$2765 (based on 8 members)
$1380 (Single Supplement)
$500 (Estimated Internal Airfare)*
$140 (Tip Kitty)**
The cost of the expedition
includes photo shoots, sightseeing and transfer services as per the itinerary,
all accommodations, breakfast at hotels, some meals (Trichhur and barge), a licensed English-speaking guide in some areas, and a driver and ac vehicle for the duration of the travel. It does not include any expenses of personal nature, laundry or any beverages.
*We are scheduled to take two internal flights: a Delhi-Mumbai-Kozhikode flight, and a Kochi-Delhi flight. The cost of these flights is not included in the price of the photo-expedition, and are estimated to total around $500. Actual prices will be known closer to booking time.
** A tip kitty of $140 from each participant will be required to be paid separately to cover for gratuities, donations to temples, performers and dancers.
International flights to and from Delhi are not included, and must be arranged so that you arrive in India on February 19, 2009.
A deposit of $300 is required to secure a place on the Theyyams of Malabar
photo expedition. This down payment is fully refundable if notice is given
60 days prior to the departure date. The balance of the cost is due 60 days
prior to departure date.
Entry visas for India must be obtained directly by all participants from Indian consulates before departure. Entry visas are not granted at Delhi's airport.
The Travel Agent
Our land agent is Renaissance & Rezein India, a Delhi-based travel agent established in 1995.
A Note On Our Hotel Accommodations:
We shall be staying in both large and small hotels, some of which are luxury resorts and others that are more modest. All rooms will have private bathrooms. One night will be spent on a houseboat/rice barge(s). Rooms are cabin-sized but comfortable and also have en-suite bathrooms.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
I assume no responsibility for accidents or injury to individuals participating in
the Theyyams of Malabar photo expedition. You will be requested to read, accept and sign
an agreement which releases me from any responsibility of liability in the event
of any of the situations mentioned below.
I also assume no responsibility if a traveler is refused entry into a country
for any reason. It is the traveler's sole responsibility to ensure all travel
documents are valid and effective. A passport, valid for six months after
the intended date of return is required in many cases for travel overseas.
Some countries may require visas for US or non-US citizens. Please check with
the corresponding consulates prior to leaving. This is the traveler's responsibility.
I cannot assume any liability whatsoever for injury, sickness, damage, death, loss, accident
or delay to person or property due to an act of negligence of or default of any
travel agent, hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, airline, or person rendering
any of the services included in Theyyams of Malabar photo expedition,
or by act of
God, act of war or terrorism. Further, no responsibilities are accepted for any
damage, changes or delays due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes,
machinery breakdown, quarantine, government restraints, weather or other causes
beyond my personal control. No responsibility is accepted for any additional
expense, omissions and schedule changes, forced stopovers, rerouting or acts
of any governments or authority. I reserve the right to decline or accept any
person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour without notice.
It is also the responsibility of the traveler to keep informed on deposit and
payment date requirements. It is highly recommended that all individuals obtain
adequate travel insurance.