Motorbike Thailand Booking Terms & Conditions
It is important to us that you are happy with your motorcycle adventure tour and that you understand the nature of our motorcycle tours. You take a tour with us fully understanding the dangers involved in a motorcycle tour and by making a booking you do so as a competent and capable rider.
Tours cannot be booked without you agreeing these terms and conditions therefore it will be assumed that you have read, understood and agree to our terms and conditions.
As of March 15th 2020 we altered our deposit and cancellation poilcy with immediate affect during the COVID19 Pandemic.
Balance payments can be made via bank transfer up to 10 days before the departure date or paid on arrival. Balances paid via Paypal will incurr a 3.5% fee as imposed on us from paypal
Should you cancel we will hold what you paid as a credit towards a future trip to be used within 18 months from the date of cancellation.
Once we accept your booking our tours are guaranteed to depart even if we have not reached the minimum number requirement for a tour unless a Force Majeure Event results in cancellation of a trip. If we cancel your trip, you can choose to:
- transfer amounts your deposit to an alternate departure date;
- ask us to hold your money on file for up to 2 years or,
- recieve a refund
If the cancellation is due to a Force Majeure Event refunds will be less any unrecoverable costs and any fees imposed on us.
A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to, acts of God, war, civil commotion, riot, blockade or embargo, fire, explosion, breakdown, union dispute, earthquake, epidemic, flood, windstorm or other extreme weather event, lack or failure of courses of supply, passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which renders performance impossible.
You may transfer your booking to another suitable person without any additional cost.
We reserve the right to impose a surcharge up to 6 weeks prior to departure If government action forces us to increase charges, increased transportation costs, currency fluctuations or fuel costs. If any surcharge is imposed which exceeds 10% of the tour cost, you have the right to cancel your booking within 7 days of the notification of the surcharge and we will refund any monies paid to us in respect of the tour.
We will not be held responsible for any mishaps to yourself or your property, in particular those arising from a motorcycle accident involving you or a third party including other members of the group, consequence of flight cancellations, strikes, wars, riots, robbery, sickness, quarantine or weather, Government intervention and other such happenings.
The Company will not accept liability for damages caused by the total or partial failure to carry out the contract if the failure is attributable to a passenger unforeseeable or unavoidable and attributable to a third party unconnected to the Company; or the result of circumstances beyond the Company's control; or the result of an event that the Company even with all due care and attention could not foresee or forestall. Where the Company is found to be liable for damages in respect of its failure to carry out the contract, the maximum amount of such damages will normally be limited to the price paid for the tour only.
You undertake this tour with the full understanding of your limitations and ability as a motorcycle rider and will not take risks that you deem to be beyond your riding capability.
Tour itineraries are meant as a rough guideline only and Motorbike Thailand reserve the right to alter any itinerary at any time to account for weather disturbances, local conditions or any reason directly or indirectly related to the group participating in the motorcycle tour.
We allow for normal wear and tear to our motorcycles such as brakes, clutch and tyres while in your responsibility. Our motorcycles are insured for 3rd party only. You are liable for the first 10,000 Thai Baht of any claim regardless of whether the accident or damage was caused by you or a third party. Damages exceeding the cost of the motorcycle (insurance write off) you will be liable up to a maximum of 100,000 Thai Baht. Your passport will be held as a security deposit and cash deposit in Thai baht equivalent to $150 USD paid before you begin your tour. These will be returned as soon as any motorcycle damage costs liable by you as mentioned above is paid for in full.
Personal travel insurance is mandatory and not included in the cost of the holiday. It is a condition of you booking with us that each person or each member of a group booking, has travel insurance covering for riding a motorcycle of 250cc or more (not in competition).
We advise that your travel insurance covers medical, repatriation, liability insurance and personal accident as a minimum.
We cannot be held liable in the event of any claim arising out of events beyond our control as a result of optional activities run by others, airlines or booking delays or cancellations or as a result of you taking part in activities which are not part of the original booking. Failure to provide proof of adequate travel insurance may result in the cancellation of the holiday on the same terms as (3) 'cancellation by you'
It is Thai law that a foreigner must be in possession of an international drivers licence (or Thai licence for residents of Thailand). It is your responsibility to bring with you a valid international drivers licence covering you for a motorcycle over 250cc which should be carried with you at all times.
We operate active adventure motorbike tours. All members need to be fit and heathy and able to deal with often long days riding over sometimes technical terrain. Minimum age requirement is 23 years old and holding a full motorcycle licence.
You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for Thailand. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip; please refer to the Essential Trip Information for details. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a Thailand because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
You acknowledge that the nature of the trip is adventurous and participation involves a degree of personal risk. You will be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical attributes present dangers and physical challenges greater than those present in our daily lives. We use information from government foreign departments and reports from our own contacts in assessing whether the itinerary should operate. However it is also your own responsibility to acquaint yourself with all relevant travel information and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge that your decision to travel is made in light of consideration of this information and you accept that you are aware of the personal risks attendant upon such travel.
Optional activities not included in the trip price do not form part of the trip or this contract. You accept that any assistance given by your group leader or local representative in arranging optional activities does not render us liable for them in any way. The contract for the provision of that activity will be between you and activity provider.
Our group trips are run by a group leader. The decision of the group leader is final on all matters likely to affect the safety or well-being of any traveller or staff member participating in the trip. If you fail to comply with a decision made by a group leader, or interfere with the well-being or mobility of the group, the group leader may direct you to leave the trip immediately, with no right of refund. We may also elect not to carry you on any future trips booked. You must at all times comply with the laws, customs, foreign exchange drug regulations and riding safety as laid out by the group leader during the ride briefing before your trip.
As you are ultimately in control of the motorcycle you take full responsibility of your actions. We do our best to select routes we perceive is within your riding ability however, you agree that you will not attempt anything you feel is beyond your riding ability. Our guides will not be held accountable if you ride outside of your riding capabilities and injure yourself in doing so.
If your riding is found to be dangerous to yourself, other members of the group, member of the general public or other road users we reserve the right to terminate your tour with us immediately or should you commit an illegal act or your personal behavior be judged to be a danger or nuisance to fellow travellers or members of the public without refund of services including services part or un-used.
If we are forced to terminate your tour part way through due to (12) you will be held liable for any personal transport costs from the tour location and costs for us transporting the motorcycle back to Chiang Mai.