The Natural Beauty of Borneo

From August 07, 2018 to August 28, 2018 (21 Nights) Print Version Status: Available

Straddling the equator and dominated by luxuriant rainforests, Borneo is the third largest island in the world, its territory apportioned unevenly between the countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. A tropical paradise with unspoiled, endless white sandy beaches, the oldest and most bio-diverse rainforest on Earth, and an abundance of natural wonders. Indigenous culture remains ingrained in the various lifestyles of Borneo’s inhabitants. Beyond the Malay-dominated town and cities, life still revolves around the longhouse and the river. Borneo brings together an astonishing array of cultures, religions, languages and age-old traditions of hospitality. Borneo also has some of the world's most species-rich equatorial rainforests. For the visitor, it is the legendary hospitality of Borneo’s tribal peoples, as much as the magnificent rainforests themselves, that make the island such a magical place to encounter.

In Brief

Tour summary:Borneo Map

11 Nights KOTA KINABALU
3  Nights SANDAKAN
2  Nights LAHAD DATU
3  Nights KUCHING
2  Nights MULU

Maximum 8 participants

 

Escorted By:

Denise Johnson, Today's Woman Traveller

denise escort

Full Itinerary

Borneo Sabbah Mosque

Borneo Blue bird

Borneo Silver grey MOnkey

Borneo Silver Langour

Borneo Probiscus monkey eating

Borneo Cooking Class

Borneo seawalking

Borneo Tien Shi Temple Statue

Borneo hanging bridges

BOrneo Rainforest Waterfall

Borneo turtle hatchery

Borneo baby orangutan

Borneo sunbear

BOrneo Piltcher Plant

Borneo Blue bird

Borneo rafflesia plant

Borneo pinnacles gunung mulu national park

BOrneo cave Entrance

Borneo Deer Cave

BOrneo caves

Borneo penan settlement

Aug. 07: Arrive Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Welcome to Kota Kinabalu!
After many name-changes, from Deasoka (below coconut tree), Singgah Mata (pleasing to the eye) and Api-Api (fire), the locals finally settled with crowning this coastal town, Kota Kinabalu.
Tied to the coast overlooking the South China Sea, Kota Kinabalu is a city of color and vibrancy. It exudes character with warm smiles, lush greenery and stunning sundowns along its sandy shores. Being a coastal town, most visitors can experience the best of both worlds, from sea to sky with plentiful of things to do in between. We will be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel to settle in for the next 9 nights. The rest of your day at leisure. For those that want we can meet for dinner this evening.
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 08: Kota Kinabalu City tour
Our guide will greet us at our hotel lobby upon pick up, and on we go for a day in the sunny state capital. First up, some architectural splendor! the Sabah State Mosque, majestic with its gold inlaid onion dome. Next stop, the Goddess of mercy and compassion, “Kuan Yin”, stands tall at The Puh Toh Tze Buddhist temple, located off Tuaran Road. Built in 1980, the temple stands out with its traditional Chinese roofing and structure. Ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, standing tall at the main entrance of the temple.
Up next, behold the tallest architectural marvel in Kota Kinabalu, The Yayasan Tower standing 122 meters high, also officially known as Menara Tun Mustapha (Sabah Foundation Building). Built in 1977, this 30-storey circular glass sculpture boasts a unique edifice utilizes a single column structure that is one of the very few in the world.
Immerse yourself in some culture at the Sabah Museum. Dive deep into the history that shaped Sabah into what it is today. A heritage Village on the museum grounds grants you passage into the different types of traditional houses of various indigenous groups that brings color and richness to Sabah.
Along the way, a quick pass-by through Kampung Likas and the Likas Wetland, which is a natural bird sanctuary. Winding roads will usher you to Signal Hill where we be greeted with a beautiful birds-eye view of the city skyline and nearby islands before arriving at the buzzing Filipino market! Get your knick knacks and travel souvenirs here, also some fish favorites such as dried seafood. (B, Welcome Dinner)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 09: Kudat - Northern Tip of Borneo
This little slice of paradise, bafflingly beautiful with the harmony of sunny skies, blue seas, palm tree was then then first capital of British North Borneo Chartered Company then. Our journey will bring you through scenic countryside, paddy fields, villages, palm oil plantations; local stalls selling handicrafts and food items. Along the way, make a brief pit stop at some peanut stalls to get some munchies. Proceed on for a friendly visit to the modern long house village at Sikuati, a great opportunity to mingle with the local natives. Then off to be greeted by the breeze at the Northern Tip of Borneo, also known as Tanjung Simpang Mengayau which means ‘lingering junction’ as it is here that the South China Sea lingers and meets the Sulu seas flowing from the East.
Take a stroll on the lavish expanse of white sand that comes complimentary with a breath-taking view of dramatic rocky outcrops. The northern most tip of Borneo is graced with wide publicity through popular mass media from the 2003 book entitled KUDAT. Thereafter, we will proceed to the Bavanggazo Village for a longhouse visit. Built entirely using local materials, it is home to the Rungus people community, a sub-tribe of the indigenous Kadazandusun. Observe their very own unique bead works, lifestyle and costumes. Lunch will be served Rungus style.
After lunch we depart for “Gong” making village, well known for local artisans and their exceptional skills of craftsmanship for a musical instrument rich with history and meaning. Moving forward to the sweet sticky business of bees at the Gombizau Honey Bee Farm. Get a feel of what actually goes down at the honey farm and of course, a taste of raw honey straight from the comb! (Breakfast, Lunch)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 10: Klias Wildlife Sunset River Cruise
Enjoy a morning at leisure. This afternoon we venture of to the Klias wetlands. Some local hi-tea favorites awaits us upon arrival. Then we mosey on our way down Klias River through spectacular vistas on an open boat in search of the endemic proboscis monkeys, long tailed macaques, the rare silver languor and other wildlife along the river bank. Get those camera, binoculars on stand-by and keep your eyes peeled for the shy creatures in between the branches. As dusk settles in with a sunset, enjoy the sights and sounds in a natural setting as you have a sumptuous village style dinner. Show’s not over yet though, there is one more trip through the mangrove swamp, but this time it is graced by the secret rhythm of fireflies and their flickering lights. (B, Dinner)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 11: Ethnic Cooking Class -Rumah Terbalik
Today we are off to cook up scrumptious traditional Sabahan cuisine with our professional chef. Pick up fresh local herbs from the garden and learn about their nutritional values along with other ingredients used to create the delicious dishes. After preparing and cooking the dishes, you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour - your very own freshly-cooked meals - with complimentary dessert and drinks. Finally, complete your cooking course with a visit to Southeast Asia's first Upside Down House, "Rumah Terbalik." Your afternoon is free to do as you wish!(B, L)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 12: Borneo Reef World Adventure
Borneo Reef World, the largest reef activity pontoon in South East Asia, located in between Sapi and Gaya Island. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by delightful Pontoon Stewardesses followed by some light refreshments. Explore the double-deck reef pontoon and absorb the tranquil environment. There are plenty of activities to fill your time here from snorkeling, Sea Walking (Stay dry from the neck up while you Sea-walk on the Sea-walking platform, mingle with the underwater critters and go up close with the beautiful coral life) to kayaking. For those who prefer to stay dry, fret not, there is always something for someone. Tour the unique Underwater Observatory to catch a glimpse of what breathes beauty into the underwater world, vibrant corals and fishes galore! All the fun and relaxation will work up and appetite. The meals provided include a sumptuous buffet luncheon of fresh seafood, hot dishes, fruits and refreshments.

After lunch, cruise on over to Sapi Island for a stretch on golden shores, bask in the sunshine to earn that suntan or explore the short forest trail on your own. If you haven’t got enough of the life in the deep blue sea, snorkel from the shores to say hello to the colorful parade of fishes that reign the underwater world. On your return journey to Kota Kinabalu, let us take you on a scenic cruise through Sabah Islands to end your perfect unforgettable day with sun, sea, corals and marine life. It is a day to truly lift your spirits and take you into a realm of nature's finest beauty. (B, L)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 13: North Borneo Railway – Mari Mari Cultural Village
The North Borneo Railway features a British Vulcan steam locomotive. The engine is designed for wood burning, a costly yet more environmental form of steam. Refurbished to create the nostalgic romance of the bygone era of the Colonial days of British North Borneo, the train allows all passengers to experience the beauty of countryside and the unique sights and sound of Sabah landscape on board a vintage steam engine train. Upon arrival at Tanjung Aru Train Station, hop on the board on a journey filled with historical grandeur of once upon a time Borneo.
The railway track ushering you through scenic landscapes is the only railway track in Sabah since 1896 which runs a 134km line length, coursing down south from Kota Kinabalu to Tenom (Pangi Station). The railway track was primarily for the transport of tobacco from the interior to the coast for export, today it serves as reliable public transportation for the locals in the outskirt of town.
Enjoy a light breakfast in a nostalgic ambience as the steam locomotive takes you through lush country-side vitas leading to the first stop, Kinarut Town to visit the Tien Shi Temple that is well renowned for fine statues. Next stop, Papar. Mingle with the locals at the wet market and the vintage shop houses that lace the charming small town of Papar. Relish in a tiffin style lunch of colonial and continental cuisines served on board the train. It comes with a panoramic display of paddy fields, rivers and villagers along the way.

After a fine morning on the train tracks, we are off to the Mari Mari Cultural village. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, teleport back to the times of ancient Borneo through the magical display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies. You will be ushered in to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicities of Sabah to get acquainted with each village tribe and experience their rich culture. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village. Check out the little demonstration huts in the village where daily routines of traditional Sabahan life come alive. Grab the chance to see blowpipe-making demonstration, fire-starting demonstration using bamboo, tattoo-making demonstration, and get an in-depth look at the mystical symbolisms behind them. You will get a chance to witness the demonstration of cutting tree harks into making a vest and a chance to dance and jump for “prize” on a built-in Lansaran, a traditional trampoline-like floor. Also get a chance to sample Sabahan traditional delicacies from each ethnic group such as the Montoku (rice wine) and witness bamboo cooking. (B, L) 

Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug 14: Tamparuli Town – Nabalu – Kinabalu National Park – Poring Hot Springs
Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO for its outstanding universal values and the role as one of the most important biological sites in the world. Take a scenic 1/2 hr drive to Tamparuli Town. Visit Historical Wooden Shop houses of olden days and walk across the “Jambatan Tamparuli”, a suspension bridge which is the famous landmark in that small town to get a feel of kampong lifestyle.
Thereafter, we proceed to Kinabalu Park. Journey will take approximately 1 1/2 hours passing by villages and paddy fields along mountainous roads that wind along the Crocker range. Along the way, make a brief stop at Nabalu. Nabalu is a place where the local natives gather to sell local produce, fruits, home grown vegetables and handicraft souvenirs. On arrival at Kinabalu Park, you will notice the change in air temperature. Enjoy the refreshing and cooling air as you proceed for a walk along the nature trails in the Botanical Garden. If the day is clear, you may even spot a majestic view of Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain between the New Guinea and Himalaya.

Kinabalu Park boasts an estimate of 4,500 species of plants which include 1,500 species of orchids, 77 of which are endemic to Kinabalu. The park also supports 289 species of birds and 290 different types of butterflies. After the walk, depart for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, depart for another interesting wonder, the Poring Hot Spring. Poring Hot Spring got its name from the tall bamboo plant that is abundant in that area. At this natural hot spring, there are Japanese baths where visitors can soak themselves and let the invigorating sulfurous water stimulate the body. It is believed to have curative powers. Visitors can also try the Treetop Canopy Walk, where suspension bridges are suspended at the top of the tropical jungle. Experience the height of 41 metres above the ground and length of 157 metres. A 20 minute hike is needed to reach the Canopy Walkway. After a relaxing soak, bid Kinabalu park goodbye as you return back to our hotel. (B, L, D)
Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 15: Free Day
Today is a free day to do as you wish. Enjoy! (B)

Overnight: The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 16: Depart Kota Kinabalu - Sandakan - Selingan Turtle Island
Today we depart on an short early morning flight to Sandakan.

Our transfer awaits us at the Airport Arrival Hall and depart for the Sandakan Seafront Jetty where a speedboat will whisk you off to Selingan Turtle Island. Take in the bright brilliant blues on your 1 hour journey to the oldest turtle hatcheries in the world, also one of South East Asia's most important nesting beach and breeding ground for the Green Turtle and Hawksbill Turtle… just 40km north of Sandakan, poised on the Sulu Sea. Check in to your basic but clean accommodation. The rest of the day you are free to stretch out by the beach or jump right into the sea for a snorkel around the nearby reefs. A Park Ranger will give a few knocks on your chalet door to alert you when a Sea Turtle is seen to be coming ashore to lay eggs. You can also take part in the release of baby turtle hatchlings, where baby hatchlings are brought by the buckets, by Park Rangers, to be released by the sea shore. Witness hundreds of baby sea turtles make a dash towards salty waters. (B, L, D)
Overnight at the Island Chalet.

Aug. 17: Orangutans, Sun Bears & Proboscis Monkeys
After breakfast, Fuzzy Orangutans await at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. A half hour journey ushers you into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve where rehabilitating Orangutans roam free in a natural habitat. A short video screening at the Nature Education Centre will then enlighten you on what goes on within the reserve. Head to the boardwalk amidst a lush lowland rainforest leading you to a viewing point of the feeding platform. It will be an easy 10 minute track, well worth it as soon as you see the Orangutans show up to grab some food.

Then it’s off to visit the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, a sun bear rescue and rehabilitation facility being developed in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Malaysian sun bears are the smallest bears in the world and are only found in Southeast Asia. These bears continue to be threatened by forest degradation, illegal hunting for bear parts and poaching to obtain young cubs for pet trade. The results of these threats has caused young sun bears found to be living in unnatural captive conditions in Sabah, with no access to outdoor areas. There are currently 40 rescued ex-captive sun bears residing at the BSBCC. The facility includes large forest enclosures to provide a natural environment suited to the needs and welfare of the sun bears and facilitate their rehabilitation back into the wild.

Then we transfer to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, where you can see Borneo's indigenous proboscis monkeys. This privately-owned sanctuary located within an oil palm estate gives you the chance to observe these animals up close and personal. The remarkable males sport big dangling noses, reddish flat-top hairstyles, white tails and markings, and pot bellies. The females on the other hand, are much smaller and have up-turned noses. (B, L, D)
Overnight at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar

Aug. 18: Oxbow Lake
“Wake up to the call of Gibbons and Hornbills at 6am. Relish in an early morning cruise on the Ox-bow Lake for some bird-watching and tranquil moments amidst the lush wilderness. We will return back to our forest lodge in the late morning for lunch and leisure time on your own. More wildlife spotting in the evening at the Sukau Kinabatangan River Bank.(B, L, D)
Overnight at the Bilit Rainforest Lodge or Similar

Aug. 19: Gomantong Cave, Lahad Dhatu, Danum Valley
Today we leave the Bilit Rainforest and travel to Danum Valley Borneo Rainforest Lodge. Along our way stop at the Gomantong Forest Reserve for a guided tour along the plank walk as it unveils the intricate chamber system of Gomantong Cave. It is the largest bird’s nest cave in Sabah, home to millions of bats and swiflets. Midday we will check into our lodge and enjoy lunch. Around 3pm we will gather in the conference room for a slide presentation for our afternoon trek - introduction to the forest through “Nature Trails” and tree top “Canopy Walkway” 300m in length and 26m at the highest point, for a close-up observation of the rainforest. Dinner will be at the lodge and tonight we will enjoy a night drive in an open-top vehicle in search of nocturnal animal (subject to weather conditions). (B, L, D)
Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Aug. 20: Jungle Trek – Kadazandusun Burial Site – Coffin Cliff – Jacuzzi Pool – Night walk
An early morning breakfast today, then we are off on a morning jungle trek: Trek to the Kadazandusun burial site - “Coffin Cliff” before proceeding to “View Point” for a bird’s eye view of the area. Descend to the “Jacuzzi Pool” for a refreshing dip, then back to the lodge for lunch. This afternoon you have a choice of an afternoon jungle trek or go for a relaxing session of ‘tubing’ down the Danum River. After Dinner we invite you on a night walk in search of nocturnal animals (subject to weather conditions). (B, L, D)
Overnight at Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Aug. 21: Depart Lahad Datu – Kota Kinabalu

This morning is at your leisure. In the early evening we depart for the airport for our short flight back to Kota Kinabalu. Enjoy the rest of the day to do as you please. (B, L )

Overnight The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 22: Depart Kota Kinabalu – Kuching
Today we take a short midday flight to Kuching. After our arrival we will be met at the airport, where we will then depart for an exciting Kuching City tour. Cruise on by the many attractions this historical city has to offer, which includes the gigantic cat statue which symbolized the mascot of Kuching City. In the exciting buzz of Chinatown, proceed to the city’s iconic 7-story Pagoda, the Tua Pek Kong Temple, one of the oldest temples in Sarawak. Also, try and spot the Margherita Fort, It’s hard to miss such a stunning structure.

En route to the next destination you will be able to witness traditional Malay houses built on stilts. Winding through the heart of the city, look out for a majestic looking Istana that homed the former palace of White Rajah then turned into the official residence of the Governor of Sarawak. Look out for the Clock Tower and a granite obelisk built in memory of Rajah Brooke. Visit to the Sarawak Museum, the highlight of the tour. The Museum is acknowledged for its cultural artifacts acknowledged as long of the finest museum in Malaysia. (B)
Overnight Pullman Hotel or Similar

Aug. 23: Bako National Park
Today we are one with nature! We will be transferred from our hotel to Bako Fishing Village. From the village, take about a 30 minute boat ride to the park situated on a peninsula. The park’s coastline is dotted with small bays, coves and beaches. Bako is one of the best places in Sarawak to see wildlife in a natural setting. There are several trails to follow inside the park depending on level of fitness and interest. Visit the Park’s information centre and trek through mangrove forest to observe the mud skippers and blue-fiddler crabs. Follow the trails to look for proboscis monkeys and various species of carnivorous pitcher plants. After lunch, explore the park through monstrous rainforest trees for bird watching and other wildlife. Journey back to the jetty for boat ride to Bako Village and onward transfer back to our hotel. (B, L)
Overnight Pullman Hotel or Similar

Aug. 24: Free Day
Enjoy your day poolside, or take a walk along the Esplanade and visit the Main Bazar. (B)
Overnight Pullman Hotel or Similar

Aug. 25: Depart Kuching – Mulu
Enjoy breakfast then we head for the airport for a short flight to Mulu. We will be met upon arrival at Mulu airport and transfer to Mulu National Park headquarters. In the afternoon enjoy a scenic 3 KM plank walk through primary rainforest to visit the Deer Cave and Lang Cave. Late afternoon, proceed to the Bat Observatory outside Deer Cave and observe the millions of bats coming out from the vast mouth of the Deer Cave which will be a memorable occurrence during fine weather. (B, L, D)
Overnight Mulu Marriott or Similar

Aug 26: Mulu National Park – Wind Cave- Clearwater Cave – Penan Settlement
This morning we travel by longboat to visit Batu Bungan - Penan Settlement, to observe the tribe lifestyle and to select handicrafts on display for sale at Penan Settlement. Then we continue our journey by longboat to Wind Cave and Clearwater Cave. Picnic lunch at Clearwater summer huts and later on you can enjoy swimming at Clearwater spring. Late afternoon return transfer by longboat back to the national park and on to our hotel. (B, L, D)
Overnight Mulu Marriott or Similar

Aug. 27: Depart Mulu – Kota Kinabalu
Enjoy your morning at leisure, depart mid afternoon for our short flight to Kota Kinabalu. Tonight we will get together for dinner and enjoy our last night in Borneo! (B)
Overnight The Klagan Hotel or Similar

Aug. 28: Depart for Home
I hope you have enjoyed your time in Borneo. This morning we say farewell to the beauty of Borneo and transfer to the airport for our return flight home. Until next time – Safe Journey’s.

Full Pricing and Details

Prices per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $)  Twin Share  Single  Tax
21 Nts - Exploring Borneo

07 Aug to 28 Aug, 2018
Tour begins in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia ends in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

$8769.00

$10569 

INCL

Early Booking Bonus p/p (EBB)

(On deposits received by Mar 16, 2018, deduct the EBB off the price stated above)

$150.00

$150.00

INCL

Discount for Cheque Payments
(If paying by cheque, deduct the discount amount off the price stated above)

$150.00

$150.00

INCL

Twin price is based on sharing twin-bedded rooms throughout

Single price is based on single accommodation throughout. Single accommodation rate on request and only if space is available.

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars (CAD $) and are inclusive of all taxes unless otherwise stated.

Deposit at time of booking is $1500.00 CAD per person + insurance premium if applicable, see deposits and final payments area below.


Pricing Inclusions:

Our price includes:

  • Hotel: 21 Nights accommodation with private en suite facilities.
  • Meals: Breakfast daily, 14 lunches, 9 dinner and a welcome dinner.
  • Transportation: By private air-conditioned vehicle throughout Borneo.
  • Tour Leader: Denise Johnson of Today's Woman Traveller will be accompanying and hosting the group.
  • Taxes: Local taxes on all included ground transportation, accommodation, included meals & beverages and services per itinerary.
  • Tips for local guides and drivers
  • All sightseeing and entrances as per the itinerary
  • Final Documentation: Final itinerary and general information 20 days before tour departure.

Pricing Exclusions:

The price does not include:

  • International airfare through to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and home from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  • inter flights as listed: 16 Aug Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan
  •                                   21 Aug Lahad Datu to Kota Kinabalu
  •                                   22 Aug Kota Kinabalu to Kuching
  •                                   25 Aug Kuching to Mulu
  •                                   27 Aug Mulu to Kota Kinabalu

We would be happy to assist you in arranging flights from your home to join us on the tour.

  • Airport to hotel transfer in Kota Kinabalu and hotel to airport in Kota Kinabalu.
  • Any lunches or dinners not mentioned in the itinerary or pricing inclusions area.
  • All beverages except for those included with breakfast.
  • Personal Insurances (medical, travel, baggage, cancellation, etc.)
  • Any Passport, Visa Fees or Immunizations.
  • All items of a personal nature and souvenirs.
  • All optional excursions or deviations from the itinerary.
  • Gratuities for chamber maids, wait staff and baggage handling.

Deposits and Final Payments:

  • Deposits: At time of booking of $1500.00 per person + insurance premium if applicable.
  • Final Payment: Final payment is due by May 13, 2018

Cancellation Charges:

Once a deposit has been paid the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • Cancellation notice received before 13 May, 2018 : $1500.00 Deposit
  • Cancellation notice received 13 May, 2018 or later: 100% of Total Price

We suggest travel insurance to protect your payments, please feel free to ask us for a quote.

Frequent Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We do our best to answer all your questions before you travel with us. Please contact us if you have concerns that are not addressed here.

What is included in the cost?

Each individual tour specifies in the 'Included Features' section what is included in the tour. The cost always includes your accommodation, breakfast daily, excursions, activity instruction, local transportation, and services of your escort. Some trips also include lunches or dinners.

What are the accommodations like?

We stay in comfortable local, boutique style hotels. Accommodations are based on twin-share occupancy, (with private facilities) but single supplement is available if desired. Our Asian tours all feature deluxe hotels. Our accommodations are centrally located in the places we visit offering the convenience of personal exploration during free time.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my trip?

It is never too early to reserve your space on your trip of choice. Some of our trips book up several months or even a year in advance.  Please call us or e-mail to reserve your place as we would not want you to be disappointed.

What will the food be like?

We feature both simple, nutritious local foods and gourmet meals, depending on the destination. We always try to vary the diet so that our participants can learn about and enjoy the local cuisine. When meals are not included, we make sure that there are a number of restaurants in the immediate area of our accommodation to give our travelers the chance to enjoy searching out local restaurant experiences.

Who do I eat meals with?

You'll never dine alone. Our guides always offer the option for you and the group to join them for meals. 

Can I come alone?

Most of the women who travel with us book as a single person. If you are travelling with a friend, you can of course share a room with them. It is part of our mission to provide women the opportunity to meet new friends while enjoying a wonderful travel experience.

What is the Guaranteed Share Rate?

Most women who travel with us come individually. Some want a single room, and some prefer to share a twin room. On many tours we offer a 'Guaranteed Share Rate' which means two singles will share a twin bedded room. In the case where there are not enough to share a twin room, we pay the single supplement difference for you. This Guaranteed Share Rate allows you to book with us knowing that you will be assured the lower shared twin cost.

How many people are in the group?

This depends on the tour you select. Our groups are always small, however, from 6 to 14 participants.

What is the average age of your travellers?

The average age of our travelers is between 30 – 65 years of age. We have had ladies in their mid twenties and ladies into their 70's – the love of travel and adventure has no particular age. Each group generally has a mix of ages.

Who are the guides?

Our tours are escorted by a Today's Woman Traveller staff member. Our team of ladies are all experienced tour escorts. They are well educated, speak the local language and make great traveling companions. We frequently hire local guides for specific touring or in particularly exotic locations where our escort may not speak the local language.

What type of women travel on your tours?

Our passengers are a very diverse range of women. They include single women, married women, divorcees and widows. They are women of all ages, and are often repeat customers. Our passengers come from across the country, from the USA, and some from other countries as well.

How physically fit do I need to be?

This depends on the trip you select. We accommodate women of different levels and abilities. Our walking tours are designed to suit all levels of walkers. You don't have to be in top shape, but you will enjoy it more if you are reasonably fit. Many women surprise themselves at their new-found strengths and abilities!

What kind of clothing should I pack?

We send you a complete trip dossier including a packing list when you reserve your trip with us.

How do I arrange transportation to meet up with the tour?

Today's Woman Traveller is operated by a fully licensed travel agency. We are qualified travel agents and able to assist with flight arrangements, if desired, to meet up with our tours. Our tours commence and end in, or near, transportation centres.

What if I want to arrive early or stay on after the trip?

We assist our passengers with additional hotel arrangements, as required.

 

Terms & Conditions

Our Booking Terms and Conditions

These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them. These Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between The Company and the Client relating to the subject matter herein, and shall constitute a binding agreement. There is no verbal or written; representation, warranty, prior agreement, or description of services, other than as expressed herein.

1. The Contract

All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and understand the Terms and Conditions that follow. By making a booking with the Company or its Agents, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking including minors and person under a disability to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when the Company sends a confirmation invoice or email. It is at this point that a Contract between the Company and the Client comes into existence. All person(s) named on the booking are hereafter referred to as the "Client" and references to Client shall be to all those so named.

"The Company" means either The Travel Broker or Today's Woman Traveller.

"Carrier" means the owner and/or any charterer and/or manager of the vessel or any other person, to the extent that it acts as a carrier or performing carrier (in accordance with the definition provided in the Athens Convention). "Conditions of Carriage" means the terms on which any transport is provided by a carrier including any carriage by sea, road, rail or air. The carrier's Conditions of Carriage are available on request and are expressly incorporated into this Contract. The carrier's and the Company's liability for death and or personal injury and/or loss of and/or damage to luggage may be limited by international conventions including the Athens, Warsaw or Montreal Conventions.

"Contract" means the Contract concluded between the Company and the Client relating to the relevant Tour which is evidenced by the issue of the confirmation invoice sent by the Company or its sales agent to the Client. The service to be provided is the tour referred to in the booking confirmation.

2. Medical and Special Requirements

The Client must notify the Company in writing during the process of booking of any medical conditions, pregnancy, disability or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel and or any medical condition. Failure to notify the Company may result in the Client being refused travel. Failure to notify the Company of any such condition that results in cancellation will have full cancellation fees to the Client. Some trips may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, disability, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions. It is the Client's responsibility to check prior to booking. The Company may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks or Clients with certain conditions. The Company is not required to provide any special facilities unless it has agreed to do so in writing. The Company will do its best to meet Clients special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore the Company is not liable for not providing these requests. Medical facilities vary from country to country and the Company makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment. Traveling with Children: Clients aged 18 at date of first travel are viewed as adults. An adult over the age of 18 must accompany every 2 children under the age of 18. The ratio of adults to children traveling together must be one adult per two children and two adults per four children (17 and under). The minimum age for Clients traveling on tours is 12. All enquiries with respect to children are subject to review and approval by the Company that reserves the right to restrict the number of travelers under the age of 18 on tours. If the adult accompanying the child is not the child's parent or parents are divorced, then a "Parental Consent Guardianship Form" must be signed (or other documents provided as requested by the Company) by the parent or legal guardian and received by the Company prior to departure. For more information: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/faq/children-travel_enfants-voyage-eng.asp

3. Deposits

The Company Trips: At time of booking a deposit of CAD$500 per person per tour is due. If booking is made 60 days or less prior to departure, full payment is due. The deposit and medical form, if applicable, should be sent to the Company or its Agent. Today's Woman Traveller may require a higher deposit or full payment at the time of booking. If deposit is different from that outlined in this clause, the requirement will be advised at time of booking and detailed on the invoice. If combinations of The Company Trips, and Independent and Tailor Made Trips are booked, the most restrictive requirements will apply to the whole booking.

4. Final Payment Schedule/Acceptance of Booking/Client Details

The Company Trips and The Company Tailor Made Trips:

1. Final Payment: The Company must confirm acceptance of the Client's booking in writing. Please refer to the confirmation invoice and/or confirmation email for details regarding final payment. Payment of the balance of the tour price is due 60 days before the departure date of the first service booked. If full payment is not received by the due date, then rates and tour space cannot be guaranteed. If a booking is made 60 days or less before the departure date of the first service booked then the full amount is payable at the time the booking is confirmed. If this balance is not paid at the time the booking is confirmed the Company reserves the right to treat the Client's booking as cancelled. The Company Trips and Tailor Made Trips may require a higher deposit or full payment at the time of booking. If full payment is different to that outlined in this clause, the requirement will be advised at time of booking and detailed on the invoice. If combinations of The Company Trips, and The Company Independent and Tailor Made trips are booked, the most restrictive requirements will apply to the whole booking.

2. Client Details: In order for the Company to confirm and guarantee the Client's travel arrangements the Client must provide all Client Details with their final payment as per the schedule specified in Section 3(a). If the Client does not provide all details 60 days or more before departure, an Administrative Fee will be charged to the Client. In the event where client details have not been received by the Company 45 days prior to the Client's trip departure, the Company reserves the right to treat the file as cancelled and full cancellation fees will apply. Client Details required will vary tour by tour, and will be advised during the booking process. However, at a minimum Client Details include passport number, passport expiry date, passport issue date and place of issuance, completed medical form (if requested), full name as it appears in the passport you are traveling with, date of birth, place of birth, nationality and arrival details (or other documents as requested by The Company). A booking may not be confirmed without provision of Client Details.

3. Credit Card Charges: The Company is not responsible for any charges applied to credit card transactions and will not refund or return any fees charged by third parties and incurred during the transaction of the tour cost.

5. Cancellation of a Tour by a Client

Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing and be acknowledged by the Company in writing. The date on which the request to cancel is received by the Company or its Agents will determine the cancellation fees applicable.

Cancellation for The Company Trips and The Company Independent Trips: The cancellation fees are expressed hereafter as a percentage of the total tour price, excluding insurance.

Cancellation 100 days or more before departure: Loss of deposit.

Cancellation 99-0 days before departure: 100% of cost of services booked. 

The Company Trips and The Company Independent Trips may vary in cancellation policy from that detailed in this clause, and will be detailed at time of booking.

6. Cancellation of a Tour by the Company

The Company reserves the right to cancel any trip for any reason, but will not cancel a tour less than 60 days before departure except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside the Company's control. When a tour is cancelled by the Company before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client can either:

1. take a substitute tour of equivalent or superior quality if the Company is able and willing to offer such a substitute; or
2. take a substitute tour of lower quality if the Company is able and willing to offer one and to recover from the Company the difference in price between the price of the tour originally purchased and that of the substitute tour; or
3. have a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible. The Company is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as insurance premiums, visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. If the Client is offered a refund but requests an alternative tour of a higher value than that originally booked, then the Client must pay the difference in price. Where after departure a significant element of the trip contracted for cannot be provided, the Company will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip. If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the Client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, the Company will provide the Client a refund of unused tour portions. Where a significant alteration or cancellation occurs which is not due to Force Majeure or other circumstances beyond the Company's control, the Company will in some circumstances offer compensation. Significant alterations do not include the substitution of a vessel, modification of itineraries, change in cabin category or hotel accommodation provided it is of the same category.

7. Unused Services

There will be no discounts or monies refunded for missed or unused services, this includes voluntary or involuntary termination/departure from tour, i.e. sickness, death of a family member etc, late arrival on the tour, or premature departure either voluntarily or involuntarily.

8. Prices, Surcharges and Taxes

The price of the tours published may go up or down from the time of publication. The Company recommends that the Client finds out the most up to date price of their tours including the costs of any other service provided by the Company at the time of making their booking. The Company reserves the right to increase tour price after the holiday has been booked but will not do so any later than 30 days before the departure date stipulated. After a Confirmation Invoice has been issued any increase to the tour price will be as the result of changes in an increase in transportation costs, including the cost of fuel, dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airport charges, including any currency fluctuations. If the increase would be 2% or less of the holiday price the Company will absorb the changes in its costs of providing the tour. However if the increase is more than 2% the Company will pass this increase on to the Client.

Where the increase in price is more than 7% of the Clients holiday price then in these circumstances the Clients may either:

1. withdraw from the contract without incurring any penalty; or
2. accept the change of price.

Tours operating in Canada are priced and advertised exclusive of Government taxes (HST, GST, PST & QST) and these taxes will be advised at time of booking and itemized on subsequent invoicing.

9. Validity

The prices on this website and in our brochures are based on rates and costs in effect at time of posting to the website or printing the brochure . The Company reserves the right to alter prices at any time prior to tour been paid in full. The land price of the trip is guaranteed when paid in full, subject to any potential surcharges as stipulated in Section 8. All dates, itineraries and prices are indicative only.

10. Flexibility

The Client understands and acknowledges the nature of this type of travel requires considerable flexibility and should allow for reasonable alterations by the Company. It is understood that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without prior notice due to local circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances or any other reason whatsoever.

11. Changes

Changes made by the Company: While the Company will endeavor to operate all tours as advertised, reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed necessary or advisable by the Company. If the Company makes a major change the Company will inform the Client as soon as reasonably possible if there is sufficient time before departure. The definition of a major change is deemed to be a change affecting at least one in three full tour days of the itinerary. If the major change is due to force majeure or unforeseen circumstances no compensation is payable. Some changes to the itinerary may happen on tour as a result of unforeseen circumstances or local situations. Any changes made to alter the itinerary as a result will be made with full authority of the Tour Leader and any direct or indirect cost incurred as a result will be the responsibility of the Client. Where the Company has to make a major change to the Client's holiday before departure in these circumstances the Company will notify the Client as quickly as possible.

12. Airfare

Tours do not include international air fare or any other flights unless mentioned in the inclusions of the individual tour.

1. Quotes: All quotes are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise stated. The company will quote the best price available at the time of quoting for the travel dates requested. Quotes provide an indicative price only, and represent no price commitment by the Company.

2. Options: The Client may hold an option on a flight with the Company. This option guarantees the seat at the quoted price for the same business day. The Company will advise client at what time the option expires. If the option is not confirmed, the option is deemed to have expired and is no longer valid.

3. Price changes: Until the tickets are issued, the Company reserves the right to change prices in the event of any price increase for any reason including, but not limited to, airfares wrongfully quoted due to system error, the price of fuel and/or currency fluctuations or government taxes or levies, or any other reasonable cause.

4. Full payment: Full payment must be received by the Company before the Option period expires to guarantee the reservation at quoted price. A guarantee of payment by the Client is an acceptance of the travel arrangements as requested at the total price quoted. Cancellation fees will apply if the Client subsequently decides to cancel after ticket has been issued.

5. Changes & cancellations: Unless otherwise stated, airline tickets are 100% non-changeable & non-refundable once tickets have been issued. Changes made prior to ticket issuance may be applied at the Companies discretion, and will also have Administrative Fees applied.

6. Flight reconfirmation: The Company strongly recommends flight times and numbers be verified or reconfirmed at least 72 hours prior to departure. The Company is not responsible for any change to airline schedules or flight numbers after tickets have been issued.

7. Airline e-tickets: Once issued, all airline e-tickets are non-transferable and valid only for the dates and routings shown.

8. Airline, airport or weather delays: The Company will not be held responsible for any additional expenses or loss that may arise from airline, airport or weather delays. The Company will not reimburse for any additional expenses incurred by the Client as a result. The company will not refund any unused portion of air tickets purchased in the event of such delays due to conditions beyond its control.

13. Acceptance of Risk

The Client understands that they are traveling to geographical areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard they are used to at home. The Client has read and understands the The Company's itinerary for the trip they are undertaking and have provided details of any preexisting medical conditions they may have to The Company representatives. They accept these risks and obligations and they fully assume the risks of travel.

Optional Activities: I understand during my trip there may be opportunities to undertake activities, which do not form part of the itinerary. I understand The Company makes no representations about the safety or quality of the activity, or the standard of the independent operator running it. I also understand The Company is in no way responsible for my safety should I elect to enter into such optional activities. With full knowledge of the above, I may still elect to partake in the activity, and if I do so, I assume full responsibility for any risks involved.

Hotels, shuttle services or other elements of a Package or Cruise will be arranged by the Company with local suppliers, who may themselves engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors. Standards of hygiene, accommodation and transport in some countries where excursions take place are often lower than comparable standards than what the Client may reasonably expect at home. The Company will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable and are expressly incorporated into the Contract. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of the Company will not exceed that of any supplier. Local laws and regulations of the relevant country will be relevant in assessing performance of the services of any supplier. In the event of a complaint by a Client, this Contract will be regarded as having been performed if local laws and regulations relating to those services have been satisfied, even if the laws of Canada have not been met.

14. Authority on Tour

At all times the decision of the Company's tour leader or representative will be final on all matters likely to endanger the safety and well being of the tour. By booking with the Company, the Client agrees to abide by the authority of the tour leader or Company representative. The Client must at all times strictly comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange and drug regulations of all countries visited. If the Client is affected by any condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect other people's enjoyment of the tour, the Client must advise The Company at the time of booking. Should the Client fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on the tour or, if in the opinion of the tour leader, the Client's behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or annoyance to others the Company may terminate that Client's travel arrangements without any liability on the Company's part and the Client will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred resulting from the termination of the travel arrangements.

15. Travel Documents

1. Valid Passport: The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point along the itinerary of the tour, (passport must be valid 6 months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates, insurance policies, required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the tour, and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by the Company regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Client, and the Company is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided by third parties such as the appropriate governmental authorities.

2. Documents: To expedite the issuing of The Company travel documents please note that all tour related travel documents such as vouchers, itineraries and invoices will be sent via email once full payment has been received by the Company. The Company reserves the right to impose an Administration Fee on those Clients who wish to receive their travel documents by other means.

16. Factors Outside the Company's Control (Force Majeure)

The Company shall not be liable in any way to the Client for death, bodily injury, illness, damage, delay or other loss or detriment to person or property, or financial costs both direct and indirect incurred, or for the Company's failure to commence, perform and/ or complete any duty owed to the Client if such death, delay, bodily injury (including emotional distress or injury), illness, damage or other loss or detriment to person or property is caused by Act of God, war or war like operations, mechanical breakdowns, terrorist activities or threat thereof, civil commotions, labor difficulties, interference by authorities, political disturbance, howsoever and where so ever any of the same may arise or be caused, riot, insurrection and government restraint, fire, extreme weather or any other cause whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the Company the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event which the Company or the supplier of services, even with all due care, could not foresee.

17. Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all Clients obtain travel insurance with a minimum medical coverage of US$200,000 while travelling with the Company and this insurance should cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses. It is also recommended that the coverage be extended to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client. The Company shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. Personal belongings lost or stolen while unattended by the client in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board a vessel, train, bus, or other mode of transportation, publicly owned or operated by the Company or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, and other acts of God are not reimbursable. The Company cannot accept responsibility for and in no event shall be liable for loss or damage of valuables or other articles left in or on facilities used by the Company such as hotels, home stays, vessels, expedition vehicles, or any other mode of transportation. The Client acknowledges that the cost of the tour does not include insurance, and that the Client is required to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost. When obtaining travel insurance the Client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken.

18. Early Booking Bonuses, Discounts and Promotions

All early booking bonuses, discounts and reduced pricing are applied at the Company's discretion. From time-to-time the Company may offer reduced pricing on selected tours. The reduced pricing applies strictly to new bookings, and bookings that have already provided deposit are locked into their original price and are not entitled to the reduced pricing.

19. Claims or Complaints

If a Client has a complaint against the Company, the Client must first inform the tour leader at the earliest opportunity to allow the grievance to be rectified. If satisfaction is not reached, the tour leader will contact a Company representative whilst on tour in order that the Company is provided the opportunity to rectify the matter. Failure to indicate dissatisfaction whilst on tour will result in the Client's ability to claim compensation from the Company being extinguished or at least reduced. If satisfaction is still not reached through these means on tour then any further complaint must be put in writing to the Company at 'info@thetravelbroker.ca' or The Travel Broker and Cruise Centre, Customer Service, 1049 Sydenham Road, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7M 3L8 within 30 days of the end of the tour. The Company will not accept any liability for claims received after this period.

20. Client Responsibility

The Client acknowledges he or she will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present certain risks, dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in his or her daily lives. By booking travel with the Company, the Client acknowledges she or he has considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges, and expressly assumes the risks attendant to such travel conditions. The Client is solely responsible for acquainting themselves with customs, weather conditions, physical challenges and laws in effect at each stop along the itinerary, and are encouraged to locate or make contact prior to embarkation with his/her local embassy or consulate in each destination.

21. Optional Extras

Optional extras do not form part of the tour or contract. It is understood and accepted by the Client that any assistance given by the tour leader or representative in arranging optional extras does not render the Company liable for optional extras. Accordingly, the Client hereby releases the Company from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages, loss of enjoyment, inconvenience, or injuries related to the quality of such products. Amongst others, optional extras include kayaking, rafting, horseback riding, sightseeing flights and other extras that are not included in the tour price.

22. Liability

The Company is not responsible for any improper or non-performance of any services forming part of the Contract which are wholly attributable to the fault of the passenger, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services to be provided under the Contract; unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of the Company and/or the relevant supplier, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised including (but not limited to) an event of force majeure; or any event which the Company and/or the relevant supplier could not even with all due care have foreseen or forestalled.

In the event that the Company is responsible for any death, injury or illness caused by the negligent acts and/or omissions of its suppliers of services which form part of the Contract then the Company limits its liability, where applicable by the International Conventions. Carriage of Clients and their luggage by sea is governed by the Athens Convention which is expressly incorporated into these Booking Conditions and any liability of the Company for death or personal injury or for loss or damage to luggage arising out of carriage by sea shall be determined solely in accordance with this Convention. The Athens Convention limits the Carrier's liability for death or personal injury or loss or damage to luggage and makes special provision for valuables. It presumes that luggage has been delivered undamaged to the Guest unless written notice is given to the Company and/or the Carrier.

1. in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery; or

2. in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within 15 days from the date of disembarkation or redelivery or from the time when such redelivery should have taken place. Any damage payable by the Company up to the Athens Convention limits shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the Client and by the maximum deductible specified in Article 8 (4) of the Athens Convention. Copies of the Athens Convention are available from the Company on request.

In so far as the Company may be liable to a Client in respect of claims arising out of carriage by sea, The Company shall be entitled to all the rights, defenses, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carrier and under the relevant Conventions, and nothing in these Booking Conditions shall be deemed as a surrender thereof. To the extent that any provision in these Booking Conditions is made null and void by the Athens Convention or any legislation compulsorily applicable or is otherwise unenforceable, it shall be void to that extent but not further. The Company's liability will not at any time exceed that of the carrier under its Conditions of Carriage and/or applicable or incorporated conventions or other legislation. Any liability in respect of death and personal injury and loss of and damage to luggage which the Company may incur to the Client, whether under the Contract with the Client in accordance with these Booking Conditions or otherwise, shall always be subject to the limits of liability contained in the Athens Convention for death/personal injury. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in these Booking Conditions, the Company shall not in any circumstances be liable to Clients for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature. For claims not involving personal injury, death or illness or which are not subject to the Conventions referred to above, any liability the Company may incur for the negligent acts and/or omissions of its suppliers shall be limited to a maximum of the price which the Client paid for the Contract not including insurance premiums and administration charges. Where this relates to loss of and/or damage to luggage and/or other personal possessions then the Company's liability will not exceed $1,000. The Company will not at any time be liable for any loss of or damage to valuables of any nature. The Client is precluded from making a double recovery by making the same claims and seeking recovery against the Company and its suppliers, contractors or other third parties.

23. Suppliers and Independent Contractors

Hotels, shuttle services or other elements of a Package will be arranged by the Company with local suppliers, who may themselves engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors. The Company will at all times endeavor to appoint reputable and competent local suppliers. The terms and conditions of the suppliers will be applicable and are expressly incorporated into the Contract. These may limit or exclude liability of the supplier. The liability of the Company will not exceed that of any supplier. Local laws and regulations of the relevant country will be relevant in assessing performance of the services of any supplier. Neither the Company or any carrier is liable for independent contractors.

In respect to cruises, a Vessel carries onboard service providers who may operate as independent contractors. Their services and products are charged as extras . Neither the Company nor the Carrier is responsible for their performance or products. These contractors may include doctors, medical personnel, hairdressers, manicurists, masseuses, photographers, entertainers, fitness instructors, spa personnel, beauticians, Internet and I.T. personnel or other instructional concessionaires, art or other auctioneers, shopkeepers and others providing services. These contractors work directly for the Client when performing their services. Neither the Company nor the Carrier is responsible for any such person's acts or omissions in providing goods or services to the Client. The independent contractors including Shore Excursion providers do not at any time act as agents or representatives of the Company or the carrier. Neither the Company nor the Carrier owns or controls any such independent contractors, makes no representation of any kind as to their performance and does not undertake to supervise their activities. Any Guest using such services or activities shall be deemed to agree and consent that any liability for any death, personal injury, illness, emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury to the guest or loss of or damage to property shall be the sole responsibility of the provider of such service or activity. Neither the Company nor the Carrier shall be or become liable or responsible in any way for any act or omission of any such provider pertaining to, or arising from or in connection with such services or activities.

24. Severability

In the event that any term or condition contained herein is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason then such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining Terms and Conditions to survive and continue as binding.

25. Successors and Assigns

These Terms and Conditions shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Company and the Client and their respective heirs, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns.

26. Applicable Law

The Terms and Conditions and Conditions of Carriage including all matters arising from it are subject to Ontario and Canadian Law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario and Canadian Courts.

27. Privacy Policy

The Company will provide personal information, as well as any personal information provided in relation to persons whose travel arrangements have been requested by the Client, to suppliers and carriers to enable the operation of the services requested. The Company will do all reasonably possible in endeavoring to protect personal information.

28. Images and Marketing

The Client agrees that during the tour images, photos or videos may be taken by other travellers and/or the Company Staff that may contain the Client in part or in whole. The Client agrees that these images may be reproduced by the Company and the Client grants perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to reproduce such images, photos or video in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes. If Client wishes not to have images, photos or videos used by the Company, the Client must advise the Company prior to departure in writing.

29. Updating of Terms and Conditions

The Company reserves the right to update and/or alter these terms and conditions at anytime, and it is the Clients responsibility to be familiar with them. In addition to the Booking Terms and Conditions, the Client shall be bound by the Conditions of Carriage.

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