Thank you for visiting Mission Travel Tours website (the "Website") we are honored. The terms "MTT," "we" and "our" refers to Mission Travel Tours Inc., a Florida corporation, and a DMC tour operator registered registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel Registration no. ST42780, which offers and operates along with our affiliate partners all trips listed herein.
A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. Trips that include cruises or tours that include special arrangements will require a larger deposit of up to $750 to reserve your place on cruise. We accept payment via credit card, wire transfer, or money order for your deposit. The balance is due 90 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 90 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of confirmation. To complete your reservation, you must sign a Traveler Information Form and an Acknowledgement of Risk, Release and Indemnity, prior to your date of travel with us. These will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email. These forms include additional terms and conditions of travel, including limitations of our obligations to you.
Once payment is received and travel is confirmed we will send you detailed information on what to bring, how to prepare for your trip, travel directions, detailed itinerary, pre- and post-tour hotel information and Mission Travel Tours policies.
All cancellations of confirmed reservations are subject to $500 per person administrative fee. Additionally, clients are subject to any cancellation fees assessed by the purveyors of services including hotels, rail, or airlines used in the itinerary. Cancellations 90 days or more prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $500 per person administrative fee. 60-89 days will be subject to loss of deposit (30% trip price). 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of tour price. 29 days or less will be subject to 100% of tour price.
We recommend in all Deposit and Final Confirmation Packages travel insurance that offers you options to cover baggage, accident/ life, and/or trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance reimburses you for non-refundable air and land costs if you have to cancel a trip due to personal or family illness or accident. The insurance that we recommend also provides coverage for all pre-existing conditions if you complete your insurance form and postmark it within seven calendar days of our receipt of your deposit. We highly recommend that you obtain this insurance.
We suggest Travel Guard International; there are two ways to purchase your insurance from Travel Guard. The fastest and easiest way is to purchase your insurance on-line by clicking the Travel Guard link after you have completed your reservation with Mission Travel Tours. The link will take you directly to the Travel Guard website, where in minutes you can be insured in full for your trip with us. Travel Guard will send you an insurance certificate. If you prefer for us to help you with this let us know and we can provide a Travel Guard application. Please keep in mind that Travel Guard makes additional benefits available to you if you take out the insurance within 15* days of making your reservation with us.
The visa and passport requirements of countries to which we travel vary according to the nationality of each traveler and may change at any time for reasons beyond our control. Although we endeavor to provide you with accurate information about these requirements it remains the responsibility of each traveler to verify that he or she has the appropriate travel documents for his or her nationality. MTT is not liable for any expenses or costs arising from any traveler being prohibited from entering a country scheduled to be visited on a trip.
MTT is happy to book your airfare. Unless otherwise notated all advertised offers are for land only and do not include international airfare. We will offer you airfare that best coincides with your land or cruise tour schedule. Airline ticketing fees may appear as a separate charge on your credit card. Quoted airfare rates are subject to change until paid in full. Assigned seating may be limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Since most airlines now charge for assigned seats, there may be supplements in additional to the quoted airfare to confirm assigned seats. MTT is not responsible for unforeseen flight delays or changes due to war, political unrest, acts of God, epidemics, or pandemics. Air schedules may be subject to change at the discretion of the airline. MTT does not accept liability in the case of any passenger being denied boarding by any airline carrier due to the carriers overbooking of a flight.
Instant purchase non-refundable airfare requires full payment at the time of booking. Once a ticket is issued, there can be no fluctuation in price due to an increase in government taxes or in airline fuel surcharges. We recommend purchasing optional travel insurance at the same time so that your non-refundable airfare may be covered if you cancel your trip for a covered reason. Upon payment, tickets will be issued immediately (during normal business hours) and once issued, are non-refundable. Once tickets are purchased, some airlines may allow for changes to the ticket and specific fee's and allowances vary by the airline. All tickets include a Mission Travel Tours administration fee, which hold no airline reissue value. The administration fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
Mission travel Tours Service Fee Structure (all fees listed per person):
Weight restrictions may apply on internal flights. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout their travel journey. Check with the airline for other baggage restrictions applicable to internal and international flights. If there is a fee that is levied by the airlines and not by MTT, and may be subject to change.
Our ground team makes every effort to handle passengers' luggage as carefully as possible, MTT is not responsible for and does not assume liability or accept claims for loss of or damage to luggage due to breakage, theft or wear and tear through hotel, group carrier, cruise line or airline handling. We recommend you protect your items with adequate insurance to cover anything that might come up during your tour. Always keep in my there are limitations by coach and air carrier as to the number and size of bags which can be carried onboard and in bulk storage. However, during the tour, passengers are permitted one checked suitcase and one carry-on bag unless otherwise noted.
Cancellation in writing must be received by Mission Travel Tours 121 days prior to departure for appropriate refund minus the following fees. Air penalties are not part of the percentages below and vary based on the airline policy at the time of ticket issue.
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of information in our tour itineraries, brochures, on our website or communicated by our travel specialist, errors or omissions are possible and MTT is not responsible for such error. If a mistake is made in billing, we reserve the right to correct the invoice and you will be responsible for proper payment in order to satisfy the stated or quoted price.
Prices are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs, and taxes. Mission Travel Tours reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, and taxes, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Mission Travel Tours also reserves the right to withdraw a tour or any part of it to make such alterations in the itinerary or with the tour inclusions as it deems necessary or desirable and to pass on to tour members any expenditures or losses caused by delays or events beyond its control. Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Mission Travel Tours control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued. In such a case if cancelations are made we ask that our valued clients recognize that there are expenses, including unrecoverable third-party deposits, that MTT may not recoup as the planned date of a trip approaches and as a result, a 100% refund is not always possible. However, we are making every effort to recover, for the benefit our travelers, as many of those expenses as we are able.
Mission Travel Tours reserves the right to take photographs during the operation of any journey or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes. By booking a reservation with MTT, travelers agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs. Travelers who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to their travel expert during the reservation process.
Refunds are not made for any missed services, except for verifiable extenuating circumstances. Please see our Limits on Responsibility on this page. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of the termination of the travel journey and be accompanied by supporting documentation and/or a statement from the Operating Company verifying the claim. Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual price of the services involved and not on a per diem basis. Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals. MTT will not accept any liability for any claims that are not received within 30 days of the termination of your travel experience. All claims for days missed while traveling should be made in writing within 30 days of the termination of the experience.
We require that travelers be at least 18 years of age (at the time of travel), with the exception of 'Family' trips, where age limitations may apply, and travelers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Each trip begins and ends in a town accessible by plane, train, boat, or bus. Meeting and ending locations are listed on each of the individual trip pages in the catalog, as well as in your pre-departure information. For some tours, it may be preferable to arrive at the starting point the night prior to the trip departure date. We will be happy to provide you with instructions on how to contact the hotels yourself or to make these reservations for you. If you elect to have MTT make these reservations for you, the hotels require that we provide them with a credit card number to hold these reservations or, on rare occasions, to send them payment in advance of arrival. We will advise you of specific hotel payment policies.
Trip prices are based on two people per room. If you are traveling alone, we will assign you a roommate of the same gender, or you can choose to room alone, paying the single supplement. There are a limited number of single rooms available on all trips. If you choose to be paired with a roommate and we are unable to pair you, we will invoice you for the single supplement 60 days prior to the trip. If we are subsequently able to find you a roommate, we will gladly refund the single supplement.
Mission Travel Tours, its employees, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns, does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip. It purchases transportation (by aircraft, coach, train, vessel or otherwise), hotel and other lodging accommodations, restaurant, ground handling, and other services from various independent suppliers, including any affiliated DMC or Tour Operator in our network. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, MTT is not liable for any negligent or willful act of any such person or entity or of any third person.
Mission Travel Tours acts solely as agents for the client with respect to all transportation, hotel, and other tour arrangements. In that capacity, MTT exercises all reasonable care possible to ensure the traveler's safety and satisfaction, but, Mission Travel Tours neither assumes nor bears any responsibility or liability for any injury, death, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity arising in connection with the services of any airplane, train, ship, automobile, motor coach, carriage, or other conveyance, or the actions of any third-party involved in carrying the traveler or in affecting these tours. MTT is not responsible for damages, additional expenses, or any other losses due to cancellation, delay or other changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, civil disturbances, acts or threats of terrorism, travel warnings or bans, termination or suspension of war risks or other carrier insurance, quarantine, acts of God or other causes beyond its control. All such losses must be borne by the traveler, and tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. MTT is not responsible for delays, changes or cancellation costs due to incorrect, incomplete or expired traveler documents. In the event of cancellation, delay or rescheduling mandated by any of the aforesaid causes beyond MTT control, the passenger shall have the option of accepting in lieu of the original tour such rescheduled tour or other substituted tour(s) as may be offered, or else, receiving a refund of as much of such advance tour expenditures as MTT can recover on the traveler's behalf from carriers, affiliated DMC if applicable, third-party tour vendors, etc., but, MTT shall not have any obligation or liability to the traveler beyond the foregoing. MTT reserves the right to make alterations to the tour itinerary and to substitute hotels, vehicles, ships, or activities if this is required. MTT reserves the right to cancel, delay, or reschedule any tour prior to departure, and, so long as this is not due to any of the aforesaid causes beyond our control, the passenger shall be entitled to a full refund of all monies paid to that point if he/she so desires, less any non-refundable deposits or uncollectible expenses incurred.
In addition and without limitation, MTT is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation or for the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.
Risks: There are certain inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here. These include, but are not limited to, hiking, walking safaris, climbing injuries, and altitude sickness, and in all trips dangers of animals, inaccessibility to medical attention, and difficulty in evacuation from remote locations in the case of a medical emergency. Passenger assumes all such risks with regard to these possibilities. We count on our travelers to ensure they are healthy and fit; to read our pre-trip materials about clothing, training, and medical requirements; and to appreciate that in some countries local living standards, practices, services, and accommodations may differ from those in North America or Europe.
Travel Advisories/Warnings: It is the responsibility of the Traveler to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U. S. State Department's travel website at www.travel.state.gov/ or by phone at 1-888-407- 4747. In the event of an active State Department Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the Traveler still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Traveler assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
Arbitration Agreement: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms and Conditions, to the Responsibility Clause, to the brochure, or any information relating in any way to the trip, or to the trip itself, shall be settled solely and exclusively by binding arbitration in Florida, US, in accordance with the rules of the Arbitration Association then existent.
Travelers Representations: The Traveler represents that neither he nor she nor anyone traveling with him or her has any physical or other condition or disability that could create a hazard to himself or herself or other members of the tour. Mission Travel Tours reserves the right to decline to accept anyone on a trip. MTT reserves the right to remove from the trip, at his or her sole expense, anyone whose condition is such that he or she could create a hazard to himself or others, or otherwise impact the enjoyment of other passengers on the trip.