top of page

Terms and Conditions

 

Satori Photo Tours reserves the right to cancel bookings, change assigned tour guides, prices, and tours being offered without prior notice. We reserve the right to modify itineraries and/or schedules if necessary due to road conditions, severe weather, or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Bookings can be confirmed prior to the start of the tour by sending us an email at travel@satori-photo-tours.com 

 

Payments Accepted

We accept payments through Venmo, Zelle, and major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) using Stripe. For US clients, we also accept paper or electronic checks.

 

A full payment or deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 90 days before multi-day workshops, unless specified otherwise. We offer interest-free payment plans upon request.

 

Please note a 3.5% service charge for credit card payments. Contact us for alternate payment options.

 

Booking Procedure

 

Booking requests are processed within 48-72 hours. Include preferred dates, tour guides, and tour or custom itinerary requests. Requests are processed in the order received.

 

Due to high demand, not all tour guides and options may be available on your preferred dates.

 

A surcharge may apply in peak season for incidental fees, special booking requests, and preferred tour guide options. If your preferred tour and services are unavailable, we will contact you with alternative options.

 

Tours are conducted with Satori Photo Tours or, if necessary, with our trusted tour operator partners.

 

Cancellation & Refund Policy – If You Need to Cancel

If you need to cancel, notify us as soon as possible in writing via email at travel@satori-photo-tour.com. Your cancellation is confirmed upon receiving our email acknowledgment.

 

Our cancellation policy varies for tours and workshops. Refunds are processed using the original payment method.

 

Workshops

For cancellations filled by another participant, a full refund minus a $300 USD fee is provided. If the workshop does not fill, the following applies:

- More than 90 days before the start: Full refund minus $300 USD fee.

- Less than 90 days: No refund, but funds are credited for use towards our packages, tours, or workshops for up to 2 years.

Note: Workshops with partner companies may have non-refundable deposits.

 

Cancellation & Refund Policy – If We Cancel or Reschedule

Satori Photo Tours reserves the right to reschedule or cancel workshops/tours due to low participant numbers, Force Majeure, weather, or safety concerns.

 

In case of rescheduling within two years, you may:

- Retain your spot;

- Transfer to another date, if available; or

- Cancel with no refund but credit for other services for 2 years.

If we cancel a workshop/tour, you may:

- Apply funds towards another service; or

- Receive a full refund minus $300 USD and non-refundable third-party fees.

We are not liable for travel or other personal expenses. Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance is required, with proof of coverage 90 days before workshops.

 

Photography Workshop Changes

Satori Photo Tours may alter advertised itineraries, schedules, prices, and guides without notice and without participant consultation, due to participant numbers, logistics, illness, emergencies, weather, or other circumstances.

 

Photography Workshop Accommodation Selection & Availability

Accommodations may include:

- Double Occupancy (shared with a companion or another participant of the same gender),

- Single Occupancy.

Solo participants choosing Double Occupancy may be requested to pay for Single Occupancy if a roommate is unavailable.

 

Single Room Availability

Limited on some workshops, assigned on a first-booked basis. If unavailable, you'll be notified and refunded the difference.

 

Pricing Policy

Prices are subject to change without notice. Peak season may incur surcharges and additional fees. All additional fees will be communicated prior to booking confirmation.

 

Taxes and Fees

Prices include VAT where applicable. A 3% service charge applies for Stripe bookings.

 

Liability Waiver

Participants must complete a liability waiver before tours begin.

 

Insurance

Comprehensive travel insurance is advised for all clients. Insurance is mandatory for workshop participation.

 

Satori Photo Tours is not liable for loss, damage, injury, illness, or death during tours, nor for changes due to weather or natural events.

bottom of page