Conozca.Tours is the official servicing portal for Conozca Israel, LLC, DBA: Giras a Tierra Santa, DBA: Conozca Travel based Palm Beach County, Florida and licensed in the State of Florida as SELLER OF TRAVEL REF. NO. ST38404, and in the State of California as Seller of Travel Ref No. 2130220-40

Passports and Visas:
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required.  Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months beyond the dates of travel.  Some countries require a full blank page in the passport for stamping purposes. Please visit the U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATE – BUREAU of CONSULAR AFFAIRS for the latest information regarding all passport matters.  Be advised that any information provided pertains only to US citizens.  Non-US citizens should check with their respective consulate(s) and the consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan on visiting. 

Travel Protection with Allianz
Travel protection is no longer optional.  It is now a requirement for travel outside of your immediate medical coverage area, and compulsory.  There are many options available in the marketplace; however, we recommend Travel Protection that helps provide coverage for Medical Coverage as well as Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, the Loss or Delay of your Baggage, Emergency Transportation and so much more.  Travel Protection Plans are non-refundable beyond the 10 day review period offered to you by the issuer of the policy.  For a summary of the plan details on coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions, please refer to the Description of Coverage provided by your insurer.

Documents:
Provided full payment is received no later than your Final Payment Due date, final travel documents will be sent via email 21 days prior to the onset of your scheduled departure.  If paper documents are requested when e-documents are available, documents will be delivered via FedEx approximately 14-21 days prior, and a delivery fee of $30 will apply. A complete street address is required, unfortunately we cannot delivery to a PO Box address. 

Children:
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Certainly suppliers may impose a minimum age for children on their escorted tours. There is no minimum age on independent packages; however, restrictions may still apply.  Certain suppliers may provide discounts for children under the age of 12; however, this is solely up to the discretion of the supplier and is not within the control of our company.  If traveling with children under the age of 18, the accompanying adults are responsible for the safety of their children including to provide any necessary safety equipment (such as infant/child seats) where required.  Please note that many countries have adopted practices to prevent international abductions of children.  If a person under the age of 18 years 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.

PRICES:  Prices are per person based upon what is commonly referred to as ‘double-occupancy’ which is a shared twin room occupancy.  Prices do not include items of a personal nature such as laundry, meals or beverages (unless otherwise denoted in the tour you are purchasing), passports fees, visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions.  Prices are correct at time of publication; however, as airfares continually fluctuate and classes of service may have limited capacity, tour package prices and availability will change accordingly.  In case of human or computer error, Conozca Israel, LLC reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service.  A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay a declared increase, provided Conozca Israel, LLC receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION: 

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation *
All reservations: 15% of the cost per person.  Travel Protection (Travel Insurance) premiums are not covered by the initial deposit.  Insurance premiums may be paid at any time prior to or with final payment and become effective on the date the payment is processed by the insurer.  We do not recommend you wait until the last minute to purchase your travel protection (travel insurance), because the process is subject to underwriting approval by the insurer, and their terms and conditions can change without prior notice.

Full Payment: All reservations: 90 days prior to departure date; unless otherwise denoted in the offering. 

Late Payment:  If there is any outstanding balance by the Final Payment Due date listed on your invoice, all travel services will be subject to automatic cancellation.  A service reinstatement fee of $50 will be added to your invoice and must be paid in advance in order to apply for reconfirmation of services, if available.

Last Minute:  All reservations must be made no later than 60 days prior to departure.  If requested services cannot be confirmed, payment will be refunded.  If services are confirmed, final payment is due within 24 hours and all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

Form of Payment:  Our travel packages are offered at a discounted rate to help facilitate your payment by personal check, US bank certified check, United States Postal Service (USPS) money orders, wire transfer, or direct deposit into our business account.  Major credit cards or debit cards are also accepted as methods of payment; however, they are subject to a 3.5% administrative recovery fee.  Third-party credit cards are not acceptable.  Payments made by wire transfer must include an additional $25 wire transfer fee.  There is a $50 fee for returned checks.

Cancellation:  All cancellation requests must be made in writing. (A) by email to: info@conozcaisrael.com or (B) by certified mail, sent to: Conozca Israel, LLC, 1279 W. Palmetto Park Rd. #272022, Boca Raton, Florida 33427.   Refunds will be processed within 30 days after receiving your cancellation request.  If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 5 business days, you must call 855-742-5665 to ensure your request has been received.  Cancellation terms will apply and are calculated on the date that the written cancellation is received and may vary by the supplier of your services.  Non refundable flight arranges will be subject to 100% penalty cancellation fee, a policy that is strictly owned by the issuing airlines.  Land packages, tour packages and cruises will have their own cancellation policies, which are strictly owned by the supplier.  In the event that the package or services you are requesting to cancel is one that is prepared and sold exclusively by Conozca Israel, LLC then our cancellation terms and conditions will apply.  Our travel documentation include our cancellation terms and it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with them.

Refunds:  Refunds will be processed within 30 days after receiving your cancellation request.  All refunds must be processed in the same manner in which they were received.  If you paid by credit, we will refund your credit card.  In the event that we are not able to reverse the credit card charge, we will then issue you a check, payable in our local currency, USD, minus any credit card processing fees that may have been incurred as a result of your transaction. 

Special Events & Products:  Deposit, Final Payment, and Cancellation penalties may differ for special events, some customized groups including group tour airfares, tours with internal flights, and/or certain sea cruises based on cabin category, length of sailing, and seasonality, as well as select packages and hotels, and will be advised at time of booking on your invoice.

Reservation Changes:  Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person charge plus any additional supplier fees, unless other denoted in terms and conditions specific to the supplier and service being offered.  This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers, if at all possible.  Please note that name changes with an airline reservations may be subject to a full cancellation and re-booking service fee plus the difference in airfare, if applicable.  Replacing a traveling passenger with another traveling passenger constitutes a cancellation, subject to cancellation penalties, and is not covered by this Reservation Changes policy.  Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider.  There are no refunds for unused services.

TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES:  In order to fully enjoy your Conozca Israel, LLC, 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, sight or hearing impairments, are required to notify Conozca Israel, LLC 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, 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.  Conozca Israel, LLC reserves the right to reject participation or remove any individual from a tour in the event that notification was not provided and/or when, in our sole judgement, 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 responsibility of the passenger.  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. Conozca Israel, LLC can suggest touring options based upon specific requirements.

Wheelchairs & Walkers:

USA Tours:

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA), Conozca Travel seeks to accommodate disabled travelers to the extent possible and consistent with the specific tour itinerary.  Nevertheless, you may find that certain tour features may not be accessible to the extent that you require a wheelchair, scooter, or other special equipment to participate.  We cannot provide individual assistance to travelers with wheelchairs or other mobility devices.  We regret that some itineraries cannot accommodate wheelchairs or motorized scooters.  Passengers are required to advise Conozca Israel, LLC of their accessibility requirements prior to booking in order for Conozca Israel, LLC to determine if reasonable accommodations are available.  Conozca Israel, LLC will endeavor to accommodate special access needs, but does not guarantee that it will be able to do so in all cases.

International Tours:

Hotels, sea and river cruises outside of the United States are not required to comply with ADA requirements and therefore may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorized scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walkers and motorized scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches and river cruises.

Service Animals:

Service animals cannot be accommodated on international escorted tours.  Passengers on USA escorted tours who require a service dog because of a disability should check with Conozca Israel, LLC prior to booking a tour.

Airline Booking:

Conozca Israel, LLC offers a choice of airlines and airfares for your convenience, but is not responsible for the services and policies imposed by the airline selected.  Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice.  Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic due to schedule and/or flight changes.

Airline Contact Information:

Pursuant to TSA Secure Flight requirements, passengers are responsible to provide Conozca Israel, LLC with their name as it appears on their passport (or other government-issued I.D. when traveling), date of birth, gender, address, phone number, email and fax number (if available) for all passengers.  Passengers must ensure that names are correctly listed on their invoice.  Conozca Israel, LLC will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive an invoice or documents or are denied boarding due to inaccurate information.

Airline Name Changes:

Any name change including minor spelling corrections may require airline reservations to be cancelled and rebooked.  Reservations are subject to current availability and pricing at the time of rebooking.  Once airline tickets are issued, subsequent name corrections will be subject to an airline rebooking fee which may be as much as the full value of the airline ticket plus a $100 revision fee per change. Conozca Israel, LLC will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy.  Name changes must be advised in writing at info@conozcaisrael.com.

Airline Taxes & Surcharges:

If you purchased airfare, airline taxes and surcharges are included.  Prior to completion of full payment there is a potential for a price increase(s) due to increases in government-levied taxes and fees and/or increased surcharges.  To avoid potential increases, you may choose to accelerate your final payment in order that your tickets may be issued.  Once issued, airline tickets are no longer subject to potential increases but are fully non-refundable.  Certain overseas domestic flights are subject to air taxes which can only be paid locally; in these cases, the specific flights and amounts of those taxes are indicated in our package presentation and pre-departure documentation.

Airline Tickets:

Once full payment is received, Conozca Israel, LLC airline tickets will be issued and are fully non-refundable.  Should airline tickets require to be issued earlier than the Final Payment Due date, you may be required to pay a larger non-refundable deposit and/or complete full payment.  Once issued, airfare tickets normally may be changed prior to the departure date and the airfare applied toward travel within 12 months of the original date of issue for a change fee plus any difference in airfare; specific fees and policies may vary by airline.

Airline Seat Assignments:

As a courtesy service, airline seat assignments are requested on your behalf and are displayed in order of Passenger #1, #2 and so on.  Assignments reflect the best available seats at the time of booking.  Some airlines and/or fare types do not allow for pre-seating and require this be done at airport check-in only; in this case, the display shows “N/A”.  Seats are subject to change by your airline(s) including, for example, when there is a schedule change or equipment change after your initial booking; this may cause seat assignments to be changed or even cancelled.  In the event that you change seat assignments directly with your airline, changes will not be reflected on this display. At the time that Conozca Israel, LLC documents are issued, the currently assigned seats will be listed based on the assignments stored in your airline reservation at that time.  Should you have questions regarding your assignments, please write to us at info@conozcaisrael.com.

Airline Frequent Flier Programs:

Passengers are responsible to contact their airline directly regarding mileage eligibility and accrual.  Airline frequent flier programs determine whether to award miles in part or total based on their own rules which are updated frequently.  Some discounted or promotional airfares as well as some code-share flights are not eligible for mileage accrual.  We highly recommend passengers to provide their frequent flier account information whenever checking in online and/or at the airport check-in desk.  After travel has commenced, it is often not possible to apply for frequent mileage credit.  Passengers are also responsible to determine whether previously earned mileage may be applied to flights to secure upgrades.

Airline Schedule Changes:

In the event of an airline schedule change, Conozca Israel, LLC will make every effort to inform passengers of the schedule change and new flight schedule prior to departure.  Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for schedule changes including, when applicable, changes in routing and/or the number of stops in the itinerary.  Conozca Israel, LLC is unable to provide compensation for schedule changes, seat assignment modifications, or cancellations implemented by an airline.  In the event of any change in flight itinerary made directly between passengers and their airline, it is the passenger’s responsibility to inform Conozca Israel, LLC, in writing of the amended flight details.  Conozca Israel, LLC cannot be held responsible for land services, including arrival and/or departure transfers, if flights are changed without its knowledge.

Airline Baggage:

Checked bags are typically limited to a total dimension of 62 inches by adding length + width + height (example: 26″+26″+10″ = 62”), and a maximum weight of 50 lbs (23kg).  For specific requirements of your airline and for a complete list of fees, please visit the airlines website, as it may be different. Many airlines apply charges for checked bags.  Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for checked bag fees, excess luggage or weight charges levied by an airline. I f your luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form MUST be filed with the carrier before leaving the airport.

Hotel Accommodations:

All rooms are standard twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category.  Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability.  Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel’s management on a run-of-house basis.  Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds or one double bed plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person except in the U.S. and Canada, where triple rooms often consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway.  Some single rooms are smaller than a standard room size.  The number of persons accommodated does not dictate the room size. Although available at most 4 and 5 star hotels, use of air-conditioning abroad differs greatly from the United States.  Many European and Canadian hotels were built before central air-conditioning was introduced.  Air-conditioning is often shut down at night and from the end until the start of the summer months.  All hotel rates are based on Conozca Israel, LLC agreements with its suppliers and are not negotiable.  Hotel check-in time is generally not before 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. P lease be sure that adequate arrangements for accommodations have been taken into consideration when a late night flight is being used.  If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out will normally be 6:00 p.m.  We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard.  There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations.

Hotel & Cruise Profiles:

Conozca Israel, LLC hotel and cruise ship profiles are based upon information provided to Conozca Israel, LLC by hotel and cruise ship partners and their representatives, including images and descriptions of individual properties.  Star-ratings may differ from country to country. Conozca Israel, LLC does its best to maintain current information, however is not responsible for any inaccuracies, changes in description details or amenities, or images provided by third parties.

Meals:

As specified in each itinerary.  Meals are based on the hotel’s or restaurant’s buffet or set menu.  In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated.  Although Conozca Israel, LLC cannot make guarantees, every effort will be made to honor special dietary requests submitted in writing at least 72 hours prior to departure at info@conozcaisrael.com.

Transfers:

Transfers are provided as indicated for each tour by car, minibus, or motor coach provided airfare is purchased from Conozca Israel, LLC.  If you purchase a land-only tour, or if you deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates as stated in the itinerary, you will have the option to add transfer services to your reservation.  Your arrival transfer is guaranteed for up to one hour from your scheduled arrival time in order to compensate for minor delays.  Conozca Israel, LLC or the transfer company will not be responsible for flight delays, for any reason, beyond one hour from your originally scheduled arrival time.  In 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 transfer arrangements such as a taxi.  Transfer costs are not refundable and any additional expenses will be your responsibility.  The cost of a transfer is more expensive than hiring a taxi, as a Conozca Israel, LLC transfer is generally based on a round trip service(s), or ‘dead-leg’, meaning that our driver must come to the airport, hotel or pier only to pick you up and necessarily loses a one-way fare.  Often the places of call (airports, seaports, hotels) demand entrance and parking fees, where drivers may have to wait for up to an hour.  Conozca Israel, LLC transfer drivers, while not employees of Conozca Israel, LLC,  are reliable and work year-round for Conozca Israel, LLC clients.  They provide you with a full welcome service, transfer you to the correct location and are prepared to answer your questions along your ride. Passengers comfortable hiring a taxi on their own and do not require assistance will save money.

Sightseeing & Itinerary:

Will be operated by motor-vehicle, its size dictated by the number of participants.  Conozca Israel, LLC prepares in advance to accommodate individuals as well as groups.  The number of participants may vary during the tour, as Conozca Israel, LLC accommodates travelers arriving on different airlines and on different days of the week.  Times listed in itineraries are approximate and meant only as guidelines.  Some itineraries may have early morning start times for sightseeing in order to complete the touring during daylight hours or avoid afternoon heat in tropical and desert climates.  It is your responsibility to arrive on time for all scheduled flights, cruises, and package components.  Arriving late may be considered a “no-show”, in which case you will not be eligible for refund for the unused service(s).  We cannot guarantee the number of passengers who will be on any given tour.  You may find that you are traveling with a sizeable group or only with your own companions.  Services, however, will remain constant no matter the number of tour participants.  Conozca Israel, LLC imposes mandatory coach seat rotation with no exception.  Some buses are equipped with toilet facility, however they are strictly intended for emergency use only and often require the vehicle to stop for safety reasons before use.  Persons requiring any assistance or who have any form of disability should refer to section “Travelers With Disabilities”.  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, sometimes after arrival, in affecting 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 category. 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 cancelled due to renovations, however Conozca Israel, LLC will decide based on the conditions whether to amend an itinerary.  Conozca Israel, LLC 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.

Rail:

Once full payment is received, Conozca Israel, LLC will select train times, rail tickets will be issued and are fully non-refundable.  Except where requested in writing prior to final payment, rail tickets will typically be reserved for departures between 9 am and 12 noon, subject to availability. For passengers traveling independently, requests for alternative times will be considered but are strictly subject to availability.  Passengers traveling with a group may not request alternative train times.  Once issued, rail tickets are valid for the dates and times specified.  Some exchanges must be done locally at the station due to fare restrictions.  Changes may be subject to local charges, fees, and fare increases.  Once the booked train has departed, changes are no longer possible nor can amendments be completed on board the train. Conozca Travel does not control seat assignments which are entirely at the discretion of the rail companies.  Once rail tickets are issued they are fully non-refundable and non-changeable.

Car Rentals:

Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for the services and policies imposed by car rental companies. I t is important to review the details of your rental agreement provided locally.  Car rental companies typically require drivers to provide a valid license, major credit card and meet a minimum age requirement. Additional fees may apply for changes in rental length, drop off location, additional drivers and optional additional insurance coverage.  Passengers are responsible to become familiar with local traffic laws and road signs. Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for any expenses, fines or administrative fees for traffic violations, damage to the vehicle, theft of items inside the vehicle or of the vehicle itself.

Optional Sightseeing Tours:

A limited selection of optional sightseeing tours are available for purchase at any time until one week prior to departure.  Those associated with escorted and guided programs will be available for purchase locally based upon availability.  Some optional tours require a minimum number of participants and may not be operated; in such cases, the tour company will attempt to notify you locally, and you will receive a full refund upon your return home.  Optional tours may be conducted in more than one language.  Optional tours are subject to standard cancellation terms including being fully non-refundable once a trip has commenced.

Non-Operation of Escorted Tour:

Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants.  Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 45 days prior to the tour’s departure, and all money will be refunded.  Conozca Israel, LLC will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees.  Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, pandemics or government intervention, or warnings issued by the US Department of State will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by Conozca Israel, LLC ) able to continue.

Group Harmony:

To ensure the desired group synergy, Conozca Israel, LLC 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.

SEA CRUISES:

Cabin Assignment & Onboard Services:

All cruise assignments are completed at the time of booking. Conozca Israel, LLC cannot guarantee a specific assignment.  Where applicable, requests for dining room seating will be accepted by the maître d’hotel on sailing day.  Conozca Israel, LLC will accept requests for dining time preference, but cannot guarantee confirmation prior to embarkation.  Shore excursions may only be purchased aboard ship.

Ship & Itinerary Changes:

Cruise itineraries and ships are subject to change without notice.  Furthermore, cruise ships may be chartered and/or departure dates cancelled, in which case all monies will be refunded.  Conozca Israel, LLC takes no responsibility for ship substitutions or itinerary changes imposed by a cruise line and is not responsible for any losses you may incur including the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees.

Terms & Conditions:

Terms & Conditions governing the cruise component of a Tour & Cruise package apply to all customers sailing with each respective cruise company and may be viewed on the respective cruise operators website.

Medical Services:

While some ships do carry a doctor or nurse on-board, certain medical attention may require that local services will be contacted.  Resulting charges will be the responsibility of the passenger.  Conozca Israel, LLC and the cruise ship operator are not responsible for the services provided.

Health Requirements:

Check with your healthcare provider for up-to-date requirements. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and/or the World Health Organization (http://www.who.int/en/) for their recommendations.  Required inoculations, if any, must be recorded by clients’ health practitioner on a valid vaccination certificate which the client must carry for proof of inoculation where required. Individuals with heart disease, chronic illness, physical handicap, advanced pregnancy, or mental illness should not participate in these rigorous travel programs.  Any person who arrives to the destination ill with apparent fever or becomes ill during the tour, will be removed from the group and directed to a local medical facility for diagnosis.  Only upon clearance by an accredited medical facility will that individual be allowed to resume group travel.  All costs associated with medical treatment and related expenses such as additional hotel nights or transportation not included in the original itinerary, will necessarily be borne by the passenger.  Travel protection plans will only consider coverage with documentation and receipts for services provided by legally qualified health-care facilities, and in accordance with policy terms.

Please note that some countries may require aircraft cabin insecticide treatment for in-bound foreign flights.  A list of such countries is available at:
http://www.dot.gov/office-policy/aviation-policy/aircraft-disinsection-requirements.

Travel Safety Advice:

We strongly recommend that all tour participants review the destination country’s specific information at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html.

Luggage (Airlines):

Checked bags are typically limited to a total dimension of 62 inches by adding length + width + height (example: 26″+26″+10″ = 62”), and a maximum weight of 50 lbs (23kg).  For specific requirements of your airline and for a complete list of fees, please visit the airlines official website.  Many airlines apply charges for checked bags. Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for checked bag fees, excess luggage or weight charges levied by an airline.  Nor will Conozca Israel, LLC be responsible for luggage that is lost or damaged by the airline.  If your luggage is lost or damaged by the airlines, a baggage claim form MUST be filed with the carrier before leaving the airport.  We recommend that you use brightly colored luggage tags, straps or other identifiers to help you locate you luggage upon arrival or to describe it in the event that it is lost.

Luggage (Escorted Tours):

All Conozca Israel, LLC  escorted tour buses allow one piece of luggage per person, plus carry-on bag.  Additional baggage will be subject to a handling charge of $100 per piece.  As Conozca Israel, LLC will not be responsible for loss or damage to luggage and personal belongings, you MUST report any loss or damage immediately at the time of the incident and obtain a written report from the local authority for submission to your insurance provider. 

Tipping:

Complete tipping guidelines are provided with final travel documents.

CUSTOMER SERVICE:

All customer service issues must be submitted in writing.  Please notify us within 30 days following your return.  Claims for refund of undelivered services must be accompanied by payment receipt(s) and local documentation.  There will be no refunds for unused package tour services or features, including missed transfers due to airline changes and/or missed flights, unused meals, missed sightseeing tours, unused entrance fees, and accommodations.  Airline flight cancellations and delays for any reason are not the responsibility of Conozca Israel, LLC.  Submit your claim directly to the airline.  Conozca Israel, LLC does not guarantee airline response.  Eligible airline tickets may only be refunded once the original paper coupons are returned to Conozca Israel, LLC via a track-able overnight package; e-tickets do not need to be returned.  Lost paper tickets have no refund value.  Complaints regarding a hotel’s standards or amenities should be addressed directly with the hotel’s management.  Refunds are not normally considered by hotels if they were not given an opportunity to address those complaints locally.  Conozca Israel, LLC is not obliged to guarantee promises (written or verbal) made by local hotel staff, tour guides, or any other persons not under direct employ of Conozca Israel, LLC.

PASSENGER AGREEMENT:

All passengers are required to complete a Passenger Agreement prior to travel and, by so doing, formally accept Conozca Israel, LLC Terms & Conditions, Release from Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Agreement. Passengers booking online will be required to complete the Passenger Agreement at the time of booking.  Passengers booking via telephone will be provided a verbal review of the Passenger Agreement which will be delivered via email shortly after the time of booking.  Customers who are unable to receive and complete their Passenger Agreement via email may request the Agreement be provided via fax or mail.  Travel documents will not be released without a completed Passenger Agreement.  Conozca Israel, LLC reserves the right to cancel bookings and return deposits without a completed Passenger Agreement.

RELEASE FROM LIABILITY:

Conozca Israel, LLC., its shareholders, directors, officers, employees and affiliates, (collectively and doing business as “Giras a Tierra Santa” or “Conozca Travel”) does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, ownership or control over hotels or other lodging facilities, airline, vessel, bus, van or other transportation companies, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions or equipment used thereon, food service or entertainment providers, etc.  All such persons and entities are independent contractors.  As a result, Conozca Israel, LLC is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity, or of any other third party.  Without limitation, Conozca Israel, LLC is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay or inconvenience in connection with the provision of any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, force majeure, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, or the threat thereof, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, structural or other defective conditions in hotels or other lodging facilities, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for any failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart timely or safely, diseases and dangers associated with or bites from animals, pests or insects, marine life or vegetation of any sort, dangers incident to recreational activities such as swimming, kayaking, sailing, canoeing, rafting, hiking, walking, bicycling, etc., sanitation problems, food poisoning, lack of access to or quality of medical care, difficulty in evacuation in case of a medical or other emergency, illness, epidemics or the threat thereof or for any other cause beyond the direct control of Conozca Israel, LLC.  

ASSUMPTION OF RISK:

You agree and are aware that travel such as that you undertake involves 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 Conozca Israel, LLC , or other persons and companies known or unknown, or of willful or criminal conduct of third parties.   You remain aware that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant.  You are 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 on the trip.  In order to partake of the enjoyment and excitement of this trip you acknowledge and willing accept the risks and uncertainty involved as being an integral part of my adventure.  You hereby accept and assume full responsibility for any and all risks of illness, injury or death and agree to hold harmless and release Conozca Travel from claims of third party negligence.

You agree and understand the physical requirements of the activity in which you will be participating, and acknowledge to not having any known physical, medical or mental condition which would impair your ability to participate in any of our activities, tours or services and are aware that you are assuming all risks that may exist, or may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.  You hereby authorize Conozca Israel, LLC 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.

BINDING ARBITRATION:

If any of the parties presents against the other any legal matter arising from these terms and conditions, the travel contract, either before the trip or after the trip has been completed, that party can initiate that procedure only in Court of the United States District for the Southern District of Florida or, only if there is no federal jurisdiction in the matter, in any Florida state court located in Palm Beach County, and each party submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts for the purposes of said procedure.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

By choosing to proceed with the services offered by Conozca Israel, LLC you acknowledge that you have voluntarily applied to participate on the trip designated on this application (or a trip which I may change to) and that you have read the description of the trip as it appears in the current Conozca Israel, LLC catalog and supplements or brochures or website relating to the trip, together with all information contained in this application.

By choosing to proceed you agree to having read these Terms and Conditions and the booking information sections of this document, and fully understand its contents.  You are aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between yourself and Conozca Israel, LLC and acknowledge entering this agreement on your own free will.  By checking the Passenger Agreement box, you agree to these Travel Terms & Conditions and Conozca Israel, LLC Release from Liability, Assumption of Risk and Binding Arbitration Clause for yourself, each member of your traveling party and any minor children accompanying you.

PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE:

Conozca Israel, LLC. reserves the right to use any photographs, videos or other digital media obtained during our tours in any, and all its publications, including the world web, without payment or other consideration.

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION:  Any pictures or videos taken from our websites, with or without a respective watermark of copyright should not be used in public domain.  Pictures or videos taken during our tours, or from any our our websites which visibly contain any of our brands, logos, or imagery of any nature that can be associated with any of our brands cannot be used in a public domain, nor can they be used in any manner to promote any form of tourism that is not being organized by any of our brands.  Pictures or videos that contain any of our brands, logos, or imagery and contain minors under the age of 18 will be served a CEASE & DESIST NOTICE.  Anyone refusing to remove said imagery will be reported to the respective authorities.