Booking Terms & Conditions
AGREEMENT: By booking and making payment for a tour or workshop (hereafter referred to as “tour”) via Toucan Tours the tour participant (hereafter referred to as “you”) confirm that you have read, understood and agree to abide by the following terms & conditions.
TOUR INFORMATION: All information about each tour is described in detail on our website toucantours.co however the information is subject to change as we constantly improve our programs. Toucan Tours works in partnership with several tour operators for tours realized outside of Toucan Tours’s facilities.
PRICING: The price of all tours listed on our website toucantours.co are current and are subject to change without notice due to any significant change of any item’s cost or exchange rate variations. Pricing may include a booking fee.
PAYMENTS: Payment must be made prior to the tour. Payments can be made by credit card online or at the Toucan Tours. Tour guides are not authorised to accept payments.
IVA (Sales Tax): In certain circumstances foreign tourists are exempt from paying 19% sales tax (IVA). Where this is indicated on the tour information you are required to present your passport prior to the tour and a copy retained by Toucan Tours to meet Colombian tax obligations. Without a photocopy of your passport Toucan Tours are obliged by law to charge 19% IVA. Colombians and foreign nationals with a Colombian cedula are always obliged to pay IVA.
INSURANCE: In order to be covered by our insurance policy, you must provide the following personal details prior to the start of the tour – full name and passport number.
MINIMUM TOUR PARTICIPANTS: Each tour is subject to a minimum number of participants which is stated on our website toucantours.co. If you purchase a tour and the minimum number of participants is not reached for that tour, you will have the option to transfer to the next available tour or be refunded 100% of the tour price. You must advise your decision within 24 hours of the start time of the cancelled tour.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: A full refund will be given where cancelled in writing 48 hours prior to tour departure. Refunds usually take 5-10 days, sometimes more depending on your bank. Since tours are charged for and refunded in USD if you paid with a non USD based credit card there may be a chance that the refunded amount may be more or less that the amount paid due to exchange rate fluctuations, which is out of our control. In the event of serious medical illness or any emergency that may prevent you from participating in the tour, a 100% refund will be given upon presentation of a doctor’s medical report or police certificate within 48 hours of the intended tour start date. The weather in and around Medellin is unpredictable and the city can experience all 4 seasons in one day. Despite this all our tours/workshops operate regardless of the weather condition and will never be cancelled due to inclement weather. It is your responsibility to arrive at the departure point at the recommended time, please take into account traffic, weather conditions and the difficulty of obtaining public transport on certain dates, and at at certain times, in your planning.
HEALTH AND FITNESS REQUIREMENTS: Although none of our tours could be described as “adventure tours” we recommend you be in good health and in normal physical condition capable of keeping up with a brisk walk. It is vital that if you have medical problems, or any condition that may impair your health, that you make them known to us before departure and bring any necessary medication.
AGE: Our tours are generally recommended for ages 18 to 50 years. If you wish to bring children under the age of 18 please consult with Toucan Tours prior during the booking process. Likewise if you are over 50 years of age. There is no discount for children, unless shown during the booking process.
DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: If you have a special dietary requirement or food allergy please advise prior to the tour departure. On our day-tours where a country style lunch is provided generally a vegetarian option will be available. In the rural countryside we cannot guarantee they have the expertise to meet the requirements of vegans or other special dietary requirements. We recommend you consult with us prior to booking and if in doubt bring suitable food with you, just to be sure.
BEHAVIOR: Toucan Tours may refuse to carry a person whose behavior is detrimental to the enjoyment of the group. You agree to accept the authority of the guides and accept their decisions. Our staff are entitled to a safe working environment and our passengers to a great experience. Any threats to safety, whether physical or verbal, or inappropriate behavior may result in removal from the tour. If a guide requires a passenger to leave the vehicle, no refunds will be given and that passenger will be responsible for his/her own travel costs and arrangements from that point.
LIABILITY: Toucan Tours and its service providers claim no responsibility for any loss, damage, accident, injury, sickness or schedule change due to weather, strike or any other cause that is beyond our control. We will make every effort to safeguard our customers and their personal property, but cannot be held responsible for personal events beyond the tour operator’s control, or to damage sustained by tour participants including those occurring outside the touring program. Whilst we provide insurance for most tours, this is a backup, you should also have comprehensive travel insurance to meet all contingencies.
Toucan Tours and its service providers reserve the right to alter routes, itineraries or departure times, without prior notice, should the necessity arise. Toucan Tours also assumes no responsibility for any act of negligence or omission whatsoever, by any company whose services are used as part of the tours.
COMPLAINTS & SUGGESTIONS: We are always trying to improve our tours to ensure we are Medellin’s number one tour provider. If you would like to submit a complaint or suggestion it should be made in writing via e-mail – [email protected]
Toucan Tours abides by Law 679 of August 3, 2001 issued by the Colombian Congress, with provisions which are given to prevent and counter exploitation, pornography and sex tourism with minors.
Toucan Tours is based in Medellin, Colombia.