Photography Tours & Workshops: Terms & Conditions

Registration

To book your reservation with Backcountry Journeys a deposit is required for each person on a trip. Depending on the trip, deposits are usually 30%-50% of the trip cost. All our trips can be reserved using our secure online registration form.

Please note: Your final balance will automatically be charged to the card you used to initially book the trip 120 days prior to the departure date. If you are booking within 120 days your final balance will automatically be charged within 7 days of making this reservation.

Payments, Cancellations & Refund Policy

All prices are quoted in US dollars and all payments must be paid in US dollars. For deposits we accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. Final payment of the trip fee is due 120 days prior to departure. Trip deposits are non-refundable. Acceptance of any participant is subject to receipt and review of all required forms, documents, and payment.

We must receive written notice of your cancellation, at which time cancellation fees in the following amounts apply:

  • 120 or more days prior to departure: 100% of deposit plus a per person $100 administration fee
  • 119 to 61 days prior: 50% of entire trip fee
  • 60 days or fewer: 100% of entire trip fee

No partial refunds are made for unused portions or services of a trip for any reason whatsoever. Trips are sold as a package only.

All our Workshops & Tours are subject to the realities of the natural world. Although we will do everything in our power to stay on itinerary, circumstances including but not limited to permit availability, snowpack, river crossings, wildlife, park or public land closures, and forest fires can affect our itineraries. The price and duration of a trip will never change once you are registered. Payments are not refundable for any itinerary change.

Backcountry Journeys reserves the right to cancel trips. If this is the case a full refund of the amount paid will be given, including the deposit. Backcountry Journeys is not responsible for additional expenses incurred preparing for the trip (for example: non-refundable advance purchase air tickets, clothing, equipment, visa fees, medical expenses, etc.).

Transfer Policy

If you transfer from one trip to another: 120 or more days prior to the trip start date, there is a $50 administration fee. Less than 120 days prior to the trip start date, regular cancellation and refund policies will apply.

Travel Insurance

Sometimes life happens and you have to cancel because of unforeseen circumstances. We highly recommend protecting your travel investment and purchasing a trip insurance policy that includes emergency evacuation coverage. Travel insurance provides you with trip cancellation/interruption, travel delay, medical expenses, emergency assistance, air flight, baggage and baggage delay coverages. Medical coverage purchased with your policy is crucial and required if you do not have health insurance. Please note that Backcountry Journeys does not recommend or endorse any particular plan or insurance company as everyone has different insurance requirements. You will likely find several good options for travel insurance plans over at www.insuremytrip.com