Booking / Registration

Terms & Conditions:

By voluntary participation

Registering for a Legend Expedition tour you acknowledge you have voluntarily requested to participate on that particular tour and that you have read the tour overview as it appears in the current website or catalogue and that you have read and agreed with these travel terms and conditions and those of the website terms of service.

Health and Fitness

Registered participants will need to be in adequate health and fitness in undertaking the tasks and activities involved in a tour, such as but not limited to climbing in and out of tour vehicles and other transport, handling your own baggage and equipment, walking easy to moderate hikes or flights of stairs, withstand uncomfortable or extreme outdoor temperatures (SE Asia can be very hot, very humid), travel for hours at a time, etc.

Applicants / Participants who have any health conditions or any special needs that might prevent their full participation in the tour  must please contact legendexpeditions@gmail.com before the tour.

Applicants / Participants should be aware that some parts of tours may not have medical services, physicians, or medicines immediately available or reachable.

*Expedition Leaders / Photographers are certified in CPR.

Booking / Registration

Booking should be made by emailing legendexpeditions@gmail.com or calling 916-878-0446.

We will need the following information:

  • The full name of the person travelling as it appears on the passport
  • Postal address, contact phone number and email address
  • Passport details including passport number, date and place of birth, date and place passport was issued and date of expiry (*your passport MUST be valid at least 6 months after the duration of your tour).

*A $1000 USD deposit is required at the time of booking.

*Bookings will not be considered firm until deposit is received.

*Participation will not be guaranteed until full payment of the tour booked is received. 

*Payment in full is due no later than 45 days prior to the start date of the tour booked.

Payments can be made though PayPal, direct deposit, check, or bank wire-transfer.

*Full name/s of person / people travelling is / are required to appear in all communications and transactions. 

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made through email: legendexpeditions.com and will be effective on the date of the email. Cancellation emails must include:

  • the name of the person(s) registered
  • passport details of the person(s) registered
  • the tour and dates of the tour person(s) registered

Cancellations made 1 to 45 days prior to the beginning of your tour, you will be refunded 25% of the cost of your tour, less any monies paid up to this point to facilitate your space on the tour.

Cancellations made 46 to 90 days prior to the beginning of your tour, you will be refunded 50% of the cost of your tour, less any monies paid up to this point to facilitate your space on the tour.

Cancellations made 91 to 120 days prior to the beginning of your tour, you will be refunded monies paid, less any cost paid to airlines required to book you for domestic flights on your tour, if applicable. We will retain your deposit.

No refunds will be given if person(s) leave tour in progress for any reason whatsoever, nor will person(s) be refunded for any unused part of the tour.

A prorated amount may be issued in credit towards a future tour with Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions if person(s) leave tour in progress.

Services subject to change

In the event of, but not limited to a medical emergency, or any reason whatsoever, the originally offered expedition photographer cannot lead the tour, they will be replaced by another photographer who has experience in the same destination. Such changes will not be sufficient grounds for a refund other than what is stated in the cancellation policy.

Until the moment of booking, prices and itineraries may vary or change without prior notice.

Itineraries may be altered during the tour to accommodate the creative and cultural aspirations and interests unanimous to the tour group upon the decision of the leader photographer.

Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions reserve the right, without penalty, to change and / or modify itineraries and staff presented on this website, catalogue, brochure whenever deemed necessary to ensure participant’s health and safety, comfort, or convenience.

Modification of itinerary and Liabilities

Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions reserve the right to cancel any trip due to inadequate enrolment making the tour economically infeasible to operate, or due to concerns of safety and / or health and welfare of participants registered with the tour. In a case where a tour is cancelled by Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions, Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions will refund any and all monies paid to them. In the event that it becomes infeasible to conduct the tour as planned, Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions will refund or provide a credit to a future Sean Graham and Legend Expedition tour equal to monies already paid to them.

Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions reserve the right, without penalty, to change and / or modify itineraries and staff presented on this website, catalogue, brochure whenever deemed necessary to ensure participant’s health and safety, comfort, or convenience.

If a trip is cancelled in progress, the registered participant will receive either a refund that is prorated to the number of days not completed on the tour in progress, or a credit that is prorated to the number of days not completed on the tour in progress for a future tour with Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions.

Applicants / Participants acknowledge that travel with Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions requires a level of flexibility with regards to circumstances beyond or within control, and understand that elements such as but not limited to types of transportation, accommodation, route of itinerary, are subject to change due to local circumstances both beyond and within control.

Applicants / Participants acknowledge that weather, political and local conditions, while on a tour, may become severe, adverse, uncomfortable, or unpleasant, and that medical services and facilities may not be readily available or reachable during some or all of the tour, and that such conditions will not be grounds for a refund. Every effort and resource immediately available will be employed during emergencies.

Applicants / Participants further acknowledge they are aware that risks involved in undertaking such a tour in remote  parts of the world include illness, injury or death as resulting from forces of nature, illness, criminal conduct, or wilful or negligent acts by third parties, or acts of terrorism.

Leader / Photographer / Booking agent

Destinations, amount of attention given to destinations and pace of the tour are chosen and determined by Sean Graham and are based on his personal experience, research, business relationships that have been established over time and researched accounts by fellow travellers. Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions neither own or operate any entity that does or will provide services on your tour such as but not limited to airlines, buses, ferry, vessel or any other transportation company, accommodation / lodging facilities, guides, guide services, any local operators, service providers or organisers of services of excursions that are optional, etc. All such entities and persons are independent contractors, therefore Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions are not liable for any act, failure to act, wilful or negligent of any such entity or person or third party. Until the moment of booking, prices and itineraries may vary or change without prior notice.

While travelling with Legend Expeditions the applicant / participants agree, within reason of health and safety, comfort and convenience, to accept the authority of the leader / Photographer or local operator at all times.

Services included in cost of tours

Details will depend on the expedition but all will include:

  • 24 hour concierge / assistance
  • Transportation within the tour’s itinerary including domestic flights
  • All accommodation – double rooms on a shared basis. (Single room supplement option available)
  • Tutoring by photographer on technical functions, creative techniques, digital editing
  • Assistance at all airports and hotels
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to all sites on itineraries
  • Meals that are included with accommodation and / or activities. (Subject to third parties and their offers)

Services not included in cost of  tours

  • International or domestic flights to /and /or from origin of tour
  • Visas
  • Camera and equipment
  • Meals not specified in the table
  • Optional activities and visits
  • Personal extras such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.
  • Air taxes
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Any other item not mentioned as included
  • Tips

Passports / Visas

It is the responsibility of the registered participants to ensure they obtain the proper visa for the country they will tour, and that their passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end date of their tour. Passports and visa must be carried at all times by the registered participants during the tour. It is recommended that participants make photocopies of their ID and Visa pages of their passports. Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions will not accept responsibility for participant’s refused entry to a country based on lack of or incorrect visa and / or passport documentation.

Applicants/  Participants acknowledge it is their sole responsibility to ensure they have all the proper documents required to travel to and within the destination of the tour.

Accommodation

All accommodation will be double occupancy on a shared basis. All rooms will be equipped with either a fan or AC with the exception of accommodation without electricity in rare cases. Participants travelling together will be paired together, otherwise participants are paired up by same gender.

Applicants / Participants acknowledge that while travelling in developing countries such as the one they are touring, accommodation standards may not be up to developed country standards, especially the further we venture off the beaten track.

Single participants

A single occupancy supplement for accommodation is available, at an additional cost, for those who prefer to be in a room by themselves. Additional cost for a single supplement will depend on the tour. Otherwise, those travelling alone, who do not mind sharing, will be assigned to a roommate of the same gender.

Insurance 

Medical

Sean Graham and Legend Expeditions will not be liable for any medical expenses incurred while on the tour. We Strongly recommend participants maintain medical insurance coverage valid for overseas / international medical treatment and services.

Travel

We Strongly recommend to take out travel insurance to help minimise your risk of monetary losses due to unforeseen complications with airlines, your health and ability to travel, anything that would cause you to cancel your flight and tour.