Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
The payment of the deposit, or any partial or full payment for a reservation, shall constitute consent to all provisions stated below and on our itinerary and invoices.
There is no surcharge for late bookings, provided that full payment has been received and documents can be delivered prior to departure. Express mail delivery is additional.
Deposit & Payments
A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required at the time of booking to hold your reservation. Specific deposit and payment requirements apply to itineraries, and some of our cruise programs, and this information will be given on request at the time of booking. Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for reservations made within 45 days of the date of departure. We accept checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover. Payments received within 21 days of departure must be with Certified or Cashier's check. For non-US residents, except for initial deposit, payment must be via bank wire transfer, credit card must not be third party & back/front copy is required.
Protection of Funds
Tahiti Legends is registered as a seller of travel with the Attorney General of the State of California pursuant to Section 17550 of the California Business and Professions Code, under registration #1005294-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. All customers' deposits and payments are secured in Tahiti Legends' trust account.
Cancellations & Modifications
A service charge of $50 per booking will apply for each change made after the initial booking request has been confirmed. For cancellations received within 30 days of departure, airlines and other vendors may assess cancellation fees, which will be passed on to you. Once travel has commenced, any changes or cancellation will be at your own expense. Special cancellation and modification policies apply for itineraries including St. Regis, cruises, hotels during December holiday period, and some promotional airfares. Information will be given on request at the time of booking.
Travel Protection Plan
Tahiti Legends is proud to offer our clients an option to help cover your travel investment through our Tahiti Legends Travel Protection Plan, which includes a Cancellation & Modification Waiver Program offered by Tahiti Legends, and includes a comprehensive post-departure travel insurance plan administered by Trip Mate Inc. For more details and inclusions/exclusions, please see a description of the plan and coverage at http://www.tripmate.com/wpF362T.
We also offer for clients requiring extra coverage, a full Deluxe Pre & Post Departure Insurance Plan administered by Trip Mate Inc. http://www.tripmate.com/wpF362D
TSA Requirements, Passport & Entry Information
Effective immediately, USA Homeland Security & TSA require airlines to provide additional passenger documentation information in all air reservation records. Failure to provide TSA information on time may result in airline record cancellation or denial of boarding. Each person for whom we issue an international airline ticket must comply with this regulation. In lieu of this form, you can also email/fax us a copy of the passport for each person. All passengers, traveling on all flights are subject to these requirements and all pertinent information must be entered into their Passenger Name Record (PNR). US Authorities request the airlines transmit all data on MRS (Machine Readable Zone) of passport. For updated information, please visit www.tsa.gov. Our international destinations may require entry visas and passports valid for travel at time of departure. It is solely the passenger's responsibility to ensure that all documents needed are complete and current. No refund will be issued for losses incurred as a result of failure to obtain or provide required valid documentation. U.S. citizens must have a valid passport valid for six months from travel date. For the most up to date documentation and entry/exit requirements, U.S. citizens should visit www.travel.state.gov. Citizens of other countries should consult the various consulates of our destinations.
- Tahiti - http://www.consulfrance-losangeles.org/spip.php?article797
- Fiji - http://www.fijiembassydc.com/default.asp?contentID=521
- Cook Islands - http://www.cook-islands.gov.ck
- New Zealand - http://www.nzembassy.com/usa/going-new-zealand/visas
- Australia - http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/home.html
- Dubai &UAE - http://www.uae-embassy.org/travel-culture/visas-passports
- Maldives - http://www.immigration.gov.mv/index.php/entry-to-maldives.html
All prices quoted by Tahiti Legends are in U.S. dollars and include costs associated with planning, communication and documentation. According to industry standards, package prices are not subject to an itemization of costs. Prices have been calculated based on tariffs and current rate of exchange. Prices may be subject to change in the event of significant currency fluctuations, the introduction of new taxes, and/or fuel surcharges up until final payment is received. Once final payment is received, all prices will be guaranteed.
Tahiti Legends vacations pricing include hotel accommodations based on two people sharing a double-bedded room or bungalow with private facilities, unless noted otherwise. Single supplements and extra passenger supplements may apply. The currently known government room tax and VAT are included. Sightseeing and meals are included only as specified for each itinerary. Hotels offer complimentary equipment and activities subject to availability. Tahiti Legends reserves the right to change the itinerary sequence and properties when necessary. Air-inclusive packages include airline fuel surcharges and US departure taxes known at the time of air ticket issuance. Fuel surcharges and departure taxes are subject to change.
Meals (except where indicated), beverages, laundry, excess baggage charges, and any items of a personal nature, including the cost of passports and visas, are not included. Tahiti Legends shall not be held responsible for any increases of taxes or fees imposed by governments or airlines, or departure taxes imposed by governments which are not included within the international tickets. Certain local taxes are not included and payable directly on location:
French Polynesia - Accommodation city tax of 150cfp for French Polynesia (approximately $1.80) per person, per night, is not included and will be collected by hotels at check out.
Maldives - Airport development tax of US$25 per person will be collected upon departure at the airport.
Air Fares & Baggage Fees
The international air fare used in the tour packages featured in our brochures/websites and for customized vacations is an economy class fare. A high season supplement applies. Severe penalties apply if you cancel after the ticketing deadline date. All travel is based on Tahiti Legends providing the air tickets. Should travel be on an airline other than those specified in the package itineraries, the price may increase. Airline carriers have differing baggage rules and fees, and you may be subject to the number of checked baggage restrictions, weight of carryon and additional charges. For the most up to date information regarding specific luggage dimensions and extra baggage fees, please see with your travel agent or check directly with each operating carrier.
Seasonal Supplements & Air Supplements
Seasonalities vary widely for hotel rates and airfares. All details are not shown. Please ask at time of booking for applicable charges.
Tahiti Legends will process refunds for unused accommodations, transfers, tours or other services, provided that requests are accompanied by a signed statement from the service supplier stating that a refund is in order. Refund requests must be received within 30 days of a tour's termination. No refund will be made for accommodations or services used, or for unused days at hotels (unless a refund letter by the hotel is provided), on cruises and yacht charters. Unused meals are not refundable.
Vacation components are contracted by CDM Travel Service, dba Tahiti Legends, 3621 S. Harbor Blvd. Suite 250, Santa Ana, California 92704. Travel agents’ reservations line is 800-200-1213, and 714-374-5656, or fax 714-374-7262. Tahiti Legends, its agents and employees act only as agents for the passenger in regard to travel by road, air, sea or by mode of transportation or local conveyance, and assumes no liability for personal injury, property damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity incurred by any person or tour participant arising out of the negligence of any direct or supplemental air carrier, hotel or person engaged in conveying the passenger, providing rental cars, or rendering any of the services or accommodations being offered in these tours; nor shall Tahiti Legends be responsible for any injuries, death, damages, loss or delay in any means of transportation or by reason of any event beyond the actual control of Tahiti Legends. Any such losses or expenses must be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only as stated in the final itinerary. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar category or change schedules without prior notice should circumstances so require. In the event of a change in the itinerary necessitated by factors or conditions beyond the actual control of Tahiti Legends, such as strikes, political and social unrest, labor problems, climatic aberrations, or any act of God, no refund can be made nor will credit be given, provided that in the event of such change Tahiti Legends shall provide accommodations and services of comparable quality and standards as set forth in this website. The right is reserved to decline to accept or to retain any person as a member of a trip, or to cancel a trip in all or part due to circumstances beyond the control of Tahiti Legends. Prices quoted are in U.S. dollars and are based upon current tariffs and exchange rates of the day quoted, and are subject to adjustment without prior notification in the event of changes therein. Any such changes will be passed on to the passenger in all other cases. Passengers electing to take advantage of sporting equipment offered by the ships, yachts and hotels do so at their own risk. Tahiti Legends expressly discourages the use of motor scooters or similar powered cycles. Baggage is at owner’s risk entirely. The airlines concerned, and their agents and affiliates, are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not on board their aircraft. The passenger ticket in use by said airlines, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airlines and purchaser of these tickets and/or passenger.