To register for a tour of your choice you must send a deposit (deposit amount varies per tour) and a completed, signed registration form. Your spot will be confirmed held. You must also sign and return accompanying waiver and release forms.
Because these are small tours of a maximum of 10 people, spots fill up fast–so registration is on a first-come basis.
For the first trip to the Dominican Republic, download this Registration Form (PDF).
Payment is to be made via PayPal–you do not need a PayPal account, you can simply log-in as a guest. Click on the “Register” Button under the tour that interests you.
I will send you a receipt for your deposit, along with the remaining balance.
Please consult each trip to see when final payment is due–this is usually between 90-100 days prior to departure because I book a lot of our activities with locals on the ground, and I like to secure them well ahead so that we can be assured all goes smoothly. I spend a lot of time confirming, and customizing. A final invoice will be sent your way by email before the due date.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Deposits are 100% non-refundable. Customized tours require full commitment as I make plans ahead of time with vendors, drivers, and hotels.
For the remainder of any funds paid (outside of deposit):
* Cancellations 90 days or more prior to departure: Fees paid are refunded less the $500 deposit.
* Cancellations made 89 days or less prior to departure: No refunds. This will result in the loss of all monies received. Exceptions to this cancellation policy cannot be made for any reason, including personal emergencies.
Any applicable refunds per the above will be sent by Paypal within two weeks of our receiving written notification of your cancellation (email notification is fine). If Lily is traveling when you cancel, it may take a few days to get your refund out to you, depending on internet connectivity. But it will not take longer than 7 business days.
During the trip:
*There is no refund for leaving a program early or arriving late. There are no refunds for any part of the tour itinerary that you choose to opt out of.
*I reserve the right to cancel any tour prior to its start, in case of extenuating circumstances, and in that case all monies will be refunded, including the deposit.
Where possible, my goal is to have everyone get their own room so they can relax after a day of cultural enrichment. But there may be places–particularly smaller villages and towns–where we will have to double up per room. Either way, each itinerary is priced right according to single or double occupation in that particular hotel, so that the cost remains affordable for everyone.
So the great news is that we are not dealing with single supplements yet, at least not in the first tour to the DR.
If you would like to stay a day or two before/after the tour, do let us know and we can check on availability for you.
For any additional info, please refer to the tour details for each respective tour.