International Group Tour

Introduction

What to Expect

  • Several Boat Daytrips to Exotic Islands
  • Canoeing Through Lagoons & Rivers
  • Kayaking Inside Caves
  • Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan Island (only if there is a full or half moon)
  • Nightlife in Phuket
  • Hiking to Viewpoints Which Offer Stunning Views
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  • Discovering Jungles/National Parks
  • Swimming Below Waterfalls
  • Snorkeling
  • Delicious Food on the Boat Tours
  • Rich Culture
  • And Much, Much More

Southern Thailand in 10 Days

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    International Group Tour

    Introduction

    What to Expect

    • Several Boat Daytrips to Exotic Islands
    • Canoeing Through Lagoons & Rivers
    • Kayaking Inside Caves
    • Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan Island (only if there is a full or half moon)
    • Nightlife in Phuket
    • Hiking to Viewpoints Which Offer Stunning Views
    • Discovering Jungles/National Parks
    • Swimming Below Waterfalls
    • Snorkeling
    • Delicious Food on the Boat Tours
    • Rich Culture
    • And Much, Much More

    SOUTHERN THAILAND IN 10 DAYS

    Day 1

    Day 1

    Our group tour starts in Phuket. This resort town is best used as a base from which to make daily excursions to Read morethe nearby islands. Tour members would be arriving at different times. Some may be jet lagged while others, not. Those of us who would arrive early enough and have some energy should be hanging out at the famous Patong Beach. The late evening is all about partying. Some of the most buzzing nightlife on earth can be found in Phuket, specifically on Bangla Road. Expect music, bars, clubs, promoters, dancers, food carts and even massage chairs all packed into one long pedestrian street.

    Day 2

    Day 2

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to the coastal province of Krabi (Ao Nang area). Specifically, we are to visit Read moreTub Island, Chicken Island, Poda Island and Pranang Cave. Krabi is noted for its limestone peaks, both on land and in the sea. Krabi’s limestone hills contain many caves, most having stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch and snorkeling are included in today’s tour.

    Day 3

    Day 3

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to the Similan Islands.

    This is a national park/archipelago consisting of 11 islands. The archipelago is famous for its Read moredive sites, enjoyed by snorkelers and scuba divers alike. These islands have typically two different kinds of diving, gently sloping coral reefs with sandy patches with the occasional boulder in-between and huge underwater granite boulders with numerous swim-throughs. Elephant Head Rock is arguably the most famous west side dive site with a maze of swim-throughs and the reputation for spin-cycle like currents running in every direction. Lunch and snorkeling are included in today’s tour.

    Please note that the Similan Islands daytrip from Phuket operates only November through April. If you are doing our group tour outside of this season, then the Similan Islands would be replaced with the Racha Islands. Ko Racha Yai and Ko Racha Noi are twin islands off the southeastern coast of Phuket. Known for their crystal clear blue waters, these islands have been an almost exclusive paradise for snorkelers and scuba divers for years.

    Day 4

    Day 4

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to the Phi Phi Islands.

    They feature beaches and Read moreclear water that have had their natural beauty protected by national park status. Tourism here exploded since the filming of the movie “The Beach.” Today, the Phi Phi Islands are one of Thailand’s most famous destinations. Lunch and snorkeling are included in today’s tour.

    Day 5

    Day 5

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to Phang Nga Bay.

    Limestone cliffs with caves, collapsed cave systems and archaeological sites are found in the bay. The most famous of the many islands is the so-called James Bond Island. It was featured in the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Canoeing through caves and lagoons are definitely a highlight on today’s tour.

    Day 6

    Day 6

    Let’s relocate to Khao Sok National Park.

    Beautiful sandstone and mudstone rocks rise about 300–600 meters above sea level. The park is traversed by Read morea limestone mountain range from north to south with a high point of 950 meters. Heavy rainfall and falling leaves led to the erosion of the limestone rocks and created the significant karst formations seen today. Included in today’s tour are lunch and a canoe safari along the Sok River.

    Day 7

    Day 7

    Before relocating to Koh Phangan Island, lets first explore Cheow Lan Lake (a.k.a. Rajjaprabha Dam Reservoir) by boat. Cheow Lan is inhabited by Read morea range of mammals such as tigers, elephants, tapirs and many monkey species. It is also said to be Thailand’s prettiest lake. Koh Phangan Island is world famous for its Full Moon, Half Moon and Black Moon, all-night parties located on Haad Rin Beach.

    Note that these parties do not have fixed dates.

    Day 10

    Day 8

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to Mu Ko Ang Thong National Park, which covers 42 islands.

    Most of the islands are close to each other, making a breathtaking Read morepanorama when sailing around the park. All the islands are of different sizes and shapes. Most of them are covered with tropical forests. Lunch, snorkeling and kayaking inside caves are included in today’s tour.

    Day 11

    Day 9

    Let’s make a daytrip via an organized boat tour to Ko Tao Island followed by Ko Nang Yuan Island.

    Ko Tao Island is well known for scuba diving and snorkeling. The most popular place for tourists is Read moreSairee on the west coast, which has a white sandy beach of 1.7 kilometers. Ko Tao is less developed than Koh Phangan but has become increasingly popular especially with the mid-20s backpacker crowd. Popular at Ko Tao is a beach resort called Ao Muong. One of the highlights at Ko Nang Yuan Island is hiking to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view. Lunch, snorkeling and the mountain hike at Ko Nang Yuan are included in today’s tour.

    Day 12

    Day 10

    Our tour ends this morning. We are to be taken to the pier in Koh Phangan so we can catch the 10-minute boat ride to Koh Samui Island. Upon arrival, we are to be taken via a 30-minute drive directly to the airport.

    Note that we can extend your tour for a day and show you Koh Samui Island. Abundant tourist resources, sandy beaches, coral reefs and coconut trees are present on this island. Koh Samui is also Read moreseasonally popular for its nightlife scene. You would be provided with a 6-hour tour. Attractions include the Big Buddha, Wat Khunaram Temple, the Mummified Monk, the Secret Waterfall, Lamai Beach and its famous rocks and not least, the viewpoint in Lad Koh. The seaside views from Lad Koh are spectacular. Otherwise, if you have more free time (and if I have vacancies), you could join me on my 12-day tour of northern and central Thailand.

    What Makes Our Tours Different From Our Competitors’?

    Unlike the big corporations which offer generic tours led by often-boring tour guides, this tour will be led by ME. I have led groups all around the world, having covered almost 80 countries so far. If you are looking for a passionate, exciting and definitely entertaining life coach who shows you Read morewhy our planet is awesome, you have found the right guy, at least this is what travelers on my tours tell me. I am also a book author, having written and published 35 travel guides at the time of writing.

    Why Use Charlie & Not a Different Travel Agent & Tour Guide?

    Culture, cuisine, festivals, breathtaking nature, adventure and more cuisine are what Charlie is all about. What he offers is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting, prepackaged deals and tours travel agencies sell, the majority of which leave you in complete boredom. Having visited nearly 600 destinations at the time of writing, few travel agents and tour guides have the experience Charlie does.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What’s Included in the Price?

    All lodging, internal transportation (including a domestic flight), breakfast, entry fees, local tour guides and lunch specifically on the boat excursions/daytrips

    What’s Not Included in the Price?

    Any flight other than from Phuket to Koh Samui Island, lunches (except those on the boat excursions/daytrips), dinners, alcohol, travel insurance, visas, scuba diving (optional, pay local companies directly) and rock climbing in the Ao Nang area/Railay as well as on Ko Tao Island (both optional, pay local companies directly)

    *Note that we would be happy to assist you in finding international airfare upon request.

    What Kind of Food Should I Expect on This Trip?

    Disregard the breathtaking landscape. Disregard the outdoor activities. Disregard the fun people and the nightlife. The very diverse cuisine alone is enough reason to visit Thailand and join our group tour. Cooking Thai cuisine is not common sense. Making the food look, smell and taste remarkable comes with years of practice. Popular food items include: stir-fry dishes such as Pad Kra Pao, Pad See Ew and Pad Thai, soups such as Massaman, Kuay Teow Moo Daeng and Tom Yum, spring rolls, an omelet called Kai Jeow, banana pancakes, mango sticky rice and Thai Iced Tea.

    At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?

    We wouldn’t choose places we would not have our own mothers stay at. We realize that staying at a substandard establishment can really damage the overall experience-and we make sure to avoid this at all costs. The establishments we choose all have air conditioning and private bathrooms and are as safe and clean as can be. Typically, we choose 4-star establishments. Why can’t we tell you the names of the establishments now? Our options may change based on the size of our group. It isn’t until we have the final count of tour members for this trip could we finalize all accommodation bookings. Once all finalized, we would let you know promptly via email.

    Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?

    Prices are based on two persons per room. If you wish to stay in the room with another tour member (such as a family member or friend), then you and this person both need to make a request by emailing us and letting us know. If you need to have your own room, then please let us know and email us as soon as possible. Note that we cannot guarantee these hotels would have vacancy. Also note there is an additional fee for a private room.

    What is the Size of the Group & Where is Everyone From?

    Although we welcome people from all around the world, our customers reside mostly in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada. As for the size of the group, usually it is between 12 and 25 persons.

    Are Kids Allowed on This Tour?

    You must be at least 18 years old to join our tour.

    Do I Get Any Free Time Away From the Group?

    Of course. For the most part, you can wonder off as long as you are back on the boat/bus by the agreed upon time. You also have a lot of free time typically after 6:00pm.

    What Happens If I Arrive Late?

    Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.

    Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?

    Generally speaking, you can opt-out, as long as we are given adequate notice.

    How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?

    We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. If you have any kind of disability, please let us know as soon as possible.

    What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?

    We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. We treat our members like ‘family members’, not just another head to count while doing the group tour.

    What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?

    To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.

    What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?

    In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of an unforeseen emergency, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.

    Are You Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?

    Absolutely I am licensed. I am a California born and bred resident and American citizen. My registration number is CST 2136740-70. My company is registered at PO Box 1578 Whittier, California 90609. Note: Travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also note: California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.

    How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?

    You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email gives details mostly about the hotels.

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      • You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date.
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      • Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund.
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      ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE: We are very determined to follow the itinerary exactly as advertised to you. Nonetheless, the world is full of surprises and we need to be flexible enough to work with unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances. We reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary at our sole discretion. Uncompleted portions of the tour itinerary are not eligible for any refund. An example is-but is not limited to-heavy rains.

      INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL/PASSPORTS AND VISAS: International travel is not without risk. By offering reservations for travel in international destinations, CharlieTheTraveler makes no representation, warranty or guarantee that travel to such areas is advisable or without risk or danger. While we may advise you regarding travel to a destination, it is your responsibility to be aware of travel warnings and advisories that are in effect as announced by the U.S. State Department. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, CharlieTheTraveler will not be liable for damages of losses that result from travel to the destination.

      You and any minors traveling with you must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date along with applicable visas. Some countries require that your passport have two to four blank visa/stamp pages. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. For information about passport requirements you can visits the State Department’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html. Any visa fee or related fees are not quoted in the tour price. You would need to make the purchase independently. All travelers, regardless of nationality, are responsible for ensuring they meet all foreign entry requirements, including any and all taxes/fee which may be imposed by local authorities. Please make sure any and all required travel documents are in order upon arrival. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete.

      For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. CharlieTheTraveler bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for you, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your vacation related to improper documentation or government decisions about entry.

      Disinsection of aircraft is permitted under international law in order to protect public health, agriculture and the environment. A number of countries that we organize trips to choose to do this by spraying the aircraft cabin with an aerosolized insecticide while passengers are on board. Our clients have rarely had any issues with this process but we note that while the Report of the Informal Consultation on Aircraft Disinsection sponsored by the World Health Organization (November 6-10, 1995) concluded that aircraft disinsection, if performed appropriately, would not present a risk to human health, the report also noted that some individuals may experience transient discomfort following aircraft disinsection by aerosol application. If you have concerns about this process or wish to know more, please ask us. For more information you can also visit the U.S. Department of transportation website at: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray.

      YOUR HEALTH: It is your responsibility to consult your physician for current recommendations on inoculations and other health precautions before you travel. It is also your responsibility to ensure you meet all health entry requirements and follow all medical guidance related to the trip. Our tours are very active. Any concerning health issues you may have need to be reported to us before making the tour booking. This includes food restrictions. We reserve the right to cancel your reservation if we think this is in the best interest of your health. In the event illness strikes you while on a tour, unfortunately no refund will be offered, for this reason you should obtain travel protection insurance. While physically active on a tour, drinking alcohol can be dangerous and is generally discouraged. Secondhand fumes also can be dangerous. Smoking while near the group is not permitted.

      It is essential that you advise us before booking if you do have any disability or pre-existing medical condition which may affect your trip, or if you have any special requirements as a result of any disability or medical condition (including any which affect the booking process) so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or in making the booking. Full details must be confirmed in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. We will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate requests, but cannot be responsible if ADA accommodations are not available. Any accommodations provided will be at the sole expense of the guest requiring the accommodation. Please note that accommodations outside of the USA may not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not have wheelchair accessibility.

      The tour guides and tour leaders are, unfortunately, unable to offer additional assistance to passengers with limited mobility and all such assistance will need to be provided by whoever the passenger is traveling with. Participants with disabilities must notify us in writing no later than the time of booking of status and of the identity of their non-discounted, paid travel companion who will be responsible for providing all necessary assistance. We may request that you provide a letter from your doctor confirming your fitness to travel.

      YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND CONDUCT: Each participant is expected to act responsibly and adhere to all behavior guidelines established by CharlieTheTraveler and our local ground-handlers. CharlieTheTraveler and our local suppliers reserve the right to expel you from a tour, at any time. Reasons for such a decision include-but are not limited to-a threat to yourself and/or to others, heavy intoxication and blatantly disrespecting others. You hereby wave and release any rights you may have to make a claim against CharlieTheTraveler for expelling you. You also understand and agree that if someone asserts a claim, demand and/or cause of action against you, you are hereby waiving and releasing any right to seek compensation, indemnity and/or defense from CharlieTheTraveler.

      When you book lodging through CharlieTheTraveler, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be paid direct at the time to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier. You must indemnify CharlieTheTraveler for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against CharlieTheTraveler. CharlieTheTraveler is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from the lodging establishment. You agree not to hold CharlieTheTraveler or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

      When you book activities (examples include-but are not limited to-quad-riding, zip-lining, paragliding, snorkeling and cooking) through CharlieTheTraveler, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be paid direct at the time to the company owner or manager or other supplier. You must indemnify CharlieTheTraveler for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against CharlieTheTraveler. CharlieTheTraveler is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a customer removed from a tour and/or activity. You agree not to hold CharlieTheTraveler or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions.

      Other important notes:

      • Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant.
      • Tardiness: Our tours are an exciting experience rather than a military drill. Nonetheless, if you are considerably late, then the group may need to leave without you. In this event, however, we would do our best to customize services just for you, such as by hiring a private vehicle at an additional cost.
      • Tipping: Tipping is appreciated but is not required. This includes-but is not limited to-bellboys, waiters/servers and local tours guides.
      • Staying in contact: You will need to have an activated phone with you while on the trip, in the event we accidentally lose each other.
      • Preparing you for departure: Via email, we will provide you with all kinds of travel tips to help prepare you for this trip, including suggesting a list of what to bring.

      Travel Protection: It is a requirement for all participants to secure adequate travel protection insurance. At a minimum such insurance must cover cancellations, medical expenses, evacuations, flight loss or delays and 24/7 assistance.

      CharlieTheTraveler is not an insurance broker and is not qualified to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of travel insurance plans. CharlieTheTraveler cannot evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured's existing insurance coverage. If you have any questions about your travel protection, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

      Failing to travel with adequate travel insurance could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without insurance, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which insurance coverage would otherwise have been available.

      Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. CharlieTheTraveler cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason.

      ASSUMPTION OF RISK: While CharlieTheTraveler does its best to prevent harm, it cannot in any way absolutely guarantee your safety. It is impossible to foresee everything that can possibly go wrong, especially situations that are unknown, unknowable, unanticipated and unforeseeable. Traveling, both abroad and even domestically, involves significant risks and hazards. Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travel by train, automobile, motor coach, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. Regardless just how great or unlikely the risks may be, you hereby agree to assume any and all hazards involved traveling on this tour.

      Injuries, illnesses, losses and general inconveniences can occur anywhere, at any time. In some of the destinations CharlieTheTraveler takes its tour members to, there is no ready assistance and/or medical care. CharlieTheTraveler does not provide any such assistance. If you have medical issues that put you at any risk in places we plan on visiting, then it is strongly recommended you prioritize your health over your travel ambitious and reconsider whether this trip is in your best interest.

      By agreeing to this contract, you hereby agree to waive and release any and all claims you could ever assert/bring against CharlieTheTraveler, regardless whether they are or are not listed in this agreement. Only some examples of a ‘claim’ are-but are not limited to-water, food and road/transportation safety, property damage, personal injury, death, theft, strikes, protests, political instability, civil unrest, war, sabotage, terrorism, actions by any law officials, emotional distress, outrage and natural disasters.

      By agreeing to this contract, you also hereby agree to waive and release any and all disputes you could ever assert/bring against CharlieTheTraveler, regardless whether they are or are not listed in this agreement. Examples of a ‘dispute’ include-but are not limited to-food quality, customer service, hotel room satisfaction, suggested activities not included in the tour and not least, daily sightseeing activities. Important to note, daily activities are subject to change without notice. One of the many reasons for such changes is because of weather forecast. Nonetheless, CharlieTheTraveler will do its best to still give the group a great experience.

      NON-RESPONSIBILITY: CharlieTheTraveler is an agency that is unique in the sense that it customizes trips in a way that is intended to be motivating, fun and inspirational. CharlieTheTraveler, and its employees, agents, and representatives use third party suppliers to arrange tours, transportation, sightseeing, lodging, and all other services related to this tour. CharlieTheTraveler is an independent contractor and is not an employee, agent, or representative of any of these suppliers. CharlieTheTraveler does not own, manage, operate, supervise, or control any transportation, vehicle, airplane, hotel or restaurants, or any other entity that supplies services related to your tour. CharlieTheTraveler is not affiliated with any other tour operator. All suppliers are independent contractors, and are not agents or employees or representatives of CharlieTheTraveler. All tickets, receipts, coupons, and vouchers are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by each supplier, and by accepting the coupons, vouchers, and tickets, or utilizing the services, all customers agree that neither CharlieTheTraveler, nor its employees, agents, or representatives are or may be liable for any loss, injury, or damage to any tour participant or their belongings, or otherwise, in connection with any service supplied or not supplied resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrence beyond the control of CharlieTheTraveler. CharlieTheTraveler assumes no responsibility or liability for any delay, change in schedule, loss, injury or damage or loss of any participant that may result from any act or omission on the part of others; and CharlieTheTraveler shall be relieved of any obligations under these terms and conditions in the event of any strike, labor dispute, act of God, or of government, fire, war, whether declared or not, terrorism, insurrection, riot, theft, pilferage, epidemic, illness, physical injury, quarantine, medical or customs or immigration regulation, delay, or cancellation. CharlieTheTraveler accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. CharlieTheTraveler reserves the right to refuse any participant or potential participant at its sole discretion. CharlieTheTraveler does not guarantee the quality, suitability, safety and/or ability of any third-party providers. You agree that the entire risk arising out of your use of third-party services, and any service or goods requested in connection therewith, remains solely with you, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law.

      PHOTOGRAPHY: You hereby give CharlieTheTraveler permission to film and/or photograph you for any reason, including for marketing and promotional purposes. You grant CharlieTheTraveler permission to do so and for it to use same for promotional or commercial use without payment of any compensation to participant. You also understand and agree that you cannot film and/or photograph any tour member and/or CharlieTheTraveler employee, agent and/or independent contractor without permission. Should a tour member film and/or photograph you without permission, you hereby agree to release any rights that you may have to make a claim against CharlieTheTraveler.

      CHOICE OF LAW: This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California. You hereby agree that the sole jurisdiction for any claims and/or disputes you may have with CharlieTheTraveler is in Greater Los Angeles. All guest claims must be submitted in writing and received by CharlieTheTraveler no later than sixty (60) days after the completion of the CharlieTheTraveler Tour. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.

      SEVERABILITY: If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

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      A copy of your passport is required for registering you with the hotels we choose for this trip.

      We need a copy of your flight information so we can pick you up from the airport.

      This agreement is valid indefinitely, or as long as the law permits.

      You certify that you are at least 18 years old. This agreement is valid indefinitely, or as long as the law permits.

      You have carefully read, fully understand and entirely agree to this terms and conditions and release and waiver agreement.

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