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IVA ( I Visit Albania ) accepts bookings subject to the following conditions. Except where expressly stated, these conditions only apply to tour arrangements booked by you with us and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these conditions to “tour”, “booking”, “contract” or “arrangements” mean such tour arrangements unless otherwise stated. Please note: the information appearing in the section headed “Information About Our Tours” in our brochure or in these or any comparable sections and any other relevant information on our website also form part of your contract with us. References in these conditions to such sections include the comparable sections or information on our website. These General Terms and travel regulations are a component part of the Agreement, in other words the voucher, between and the travel contractor (hereinafter: the Traveller). These General Terms and Conditions define the conditions with which the Agency enters into a contract with the reservation holder, which differ in terms of legal liability. For reservations, where the Agency offers additional services, other than accommodation contractually performs as an organizer, while in all other cases the Agency acts as an intermediary (for accommodation sales). All the information and terms in the program and these General Terms are binding for both the Agency and the Traveller. This page sets out the terms on which you use may this website www.IVA.com. Use of our site includes accessing as a guest or a registered user, browsing, or register to use our Website. The Privacy Policy forms part of the terms of use of our Website. References to “we”, “us”, “our” refer to I Visit Albania and to “you” and “your” are to you, the Website user.
Your privacy is the most important thing to us and we are committed to maintaining the privacy of registered users. Please take time to read through our privacy statements on third party advertising and cookies to ensure you are aware and accept our policy.

These terms and conditions govern your use of this website; by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website. You must be at least 18 years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions you warrant and represent that you are at least 18 years of age. This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to these terms and conditions, you consent us the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of I Visit Albania's [privacy policy / cookies policy]. Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service. By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.

If we cancel your tour
We reserve the right to cancel a tour in any circumstances but will not cancel a tour less than 6 weeks before the start of the tour except for force majeure (see clause 13), or your failure to make all payments (including the final balance and any surcharge) when due. Please note, except for “Guaranteed Departures”, our tours require a minimum number of participants to enable us to operate them. If any tour does not have the minimum number of participants required to make it commercially viable, we are entitled to cancel it. We will notify you or your travel agent of cancellation for this reason not less than 6 weeks before the start of your tour. For “Guaranteed Departures”, there is no minimum group size and we will not cancel the “land only” itinerary unless forced to do so by force majeure (see clause 13).
However, for groups with less than 6 participants, we reserve the right to make changes to the Tour Leader or form of transport as referred to in clause 11. If we have to cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure and the cancellation does not result from your failure to pay, we will offer you the choice of purchasing an alternative tour offered as a result of consolidation or another available tour from us (in either case, paying or receiving a refund in respect of any difference in price) or receiving a full refund of all monies paid to us excluding Annual Insurance premiums if applicable. We regret we cannot meet any visa, vaccination or similar costs in the event of any change or cancellation by us. Similarly, as you are advised only to book fully flexible transport and other arrangements which can be cancelled or changed without charge, we cannot pay any cancellation, amendment or other charges you may incur in relation to any transport or other arrangements which you have to change or cancel as a result of the cancellation of your tour.
In addition, we will as a minimum, where compensation is due, pay you the compensation set out in the table in clause 11 above depending on the circumstances and when the cancellation is notified to you or your travel agent subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where (1) we are forced to cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care (such circumstances are likely to include those listed in clause 13 “Force Majeure”) or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of participants necessary for us to operate your tour has not been reached (see above). No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time).
Your booking is accepted on the understanding that you appreciate and accept the possible risks inherent in adventure travel and that you undertake the tours, treks or expeditions featured in our programme at your own volition.
(1) We promise to make sure that the tour arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide, as applicable, as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these conditions and the other information which forms part of your contract with us, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted tour arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted tour arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers).
(2) We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss possessions and loss of enjoyment), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) you or any member(s) of your party or the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your tour and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or ‘force majeure’ as defined in clause 13 above
(3) Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which any supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract. Any optional excursions or activities booked during your holiday do not form part of our contract as these are all arranged for you directly by the suppliers concerned – please see clause 15: Optional Excursions and activities below. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you.
(4) The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract – and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred – will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. Please bear in mind that standards of, for example, safety, hygiene, and quality may vary throughout the destinations, services and transport your tour involves and may be lower than or different to those applicable in the UK. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with the local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the which would have applied had those services been provided in other countries. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holidaymaker to refuse to take the tour in question.
(5) As set out in these conditions, we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us. We do not, however, limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of ourselves or our employees (providing they were at the time acting within the course of their employment). Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £500 per person affected unless a different limitation applies to your claim under clause 14(6) below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis, the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 14 (6) below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your tour.
(6) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail or road carrier, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question were that claim made against it Please note: where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request.
(7) Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees or, where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any expenses or losses incurred by or relating to any business including self-employed loss of earnings.
(8) You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out in clause 6. If You have a Complaint. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to cooperate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred.
In the event the Traveller wishes to change or cancel a confirmed reservation he/she must do so in writing (via e-mail or fax). Changes or cancellations by telephone are not permitted and will not be accepted. In the event that the Traveller should request to make a change or cancel a confirmed reservation, the date on which the written cancellation is received, during regular Agency's working hours, will represent the basis for the cost calculation. If the written cancellation is received outside regular Agency working hours, the cancellation date which will represent the ground for calculating cancellation costs will be the following working day of the agency. In the event that the Traveller cancels a confirmed reservation of a private accommodation up to 72 hours after making the payment, provided that there is at least 31 days left between the date of the cancellation and the beginning service date of the reservation in question, the Agency shall issue a refund of the paid amount to the Traveller within 7 working days. Only valid for one cancelled reservation. In the event that the Traveller should request to change the number of persons, the arrival or the end date of a confirmed reservation, provided that the change is possible, the following conditions will apply: ·more than 30 days before arrival, if the new reservation amount is of equal or greater value than the original reservation amount, the Agency will charge only the price difference ·more than 30 days before arrival, if the new reservation amount is less than the original reservation amount, the Agency will charge a 25,00 EUR change fee. Eventual price difference will be refunded to the Traveller. ·from 29 to 7 days before arrival, if the new reservation amount is of equal or greater value than the original reservation amount, the Agency will charge only the price difference. ·from 29 to 7 days before arrival, if the new reservation amount is less than the original reservation amount, the Agency will make a change according to the Travellers request, but the amount of the reservation will not be reduced. ·reservation changes from 6 to 1 days before arrival are not possible. In the event that the Traveller requests to change the confirmed accommodation unit to an accommodation unit within the same building of the same service provider, provided that the change is possible, the Agency will charge a 25,00EUR change fee and any price difference. In the event that the Traveller requests to change a confirmed accommodation unit to an accommodation unit of a different service provider.
If a reservation change is not possible and the Traveller cancels the confirmed reservation, the Cancellation terms stated below will apply. If the client requests change of the reservation transfer up to 48 hours before arrival, and change is possible, the agency will charge an administrative fee of 15 EUR, and a possible difference in price. Changes less than 48 hours before transfer are not possible.
The Traveller is obligated to: · have valid travel documentation · respect and abide by all customs and foreign exchange regulations of the destination country · respect and abide by all customs and foreign exchange regulations as well as the laws and other regulations of the Republic of Croatia as well as other countries through which he/she passes through or resides in. Enquire whether or not he/she requires a visa for the destination country as well as neighbouring countries. In the event the Traveller is unable to continue the trip as a result of being in direct violation of these regulations, the Traveller is responsible for all related expenses. · abide by house rules of the accommodation unit as well as cooperate with the service provider in a well-intentioned manner · present the service provider with the document proving paid service (voucher received via e-mail or fax) · pay the balance of the reservation as stated on the travel document (voucher) to the service provider on first the day of arrival. ·announce the intention of bringing a pet into the accommodation unit, even if the accommodation unit is described as a pet friendly accommodation, as well as announce the type and size of the pet. Even though pets might be permitted, there are house rules which must be followed and respected. For majority of pet friendly accommodation units an extra fee is applicable which is paid on the day of arrival direclty to the service provider. The Traveller will receive information from the agency in advance about the pet fee which is to be paid on the day of arrival. · if the Traveller has an intention to arrive with more persons than listed as the maximum capacity of the accommodation unit he is obligated to inform the agency immediately upon sending an accommodation request, even if the persons are minor children. The possibility of staying with a larger number of people solely depends on the goodwill of the accommodation service provider and does not exclude additional payment. There are no rules under which minor children can stay free and without notice in the accommodation unit. If the Traveller does not follow these regulations, he/she will be held responsible for any expenses or damages. By confirming a reservation, the Traveller has agreed to compensate the service provider on the spot for any potential damages caused by his/her own negligence.
You agree to accept the authority and decisions of our employees, Tour Leaders and agents whilst on tour with us. If in the opinion of any such person(s) or any other person in a position of authority (such as, for example, an airline pilot or hotel manager), your health, level of fitness or conduct at any time before or during a tour is endangering or appears likely to endanger your health or wellbeing or any third party (including any other clients of the Company) or the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the tour, you may be excluded from all or part of the tour without refund or recompense. Where you are excluded, we will have no further responsibility towards you (including any return travel arrangements) and we will not meet any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the exclusion. In the case of ill health, we may make such arrangements we see fit and recover the costs thereof from you. If you commit an illegal act (including, for example, causing any damage) you may be excluded from the tour and we shall cease to have responsibility to/for you as above. No refund will be given for any unused services. When you book with us, you accept responsibility for any damage or loss caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or loss (reasonably estimated if not precisely known) must be made direct to the accommodation owner or manager or other supplier or to us as soon as possible. If the actual cost of the loss or damage exceeds the amount paid where estimated, you must pay the difference once known. If the actual cost is less than the amount paid, the difference will be refunded. You will also be responsible for meeting any claims subsequently made against us and all costs incurred by us (including our own and the other party’s full legal costs) as a result of your actions. You should ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect you if this situation arises. If you have any medical condition or disability which may affect your active participation in your tour or the tour arrangements of any other person or have any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the proposed tour and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your active participation in your tour or the tour arrangements of any other person develops after your booking has been confirmed.
Clients are obliged to get themselves informed about all the necessary documents for travel so as for the visa approvals and documents that need to be submitted. IVA will, based on these documents, only be an agent in process of getting the visa approval. IVA is not responsible for mistakes in passports or for the late delivery of all documents needed for visa approval. IVA is not responsible if the diplomatic or consular representation rejects to give client a visa, or in situation that emigrational departments of foreign country forbids entrance to a client. All possible costs are born by the client. "You are responsible for arranging, and must have, a valid, acceptable passport and any visas and vaccination certificates required for your entire journey and tour. Any information we give about these matters or related items (climate, clothing, baggage, personal gear etc) is given in good faith but without responsibility on our part. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If your failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty being imposed on us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly."
"Clients need to take care about their luggage during the program. Possible claims due to damage or lost of luggage during the bus transport are realized directly through a bus operator. This does not exclude the obligation of client to take care about his luggage." "Each Traveller is responsible for lost, damaged and/or stolen property left unsupervised. The Agency is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen luggage, nor for stolen luggage or valuables kept in the accommodation unit (renting a safe if possible or buying an insurance package which would include luggage insurance is recommended). Lost or stolen luggage is to be reported to the accommodation service provider or to the relevant police station".
Optional excursions are not included in the price of arrangement. A guide on the spot receives applications and payment. "We and our Tour Leaders may provide you with information (before departure and/or when you are on holiday) about optional activities and excursions which do not form part of your pre-booked holiday arrangements and which are available in the area you are visiting. We have no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. They are provided by local operators or other providers who are entirely independent of us and they may or may not have their own public liability insurance. They may require a waiver form to be signed. Optional excursions and activities do not form any part of your contract with us even where we suggest particular operators / providers and / or assist you in booking such activities or excursions in any way. Where a Tour Leader collects payment for or otherwise assists in booking any such activity or excursion for you, we and the Tour Leader act solely as booking agent for the local operator / provider of the activity or excursion with whom you will have a contract. The local operator / provider’s terms and conditions will apply. We cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions and the acceptance of liability contained in clause 14(1) of our booking conditions will not apply to them. We do not, however, exclude liability for the negligence of ourselves or our employees resulting in your death or personal injury." "We do not guarantee that any optional activity or excursion mentioned in our brochure, on our website or elsewhere will be available to book during your holiday and / or will operate as advertised as these services do not form part of our contract and are not under our control. They may not be available for various reasons. Any prices given in advance are indicative only. We will not be liable if you cannot, for whatever reason, book any such activity or excursion or if the activity or excursion does not operate as advertised."
Most of our tours involve outdoor activities in nature. It is essential that persons with any medical problems or dietary restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We can then advise you on whether the tour you have selected is the right one for you. However, we should not be considered a medical advisor and do not claim any expertise or assume any responsibility for this information. We strongly urge you to consult your private physician for advice. Due to the remote nature of some destinations, medical facilities may not be readily available and evacuation can be prolonged. I Visit Albania and its guides assume no liability regarding provision of medical care.
The cost of the trip does not include the travel insurance "package": insurance against accidents and illnesses that may occur during the trip, damage or loss of luggage or voluntary health insurance. Should the Traveller request additional insurance, arrangements can be made directly with the insurance company or at the Agency itself wherein the Agency acts only as a mediator. Please read the insurance Terms and Conditions carefully before purchase. The cost of the trip does not include cancellation insurance. Should the Traveller, during the reservation process suspect that due to certain reasons he might cancel his trip the agency recommends purchase of cancellation insurance. Cancellation insurance cannot be paid for after the reservation has been made, only during the booking process. Should the Traveller not have cancellation insurance and is unable to travel the Agency reserves the right to refund the Traveller according to the cancellation terms listed of this Agreement. In the event of a reservation cancellation, visa application costs and other travel document costs are non-refundable even if the Traveller has cancellation insurance. If the Traveller has a cancellation insurance policy, the Traveller must file all claims with the insurance company which issued the policy, while the Agency is obligated to provide all necessary documentation relating to the claim and the reservation in question. All other insurance terms and conditions are enclosed with the insurance policy and the Agency recommends that travellers read them personally.
You must have travel insurance when you travel with us. You and your belongings are at all times solely at your own risk. You are wholly responsible for arranging your own insurance. You must ensure that you have personal travel insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate and appropriate cover including medical emergency helicopter repatriation. If you make your own arrangements you should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting or excluding protection for the type of activities included in your tour. You must ensure that all travel insurance purchased meets your particular requirements and you should arrange supplementary insurance if need be.
Paying a deposit or payment in full signifies that the Traveller fully comprehends and accepts the aforementioned terms. If the client aborts the travel with his will or if he is prevented to continue with the trip because of the made violation or disrespect of the program and guide’s instruction, so for that reason he do not uses planned services, I VISIT ALBANIA is not obliged to accept request for a compensation. Client bears all consequences of the lost (stolen documents or in some other case of disappearance) of personal documents, money or luggage before, during and after the travel program. I VISIT ALBANIA do not take the blame for flight changes, so it is necessary to check the exact flight time 2 days before departure. All the hotel categories in the arrangement are given according to a official hotel categorizations of the country where the hotel is.
Except where otherwise expressly stated in these conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any injury, damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of “force majeure”. In these conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include whether actual or threatened war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, disease, fire and all similar events outside our control.
These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Albania law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the [non-]exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Albania. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.
IVA believes that all the tours listed on our web site are safe and enjoyable, but we shall not be responsible for any injury, loss or damage of personal property, delay, sickness, accident, error or omission in the provision of any services contracted for. It is mandatory for all trip participants to read and complete a reservation and release form/waiver in order to confirm their reservation.IVA reserves the right to accept or reject any traveller from participating in any of our tour programs. The participants agree to and accept all foregoing terms and conditions upon confirmed reservation with IVA . IVA reserves the right to substitute hotels and guides and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable. The right is also reserved to cancel any trip prior to departure.
Suggestions, information, opinions and advice contained on our Website are provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy and for general information only unless the Terms and Conditions of Booking apply. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Any views submitted by our Website users do not necessary reflect our views and opinions. All travel packages and associated products are subjected to availability. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude: - all conditions, warranties, representations and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; - all liability for any claim, loss, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of our Website or the information, content or materials included on this Website and any communication sent to you by us or any communication sent to us by you via the internet. Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence (or that of our employees, agents or directors); or fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or any liability which may not be limited or excluded by law. If you are a business user, we will not be liable to you for any loss of profit, sales, business or revenue, business interruption, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation or any indirect or consequential loss or damage. If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
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