, whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. Get welcomed by a cold drink made of home-grown fruits and tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.

      On the way back to the hotel, stop at the Craft Village.

    • The rest of the evening is at leisure for individual activities.

    • Overnight in Mahe.

    • Meals - Included in your trip: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    Mahe
    • Activities - Included in your trip
      Enjoy a full day reef safari (Seat in Coach).
      • Pick Up Time 08:00 hours
      • Drop Time 16:00 hours
      • Duration 8 hours

      Start with a transfer to Victoria's marina to board a fascinating catamaran, for a trip to the middle of the harbour, where we stop to feed the fishes. One can explore the fascinating underwater world by snorkelling and swimming with the fishes. There is ample time for marine enthusiasts to explore the reefs through the windows of the semi-submersible vessel or for those more geared to relaxation, take a swim.

      A mouth-watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional Creole style will be served on board. After lunch, visit Moyenne Island. Here, you can take a nap by the beach or swim at the beach of the island. For a perfect ending of the day, a "petit rum punch des Iles" will also be served on board before heading back to the hotel.

    • The rest of the evening is at leisure to pursue independent activities.

    • Overnight in Mahe.

    • Meals - Included in your trip: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    Mahe
    • The day is at leisure to discover this charming island. You can also experience:

      Natural History Museum: The National History Museum is the perfect place to be if you do not know what to do out of your leisure time. But beware, do not assume that you will be visiting something like the metropolitan of New York or the Natural History Museum of London. You will love the exotism and authenticity of the tales they will tell you. The National History Museum of the Seychelles is found in the capital Victoria and is housed in a colonial architecture building. The entrance fee is relatively very low. There are few cabinets displaying some bugs, beetles and insects. Most of the descriptions are in French and some of the money collected is used for environment protection. Overall the visit is worth it.

      Swim in the Indian Ocean: Located on the northern eastern coast of Mahe, this picturesque bay is one of the most frequented beaches of the Seychelles. Beau Vallon has an amazing clear water and coral reef. Due to this, the waters of Beau Vallon are prized for swimming and snorkeling. It also hosts a small food and souvenir bazaar every Wednesdays all year round.

      Rent a car and drive around the island: Mahe is the largest of the Seychelles islands and also the most developed. There is one ring road which goes around the island and a couple of roads which cross the mountains. The ring road is relatively easy to drive on, although very narrow and full of curves.

    • Overnight in Mahe.

    • Meals - Included in your trip: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5
    Depart Mahe
    • Transfers - Included in your trip
      Departure transfer from hotel to airport in Mahe (Seat in Coach).
      • Pick Up Hotel in Mahe
      • Drop Airport in Mahe

      Today, check-out and head towards the airport for your flight back home.

      We trust that you enjoyed your Getaway Goddess vacation. Please do give us your valuable suggestions on feedback@coxandkings.com.

    • Meals - Included in your trip: Breakfast
Inclusions
  • Accommodation at selected category of hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
Exclusions
  • International air ticket.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Over-seas mediclaim insurance.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
  • Any items or services not specified under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
Notes
  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • A non-refundable booking deposit of Rs. 10,000/- per person needs to be furnished in order to proceed with the booking.
  • Seat in Coach transfers does not operate between 2300 - 0730 hours.
  • Midnight Surcharge:
    Midnight / early morning surcharge of USD 10 per person per way would be applicable for transfers between 2300 hours to 0700 hours. The same would be USD 20 per way for single travellers.

All rates are based on current ROE EUR 1 = INR 82.6000. The rate of exchange prevailing on the day of payment will apply.
Price Valid Between 06 Jan 2019 To 31 Mar 2019

Ex-All
Category   Twin Triple Single Child with bed Child without bed Infant
VALUE Main Tour Price 53,912
( EUR 550 + USD 733 )
47,142
( EUR 550 + USD 640 )
86,964
( EUR 550 + USD 1187 )
19,868
( EUR 430 + USD 267 )
19,868
( EUR 430 + USD 267 )
-
Price Valid Between 11 Jan 2019 To 31 Mar 2019

Ex-All
Category   Twin Triple Single Child with bed Child without bed Infant
PREMIUM Main Tour Price 1,77,342
( EUR 2147 )
1,55,288
( EUR 1880 )
2,65,394
( EUR 3213 )
35,518
( EUR 430 )
35,518
( EUR 430 )
-
Price Valid Between 01 Mar 2019 To 31 Mar 2019

Ex-All
Category   Twin Triple Single Child with bed Child without bed Infant
LUXURY Main Tour Price 92,788
( EUR 550 + USD 1267 )
81,140
( EUR 550 + USD 1107 )
1,55,832
( EUR 550 + USD 2133 )
430
( EUR 430 + USD 0 )
430
( EUR 430 + USD 0 )
-
Notes
  • The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
  • The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
  • Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change, the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
  • At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
  • A non-refundable booking deposit of Rs. 10,000/- per person needs to be furnished in order to proceed with the booking.
  • Seat in Coach transfers does not operate between 2300 - 0730 hours.
  • Midnight Surcharge:
    Midnight / early morning surcharge of USD 10 per person per way would be applicable for transfers between 2300 hours to 0700 hours. The same would be USD 20 per way for single travellers.

Dates
There are no departure dates available for this tour.
Detailed Itinerary
Mahe - 4 Nights
Berjaya beau vallon bay resort & casino
ECONOMY Room - Double Bed
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioner
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Internet

Situated on the Northwest Coast of Mahe Island, the largest island in Seychelles and the commercial heart of the archipelago, Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino is located 15 km from Seychelles International Airport and 5 km from the island's capital, Victoria. The overall ambience at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino magically sets the mood for a relaxing utopia and draws you into its divine embrace.

Mahe - 4 Nights
Avani seychelles barbarons resort & spa
DELUXE Room - Double Bed
  • Air Conditioner
  • Restaurant
  • Business Center
  • Gym
  • Internet

Love island life your way at AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa. Cast off on a sunset cruise. Learn to ride the waves. Chill by the poolside with the coolest cocktails to have that wonderful Seychelles resort experience and make the holiday your own. A tropical paradise soaked in sunshine by the sea. Enjoy contemporary style and easy beach access in an ocean side suite.

Mahe - 4 Nights
Hilton seychelles northolme resort
DELUXE Room - Double Bed
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioner
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Internet

This property is made up of 40 timber villas all situated on the hillside and small coves of the bay. Located on the hillside and small coves of Beau Vallon Bay on the island of Mahe. Standard rooms are oceanview hillside villas and are designed in typical Seychellois colonial style, with high ceilings, French doors and veranda overlooking the bay. Each villa is over 100 square metres and is in excellent condition, following a complete renovation of the hotel. Each villa is elevated by wooden stilts to offer a better view and is furnished with a four-poster bed, wooden floors, flat screen TV and CD/DVD player. The decor has accents reminiscent of the Far East.

  • Day 2

    Enjoy a full day discovery tour of Mahe (Seat in Coach).

    <p> Post breakfast, board the coach to explore the capital. Stop in the colonial centre of "the world's smallest capital", Victoria.</p> <p> Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station]. A turn around the corner takes one to the 'Codevar' building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en route to a Creole restaurant for lunch.</p> <p> After lunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of 'Jardin du Roi', which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family, whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. Get welcomed by a cold drink made of home-grown fruits and tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.</p> <p> On the way back to the hotel, stop at the Craft Village.</p>

    Time08:00
    Duration 8:00
  • Day 3

    Enjoy a full day reef safari (Seat in Coach).

    <p> Start with a transfer to Victoria's marina to board a fascinating catamaran, for a trip to the middle of the harbour, where we stop to feed the fishes. One can explore the fascinating underwater world by snorkelling and swimming with the fishes. There is ample time for marine enthusiasts to explore the reefs through the windows of the semi-submersible vessel or for those more geared to relaxation, take a swim.</p> <p> A mouth-watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional Creole style will be served on board. After lunch, visit Moyenne Island. Here, you can take a nap by the beach or swim at the beach of the island. For a perfect ending of the day, a "petit rum punch des Iles" will also be served on board before heading back to the hotel.</p>

    Time08:00
    Duration 8:00
Terms & Conditions

INTRODUCTION

We make all possible efforts to secure services from reputed suppliers for you so that you can travel safely and securely and you get best value for money. Our individual customized tours are known as 'GETAWAY GODDESS'. We also sell travel related products designed and operated by Third Parties. All our products are sold subject to these Terms and Conditions and How to Book rules (collectively referred to as "Terms and Conditions" for the sake of brevity) and the contract between the Client and us shall be governed by the same. In the event of the Client booking through us, any third party tours or travel products or services, the Terms and Conditions specified by such Tour Operator, including their payment schedule, cancellation, refund, rules and regulations etc. shall be applicable, in addition to our Terms and Conditions. In order to avoid any misunderstanding kindly read the Tour Brochure, the Price Grid, the Booking Form and the Terms and Conditions carefully.

BROCHURE ACCURACY

Brochures are printed several months in advance and the description of the services mentioned in the brochure, are as normally available and as accurate as possible. However, we do not have direct control over the suppliers as we are Tour Operators and do not own any hotels, airlines, restaurants, railways, cruises or coaches. Circumstances beyond our control like major road works, traffic congestions, weather conditions, fairs, festivals, sport events, political / religious gatherings, strikes, change of management / closure of hotels / restaurants, over booking of hotels / flights, cancellation / re-routing of flights or railway, closure of / restricted entry at a place of sight seeing may result in changes in the services / itineraries. Therefore, we reserve absolute right to alter, amend, change or modify the Tour Package, Itineraries, Tour Schedule, Travel Plan, Tour arrangements and sightseeing mentioned in the Brochure. Where we may know of these changes sufficiently in advance we will notify you. There are also very big Fairs and Exhibitions and events lasting up to 2 weeks or even more, where all the hotels are fully booked several years ahead eg. Eurocup, Olympics etc. In such cases, the applicable cancellation charges levied by third party suppliers such as hotels, cruises, airlines are 100%, which are payable by you. Every effort is made to avoid such dates, but in the few instances where it is unavoidable, it may be necessary to stay in hotels in other cities. (This would be advised at the time of booking). We request your co-operation where such changes are made. No complaints or grievances in this regard would be entertained either during the tour or after the tour has concluded. Photos of meals / hotel rooms / transportation / sightseeing / properties published in the brochure are only for reference and may differ from the actual meal served / sights etc. Distance, Exchange Rate, Visa regulations and temperatures mentioned in the brochure are approximate or may vary.
In case the alternate arrangements made are materially superior as compared to the ones described in the Brochure, we reserve the right to charge extra for the same anytime.

THE HOLIDAY PRICE INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Please refer to the relevant section in the price grid. For Getaway Goddess, all services will be as per those specified / confirmed and paid for as per the Invoices and Service Vouchers. If you avail any service which is not included in the Holiday package or get yourself upgraded then the payment for the same will have to be cleared by you directly. Please note that, porterage, tips, gratuities, room service, laundry, excess baggage charge, a la carte meals, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, paid toilets etc are not included unless specifically mentioned as included in the Brochure or Price Grid.

BAGGAGE

Client traveling by air will be subject to the airline restrictions / limitations on baggage weight / size / number from time to time. Traditionally, each airline allows their customers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a pocket book, backpack or laptop bag. The dimensions of which should not exceed 115 linear cms and weight should not exceed 7 kgs.

Currently, the airline restriction is 20 kgs for economy class on flights to all destinations except U.S. and Canada where a person may carry 2 pieces of checked in baggage and one hand bag. Furthermore, baggage is not included for internal flights in USA. One needs to pay for every piece of baggage checked in. The charges vary from US $ 25 to US $ 35 per bag. Please check with your sales staff for correct details.

We are not liable, in any manner, if you are unable to carry any baggage or if you have to pay any extra-charges due to restrictions imposed by the airline. You shall be liable to pay all such charges directly to the airline. Also, we are not liable for any loss or damage to baggage while it is in the custody of the airline.

The table below gives a general overview of the general baggage allowance for a full service airline. Baggage allowance is based on a Weight or Piece (number of bags) concept. Please note that every airline has a different set of rules and regulations regarding the weight restrictions and furthermore, airlines keep changing the rules quite frequently. Hence, you are requested to please check the updated baggage rules of the individual airlines, with whom the ticket is booked.

PER ADULT / CHILD INFANT
FIRST CLASS BUSINESS CLASS ECONOMY CLASS
Within India 40 Kgs 30 Kgs 20 Kgs 0 Kgs
Rest of the World
(Except Europe; USA; Canada and South America)
40 Kgs 30 Kgs 20 Kgs 10 Kgs
Europe; USA; Canada and South America 3 Pieces
(23 Kgs each)
2 Pieces
(23 Kgs each)
1 Piece
(23 Kgs each)
1 Piece
(23 Kgs each)

As porterage is not included in the tour price and due to limited space for luggage in the coach, we recommend that you carry one single suitcase per person of a size of 158 cms. (width + length + height) preferably with wheels for sake of convenience. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances the responsibility of the Client. Please be careful to ensure that cameras, binoculars, musical instruments, mobile phones, credit cards, ornaments, traveler's cheques, currency notes, travel documents should never be left unattended in the hotel, restaurant, aircraft, coach or any other mode of transportation, at the place of amusement / sightseeing and / or at the railway station. Similarly the aforesaid items should not be kept in the checked-in baggage. If you misplace or lose any moveable property we will not be in any way responsible and / or liable. We may not be in a position to assist and / or lodge a complaint with the authorities.

SAFE DEPOSIT LOCKERS

It is advisable that the tour participants carry their valuables on their person at all times. If Safe Deposit Lockers are available, the tour participants should avail the facility at their own risks and liability. This facility may be additionally charged by the hotel, which will have to be directly paid by the client to the hotel. If the Safe Deposit facility is not available, the tour participants must take all necessary precautions in protecting their valuables as the Company / service providers /company's representatives shall not be liable for any loss of valuables or for making good such loss.

TIPPING

Tipping is customary (unless otherwise stated in the brochure) in all parts of the world for services rendered (e.g. porters, coach drivers, guides etc). Your Sales advisor will guide you in this regard.

PUNCTUALITY

This is a measure to ensure your safety and time discipline. Clients will have to strictly adhere to the prescribed timetable for the day. Please adhere to time discipline so that scheduled sightseeing is not missed due to your actions. In case any sightseeing or services are missed due to your default the same will be non-refundable. Tour Participants are requested to strictly follow the time schedule given at all times including the departure time from the hotel, sightseeing places, etc.

MEALS

If availed of meal option on a Getaway Goddess holiday, there are pre-set menus provided by the restaurant. We, however, reserve the right to change the meal arrangement, where circumstances compel us to do so. Unlike an airline, we cannot process for a special meal, diet meal etc. nor can we guarantee a special diet for customers if applicable. In the event that the Client wakes up late and misses breakfast and in the event that the Client is out on his own and reaches late and misses meals, then no claim can be made by him for the meal which he has missed and not utilized.

CURRENCY AND TRAVELLERS CHEQUES

We suggest you take your holiday spending money partly in currency, partly in travelers cheques or Travel Currency Card. Travellers cheques are a safe way to carry money as they are easily encashed for a small service fee and can be replaced if they are stolen or lost, provided you have the lost travellers cheque numbers and the counterfoil subject to American Express being satisfied with the genuineness of the claim. Alternatively, you can take a Travel Currency Card, which is by far the safest way to carry money and make payments.

HOTELS

Keeping in mind the itinerary, we take great care to select the locations of hotels, which are chosen both for their comfort and value for money. Due to conventions and trade fairs, Olympics etc in the cities the hotels may be blocked out more than 2 years in advance. In view of this, you may have to stay in hotels further away from the cities and itineraries may have to be amended / altered. All hotels are twin bedded (in Europe) and in keeping with European standards are comparatively small. Single rooms are much smaller than twin-bedded rooms. A double room has a queen-size bed and a twin room has two separate beds. Requests for double rooms will be subject to availability and in cases when a double is not available, we will provide you with a twin room.

We recommend a maximum of only three persons in one room. Triple rooms are usually no larger then twin rooms and the third bed is often a rollaway bed or cot placed in a twin room. Modern facilities such as attached toilets with showers / bathtubs are provided. General check in time is usually 2 p.m. and check out time is usually 11 a.m., early check-in and late check-out is subject to availability unless pre-paid and booked in advance.

In case of a passenger booking on a single basis, will have to pay single room supplement.

Any damage caused to the hotel property by you will have be paid by you directly to the hotel and we would not be responsible and / or liable for the same.

ACCOMMODATION FOR CHILD BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE

It is expressed and given to understand that a child below 12 years of age who is booked on the tour paying the special rate without a bed will not be provided with a bed in the hotel while on the tour under any circumstances unless a supplement is paid. In case the Client decides to make any change in the rooming while on the tour then they shall be bound to pay additional amount charged to them by the concerned Hotel directly to the Hotel.

CONDITIONS OF PASSAGE

These conditions are applicable to every Client of the Company, who books a Brochure Tour or any Special Tour or travel arrangement. In the event of a Client booking through us a Tour or Tour Arrangement of any other Tour Operators like Carnival Cruises, Cosmos, Globus tours, Star Cruise etc., the 'Terms and Conditions' specified by such Tour Operator, including their payment schedule, cancellation, refund, rules and regulations etc. shall be applicable, in addition to our 'Terms and Conditions' while determining the contractual relation between the Client, the Tour Operator and us.

SCOPE OF ACTIVITY

We are travel and holiday organisers only. We do not control or operate any airline, neither do we own or control any shipping company, coach or coach company, hotel, transport, restaurant, railways, cruise or any other facility or service mentioned in this Brochure. Though we take care in selecting all the ingredients in your holiday, we can only select and inspect them. As we have no control in running them, we cannot be responsible for any deficiency in service, delays, improper services provided by any agency, airline, transport, hotel, cruise or any provider of services, for any injury, death, loss or damage which is caused by the act or default of the management or employees of any hotel, airlines, shipping companies, cruise, coach owners / coach operators / tour operators who are the Company's independent contractors.

We are also not responsible for the delay or deficiency in services provided by agency, airline, transport, hotel, cruise or any provider of services, and / or any act or actions of co-travellers, co-passengers which may result in injury, damage to the life / limb or property of the Client or interfere with enjoying or availing the following and / or the other services to be provided on the tour.

REGISTRATION

The Client has been supplied with details for the Tour Arrangements and the Tour Brochure / Itinerary for the relevant year and season. The Client shall read the same as well as the 'Terms and Conditions' and the 'Booking Conditions' carefully before filling and signing the Booking Form. The Terms & Conditions, Booking Form, Payment Receipt shall be binding on the parties and shall constitute a contract between the parties, on the Client signing the Booking Forms and making payment towards the prescribed non-refundable interest free deposit amount. In case of one or more but not all Clients sign the 'Booking Form', it shall be deemed that the others have duly authorised the concerned signing Client/s. In cases where the travel agent through whom the clients have booked the tour signs the Booking Form for and on behalf of the persons named in the Booking Form, it shall be deemed and construed that the clients have duly authorized the said travel agent to sign on their behalf. The signing of the Booking Form by the Client or by their travel agent shall mean acceptance in totality of the Terms and Conditions contained herein by the Client/s.

No person including the Employee/s and the Agent/s of the Company other than the Company, in writing, has the authority to vary, add, amplify or waive any stipulation, representation, term or condition set forth in this Brochure. Any assurance given by any person shall have no consequence.

The Company reserves the right to decline to register any person/s as Client/s for any Tour or to cancel their registration without assigning any reason.

DEFINITION

  • You / Client/s means the person/s in whose name and / or whose behalf the Booking is made and / or whose name is on the Booking Form, Invoices and Service Voucher(s).
  • We / Us / Company means Cox & Kings Limited.
  • Child / Infant: An 'Infant' means a person below the age of two years, and a 'Child' means a person above the age of two and below the age of twelve years.
  • Independent contractors means 'any hotelier / hotel owner, owner of any airlines or shipping company or railway, ferry boat owner / operator, cruise, coach owner / operator, owner / operator of any other Person or Organisation etc. who have been selected by the Company to render services to the Client'.
  • Holiday Price means the tour cost mentioned in the Price Grid and other payments such as taxes, surcharges etc payable by the client to the Company.
  • "Cancellation Policy" means and includes all the cancellation charges levied by the company from time to time, third party cancellation charges etc. as more particularly described hereinbelow or any other documents.

There is no contract between the Company and the Client until the Company has received the appropriate non-refundable deposit. The full payment must be received in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Brochure under the heading "HOW TO BOOK". If not paid in that time, the Company reserves the right to cancel the booking with the consequent loss of deposit and apply the scale of cancellation charges as mentioned in the "HOW TO BOOK" section.

The Company has the right at any time and for any reason

  • To terminate the Contract after acceptance of deposit but prior to the commencement of the Holiday without assigning any reason whatsoever. In the event, the Company terminates the Contract, the Company may refund the amount of deposit to the client without payment of any interest after deducting actual expenses incurred on the booking like visa charges, travel insurance, retention charges of overseas suppliers, ticket voiding charge etc.
  • To amend, alter, vary or withdraw any tour, holiday excursion or facility it has advertised or published or to substitute an independent Contractor of similar class, if it is deemed advisable or necessary. In either case, the Company shall not be liable for any demand, additional expense or consequential loss suffered by the clients or for any compensation claim.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND CLEARANCES

It shall be solely the Clients' responsibility to hold valid and genuine travel documents and statutory clearances, to be able to travel on the Holiday, such as passports, visas, confirmed air-tickets, insurance and medical insurance certificates and other statutory certificates including immigration clearance etc. In any case, your Passport must be valid for at least six months subsequent to the scheduled date of return of the Holiday. Please note that guest travelling to Malaysia should have a valid passport for at least nine months subsequent to the scheduled date of return of the holiday.

It is the responsibility of the Clients to furnish all documents required by the Company for application of visa etc. We are mere facilitators for providing visa guidance services. In the event the application for the visa made by any Client or the Company on behalf of the Client is rejected by the concerned Embassy or Authorities due to inadequate documents furnished by the applicant or due to any other reason whatsoever, the Company shall not be liable or responsible for the same. The visa fee includes the actual visa charge, cost of processing fees, professional charges, and overheads. All cost, charges in respect of the said application for the visa shall be borne by the Client and the non-refundable deposit paid by the client shall be forfeited and no claim whatsoever shall be made for the same. UK and USA visa will have to be obtained by the Client directly, however the Company can only assist in preparing and submitting the visa application based on documents provided by clients. Certain consulates / embassies may call the clients for personal interviews and / or biometrics,

As granting or rejecting visas and immigration clearance is the sole prerogative of the concerned sovereign governments and the Company is only a facilitator, the Operator shall neither be responsible in case of non-granting of such documents nor liable for any delay, denial or other related act / omission or for any loss, expense, damage or cost resulting there from. The position in respect of cancellation of the tour by the Client due to non-availability of travel documents would not change only by virtue of the Client having applied for such documents through the Operator. Even if the visas are rejected, the stipulated fees of the Operator shall be payable by the Client. There will be no refund, if the Client, or any member of his party, is unable to travel due to the said reasons. In fact, many a time, due to such cancellations, the company suffers losses because, sometimes, the cancellation is done at a time of holiday rush like Olympics etc. and the third party suppliers such as hotels, airlines and cruises levy 100% cancellation charges. In such cases, cancellation charges as applicable by the company will apply and the decision of the company will be final and binding upon you. Under the circumstances, you agree not to proceed legally against us unless there is a manifest error from our end.

The Company would not be responsible in any manner whatsoever for any clerical error done by the concerned Embassy / Consulate regarding name, attachment of wrong photograph, duration and type of visa (single / multiple entry) or passport number. We always use services of reputed courier companies for the purpose of transmission of passports to the Embassies / Consulates and to our clients in various cities. We would not be responsible for any loss or damage whether direct, incidental or consequential caused due to transmission delays or loss of passport. The documents forwarded by you for visa purpose are sent by us to the concerned Embassy / Consulate by third parties and hence we would not be liable for loss of your documents. We would however, make best attempts to trace your documents or assist you in obtaining alternative / certified copies of the lost documents.

In the event that a client is unable to travel on the Holiday date originally booked by him / her, due to rejection of visas by the concerned Embassy, the said client shall have the option to postpone his / her holiday to any other future date or choose any other holiday destination subject to cancellation charges of the previous holiday. However, if the client books and pays within the cancellation period and is unable to travel due to any reason whatsoever including non-availability of visas or any travel documents, the cancellation policy will apply.

FORFEITURE OF DEPOSITS

The Company shall be within its rights to forfeit the non- refundable interest free deposit paid by the client to the company along with the prescribed booking form duly completed for the tour booked by the client. In the event the client cancels the booking or on failure on the part of the Client to adhere to the tour payment schedule as informed in the documentation check list or in the event the visa of any country is not granted or is unable to travel on the tour booked by the client due to any reason whatsoever, including medical ground or sickness, the non refundable interest free deposits shall stand forfeited, and the scale of cancellation set out in the "How To Book" section of the brochure shall be applicable and binding. The Client expressly agrees to the foregoing terms and conditions.

GRIEVANCE

If the Client, has any grievance in respect of any services provided by any of the Independent Contractors, the Client shall immediately inform the Company and the Independent Contractor, so that the Company can take up the matter with the Independent Contractor and the Company has the chance to rectify the problems then and there, if the grievance is genuine. If you fail to do this, any right to compensation or refund which you may have, will be extinguished or reduced.

In case of Client/s grievance concerning services of any independent contractor should be communicated on the emergency telephone number given to you immediately, followed by written communication mailed to the Registered Office of the company at Turner Morrison Building, 16 Bank Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 / via facsimile no. 91 22 2270 91 61 or emailed at customerservice@coxandkings.com as immediately as possible and a copy thereof should be marked to the independent contractor, whereby the Company has the chance to rectify any problems, if the grievance is genuine. Failure to do so will result in the client losing any right as to compensation or refund.

Any complaint by the Client must be notified to the Company in writing within 28 days of the end of the Tour. No claim notified to the Company outside this period will be entertained and the Company shall incur no liability whatsoever in respect thereof.

PRIVACY OF INFORMATION

We try to maintain the privacy of the personal information provided by you. However, it would be necessary for us to share this information with Consulates, Embassies, Airlines, Hotels and other service providers who would be providing you service during the tour. We would also be constrained to disclose such information if we receive an order of the court, a requisition from any government or statutory authority, subpoena, or under any law, rules or regulations, such disclosure becomes necessary.

The company reserves the right to publish photographs of clients taken during the tour.

CANCELLATION

As the services to be provided to the tour participants are booked several months in advance, cancellation of such services earmarked for a particular departure results in the Company losing money depending upon the time of cancellation to the Supplier. Therefore any cancellation of tour / services booked by a tour participant will attract cancellation charges as specified by the company. If the tour participant books a third party product or service, the Terms and Conditions and cancellation policy of such third party would be applicable in addition to the Company's Terms and Conditions. Any cancellation of tour / services has to be in writing clearly stating the reasons for cancellation. You expressly agree to the foregoing terms.

YOUR SUGGESTIONS

If you have any tips, which you might want to share with us, do write in to us at this address: Customer Service Cell, Cox & Kings Ltd., Turner Morrison Building, 16 Bank Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 or email to us at feedback@coxandkings.com

SPECIAL REQUEST

Where special requests for room allocation, diet consideration, handicap assistance on tour / hotel / transportation / cruise etc. are made in writing at the time of booking, every effort will be made to try and deliver. However the Company will not be held liable for claims of damages or consequential loss if such requests are not honored. In case of persons with special needs, it is necessary that a qualified companion accompanies such a person. Regrettably, the Company cannot endow any aid for walking, dining, getting on and off from vehicles and for other personal needs etc. to such persons.

COMMUNICATION

The communication directed at the address of the Client as disclosed in the 'Booking Form' shall be deemed to have been communicated to the Client. A Travel Agent through whom a Client books will act to relay information from Client to Company and vice versa. The Company shall not responsible for any error on part of such Travel Agent in this regard.

REFUND

The company reserves the right to determine the quantum of refund payable in case of cancellation or amendment of a Tour due to Force Majeure or Vis Majeure. Such refund would be based on various factors like the number of participants, the cancellation policies of suppliers like hoteliers, airlines, coach operators, etc. and the decision of the company on the quantum of refund shall be final. Even in case of tour for which the payment was made in foreign currency with or without part payment in Indian rupees, the said refund shall be made only in Indian rupees at the prevailing buying rate of exchange on the date of refund as per existing Rules & Regulations.

Refunds (if any) for amendments and / or cancellations will be paid directly to Clients by the company. In case of refund in foreign currency component, the said refund shall be made in Indian Rupees only at the prevailing buying rate on the date of refund as per existing statutes, rules and regulations. It would take at least 45 days to process such refunds.

In case of the Company exercising its discretionary rights to alter, amend or cancel any Tour or holiday advertised, the Client who has booked for such Tour can exercise the option:

  • To continue with the Tour as altered or amended; or
  • To accept any alternative Tour, which the Company may offer; or
  • To unconditionally accept the return of the tour cost charges (after deduction of the actual expenses incurred by us on your booking like visa, insurance premium, ticket voiding charges, POE charges and other overheads as applicable from case to case) in full and final settlement and the company shall not be liable to pay the client, compensation, consequential loss, damages, additional expenses or interest charges over and above as is computed by the Company as per these 'Terms & Conditions'. The Client will not be entitled to make any grievance thereafter in respect of the same.

In case of the Client travelling on an amended Tour, the legal relation between the parties shall not change only by virtue of the amendment. The Client opting to continue with the Tour Arrangements as altered or amended shall pay additional charges if any levied by the Company.

There shall be no refund if the Client does not or cannot utilise any service included in the Tour Cost or paid for like meals, rooms, entry tickets, excursions etc., nor can any refund be made for lost, mislaid or destroyed travel tickets or vouchers.

CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL

The Client will have to strictly follow the Tour Program and return to India as per the validity of the air ticket. There shall be no refund, if the client is not present at the commencement of the tour. It shall be noted that for all purposes, it shall be the responsibility of the Client to reach the place of commencement of the Tour and register with the representative of the company at the appointed place, date and time. If a client along with his family is compelled to discontinue the tour due to any reason whatsoever including illness, death or loss of passport or any travel documents, no claim shall be entertained for refund of unutilized services. Even if a client is unable to reach the place of commencement of the tour due to any reason whatsoever including loss of baggage or loss of travel documents, his booking shall be treated as 'no show' on the tour and 100% cancellation charges will be levied.

Cox & Kings Limited, reserves the right to withdraw tour membership from anyone whose behavior is deemed likely to affect the smooth operation of the tour or adversely affect the enjoyment or safety of other passengers and Cox & KingsLimited, shall be under no liability to any such person. It is hereby declared that the immunities provided under this contract shall be available to the Company's Managers, including Tour Managers, Employees, Servants and Agents but not to the Independent Contractors selected by the Company.

Each of these conditions shall be severable from the other and if any provision be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless have full force and effect. No liability on the part of the Company arising in any way out of the Contract in respect of any tour, holiday, excursion facilities shall exceed the total amount paid or agreed to be paid for the tour holiday, and shall in no case include any consequential loss or additional expense whatsoever.

It is a condition of Booking that you take out a Holiday Insurance.

The prices quoted in the price grid have been calculated at the rate prevailing at the time of printing of this brochure. The Company reserves the right to amend the prices published in this brochure in case of currency fluctuations, changes in the various gross rates of exchange, and / or fuel costs, special / high season charge levied by the suppliers, hike in the airline/rail charges etc. before the date of departure and to surcharge accordingly. All such increases in price must be paid for in full before the departure by the Client. Refund, if any would be paid to the client as per the prevalent rate of exchange in Indian Rupees (INR) as per the RBI regulations at the time of making the refund.

If no suit / action is brought against the Company within three months of the last day of the FIT Tour, the Company shall be discharged from all liabilities under / or arising out of this Contract and the Client shall be deemed to have relinquished / abandoned all his rights under or arising from this Contract.

If you book with a travel agent and your booking with that agent includes, but is not limited to Cox & Kings arrangements, your contract is with your travel agent and Cox & Kings is simply a supplier to your travel agent.

In case of publication of any travel scheme offering any discount or benefit by the Company, it shall have the sole right to withdraw such a scheme or discount at any time, unless a specific assurance to the contrary is published.

DEFINITIONS

In the terms and conditions set out in this document, the following terms shall, unless contrary to the context, have the meaning specified.

LAW & JURISDICTION

In the event of a dispute arising out of or relating to this contract, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination, the parties shall first seek settlement of that dispute by mediation in accordance with the applicable rules. The Mediator shall be appointed by the Company.

If the dispute is not settled by mediation within [thirty] days of the appointment of the mediator, or such further period as the parties shall agree in writing, then the dispute may be settled in accordance with the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 by a sole arbitrator appointed in accordance therewith. The Arbitration proceedings will be in Mumbai. The arbitrator's decision shall be final and binding on both parties. In case of any dispute concerning the award the courts in Mumbai alone shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

This contract will be governed by Indian laws. You agree that in the event of a dispute or difference between the parties the exclusive jurisdiction shall vest in the competent court / forum / tribunal in Mumbai only.

As to the interpretation of the aforesaid terms and conditions, the decision of Cox & Kings shall be final and binding upon you.