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【9-Day】Canadian Rockies - Icefield (overnight), Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler Summer Tour from Vancouver/Seattle (with Airport Transfers) - Tour Code: 2177

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Start City: Vancouver, Seattle End City: Vancouver, Seattle

Duration: 9 Day(s) Language: Chinese&English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Visit Jasper National Park, Banff and Yoho National park in Rocky Mountain.

☆ Stay overnight in Banff and Icefield!

☆ Explore Famous Lakes: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Bow Lake, Lake Okanagan, and more.

Special gift package worth $110

Itinerary

Day 1: Vancouver Airport Transfer – Vancouver City Tour – Vancouver

Summary of The Day

Today, You will be picked up and transferred to hotel for accommodation. With time permitting, you can join the complimentary tour we designed either in Seattle or Vancouver.

Hotel Category details in Vancouver

A: Hampton Inn By Hilton / Abercorn Inn or Similar

Upgrade Option:(Surcharges applied)

B.Vancouver Richmond (breakfast not included): Executive Plaza (Plaza Room) / Westin Wall Centre or similar

D. Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

Optional Meal Package

Whole Meal Package includes dinner for today.

Notes

* Please provide your flight information at least 3 days prior to your departure date, so that we can make the arrangements.

* False Creek Mini Ferry runs seasonal and subject to weather conditions.

Special offer: Night tour in Vancouver

Vancouver Night Tour ( approx. 2 hrs, available from May - September 15): visit downtown, Gastown, Olympic Village and etc.

Special offer: Buy 1 get 1 free, C$37 per person. 

Sightseeing
Vancouver

Tour starting from Vancouver

Free pickup time: Hotel A/B: 8:00AM-9:30PM; Hotel C/D:8:00AM-8:00PM

For Canada domestic flights, you should meet the tour guide at the Baggage Claim Area at carousel No.3.

For international flights, you should meet the tour guide at the "Welcome Figures" wooden statue in Arrival Hall.

For arrivals at Cruise Terminal, you should meet the tour guide at Pan Pacific Hotel Entrance(Extra Charge).

Bonus Complimentary City Tour! (duration: approx.3.5 hrs; meet our tour guide before 13:30 pm): Downtown, Stanley Park, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Center and Olympic Cauldron etc.、

Bonus Mini Ferry Ride to Granville Island!

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Seattle

Tour starting from Seattle (surcharge applies)

*Sea-Tac Airport Arrivals: pick up Claim Belt #14 at approx. 12 pm (Saturday arrivals: postpones 30 mins;Bonus Complimentary Mini Excursion of Seattle;)

*Cruise Terminal Arrivals: pick up from Pier 66 or 91 at approx. 1:15pm

*Downtown Arrivals:pick up from Pier 55 STARBUCKS Main Entrance at approx. 1:45pm. Transfer to Vancouver Hotel after a short stop at Space Needle.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond , OR Similar

Day 2: Vancouver - BC Ferries - Victoria - Inner Harbour - Butchart Gardens - Vancouver

Summary of The Day

In the morning, you will depart for Vancouver Island by BC Ferry (adm incl.) .

And then you will pass by China town and explore the inner harbour area of Victoria (optional carriage tour available) where you will be able to visit chateau-style Empress hotel, Legislative Building, Thunderbird Park, Beacon Hill Park and the remarkable Mile "0".

Afterwards, you'll head to Butchart Gardens (adm incl.).

Finally, you will return to Vancouver by ferry, or by seaplane (surcharge applies).

Meal Packages

Whole meal package includes breakfast, lunch, dinner for today.

Sightseeing
Victoria Of Canada

Victoria

BC Parliament Buildings - Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's Legislative Assembly.

Beacon Hill Park - Beacon Hill Park, located in Victoria, British Columbia, contains hiking trails, a water park, two playgrounds, a petting zoo, and botanical gardens, among many other attractions. Loved by locals and tourists alike, the alluring 200-acre park has something for everyone.

Butchart Gardens - Butchart Gardens were founded in 1904 when 55 acres of abandoned lime quarry was transformed into a stunning sunken garden with seasonal floral displays, all done in the Victorian tradition. People from all over the world have been coming to see these jaw-dropping, beautiful gardens for more than 100 years.

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The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens

These world-famous floral gardens are located on a 55-acre estate on Vancouver Island's southeastern point in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. People from around the world have been coming to see the gardens for more than 100 years.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond , OR Similar

Day 3: Vancouver - Whistler - Peak2Peak Gondola(Optional) - Vancouver

Summary of The Day

Start the journey along the Sea to Sky Highway. Pass by Horseshoe Bay, the 3rd highest waterfall in BC, and the world 2nd largest granite monolith - Stawamus Chief.

Arrive at Whistler- the #1 ski resort in North America and the host of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Take the amazing and world record breaking Peak2Peak Gondola Ride up between Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains (optional).

Relax and shop at numerous boutiques at the alpine village. 

Return to Vancouver by tour bus, or by seaplane (surcharge applies)

Optional Meal Package

All meal package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for today.

Note

*If Whistler Gondola Peak2Peak is closed for maintenance, it will be substituted by Sea to Sky Gondola excursion. Gondola operations are seasonal and subject to change without notice

Sightseeing
Whistler Of Canada

Whistler Of Canada

Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the southern Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in the province of British Columbia, Canada, approximately 125 km (78 mi) north of Vancouver and 36 km (22 mi) south of the town of Pemberton. Over two million people visit Whistler annually, primarily for alpine skiing and snowboarding and, in summer, mountain biking at Whistler Blackcomb. Its pedestrian village has won numerous design awards and Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid-1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler hosted most of the alpine, Nordic, luge, skeleton, and bobsled events, though freestyle skiing and all snowboarding events were hosted at Cypress Mountain near Vancouver.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond , OR Similar

Day 4: Vancouver – Kelowna – L.Okanagan – Winery – Honey Farm – Vernon

Summary of The Day

Today, we will pass through Fraser Valley and head east to Kelowna, the heart of the Okanagan Valley and home to world-class vintners. At Lake Okanagan, we can search for the lake monster "Ogopogo" from the First Nations' legendary history.

Afterwards, we will have a chance to visit the winery to learn the basics of wine making.

Finally, we will stop by a Honey Farm and then settle down in Vernon.

Optional Meal Package

Optional Meal package includes breakfast,lunch,dinner for today.

Sightseeing
Okanagan Lake

Lake Okanagan

Okanagan Lake located in the Okanagan Valley is a popular recreation spot that offers a variety of lively activities in addition to the gorgeous scenery. The lake provides a countless number of water activities and is supplied with boats for every kind of water enthusiasts such as sailboats, pedal boats, kayaks, and canoes. Romantic lakeside patio dining, as well as relaxing boardwalks strolls, are also great perks of this beautiful attraction.

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Okanagan

Fraser Valley

Kelowna - It is one of the most liveable cities in Canada, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley. Bordering Okanagan Lake, Kelowna is well known for its divine hot summers and temperate winters.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Prestige Vernon , OR Similar

Day 5: Vernon – Last Spike - Yoho National Park – Banff National Park – Banff Town

Summary of The Day

Today, we will proceed to the Eagle Pass and visit the "Last Spike" of the transcontinental railway.

After passing through Kicking Horse Pass, we will enter Yoho National Park and visit Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.

We will then head to Bow Falls, known for its featuring in 1953 Marilyn Monroe starred film River of No Return.

After that, we will explore Town of Banff at our own pace.

Hotel Upgrade

You could upgrade your hotel to the standard room or mountain-view room at Banff Springs Hotel

Optional Meal Package

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can choose optional meal package in the Rockies.

Sightseeing
Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park: Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park's premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation. A 5.2 km (3.2 mi) hiking trail circuits the lake, the first half of which is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. During the summer months, canoe rentals are available; in the winter, the lake is a popular cross country skiing destination.

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park: Bow Falls

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River. The falls are located near the Banff Springs Hotel and golf course on the left-hand side of River Road. The falls are within walking distance of both Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel so they are visited by a large number of tourists despite their relatively small size.

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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel

The Banff Springs Hotel is a luxury hotel that was built during the 19th century as one of Canada's grand railway hotels, being constructed in Scottish Baronial style and located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The hotel was opened to the public on June 1, 1888. Presently, The Fairmont Banff Springs resort hotel is owned by OMERS and operated by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts of Toronto. Banff Springs Hotel is situated at an altitude of 1414 m. The original building was designed by American architect Bruce Price. It was built between spring 1887 and spring 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway at the instigation of its president, William Cornelius Van Horne.


The hotel is located in the Rocky Mountains, just above the Bow Falls, close to thermal springs. The main view from the hotel is across the valley and toward Mount Rundle, which frequently is cited in geology books for its exposed and tilted ancient seabeds. The hotel is within walking distance of the resort community of Banff.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Inns of Banff Superior Banff Mount Royal Hotel , OR Similar

Day 6: Banff Town – Banff National Park – Japser National Park – Glacier View Inn

Summary of The Day

Today, we will ride the Gondola to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Afterwards, we will head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition and availability) for a fantastic view of the Ten Peaks.

Then, Stroll along the “Jewel of the Rockies”, the Lake Louise.

Next, we will pass by Bow Lake to Peyto Lake.

Then, travel through the Icefield Parkway and arrive at the Jasper National Park, where you will have a chance to run into some wildlife and also can take the VIP snow-coach "Ice Explorer" across the surface of Athabasca Glacier.

Tonight, we will stay overnight at the only hotel in the Columbia Icefield!

Optional Meal Package

*For lunch and dinner, you can choose optional meal package in the Rockies. (You will enjoy the western lunch at Chateau Lake Louise and dinner at Glacier View Inn)

Sightseeing
Moraine Lake

Banff National Park: Lake Louis, Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake - This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. This beautifully famous lake has appeared in advertisements all over the world and is a beloved attraction for tourists to visit.

Lake Louise - It is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is known for its vibrant turquoise coloration, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and is overlooked by a stately chateau. Gorgeous hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's eye views. There's a canoe dock in summer, and a skating rink on the frozen lake in winter, making it a rare beautiful sight year-round.

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Columbia Icefield

Japser National Park: Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield is the largest Icefield in the Rocky Mountains of North America. This incredible Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Glacier View Lodge , OR Similar

Day 7: Icefield - Optional Activities - Jasper Town - Maligne Canyon - Valemount

Summary of The Day

We start our morning adventure at Glacier Skywalk, where glass is all that separates you from birds soaring below.

After visiting the Athabasca Falls, you can choose to capture the most magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or enjoy leisure time at the alpine town of Jasper.

Then we visit Maligne Canyon, formed 365 million years ago with lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes. Capture a precious moment with the highest point in the Canadian Rockies- Mt. Robson.

Tonight, we will stay overnight at Valemount.

Optional Meal Package

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal package includes dinner for today.

Sightseeing
The Glacier Skywalk

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park - It is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains.

Maligne Canyon - It is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres deep. Popular for sightseeing and exploration, the area contains waterfalls, stream outlets, birds and plant life.

Mount Robson - It is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range.It is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

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Athabasca Falls

The Athabasca Glacier

The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, where visitors can arrange tours.

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Jasper Town

Jasper Town: free time or optional activities available

When you arrive at the Town of Jasper where could capture the magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or Horseback Riding(optional).

Also, we could personally see lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes formed 365 million years ago.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Canadas Best Value Inn Valemount , OR Similar

Day 8: Valemount - Kamloops - Ginseng Factory - Vancouver

Summary of The Day

Passing by Clearwater along the Thompson River, we first head to Kamloops, a famous historical and cultural city.

Then we come to visit the only GMP certified ginseng factory to reveal the healing power of ginseng.

 A brief stop at Hope before returning to Vancouver by dusk. 

Meals

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal package includes lunch for today.

Sightseeing
Kamloops

Kamloops

The Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Spa in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada is the only ginseng manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1991 by Chinese doctor Zhang Shunmei. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing ginseng spa.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Hampton Inn by Hilton Vancouver-Airport/Richmond , OR Similar

Day 9: Vancouver - (Seattle) – Home

Summary of The Day

Today, you have some free time to explore Vancouver and end you tour in Vancouver or end the tours in Seattle (surcharge applies).

Optional Meal Package

Whole meal package includes breakfast for today.

Sightseeing
Vancouver

Option 1: End your tour in Vancouver

In the morning, you can explore Vancouver as you like. Airport transfer time: 8:00 am - 9:30 pm.

If your flight departure time is after 3p.m, you can enjoy the complimentary Vancouver Designer Outlet Shopping.

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Seattle

Option 2: End your tour in Seattle (surcharge applies)

You will depart in the morning and arrive at Seattle Pier 55 (Downtown), Cruise Pier 66 or 91, or Sea-Tac Airportt around noon.

★ Suggested departure flight time is after 3pm.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 8 nights

    2. Bilingual tour guide (Chinese and English)

    3. Transportation via air-conditioned coach

    4. Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

    5. 5% GST

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food options available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Suggested CAD$10 per person per day for guide and driver; Vancouver Arrival Transfer C$4/pax; Mini City Tour/Night Tour C$5/pax; Vancouver Departure Transfer C$2/pax; Seattle Arrival/Departure Transfer C$8/pax) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

    4. Mandatory Tours (Please select at the time of booking.The prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice)

      * Gondola Ride + Ice Explorer + Glacier Skywalk + Butchart Garden + BC Ferries + National Park - Adult C$230, Children(12-15) CS$140, Children (6-11) C$109

    5. Optional Tours (Please select at the time of booking.)

      * Meal package in the Rockies (1 Breakfast + 4 Lunch + 4 Dinner, including the lunch at Chateau Lake Louise and dinner at Columbia Icefield plus one complimentary breakfast ) - Adult C$290, Child (2-11) C$245

      * All Inclusive Meal Package for Hotel A (Hampton Inn By Hilton / Abercorn Inn or Similar,  5B+6L+8D plus one complimentary breakfast) - Adult C$469, Children (2-11) C$424

      * Meal Package for Hotel Upgrade Option B (5B+6L+8D plus one complimentary breakfast) - Adult C$587, Children (2-11) C$542

      * Meal Package for Hotel Upgrade Option D (5B+6L+8D plus one complimentary breakfast) - Adult C$629, Children (2-11) C$584

      * Vancouver Night Tour - C$37 (Buy 1 get 1 free)

      * First 3 Rows Bus Seats (Limited) - C$116 per person

      * Seattle to Vancouver (one way) - C$63 per person

    6. Hotel Upgrade

    Option B: Richmond Downtown Deluxe Hotel (excluding breakfasts): Executive Plaza (Plaza Room) / Westin Wall Centre or similar

    Option D: Vancouver Downtown Deluxe Hotel (excluding breakfasts): Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre or similar

    Tips:

    * The seats in first 3 rows of Rockies are subject to availability. The fee will be refundable if seats are not available.

    * For the meal package, please book before departure. If you want to book upon arrival, please pay in cash to the tour guide if the meal package is still available.

    * For the hotel upgrade, please select at the time of booking. Upgrade fee will be refundable if hotel upgrade fails due to the peak season in summer.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    4. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.

    5. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.

    6. According to BC Government's law, the infants under 2 years old must be served a seat and you should bring safety seat by yourselves.

    7. For the sake of fairness, the tour guide will arrange the seats every day.

    8. Luggage allowance: each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage will be charged additional $35 per baggage.

    9. Guests are not allowed to smoke in hotels, otherwise they will be fined at least $350.

    10. Guests who depart from U.S. need to bring American passport or Green Card, or bring valid American and Canadian visas.

    11. Two full-sized beds per room. No additional bed for children, 3rd or 4th travelers.

    12. Since March 15, 2016, New Canada entry requirements have been changed. Please note at the time of booking.

      eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) has been launched since March 15, 2016:  

      - U.S. permanent residents (with the green card) who enter Canada by flight need to hold eTA. If you enter Canada by land or sea, eTA is unnecessary.

      - Students and temporary workers (from the countries where eTA is necessary): If you got a Student Visa or Work Visa before 15th March 2016, getting eTA is necessary before entering and departing from Canada by air.

      How to apply for eTA to Canada?   

      - Applying for eTA online, and you need to prepare your passport, credit card, and e-mail address. The application fee is CAD$7. eTA can be valid for 5 years.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 15 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

 

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
32 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 90% of tour cost paid will be refunded
24-31 Days prior to tour departure date 70% of tour cost paid will be refunded
16-23 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
15 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

**If the upgraded hotel has been confirmed, the fee for upgrading the hotel will not be refundable.

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 14 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change the name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 03 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 15 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 15 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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