As per Shifatours Payment policy, For all the services contracted, certain advance payment should be made to hold the booking, on confirmed basis & the balance amount can be paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in INDIA but definitely before the commencement of the services. Management personnels hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as advance payment, based on the nature of the service & the time left for the commencement of the service.
Apart from above in some cases like Special Train Journeys, hotels or resorts bookings during the peak season (X-Mas, New Year), full payment is required to be sent in advance.
Mode of Payment:
We Accept Online payments (NEFT, RTGS, UPI, Credit and Debit cards, Paypal) as well as cash payment (Cash Deposit charges payable by client). We do not accept payment by Cheque / DD
As per Shifatours payment policy, in the event of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s, we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows:
Anytime after booking confirmation: 10% of the Tour/service cost (Will not be refunded in any case including lockdown similar situations)
15 days prior to arrival: 50% of the Tour/service cost
07 days prior to arrival: 75% of the Tour/service cost
48 hours prior to arrival OR No Show: No Refund
Note: Written cancellation will accept on all working days, except Sunday, Any cancellation sent on Sunday’s will be considered on the next working day (Monday).
As per Shifatours payment policy, For the X-mas and new year, Summer, Diwali, Holi, Dashehra different period payment policy applicable by hotels will be applicable
In case you cancel the trip after your tour start date, refund would be restricted to a limited amount only which too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from our hospitality partners & contractors involved in your tour management. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation & missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
In case of unique situations like lockdowns announced by Govt, if travel service providers and travellers do not have any role in cancellation, dates extension facility will be provided to the travellers. Rescheduling to peak seasonal dates/blackout dates may incur fare difference.
Wildlife Safaris cancellation:
As per Shifatours payment policy, all the wildlife safaris booked into any of Indian Wildlife National Park/Sanctuaries are non refundable. Even date change request will be considered as cancellation and no payment will be refunded/ adjusted against it.
Our Liabilities & Limitations:
Please note that after the finalization of the Tour/ service Cost, if there are any Hike in entrance fees of monuments/museums, Taxes, fuel cost or guide charges – by Govt of India, the same would be charged as extra.
Shifatours.com the act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.
All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.
Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and check out time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.
We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.
We will not be responsible for cancellation due to personal reasons, Visa rejections, Travel bans
We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggages & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.
We will not be responsible for any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, etc.