When you have finalized your plans, please read the terms and conditions below as your booking is subject to these Terms and Conditions. A contract is formed once your signed Booking Form and deposit is received by Indus Travels and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until slated in writing by Indus Travels Inc.
A deposit of 25% of the tour price per person is required within seven (7) calendar days of issuance by us to you of an invoice. The balance of the cost must be paid (and received in Indus Travels office) 45 days prior to the first day of the tour. If the final balance is not received on time, Indus Travels reserves the right to tear the booking as cancellation by you. If the booking is cancelled by you in this manner, your deposit shall be treated as a cancellation charge to cover Indus Travels' costs. If you book the tour within 45 days prior to the start of the tour, the full amount must be paid when the booking is confirmed.
Changes By You
If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed a booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you'll be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements, any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.
Cancellation By You
You may cancel your booking at any time prior to commencement of the tour by notifying us in writing, which must be signed by the person that signed the Booking Form. If you cancel on or before 30 days the first day of the tour, we'll retain your deposit to cover our costs. In addition, if the cancellation notification is received less than 30 days prior to the first day of the tour, additional cancellation charges shall be as follows:
Amount of cancellation charges
29-15 Days before arrival - 40%
14 - 7 Days before arrival - 60%
Less than 7 Days before arrival - 100%*
(* Cancellation conditions for Maldives may differ)
If your Booking Form reflects any items as being Non-refundable, the refunds will be modified from the aforesaid schedule to reflect the entire non refundable item. No allowance or refund can be given for meals, rooms, excursions or other part of the tour that are not utilized by you when these are included in the price of the tour and no allowance or refund can be given due to lost, misplaced or destroyed travel tickets or vouchers. There are no exceptions of any kind (including medical exceptions) to these policies.
Cancellation By Us & Major Changes
Indus Travels reserve the right to cancel the tour and/or to make changes to the travel arrangements. Such cancellations and/or changes are sometimes necessary due to circumstances beyond our control. If your tour is cancelled, we will notify you in writing at the earliest possible date and will refund all amounts you have paid to us. OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH A CASE IS LIMITED TO A RETURN TO YOU OF ANY AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID US. If we make major changes prior to your departure, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund. If a major change is made we will notify you at the earliest possible date and may cancel the tour in writing up to the date of the commencement of the tour. If you do not notify us in writing of a cancellation, then you shall have accepted the changes.
Alterations To The Tour
Occasionally non major changes may be made to your travel arrangements which we reserve the right to do at any time and we will advice you at the earliest possible date. These changes may be the result of force major or similar reasons beyond our control, delays in departure, weather conditions, over bookings or closer of a hotel, strikes, riots, decisions by state government or tourist organizations, altering the itinerary, the duration of time spent at a location or even omitting a destination or part of the itinerary due to the local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements, if possible, but if not, will make an appropriate refund to you commensurate with the nature of the change.
All prices are based on US dollars. Once your booking is accepted by us, we will not make any changes to your price after you have paid the final balance. Prior to the time you pay the final balance, we may revise the tour solely due to increased transportation costs, including costs of fuel. No such revisions shall amount to more than 10% of the tour price. If you do not wish to accept the changes, you'll be entitled to cancel the tour with a full refund of all amounts you have paid us. OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH A CASE IS LIMITED TO A RETURN TO YOU OF ANY AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO US.