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THAILAND, ANDAMAN SEA ITINERARY

Similan Islands and Richelieu Rock

THAILAND 2013 ITINERARY 1

 TOUR PRICE PER PERSON SHARING:  Starting from R19, 550 (Incl. Flights)

Single Supplement Rates Available on Request

Room Upgrades Available on Request

All pricing is subject to change. Terms and Conditions apply.

          Price Includes:

·         Return international airfares between Johannesburg and Phuket

·         Meet and assist at the airport and transfers to and from the liveaboard

·         4 Days/4 nights’ accommodation onboard a traditional liveaboard on a full board basis including tea/coffee/soft drinks/snacks

·         4 Days/3 nights’ accommodation in a boutique hotel centrally located and near the beach in Phuket, on a bed and breakfast basis

·         All diving onboard the liveaboard including 12ltr aluminium cylinders and weights

·         Dive guide

·         Donald Duck Island visit

·         All diving onboard the Pawara including tanks, weights and a dive guide

·         All transfers

·         All rates quoted are subject to change without notice due to unscheduled airline/airport tax increases and currency fluctuations.

 

Price Excludes:

·         Airport taxes

·         Lunches, dinners and drinks on land

·         All alcoholic beverages

·         Items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, tips, etc.)

·         Additional activities in and around the islands while visiting the islands

·         Scuba diving gear

·         Marine park fee of plus/minus $70 take the money with and pay as and when requested as this fee might be less.

·         Airport taxes of plus/minus R4, 500 subject to change prior to the issuing of the airline tickets

·         All tips to dive staff onboard the liveaboard of plus/minus US$70 per guest payable in cash on board the liveaboard on the last day

·        Spending money

·        All alcoholic beverages

THAILAND 2013 ITINERARY 2 

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 1 - OVERNIGHT FLIGHT

Check-in at Johannesburg International Airport for Overnight flight to Phuket (approximately 11 hour flight)

Day 2 - CHECK IN ONBOARD THE LIVEABOARD

Transfers at the pier for check-in and board onto the liveaboard for dinner while cruising to the Similan Islands

Day 3 – DIVE THE SIMILAN ISLANDS

07h30 - Dive 1 - Similan Island

11h00 - Dive 2 - Similan Island

14h00 - Dive 3 - Similan Island

19h00 - Dive 4 - Similan Island

OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE LIVEABOARD

Day 4 – DIVE KOH BON AREA

07h30 - Dive 5 – Koh Bon

11h00 - Dive 6 – Koh Bon 

14h00 - Dive 7 – Koh Tachai

19h00 - Dive 8 – Surin Island

OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE LIVEABOARD

Day 5 – DIVE RICHELIEU ROCK

07h30 - Dive 9 – Richelieu

11h00 - Dive 10 – Richelieu

14h00 - Dive11 – Koh Tachai

19h00 - Dive 12– Similan

OVERNIGHT ONBOARD THE LIVEABOARD

Day 6 – LAST BIT OF DIVING AND TRANSFER TO LAND ARRANGEMENT

07h30 – Dive 13 – Similan Island

11h00 – Dive 14 – Similan Island

14h00 – Disembarkation at Patong Beach, transfer to the hotel

THAILAND 2013 ITINERARY 3 

Day 7 -  LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND SHOPPING IN PHUKET

After breakfast spend day in Phuket shopping or take a tour to the Buddhist Temple

Day 8 – LAST NIGHT IN PHUKET

Visit all the Thai shows in Phuket or try a round of golf

Day 9 – TIME TO HEAD HOME

Depart Phuket to airport and flight back to Johannesburg

Day 10 – ARRIVE AT OR TAMBO

Arrive at OR Tambo international airport

THAILAND 2013 ITINERARY 4

TOUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please take note of the following contract between you and C-Quest Diving Safaris as put below in our tour booking Terms & Conditions:

“The Organising Agents” and “the Company” shall for the purpose of the tour mean (Foreign Office / Tour Operator - Package Specific) in association with C-QUEST DIVING SAFARIS and all personnel, agents and parties acting on their behalf.  “The Customer” shall mean the person(s) making payment on behalf of any passenger, or any passenger taking part in the tour.  It is AGREED that the Organising Agents of the tour shall adhere to the following:

1.RESERVATIONS / DEPOSITS

On confirmation of a booking, a non-refundable deposit of a minimum of 25% of the total tour price is to be paid to C-Quest Diving Safaris within 72 hours – 7 days of making the reservation (dependant on supplier).  The balance of the tour price must be paid no later than sixty days prior to departure unless otherwise specified.  If the booking is made within sixty days of departure, the total cost of the travel arrangements must be paid in full at the time of the booking.  C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to cancel any reservation for which the total price has not been received / paid by the due date.   C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to adjust prices in accordance to fare increases in airfares, fuel prices, hotel rates, seasonal adjustments and currency fluctuations after such date.  International bookings / enquiries must be made a minimum of 72 hours prior to the client’s departure/arrival/collection of a vehicle.

Payment of the full contract price shall be paid as reflected on the invoice which follows acceptance of the quote.

Hotel accommodation is quoted per person sharing and the single supplement will apply to single rooms.

2.METHODS OF PAYMENT

All payments must be made in cash or via electronic transfer to our bank account (details on the invoice) – regret that no credit card payments is accepted;

3.AMENDMENTS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will endeavour to assist you to make a change to reservations wherever possible. C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to charge an amendment fee of R200.00 per person for each amendment made to confirmed reservations in addition to any cancellation fees that may be applicable.

4.CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation taking place sixty (60) days or less prior to departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the cost of Tour Price.  Should the Customer find another Customer to take his place, any monetary considerations must be settled between the two Customers, including the cost of re-issuing airline ticket(s) with new passenger names.

In the event of the Company cancelling the Tour, which it shall be entitled to do at any time before the scheduled departure date, the amount paid by the Customer on account of the Contract price shall be refunded to the Customer.

Should the Customer, or any one or more of the passenger(s) for whom he has booked the Tour wish to cancel the Tour, whatever the reason for such cancellation, the Company must be advised thereof in writing under the signature of the Customer sixty (60) days prior to departure.  Cancellation fees shall be levied as follows:

The 25% booking deposit is without exception non-refundable.  Balance of payment, together with the completed Booking Form which will be supplied with the trip invoice, is required no less than 60 days prior to departure.  Cancellation within 60 days of departure will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Payment and cancellation details for the flights might differ, depending on the conditions of the carrier.

The following cancellation fees will apply:

8 weeks prior to departure:                               25% of total tour price
6 weeks prior to departure:                                100% of total tour price

In accordance with standard procedures adopted by tour operators’ world-wide, these conditions will be strictly adhered to.

5.TRAVEL INSURANCE & LIABILITY

We strongly recommend that all passengers take out travel insurance covering personal accident, medical expenses, curtailments, illness, baggage and loss of deposit through cancellation and/or default of the principle service providers.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held liable should the traveller fail to take out adequate insurance cover.

C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot hold themselves responsible for the obtaining of refunds on lost or unused transportation tickets, although every effort will be made to claim settlement on behalf of passengers;

C-Quest Diving Safaris advises that each passenger agrees that he, his heirs, executors, administrators and/or assigns shall indemnify the Organising Agents, its servants and agents from and against all claims for damages from any cause whatsoever to any person who may make a claim against the Organising Agents or any of them, whatever loss or damage to property in custody of the passengers or arising out of injury to, or the death of any passenger, whether or not such claim is based on the negligence of the Organising Agents or any subcontractors of the Organising Agents;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to cancel or abandon any tour, in such event, any monies paid will be refunded, less any expenses, disbursements or other commitments incurred on behalf of the passenger/s and in such event no further or other liability whatsoever will be accepted by the Organising Agents or any subcontractors of the Organising Agents. The right is further reserved to modify the tour in any way the Organising Agent may deem advisable;

C-Quest Diving Safaris’ overseas agents, operators of the tours, and the co-operation agents, act only in the capacity of agents for the passenger in all matters pertaining to hotel accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by railroad, motorbus, car, steamship, motor yacht, airplane, or any other means and as such hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned from any cause whatsoever.  They will not be responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late train or plane arrivals or departures, or by any change of schedule or other conditions, nor will they be responsible for the loss or damage to baggage, or any other article belonging to the passenger. The right is also reserved to decline to accept any person as a member of these trips at any time.  It may at times become necessary to make changes or substitutions due to unforeseen circumstances;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right in the event they do not receive sufficient support either to cancel the tour or raise the price accordingly;

The Customer acknowledges that the Tour booked and all Tour arrangements are made subject to the respect of any loss, damage, injury, death, accident, delay and inconvenience to any person or his luggage or their personal property wherever and howsoever the same shall occur and the Customer hereby releases the Company, its servants and agents from all such liability to the Customer and/or the Customer’s dependents and/or to other persons on whose behalf the Customer may have booked the Tour by signing the Tour Booking Conditions and the Customer hereby indemnifies the Company, its servants and agents against any claims made by his dependents and/or such other persons.

6.TOUR PRICES

All tour prices are based on the airfares, rates and rate-of-exchange applicable at the time, the introduction of special levies or land arrangements that quotations are provided and are not always stable.  All tour/travel prices are therefore subject to change without prior notice.  C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to adjust tour prices at the time of the booking in accordance with an increase in airfares, fuel price, hotel rates/currency fluctuations.

C-Quest Diving Safaris therefore reserves the right to amend the tour cost at any time should any revaluation or devaluation occur in the South African Rand, British Pound Sterling, United States Dollar, or any other currency involved prior to the date of travel;

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserves the right to increase or decrease the tour cost should there be an increase or decrease in the number of days to the tour.  In addition, if there is an unscheduled extension or reduction of the tour for whatever reason, all expenses, for example, hotel accommodation, cancellation fees and the like will be for the participants account;

7.DOCUMENTATION

Documentation is only prepared on receipt of full and final payment.   It is the personal responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they are in the possession of the correct documentation prior to departure and all information contained therein is correct.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not accept responsibility for any consequences arising from the passenger failing to ensure that he/she has complied with the necessary health/passport/visa requirements.

8.PASSPORTS / VISAS / VACCINATIONS / INOCULATIONS

The responsibility to obtain correct, current and valid passports, visas, vaccinations, inoculations and re-entry permits where required is the responsibility of the passenger/client alone.  C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the passenger/client failing to ensure the he/she has complied with such requirements.  The passenger/client is responsible to ensure that they have the correct documents from Home Affairs.

9.RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY

C-Quest Diving Safaris acts as an agent only for domestic and international ground operators and airlines and accepts no liability whatsoever for loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or any other irregularity howsoever arising.  C-Quest Diving Safaris makes every effort to ensure that all the arrangements and services connected with a passenger’s itinerary will be carried out as specified and/or in the most efficient and effective way possible.  We do not however have control over the provision of services by suppliers and cannot accept responsibility or liability for error and omissions of such suppliers.  Please be advised that hotels undergo renovations from time to time.  Hotels do all possible to limit disruption to their guests. We will not entertain complaints or requests for refunds, if a hotel is carrying out renovations whilst a guest is a resident.

C-Quest Diving Safaris shall be entitled to make any arrangements for the issue of any ticket or coupon for transportation or for conveyance or any accommodation as they in their discretion may think advisable.

The final decision on the selection of dive sites is at the discretion of the Divemaster and all dive sites listed (if listed) are subject to weather conditions permitting;

Divers require a minimum of a worldwide recognised Open Water dive qualification to take part in the tours i.e. PADI, NAUI, CMAS, SSI, ASA.  The diver’s qualification level will determine the dive restrictions i.e. depth, location and specialty diving.

C-Quest Diving Safaris shall not be liable, under any circumstances whatever and wherever in contract or delict for any damage, injury, death, loss, delay or inconvenience of any sort whatsoever which shall be caused to any passenger whilst on any tour or journey or while a temporary resident in any foreign country as a result of any arrangement made by the Organising Agents or any alleged failure by the Organising Agents to make satisfactory or any arrangements and whether caused through the act or default of any of the servants, agents or sub-contractors of the Organising Agents.

C-Quest Diving Safaris reserve the right, in the event of any participant causing annoyance, disturbance or damage, or acting in such a manner as to be detrimental to the operation or good order of the tour, to require such participant forthwith to leave the tour.  In such case refunds (if any) will only be made at the discretion of the Organising Agents.

The airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time passengers are not on-board the aircraft.  The ticket in use by the airline when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the name of the passenger appearing on the ticket, regardless of who purchased the airline ticket.  The airlines are solely responsible for all flying safety and insurance requirements and the flights are subject to the approval of the Department of Civil Aviation.

No liability on the part of the Organising Agents arising in any way out of this contract in respect of any tour, holiday, excursion or facility shall exceed the total amount paid or agreed to be paid for the Tour or holiday and shall in no case include any consequential loss or additional expense whatsoever.

It may happen that due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control it will be necessary for the Company to, and in such circumstances the Company shall be entitled to, change some of the aspects of the Tour, for example, timings, routes, motor yachts, hotels and the like.  If the Company is obliged to make any such changes these will be kept to a minimum and the Customer will be advised of these changes at the earliest convenience.

10.DELAYS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be responsible for any delays prior to departure nor during the course of travel whether brought about by technical difficulties, strikes, weather conditions or any other circumstances whatsoever, whether foreseen or unforeseen.  Any expenses relating to these unscheduled extensions (e.g. hotels, meals, airfares, telephone calls, etc) will be for the passengers account.

11.REFUNDS

No refunds will be made for no-shows (not arriving for scheduled flights or reservations), unused/reduced car rentals or unused services, attractions and entrances.  Other refunds may take up to 12 weeks to process although this time frame cannot be guaranteed.  Refunds will only be made once payment has been received by the supplier.

C-Quest Diving Safaris advises that their couriers or representatives have no authority or permission to refund any monies paid or to give any right to claim a refund from the Organising Agents.

12.BILLBACKS

Car hire bill-backs are not authorised.  No hotel bill-backs are authorised. Bill- cks are only authorised if a lodge card is in place

13.DIVE MEDICATIONS

C-Quest Diving Safaris will not be held accountable for any side effects as a result of self-medication during dive tours.

C-Quest Diving Safaris is not authorised to give any medical advice with regards to prescription medication or any medical treatment / therapies regarding diving.  Any medication must be prescribed by a registered medical practitioner.

C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot be held accountable for any sea sickness /motion sickness experienced during a scuba tour.

14.GENERAL INFORMAITON

•     A baggage allowance of 20kg per person is permitted on domestic and international flights (unless otherwise specified).  Please ensure you check your luggage restrictions prior to departure.

•     Passengers are reminded that they are responsible for reconfirmation of their flights more than 72  hours prior to departure.  Failure to do so may result in cancellation of a flight reservation by the airline.

•     C-Quest Diving Safaris cannot be held responsible for any charges that may appear on a client’s credit card, nor have the responsibility for having any of these charges reversed or corrected upon the passengers return to South Africa.

•     For passengers travelling internationally and intend on driving a rental car, they should obtain an   international driving permit from their local AA office. Clients are to ensure that they are in possession of their local driving license as it will be required to be produced at the car rental check in counter.

•     Please note that special terms and conditions apply at hotels during Trade Fair periods.

•     Car hire reservations are only available if the client is in possession of a valid embossed credit card. A credit card is required for fuel deposit and all extras when collecting the vehicle from the car hire counter.

•     C-Quest Diving Safaris will endeavour to advise you of all mandatory taxes, which you must pay prior to departure. However, some countries charge departure taxes that can only be paid locally. We therefore recommend that you retain sufficient local currency to meet such charges.

•     Whilst every effort is taken to ensure that our pricing is correct, rates quoted are subject to change without notice.

 

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PRINT FULL NAME OF PERSON MAKING THE BOOKING ON BEHALF OF ALL PERSONS LISTED BELOW               SIGNATURE 

 

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PLEASE FORWARD THE INITIALED AND SIGNED TOUR BOOKING CONDITIONS AS WELL AS THE PASSENGER LIST ON THE NEXT PAGE TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR INVOICE AS BOOKING CONFIRMATION FOR THIS TOUR. SHOULD YOU SIGN FOR MORE THAN 4 PASSENGERS, PLEASE PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF THE ADDITIONAL PASSENGERS IN THE SAME FORMAT.

 

PASSENGER #1 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   

PASSENGER #2 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

PASSENGER #3 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

PASSENGER #4 (Please write clearly and EXACTLY as per passport)

TITLE

FIRST NAME

MIDDLE NAME(S)

SURNAME

PASSPORT NUMBER

EXPIRY DATE (YYYY/MM/DD)

DATE OF BIRTH (YYYY/MM/DD)

DO YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE?

DO YOU REQUIRE A QUOTE FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE?

NAME OF PERSON WHOM YOU ARE SHARING A ROOM WITH

YES:

 

NO:

 

YES:

 

NO:

   
                   

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