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 3.49% + $0.49 credit card fee for domestic payments.) 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.
- Anyone testing positive will have to leave the trip and quarantine in accordance with Spanish law in effect at the time, at your own expense. No refund will be given for unused accommodations or meals.
- Our refund policy is changing to those who pay their deposit and tour fee in 2021. We cannot give refunds under any circumstance. Deposits and tour fees are non-refundable if you choose to cancel your trip; if Duperier's Authentic Journeys is forced to cancel the trip for reasons beyond its control, the deposit may be used toward another trip in 2021 or future years.
We are a very small family-owned business. We have continued to pay our staff throughout 2020 and hope to do so in 2021. COVID has created an unpredictable environment and we cannot bear the risk of everyone's health and government policy changes. You must buy travel insurance for trip cancellation and interruption, as well as health coverage.
Cancellation fees for 2022 tours and onwards:
- More than 90 days before departure: USD$100 per person.
- Between 60-90 days: USD$500 per person.
- Between 30-59 days: 50% of the total price.
- 29 days or less: No refund.
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 cancellation policy above.
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. Please also confirm that you have health insurance either through your regular health insurance or a separate policy that you buy.
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 a walking 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.
To limit the risk of COVID infection, you will be required to wear a mask in the following places:
- on board our private mini-bus
- when entering a restaurant (the mask can of course be taken off when eating.)
- in closed spaces such as churches, hotels, etc…
In case you get infected with COVID during the tour, you will need to leave the tour and isolate for 5 days in a hotel of your choice.
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.