Terms & Conditions
Guest refers to any individual(s) booked on and participating in a Choose Life Sober Adventures Trip.
Facilitator refers to host(s) assisting with recovery activities.
Staff refers to any Choose Life Sober Adventures employee or person employed by our affiliates or accommodations (including staff of hotels, restaurants, and other businesses)
Local Guide refers to guide(s) who assist in the specific country(ies)/locations included in the Trip.
Choose Life Sober Adventures (“CLSA,” “us,” or “we”) refers to Choose Life Sober Adventures, LLC., dba Choose Life Sober Adventures, its parent, subsidiaries, and their respective employees, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, representatives and assigns.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In exchange for participation in any activities organized by Choose Life Sober Adventures, of Marina Del Rey, CA, and/or use of the property, facilities and services of Choose Life Sober Adventures, all customers must certify that they have read and agree to the document entitled “Guest Trip Agreement.”
As CLSA runs sober adventures, Guest agrees that they will not use any mind-altering drugs or alcohol during the Trip, for the safety and enjoyment of the sober travel experience of the entire group. If a Guest is found to have used a substance, they will be asked to leave the Trip, without a refund of any remaining portion of the Trip. The Guide will arrange transportation back to the airport, at the Guest’s expense.
2. DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND ALLERGIES
With ample notice, Choose Life Sober Adventures can generally accommodate common dietary restrictions on most Trips, such as vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free (though it may not be possible to accommodate celiac disease—please email us for more information), though limitations on food variety may exist. However, given the nature of travel, Choose Life Sober Adventures cannot guarantee that allergens or items on a Guest’s restriction list will not be present at restaurants, accommodations, or elsewhere during a Trip. Guests are responsible for providing truthful, current, and complete details about their dietary restrictions and allergies, whether foodborne or otherwise, on the Booking Form. Guests must also fully and clearly communicate the severity of their dietary restrictions and allergies to Choose Life Sober Adventures.
We recommend, and may require for certain Trips, that Guests bring along their own preferred snacks, especially if their dietary restrictions are extensive, as options that meet specialized dietary needs in the remote places we travel to can be quite limited. Furthermore, if Choose Life Sober Adventures cannot reasonably accommodate a Guest’s dietary restrictions or allergies, Choose Life Sober Adventures reserves the right to deny the Guest’s participation or continuation on a Trip. Should a Guest not be permitted to join a Trip or be asked to leave a Trip in progress, there will be no refund of any portion of the Trip price, used or unused, beyond that which is listed in our cancellation policy, nor will Choose Life Sober Adventures be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the Guest as a result of his/her dismissal. For severe allergies that result in a dangerous or fatal reaction for the Guest, including but not limited to anaphylaxis, it is important that Guests understand they must take responsibility for their own health and safety, which includes but is not limited to monitoring the foods they consume, as well as carrying and administering their own EpiPen or other medicine as required, and recognize that we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination or airborne transmission of allergens during the Trip.
3. GETTING TO OR FROM A CHOOSE LIFE SOBER ADVENTURES TRIP
Guests are responsible for getting to and from the start and end points of their Trip, and for arriving by the designated start time on the first day of the Trip. Should Guests be delayed for any reason in getting to or departing from a Trip, or must leave a Trip early, Choose Life Sober Adventures is not liable for any additional costs incurred in joining or leaving the Trip (such as costs for accommodations or transportation), nor will Guests receive a refund for any missed portion of the Trip as a result of a late arrival or early departure.
4. DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS & VACCINATIONS
Guests are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all required documents and vaccinations in order to participate in a Choose Life Sober Adventures Trip. These can include, but are not limited to, valid passports, visas and vaccinations. Additionally, Guests are responsible for knowing and meeting the entry and transit requirements of all countries they will be visiting or traveling through in relation to their Trip. Certain countries do not allow entry (even for a layover or transit) to travelers who have a criminal record or who have been charged with certain crimes (e.g., driving under the influence). Choose Life Sober Adventures will provide details on visa and vaccination requirements for a particular Trip in the pre-Trip materials.
Should a Guest not have the necessary, valid documents or vaccines, or not meet the entry or transit requirements and therefore miss some or all of a Trip, Guest will not receive a refund of any portion of the Trip price, used or unused, nor will Choose Life Sober Adventures be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the Guest as a result. For current passport and visa requirements, please visit travel.state.gov as well as individual country websites and/or embassies in the countries visited. For up-to-date vaccine information, please visit cdc.gov/travel. For individual country entry requirements, please visit the individual country websites and/or embassies.
5. SINGLE GUESTS
Single-room accommodations are subject to a single-room surcharge, which guarantees a private room without a roommate (where available). See individual Trip pages on our website for pricing details. In order to keep our single-room surcharges as low as possible, on occasion single rooms may be smaller than double-occupancy rooms. Single-room accommodations are not available on all Trips. Additionally, we cannot always guarantee single accommodations, even after reservations and confirmations have been made.
For Guests who wish to avoid the single-room surcharge, we are happy to attempt a roommate match. We will do our best to find a same-sex roommate. Please consult specific Trip pages on our website for details. On all Custom-Designed Trips, 100% of the single-room surcharge will always apply, as there is no opportunity to arrange a roommate match.
6. FAMILY TRAVEL & AGE REQUIREMENTS
Choose Life Sober Adventures welcomes Guests 18 and over on our scheduled Trips. On private charter trips Guests 12 years old and over are welcome.
7. CELL PHONES & OTHER ELECTRONICS
Choose Life Sober Adventures’ Trips are designed to provide our Guests with immersive sober travel experiences. With this goal in mind, we try our very best to minimize the use of electronic devices on our Trips. We respectfully ask that Guests not use mobile phones or tablets/computers in the presence of other Guests, unless such use is an integral component of the Trip, as when a phone is used as a camera, or on special photography departures where Guests may come together to edit photos on computers in the evenings. This policy is especially applicable in secluded or enclosed areas, during presentations, or at mealtimes when we are often recapping our day, preparing for the next day, or sharing stories of our experiences. Please note that our guides often need to use cell phones or other communication devices in order to ensure a smooth and safe Trip experience, but even they attempt to keep use at a minimum in our Guests’ presence.
8. CAMERA USE
Choose Life Sober Adventures understands and supports our Guests’ desire to capture memories of their Trip in photos. However, Choose Life Sober Adventures requires that all Guests maintain respect for fellow Guests and staff while operating cameras, and that Guests use cameras in a safe and appropriate manner at all times. Choose Life Sober Adventures also aims to provide fair and balanced photography opportunities for all Guests. Guests must follow all rules set forth by the Facilitators and/or Guide(s) to ensure a safe experience and to ensure that all Guests have similar opportunities and advantages, as much as feasible, for photography.
Though Choose Life Sober Adventures discourages the use of “selfie sticks,” they must be used in a manner that is respectful and conscientious of other Guests, staff and wildlife. Please note that in certain destinations, “selfie sticks” may be prohibited by local authorities.
Drones are not permitted on any Choose Life Sober Adventures Trip.
10. PERSONAL PROPERTY
Choose Life Sober Adventures is not liable for any lost, stolen or damaged personal property, including but not limited to cell phones, camera equipment, computers, tablets, luggage or personal belongings, money, credit or debit cards, personal identification documents such as passports, licenses or other travel documents, etc. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance to help protect against potential loss or damage.
11. LANGUAGE POLICY
All Choose Life Sober Adventures Trips are conducted in English. Guests participating in an Choose Life Sober Adventures Trip must have a proficient understanding of the English language in order to fully enjoy all aspects of the Trip and, most importantly, to fully understand all rules and safety instructions provided by the Instructor, Local Guide(s) or other individuals facilitating the Trip. Choose Life Sober Adventures is unable to provide translated pre-Trip materials or translators during the Trip. Additionally, Choose Life Sober Adventures reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to prohibit any Guest from joining or continuing on a Trip if that Guest’s language limitations pose or could pose a threat to his/her safety or enjoyment, or that of other Guests or Staff. Should a Guest not be permitted to join a Trip or be asked to leave a Trip in progress, there will be no refund of any portion of the Trip price, used or unused, beyond that which is listed in our cancellation policy nor will CLSA be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the Guest as a result of his/her dismissal.
12. FIREARM POLICY
Guests are prohibited from bringing, carrying or utilizing any type of firearm on all Choose Life Sober Adventures Trips.
Guests may not use cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or any other such item in areas where others are affected, such as in vehicles, within enclosed areas, or in the presence of others. Most accommodations Choose Life Sober Adventures secures do not allow smoking, and additionally, Trips generally have limited opportunities where smoking is permissible. Choose Life Sober Adventures will not alter or change activities or adversely affect other Guests to accommodate those who smoke.
14. HARASSMENT POLICY
Choose Life Sober Adventures is committed to providing Trips free from any form of harassment and disrespectful or other inappropriate conduct based on sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military, and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. Prohibited harassment, disrespectful or inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following behavior: 1) verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations, comments, posts, or messages; 2) visual displays such as derogatory and/or sexually-oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures; 3) physical conduct including assault, unwanted touching, intentionally blocking normal movement or interfering with the Trip because of sex, race or any other protected basis; and 4) threats and demands to submit to sexual requests or sexual advances. Guests should report any harassment, disrespectful or inappropriate conduct immediately to the Guides. Harassment, disrespectful or inappropriate conduct may be grounds for immediate dismissal from a Trip. Should a Guest be asked to leave a Trip in progress, there will be no refund of any portion of the Trip price, used or unused, nor will Choose Life Sober Adventures be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by the Guest as a result of his/her dismissal.
15. PRIVACY STATEMENT
A USD $500 deposit is required at the time of booking. Guests may cancel their booking up to 90 days before the date of departure and receive a full refund less a $150 fee. In case of a cancellation between 59 and 45 days prior to the departure date, Guests will be charged a cancellation fee of 50% of the entire trip price. All cancellations made 44 days prior to the trip and later will be charged a cancellation fee of 100% of the entire trip price. All cancellations must be made by writing or email and acknowledged by Choose Life Sober Adventures.