Terms & conditions
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
We do not accept reservations by phone or any other manner. All bookings require the applicant to send us a copy or photo of the photo page of the same passport which will be used for travel on the tour. We reserve the right to decline any tour or booking info to those persons who fail to identify themselves.
A deposit is required to make any booking valid. Amount and mode of payment will be send by e-mail. Birdtours2Asia will send you confirmation of payment by e-mail.
Quite uniquely amongst birding tour companies, for tours or guided trips in Philippines, Thailand and Taiwan, will we not demand you to pay amount due months in advance. We offer you the option to pay the balance at any time before the start of the tour. For tours to Borneo and Indonesia full payment is required 3 months in advance.
-Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand ; We don’t require full payment any time before the start of the tour or guided trip which means we do not have cancellations charges except for the deposit which is not refundable.
-Borneo and Indonesia ;
Cancellation up to 90 days before; Same conditions as for Phil, Taiwan, Thai.
Cancellation 90 - 30 days before ; at our sole discretion, you will get a refund for costs we may be able to recover such as for food or park entrance fees
Cancellation 30 - 0 days before ; no refund
-In the unfortunate case in which Birdtours2Asia has to cancel a tour due to illness or any other serious reason, any payment will be refunded in full.
All tour participants must have comprehensive travel insurance, which at least will cover any medical cost, repatriation and accident.
It is also most advisable to have sufficient cover for the loss of any expensive optics etc.
Neither Birdtours2Asia, nor the tour leader or any guides will accept any responsibility for whatever loss that might occur during a tour.
Passport & Visa
It is the participants sole responsibility to be in the possession of a valid passport and a visa where necessary. Your passport should be valid for at least another 6 months beyond the end of your tour, as well as to have sufficient blank pages for entry stamps.
Health & Vaccinations
It is the participants absolute responsibility to get all necessary vaccinations and medication before the start of any tour. Costs arising from the failure to seek the most up to date medical advise are at the expense of participants.
Please specify any health problem, special requirements or physical limitations you might have to us before the start of a tour which will enable us to be prepared in the case of an emergency.
It is essential to have insurance covering any health issues.
Our tours are carefully planned, but in certain circumstances, it might be advisable or even necessary to make changes to a tour. We reserve the right to change the itinerary, tour leader, transport, accommodation etc. when we decide it will have a positive effect on the outcome of the tour. We will always inform and discuss this with the participants. Should any tour alterations become necessary during a tour then we expect you to respect the professional and final decision of the tour leader.
Rooms might be limited at certain locations, bookings cancelled beyond our control... For whatever reason you might not get the desired room, the tour leader will reserve the right to find the best possible alternative for that specific night. A superior alternative will be at Birdtours2Asia’s expense, a pro rata refund will be given if the alternative does not qualify the original standard.
Birdtours2Asia does not sell international flights. We can however assist people to find the best flights available to get to the starting point of a tour. Tours that include domestic flights feature a higher deposit. Full airfares are included in this and have to be covered. We cannot give any credit for these.
Tour prices are displayed on our tour itinerary pages. However, to be ahead of significant exchange rate fluctuations, you may access our actual and fixed tour prices by clicking on the XE Currency Assistant directly below the approximate hard currency amounts displayed. The Currency Assistant will show you a pop-up window where the first fixed field will show the fixed tour price, the second field shows the set currencies used for the tour. Typically this will be the same currency (mostly local currency or USD) that is being used by us to cover most tour costs. Then, in the third field, you may check on the actual tour price in your preferred currency.
Anyone wishing to receive a fixed quote for a tour in any other currency than displayed by the Currency Assistant fixed fields, is welcome to inquire via email@example.com However, please note that it would be unfair to hold B2A responsible for any major currency crash. (The Euro seems vulnerable throughout.) This would mean even a 'hard currency' fixed quote may not be absolute and would need adjusted in case of major currency fluctuations. Only our local currency prices (THB, PHP, TWD, USD for Indonesia...) displayed by the XE Currency Assistant first field will always remain fixed.
For payments made in other currencies than those initially quoted, the daily exchange rate shown by the XE Currency Assistant on our home page applies. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you still may have about our tour costs.
We do believe in small group sizes. With Birdtours2Asia you’ll get a superior birding experience with the best possible chances for all group members to see those secretive bird species as well as to get the best possible personal attention. You won’t find easily while birding in a bigger group these features, that is, B2A does understand your needs!
In general we do keep the absolute maximum number of participants for any of our tours and guided trips to six. However costs for running tours in Indonesia seem to rise sharply by the year and to keep our prices competitive we will eventually have to allow a few extra participants to help share costs. In 2015 Sulawesi & Halmahera will go with 7 guests while Lesser Sundas stays with 6. For 2016 both Indonesia tours may get up to 8 participants maximum. All other tours will still have 6 guests only.
No additional costs
Birdtours2Asia aims to offer all-inclusive tour prices. Except for international flights, visa, insurance and items of a personal nature there should be no extra costs to join a tour.
With B2A, all drinks are included in most of our tour prices. This might include a local beer with dinner but if you need to celebrate our birds heavily, then it won’t quite stretch to that. In fact, it is unacceptable for any tour participant to become drunk, a nuisance for other group members, not be able to get up early... as a result of too much alcohol. The tour leader will reserve the right and given power to either stop a group member to drink or to send him/her home at their own expense in the case of alcohol abuse. Please note that our Indonesia tours feature high running costs and we do not include alcohol in Indonesia in order to keep our posted tour prices competitive.
All our tours are carefully planned and we will take responsibility for the quality of the tours offered to you. We cannot accept any liability however for any loss, damage or expense resulting form circumstances beyond our control.
Participants agree for their name to be mentioned in a tour report, should it be written and published on our website.
Thanks for your understanding!Birding2asia.com