Tukan Shuttles & Adventures Terms & Conditions
By booking a Tour you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you make a booking on behalf of other participants, you guarantee that you have the authority to accept and do accept these Terms on behalf of the other participants in your party. Check all details of your chosen tours, transfer or services (including the price) with us at the time of booking.
1 - The Booking Contract
Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when Tukan Shuttles & Adventures issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
You must be at least 18 years of age to make a booking and you agree to provide full, complete and accurate information to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures.
You must provide any medical information reasonably requested by the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures and may be required to complete a medical information form if requested by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which may impact your ability to travel, participate in a tour, travel to remote areas without access to medical facilities or may adversely affect the experience of others on your tour, you must return a Medical Form, signed by a licensed and practicing physician to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures prior to or at the time of final payment for the applicable booking
2 - Booking on Behalf of Others
By booking on behalf of other participants, you are deemed to be the designated contact person for every participant included on that booking. This means that you are responsible for making all payments due in connection with your booking, notify Tukan Shuttles & Adventures or your travel agent if any changes or cancellations are required and keep your party informed.
By booking on behalf of another person or persons, you represent and warrant that you have obtained all required consents. You are responsible for verifying that any information you provide on behalf of another participant is complete and accurate and Tukan Shuttles & Adventures will under no circumstances be liable for any errors or omissions in the information provided to complete a booking.
3 - Information Prior to Booking
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures reserves the right to request further information or professional medical opinions where necessary, as determined in its discretion, for your safety or the safe operation of a tour.
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures reserves the right to deny you permission to participate in any aspect of a tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where Tukan Shuttles & Adventures determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit to participate or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures at the time of booking. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures may refuse to carry women who are over 24 weeks pregnant and may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
In the event that you do not complete the required Medical Form or provide medical information reasonably required by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures for any reason by the deadline indicated above, Tukan Shuttles & Adventures reserves the right to cancel your booking and all applicable cancellation fees will apply.
You are responsible for assessing whether a tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the tour or services based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
4 - Special Requirements
Any special requirements must be disclosed to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures at the time of booking. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures will use reasonable efforts to accommodate special requirements or requests but this is not always possible given the nature of the site and we cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated, however we will do our best given sufficient time of notice.
As for guest(s) with disabilities, Tukan Shuttles & Adventures makes every reasonable effort to accommodate all passengers’ needs; however, our vehicles are not equipped with disability access, wheelchairs and other disability aids. We assume no responsibility for injury or any inconvenience in this regard. We cannot guarantee hotel rooms for our customers with disabilities either when booking and overnight trip with hotel accommodation included. However, we will do our very best to try to reserve the appropriate room, if available. Passengers with disabilities and/or any other health issues must advise and inform Tukan Shuttles & Adventures by email at the time of making the reservation. We reserve the right to decline a booking should it be determined that we are unable to properly accommodate or meet our obligations towards that passenger(s) and or for safety considerations.
Certain activities may be inaccessible to you if your mobility is limited in any way. All food allergies and dietary restrictions must be disclosed at the time of booking. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures cannot guarantee that dietary needs or restrictions can be accommodated. Any special requests or requirements do not form part of these Terms or the contract between you and Tukan Shuttles & Adventures. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.
5 - Age Requirements
Anyone under the age of 18 on the date of first travel is considered to be a minor. Minors must always be accompanied by an adult. One adult may accompany up to two minors or more. The minimum age for minors depends on the tour, most tour description has the minimum tour age.
All bookings with a minor are subject to review and approval by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures. It is required by applicable law for any minor to travel with the consent of a parent or guardian or any other person, the accompanying adult is responsible for securing all consents, documentation and ensuring that they and the minor(s) meet all legal requirements to travel, to enter into and depart from Belize. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures will not be responsible for any fees, damages, or losses incurred as a result of any failure to secure necessary consents, permits, and approvals.
Adults with a minor is jointly and severally responsible for the behavior, wellbeing, supervision and monitoring of such minor(s), and jointly and severally accepts these Terms for and on behalf of any minor(s) on their booking, including all assumptions of risk and liability. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures does not provide care services for minors and expressly disclaims any responsibility for chaperoning or controlling any minor(s).
6 - Optional Add-ons
“Optional Add-ons” refers to any activity, transportation, meal, product or service not expressly included in the product itinerary or price of the product and which does not form part of the product.
You agree that any assistance given by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures representative(s) in arranging, selecting, or booking, any Optional Add-on’s is purely at your request and Tukan Shuttles & Adventures makes no warranties and expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever arising from participation in Optional Extras or any information provided by any representative of the Tour Operator regarding any Optional Extras.
You release the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures from all claims and causes of action arising from any damages, loss of enjoyment, inconvenience, or injuries related to or arising from participation in or booking of Optional Add-ons.
You acknowledge and agree that any liability for loss, damages, death, personal injury, illness, emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury or loss of or damage to property associated with Optional Add-on’s is the sole responsibility of the third party providing that service or activity.
7 - Acceptance of Risk & Liability
You acknowledge that adventures travel and the products and services offered by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures may involve a significant amount of risk to your health and safety.
By traveling with Tukan Shuttles & Adventures you acknowledge that you have considered any potential risks to health and safety. You hereby assume responsibility for all such risks and release Tukan Shuttles & Adventures from all claims and causes of action arising from any losses, damages or injuries or death resulting from risks inherent in travel, including adventure travel specifically, visiting sites, and participating in adventurous activities such as those included in the products and services itineraries or otherwise offered by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures requires that you confirm your assumption of this responsibility by completing the participation waiver (the “Waiver”) prior to departing on your tour.
You acknowledge that the degree and nature of personal risk involved depends on the products or services booked and the location(s) in which a product or service operates, and that there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in participating, particularly participating in physical activities, travel to remote locations, carriage by watercraft, participation in “extreme sports” or other high-risk activities.
You acknowledge that Belize is a developing country, where the standards of hygiene, accommodation or transportation where the products and services take place may reasonably be lower that the standards you may expect in your home country or region.
You agree that Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is not responsible for providing information or guidance with respect to local customs, weather conditions, specific safety concerns, physical challenges or laws in effect in any locations where a tour, product or service is operated. You acknowledge you have considered the potential risks, dangers and challenges and your own personal capabilities and needs, and you expressly assume the risks associated with travel under such conditions.
You must at all times strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations of Belize. Should you fail to comply with the above or commit any illegal act when on tour, transfer or using our services, if in the opinion of Tukan Shuttles & Adventures (acting reasonably), your behavior is causing or is likely to cause danger, distress or material annoyance to others, Tukan Shuttles & Adventures may terminate your travel arrangements on any product or service immediately at your expense and without any liability on Tukan Shuttles & Adventures part. You will not be entitled to any refund for unused or missed services or costs incurred as a result of termination of your travel arrangements, including, without limitation, return travel, accommodations, meals, and incidentals.
You are responsible for any costs (including repair, replacement and cleaning fees) incurred by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures or the Tour Operator’s suppliers for property damage, destruction or theft caused by you while on a Tour. You agree to immediately report any pre-existing damage to a representative of the Tour Operator and staff of the accommodation, transportation service, or facility as soon as possible upon discovery.
You agree to take all prudent measures in relation to your own safety while on tour including, but not limited to, the proper use of safety devices (including seatbelts, harnesses, flotation devices and helmets) and obeying all posted signs and oral or written warnings regarding health and safety. Neither Tukan Shuttles & Adventures nor its Third-Party Suppliers (as defined herein) are liable for loss or damages caused by your failure to comply with safety instructions or warnings.
You agree to bring any complaints to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures as soon as possible in order to provide us with the opportunity to properly address such complaint at email@example.com or directly to our tour guide or front desk. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures assumes no liability for complaints that are not properly brought to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures attention, we cannot resolve or attempt to resolve complaints until proper notice is provided. Any complaint made after the completion of a Tour must be received in writing by Tukan Shuttles & Adventures within 7 days of the last day of travel of the booking in question.
8 - Not Liable For Third Party Supplies
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures makes arrangements with accommodation providers, activity providers, transfer operators, water sports operators, tours and local guides, and other independent parties (“Third Party Suppliers”) to provide you with some or all of the components of your booking. Third Party Suppliers may also engage the services of local operators and sub-contractors. Although Tukan Shuttles & Adventures takes all reasonable care in selecting Third Party Suppliers, Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is unable to control Third Party Suppliers, does not supervise Third Party Suppliers and therefore cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions. Any services provided by Third Party Suppliers are subject to the terms and conditions imposed by these Third-Party Suppliers and their liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers and conventions and agreements that govern the provision of their services. These may limit or exclude liability of the Third-Party Supplier. You acknowledge that Third Party Suppliers operate in compliance with the applicable laws of the countries in which they operate and the Tour Operator does not warrant that any Third-Party Supplier is in compliance with the laws of your country of residence or any other jurisdiction.
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is not liable and will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party other than Tukan Shuttles & Adventures and its employees.
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is not liable for the acts or omissions, whether negligent or otherwise, of Third-Party Suppliers or any independent contractors.
9 - Amendments
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures reserves the right to update or alter these Terms at any time, and will post the amended Terms on the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures website at tukantravelbelize.com. Any amendment will take effect 10 days after being posted to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures website. An up to date copy of these Terms, as amended, may be accessed at any time on the website and will be sent to you upon written request to Tukan Shuttles & Adventures. You are deemed to have accepted any amendments to these Terms on the date that is 10 days after our posting on the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures website. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures recommends that you refer to the Terms prior to travel to familiarize themselves with the most up-to-date version available.
10 - Liability
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures and its parents, subsidiaries and their respective employees, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, representatives, and assigns shall not be held liable for (A) any damage to, or loss of, property or injury to, or death of, persons occasioned directly or indirectly by an act or omission of any other provider, including but not limited to any defect in any aircraft, watercraft, or vehicle operated or provided by such other provider; and (B) any loss or damage due to delay, cancellation, or disruption in any manner caused by the laws, regulations, acts or failures to act, demands, orders, or interpositions of any government or any subdivision or agent thereof, or by acts of God, strikes, fire, flood, war, rebellion, terrorism, insurrection, sickness, quarantine, epidemics, theft, or any other cause(s) beyond our control. You waive any claim against the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures for any such loss, damage, injury, or death.
In the event that any loss, death, injury or illness is caused by the negligent acts or omissions of the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures or of the Third-Party Suppliers of any services which form part of the booking contract then Tukan Shuttles & Adventures limits its liability, where applicable.
Tukan Shuttles & Adventures is entitled to all the rights, defenses, immunities and limitations available, respectively. Any liability in respect of death and personal injury and loss of and damage to luggage which the Tukan Shuttles & Adventures may incur, whether under the contract with you in accordance with these Terms or otherwise, will always be subject to the limits of liability contained in the company’s limited liability contract for death or personal injury.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary elsewhere in these Terms, the Tour Operator will not in any circumstances be liable to you for any loss or anticipated loss of profit, loss of enjoyment, loss of revenue, loss of use, loss of contract or other opportunity nor for any other consequential or indirect loss or damage of a similar nature.
For claims not involving personal injury, death or illness or which are not subject to the conventions referred to above, any liability Tukan Shuttles & Adventures may incur for the negligent acts or omissions will be limited to a maximum of the price which you paid for the applicable service or product, not including insurance premiums and administration charges. Where this relates to loss or damage to luggage and other personal possessions then the Tour Operator liability will not exceed $500.00 BZE Dollars. Tukan Shuttles & Adventures will not at any time be liable for any loss of or damage to valuables of any nature. You agree that you will be precluded from making a double recovery by making the same claims and seeking recovery against Tukan Shuttles & Adventures and its suppliers, contractors or other third parties.