Terms & Conditions

PASSPORTS: Each traveler is responsible to provide IYT with accurate passport information. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport has two (2) blank pages and is valid for six (6) months after the conclusion of the tour. Travelers missing flights or denied boarding because of improper documentation not receive any compensation or refunds. If you are not a U.S. passport holder, it is your responsibility to obtain proper documentation.

VISAS: Each traveler is responsible to obtain visas if it is required for travel. IYT is not a passport and visa service, but we can point you in the right direction if you need. Ultimately it is your responsibility to obtain your travel visa. If you are not a U.S. passport holder, you must obtain visas yourself.

TOUR DOCUMENTS: Most tour documents are now electronic and no paper copies necessary. If paper documents are necessary, you will be notified of how they will be distributed (or if you need to print them).

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is HIGHLY recommended to protect your investment. Policies cover lost luggage, medical expenses, trip interruptions, emergency evacuation, etc. Many individual medical policies do not cover emergencies abroad. Contact us or for more details.

LAND PRICES: Are not guaranteed until Final Payment. Foreign currencies & exchange rate to USD fluctuate daily and could affect price. We have absorbed these sudden increases in the past and will continue to do so when nominal. If necessary although unlikely, applicable charges will be advised prior to your final payment date.

HEALTH ISSUES: Participant must be in good health. At time of booking, we must be advised of any physical disability or mental condition that could affect your ability to participate. IYT reserves the right to decline any reservation or remove anyone from a trip.

Please call us pre-trip if you have any concerns with this.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: IYT trips have three payment points:

  • Deposit
  • Full Payment

DEPOSIT: A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price. Due upon registration. Creates trip registration. Can be paid by credit card without processing fees. Fully refundable 30 Days prior departure less $50.

FULL PAYMENT: Usually due 15-Days prior departure unless stated otherwise. This pays trip in full.
Please make this payment by check, money order, bank wire or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, a 4% processing fee will be applied.

Final payments not made when due can be considered a cancellation subject to forfeiture of money paid.
Cancellation Refund Schedule:

Until 30 days prior departure 100% of initial trip deposit refunded less $50.
Cancelling after 30 days to due date 50% of your deposit is withheld. After final payment, your deposit is forfeited. This payment (minus the deposit & any fees incurred with suppliers) is non-refundable. However, if the cancelling party fills the seat with another traveler then a portion shall be refunded in part or in full. (If IYT finds a replacement the money is forfeited. Cancelling trip, replacing yourself with another traveler or ‘swapping’ registration to another trip after this date forfeits your initial deposit – No Exceptions.

Moving Initial Deposit to a Different Trip: This is possible up until Mid-Point payment due date for the currently registered trip. This is possible ONE TIME – after 1st change, a $50 fee will be assessed.

If trip switching after Mid-Point due date, Mid-Point payment is due at time of switch. IYT reserves the right to use the canceled space as we wish. In case of cancellation where the party is occupying a shared room, the cost of a single supplement for the roommate may be added to the cancellation penalties.

RESPONSIBILITIES: IYT operates solely as an independent contractor. The services of transportation, accommodations, activities, etc. are provided by suppliers. We issue tickets and travel documents as an agent for the companies that provide these services and they are subject to terms and conditions of the respective suppliers.

IYT and its suppliers will make every effort to operate tours as disclosed. However, circumstances beyond our control like the weather may arise requiring an adjustment to the activities or amend the itinerary. We will do all possible to avoid any changes and to offer substitutions, but we reserve the right to make such modifications if deemed necessary. If the services set forth cannot be supplied, we will supply comparable services and accommodation.

Additional expenses, if any, shall be on the participant. Conversely, a refund will be made if savings are affected. IYT is not responsible for loss or damage to property, baggage, accident, illness, injury or death to persons resulting from any act of suppliers or caused by strike, war, weather, delays, and government regulations or any cause beyond reasonable control. Services are subject to laws of the country where service is rendered. Although we investigate each destination thoroughly, we have no special knowledge of changes in foreign entry requirements or health hazards in regions we travel.

Participants are responsible for verifying any health conditions that could exist at a trip destination. We reserve the right to remove you from a trip if you have not been forthright with your physical limitations up until the day of departure. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any in all passport, visa, vaccinations or other entry requirements. The US State Dept. website is www.travel.state.gov.

FINAL NOTES: We encourage a seat rotation system and no smoking policy onboard the motor coaches. Tour costs are based on a minimum number or participants and if not met, a new costing may be required. IYT reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour in accordance with operating requirements. Participant must be in good health.

IYT reserves the right to refuse service to any participant that may be deemed disruptive to the group. Participant is responsible for being on time for tours and will not be reimbursed if that portion is missed due to absence.

WARNING: All prices have been calculated for trips in groups of 8 to 10 people. Prices may vary if there are less people going to the trips.

I decided to travel solo, was the best decision with I’m your Trip taking care of me, I meet a wonderful group of new people …We all shared a week and a half that I will never forget, which included surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and visiting beautiful lookouts all around Oahu....

- John Tigue

Incredible experience From the first moment I felt like I’m enjoying the time with my friends. Lovely, caring, funny and talented Staff. I could improve my surfing skills a lot. We explored the whole island.. we did also Snorkeling, hiking, yoga, bbq, had great food, we went to...

- Christine Smith

The first second I got there they took really good care about me. These people are really kind, funny and show you the best places around Oahu. Even though we had a really good organized schedule every day including hiking, snorkeling, surfing and much more, they were still flexi...

- Andy Gomez

Definitely coming back! That’s how I felt when I went to the surf camp! I’m your Trip Team made us feel comfortable throughout our whole stay. He took care of the trips, surf lessons, • Surfing: you can surf right in front of the house, private beach access and good waves ...

- Tristan Hayes

I love this island! It’s absolutely beautiful. The weather is gorgeous when it’s sunny, but even the rainy days are beautiful with flowing waterfalls along the mountainsides. There’s so much to do and see, from the many beaches, historic sites, look out points, hiking, surf...

- Andrew S

Everything about my trip with Downwind Kitesurfing Safari was superb. I would recommend it to anybody that’s interested in consistent wind and beautiful waves, everything was great. They definitely have their act together. The Team in Brazil was so nice, friendly and helpful. a...

- John Tigue

Perfect organisation very good Pousadas and a beutiful trip along the coast. Especially the downwind kiting, just wind, waves, empty beaches and you with the Kite. Is a great experience. Makes a connection with nature and sea. Never a miss!!! If you love Kitesurfing like me have ...

- Christine Smith

Excellent organisation, competence and kindness of all the team. For all kiters with downwinder experience,If you want to discover all the spots along ceara, discover the wild north, deep in adventure… Good kiting conditions, 100% windy, good food, best pousadas as possible in ...

- Andy Gomez