Terms and Conditions

Reservations and Payments

A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure a reservation. As we do not accept credit cards, we request that you send your deposit by check or money order (made payable in US Dollars to IBT) to our office. We will hold your place(s) for one week pending receipt of your deposit at which time we will mail you a confirmation with trip information.

International Tours

If cancellation notice is received more than 90 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $250 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation notice is received 90 to 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $500 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation notice is received less than 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee.

In case of a no-show, or departure from a trip already in progress, no refund for any unused portion of the trip will be issued. Traveler substitutions are considered cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation policy charges. IBT cannot make exceptions to these cancellation policies for any reason, including personal emergencies and/or weather.

Domestic Tours

If cancellation notice is received more than 90 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $250 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation notice is received 90 to 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $500 per person cancellation fee. If cancellation is received less than 30 days before departure, all monies will be refunded less a $1,000 per person cancellation fee.

In case of a no-show, or departure from a trip already in progress, no refund for any unused portion of the trip will be issued. Traveler substitutions are considered cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation policy charges. IBT cannot make exceptions to these cancellation policies for any reason, including personal emergencies and/or weather.

Note

As is the case for every tour operator, each scheduled tour requires a minimum number of participants to go forward. In the unfortunate event we are not able to reach this minimum, IBT reserves the right to cancel the tour. If IBT cancels a tour, IBT will refund full payment; however, IBT is not responsible for expenses incurred by registrants, including but not limited to, non-refundable airline tickets, pre/post-tour hotel reservations and other transportation. As such, IBT encourages all tour participants to purchase a travel protection plan. Information on travel protection will be included in your enrollment confirmation.

These Terms and Conditions are applicable for all enrollments as of June 15, 2016.