Terms and conditions

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

In order to keep a friendly and family type of atmosphere to the tours, we generally design our programmes maximum for 4 people. However, we also organise tours for larger groups, but such tours require more detailed planning which can be discussed at length when you contact us.

TRAVEL

Because birding tours normally carry the cost of the airfare and are not necessarily the cheapest, Hungarobirds asks the customer to book the flights independently to Budapest or Debrecen, This gives you the customer, greater flexibility in terms of choosing the flight and return leg of your journey home (flights and other means of transport) specific airport departures, times to suit you, special offers and carrier companies.

The meeting point for customers travelling from abroad by plane will be Budapest Airport or Debrecen Airport.

GROUND TRANSPORT

During our tours we will either travel by a 4×4 car or a passenger car. The price includes all travel and fuel during the trips. All our vehicles comply with the current EU safely legislation.

ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD

Accommodation is carefully choosen by HUNGAROBIRDS to offer the customer a good quality fully equipped country inns in the birding areas. The price includes full board: During the tours we provide 3 meals per day. Breakfast will be delivered and served at your accomodation. Usually we will have one cooked meal per day, either lunch or dinner, depending on the type of the tour. If we have a cold lunch, it will be prepared, packed and served for you on the tour. Dinner would be either in a resturant or at your accommodation depending on the timing schedule of the day. Within the accomodation there is the possibility for cooking for yourself if you desire. For those who require a single room they will have to pay the corresponding supplement. The accomodation is not serviced by resident staff, therefore in case of any problems or queries the tour guide will be pleased to assist you.

Payment will be done directly to Hungarobirds through a bank transfer to our account number. See below in HOW TO BOOK.

Drinks, telephone calls and items of a personal nature is not included in the price of the holiday.

DATES

Since the groups are usually small, the journey dates may occasionally be fine tuned to meet the needs of all interested parties but will never be changed if the flights have been already booked.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is highly advisable to take out a personal insurance policy before leaving your country. Let us know please the name of your company insurance before travelling. For information of all travellers

HOW TO BOOK

To book our services you need to complete our booking form plus paying the 20% of the cost of the tour as deposit.

The rest shall be paid to HUNGAROBIRDS by wire transfer, at least 30 days before the tour’s start date (after we have confirmed the tour date by email, we will send you our bank account number for you to transfer funds into). The price includes guide services, accommodation, all meals, ground transport and fuel. Our expenses are mostly for leading a group and never as professional drivers.

Customers are entitled to cancel their bookings at any moment, but on the following terms:

If the cancellation is made between 90 and 30 days before the start of the trip they will forfeit the deposit or if preferred will be kept for future tours run only by Hungarobirds.

If the cancellation is made between 29 and 15 days before the start of the journey they will forfeit 50% (where the deposit would be also included) of the total amount paid to HUNGAROBIRDS.

If the cancellation is made within 14 days of the start of the journey they will forfeit 75% of the total cost already paid.

If the cancellation is made within 3 days of the start of the journey they will forfeit 100% of the total cost already paid.

Any breach of the above instalments or unjustified delays in paying them will automatically lead to cancellation of the booking, the above mentioned rules then being applied. The post-cancellation sum of money to be reimbursed will be sent by wire transfer.

All amounts paid will be done by wire transfer to our account number of OTP Bank (details will be sent to you once you book with us).

After receipt of the deposit we will send a detailed itinerary, bird and wildlife checklists and full information about your accommodation to your home / e-mail address, together with your chances of seeing certain species, stop news and a brief guide to the most interesting towns and villages we’ll be visiting.