The Wild Calls Inc. will provide Geologic Wilderness Tours as outlined on this website and has licensed qualified professionals to operate our tours. By registering for a The Wild Calls Inc. Geologic Wilderness Tour, the participant certifies that he/she does not have any mental, physical, or other condition or disability that would create a hazard for him/herself or other participants. The Wild Calls reserves the right in their sole discretion to accept, decline to accept, or remove any participant on a Geologic Wilderness Tour. The Wild Calls reserves the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in their judgment, conditions warrant or if they deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants. The Wild Calls shall not be liable for any air carrier’s cancellation penalty incurred by the purchase of a nonrefundable ticket to or from the participant’s Tour departure city. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Basis of Rates: All prices are based on two persons sharing a room. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars. The rates are based on costs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, we reserve the right to do so, and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.
Eligibility: Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the entire journey.
Included in Geologic Wilderness Tour Cost: Accommodations and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner); educational materials; entrance fees, and sightseeing noted as included in the itinerary; ground transportation during the Geologic Wilderness Tour; services of The Wild Calls experts, lecturers and guides. Please note: the “B, L, D” notations apply to the period during the Geologic Wilderness Tour only and do not include any meals on flights to/from the trip.
Not Included: Air transportation and related fees; activities noted as optional in the itinerary; passport and visa expenses; baggage/accident/cancellation insurance; personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, and alcoholic beverages; and any other items not specifically noted as included.
Single/Shared Accommodations: A limited number of single rooms are available at an extra cost on a first-come, first-served basis. We will assist persons requesting a roommate. Participants will be notified if a suitable roommate is not available, in which case the single rate will be charged.Payments, Cancellations, and
Refunds: To reserve space on a The Wild Calls Geologic Wilderness Tour, a $600 per-person deposit is required for trips that are 8 days or less. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Payments must be made by credit card. Your reservation may be canceled if full payment has not been received by 60 days prior to departure. For reservations made within 60 days of the departure date, full payment is required when the reservation is accepted. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark. If you cancel 90 days or more prior to departure, a refund less an administrative fee of $100 of your deposit will be made. Per-person charges for cancellations that occur less than 90 days prior to departure (“Cancellation Penalty Period”) are as follows: 61–89 days prior to departure: 100% of your deposit amount; 45–60 days prior to departure: 50% of the Geologic Wilderness Tour cost; 44 or fewer days prior to departure: 100% of the Geologic Wilderness Tour cost. This policy also applies to pre- and post-trip extensions. Any revisions made within the Cancellation Penalty Period, such as a change in departure date or choice of trip, are subject to this cancellation policy. Leaving a Geologic Wilderness Tour in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of a Geologic Wilderness Tour. We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of good-faith concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an Geologic Wilderness Tour is canceled prior to departure, the tour operator will provide you with a full refund of monies paid to the tour operator; except in the event that the cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the Geologic Wilderness Tour as planned, in which case the tour operator will provide you with a refund and/or credit toward a future The Wild Calls Geologic Wilderness Tour equivalent to monies paid to the tour operator. If we cancel the trip in progress, you will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days not completed on the Geologic Wilderness Tour. We will not be responsible for any refund for nonrefundable airline tickets or for any airline tickets purchased by the passenger directly from an airline or travel agent. Trip-cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost and is strongly recommended. For more information visit the “Travel Insurance” section of our website at www.thewildcalls.com.
Itinerary Changes: The itineraries and staff presented on this website are subject to modification and change by The Wild Calls. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent.
Health Requirements: We care about you. Because we will be getting on and off the tour bus frequently as well as taking mild hikes, you must be in good physical and mental health. Any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing when the reservation is made.
Photography: We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any Geologic Wilderness Tour or part thereof and to use the resulting photography, videos, or recordings for promotional or commercial use. By making a reservation on a The Wild Calls Geologic Wilderness Tour, the participant agrees to allow his/her likeness to be used by The Wild Calls. If the participant prefers that his/her likeness not be used, he/she must notify us in writing prior to departure of the trip.
Other: Other Terms and Conditions may apply to some Geologic Wilderness Tours and will be provided with pre-trip mailings. By registering for a The Wild Calls Geologic Wilderness Tour, the participant agrees to the Responsibility statement and the Terms and Conditions herein.