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The following form of Terms and Conditions is on the basis of the contractual relationship between the tour service provider (DiverseChina) and the client (consumer). You should read these Terms and Conditions before you make your purchase. By making a deposit and/or final payment to YnP Travel (the agent) or to the provider, you (the client) indicate that you agree with these Terms and Conditions.

I. Trip Cost
II. Payment
III. Cancellation Policy
IV. Alteration of Itinerary
V. Travel Documentation
VI. Health Requirements

I. Trip Cost

All trips are full service trips. Normally the trip cost includes domestic flights, hotels, meals, city transportation, sightseeing, tour guide service, travel agent arrangement service charge. All the tour costs are in U.S. dollars. These rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Dues to the demands of variety from different clients, please check the WHAT'S INCLUDED of each trip. And the WHAT'S INCLUDED is the first referred term prior to the normal as followed:

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation. With air-conditioned vehicles with and experienced driver.
  • Air transportation. All domestic air transport with Economy Class, with airport tax and fuel tax.
  • Accommodation. Based on 2 persons sharing one standard room with two beds. If one client requests a single room, the single room supplement will be charged.
  • All the meals as mentioned in the itinerary. "B" for American breakfast. It will be Chinese breakfast instead when hotels have no American breakfast. "L" for Chinese lunch and "D" for dinner are offered at the restaurants outside hotels.
  • All Guide service. Tour leader service as required. The guides would be different at each destination.
  • Insurances. Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance and Traveler's Personal Accident Insurance with the tour inside China. The former covers the accidents caused by delinquency or mismanagement of local travel companies during the trip, while the later covers unexpected accidents that happen to the travelers during the trip specified in the itineray. In addition, we highly recommend you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance plan in your country to protect you and your travel investment.
  • If trip includes Yangtze cruise, the price quoted includes standard cabin accommodations (based on 2 persons sharing one standard twin cabin), all the meals on the tour boat, as well as the land-excursion. All the land excursions are in groups escorted by ship guide; no private tours. The private guide will not accompany you on the cruise.
  • If trip covers Tibet, the Tibet travel permit application fee will be included.
  • The price also includes Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees.
  • Cooks and porters in camping/hiking trips
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare or domestic/train charge of arrival and departure
  • Airport tax and fuel tax on international flights, as well as the flight departure to Hong Kong and Macau.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Meals and service not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities or tipping to trip leaders or guides, drivers, cook or other logistic crew.
  • Any personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
  • Excursions other than those specified in trips.

II. Payment

Deposit

30% of total cost as the deposit is required at the time of confirmation of the reservation.

Balance

Balance, normally 70% of the total trip payment is due 15 days before your departure date of your China trip. If your payment is not received by the due date, the reservation will be subject to cancellation without notice. If a booking is made within 15 days of the departure date, full payments are due once you confirm the tour.

Rush Fee

Reservations made less than two weeks prior to departure will incur a Rush Fee of USD50.

Change Fare

Any changes caused by consumers after reservation are confirmed will incur a Change Fare of USD 50 plus whatever the airlines, hotels, cruise line penalties cause.

Payment Methods

Once the agent/provider and consumers reach the agreement of payment, the agent (YnP travel) will send an invoice on internet to consumers. Unless agreed otherwise, payment will be made to the agent. The payment methods are as follows:

  • Visa or Master Card secure online payment
  • Money order
  • Casher's check, company check, personal check, or online BillPay through your bank may be accepted if received 30 days prior to departure date. If check is returned by your bank, there will be a $35 fee per returned check.
  • Wire Transfer
  • Cash payment is acceptable only upon special request, for those who live inside China
We will send you details regarding your payment after you make your reservation.

III. Cancellation Policy

In order to provide quality tour services, the provider needs to make arrangements for your travel inside China (e.g. air, train, hotel) long before your trip begins. Callcellation of a confirmed trip will result in loss by the provider.

Should your travel plan change and need to cancel the trip, the provider will refund payment which made to us within 15 days of our receipt of consumer's cancellation request. In order to protect the rights of our consumers, only written cancellation of fax, mails or emails are accepted. Phone calls, verbal cancellations are not accepted.

The cancellation fee will be calculated as follows (days are calculated based on US central time):
If cancellation made Cancellation fees will be:
30 days and up prior to departure USD50
30 to 8 days prior to departure USD100
7 to 4 days prior to departure 50% of the full payment
3 days within departure date or no show 100% of the full payment
No-show travelers 100% of the full payment
Less than 30 days prior to departure of Yangtze Cruise 100% of the full payment

Once the trip starts to commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

In order to reduce the cost to the consumers, the provider can postpone the consuming of the trip service fee without any cancellation penalty if clients inform the agent or the provider 15 days prior to departure date.

IV. Alteration of Itinerary

Any alteration or modification of any trip before the agent sends out the confirmation to consumers over 30 days prior to departure date are processed free of charge.

Any alteration or modification after the pay date of deposit will attract a fee of USD 25 per person per request, in addition to any other fees or charges imposed by third parties such as airlines, hotels, cruises.

In the mean time, the provider reserves the right to modify or revise the trip itinerary on condition of events beyond our control like schedule of flights, boats or ships, trains are adjusted by corresponding third parties, or any events beyond our control. If the confirmed tour has to be changed only due to the guest's own wishes during the tour, the guest is required to pay for the corresponding additional cost.

V. Travel Documentation

Each consumer must be in possession of a valid passport and necessary visas or permits at the commencement of travel. All such documentation is the sole responsibility of the consumer. Your travel advisor may assist you in applying for the necessary travel documentation upon request. The provider accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

VI. Health Requirements

Consumers should take into account all international travel risks and familiarize themselves with health requirements applicable to the areas they intend to visit. The consumer is solely responsible for checking the safety and security conditions, vaccination, and other health requirements of governments in countries visited or transited. Travelers to Tibet are required to provide a doctor's certificate stating that the he/she is fit to travel and his/her blood pressure and heart condition are normal. This is a necessary requirement because of the possible effects that the very high altitude may have on certain people.