These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking one of our retreats. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.
These Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between Casa Li Portugal, 65243315, Portugal, and the Client relating to the subject matter herein, and shall constitute a binding agreement. There is no verbal or written; representation, warranty, prior agreement, or description of services, other than as expressed herein.
The contract and booking is made with, and services will be provided by Casa Li Portugal. By booking a retreat, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions that govern the relationship, the cancellation policy and limitations of liability. These Terms and Conditions affect your rights and designate the governing law and forum for the resolution of any and all disputes.
BOOKING RETREATS& THE CONTRACT
All persons wishing to make a booking have carefully read and understand the Terms and Conditions that follow. By making a booking with Casa Li Portugal, you accept on behalf of yourself and all those named on the booking, to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. A booking is accepted and becomes definite only from the date when Casa Li Portugal sends a confirmation email, and when you have completed the deposit payment.
A Casa Li Portugal team member will contact you within 48 hours, regarding your completed registration to confirm your participation in your selected retreat. Confirmation of your participation does not necessarily mean that your trip is confirmed to run. Casa Li portugal asks that you refrain from purchasing non-refundable travel until you receive an email confirmation from the Casa Li Portugal staff. In order for our retreats to take place we require a minimum of 4 participants.
**Please note that Casa Li Portugal only offers retreats and related activities to those 18 years of age and over.
For all advertised retreats and dates, a non-refundable deposit per person plus submission of our online booking form is required to complete your booking.
You may book a retreat with a deposit (down payment) until 40 days prior to the retreat start date, after which full payment is required to secure your spot (if any are still available).
The remaining balance of your retreat payment is due 40 days before the retreat begins. We will notify you of the balance due date after your deposit has been processed.
If the final balance is not received by the due date, then your booking cannot be guaranteed and Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to cancel your booking and forfeit your deposit.
*Please note deposits made on all bookings are non-refundable and non-creditable due to the requirement to purchase non-refundable and non-transferable essentials including but not limited to; accommodation reservations etc on your behalf to secure your spot on the retreat.
Deposit payments can be transferred to another retreat taking place within one calendar year, if you notify us 90 days or more before the retreat start date.
Deposits are paid via PayPal and can be paid with all major credit cards or PayPal balances.
We DO NOT keep your credit card on file. When we send over an invoice, you must re-enter your credit card information.
REFUND / CANCELLATION
We understand that unexpected events can arise that can affect your plans.
If you cancel more than 60 days before the retreat start date, you may request a partial refund (less a cancellation fee equal to the deposit).
All retreat payments become non-refundable less than 60 days before the retreat start date.
Full and partial retreat payments can be transferred to another retreat taking place within one calendar year, if you notify us 90 days or more before the retreat start date.
There is a 100,- deposit transfer fee associated with making this change, but avoids incurring the cancellation fee.
You may also transfer the balance to a friend if you let us know 90 days or more in advance.
You may only transfer your retreat deposit one time.
All retreat prices shown are per person and are quoted and payable in EURO.
Casa Li Portugal is not responsible for any fees incurred due to currency exchange or fees charged by your credit card/bank for processing funds in another currency.
Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to alter the prices of any of the travel arrangements shown on our website. You will be advised of the current price of the travel arrangement you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.
Unless stated otherwise, the price of your travel arrangement includes each and all of the component parts described within your booking confirmation invoice.
Not included in the price of your travel arrangement is flights, transport, travel insurance, excess baggage charges, tipping and any food or drink or additional excursions or activities which are not confirmed as being part of your retreat arrangements. Additionally, any items or services purchased during a retreat are not included in the cost of your travel arrangement unless specifically stated.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The Client must inform Casa Li Portugal on our registration form of any medical conditions, pregnancy, disability or any other mental and or physical condition which may affect fitness to travel, including medications you are currently taking. Failure to notify us may result in the Client being refused certain activities during the retreat at the Client’s own expense. Some retreats may be unsuitable for Clients due to age, mobility, disability, pregnancy or physical or mental conditions, please email if you have concerns.
It is absolutely vital that you are accurate with your fitness level and medical conditions for your own safety.
Casa Li Portugal will do its best to meet special requests including dietary or physical limitations but such requests may not always be possible depending on the retreat, in which case Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to refuse Clients with certain conditions.
Casa Li Portugal will do its best to meet Client’s special requests including dietary, but such requests do not form part of the Contract and therefore Casa Li Portugal is not liable for not providing these requests.
As a client, you MUST carry medical insurance. Medical facilities vary from country to country and Casa Li Portugal will do its absolute best to bring you to a proper medical facility as needed, but makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the standard of such treatment.
For all retreats, the payment of the FINAL balance of the retreat price is due 40 days prior to the retreat start date in the currency advertised.
If a booking is made within less than 40 days, your deposit including full payment will be required at your initial sign up. We DO NOT accept sign-ups less than 30 days prior to retreat start date.
We break down payments into 2 standardly for most retreats.
If the final balance is not received by the due date and there is no concise reason as to why, Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to treat the Client’s booking as cancelled.
Please ensure Casa Li Portugal is on your contact list so our emails don’t go to your junk folder!
CANCELLATION OF A RETREAT BY THE CLIENT
Any cancellation by a Client must be made in writing (via email) and be acknowledged by Casa Li Portugal in writing (via email).
Under no circumstances is your deposit refundable. Deposits are required to secure bookings.
If you cancel and you have made additional payments to your deposit, your full balance can be rolled over to another date of your same trip within one calendar year. If your trip is not offered again, you can switch locations and fees can be transferred.
Fees apart from the deposit can be refunded in special circumstances including:
- Serious injury or illness of the client
- Serious injury or illness of close family member
In the case of a natural disaster, Casa Li Portugal applies to the “act of god” rule and no fees will be reversed.
CANCELLATION OF A RETREAT BY CASA LI PORTUGAL
Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to cancel any retreat for any reason, but will not cancel a retreat less than 30 days before the retreat start date except for unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside Casa Li Portugal control. When a retreat is cancelled by Casa Li Portugal before the agreed date of departure for any reason other than the fault of the Client, the Client can either:
Transfer their deposit to another retreat taking place within one calendar year, or:
Receive a full refund of all monies paid under the contract as soon as possible.
Casa Li Portugal is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. If the Client is offered a refund but requests an alternate retreat of a higher value than that originally booked, then the Client must pay the difference in price. Where after departure a significant element of the trip contracted for cannot be provided, Casa Li Portugal will make suitable alternative arrangements for the continuation of the trip. If it is not possible to provide a suitable alternative or the Client reasonably rejects any suitable alternatives, Casa Li Portugal will provide the Client a refund of unused tour portions.
All Casa Li Portugal retreats do not include national or international airfare. Casa Li Portugal strongly recommends you wait until the trip is confirmed to run before booking airfare or making any non-refundable travel arrangements.
TRAVEL & HEALTH INSURANCE
Casa Li Portugal recommends Clients obtain travel medical insurance. This insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses including, but not limited to, helicopter evacuation, air ambulance and repatriation.
It is strongly recommended the coverage be extended to include cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Client during travel. Casa Li Portugal shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. Personal belongings lost or stolen while unattended by the client in public lounges or other public areas, whether on board a train, bus, or other mode of transportation, publicly owned or operated by Casa Li Portugal or elsewhere, are not reimbursable. Losses due to ordinary wear and tear, and other acts of God are not reimbursable.
The Client acknowledges that the cost of Casa Li Portugal retreats do not include insurance and that the Client has been advised to obtain separate coverage at an additional cost. When obtaining travel insurance the Client must ensure the insurer is aware of the type of travel to be undertaken.
EVACUATION PROCEDURES AND COSTS
Casa Li Portugal Retreat Leaders, local guides or other representatives decisions will at all times be final on all matters likely to affect the safety and well-being of the trip. We reserve the right to prohibit any traveler from continuing on a trip with no right of refund if, in our opinion, that traveler’s actions pose a threat to the safety of others, to the wildlife, themselves, or if the traveler’s actions and/or behaviors are harming the enjoyment of the trip for others.
Evacuations costs are to be covered by the person being evacuated.
Valid Passport: The Client must be in possession of a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel to retreat destinations (passport must be valid 6 months past the return date), all visas, permits and certificates including vaccination certificates (if required), insurance policies, etc. are required for the whole of the journey. The Client accepts full responsibility for obtaining all such documents, visas and permits prior to the start of the retreat and is solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by Casa Li Portugal regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is purely advisory, provided as a courtesy to the Client and Casa Li Portugal is not responsible for any errors or omissions as to the information provided by third parties such as the appropriate governmental authorities.
CLAIMS & COMPLAINTS
If a Client has a complaint against Casa Li Portugal, the Client must first inform the Retreat Leader or guide at the earliest opportunity to allow the grievance to be rectified. If satisfaction is still not reached through these means on retreat then any further complaint must be put in writing to Soul & Trail within 30 days of the end of the trip.
PHOTOS, VIDEO AND CONTENT CREATION
In the course of participation in a Casa Li Portugal retreat, photos or video may be taken by participants, guides and professional photographers. These images may be used in any Casa Li Portugal promotional materials, website, all social media platforms (i.e. Instagram), etc., unless Clients specifically request to the photographer or in writing to Casa Li Portugal, to not use any material your image is depicted in. Otherwise, permission is granted to Casa Li Portugal to perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.
RETREAT ITINERARY CHANGES
Casa Li Portugal and its partners reserves the right to alter retreat programs and itineraries due to weather, road conditions or other circumstances. These programs may be changed or cancelled at any moment due the trip to assure the safety of our clients and staff. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights or other services because of strikes, accidents, sickness, damage, negligence, weather, war, changes in schedules or other similar causes. Casa Li Portugal and its partners do not assume responsibility for accidents or deaths that can be traced to the participants’ negligence, acts of third parties or exterior circumstances such as weather, natural occurrences, ware or other similar causes.
Casa Li Portugal is not responsible for any improper or non-performance of any services forming part of the Contract which are wholly attributable to the fault of the Client, the unforeseeable or unavoidable act or omission of a third party unconnected with the provision of any services to be provided under the Contract; unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond the control of Casa Li Portugal and/or the relevant supplier, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised including (but not limited to) an event of force majeure; or any event which Casa Li Portugal and/or the relevant supplier could not even with all due care have foreseen or forestalled.
ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
The Client acknowledges that the nature of the retreat is adventurous and may involve a significant amount of personal risk. The Client hereby assumes all such risk and does hereby release Casa Li Portugal from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages or injuries or death resulting from these inherent risks.
In the event that any term or condition contained herein is unenforceable or void by operation of law or as being against public policy or for any other reason than such term or condition shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement or amended accordingly only to such extent necessary to allow all remaining Terms and Conditions to survive and continue as binding.
SUCCESSORS & ASSIGNS
These Terms and Conditions shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon Casa Li Portugal and the Client and their respective heirs, legal personal representatives, successors and assigns.
The Contract and these Terms and Conditions are subject to the laws of Tavira, Portugal.
WAIVER OF BOOKING CONDITIONS
These Booking Terms and Conditions may only be waived or amended by written mutual consent. When a Client completes, submits and makes the payment for booking their place for a retreat, they agree to accept all these conditions, and when the booking is accepted, Casa Li Portugal agrees to carry out the obligations as defined therein.
UPDATING OF TERMS & CONDITIONS
Casa Li Portugal reserves the right to update and/or alter these terms and conditions at any time, and it is the Client’s responsibility to be familiar with them. The latest terms and conditions may be found on Casa Li Portugal´s website.
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