The Fernweh Studio Terms & Conditions

The terms “TFS,” “we” and “our” refer to THE FERNWEH STUDIO, which offers and operates all the trips listed herein. All trips are offered subject to TFS’s standard terms and conditions. Please review the terms and conditions carefully prior to completing your reservation.

Once the trip begins, we will do everything possible to ensure your enjoyment, and we rely on you to tell us if something is not working. We look forward to a successful partnership together, and we hope that you enjoy the ride.

Traveler Responsibility

All travelers assume the responsibility to select or design the trip most appropriate to their physical abilities and interests. Travelers are responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake their trip; for obtaining the appropriate medical and cancellation insurance; for studying all pre-departure information; and for acting in a manner considerate of fellow travelers and cultural sensitivity to the countries visited. Travelers assume full responsibility for all risks, including but not limited to any loss, injury, death or damage to them, their family or their dependents arising in connection with their participation, or the participation of their family, in the trips, and for ensuring that they have adequate insurance coverage to cover any loss.

Travel Risk

Any form of travel contains inherent risks and medical facilities and services may not be easily accessible and may not be sophisticated. There are other risks associated with the trips, such as theft or loss of or damage to property. Some of the services provided in connection with the trip, including lodging, transportation, food service, and local tours and activities, are obtained from independent suppliers over whom TFS has no control.

Although TFS endeavors to partner with appropriate independent lodging, transportation, food service, and local activities, TFS has no right to control their operations and therefore makes travel arrangements for the trips on the condition that TFS will not be liable for any act or omission of any independent supplier or any unrelated third party. The services provided by independent suppliers are subject to the laws of the place where the services are provided, and any conditions imposed by those suppliers. The liability of the independent suppliers may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers, and international conventions and agreements.

Travelers further agree that they will indemnify and hold TFS harmless in respect of any claims arising in connection with the trip made by: i) third parties, which arise from the misconduct of the travelers; ii) the traveler’s family members, dependents or heirs, iii) third parties, which the traveler, their estate, their family members, dependents or heirs have sued, if damages are recovered from such third parties, to the extent the third party obtains any indemnification from TFS; except where the loss, injury, death or damage is caused by the reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of TFS, or their employees, guides, shareholders, officers or directors.

TFS reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveler whose health or actions in TFS’s sole judgment impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers.

Rights Reserved

TFS reserves the right to cancel a trip if the minimum spots needed to make the trip viable are not filled. This will be determined by the deposit deadline listed. Your deposit will be returned if TFS cancels a trip for this reason, but TFS is not responsible for any of your flight, visa or other travel arrangements. Again, travel insurance is required for this reason.

If a trip is canceled past the deposit deadline due to an official in-country security reason (determined by the US gov), then the travel insurance will cover your deposit and any other expenses you have made according to their terms.

Furthermore, if you have to cancel your trip for any reason, your deposit is not refundable after 48hours of acceptance. TFS prepays our in-country vendors and can not issue any refunds for this reason. If you have to cancel your trip for an approved personal emergency or health issue, then the travel insurance would cover those expenses according to their terms.

If you do not submit your final payment by the designated due date, then your spot will be released and you will not receive a refund on the deposit.