terms and conditions
General Terms and Conditions of the Offroad Tour Operator
Offroad Local Guide and Director
These Terms and Conditions, together with the information set out in the brochures, preparation information and tour itineraries, form part of your contract with Albania Offroad Adventures.
Albania Offroad Adventures is an Offroad Tour Organization Company, registered in Albania with registration Number K86401801L, Located in Gramsh Albania
- BOOKING YOUR TOUR
- Booking can be done:
– On the https://aoa4x4exp.com/ website
– Calling Albania Offroad Adventures on 📞+355 69 30 87 714
– Emailing Albania Offroad Adventures via 📧firstname.lastname@example.org
Any deposit paid is non-returnable. The amount of deposit required is specified in the description of the product being booked on our website.
The booking is only complete once we have received the deposit and the booking form (either online, PDF or paper) is completed and received by us. Once completed the cancellation policy applies and we will send you a written acknowledgment of the booking and confirmation of the dates and any payment arrangements
If you are booking within eight weeks of departure then the full amount is due at time of booking. We may not be able to give immediate confirmation of your expedition but may need to call you back after contacting our suppliers.
(b) Special Requests
Special requests should be made at the time of booking and specified on the Booking Form. Every endeavor will be made to accommodate special requests, but we cannot guarantee that they will be, nor will Albania Offroad Adventures, be liable if special requests are not met.
(c) Correspondence and other communications
All correspondence will be sent to the first person named on the Booking Form using the first email address supplied on the booking form unless you specify otherwise
(d) Final Payment
The balance of any monies outstanding for a booking is due eight weeks before the departure date.
(e) Prices are for a vehicle with the Driver,
(other passengers pays an extra charge for Restaurants and Hotels)
Prices for passengers are variable as long as the hotels and restaurants are different, usually, the price for a passenger is between 210 € to 650 €,
-Example: 210 Euro is for the passenger for two nights in hotel breakfast included and 2 dinners, taxes and fees. (drinks are excluded)
And 650 Euro is for 10 nights in a hotel with breakfast and 10 diners in Restaurant- (drinks are excluded)
Hotels are with a double or single Bedroom, depending on your preference made on the booking form and availability at the accommodation used by Albania Offroad Adventures.
(f) Passengers who are under 16
If you have passengers who are under 16 then you must contact Ardent Off Road before making the booking to ensure you are satisfied that the trip is suitable. The decision on suitability is down to you, however, Albania Offroad Adventures also reserves the right to refuse bookings if we determine that the trip is unsuitable for any passengers under the age of 16.
- AMENDMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
(a) Amendments by you.
Albania Offroad Adventures will make every effort to help you if you wish to alter your arrangements. Requests for an amendment must be in writing and either posted to the Albania Offroad Adventures address on the website or sent using the email address.
An administration charge of €30 per person is made to amend your Booking once booked, plus any additional costs incurred by the change. Cancellation charges may also apply if changes occur within the designated period. (See table below.)
(b) Cancellation by you.
All cancellations must be advised in writing, signed by the signatory of the Booking Form and sent by post to Albania Offroad Adventures. Cancellations cannot be processed until the written confirmation is received and are effective on the day of receipt by Albania Offroad Adventures.
The following cancellation charges will be payable, depending on the number of days prior to departure when Albania Offroad Adventures received your notice of cancellation.
Days prior to departure date when written advice of cancellation received % of Product Price Payable
Greater than 57 days Deposit Forfeit
56 to 40 days prior 30%*
39 to 20 days prior 60%*
19 to 14 days prior 90%*
Less than 14 days 100%
(c) Amendments by Albania Offroad Adventures
Great care is taken to ensure that the descriptions, information and prices given in our brochures and any of the supplementary information are accurate at the time of publication.
Changes can occur, though, and Albania Offroad Adventures reserves the right to advise you of a change, including a change of price, before accepting your booking.
After a Booking Confirmation, Albania Offroad Adventures shall make every effort to ensure that the products are operated as advertised. In very rare circumstances, Albania Offroad Adventures may have to modify an event or an expedition before you depart. If the modification is significant (that is, if it is a change of destination or a change to alternative date) we will notify you as soon as possible. In this situation you may accept the modification or you may change your booking to another product.
If you choose another product, which is more expensive than the product already booked, you must pay the difference. If you choose another product which is cheaper, you will receive an appropriate refund.
If there is a minor modification before you depart (that is, any change not included in the definition of a significant modification set out above), Albania Offroad Adventures will try to notify you, although it is not obliged to do so, nor is it obliged to pay any compensation.
If Albania Offroad Adventures becomes unable to provide a significant proportion of your expedition after it has commenced, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra charge to you or, if this is not possible, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a prorated refund the proportion of the product not received.
This section – Amendments by Albania Offroad Adventures – does not apply in the case of force majeure. Force Majeure means unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond Albania Offroad Adventures control, the consequences of which neither Albania Offroad Adventures nor its suppliers or agents could reasonably be expected to avoid, including, but not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial dispute, technical problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions and level of water in rivers.
(d) Cancellation by Albania Offroad Adventures.
If you fail to pay the balance of the price for your chosen event or expedition at least six weeks before departure Albania Offroad Adventures will treat your booking as canceled and levy the cancellation charges set out in paragraph 2(b) above.
If Albania Offroad Adventures or any of its authorized representatives is obliged to cancel your expedition in any other circumstances before departure, for example if insufficient numbers book, Albania Offroad Adventures will use its best endeavors to ensure that you are offered alternative arrangements of a comparable standard or will ensure that you are given a full and prompt refund.
‘Insufficient numbers’ is defined as too few bookings being taken to make the Tour viable in the advertised form.
- YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
(a) Passports and Visas
Where relevant, general information concerning passport, visa and health requirements will be sent to you with the Booking Form. Please note, however, that such requirements are subject to change and you must check current requirements before departure.
It is your responsibility to obtain all documents required for your expedition. Albania Offroad Adventures cannot be liable if you fail to do so and you will be responsible for meeting any further costs incurred as a result of such failure. No exception will be made from cancellation charges effected as a result of cancellations due to incorrect passport or visa documentation.
(b) Travel insurance
You are responsible for arranging your own travel insurance, which should be a comprehensive policy and cover all risks. If you do not already have your own policy, we will be happy to assist you with obtaining suitable insurance cover. Details of your insurance cover must be detailed on the Booking Form or handed to the tour leaders at the meeting. We will require a photocopy of your insurance. We will not accept Bookings without suitable insurance cover that includes emergency air rescue/medical repatriation.
(c) Travel to and from product departure points
Costs to travel to and from Albania departure points and across other countries to departure points is not included as part of our itineraries unless specified.
(d) Currency fluctuations and guide prices
All prices and the detailed itineraries are quoted in Euro and include VAT where applicable.
For events taking place outside Albania, for which we may have paid local suppliers in their local currency, the Euro equivalent will have been based on the current rate of exchange. Prices are rounded to the nearest whole €. Rates of exchange may be subject to considerable fluctuation during the long validity of our programs.
In the event that any such fluctuation causes us to increase any of the quoted prices, we will inform you of such increases at the time of booking.
If any price increases become necessary between the time of booking and final payment then the following will occur:
If the price increase is 2% or less, we will absorb the increase and there will be no alteration to the price of your expedition.
If the price increase is more than 2% you will have the right to choose another product (subject to availability) which is at a more acceptable price or to accept a full refund, should you wish to do so.
(e) Authority on tour
By completing the booking form you agree to accept the authority and decisions of our staff, tour leaders, agents or suppliers during the expedition.
We reserve the right to expel people from a tour if they act in a manner which Albania Offroad Adventures staff, tour leaders, agents or suppliers feel threatens the atmosphere and safety of other clients.
(f) Acceptance of risk
Your booking is accepted on the condition that:
1. You are aware of that the product, in addition to the usual dangers and risk inherent with motor-sport activities, has certain additional dangers and risks including, but not limited to: physical exertion for which you may not be prepared, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change, remoteness from the normal medical services and evacuation difficulties if you are disabled.
2. You acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks associated with travelling and undertaking activities beyond the levels of safety at home or work, and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for your participation.
3. You acknowledge that the nature of this type of activity requires considerable flexibility and you must allow for alternatives. The outline itinerary provided for each expedition is only an indication of what each group may accomplish and does not form a contractual obligation on the part of Albania Offroad Adventures.
4. You understand that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities, accommodation and mode of transport may be subject to alteration without notice due to local circumstances or events, such as sickness, mechanical breakdown, flight/ferry cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, climate, blocked routes and other unpredictable or unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be given for services not utilized. Any additional costs such as flights, additional hotel accommodation, ground transportation or shipment, will be your responsibility and must be paid for directly at the time.
Activities associated with some products carry inherent risks and if you are participating in such activities you will take care about your expenses for each activities.
(g) Passengers under the age of 16
Passengers who travel with you and are under the age of 16 are your sole responsibility for the duration of the tour. You must make sure they are accompanied and are supervised at all times. Under no circumstances can your passengers under the age of 16 be left alone, in the care of other clients on the tour or with Albania Offroad Adventures staff.
- FERRIES AND OTHER SUPPLIERS
(a) Between you and the suppliers of the transport, accommodation and other components making up your event or expedition, the conditions of the Supplier will apply. These conditions may (where relevant) be subject to International Conventions, which may limit, and/or restrict the suppliers’ liability.
(b) Transport timings are provided by the carrier concerned and are subject to such matters as weather conditions, maintenance requirements, the ability of passengers to check in on time. Accordingly, the times of ferries at some locations are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed. Albania Offroad Adventures is not liable for any delay and cannot itself make any special arrangement in the event of a delay.
- IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
(a) All of the expeditions are hosted by a staff or employees of Albania Offroad Adventures, who are also trained and/or certificated off road instructors .
(b) If you are unhappy with any aspect of the arrangements while you are on an expedition, you should address your complaint immediately in the first instance to the Albania Offroad Adventures representative and, if appropriate, to the management of the hotel or other supplier whose services are involved, so that Albania Offroad Adventures will have an opportunity to correct the matter during your stay.
(c) Failure to immediately raise the complaint with the Albania Offroad Adventures representative will mean that any rights you may have will be reduced or even extinguished.
(d) If the problem cannot be resolved locally and you wish to complain, full details must be sent to Albania Offroad Adventures in writing by Registered Post to arrive within 30 days of your return from your event or expedition at Albania Offroad Adventures
This contract and any matters arising from it are governed by the laws of the Albania and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the Albanian Justice.
PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
Participants Name:______________(PLEASE PRINT) Email:_____________
Where did you travel from to get to this event?
In consideration of being allowed to participate in the Off-road Tour organized by Albania Offroad Adventures for the
Date ____|___| 2020, I the undersigned, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:
- The risk of injury from the activity of driving off-road is significant, including the potential risk for total losing control of my Personal Vehicle can occur heavy injury or death.
- I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERS and assume full responsibility for my participation.
- I willingly agree to comply with terms and conditions for participation, which includes the use of the Personal Vehicle.
If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation.
- By participating in or attending any activity in connection with this program, whether on or off the premises, I consent to the use of any photographs, pictures, film or videotape taken of me or provided by me for publicity, promotion, television, websites or any other use, and expressly waive any right of privacy, compensation, copyright or other ownership right connected to same.
- This agreement shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Albania.
- If any term or provision of this agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance shall, to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall not be affected thereby, and each term and provision of this agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
Participant’s Signature Date
FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF PARTICIPANT OF MINOR AGE (UNDER AGE 18 AT TIME OF REGISTRATION) This is to certify that
I, as parent/guardian with legal responsibility for this participant, do consent and agree to his/her release as provided above of all the Releasees, and, for myself, my heirs, assigns, and next of kin. I release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all liability incidents to my minor child’s involvement of participation in this Tour as provided above, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Parent/Guardian Name (PLEASE PRINT) Date
A COPY OF (PARTICIPANT RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT) will be printed and we give it to you in our meeting before we start the Tour.