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Gulliver Tour Cancellations
We put a lot of effort in organizing tours; therefore cancellations require 24 hours’ notice. If you wish to cancel a tour operated directly by Gulliver Expeditions and you give more than 24 hours’ notice, we will provide you with a 50% refund. If cancellations are made within any shorter notice than 24 hours, you will not be provided with a refund.
Unfortunately, in certain situations we may need to cancel your tour. In this case, we will do our best to contact you in order to advise you of the cancellation. You will be entitled to a full monetary refund, or a replacement tour if available.
Outside Tour Cancellations
If you wish to cancel a tour that is not directly operated by Gulliver Expeditions, the cancellation policy of the specific tour operator or service provider will apply.
Galapagos Tour Cancellations
Due to the cancellation policies of the Galapagos cruises and land tours, we are unable to offer you a refund as soon as your cruise/tour/flights are booked.
The operator reserves the right to cancel or modify the tour itinerary due to force majeure or acts of providence such as wars, internal commotion, protests/strikes, terrorism, fire, natural disasters, public authority decisions, or any other extreme circumstances; this may include substitution with a comparable yacht, guide, hotel, transport, meals, sightseeing destinations.
Prices, surcharges and credit card charges
All prices we advertise are accurate at the date published/advised, but we reserve the right to change any of those prices prior to booking. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen programme including the cost of any peak-season supplements, upgrades or additional facilities which you have requested.
The additional costs for every transfer made out to Gulliver Expeditions, Ecuadorian Taxes and bank transfer fees, will have to be paid by you, the client.
We are obligated to charge 14% IVA for every payment realized by Ecuadorian citizens.
Adequate and valid travel insurance is compulsory for all Gulliver Expedition travellers. It is a condition for accepting your booking that you agree to have obtained adequate and valid travel insurance for your booking by the date of commencement.
we are able to provide basic advice to clients regarding passports and visa requirements, you should check with the appropriate Embassy, Consulate or Foreign Office for the exact requirements for your chosen programme and date of travel. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct passport and visas to gain access to Ecuador. If you fail to do so, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer, nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements.
We cannot accept responsibility for any failure to comply, resulting in any costs or fines being incurred and we advise you to check with your passport office or the consulate in question if you have any queries.
We are able to offer advice on mandatory health requirements; however, we are not medical experts. It is your responsibility to ensure that you obtain proper and detailed medical advice at least two months prior to travel for the latest health requirements, recommendations for your destination and any costs. If you do not do so and are either not allowed to enter any country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements.
Clients with existing medical problems, pregnant women and anyone who has recently visited other countries should check requirements with their general practitioner.
Gulliver Expeditions will act as an intermediary in negotiating refunds with the operator on behalf of you, the client. In no case can Gulliver Expeditions guarantee a successful response or refund from the operator.
Gulliver Expeditions will not be responsible for giving refunds in any of the following situations:
Changes to itinerary before or after departure.
Mechanical issues affecting any form of transport on the trip.Su
bstitution of facilities or personnel.
Late arrival or no-show of you, the client.
Your decision to leave the tour early or miss any activities / meals / accommodations / services during the tour.
The client travelling without necessary documentation including passport, visas, immigration papers or vaccination certificates.
Price differences paid by different passengers aboard the same tour including special last minute rates.
Decisions by any third party that affect the normal running of the tour including by the operator, Ecuadorian government or national park authority.
Any other circumstances on your tour arising beyond the control of Gulliver Expeditions.
At Gulliver we make every effort to give you the best quality of service in our tours. Should you experience any issues, please inform the guide as soon as possible in order to give us the opportunity to find a rapid solution during your tour. In circumstances where you have received less than satisfactory service or are unhappy with our product, we would appreciate written notice so we can investigate. Thank you for cooperating with our procedures and we will endeavour to resolve your complaint in a fair and timely fashion.
Please address your complaint to Management at either:
Gulliver Expeditions, Juan León Mera E7-38 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador.