Terms & Conditions
These are the terms under which we offer American Outlaws group travel packages. By registering and paying for a Package, you are entering into this Participant Agreement with us. Please read these terms carefully before making a payment for a Package. These terms may be supplemented by additional terms and conditions specific to your Package (“Supplemental Terms”). In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and the Supplemental Terms, the Supplemental Terms will apply.
American Outlaws Participant Agreement
American Outlaws, Inc. (“AO”) acts only as the trip sponsor and is not responsible for the acts or omissions of other parties. The trip described on the AO website (the “Website”) is provided by an independent tour operator named on the Website (the “Operator”). AO and the Operator are collectively referred to as “we” or “us.” The terms and conditions of this Participant Agreement apply to your Package and the program for the Package (the “Itinerary”).
Pricing and Inclusions. Quoted Package prices are per person, double occupancy except where indicated. Prices include programming, planning, handling and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs, and taxes in effect at the time of publication. We reserve the right to increase Package prices to cover increased costs, tariffs, taxes, and V.A.T. received after prices are published and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. We will not give a breakdown in the price of a Package or its parts. Modification of Package content size will not affect the published price.
Exclusions. Quoted Package prices exclude: trip insurance; airfares between points on the Package; airfare, including airfare and other transportation to and from the Package (unless otherwise noted); costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas (unless otherwise noted); airport departure taxes (unless otherwise noted); excess baggage charges; gratuities to Package directors, drivers, and guides; meals other than those specified in the Itinerary; sightseeing not included in the Itinerary; and personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges, and optional activities (which are subject to availability).
Reservations and Payments. The Package price amount is listed on the Website. Full payment is required in order to confirm your booking. Upon receipt of full payment, we will send you confirmation of your booking. If a Package is already full, we will accept 50% deposits on a standby basis. If space becomes available, you will have the choice of joining the Package by paying in full or forfeiting the space in return for a refund of your deposit.
Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. Any questions about what travel insurance does or does not cover should be addressed directly to a travel insurance company. If you decline insurance coverage, you will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements, and you could lose your travel investment and/or have to pay more money to correct the situation.
Single Travelers. Package prices are based on double occupancy unless otherwise specified. Unless a preferred roommate is designated, single travelers will be assigned a roommate.
Cancellation by You. Payment for this Package is nonrefundable. Your decision not to participate on the Package due to State Department warnings, fear of travel, illness, or any other reason will be deemed a cancellation. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Package on the Package departure date and time, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Package, but you may join the Package late if you wish.
Passports and Visas. You are solely responsible for complying with passport and visa requirements. For U.S. travelers, international travel requires a passport valid six (6) months beyond your intended return travel date. In many cases, you will also need to have multiple consecutive blank visa pages within your passport (the number varies depending on the destination(s)). Many destinations also require that visas be obtained prior to travel. It is recommended that you check with the U.S. Department of State website for the latest passport and visa requirements.
Cancellation or Substitution by Us. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Itinerary as it has been published; however, the final Itinerary may vary due to availability and factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services such as hotels or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary.
We reserve the right to cancel any Package because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of our travelers or staff. If we cancel a Package, our liability is limited to a full refund of your payments to us and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances. If a Package in progress must be interrupted or cancelled, our liability shall be strictly limited to a refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Package.
Other Taxes and Fees. Some governments charge departure taxes and/or fees. These fees are the responsibility of each passenger traveling to the designated country and are not included in the Package price unless stated.
Baggage. We assume no responsibility for loss or damage to baggage in transit to and from a Package or while on a Package. We recommend purchasing a supplemental travel insurance package.
Children. Unless otherwise indicated in the Package description, all Package passengers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. However, some activities contained within an Itinerary may have a different age restriction than the overall minimum age requirement, in which case details will be provided at the time of booking. We reserve the right to marginally exceed the published maximum group size on family Packages to accommodate a family.
Suppliers Acts or Omissions. The Operator acts only as an independent contractor to supply or arrange for the travel services named in your Itinerary or otherwise to procure services or goods from third parties such as airlines, hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, guides, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants and providers of entertainment (the “Suppliers”). The Operator and AO assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission of any of the Suppliers.
Conduct During the Package. You are responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Package guide and the laws of the countries in your Itinerary during a Package. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Package if, in our sole discretion, your condition or behavior renders you unfit for the Package or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Package services or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Package. Should you decide for any reason not to participate in certain parts of the Package or use certain goods included in the Package, no refunds will be made for those unused portions of the Package or goods. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses, or liabilities arising out of (a) the actions or omissions of any minors traveling with you and (b) if you checked the box indicating that you are signing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions, your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to agree to this Participant Agreement on their behalf.
Limitation of Liability and Damages. In no event will we be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any special punitive, exemplary, direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, that arise out of or are in any way connected with the Package, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Travel Advisories and Warnings. It is your responsibility to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the U.S. State Department’s travel website at travel.state.gov.
Force Majeure: We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation that causes you to miss all or any portion of the Package, acts of God, acts of government, war, terrorist acts, riots, disaster, weather extremes, or strikes. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. You understand that health care standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating health conditions. For information concerning possible dangers at foreign destinations, we recommend contracting the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at (202) 647-5225 or www.travel.state.gov, and click on “Travel Warnings.” For medical information, we recommend contacting the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-TRIP or www.cdc.gov/travel.
Assumption of Risks and Release. If you participate in activities during your Package, certain risks and dangers may arise, including, but not limited to, the risk of accidents in remote places without access to medical facilities, transportation, or means of rapid evacuation and assistance; the hazards of traveling in unsafe or politically unstable areas or other unsafe conditions; the dangers of civil disturbances, war, extortion, kidnapping, and terrorist activities; dangers and risks inherent in activities in underdeveloped countries; and dangers of local law enforcement activity. You hereby expressly assume all of these risks and dangers, and you hereby expressly agree to forever release, discharge, and hold us and our agents, employees, officers, and directors, harmless against any and all liability, actions, causes of actions, suits, claims, and demands of any and every kind and nature whatsoever which you now have or which may hereafter arise out of or in connection with your Package or participation in any activities in which you participate.