How many persons constitute a group in 2010?
15 persons. If 14 full-fare paying clients buy our Travel Protection Plan, the 15th person would generate a rebate equivalent to one-half of a twin space. For example, for Costa Rica in 2009, that would be a rebate of $597.50 in high season. Please note that the rebate is not offered for all departures. Please call the group department to verify available dates for groups. Please note the rebate is only awarded to groups who book on a group basis and sign our group agreement.
How many do we need to get our own bus?
We do not offer exclusive group blocks. If your group sells out the initial block of space and there is still availability, we will be glad to increase your space at that point to a maximum of 30 seats. The maximum bus capacity is typically 40-46 passengers and Caravan reserves the right to determine full capacity at any time. We regret, Caravan cannot guarantee tour bus “exclusivity”.
Can you guarantee our group will sit together?
Caravan will endeavor to secure rooms close to your companion group members and to seat you together. However, in fairness to all travelers on board, our seat rotation policy may mean the entire group may not always be seated together. As a courtesy to your fellow passengers, please limit any group-specific activities to time off the bus.
Can we take our own tour director?
Although your personal tour leader would be welcome to join the group, only the Caravan tour director can lead the group and issue instructions and commentary
What are your recommendations when traveling with minors?
It is recommended that children under 18 years old traveling internationally without both parents or legal guardians, carry a notarized letter of authorizations signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). A notarized birth certificate showing only one parent, a parent’s death certificate, or a court order of child custody may also be permissible. Failure to have proper documentation could result in denial of admission to the country or denial of boarding by your airline, due to international child protection laws.