How to Register
Final Payment Due Date
Pre Departure Information
How to Register and Reserve Your Place
Please take a moment and read through this page thoroughly before preceeding to our registration form which you can get to by selecting one of the links at the bottom of this page.
You will have a choice to either mail in your payment or pay by credit card.
All tours and workshops require a $200 deposit to secure a spot. You may register up to 15 days before the trip, but don't hesitate; trips often fill quickly.
After we've received your payment, we will email you all of the information below plus information specific to your trip
Final Payment Due Date
Final payment is due 60 days before departure. If the final balance is not paid within 60 days before departure, Traditions Mexico reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled. Any registrations made within 60 days of tour date must be paid in full at time of registration.
Cancellation and refund policies vary. As the departure date approaches, penalties increase. Any cancellation by a client must be made in writing by email and acknowledged by Traditions Mexico. The date on which the letter is received by Traditions Mexico will determine the cancellation charge applicable.
Days Prior to Departure
61 or more - deposit refunded less $50 administration fee
31-60 - $200
30 or less - 100% of trip cost
*Note: Cancellation 31-60 days may result in additional penalties charged by local hotels, operators and airlines, occasionally as much as 100% of their cost.
No partial refunds are possible for any unused portion of your trip.
When a tour is cancelled by Traditions Mexico, the client may choose between a full refund of all monies paid or any alternative tour offered by Traditions Mexico. However, Traditions Mexico will not be liable for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as vaccinations, visas, non-refundable flights or loss of enjoyment, etc. If an alternative tour chosen by the client is of a lower value than the originally booked tour, the client will receive a refund of the price difference. If the alternative tour chosen by the client is of higher value than the originally booked tour, then the client must pay the difference.
Please consider purchasing travel insurance which may reduce or eliminate the cancellation and interruption fees outlined above.
Due to many factors beyond our control we reserve the right to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. This is extremely rare! We do our best to avoid increasing prices without advance notice. Normal price increases are not passed on to participants who have already advanced a deposit. Please check each tour to see what we cover specifically. Most often, our price covers double occupancy accommodations, entrance fees, transportation (once the tour has started) tour leaders and guides, permits and meals as stated in our itineraries (Breakfast- B, Lunch- L, Dinner-D)
Costs not included in the price are some meals as noted in the trip itinerary, liquor, medical expenses, costs of hospitalization or evacuation, laundry, accommodations en route to the destination, visas, international airfares, non meal oriented gratuities and insurance.
If a tour itinerary must be altered or extended due to road conditions, weather, medical emergency, lack of transportation, political or civil disputes, or other causes beyond our control, the associated costs including any non-recoverable costs are not included in the trip rates or refunds. In such circumstances it is your responsibility to pay directly for actual extra costs in the field (i.e. food, transport, accommodations, etc.). Carry traveler’s checks and credit or debit cards for in case of changes and please consider obtaining trip cancellation/interruption insurance.
U.S. Citizens traveling to Mexico are required to carry a current passport, valid for three months after your reentry to the U.S. It is your responsibility to obtain proper documentation. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, contact the embassy, consulate or national airline of the country you are traveling to for entry requirements.
We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Unforeseen circumstances of just getting to a tour could cost you more than you were expecting. We get high scores for tours going according to plan but we do not cover all expenses in the event of a changed itinerary (please see “Expenses Covered”). You can review a variety of travel insurance programs online.
Pre Departure Info
On receipt of your deposit and signed Reservation Form we will send our Traveling to Mexico information packet, which includes but is not limited to information such as immunization and visa information, packing checklist, reading list, How to get there, money exchange, weather information and optional trip extensions. Two to three weeks before your departure date, we will send you a list of last minute reminders including the information you will need to meet up with your group.
Important! - Please also see our General Trip Information
I look forward to seeing you and introducing
you to the artisans of rural Mexico.
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