Booking Conditions

Payment:

To guarantee your place, you are required to make a deposit of 50% of the total value within 5 days after making your reservation. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start of the retreat. If your booking is made within the 30 days before the start of the retreat, the total balance is due within 3 days after making your reservation.

Cancellation:

Cancellation within 91 days or more refund, 40% of total value refundable

Cancellation within 90 days – 61 days refund, 30% of total value refundable

Cancellation within 60 days – 31 days, 15% of total value refundable, 
30 days and less, no refund.

Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early. You must submit your signed Participant Agreement form within one week of booking or 90 days prior to retreat start date, whichever comes first. Guests who fail to do so, may be subject to an automatic cancellation and the above policy will apply.

If a Follow Your Bliss Retreat must cancel or change a scheduled Retreat or Workshop date for any reason, you may transfer your full Retreat or Workshop payment to another Retreat or Workshop, or you may request a refund of your payments to us, constituting a full settlement. Follow Your Bliss Retreat is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any canceled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

Change policy:

Follow your bliss retreats reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by their team, trip leaders, teachers, or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of  Follow your bliss retreats they will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds.  Follow your bliss retreats is not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of trip cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses.

Follow your bliss retreats reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to  Follow your bliss retreats. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).

Follow your bliss retreats does not accept any liability for cancellations, delays or changes caused by closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, terrorist actions or threats, and unforeseen changes in the retreat circumstances.  All trips are NON-refundable after the duration of retreat.

Accepted payment methods:

Bank wire transfer, Paypal.

Taxes and service charges:

Additional 3% charge for payment made through PayPal.

Accepted payment methods on location:

Cash, USD

Travel insurance information:

We strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance through your travel agent.

 What’s not included:
  • Additional treatments, Reiki and massages
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Personal excursions and additional meals or drinks
Additional information:

Sail Retreat:

To get here, fly to Panama City/PTY at least one day before. Transport leaves from your hotel/hostel at 5:30am on the morning of the retreat to the islands ($45 each way). For smoothness, we arrange it and accompany the group, and the drivers are paid directly. On the return, you can expect to arrive in Panama City around 12pm. The driver can also drop you off at the airport if you are planning to fly that day. Book 3pm or later to be safe. If you have time to explore, I’d recommend staying a day or two in Panama City. I’m happy to connect you with some great hotels or hostels depending on your price range and what you’re looking for.

Surf-Sup Retreat:

Take an international flight to Panama City, Panama or San Jose, Costa Rica. You will then book a domestic flight to arrive to the Bocas airport (see below).

Fly Direct to Panama City! These international cities, and others, offer non-stop flights to Panama City:

•   Houston, TX•   Las Vegas, NV•   Los Angeles (LA), CA

•   Atlanta, GA

•   Chicago, IL

•   Boston, MA

•   Newark, NJ

•   Miami, FL

•   Toronto, ON

•   Asunción, Paraguay•   Montevideo, Uruguay•   Lima, Peru

•   Santiago, Chile

•   Buenos Aires, Argentina

•   Santa Cruz, Bolivia

•   Quito, Equador

•   Sao Paulo, Brazil

Commercial flights from Panama City’s Albrook airport can be arranged online through Air Panama. The Albrook airport is across town from the Tocumen International Airport (PTY).

Air Panama provides at least 2 flights per day from Panama City to Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro. It is a one-hour flight from Albrook airport to Bocas del Toro (some flights stop briefly in Changuinola before landing in Bocas).

 For more information ask your questions directly to Natashia Steenkamp who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Us to send a message.