General Information

Guides:

    Pacha Tours emphasizes that the most important element of any trip is the guide. Well-educated and fluent in English, our guides are meticulously selected for their knowledge and enthusiasm.

Effective assistance in the country:

    Our assistance services are available 24 hours a day to provide rapid and efficient assistance for any situation that may arise while traveling. We are committed to seeing our guests return home completely satisfied.

Guaranteed Departures:

    Most of our departures are guaranteed. Our group sizes can range according to the tour and departure dates.

Entrance Fees:

    Tour prices include entrance fees to the museums and sites mentioned in the itinerary. This does not include the additional fees for photography or video cameras.

Price Guarantee:

    All land rates are guaranteed as per related clauses in this brochure.

Tour Itinerary:

    The order of the itinerary is subject to change due to traffic, weather and/or extenuating circumstances. Please remember “tolerance” is the key to enjoying your tour. Guides will only alter the tour when it is in your best interest. Pacha Tours constantly strives to improve the tour itineraries/features. If such improvements can’t be made or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control incur changes necessary, we reserve the right to alter itineraries and/or substitute hotels. At certain peak periods duplicate departures may operate, in such case the hotel names may vary from those stated on the itinerary. We try hard to provide the same hotels as advertised. However, if for reasons beyond our control, we need to change hotels, we will do our best to provide an alternative of the same standard or higher.

Complimentary Airport Transfers:

    Escorted tours participants are entitled to airport transfers at stated airports on the scheduled day of tour arrival and departure (exclude pre /post extension) at hours 7 am to 10 pm local time. If your international flight arrangements are done through Pacha Tours, your arrival & departure transfers at stated airports are complimentary regardless of the time of your flight. If Pacha Tours is not making your flight arrangements, please provide us with your flight information at the time of booking. If arrival airport transfer is included: Your Pacha Tours Representative will meet you after you clear customs at your final destination (the city where your tour starts), and will be holding a “Pacha Tours” sign. If airport transfers are not included in your package: You will need to take a taxi or public transportation to get to the city & your hotel. Please be sure to have enough local currency with you to pay taxi or public transportation.

Rooming Arrangements:

    Tour prices are based upon two people sharing a room with private facilities. A limited number of single rooms are available at an additional single supplement rate. However, single rooms are often smaller and may not be as well located.

Meals:

    Included meals are indicated on your itinerary as: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, and (D) Dinner. Usually breakfasts and dinners are buffet style, and lunch is typically at a local restaurant close to the sites. Please be aware most of the meals in Turkey include meat (mainly beef), but fruit and vegetable options are abundant. However, unless specifically indicated, other beverages and water are not. We do not recommend drinking tap water.

Internet:

    Most hotels have wireless access either in lobby or rooms, but in rural areas connectivity may be limited.

What to expect from others:

    Group touring provides the unique chance to meet people with similar interests in a foreign setting. At the same time, it necessitates certain compromises in personal expectations. Tolerance is the key to enjoy a group tour. Pacha Tours cannot accommodate special requests. Any participants who require personal assistance should be accompanied by a responsible caregiver who can provide the necessary help.

Immunizations:

    Currently, no immunizations are required for any of the countries listed in our brochure. Please check with your doctor for immunization requirements closer to the time of travel.

Clothing:

    Comfortable, casual clothes and sensible walking shoes or sneakers are advised. Please observe the proper respect for any place of worship you enter by not wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts.

Electricity:

    In all the countries we provide tours for this year, the electrical current is 220V with 50 Hz, and two round prongs. You will need adapters/transformers to use your electrical appliances.

Shopping:

    Please consult your guide for the best places to shop. Each country and region has its unique “best buys” and souvenirs. During the tour, you will have adequate time for shopping.

Gratuities and Tips:

    Tour guides and drivers expect to be appreciated at the end of the tour. Please consult with your agent for the adequate tipping amounts. If you are traveling alone or as a couple with a private guide and driver, higher rates are expected.