ABEN goes to Ghana! Journey to the African country that has the unique distinction of being situated in the center of the earth, where the prime meridian passes through it. See Ghana! Feel Ghana! Taste Ghana! You will be in the hands of an experienced Ghanaian who knows the landscape, the culture and the traditions. Our guide has curated an authentic experience that combines an exploration of three exciting regions filled with nature, adventure, arts and culture.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All passengers are required to formally accept HIM Tours Ghana’s Terms & Conditions. You (hereinafter Travelers) are entering into this travel agreement with HIM Tours Ghana. Please read these terms carefully before making a deposit or payment for a Tour. These terms may be supplemented by additional terms and conditions specific to your Tour (“Supplemental Terms”). In the event of a conflict between this agreement and the supplemental terms, the supplemental terms will apply.
All bookings must be accompanied by a non-refundable $250 deposit. No travel arrangements will be booked unless the deposit is paid.
Guests are required to make reservations in the full name that is verified on his/her government documentation that will be used for traveling. If you need to make any changes to a name after travel documents have been issued, clients will be responsible for all name change fees, if applicable. HIM Tours Ghana will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive an invoice or documents or are denied boarding due to inaccurate information.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents. Passports are required to be valid for at least six months after the date of travel. Some countries require a full blank “VISA” page in the passport for stamping purposes. Any information provided in the travel description pertains to U.S. citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.
All payments to HIM Tours Ghana are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is due to contractual agreements with hotels, airlines, and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This will also allow us to price our packages competitively and allows you to make monthly payments on your vacation. However, HIM Tours Ghana will provide a travel credit if the company suspends the trip. Any travel credit must be used within 12 months from the date the credit is issued.
Reservations can be paid in full at the time of booking. If reservations are not paid in full, then monthly installment payments can be arranged. Monthly installment payments that are 30 days past due will cancel automatically. There are no refunds, and deposits shall be forfeited. A fee of $250 per traveler will apply to reinstate your reservation.
If final and full payments are not received by the applicable due date(s), reservations are subject to cancellation, and all funds are forfeited. You can enroll in our automatic billing and relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, we’ll calculate an evenly divided automatic billing payment for you. You will know in advance your payment due date for each month that your payment will be processed. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge.
REINSTATEMENT OF RESERVATION
Suppose your travel reservations have been canceled, and you notify us within 14 days that you want to reinstate your reservations. In that case, a service reinstatement fee of $250 will be added to your invoice and must be paid in advance in order to apply for reconfirmation of services.
Once reservations have been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIM Tours Ghana strongly recommends that you purchase trip cancellation and medical insurance. HIM Tours Ghana does not provide insurance applications or recommendations. Any questions about what travel insurance does or does not cover should be addressed directly to the travel insurance company. If you decline insurance coverage, you will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with your travel arrangements. You could lose your travel investment and/or have to pay more money to correct the situation.
Service charges as imposed by lodging facilities, taxes by local administrations, and government authorities on lodging are included in all services rendered to the group. Airport taxes and fuel surcharge are included in the price of the Tour and are subject to change without prior notice.
THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Expense of passports, laundry, visa, wines, liquors, mineral water, lunch/dinner (unless indicated) and after supper coffee or tea or items not found on the menu, excessive baggage expenses, and all items of a personal nature, plus those not listed as being included in the tour price.
Hotel industry standards may require a credit card charge upon checking into your room for incidentals. You and your roommates should discuss this before checking in. You should also use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. All double occupancy rooms requested are standard twin beds (two single beds) rooms with private facilities. Please understand although we will make a bed type request on your behalf, bed types are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases is strictly at the discretion of the hotel’s management on a run-of-house basis. All hotel rates are based on HIM Tours Ghana, travel agreements with its suppliers, and are not negotiable. Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m.; check-out time is by noon.
Roommate matching is available. When making your reservations, please select “double occupancy” and send an email to email@example.com to request roommate matching or notify us of an already chosen roommate. If we cannot match you with a roommate, you’ll be upgraded to single occupancy.
AIRLINE CONFIRMATION, SEAT ASSIGNMENTS, AND MISSED FLIGHTS
It is important that you confirm your flights with the airline prior 72 prior to departure for international flights. Failure to confirm international flights or failure to use any portion of an airline reservation may result in automatic cancellation by the airline for all continuing and return flights. Familiarize yourself with your airline’s policies and requirements before booking. Unless stated otherwise by the airlines, it is important to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours prior to departure for international flights. Late arrival at the airport can result in loss of assigned seats or denial of boarding. Denial of boarding is not eligible for refund or travel insurance reimbursement. Airfare re-booking is subject to airline penalties, re-booking fees, plus any cost difference of the new flight. Seat assignments are subject to change by the airline without notice. Airline Frequent Flier Programs: Passengers are responsible for contacting their airline directly regarding mileage eligibility and accrual. Airline frequent flier programs determine whether to award miles in part or in total based on their own rules, which are updated frequently.
Transportation is provided as indicated for each Tour by HIM Tours Ghana. If you deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates as stated in the itinerary, you will be responsible for purchasing your own transportation to the hotel. In the case of a delay, whether due to flight delay, immigration, and customs, or time spent reporting baggage damage or loss, it will be your responsibility to make other transportation arrangements, such as a taxi.
SIGHTSEEING & ITINERARY
Prices include programming, planning, handling, and operational charges and are based on current rates of exchange, tariffs, and taxes in effect at the time of publication. HIM Tours Ghana reserves the right to cancel, withdraw or change the Tour in whole or in part at any time in the event a change is deemed necessary by HIM Tours Ghana. On dates including, but not limited to, religious holidays and national celebrations, some monuments and sites may be closed. On these occasions, touring itineraries may be amended to reflect these closures. Occasionally, during holidays and certain periods, and/or due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather conditions, there may be last-minute changes. Changes may occur after arrival and may affect the sequence of the Tour, locations visited, and/or hotels. Therefore, we reserve the right to adjust the sequence and/or substitute any hotels with others of similar accommodations. In such cases, there will be no cost adjustment. National monuments and tourist sites regularly undergo renovations, which can obscure the monument’s view. No tour will be canceled due to renovations; however, HIM Tours Ghana will decide, based on the conditions, whether to amend an itinerary. We will not give a breakdown of the price of a tour or its parts. HIM Tours Ghana’s itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time. These suggestions do not constitute an endorsement of any specific service provider, and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently and with due consideration.
We will be transported by motor vehicle for sightseeing. The size of the transportation is determined by the number of participants. HIM Tours Ghana tours have been designed to accommodate individuals as well as groups. Times listed in the itineraries are approximate and meant only as guidelines. Some itineraries may have an early morning start time for sightseeing in order to complete the tour during daylight hours to avoid afternoon heat in tropical and desert climates. It is your responsibility to arrive on time. Arriving late may be considered a “no-show,” in which case you will not be eligible for a refund for the unused service(s). We cannot guarantee the number of passengers who will be on any given tour.
Tipping is encouraged. The quality of service should dictate your generosity to those who serve you.
To ensure the desired group vibe, HIM Tours Ghana reserves the right to accept, reject or expel any individual who is deemed disruptive or incompatible with the interests of the group. Including, but not limited to, individuals who are intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs leading to a negative experience for the remainder of the group. Expenses, including cancellation fees and/or costs for alternate travel plans or to return home, will necessarily be borne by the passenger. All unused services are non-refundable.
HIM Tours Ghana may take photographs or videos of its vacations, and trip participants must grant HIM Tours Ghana permission to do so and for it to be used for promotional or commercial use without payment of any compensation to the participants.
All children under eighteen must be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children, including providing any necessary safety equipment (such as infant/child seats) where appropriate. Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children. If a person under eighteen will be traveling with an adult other than his/her parents or with only one parent, a notarized letter written by the parents, or non-traveling parent, granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel, should be carried.
TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
To fully enjoy your HIM Tours Ghana tour, we recommend that you select a trip that is suitable to your physical capabilities. Tour participants requiring any form of assistance, including travelers with physical disabilities and sight or hearing impairments, are required to notify HIM Tours Ghana Tour prior to reservation for review and our agreement. Additionally, the tour participant must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers, or other Tour, hotel, and ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. In order to participate in escorted tours, passengers must be able to understand and follow instructions given by the Tour Director at all times, both for the successful operation of the Tour as well as for their personal safety. HIM Tours Ghana reserves the right to reject participation or remove any individual from a tour if notification was not provided and/or when, in our sole judgment, continued participation would significantly hinder the services to be provided to all guests. Expenses, including cancellation fees and/or costs for alternate travel plans or to return home, will be the passenger’s sole responsibility. Escorted tours are fast-paced, often requiring lengthy walks over uneven terrain. In the interests of group harmony, clients should be able to maintain the pace of the Tour. Clients with special needs may be better served independently.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any matter beyond our exclusive control, including but not limited to a delay or cancellation that causes you to miss all or any portion of the Retreat, acts of God, acts of government, war, terrorist acts, riots, disaster, weather extremes or strikes. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. You understand that healthcare standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating health conditions. For information concerning possible dangers at foreign destinations, we recommend you contact the Travel Warnings Section of the U.S. State Department at (202) 647- 5225 or www.travel.state.gov and click on “Travel Warnings.” For medical information, we recommend contacting the Centers for Disease Control at (877) FYI-TRIP or www.cdc.gov/travel.
I am aware that traveling, such as the trips that I am undertaking, may involve hazardous activities with a risk of illness, injury, or death, which may be caused by forces of nature, animals, insects, or flora, the negligence of HIM Tours Ghana, or other persons and companies known or unknown, or of the willful or criminal conduct of third parties. I am aware that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant. I am also aware that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible during some or all of the time during which I am participating in the trip. In order to partake of the enjoyment and excitement of this trip, I am willing to accept the risks and uncertainty involved as being an integral part of my adventure. I hereby accept and assume full responsibility for any and all risks of illness, injury, or death and of the negligence of HIM Tours Ghana and agree to hold harmless and release HIM Tours Ghana from claims of third-party negligence.
I understand the physical requirements of the activity in which I will be participating, and I currently have no known physical, medical, or mental condition which would impair my ability to participate in this Tour or my safety in this activity. I am willing to assume all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition. I hereby authorize HIM Tours Ghana or my local ground handler or others to arrange for any emergency medical treatment and hospitalization as may be necessary for me because of participation in this activity without my further consent.
I am aware that while on or traveling to or from my trip, I might be exposed to COVID-19 from other people, animals, or objects. I assume all risks of any contacts, including sickness, incapacity, or death, and agree to hold harmless HIM Tours Ghana from any such developments.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
HIM Tours Ghana and its Agents assume no liability or responsibility for any injuries or loss of property, accident, delay, changes in schedule or itinerary, or incidental damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of HIM Tours Ghana or by any person or reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this Tour or any part thereof or in arranging for same. The airline carriers and other transportation companies whose services are featured in these tours are not to be held responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and HIM Tours Ghana.
HIM Tours Ghana is not liable for any errors made by the client creating their own bookings online. By booking online, clients take full responsibility for any errors that may occur (name misspellings, incorrect travel dates, etc.). HIM Tours Ghana is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches, or negligence of any supplier, or personal injuries, death, property damage, or other damages or expenses resulting from causes outside of the control of HIM Tours Ghana.
HIM Tours Ghana shall not be responsible for travel delays or cancellations or any illness, death, injury, damage, or loss of vacation time arising from changes to itineraries due to mechanical, weather, or world events beyond our control. These are at the sole discretion of the cruise line and may occur without notice. Any applicable compensation resulting from such occurrences is also at the sole discretion of the supplier. HIM Tours Ghana shall not be liable for any injuries, damages, or losses incurred by the traveler in connection with, or by supplier employees or contractors, terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures, or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside of the control of HIM Tours Ghana.
The traveler assumes the complete and full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, inoculations, or other entry requirements for each destination as well as re-entry into the U.S., and all safety or security conditions at such destinations, in connection with the proposed travel. For information concerning possible dangers at international destinations, check the Travel Advisory Section of the U.S. Department of State website.
Double occupancy is contingent upon being able to match you with a suitable roommate. If roommate matching is not available, single occupancy will be the default option. Please note the deposit is non-refundable.
Please note the deposit is non-refundable.
Akwaaba! You are home. Welcome to the Motherland. You will arrive in Accra, a bustling metropolis reminiscent of New York City - only more colorful and more culture. Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, located on the southern coast at the Gulf of Guinea, which is part of the Atlantic Ocean. Accra is known for its love for music, art and scintillating nightlife. After a long flight you will head to your hotel to check in, relax and prepare for a full day of touring the next day.
Optional: If you desire tailor made clothing, we will arrange for a seamstress to bring fabric selections and take your measurements. Your clothing will be delivered before your departure.