The responsibility of SBT, its employees, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents, and assigns (collectively SBT) is strictly limited. As a tour operator, SBT organizes, promotes, and sells tours consisting of certain travel services, including land transportation, sightseeing excursions, restaurants, and hotel accommodations that SBT purchases or reserves from various suppliers (collectively “Suppliers”). SBT acts only in the capacity of agent for hotels, restaurants, transportation companies, equipment suppliers, and other suppliers of services. SBT does not own or operate any of these Suppliers. The Suppliers providing travel services for SBT’s tours are independent contractors and are not agents of SBT. As a result, SBT is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person, or of any other third party. Under no circumstances shall SBT be construed as a carrier under a contract for safe carriage of the guest or his/her belongings. SBT and the Suppliers specifically disclaim all liability for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological injury of any kind, except to the extent prohibited by the applicable law.
Some tours may include visits to shops or merchants. SBT is not responsible for any purchases you make during your tour, whether that merchant is part of the scheduled itinerary or not. By utilizing the services of the Suppliers, you agree that you will look to such Suppliers for any accident, injury, property damage, or personal loss to you or to those traveling with you, and that neither SBT nor any representative of SBT shall be liable.
Without limitation, SBT is not responsible for any injury, loss, or damage to person or property, death, delay, or inconvenience in connection with the provision of, or failure to provide, any goods or services occasioned by or resulting from, but not limited to, acts of God or forces of nature, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, mechanical or other failure of airplanes or other means of transportation or for the failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time, sanitation problems, lack of medical care, consumption of alcoholic beverages, risks associated with impure food or impure water, dangers associated with animals or recreational activities, breakdown of equipment, high altitude, limited access to medical attention, and stolen, lost, or misplaced luggage or property, or for any other cause beyond the direct control of SBT. Participants are strongly encouraged to not bring valuables such as jewelry and large amounts of cash. Any such valuables should not be left in baggage out of the control of the participant.
No weapons of any type are permitted on SBT tours at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms, knives, mace, brass knuckles, and other weapons of any type.