Booking Conditions

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking a trip with Bella Retreats.

Payments

We strive to make booking and payment as easy as possible.   For this reason we accept the following forms of payment:

 

CREDIT CARD 
Simply, use the registration form embedded on each retreat page.

 

PAYPAL
Send Payments to unabellaretreats@gmail.com

Deposits:

A non-refundable deposit of a minimum of $250 or $500 is required for your booking to be confirmed. If your booking is made within 3 weeks of the retreat start date, then the full amount is payable at the time of booking which includes your non-refundable deposit.

50% of the total amount is due 90 days before the start of the retreat date.

Final Payment

Payment of the balance of the trip is due 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date. If the balance is not paid on or before the due date we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled.

Room Types:

Room types vary based on the retreat center, as detailed in each retreat section, and are available on a first come first serve basis. Some rooms book faster than others and we cannot guarantee a certain type of room, nor can we guarantee the possibility of sharing a room. If you would like to share a room and are traveling alone, we would be happy to match you up with someone else from the retreat if that is available.

  • Single rooms mean you will have the room to yourself.
  • Double room means 2 people in each room.
  • Triple rooms mean 3 people in one room.
  • A dorm is 4 or more people.

Shuttles:

Most retreats have an arranged group shuttle that is included in the price of the retreat. Please be mindful of the group shuttle pick up times and plan your flights accordingly. If you choose to travel on dates or times other than the suggested, we would be happy to help arrange transportation for you but that will be at your own cost. Sometimes flight times require that you stay the night prior to the start date of the retreat. Again, we are happy to support you in booking accommodation, but you are responsible for any additional costs associated with that.

Passport And Visa

You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Bella Retreats is not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is recommended for all travelers, and if purchased, should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with all recommended minimum coverage of $200,000 USD. I strongly recommend it cover cancellation, curtailment, and all other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay, illness preventing your trip or inconvenience.

Right To Refuse Service

Bella Retreats and the retreat organizers reserve the right to accept, decline, or retain any person as a participant at the Retreat at any time without liability and without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever. The Retreat Organizers take no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the Retreat prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant that is not included on the Schedule of Events or other itinerary.

Cancellation Due To Retreat Booking Numbers

Bella Retreats reserves the right to cancel any retreat prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa and passport fees and expenses, flights, flight cancellation and reservation fees, and vaccination costs). Again Bella Retreats recommends that you purchase travel insurance.

Changes

Bella Retreats reserves the right to make changes to any aspect of the retreat if, in the absolute discretion of Bella Retreats, it is necessary to do so due to conditions that may be hazardous or dangerous or due to any other adverse or threatening conditions such as weather, political, military, terrorist or otherwise or for any other reason considered necessary by Bella Retreats.
If the designated trip leader is unable to lead the trip for any reason, Bella Retreats, in its discretion, will enlist another teacher of substantially similar qualifications to lead the retreat. In the event of any change, postponement, cancellation, or delay, you acknowledge that you will have no right of refund of the retreat price in whole or in part and no right to claim compensation for any injury, loss or damage or other additional expenses incurred by virtue of the change, modification, cancellation, postponement or delay.

Cancellations By Participant

If you as a retreat participator has to cancel a retreat for any reason, including but not limited to bad weather, natural disasters, acts of terrorism, flight delays or cancellations, illness, health conditions, medical or personal or family or work emergencies or change of mind, the policy is as follows:

  • $250 deposit and additional $50 administration fee will not be refunded.
  • If you cancel more than 90 days in advance of retreat start date, a full refund, minus non-refundable deposit and administration fee will be given.
  • If you cancel within 60 days of the retreat start date, a 50% refund minus non-refundable deposit and administration fee will be given.
  • If you cancel with 30 days or less of the retreat start date, no refund will be given.

If the participant has to leave prior to its conclusion, refunds will not be made for the unused portion of the trip. No refunds will be made for any excursion, meal, yoga class or workshop or other activity that the participant misses or decides not to participate in for any reason.

Cancellation By Bella Retreats

Bella Retreats also reserves, in its absolute discretion, the right to cancel any retreat due to any material change in any government travel warning or advisory. In this event, we will do all we can to transfer any payments you may have made to a future retreat with Bella Retreats.

Force Majeure

If Bella Retreats and the trip leader are prevented from performing any of their obligations under this Agreement by acts of God, strikes, trade disputes, fire, weather, breakdowns, interruption of transport, government or political action, acts of war or terrorism, acts or omissions of a third party or for any other cause whatsoever outside Bella Retreats and the trip leader’s reasonable control, Bella Retreats and the trip leader will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may either cancel or postpone the retreat.