Explore The North Pole

21050 €


Day by day itinerary; travelers should keep in mind that this is a unique expedition to a remote and very little explored part of the globe. Our sample itineraries should therefore be read as a guide only, depending heavily on weather and ice conditions, as well as on other circumstances.

Day 1, Moscow; we arrive in Moscow and stay at a 5 Star hotel located in the city center.

Day 2, Murmansk; after breakfast at the hotel we arrive to the airport for our 2-hours flight to Murmansk. In Murmansk we embark to the icebreaker "Yamal". We sail late in the evening.

Day 3, Franz Josef Land; today we are headed towards the Franz Josef Land archipelago. We are introduced to the ship and the sophisticated technical equipment in the engine room, as well as to the basic principles of ice navigation and the navigator's job. We also learn about helicopter operations, and we are instructed how to use safety equipment and lifeboats. Lifeboat Drill is to follow.

Day 4-5, The 80° North Latitude; we cross 80° North latitude and penetrate the frozen world of the age-long pack ice, towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers. Discovered only in 1873 by Austrian expedition aboard the "Tegetthoff", most of the archipelago remains largely unexplored. Our onboard helicopters afford astonishing views of the area's magnificent landscape.

We plan to call at Calm Bay to view Rubini Rock and its numerous nesting seabird colonies, closely approaching the sheer basalt cliff if conditions permit. There is a deserted research station close by, while enormous fragments of calving glaciers are sometimes seen offshore. We also expect to spot polar bears and walruses. Surprisingly, the polar bears often ignore the ship, and even curiously approach it, thus enabling us to take wonderful photos. We might visit Cape Norway where Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen wintered in 1896-1897.

Day 6-7, Towards the Pole; heading north, the "Yamal" forces its way through thick, multiyear pack, riding up on top of several meters of ice that breaks under the ship's tremendous mass.

Our expedition is divided into several groups to board the helicopters and watch the operation of our vessel from above. Once a solid piece of ice is found, the ship stops and we take a walk on the ice. During these days scientists, travelers, and explorers who have dedicated their lives to this austere world deliver series of interesting lectures.

Day 8, The North Pole; today in the evening the expedition expects to reach the geographic North Pole. As our vessel steadily approaches 90° N, we meet on the bridge of the "Yamal" to celebrate our achievement. Upon reaching our goal, we disembark onto the ice. The crew of the ship prepares for a celebration, including a picnic on the ice, and the most daring take a plunge into the Arctic Ocean. Special communication facilities permit contact with civilization to share our achievement with friends. The celebration is in progress...

Day 9-11, Course Due South; Our icebreaker moves on, smashing through high ice hummocks and pack ice. We make ice reconnaissance flights and flightseeing excursions. On our way back, if the weather and ice conditions permit, we intend to visit some extra places on Franz Josef Land or Novaya Zemlya.

Day 12-14, The Barents Sea; on the way to Murmansk we recall the exciting experience of our wonderful voyage, full of discoveries and adventures. We belong to a selected group of people who have conquered the North Pole. The same day we fly to Moscow and stay at a 5 Star hotel in city center.

Day 15, Moscow; depart from Moscow. At last you can cross the North Pole off your ‘things to do in my lifetime’ list. You’ll be glad you did. Your memories will last you a lifetime. And your stories will leave your children and grandchildren speechless.


Our aspiration is to reach the "Top of the World", visiting historic sites and learning wildlife on the way to the North Pole. We are going to travel aboard the most powerful vessel in the world, the icebreaker "Yamal", to 90° north latitude.

We begin our journey from the port of Murmansk, Russia and will travel north via the Barents Sea towards the archipelago of Franz Josef Land, a strikingly beautiful area of glaciers, volcanoes, and wildlife. The journey continues through an everchanging panorama of wind-polished ice up to five meters thick, narrow channels of dark green water and aquamarine pools scattered across the frozen sea. Witness the immense polar landscapes from the bridge or deck of the ship as well as from the expertly-piloted helicopter.

Along the way, in this stunning setting of ice and snow, it is hoped to encounter a variety of Arctic wildlife including polar bears, walrus and ivory gulls. Indeed, to stand at 90° north is precisely the aim of this historic voyage. From the Geographic North Pole, head south to the wild and wonderful world of never-ending pack ice, towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers of Franz Josef Land before returning across the Barents Sea to Murmansk thus ending this amazing journey.

The North Pole has been conquered, but it is still by no means an easy place to get to. This extraordinary voyage to the ‘top of the world provides the opportunity of a lifetime. Here is a chance to add your name to the short list of adventurers who have made the ultimate journey to the top of the world.


The nuclear icebreaker "50 YEARS OF VICTORY" was built in St. Petersburg in 1992 and meets all international requirements regarding this type of vessels. The crew meets International Conventions regarding crew and officers. It is a vessel of 23,000 tons displacement and 75,000 h.p. capacity, with a hull thickness of 48 mm, is one of the most powerful and sophisticated ships in the world.

Designed as a working ship for ploughing Russia's sea routes in the north, it can crash through the thickest and heaviest ice. This remarkable vessel, combining advanced technology and comfortable passenger accommodation, belongs to Russia and is currently under the management of the Murmansk Shipping Company.

The vessel accommodates passengers in 50 first class suites and cabins with all amenities including private bathroom, large portholes, large windows, desk, television, and more. Twin cabins have one fixed berth and one convertible sofa bed. Public areas include a large passenger lounge (that can accommodate all passengers at once), restroom, cinema/lecture hall, basketball court, gymnasium, and an indoor swimming pool filled with heated sea water, in addition to a sauna.

The captain's bridge (open almost around the clock) and wide, open decks at various levels provide splendid views from the ship. It also has a good library and a small hospital. Public areas include restaurant, bars, resting halls, fitness center, sauna with sea water, big lecture hall equipped with comfortable armchairs.

Catering on board; qualified chefs prepare varied international cuisine, and experienced staff attends your needs. The bar has a large supply of alcoholic and soft drinks.

7:30 – breakfast: Buffet (3 kind sliced fish assortment, 4 kind sliced meat assortment, 3 kind sausage assortment, 3 kinds of cheese, ham, dry breakfast bars, dried apricots, dried prunes, figs, grapefruits, fruit, olives, choice of salads, vegetables, omelet, stuffed beans, bacon, frankfurters in bacon, egg pap, jam, honey, choice of yogurt, orange, apple and grape juice, cranberry water, bread, butter).

12:30 – lunch: Buffet (cold cuts, olives, vegetables, fruit, 5 kinds of salads, hot hors d’oeuvres in hot food compartments). The Soup of the Day. Hot hors d’oeuvres vary from day to day (cocottes, baked crabs, etc). Main courses also vary (meat, fish, poultry), Desserts. Bread. Butter.

16:00 – coffee/tea with pastry: Coffee/tea and fresh-baked pastry, cakes are served.

19:30 – dinner: Buffet (cold cuts, olives, vegetables, fruit, 5 kinds of salads, hot hors d’oeuvre in hot food compartments). Broth. Main course of the day (either meat, or fish, or poultry). Chef’s dish depending on the day (turkey, piglet, sturgeon). Dessert. Bread. Butter.

Besides the regular meals the passengers are invited to the Captain’s Cocktail, where they intermix with superior officers of the vessel and are treated with non-alcoholic drinks, champagne, fruit, and black caviar canapes. Dinner with the Captain’s participation is also in store: the Captain joins the passengers at dinner in the restaurant; champagne is served to those willing.

During the expedition barbecue is made two times on deck: grilled meat and fish, buffet (cold cuts, olives, vegetables, fruit, 5 kinds of salads, black (sturgeon) caviar, gleentwein, vodka, mineral water. The passengers are welcome to purchase different spirits at the bar. In the bar Thematic Days will be held, e.g. French Wine Day, where you can learn the history of drinks’ creation, customs of its consumption and also taste the drinks of the turn.


Location; Our tour starts with one night accommodation in Mezdunarodnaya hotel located in Moscow city center half an hour distance from the international airport. Following day, we take 2 hours flight to Murmansk where we embark I/B Yamal at the Murmansk Harbor on the Barents Sea. The Murmansk Region is located in the northern most territory of Northwest Russia on the Kola Peninsula, above the Arctic Circle.

The city of Murmansk is the region's administrative center and the largest city of the Arctic Circle, located 1967 km. north of Moscow. Due to the region's proximity to Norway and Finland, Murmansk Airport conducts international flights to several cities in both countries also has scheduled domestic flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg every day.

I/B Yamal depart from Murmansk Harbor and arrive to the North Pole in one week journey. The North Pole is one of the last places on Earth almost untouched by the human civilization, also known as True North, lies in the Arctic Ocean. This region of the planet, north of the Arctic Circle, includes the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, Baffin Island, other smaller northern islands, and the far northern parts of Europe, Russia (Siberia), Alaska and Canada.

The geographic North Pole is covered by nothing but a sheet of shifting ice on the surface of the Arctic Ocean. The North Pole and Arctic Ocean had been generally considered international territory and there is no official marker for the position.

Climate; the climate within the Arctic Circle is very cold and much of the area is always covered with ice. The best time to visit the Arctic is mid summer July and August. This time of year the weather is usually mild, with air temperatures of 0 - 1° C (32 - 34° F). There is almost 24 hours of sunlight a day by this time of year. The sun rises at the North Pole on the Spring Equinox, approximately March 21, and the sun rises higher in the sky with each advancing day, reaching a maximum height at the Summer Solstice, approximately June 21.

In the mid winter months, the sun never rises and temperatures can easily reach lows of – 30 degrees Celsius in the higher latitudes. The darkest time of year at the North Pole is the Winter Solstice, approximately December 21. There has been no sunlight or even twilight since early October. The darkness lasts until the beginning of dawn in early March.

Duration; our tour package is designed for 15 Days / 14 Nights (2 Nights 5* hotel accommodation in Moscow, 12 nights in I/B Yamal). Nevertheless, if you would like to extend your stay, please contact us, we will be happy to make necessary arrangements as per your requirements.

Maximum participant; this product is guaranteed departure and accepts 1 to 100 participants.

Tour guide and Expedition team; English and German speaking internationally certified local guides available on the board. Our icebreaker has an experienced staff of 150 persons, including 50 employees and mechanics. As Russia's icebreaker fleet is considered to be the worlds biggest and most up-to-date, Russians are recognized experts in polar research. The expedition is directed by an experienced leader with a staff of specialists chosen for their local knowledge and expertise.

Members of local Expedition Team have one thing in common: all of them are devoted to the Arctic. What really matters is, they are open and frank people, willing to share their Arctic experience with you. Their job is to keep your Arctic adventure exciting and thrilling, yet absolutely safe. Icebreaker Expeditions to the Russian Arctic are anything but boring.

Lectures on the wide range of topics are followed by the Zodiac trips to the glaciers amid the icy fields, then by helicopter landings to the picturesque islands… and so on. Local lecturers deliver the scientific information to you in the most understandable and informal manner, while the Zodiac drivers and helicopter pilots try to make the most of every excursion for you to get a better idea of our destinations.

We always keep an open eye for the Arctic wildlife, while sailing or ashore: something may appear from nowhere, and we have to react fast. You are advised timely, as soon as any representative of the Arctic fauna is near and can be seen.

The most sophisticated modern equipment on board and the experience and skills of the Captain and the crew make these incredible voyages happen. For many years the nautical crew has been successfully guiding cargo vessels across the Arctic sea routes, and, during the last decade, doing passenger expeditions.


You may be wondering how comfortable icebreakers' cabins are?
Our icebreakers have thoroughly cozy and comfortable cabins. They all feature outside windows, one fixed berth and one convertible sofa, a lavatory and a shower, closets for personal belongings and a desk. Besides, "Yamal"’s cabins are equipped with on-board video circuit monitors.

How do I spend my free time on board during the expedition?
An important part of our voyage is lectures delivered by noted naturalists, scientists and experienced Polar explorers. Documentary, feature film and slide shows are to be held. Entertainment programs are drawn up and announced by our staff daily. Many tourists prefer to spend their spare time on the navigation bridge watching the ship force her way through the ice. This vantage point affords the opportunity of viewing sights of unmatched beauty. Our open decks can also give you chance to enjoy breathtaking sights of the Arctic wildlife. Our icebreakers also have well-stocked bars and libraries, as well as saunas and swimming pools with heated sea water.

What is the on-board cuisine like? Can all passengers of a vessel have a meal at one time?
Exquisite international cuisine is at passengers’ disposal. Highly qualified chefs with experience at five-star restaurants will cook dainty dishes for you. There is a buffet service on board the vessel, where you can order a main course for your dinner and supper. Our dining rooms are spacious enough to accommodate all passengers in one seating.

What should I bring along? What to pack? What clothes are worn on board the vessel?
The atmosphere on the vessel is quite informal. Most tourists choose to wear T-shirts and jeans, which have proved to be ideal for the landings by helicopters or as underwear for waterproof trousers used at landings by Zodiacs. More detailed information about the things to take along we send to all passengers with the pre-departure materials.

How much time do we spend ashore?
Since the North Pole is the main goal of the cruises aboard "Yamal", we willy-nilly spend most time treading our way through multiyear pack ice to the Top of the World. But on our way back home we will make a call at Franz Josef Land archipelago to visit its historic places and view its natural beauties

Franz Josef Land is the main goal of the cruises aboard "Kapitan Dranitsin". There are many historical sites and rich wildlife on the islands. So we will give you a chance to spend plenty of time ashore.

We are not experienced travelers. Do we need some special preliminary training?
No preliminary special training is required. To undertake any travel you have to be just sufficiently healthy. Our cruises make no exception. Actually, for the most part the Arctic wildlife can be observed from the decks of the vessels. When landing ashore, we always try to spot places where we can take a closer look at the wildlife and marvel at it without exerting our strength.
In any case, our staff is always around, and ready to help you in your exploration of the fragile Arctic environment.

Is there a doctor on board the vessel?
Yes, there is an expedition doctor and a small infirmary.

What weather conditions are in store for us?
The weather in the Arctic plays a pivotal role. Unfortunately, no absolutely reliable weather forecast can be made even for some hours ahead. This notwithstanding, our experienced captains, ice experts and our professional staff, with the help of advanced navigation equipment, will take you to a desired place on time. They will do their best to make sure the passengers get to know the Arctic as close as possible.

Will our route be the same as described in the brochure?
No, it won’t. The itinerary outlined in our brochure is there for guidance only. Many decisions on the routes to follow are made depending on the situation. Besides, in our expeditions we always try to visit and explore places that have never been reached by explorers, to make sure our tourists get a thrill of genuine pioneers of the Arctic. Anyway, the Captain and the Expedition Leader, the consummate professionals, will make final decisions.

Will it storm during the cruise?
While covering Arctic expanses between the Archipelagoes we may possibly get into rough sea. But once sheltered by islands in ice-bound waters, you won’t feel any ocean swell or heavy sea.


None of our tour packages cover any international flights. In other words, all of our tour packages are inclusive of land only services. We have the following reasons :

• You may have your own favorite airline you used to fly with. We do not want to limit you with any airline specified by us.
• You may have your own class (business, first, etc.) you used to fly with. We do not want to limit you with an economy class ticket specified by us.
• You may be a member of an airline loyalty program. We do not want you to lose your miles.
• You may have miles enough to purchase your own ticket. We do not want you to lose your advantage.
• You may have an agreed IATA Agency that provides your and your companies flight tickets. You may have contractual advantages to take benefit of. We do not want you to lose your advantage.

If you say “above reasons do not interest me, I want to get this service also from you”, we will be more than happy to provide you the following services :

• best available seat reservation,
• best available price,
• best available payment alternatives,
• inform your loyalty program about your miles,
• other services related to your flights,

Besides international flights by scheduled airlines, we also provide rent a car, bike, van, midibus, coach, boat, helicopter and jet with/without driver, in and out of Turkey. Please contact us for more details.



1. An official letter from your company (with a letterhead of your company) is required indicating your purpose of trip to the related country (touristic, business, etc), stamped and signed by the authorized person(s).
2. Commercial activity certificate of your company from Chamber of Commerce or Chamber of Industry dated last 6 months.
3. Recent tax certificate(photocopy) of your company.
4. Signature circular(photocopy) of your company.
5. Trade gazette (mark your name, if you’ve a partnership).
6. Personal or company bank account book.
7. 2 Recent passport-sized digital photograph (photographs must have white background).


1. An official letter from your company(with a letterhead of your company) is required indicating your purpose of trip to the related country(touristic, business, etc), stamped and signed by the authorized person(s).
2. Photocopy of your SSK registration approved by SSK.
3. Photocopy or the original of your payroll for the last 3 months.
4. Documents 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 listed under “Employers” header above.


1. A letter to the consulate or the embassy indicating the purpose of your trip to the related country.
2. Evidence of property owned(house, land, etc.).
3. Documents showing your husband’s business status (according to his job all related documents mentioned under each header is required additionally).
4. Personal bank account book.


1. A letter to the consulate or the embassy indicating the purpose of your trip to the related country.
2. Retirement book and account book of the bank showing the retirement salary.
3. Evidence of property owned (house, land, etc.).


1. A letter to the consulate or the embassy indicating the purpose of your trip to the related country.
2. Student registration document from your school.
3. Your parent’s business status documents (according to their jobs all related documents mentioned under each header is required additionally).

Further to above, additional documents required by the consulates/embassies of each country are as follows.


• Visa application form must be fully completed in capital letters.
• 1 recent passport-sized digital photograph (must have white background).
• Photocopies of pages 1 to 4 and last page of your current passport as well as photocopies of the pages of your passport showing Schengen visa/s issued before.
• Empty visa page is required.
• Travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 during your stay in Italy.
• A letter (with a letterhead) addressed to the consulate/embassy from your employer stating that during your stay in Italy “in case of any accidents or health problems, all expenses will be paid by them immediately”.
• An invitation letter from Italy.
• The company in Italy sending an invitation letter should fax its commercial registeration record to the consulate in Istanbul and to the invited company; this fax document must be included within your application documents.
• Signature circular valid for the last 1 year.
• Original commercial activity certificate valid for the last 3 months.
• SSK documents of the employee benefit paid by the company for the last 4 months (original and photocopy).
• Payroll for the last 4 months.
• Company’s bank account transactions document for the last 6 months by the bank.
• Photocopies of the confirmed hotel reservation document in Italy and confirmed airline round-trip booking document.


• For the first time visitors of Switzerland, visa is issued for a short period.
• If you do not have a previous visa to Switzerland, for commercial visits an invitation letter from Switzerland should be faxed to the consulate and a photocopy of this fax document must be included within application documents.
• For touristic visa application, photocopies of current account book or credit cards must be included within application documents.
• In the application form, the purpose of your trip must be explained very clearly.


• If you do not have a previous Schengen visa given by German Consulate, you should apply personally for a commercial visa. If the departure date to Germany is not certain then instead of the departure date, a note of “because of commercial visit” should be written instead on the application letter.
• 2 Recent passport-sized digital photograph (photographs must have white background).
• On the application letter, the purpose of the trip, departure date, occupation of the visitor must be written. On the letter it should be stated that “incase of any accidents or health problems in any Schengen country, all expenses will be paid by your company immediately” and “it is guaranteed that the visitor will definitely return before the necessary visa expires”.
• Travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 is required during your stay in Germany.
• Application form and letter must be signed by the applicant.


• Confirmed hotel reservation document in France and a photocopy of confirmed airline round-trip booking document.
• A travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 during your stay in France.
• For commercial applications, there must be a commercial invitation letter received from France.


• The visa is obtained in 5 working days.
• Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your return date.
• Photocopies of the following pages of your passport are required; page with photo, page that indicates the validity of the passport and last page where your ID information is written.
• Original application form must be clearly filled in by the applicant and must be signed by the owner of the passport. This form must be filled in with capital letters, one box is reserved for one letter and all boxes must be filled in properly. Please do not write any letter out of the boxes.
• In case of necessity the Consulate might require additional documents from the applicant.
• Photocopies of your personal bank account book and credit cards.
• Visas can be obtained free of charge. There is no visa charge!


• Confirmed hotel reservation document in France and a photocopy of confirmed airline round-trip booking document.
• Travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 during your stay in Holland.


• Application must be made at least 3 weeks before the trip.


• Touristic / commercial etc. visa application to Belgium must be done personally.


• The visa cannot be obtained before 7 working days.
• While applying to the visa, only the documents are taken and passport is given back. In 5 working days you
will be called by the consulate to bring your passport again and after then the visa is issued and passport is given back to you in 2 working days.
• Touristic visa is issued in 2 working days.


• All application documents are requested both in Turkish and in English.


• Touristic / commercial etc. visa applications to USA must be done personally.

Other than the above Schengen countries, all Schengen countries below request travel health insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 during your stay in the related countries.

• Austria (no agency applications, personal applications)
• Belgium (no agency applications, personal applications)
• Denmark
• Finland
• Iceland
• Spain (for green passport holders, visa is not required for trips less than 90 days
• Sweden
• Luxembourg
• Norway
• Portugal
• Greece


As a result of the valuable efforts of the Turkish Ministry Of Tourism, the travel insurance is now obligatory for all travelers by law. In addition, we kindly would like to aware you that most of the countries and their related consulates require a health insurance with a minimum coverage limit of Euro 30.000 to confirm your visa.

During your travel, you may have some health problems and high expenditures accordingly. Lost baggage, robbery, lost ticket, law issues, etc. are also within the possibilities of a travel. We highly reccomend a travel insurance to financially protect yourself abroad.


If you do already have a health insurance please double check if it is valid in and out of Turkey and if it covers also lost baggage, robbery, lost ticket, law issues, etc. Please be aware that some insurances are very cheap and do not cover most of the above mentioned topics. Please do not forget that the coverage limitations of an insurance is the most important thing to know.


Most of our products are valuable, non-refundable, having an advance purchase period of 2 or 3 months. After making the payment, it is not possible to get a refund and if you need to cancel your trip under specific circumstances, you should have a cancellation insurance to protect your financial loss. It is at your own risk to have a cancellation insurance or not.

We are always at your disposal to assist you in purchasing any travel, health and/or travel cancellation insurance. For more information, please apply to one of our travel advisers either by e-mail or phone.


Devri Alem will act as a sponsoring organization and has selected qualified professional tour operators to organize and administer all travel packages announced in this web site and other exclusive medias. The designated tour operator(s), in turn, acts only as agent for any transportation carrier, hotel, ground operator, or other suppliers of services connected with these tours (other providers), and the other providers are solely responsible and liable for providing their respective services. The passenger tickets in use by the carriers shall constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the passenger; the carriers are not responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time participants are not aboard their conveyances.

Devri Alem and its designated tour operator and tour administrator shall not be held liable for :

a-) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider, and

b-) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent, thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond their control. The participant waives any claim against Devri Alem and/or its designated tour operator and tour administrator for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.

By registering for the Devri Alem trips, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants. Devri Alem and its designated tour operator reserve the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on a Devri Alem trip.

Devri Alem and the tour operator reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant, or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.

Neither Devri Alem, its designated tour operator, nor its tour administrator shall be liable for any air carrier's cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket to or from the participant's Devri Alem trip departure city. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.

Basis of Prices; otherwise stated, all prices are based on two persons sharing a room or cabin or compartment. All prices and fares are quoted in Euros. The rates are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge we reserve the right to do so and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.

Eligibility; anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey. For family trips, children must be the minimum age indicated in the trip itinerary. Otherwise, there are no age restrictions, but all participants must be in good health.

Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds; a deposit of 35% of the package price is required for each person to reserve space on Devri Alem trips. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Devri Alem reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 60 days of the departure date, full payment is required when the reservation is accepted. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If you cancel 120 days or more prior to departure, a refund less an administrative fee of EUR 200 of your deposit will be made. Per person charges for cancellations that occur less than 120 days prior to departure are as follows:
119-61 days prior to departure: 100% of your deposit amount;
60-45 days prior to departure: 50% of the trip price;
44 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of the trip price

Some products payments, cancellations, refunds and general policies may be different than the above and will be advised to you at time of reservation by your travel consultant.

This policy also applies to pre- and post-trip extensions. Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier's refund policy.

If you cancel your package and find yourself a suitable person to take over the contractual obligations (but only if the cancelled space is still available), No cancellation fee is to be paid.

Leaving a trip in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of the trip. Devri Alem reserves the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically unfeasible to operate or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If Devri Alem or its designated tour operator cancels a trip prior to departure, you will receive a full refund of monies paid to Devri Alem or its designated tour operator, except in the event the cancellation is due to a major global event which has resulted in the cancellation of multiple trips, in which case, you will receive a refund and/or credit equivalent to monies paid to Devri Alem or its designated tour operator. If we cancel the trip in progress, you will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days not completed on the trip. We will not be responsible for any refund for nonrefundable airline tickets or for any airline tickets purchased by the passenger directly from an airline or travel agent.

Guests who have not signed this terms and conditions but participating a trip with a person who has paid for the trip and signed this terms and conditions, they do automatically accept all these terms and conditions.

Travel, health and cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost, and is strongly recommended and advised.

Itinerary Changes; the itineraries and staff presented here are subject to modification and change by Devri Alem or its designated tour operator. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent.

Health Requirements; you must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition requiring special attention, diet, or treatment must be reported in writing when the reservation is made. Devri Alem and its designated tour operator reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of a trip or to require any traveler to withdraw from a trip anytime when such action is determined to be in the best interest of the health, safety, and general welfare of the trip group or individual trip member.

Medical Precautions; for some of the trips to be realised in wilderness and similar destinations such as the Amazons, some countries in Agrica, etc, Devri Alem may require Yellow Fever Vaccination, Malaria Prophylaxis, etc. due to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) recommendations.

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