If you are interested in a personalized tour of the Camino or wish to have your own private group, we are happy to try to accommodate you on dates when we are not conducting regularly scheduled tours. Please contact us for more information.
The tour cost is payable in U.S. dollars. We accept personal checks, bank checks, electronic bank transfer or payment by credit card via PayPal (a surcharge is added for PayPal payments). You can find our contact information at the bottom of every page.
To reserve a space, we require a deposit of $500 per person. The $500/person deposit will be converted into Euros based on the exchange rate in effect at the time of final payment, and will be deducted from the total price of the tour when you make your final payment 90 days before your tour starts.
Final payment for the tour is due 90 days prior to the trip departure date. We will send you an invoice 100 days prior to the trip giving you the final price in US dollars based on the current euro/dollar conversion rate. We accept credit card payments via PayPal (which will include an added 3% fee). We accept personal checks, bank counter checks and money orders made out to Duperier’s Authentic Journeys, as well as electronic bank transfers/wire transfers. We will provide bank wiring instructions upon request.
If final payment is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled. If you book within 90 days prior to your trip's departure, full payment is due at the time of your reservation.
Your booking will be confirmed by email. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a pre-departure packet that includes complete details on what to bring, how to prepare for your trip, suggested reading material and general information on how to make your trip more memorable and enjoyable.
Important: If you want to cancel your trip, you must notify us in writing by mail, email or by fax. Confirm receipt of email and fax with us. Cancellations received less than 90 days before departure carry a 100% penalty and you will not receive a refund, regardless of the reason that you cancel. For this reason, we encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
We will refund you the cost of the trip less the following per person charges:
- More than 90 days before departure: US$100 per person.
- 90 days or less: No refund.
If space is available, you may transfer from one trip to another in the same calendar year up to 60 days before departure of the trip that you are transferring from. Transfers within 60 days of departure of your scheduled trip are on a space available basis and at our discretion. If we are unable to transfer you to another trip in the same calendar year, the regular cancellation fees outlined above will apply. Transfers are not possible from one year to the next.
Duperier’s Authentic Journeys reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants (tour minimum 7 participants). If the tour is canceled, participants will receive a full refund of money paid to Duperier's Authentic Journeys.
Duperier's Authentic Journeys is not responsible for and does not recommend the purchase of non-refundable airline tickets. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No partial refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, and entrance fees for any reason whatsoever. Credits are not given for services not used. Please see the refund policy above for information about cancelation refunds.
In the unlikely event of a personal or family medical emergency, before, during or after the trip, we strongly urge you to obtain insurance, including coverage for trip cancellation, loss and theft of baggage, and emergency evacuation.
Duperier's Authentic Journeys reserves the right to alter the itinerary of any trip if, in our opinion, such an action becomes necessary (for example, in the case of inclement weather).
As a trip member you have a responsibility to Duperier's Authentic Journeys and to other tour members that include:
- Preparing for your tour by reading ALL the material we send you and by bringing appropriate clothing and equipment.
- Respecting the laws and customs of the areas visited.
A tour member may be asked to leave the trip if we feel that the person's further participation may be detrimental to other trip members or to the individual. No refund will be given in such circumstances.
The participant understands that he/she is booking onto an adventure tour and that there are inherent risks involved in such travel and include, but are not limited to, vehicular traffic, weather conditions, varied terrain, illnesses or accidents caused by stress, fatigue or consumption of food and alcoholic beverages, secondary transportation by bus, car, van taxi, boat or other conveyance.
Duperier's Authentic Journeys assumes no responsibility for any claims, damages, expenses or other financial loss to person or property arising out of these inherent risks. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the participants. We reserve the right to substitute hotels and alter the itinerary.
Upon payment of the deposit to Duperier's Authentic Journeys, you agree to be bound by the above recited terms and conditions. All participants will be required to sign a risk release statement and participant's acknowledgment form prior to trip departure.
Thee risk release statement (liability waiver) will be sent with your final invoice. It must be signed and returned to our office. If the signed liability waiver is not received by Duperier's Authentic Journeys by the due date, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled.
The participant's acknowledgement form will be sent with your final invoice. It must be signed and returned to our office. If the signed participant's acknowledgement form is not received by Duperier's Authentic Journeys by the due date, we reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled.
Since luggage space is limited on the van or mini-bus, we request that you bring one suitcase per person, not including a small tote bag or other carry-on type of item.
A recommended equipment list will be sent with the pre-departure materials after your reservation is made and your deposit has been received, including appropriate shoes and clothing.
Once you've received confirmation from us, you may send us your $500 USD deposit by personal checks, bank counter checks, money orders —all made out to Duperier’s Authentic Journeys. We also accept electronic bank transfers / wire transfers. We will provide bank wiring instructions upon request.
You may also pay online with your credit card via Paypal:
Note: If you pay your deposit via PayPal, you will be charged in your final invoice the 3% credit card fee for domestic payments or 4.9% fee for foreign transaction payments.