Information & Guidelines - Terms & Conditions

If you have any health issues or special needs we must know before you register.

BASIC ITINERARY SCHEDULE

ITINERARY: APRIL 12-19, 2017

*Itinerary is subject to change.

DEPARTURE to USA – Tuesday April 11, 2017 - Traveling day for non-USA locations – Oversea passengers depart with overnight flights from gateway cities for Phoenix, Arizona

ARRIVAL DAY: Wednesday April 12, 2017

Arrive at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (airport code: PHX)

Our Hotel in Phoenix: Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport, 4300 East Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

Centrally located, only 1 mile from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Map, Directions & Transportation to the hotel

Included: Brekfeast, porterage, airport transportation 24/7, valet parking, wifi throughout hotel, mini refrigerator in room, fitness center.

Check-in time 3:00PM Relax & Rest

Day ONE: Thursday April 13, 2017

7:30 AM Gathering and boarding our bus.
Approximately five hours drive plus a stop for lunch on the road.
Arriving at Goulding’s Lodge in Monument Valley and checking into our suites in the late afternoon.
Welcome dinner & Kryon Channelling
Meals included: BD

Day TWO: Friday April 14, 2017

Excursions & Kryon Channellings
Meals included: BLD

Day THREE: Saturday April 15, 2017

Excursions & Kryon Channellings
Meals included: BLD

Day FOUR: Sunday April 16, 2017

Excursions & Kryon Channellings
Meals included: BLD

Day FIVE: Monday April 17, 2017

Excursions & Kryon Channellings
Meals included: BLD

Day SIX: Tuesday April 18, 2017

7:30 AM Gathering and boarding our bus.
Approximately five hours drive plus a stop for lunch on the road.
Arriving at Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel in the late afternoon.
Meals included: B

Departure Day: Wednesday April 19, 2017

After breakfast transfer on your own to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Meals included: B

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • One night (April 12) hotel in Phoenix: Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
  • Five nights (April 13-18) at Monument Valley ‘Hillside Suites’ at Goulding’s Lodge: Each of the 68 new suites is over 550 square feet with a large living/kitchen combination, a separate bedroom and one bathroom. These suites have two queen beds, a queen-size hide-a-bed, and a fully equipped kitchen. The Hillside Suites offer a great view, plenty of space, air conditioning, Keurig coffee makers, satellite TV, and free WiFi.
  • One night (April 18 (depart 19)) hotel in Phoenix: Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
  • Deluxe Comfortable Buses (Phoenix/Monument Valley – Monument Valley/Phoenix)
  • Quality open-air vehicles featuring safety and comfort (Monument Valley tours)
  • All tours, activities and channellings
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Entry to parks & sites
  • Gratuities for all group tips to tour guides & bus drivers, luggage porters, group meals are included

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to Phoenix, Arizona USA
  • Travel Insurance (Cancellation and Medical Insurance)
  • Transportation on arrival from Phoenix International airport to the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel
  • Visa and/or passport charges
  • Charges for personal services (ie laundry, drinks, telephone calls, personal clothing)
  • Dinners at Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel
  • Extra meals not included in itinerary
  • Gratuities for non-group meals, waiters, porters, hotel and restaurant staff and room housekeeper at your discretion
  • Any item that is not specified as being included

HOTELS & RELATED INFO

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel – April 12, 2017
Goulding’s Lodge ‘Hillside Suites’ – April 13-18, 2017
Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel – April 19, 2017

ROOM/SUITE SHARE

We do not organize roommates. If you are not traveling with a partner or friend, and wish to share a room/suite, you can use our tour Facebook page to find roommates.
www.facebook.com/groups/258664814502125

GRATUITIES

For all group tipping to waiters, hotel and restaurant staff, baggage handlers, guides bus drivers are included. The price does not include tipping for personal items: Your room housekeeper, laundry service, drinks, health clubs tips for personal meals and other personal items.

WIFI

Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport hotel – Free in public area
Goulding’s Lodge – Free

TOUR PRICES

Our itinerary provides information as to the prices of the tour and the accommodations and services that are included. Unless otherwise explained in the tour itinerary, the fee includes: lodging and meals usually drinks on your on your own as indicated per day (other food or beverages may be purchased by you at your own cost). The tour price also includes all transportation during the tour, sightseeing as specified in the itinerary, entrance fees for parks and other areas that are designated in the itinerary, and services of a tour guide. We reserve the right to substitute lodging accommodations if necessary, and will endeavor to provide accommodations of similar quality. Tour prices are based on group rates and no refunds will be given for unutilized services.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance (Cancellation and Medical Insurance) to protect against cancellation fees and additional travel expenses that may incur before, after or during the trip.

Please contact your medical provider, airline or travel agent to obtain a policy for this trip. This is important.

Recommended Travel Insurance companies:

For Americans and citizens of other countries

We suggest you call and speak with an agent about all options available

HTH Worldwide
Tel: 1-888-243-2358
www.hthtravelinsurance.com/index.cfm

USI AFFINITY Travel Insurance Services
Tel: 1-800-937-1387
www.travelinsure.com/what/wmedhigh.asp?32963

Insure My Trip
Tel: 1-800-487-4722
www.insuremytrip.net

TIC (Travel Insurance Coordinators)
Tel: 1-800-379-9628
www.travelinsurance.ca

For Canadians

TIC (Travel Insurance Coordinators)
Tel: 1-800-379-9628
www.travelinsurance.ca

PASSPORT & VISA

Please check with your local Embassy or Consulate on obtaining a ‘Tourist Visa’ for USA as soon as you register.

Tourism & Visit

Foreign travelers to the United States for short visits, for example tourism, vacation, visiting family and friends, or medical treatment, need visitor visas unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. Please read more here: travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit.html

Valid Passport

Be sure that your passport will not expire during your stay in USA.

All visitors to USA must hold a passport that have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your country or travel destination.

People with no nationality must hold a valid laissez passer, as well as a visa back to the country that issued it.

Visitors are entitled to remain in USA up to three months from the date of their arrival, in accordance with the conditions of the visa issued to them.

Passport Safety

Keep your passport in your purse or a secure pocket where it cannot be seen; never pack your passport in your suitcase.

Leave a copy of the front inside information page at home, another copy in your suitcase, three more copies for hotel check-in and your original passport with you. If you use your hotel safe, remember to check your hotel safe before checking out of your room. Total 4 copies to bring with you and your original passport.

AIRFARE

Most international airlines operate flights to USA.

Your flight arrival to USA and departure should be to/from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Code: PHX).

You can also book your flights with your travel agent or Internet-based travel agencies companies such as:
www.orbitz.comwww.expedia.comwww.cheapoair.comwww.travelocity.comwww.cheaptickets.com

AIRPORT TRANSFER TO THE CROWNE PLAZA PHOENIX AIRPORT HOTEL:

Shuttle info to the hotel TBA

Upon arrival you may also want to stop and exchange some money which is available at the airport.

MONEY

Your home currency may be exchanged at the airport, your hotel, one of the local money changers, or at one of the many ATMs throughout USA. It is advisable to stop and get some USD before you leave the airport to cover your Tip for your shuttle or Taxi.

In USA the USD is used as currency. Exchange rates vary depending on what you use in the exchange: cash, check, travellers check or credit card. Be sure to check with your hotel for the exchange rate as it can fluctuate daily. At all larger stores and restaurants you may use either your credit card or debit card.

Please check Visa or MasterCard on the web before departure for the current rate of exchange.

Major credit cards as Visa or MasterCard or your ATM card are excellent to have in case of an emergency and for buying more expensive items. They provide a good exchange rate and receipt. Always ask for the carbon, if used, along with your customer copy. Important: before you depart overseas, please notify your bank or credit card provider of your schedule, and that you will be making purchases out of the country.

We do not recommend the use of traveller’s checks, as you may experience difficulty using and/or cashing them. In addition, banks usually charge a handling fee when cashing traveller’s checks. Major credit cards are recommended for purchases.

TAX

Read here:
www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-c1484/United-States:Sales.Tax.html

TIPPING & ETIQUETTE

Read here:
www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g191-s606/United-States:Tipping.And.Etiquette.html

LUGGAGE

  • You are responsible for your luggage and additional pieces at all times.
  • Always pack fewer clothes than you think you need.
  • Include a closable canvas bag inside your suitcase, in case you need extra luggage for items you have purchased.

PACKING, CLOTHING & THINGS TO TAKE

  • Closed-toe shoes: The scenery is beautiful, but the terrain can be rough in spots. We recommend you wear shoes with good traction that will protect your feet from thorns. High heels are NOT recommended for women. Bring sandals and water shoes for the pool.
  • Hat/Sunscreen: Monument Valley buttes may cast long shadows, but the sun will find you while you are on your tour. Skin protection is highly encouraged.
  • Layered clothing: Weather is usually good in April, but in general weather in the valley can be very unpredictable. Windstorms, which have formed the valley into the spectacular sight you see today, can and do occur without warning throughout the year. These storms can bring lightning, rain or snow with them, depending on the season.
  • Be sure to include: travel packages of tissues, sleeping mask, earplugs, sunglasses, lip balm, moistened towelettes, washcloth, pocket size tissues (for restrooms), notebook, pen, highlighter, compact folding umbrella in case of rain.
  • Extra film and batteries for camera with protective case for x-ray machines.
  • See VOLTAGE section. We recommend a universal adapter and converter kit.
  • Prescription medicines in original container.
  • Calling cards or cell phone or smartphone.
  • Money (more than you think you will need, in small bills).
  • Do not pack: valuables, including items of sentimental value. Leave them at home.
  • We recommend checking the weather forecast for Monument Valley before you pack.

VACCINATIONS

None are required for entry into USA.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES

  • Be sure to pack enough of your prescription medications to last through the trip. Pack your medicine in the original bottle and bring some in your carry-on bag.
  • Bring an extra week’s supply, your doctor’s phone number, and a copy of the generic names for each.
  • Have your doctor write a USA equivalent prescription for life-dependent medications. Not all prescriptions are interchangeable. Your doctor will be able to advise you.
  • If you are allergic to any medicines, please keep a list of these with your passport.
  • In USA you may need a prescription for medicine that is sold over the counter in other countries.
  • You should pack some aspirin, antacids, and similar items you use at home that you feel you might need on the trip.
  • If you suffer from motion sickness, bring along any medication you use to prevent this on the plane and trip.

TIPS TO REDUCE JET LAG

  • Get ample rest before your flight departure, and drink plenty of water and fluids.
  • Go to bed and get up at normal times for the new time zone. Your body will adjust quicker if you do not stay up all night or sleep during the day.

TIPS FOR THE FLIGHT

  • Wear comfortable clothing on the flight. Dress casually; wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • Bring a jacket and inflatable neck pillow for long overseas flight.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while traveling. Avoid coffee and alcohol.
  • Stand up and stretch several times during long flights. Stretch and contract your calf muscles with frequent foot exercises.

VOLTAGE

Country Plug type Plug standard Voltage Frequency
United States A
B
NEMA 1-15 P
NEMA 5-15 P
120 V 60 Hz

Read more:
www.friendlyplanet.com/facts/electricity.html

PREPAID PHONE/SIM CARDSCELL PHONES & SMARTPHONES

COMPUTERS, LAPTOPS, iPADS

  • For some devices to work, you may need a converter with an adapter attached.
  • There is usually a fee per day for WIFI access in hotel rooms. Some hotels allow you to use your laptop in their lobby or designated areas for wireless connection – either complimentary or for a small fee.
  • Free WIFI in Goulding’s Lodge ‘Hillside Suites’ at Monument Valley.
  • Phoenix International airport has free WIFI

BUSES

  • The deluxe touring motor coaches are air-conditioned with restrooms.
  • Be on time and be prepared to rotate seats on the bus.
  • Bottled water available on the bus.

DAY TOUR DEPARTURE & RETURN

Usually, we will depart after breakfast between 8:00-9:00 AM. We will announce the excursions, program schedule and a wake-up call for each day’s itinerary.

LOST ITEMS

  • Double check your belongings before leaving the plane, hotels and buses. We cannot assume responsibility for lost items.
  • Put your name and a contact number on your belongings. You can include our company information too.
  • Please check your hotel safe for any valuables before your leave the room.

WEATHER IN MONUMENT VALLEY

We recommend checking the weather forecast before you leave
weather.com/weather/tenday/l/Monument+Valley+UT+USUT0171:1:US

TIME IN MONUMENT VALLEY

Monument Valley Time is in the Mountain Daylight Time Zone (MDT). GMT/UTC – 06:00 hours during Daylight Saving Time

Current time in Monument Valley www.timetemperature.com/tzut/monument-valley.shtml

SECURITY CHECK (UPON DEPARTING PHOENIX)

Passengers must arrive at the airport 3 hours before departure time.
Passengers arriving at the airport must first undergo a security check before approaching the counter of the airline they are flying. Passengers and their luggage are inspected by airport personnel with modern security equipment. They will then check in their luggage and receive a boarding pass and seat number.

  • Have all travel documents readily available at check-in, placed in your carry-on or purse, NOT in your luggage.
  • Be prepared to submit yourself to a body check by metal detector or by physical means if necessary.
  • Be prepared to open all luggage for inspection at check-in. All packages, including gifts, may be opened at this time.
  • Do not lock your CARRY-ON bag in any way, because they may check the carry-on in front of the passenger.
  • Do not accept anything presented to you unless you have inspected the contents.

TOUR DATES, DELAYS AND ROUTE CHANGES

The schedule is established as much as 1 year before the tour, so it is possible that route changes, delays or postponements may become necessary as the tour date approaches. Events beyond our control, such as unexpected weather conditions, political turmoil, and similar causes may require changes to the itinerary. We and our providers reserve the right to cancel the tour prior to departure, in which case any payment you have made to us will be refunded what you have paid minus 10%. You waive the right to any further claims for compensation or damages, for any loss, consequential damage, expenses, or loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation.

IMPORTANT NOTE

The services described herein, and in the itinerary, are organized by us and/or our providers. All arrangements made on behalf of you are made on the condition that we and our providers shall not be held responsible for any injury, death, accident, delay, loss or damages which may be caused in all or in part, by the acts or omissions of others. The information contained in this page is correct to the best of our knowledge, but we accept no liability for any inaccuracies herein.

We reserve the right to alter any itinerary or service at any time without penalty. Any additional expense or cancellation costs shall be borne solely by you. We reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any service to any customer in our sole discretion. Your payment of your deposit is your acknowledgment of, and agreement to, the terms herein.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE NOTICE

We and our agents act only in capacity as agents for our customers in all matters connected with lodging accommodations, tours and transportation by any means. You hold us free of responsibility or liability for any damages related to the tour, regardless of cause. We and our agents will not be responsible or liable for any damages, expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures, changes of schedule, strikes or work slowdowns, hostile acts, or any other events. We will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage to baggage or any of your personal property. We and our affiliates, officers, employees, servants and agents shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, terrorist acts, natural catastrophe, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or tour participant caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence by any person acting for or on behalf of us.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

You understand and agree that during the course of the trip certain risks and dangers may occur, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in USA. You agree to assume all risks associated with the journey and agree that no liability will attach to us or our outfitters, employees or agents, or to any member of the tour group in respect of death, personal injury, illness or delay, or for any loss of or damage to your property during the course of the trip, regardless of cause. You accept all risk of any walking, hikes, cable rides, motorcar, bus and boat trips. We reserve the right to withdraw a service or any part of it, to make alterations in the itineraries as we deem necessary or desirable. We reserve the right to decline, to accept, or to retain any person as a member of any party at any time. “Catch-up fees” are the responsibility of you in the event of missed transportation at any leg of the trip. You understand that neither traveler’s insurance nor medical insurance is provided by us, and it is your responsibility to obtain such insurance if it is desired.

SPECIAL NOTE

We place great emphasis on harmony amongst the tour-goers and all other persons involved in the tour. We reserve the right to remove any disruptive attendee from the tour, without reimbursement of any fees.

AUDIO & VIDEO

Audio & Video recording of the lectures and channelling is NOT permitted.