Terms and Conditions

Baggage Responsibility
You retain responsibility for your own luggage.  We cannot assume liability or accept claims for loss or damage to luggage nor personal effects due to breakage, theft, or normal wear and tear through hotel, airline or driver/guide handling.  Please have adequate insurance if reimbursement is important to you.

Code of Conduct
Global Family Adventures reserves the right to terminate the tour of any persons who are abusive of others or whose behavior disrupts the operation of a tour.

Travelers Needing Special Assistance
Global Family Adventures unfortunately cannot provide individual assistance to guests for walking, dining, or other personal needs.  If you need such assistance, please travel with a companion who can assist you.

Safety and Welfare Responsibility of Children
Please be informed that any minor traveling on a Global Family Adventures tour is the sole responsibility of the parent and/or guardian.  The accompanying adult must ensure that all rules of safety and conduct are followed by the children in their party.

Photography on Tour
Global Family Adventures reserves the right to take photographs on tour and use them for promotional purposes.  By booking a Global Family Adventures tour, travelers agree to allow their image to appear in such photographs.  Tour participants who prefer that their image not be used are asked to notify the guide at the beginning of the tour.

Itinerary Changes Requested by You
Global Family will do its best to accommodate requests made by families to change itineraries offered on the website to better fit their needs during the planning stage. Once the Registration Form has been signed and/or the tour deposit payment is made, Global Family will immediately book lodges and guides. Therefore, most changes after that time will incur fees according to the list below.

Airline flight time or flight number changes – $0. No fee but please notify us asap so we can update your airport pick up and drop off info.
Change in arrival or departure date– $100 plus any fees incurred from lodges due to cancellations or new bookings
Change requiring the cancellation of or change of dates of 1 lodge- $100 plus any fees incurred from lodges due to cancellations or new bookings

Change requiring the cancellation or change of dates of more than 1 lodge- $200 plus any fees incurred from lodges due to cancellations or new bookings

Itinerary Changes and Flexibility During the Tour
Global Family Adventures will make every effort to operate our tours as advertised.  Travelers should be flexible as situations may arise, either voluntarily or involuntarily, that necessitate changes to the itinerary. On these occasions Global Family Adventures reserves the right to alter the itinerary or change properties as deemed necessary.  Any net savings realized by such changes will be refunded to affected passengers and any additional costs over the original cost of the tour will be borne by Global Family Adventures.

Limitation of Liability
Global Family Adventures LLC is a Minnesota limited liablility corporation based in Duluth Minnesota.  Global Family Adventures LLC purchases transportation, hotel accommodations, restaurant and other services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control.  Global Family Adventures CANNOT, THEREFORE, BE LIABLE FOR DEATH, PERSONAL INJURY OR ANY OTHER LOSS that may occur due to any act or omission of any such supplier and/or by reason of any other event over which it has no control.  Payment of tour cost constitutes your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set forth herein and in more specific passenger tour documentation.

Cancellation and Transfer Fees
Regardless of the reason, cancellations and transfers from one tour to another result in costly charges from our suppliers.  Therefore, the following fees apply.  In fairness to others, we cannot make exceptions.  These fees apply whether or not a person transfers to another tour departure.  Time of cancellation will be when notice is received in our Duluth office.

90 Days or More Before Departure – $500
89-45 Days Before Departure – 50% of tour cost
44-20 Days Before Departure – 75% of tour cost
19- 0 Days Before Departure – 100% of tour cost

Travel insurance is recommended.

Claims and Refunds – Except for verifiable extenuating circumstances, refunds are not made for any missed tour services.  For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 30 days of termination of the tour and be accompanied by supporting documentation.  Any adjustment considered will be based on the actual costs of the services involved.  Adjustments will not be made for unused sightseeing trips or meals.