Travel Documents: A valid passport and visas are required for travel to countries on our tours. We will secure visas for you provided all necessary forms and documents are received by us at least two months in advance. However, visa fees, mailing cost and the documents remain the responsibility of the tour member.
Inoculation Requirements: Vaccination and inoculation requirements vary from time to time. At the time of printing this brochure there were no requirements. Please consult Public Health Services or your physician for their recommendation.
Custom Restrictions: Travelers can bring in items of personal effect and limited quantities of liquor and cigarettes. Cameras and other equipment are allowed but must be taken out of the country on departure.
Single Traveler: If you are alone and wish to travel on share basis, we will assign you a roommate, if one is available. If for any reason including cancellation or incompatibility, we have to assign you a single room at any time, you will have to pay the single room supplement.
Public Holidays: During certain holidays, some of the museums and monuments may not be open to visitors. Most of the museums are closed on Mondays.
Personal and Private Modular Tour Packages and Customized Tours (FITs): Daily breakfast is included with all tours. Meals are included only on Palace On Wheels, The Royal Orient, trains,houseboats, in wildlife sanctuaries and while on trek as listed. In all other places meals could be provided at a supplement. Non air-conditioned transportation will be provided unless specified. Air-conditioned transportation available at a supplement.
Not Included in Tour Price: Passport and visa fees, luggage and flight insurance, airport taxes, beverages and meals not provided as a part of the tour arrangement, taxes and tips on services not included in the itinerary, laundry service, room service, gratuity to escorts, drivers and guides and any other item not specifically listed as included.
Special Information: Travel arrangements in Tibet, Bhutan, Myanmar, Palace On Wheels, Royal Orient and wildlife sanctuaries are handled by government agencies. Itinerary remains subject to change at their discretion. Deposits for these tours and FIT arrangements are non-refundable. Final payment is due when required, usually 75 days in advance. All tours in this brochure must be booked in its entirety. There will be no refund for unused services for any reason. All changes are subject to handling fee of $ 100.00 per change plus airline and hotel charges.
How to Book: A deposit of US $300.00 per person is required at the time of booking in order to confirm space on the tour. Initial deposit could be by check or any acceptable Credit Card. Published prices reflect cash discount if paid by check. Final payment is due seventy-five days prior to departure or when requested. Final payment by credit cards have bank- processing fee of 3.5% for Visa and Master card and 5.5% for American Express, Diners and Discover cards. If flights are included in the itinerary, airfare is required at the time of booking. A Credit Card Authorization form must be completed, signed and submitted. By signing the authorization form, the passenger also agrees that any refund claims and/or discrepancies on non-delivered services will be sent to Maharaja Holidays, Inc. customer service department and that the passenger waives and relinquishes any and all rights to charge back items against the credit card. Third party credit cards will not be accepted under any circumstances. Maharaja Holidays, reserves the right to decline a credit card as a form of payment at its sole discretion.
Tour Prices Include:
Hotels: Accommodations are in five / four / three or negotiated hotel as per itinerary as indicated or best available based on two people sharing a room with private facilities.
Single Rooms: Single rooms occupancy are at a supplement as shown for each tour.
Meals: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner on board Palace on Wheels, The Royal Orient, in wildlife sanctuaries, houseboats and while on trek. Daily breakfast is included in all places. Lunch and dinner are at a supplement as shown for each tour.
Transfers: All transfers between airports and hotels by private cars/coaches.
Sightseeing and Excursions: Comprehensive sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary with English speaking guides and entrance fees.
Land Transportation: Air conditioned private cars/coaches will be utilized according to local availability.
Baggage Handling: One piece of normal size luggage per person, at owner’s risk, will be handled between airports and hotels.
Taxes, Tips and Gratuities: All normal room taxes and service charges as levied by hotels are included. Tips to waiters and bellboys are left to individual discretion.
Tour Escort: A tour manager will escort groups of 10 or more. Smaller groups will have same services by local hosts.
Cancellation Insurance: We strongly recommend insurance coverage for any unexpected contingency. Please ask for details or buy online at Resources for Traveler
Changes, Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. All confirmed bookings are subject to US $ 150.00 per person administrative fee. In addition, following, per person, charges will apply: if received 60 days prior, US $ 200.00; if received between 59 and 30 days prior, US $ 300.00; if received between 29 and 15 days prior US $ 500.00; if received between 14 and 7 days prior US $ 750.00; thereafter 100% of land cost will be forfeited. In programs which include Tibet, Myanmar, Bhutan, wildlife parks, Palace On Wheels, The Royal Orient, trekking, river rafting and FIT arrangements the deposits are non-refundable and the cancellation charges are: if received 61 days prior, $ 500.00; if received between 60 and 31 days prior, 50%; thereafter 100%. Airfares remain subject to rules and regulations of the concerned airlines. Some airfares are non-refundable for any reason. The bank processing fees are non-refundable due to card processing agencies and banks policies. Please allow eight weeks to process refunds.
Responsibilities: Maharaja Holidays, Inc ,2600 W.Peterson Avel # 203, Chicago, IL 60659, USA and its associates act only as agents for the owners and contractors providing means of transportation and other related services and shall not be or become liable or responsible in any way in connection with such means of transportation or other services, or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect of any person or property howsoever caused or arising. We reserve the right to cancel or withdraw any tour prior to its departure and in such cases the refund will be limited to monies received by Maharaja Holidays, Inc.® We also reserve the right to accept or retain any person as a member of tour at anytime and the refund in such cases will be limited to the actual cost of unfinished portion of the tour or as recovered by us from foreign suppliers. We cannot be held responsible for any expense or inconvenience caused by delayed or canceled transportation services, changes of schedule, strikes or any other condition beyond our control. We neither own nor operate any of the suppliers? services. It is recognized and agreed by the participants that changes in itineraries and accommodations may be necessary and the extra cost in such cases are to be paid to Maharaja Holidays, Inc.® Traveler/s select tours, places of visit and activities on their own free will and neither Maharaja Holidays, Inc.® nor booking agents participate in the process. Travel, transportation and living conditions, situations and standards vary from place to place. Personal satisfaction cannot and is not guaranteed.
Air India, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways and other participating carriers and transportation companies are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their planes or conveyance.
Resolution of Dispute: Any controversy or claim arising from, or to Maharaja Holidays’ trip shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration rules of the American Arbitration association and proceedings shall be conducted in the Cook County, Illinois.