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TERM AND CONDITION

Please read carefully the Terms and Conditions described below.

By booking a tour with “MINZIFATRAVEL” Travel Agents by LCC “Etibor” Licence T-0945-14, issued by national company of "UZBEKTOURISM", you are deemed to have agreed to these Terms and Booking Conditions and, provided there is availability, your booking will be accepted on this basis. After you check tour availability and wish to proceed, you will be sent a pdf file with these exact terms and conditions, the booking form and the participant declaration to be completed and returned, plus instructions on how to Transportation your deposit.

If you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions, you must raise with MINZIFATRAVEL prior to submitting those documents.

Reservations
Cancellations
Tour costs and information sessions
Passports and visas
Medical matters
Comprehensive travel insurance
Alteration to program
Limitation of liability
Authority of the tour leader
Consumer protection
Booking form
Participant declaration

Reservations

A non-refundable A$500 depositor or 30% of the cost of tour, completed booking form and signed participant declaration are required to confirm your reservation.

The balance of the MINZIFATRAVEL tour cost is required at least 60 days prior to departure. If you book within 60 days prior to departure, full payment is required. Details of your comprehensive travel insurance cover must be provided at the time of final payment.

Please note that MINZIFATRAVEL reserves the right to unilaterally refuse an application without reasons given, and return the deposit.

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Cancellations

More than 60 days in advance: A$200 60 to 30 days prior to Day 1 in Tashkent: 40% of tour cost
30 to 14 days prior to Day 1 in Tashkent: 60% of tour cost
Less than 14 days prior to departure: 100% of tour cost

Airfares, other than those specified in your MINZIFATRAVEL tour itinerary, are not included in the cost. Any cancellation conditions imposed by airlines should be clarified with your flight booking agent.

MINZIFATRAVEL endeavors to carefully monitor events in Central Asia. If, due to natural disasters or political instability etc, it is deemed safer to cancel the tour, MINZIFATRAVEL will refund you all monies paid to MINZIFATRAVEL minus an administrative fee of A$100. Other fees you may incur, e.g. flight cancellation penalties, passport costs etc are non refundable through MINZIFATRAVEL. Please refer to the section below on comprehensive travel insurance.

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Tour costs and information sessions

Accompanied tours 2012

Any additional items not specified in the itinerary, such as laundry, tips, visa and passport fees, medical costs, meals not specified, optional excursions etc are at your expense. If you are traveling alone and have indicated that you would like to share a room, MINZIFATRAVEL will try to meet that request. If, however, that cannot be arranged, you must pay the single supplement according to the tour class.

MINZIFATRAVEL Transportations final payment in US dollars to our Uzbek office land operator 55 days prior to Day 1 of each tour. Please remember, though, that when the US dollar goes down, hotels and other providers in Uzbekistan put up their prices to compensate. Therefore the impact of currency fluctuations will be assessed in that light.

The tour cost is based on a group size and tour quality: premium tours minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 participants, business tours from 15 to 20 participants, economy tours from 25 - 35 participants, individuals 2 up to 5 persons.

Customized tours

For customized tours, your start and end cities in Central Asia, will depend on your program. The tour cost, inclusions and exclusions will be clearly stated in your tour program. Any additional items not specified in the itinerary, such as laundry, tips, visa and passport fees, medical costs, meals not specified, optional excursions etc are at your expense. Back to top

Passports and visas

Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival in Uzbekistan. Should you require re-entry permits to your country of residence, it is your responsibility to obtain them.

Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Uzbekistan. MINZIFATRAVEL make visa support You must apply for a visa in advance look for visa requirement.

Your visa will be issued by Uzbek authorities upon payment of the appropriate visa fee in US$ cash and presentation of the LOI (letter of invitation or invitation of legal entity) Medical matters

It is your responsibility to advise MINZIFATRAVEL of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disabilities that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of you requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a tour and the enjoyment of other tour members if you are participating in a group tour.

If requested by MINZIFATRAVEL, you may be required to provide an assessment of your medical condition by providing a ‘Fitness to Travel’ certificate from your doctor. MINZIFATRAVEL reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your booking and refund the money paid by you, less any unrecoverable costs. MINZIFATRAVEL also reserves the right to cancel your participation in a tour at any time, including after the commencement of your tour, with no right of refund if your medical conditions and/or disabilities could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the tour and the enjoyment of other tour members.

The tours include a lot of walking and standing in historic sites. Also, none of the hotels where you stay have elevators, only stairs, sometimes steep. Please bring a torch as the footpaths and roads can be uneven. Please note that Uzbekistan is a developing country and public toilet facilities may be basic.

There will be no medically qualified escorts on the tour unless, by chance, a fellow participant has medical qualifications. Back to top

Comprehensive travel insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the tour price. Comprehensive travel insurance, providing cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation is a condition of participating in MINZIFATRAVEL tour. It is strongly recommended that it also cover cancellation, travel interruption, personal liability and baggage loss. And, you should also consider that it is not possible for MINZIFATRAVEL, to obtain Public Risk cover for risks in Central Asia. Therefore it is not possible for you to rely on any such cover. Please arrange this with your flight booking agent. Details of your comprehensive insurance cover, in the form of a copy of your insurance certificate and emergency contacts of your insurer, must be provided at the time of final payment. Back to top

Alteration to program

Travel descriptions, itineraries and activities described in the tour information are indicative and prepared with good intentions but may be changed at any time for any reason. It is possible that the itinerary could change due to weather, political restrictions, transport delays, airline schedule changes or any other unforeseen circumstance. Back to top

Limitation of liability

MINZIFATRAVEL contracts with a network of companies and individuals to assist in the running of tours and acts as an agent for these third parties. MINZIFATRAVEL is not responsible for the acts and omissions of these third parties.

To the fullest extent permitted by law:

any liability for any loss, death, injury, damage or loss of enjoyment which you or your family may suffer (directly or indirectly) in connection with or arising out of your participation in a tour, or any breach of the Booking Conditions, is excluded; you release MINZIFATRAVEL and its representatives from any liability and expressly waive any claims you may have against them arising out of or in connection with your participation in a tour; and any condition or warranty that would otherwise be implied by law into these Booking Conditions (Implied Warranty), is excluded.

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Authority of the tour leader

MINZIFATRAVEL accompanied tours are led by the assistance of a local Uzbek guide/s. The decision of the tour leader is final on all matters likely to affect the safety or well being of any person participating in the tour. If you fail to comply with a decision made by the tour leader, or interfere with the well being of the group, the tour leader may order you to leave the tour immediately, with no reply or recourse and no right of refund. You must accept the tour leader's decision and you must at all times comply with the laws and customs of Uzbekistan.

Consumer protection

All money received as payment for your tour is immediately deposited in a client account. All funds in the MINZIFATRAVEL client account, held in Uzbekistan, is bound by regulation and independently audited. Your money remains there until MINZIFATRAVEL pays for the services comprising your tour.

In Uzbekistan there are very strict regulations to protect consumers against fraudulent operations. MINZIFATRAVEL participates in the Travel Compensation Fund.

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Booking Form

Your name (exactly as it appears in your passport):

Address:
Home phone: Mobile phone:
E-mail address
Passport Number: Nationality:
Issue date: Expiry date:
Date of birth:
Tour Dates:

Accommodation - indicate your preference

I am traveling alone and would like to share a twin room
I will share a room with __________________________________
I prefer to have single accommodation at the additional cost of A$300 (unavailable at yurt camp)


In case of emergency, please notify
Name:
Relationship:
Phone number:
Special dietary needs - please indicate
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Participant declaration
I have read and understood the terms and conditions of this booking and, if in doubt as to the meaning of this entire document and the possible consequences for me and my family, in the event of injury or loss I have been advised to seek legal advice. I agree to take out comprehensive travel insurance that covers personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation. I will provide details of this insurance at the time of final payment. I understand that prices, itinerary, schedules and services can alter without notice for any reason.

I am aware that risks and dangers exist during any travel. I am also aware that you "MINZIFATRAVEL" do not have any public risk cover because it is impractical to obtain for travel in Central Asia and expressly and comprehensively exclude you from any claims and expressly and comprehensively indemnify you against any claims that I or my personal representatives may have or might arise that would otherwise be covered by public liability cover if the travel took place in Uzbekistan. I understand and agree that travel by its nature implies a standard of comfort, safety conditions and health different to my home environment, and that these conditions can vary markedly from day to day. By participating in this program I accept the risks associated with travelling away from my home and normal living places.

When considering whether to participate in this MINZIFATRAVEL tour, I have decided to accept and assume all risks. I am aware that all arrangements are made on condition that MINZIFATRAVEL, and other companies, authorities, departments and persons associated shall not be liable for any injury, damage, loss, accident, death or irregularity suffered.

I have carefully read these terms and conditions and participant declaration
I waive my right to seek legal advice about these terms and conditions
I confirm that I am medically fit to undertake this journey except for the following condition/s:


I confirm that I will attend the MINZIFATRAVEL information session or participate via Skype and carefully read all materials sent to me (either electronically or in print) from MINZIFATRAVEL about the tour.
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Witness name and signature
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