champion terms of participation

Terms of Participation

 

By transferring funds to my account (in case of a paid trip), or by meeting me at the agreed meeting point and time of the trip (in case of a free trip), you agree to the following terms of participation:

 

1. Itinerary

This is an off-the-beaten-track adventure. The itinerary serves as a guide only and may change due to weather conditions or other circumstances beyond my control.

 

2. Off-the-beaten-track – do it at your own risk:

This is an off-the-beaten-track adventure and you hereby acknowledge that standards of safety, sanitation, road driving habits, etc. cannot be expected to be at the same level as they are at home, and that you will bear all risks associated with this.

 

3. Activities – do it at your own risk:

You also acknowledge that you partake in any activities offered on this trip fully at your own risk (e.g., surfing, hiking, rafting, boating, …). You must use your own good judgement as to whether you are physically able and fit to perform an activity.

 

4. Liability waiver and indemnification:

You understand that during the course of the trip certain events may occur, including, but not limited to, accident (e.g. physical injury) or illness (e.g. food poisoning), theft, damage to luggage, political instability and the forces of nature. You agree to assume all risks associated with the trip and indemnify myself as well as my host Travel Agency against all claims and disputes arising from your participation.

 

5. Age:

You must be at least 18 years of age to join my trip.

 

6. Travelling with minors:

It is ok for you to be accompanied by a minor, but it will be your sole responsibility to look after the child’s wellbeing and safety. You will need to apply good judgement beforehand as to whether the child has the physical endurance and mental maturity to complete the trip. If the child is not able to follow through with the trip and we have to continue without you, we cannot issue a refund or be liable for any damages caused.

 

7. Start time:

Our trip will start on time. As we have to make sure the group as a whole has an enjoyable experience, we can’t wait if you are late. I cannot issue a refund or be liable for damages caused in that case.

 

8. Immigration requirements:

It is your responsibility to find out about and fulfill your immigration requirements with regard to your nationality (i.e. visas, permits, etc.). Requirements include but are not limited to:

- Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of return

- Vaccinations

If you can’t join the trip due to incomplete immigration documents, I cannot issue a refund or be liable for damages caused.

 

9. Respect among cultures:

My trips also serve to promote understanding and respect among cultures. By joining my adventure, you agree that you will be respectful of the culture in our destination country and that you will adhere to the destination country’s laws at all times. Should I become aware that you do not adhere to the country’s laws or act in a disrespectful manner towards its citizens or culture, I will have to remove you from the adventure at your expense and you agree that I will not be liable for damages caused from this.

 

10. Protecting the environment:

Travelling can harm the environment. You agree that during our trip together, you will strive to minimize negative environmental impact. Should I become aware that you behave recklessly towards our environment during our trip (e.g. dumping your trash in nature, heavily overusing plastic bags, wasting water in a country plagued by draught, …), I will have to remove you from the adventure at your expense and you agree that I will not be liable for damages caused from this.

 

11. Change of Host or date:

If I cannot make the trip for any unforeseen reason such as sickness, I will do my best to find another trustworthy Host for you. Otherwise I will postpone the trip. Should I not find a suitable Host, or should the new date does not suit you, you will be issued a full refund.

 

12. Travel insurance requirement:

You must purchase travel insurance for your trip with me. A good travel insurance covers you against lost or stolen luggage, trip delay, insolvency of travel agencies, medical coverage, and medical evacuation.