Upper Irrawaddy

2995 €
Sagaing

TOUR ITINERARY

This cruise program has two different itineraries. Upstream itinerary designed from Pagan to Bhamo and downstream itinerary from Bhamo to Pagan.

Pagan to Bhamo :

Day 1, Rangoon; Transfer from the airport check in to our 4 star hotel. Lunch and rest. We visit the Shwedagon for the sunset followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, Pagan; Fly up and board Pandaw II. Tour a selection of the most significant of the 3,000 Buddhist monuments found at this World Heritage Site. We will visit lacquerware manufacturers. Sail in the afternoon and moor overnight at Thein Gone village to visit the new school and the monastery. Puppet show on deck at night.

Day 3, Yandabo Village and School; Upstream to the Chindwin confluence and stop in the evening at Yandabo, a picturesque village with small family run potteries. Here we visit the Pandaw School built with donations from past Pandaw passengers.

Day 4, Ava and Amarapura Old Capitals; In the morning we travel to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting the superb Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate wood carvings. In the afternoon we travel to Mandalay for an orientation tour of the Mandalay city area visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda and sunset at Amarapura U-Bein Bridge. The Mandalay classical ballet troupe will perform, on deck scenes from court dramas.

Day 5, Mingun Pagoda and Bell; We cast off early in the morning and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People's Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s.

Day 6, Kyaung-myoung Potteries; Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are hand made. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week long firing in huge kilns. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support. If free, the village orchestra and dancers will perform for us on the sun deck after dinner.

Day 7, Tagaung Ancient City; We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.

Day 8, Katha - Myanma Days; We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell's Myanma Days, and little changed since then. Of interested are the fire station's collection of IFC ship's bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. If permitted we visit an elephant logging camp in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and if time allows a visit to the lake at Indaw-lay offers a glimpse of highland Myanmar with its rich bird life.

Day 9, Shwegu; We continue upstream to Shwe-gu, another centre of pot making, and Kyun-daw a midstream island of monasteries and countless small pagodas. Stop overnight at a tribal village.

Day 10, Bhamo; Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. Reach Bhamo in the afternoon for an evening walking tour of this important trading town set close to the Chinese border.

Day 11, Singu; Chartering a smaller 'country boat' we will proceed upstream from Bhamo and attempt to reach the village of Singu below the dramatic 1st Defile. In the evening we will have more time to explore Bhamo's bustling markets and Chinese temples.

Day 12, Bhamo to Rangoon; Disembark at Bhamo, transfer to airport by local bus, and fly to Rangoon and check in to our hotel. Coach trip to visit the famous Scots Market and if of interest the gem emporia.

Day 13, Rangoon; Optional early morning visit the World War II cemetery at Htaukchan. International departures.

Bhamo to Pagan :

Day 1, Rangoon; Transfer from the airport check in to the 4 star Dusit Inya Lake Hotel. Lunch and rest. We visit the Shwedagon for the sunset followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2, Fly to Bhamo; Transfer to ship by local bus, Bhamo. Cruise through the 2nd Defile, the most dramatic of the three gorges with cliffs towering over the narrow channel. Reach Bhamo in the afternoon for an evening walking tour of this important trading town set close to the Chinese border.

Day 3, Singu; Chartering a smaller ‘country boat’ we will proceed upstream from Bhamo and attempt to reach the village of Singu below the dramatic 1st Defile. In the evening we will have more time to explore Bhamo’s bustling markets and Chinese temples.

Day 4, Shwegu; We continue upstream to Shwe-gu, another centre of pot making, and Kyun-daw a midstream island of monasteries and countless small pagodas. Stop overnight at a tribal village.

Day 5, Katha - Myanma Days; We reach the enchanting colonial town of Katha, setting for George Orwell’s Myanma Days, and little changed since then. Of interested are the fire station’s collection of IFC ship’s bells taken from sunken ships in the Second War. Katha was the final resting place of the old flotilla and here over a hundred ships were scuppered in 1942 in an Act of Denial before the advancing Japanese. If permitted we visit an elephant logging camp in the hardwood forests of the hills that surround the town and if time allows a visit to the lake at Indaw-lay offers a glimpse of highland Myanmar with its rich bird life.

Day 6, Tagaung Ancient City; We explore by foot the ancient city of Tagaung viewing the fortifications, a famous nat or spirit shrine and the archaeological area. In the evening we climb the Pagoda Hill at Tigyang with its stunning views of the Irrawaddy.

Day 7, Kyaung-myoung Potteries; Visit the spectacular potteries near Kyauk-myoung where the famous 50 gallon water pots are hand made. We see all stages of manufacture from the throwing of the pots to the week long firing in huge kilns. We enter the Third Defile and sail upstream all day stopping at Khan-nyat village with its many Buddhist monasteries and an orphanage we support. If free, the village orchestra and dancers will perform for us on the sun deck after dinner.

Day 8, Mingun Pagoda and Mandalay; We cast off early in the morning and stop at Mingun to see the largest working bell in the world and the unfinished pagoda that is the largest single mass of brick building in the world. We also visit the Mingun Old People’s Home originally established with the assistance of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company in the 1930s. In the afternoon we travel to Mandalay for an orientation tour of the Mandalay city area visiting the Mahamuni Pagoda. The Mandalay classical ballet troupe will perform, on deck scenes from court dramas.

Day 9, Ava and Amarapura Old Capitals; In the morning we travel to Ava and explore the ruins, visiting the superb Bagaya Kyaung, a 200 year old royal monastery made of teak with elaborate wood carvings. and sunset at Amarapura U-Bein Bridge.

Day 10, Yandabo Village and School; Upstream to the Chindwin confluence and stop in the evening at Yandabo, a picturesque village with small family run potteries. Here we visit the Pandaw School built with donations from past Pandaw passengers. Sail in the afternoon and moor overnight at Thein Gone village to visit the new school and the monastery.

Day 11, Pagan; Tour a selection of the most significant of the 3,000 Buddhist monuments found at this World Heritage Site. We visit lacquerware manufacturers. Puppet show on deck at night.

Day 12, Pagan to Rangoon; Fly to the capital and check in at Dusit Inya Lake Hotel. Coach trip to visit the famous Scots Market and if of interest the gem emporia.

Day 13, Rangoon; Optional early morning visit to the World War II cemetery at Htaukchan. International departures.

UPPER IRRAWADDY

Myanmar, prior to 1987 called Burma, is the largest mainland South-East Asian country and with the greatest variety of scenery from Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches. We have yet to meet a visitor to Myanmar who does not feel that this is the most beautiful, friendly and culturally interesting Asian country ever visited.

Most of the population live in three great river valleys encircled by impenetrable horseshoes of mountains. River life dominates the country and still to this day forms the main system of transportation, irrigation and from its rich fishing grounds the principal protein source for the majority of the population.

In the great Chindwin, Irrawaddy and Salween valleys two millennia of Buddhist art, architecture and archaeology survive, including of course the 3000 standing monuments at Pagan. There is no other Asian country with so vast and varied a range of cultural sites. Almost everywhere are temples and monasteries, festivals and ceremonies. The Myanma are a deeply pious people and Buddhist activities dominate every aspect of life.

This expedition combines scenic interest with a study of local life and culture. We visit the main historic and cultural centres as well as many remoter places well off the beaten track. Such small towns and villages are part of a rich river economy and thriving with local industry and activity. Irrawaddy valley civilisation has changed little in hundreds of years and wherever we go the people are warm, friendly and give us a tremendous welcome . The river varies enormously: it is vast with endless winding channels just above Mandalay and then dark and narrow through the 3 gorges known as defiles. It is a constantly changing landscape with a stunning back drop of mountains & jungle.

ABOUT MYNAMAR

Myanmar, prior to 1987 called Burma, is the largest mainland South-East Asian country and with the greatest variety of scenery from Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches. We have yet to meet a visitor to Myanmar who does not feel that this is the most beautiful, friendly and culturally interesting Asian country ever visited.

In the great Chindwin, Irrawaddy and Salween valleys two millennia of Buddhist art, architecture and archaeology survive, including of course the 3000 standing monuments at Pagan. There is no other Asian country with so vast and varied a range of cultural sites. Almost everywhere are temples and monasteries, festivals and ceremonies. The Myanmar are a deeply pious people and Buddhist activities dominate every aspect of life.

The Myanmar are a very warm and friendly people who since Independence in 1947 have suffered terrible impoverishment and deprivation. We do our best to support the local domestic economy and make sure our suppliers and contractors are small local businesses.

We are very careful to make sure our clients money falls into the right hands. Sanctions and the politically correct refusal of most NGOs and international charities to work in the country has served to exacerbate deprivation and entrench the regime further.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Duration; our tour package is designed for 13 Days / 12 Nights. Nevertheless, if you would like to extend your stay in Myanmar, 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 - 56 passengers.

Vessel, crew & tour guides; the vessels has 28 crew of mixed Asian nationalities under the direction of a professional European Manager. There are permanent English language guides on board and other language guides can be arranged and accommodated on request.

Vessel; Each ship, hand finished in brass and teak by traditional craftsmen are in themselves objects of great beauty. The vessels have ultra shallow drafts and can travel to remote areas, which would be unreachable by other vessels, let alone overland. Smoke detectors in all cabins and public places, emergency lighting and generator, fire pump, hydrants and hoses, fire extinguishers, life jackets for all on board and life rafts.

Our stateroom is the most celebrated feature of our ships. Finished in brass & teak, the main and upper deck rooms are very spacious at 16 m2. Much loved by all our passengers we have ensured that with each ship we build the stateroom remains the same. Our cabins do not have mini-bars, satellite TV's, internet or phones. Our passengers usually want to escape from the tiresome features found in international business hotels. Many passengers describe life on board more like being a guest on a private motor yacht than a cruise ship. Where we go and what we see is intrepid in extreme. What you come back to is a floating base of discreet comfort, caring service and all the good things one looks for in life.

On board laundry, bakery, fully equipped galley and refrigeration units; air conditioning for all inside areas.

Meals on board; Breakfast and lunch are buffets and dinner is served at the tables with a table d'hôte selection of dishes. We offer a mixture of Asian and Western cuisine and there are always vegetarian dishes offered. Special diets may be catered for with advance notification and agreement.

Onboard, there is an expatriate executive chef supported by Vietnamese chefs to ensure good standards and variety. The policy is to use as much locally purchased produce as possible to help the economies of the villages and towns we stop at. They try and avoid imported products and give the passengers a real taste of the lands through which they pass.

Exotic fruit, fresh organic vegetables, locally caught fish and prawns are the preference of most of the passengers. Complimentary tea and coffee are available from 6 a.m. on the Sun Deck for throughout the day. Mineral water (local) is provided in all cabins daily. Additional bottles are available on request. Water is provided at all meals.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the standard of the vessels?
It is by no means a luxury vessel but certainly more than meets North American standards. The ship is small and intimate and very fitting for this particular cruise. Many passengers comment that a voyage on the Pandaw is like being part of a private house party.

What are the dress codes on board?
Informal most of the time. Better to dress comfortably. It is suggested that men consider wearing a smart shirt or jacket for dinner.

What amenities are there on board the Pandaw?
There is a laundry, bakery and a bar.

Is laundry service extra?
Yes it is. A laundry bag is provided for your laundry needs, and a laundry list is to be found in the rattan folder by your bed. Laundry is collected each morning when your room is made up and will be returned to you by the following day. Please leave items in the bag provided and mark up the list. The charges will go on your bill in US$. If there is an item that you do not wish ironed please advise us.

Is it safe to cruise in this area?
In the countries in which we operate tourists are rarely targets for theft and when sailing most of passengers do not bother to lock their doors. When in port a 24 hour watch is kept on the gangplank controlling access to the ship but please then keep your deck door locked when not in use and at night. All cabins have a combination type safe - please use a number you can remember like the last 4 digits of your phone number or your date of birth.

The company cannot be held liable for loss of money, jewelry or other valuable items from the ship or whilst on an excursion ashore during a voyage. In the Conditions of Carriage you are required to have taken personal travel insurance cover this.

How is the river conditions?
These vary depending on the season. In the Dry Season (November-March) the water level of the river will be quite low and in places will have dropped more than 50 foot from its monsoon level (June-Sept). Though the river can be miles wide, channels may be narrow and hard to follow. There is thus some risk of running aground on submerged sand banks and our captain has to take extreme care. (Some of our regular passengers feel cheated if there is not a good grounding on each voyage).

In 2001 Pandaw II was grounded for 5 days on her Maiden Voyage - amazingly our passengers refused to be evacuated from the ship preferring to stick it out to the end. We will attempt to devise on shore time in the cool of the early morning or late afternoon. In the Conditions of Carriage we clearly state that, in view of changing channels, navigational hazards or other local conditions, there may be sudden changes to planned timings.

What are the medical requirements for the tour? Is there a doctor on board?
You should check with your doctor that you are fit for travel and your doctor should check with the relevant organisation in your country as to whether any prophylactic drugs or inoculations are required. We carry first aid equipment and some medicines. All our senior staff has attended First Aid courses.

On the river we are never far from a local medical station and we have found that some local doctors usually speak English or French and practice a good standard of field medicine. In the event of serious illness or accident we are never more than 2 hours by car or speed boat from a main hospital or 5 hours from Saigon or Phnom Penh where there are international hospital facilities and air evacuation facilities.

In the Conditions of Carriage you are required to take out an insurance policy that includes repatriation in the event of an emergency. There are now modern private hospitals in the capital.

Are there any facilities for disabled people?
We do not have facilities for disabled people or wheel chair access. There are no stair lifts. River banks are steep and slippy. If a passenger is seen to be unfit or unable to access a ship and mount stairs unaided then the management reserve the right to refuse to carry that passenger.

What is the tipping policy on board?
We suggest that if satisfied with the service you place a gratuity in the envelope provided and hand it to the Purser on the last day aboard. We give everybody - staff and crew - an equal share and make sure that those in the kitchens or engine rooms all benefit as well. The amount would be at your discretion, but if an indication is required we suggest USD5 per passenger per day. Please note that you are under absolutely no obligation to make any gratuity at all.

What is the policy to pay extra expenses on board?
All bills on board ship will be in US$ in cash or credit card. In the case of credit card payments, we must follow an 'off line procedure' whereby the client must sign a paper whereby s/he allows the company to charge his credit card for a stated amount. We take Visa only, not MasterCard, Amex or JCB. We do not take personal cheques or traveller's cheques.

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

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.

VISA

Employers

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).

Employees

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.

Housewives

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.

Retirees

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.).

Students

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.

ITALY

• 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.

SWITZERLAND

• 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.

GERMANY

• 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.

FRANCE

• 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.

CZECH REPUBLIC

• 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!

HOLLAND

• 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.

ENGLAND

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

BELGIUM

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

EGYPT

• 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.

AUSTRALIA

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

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

• 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

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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.

HEALTH INSURANCE

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.

TRAVEL CANCELLATION INSURANCE

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 OUTGOING TOUR PACKAGE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Photography and Video; we reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any trip or part thereof, and to use the resulting photography for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with Devri Alem, participants agree to allow their images to be used in such photography; participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to identify themselves to their travel consultant at the time of booking.

Other; additional Terms and Conditions may apply to some trips and will be provided with pre-trip mailings.

By registering for a Devri Alem trip, the participant agrees to the Responsibility statement and the Terms and Conditions herein.

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