Things To Know
 
* What travel documentation do I need?
* Do I need vaccinations?
*Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?
* Can I extend beyond the Lifetree Adventures itinerary?
* What is the climate like?
* How strenuous are the activities?
* What is the age eligibility?
* Are the trips appropriate for travelers with special needs?
* What types of meals are served?
* Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
* What is the language and currency?
* Are tips included?
* What if Lifetree Adventures cancels the trip prior to departure?
* What about deposits, payments, and cancellations?
 
 
What travel documentation do I need?
All U.S. citizens will need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States.
  • It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining.
  • Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit www.travel.state.gov for more details.
Visas are not required for most trips. For full information please ask your travel specialist at time of booking. In addition, all participants 17 years of age or younger, when traveling with a sole parent, should carry a notarized Permission letter to leave the country signed by the absent parent. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the country's Embassy website for information on documentation requirements.
 
Do I need vaccinations?
Vaccinations are not required for most of the countries you will be traveling in, however, it is advised that you consult with the Center for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov concerning your specific country. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel.
 
No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. However, if you need assistance with transfers that are not included in the price please contact your travel specialist for assistance.
 
Can I extend beyond the Lifetree Adventures itinerary?
Yes, you may stay before or after in any of our locations at your own expense unless choosing one of our optional add ons. Otherwise, please schedule your flights around the planned itinerary.
 
What is the climate like?
Depending upon your choosen destination the temperatures can vary anywhere from a mild 65 degrees to high 90's with humidity. For more detailed climate information please contact your travel specialist.
 
How strenuous are the activities?
Some adventures are more physically strenuous than others but most tourism activities will include one or more hours of walking and/or gentle hiking sometimes in a rainforest environment. Guests should feel comfortable spending time exploring the outdoors. Temperatures may be hot and humid, so wear cool clothing and a hat, and drink plenty of water. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation. Service projects consist primarily of construction work but there are ways to help that aren’t physically strenuous. You’ll be given the opportunity to work at a level of physical exertion with which you’re comfortable.
 
What is the age eligibility?
The majority of our trips are for adults ages 18 and up but we do have a few destinations that are for families with children ages 7 and up.
 
Are the trips appropriate for travelers with special needs?
Please note that some of the vacations include activities that present certain challenges to guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Lifetree Adventures nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact your Lifetree Adventures team to discuss your needs. The volunteer service takes place in impoverished neighborhoods that are not easily accessible or navigable to people who have difficulty walking or are restricted to a wheelchair.
 
What types of meals are served?
All meals will be provided through area restaurants located in and around the hotel except the lunches on workdays. These will be box lunches. On tourism days some meals are included as part of the tour. Evening meals provide plenty of choices from traditional fare to international and American cuisine.
 
Can you accommodate special dietary needs?
Lifetree Adventures will make every reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact your travel specialist in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.
 
What is the language and currency?
The languages will vary depending on the destination that you choose. Please contact your travel specialist to find out more specifics regarding the languages spoken. The exchange rate fluctuates so we advise that you check the rate just before departure to determine how much cash to carry. Credit cards are generally accepted at most stores and ATM machines are available. You can exchange money at the airport and/or the hotel.
 
Are tips included?
Lifetree Adventures has taken care of certain tips and gratuities for all included meals and activities such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts, and dining room staff for included meals.

Optional Add-On Excursion:
Local Tour Director Gratuities: Gratuities are not included. If you feel that your Tour Director has provided excellent service, we suggest the following discretionary gratuity: Per Guest/Per Tour Director/Per Day - $5-$8 USD. Local tour guides accept local currency and U.S. dollars.

 
What if Lifetree Adventures cancels the trip prior to departure?
Lifetree Adventures reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an adventure at any time for any reason, such as if there are too few guests or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond the control of Lifetree Adventures.

If we cancel your adventure prior to its scheduled start date, we will attempt to re-book you on another departure of the same adventure during the same season, subject to availability; however, you will bear any resulting airline re-booking charges. If we are unable to re-book you on another departure, our sole obligation to you is to refund your payment to us for the land portion, which refund shall constitute a full settlement. We assume no responsibility for any losses incurred by you on account of non-refundable air tickets or otherwise.

We strongly encourage the purchase of trip insurance that may allow you to recoup these costs in the rare case of such an occurrence. Carefully review any trip insurance policy so that you’re aware of any restrictions. If you have any questions please consult your travel specialist.
 
What about deposits, payments, and cancellations?
To reserve space on a trip, a non-refundable $250 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due no later than 60 days before departure. If final payment has not been received 60 days before departure (based on the postmark date), Lifetree Adventures reserves the right to cancel the reservation. If you cancel 45-59 days before departure, 50% of the trip cost will be forfeited. For cancellations 44 or less days before departure, 100% of the trip cost will be forfeited. The same policy applies to any trip extensions.
 
 
 

CLIA

CST ASTA TRUE
www.christiantravelfinder.com © 2011 A Division of Travel Network Group LLC