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Culture & Craft Tour of Uzbekistan – May

Culture & Craft Tour of Uzbekistan

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Colouricious Holidays – Culture & Craft Tour of UzbekistanUzbekistan Tour

10th May – 21st May, 2019

This holiday is being run in 2019

To register an interest in going on this trip please email us bookings@colouricious.com

This Colouricious tour of Uzbekistan has been especially created for people interested in history, colourful culture and grandiose architecture of the different nations living here coupled with local arts and crafts.
Uzbekistan – Culture & Crafts with Colouricious Holidays
You will pass by routes of Mawarannahr, ancient Sogdiana and Khorezm. This will be an Coloricious-Holidays-craftsunforgettable tour of Uzbekistan which will be  unique and full of adventures. The educational part will introduce you to the history, geography and culture of this country. During the tours you will see the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, pass the routes of the Great Silk Road. On the territory of Uzbekistan there are a large number of holy places. Visiting such places is an essential  part of the tours to Uzbekistan. The crossroad of “The Great Silk Road”, the land of the ancient culture and the great historical values. More than 4000 architectural and archaeological monuments located in the territory of Uzbekistan, and four of them are listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of its locations have centuries and millenniums of history and stories to tell.

Read about the history of the Silk Route

Colouricious Culture Arts & Crafts Holiday to Uzbekistan

Please note:-

1) that there is a lot of travelling & walking on this tour holiday 

2) it is suitable for couples to come together – all are welcome – so why not invite your partner this time and share the fun !

Learn more about Uzbekistan from their tourist website

 

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DAY 0
LONDON TASHKENT FLIGHT
Departure from London Heathrow – details to be confirmed

DAY 1
TASHKENT
09:15 Arrival Tashkent
Meet by Uzbektourism Staff inside of the airport and support with custom declarations.
10:00 meet the tour guide at the airport gates. Transfer to the hotel for pre-arranged check in.
Rest at the hotel.
City tour: Sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia, Visit Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan, visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved.
Explore Chor-Su Bazaar.

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Visiting workshop of famous ceramist – Alisher Rahimov.
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant Pilgrim.
Overnight at the hotel.

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DAY 2
TASHKENT KOKAND
TRAIN 08.05 – 12.15

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to railway station for morning train to Kokand 08.05-12.15.
Arrival Kokand and visit Khudayar Khan’s Palace (19 c.), Juma Mosque and Minaret (19 c.), Necropolis of Modarikhan (19 c.). Transfer to Dangara for visiting workshop of hereditary wood carving’s master.
Then proceed to Rishtan (50km) and visit ceramic workshop of Mr. Rustam Usmanov – Rishtan is the oldest center of ceramic art in Central Asia. The famous technique of glazed earthenware which local people use for their household needs and which is exported from the Fergana Valley was created here.
The most characteristic coloring of this earthenware (ceramic) is a turquoise, dark blue and brown scheme on a milky-white background. Ishkor glaze, made from ashes, gives the earthenware its beautiful soft shine.
Rustam Usmanov has built his own complete pottery studio at home. Mahmud Azizov, a skillful master of kuzagar, produces various forms on a moving pottery wheel, which Rustam and his relatives paint by hand. Transfer to Fergana city, accommodate and dinner in the hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Night at the hotel.

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DAY 3
MARGILAN TASHKENT
TRAIN 16.45 – 21.25

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast city tour around Fergana: local bazaar and national park. Transfer to Margilan.
In 2007, the country widely celebrated the 2000th anniversary of Margilan – This is another city in the list of famous historical cities of Uzbekistan with a millennia history. Located in the south of the Fergana Valley, Margilan lies in a picturesque place that formerly was right at the crossroads of trade caravans from China to the West and vice versa. The origin of Margilan is closely related to the opening of the Silk Road. Even though the birth of city is not regarded to this ancient caravan route, then certainly the Silk Road made Margilan the center of silk and chief keeper of its secrets. As far back as in the 10th century Margilan – the largest city in the Fergana Valley – was widely known for its silk products on far West and East. Since time immemorial, it is famous for great masters – craftsmen of silk fabrics such as adras khan-atlas, and many others. Beautiful silk, manufactured in the city and its surroundings, was exported to Europe and the East along the ancient Great Silk Road routes into Baghdad, Kashgar,Khurasan, Egypt and Greece. Even today Margilan considers as the silk capital of Uzbekistan. It produces the famous khan-atlas, woven and dyed by hand under the ancient technology. Amazing in beauty and originality Margilan embroidery – Suzanne and skullcaps say about the variety of beautiful Margilan atlas. Visit famous Margilan Silk Factory, where you will familirialize with the process of mulberry pape-making, dyeing of thread.
Proceed to the railway station for evening train to Tashkent.
Arrival and hotel accommodation.
Dinner at local restaurant (not included).
Night at the hotel.

DAY 4
TASHKENT KHIVA through Urgench
COACH FLIGHT HY51
06.20 – 08.00

Breakfast at the hotel.
05.00 – Transfer to the airport for evening flight to Urgench. Arrival Urgench. And transfer to Khiva, hotel accommodation.
City tour:
Today we shall visit the UNDP workshops for the development of local handicrafts.
Here we shall visit the tie and dye process and coloring of thread used for carpet
making see the local carpet making. See the wood carvers at work with traditional designs making small tables to huge doors carving on ‘karagach’ wood. We shall spend full day touring the walled city.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Night at the hotel.

DAY 5
KHIVA BUKHARA
COACH 490 km
8-9 hrs

Breakfast at the hotel.

In old days, route from Khiva to Bukhara lasted more than a month. Today it takes 6-7 hours by vehicle, through mysterious red desert “Kyzyl-Kum”, the territory of “Khorezm”, which was called in the past as a “State of Thousand and Hundred Cities”. What kind of secrets are buried in this desert, this is something what archeologists and historians will be trying to find in the future. Meanwhile, you are invited to view the exotic landscapes of desert with old Amudarya River (Oxus). Photo stop at Amudarya river.
Arrival to Bukhara, check-in to the hotel.

Holy Bukhara, homeland of Ibn Sino (Avicenna), loved city of all saints and worldwide known philosopher – cheery Hodja Nasriddin, lively, noisy and luxurious capital of Emirs, rich man of all nationals and patrons. When you hear “Splendor of East” – it is Bukhara!
Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6
BUKHARA
COACH

Breakfast at the hotel
Bukhara is the centre for local artisans, and we will be able to watch many at work on a variety of handicrafts at the Bukhara Artisan Development Centre. We will spend the day visiting some colorful local markets, where the Karavan Saray (Trade Domes) and former madrassahs offer splendid, colorful handmade “Suzani” production and gold embroidery, as well as other forms of textiles, clothing, jewelry, carpets and costumes. Suzani means “needle work” in Tajik language. You will also have some time at leisure to explore the town and its rich, colorful shops on your own

City tour in Bukhara includes: Ismael Samani Mausoleum (the tomb of representatives of Samanids’ dinasty at the end of IX – beginning of X), Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Spring of Job – XIV), Bolo-Hauz Mosque (beginning of XX), Citadel Ark (IV) – city in a city, Poi Kalon Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great), religious heart of Sacred Bukhara, consists of Minaret Kalon (XII), Kalyan Mosque (XII), Miri Arab Madrassah (XVI), Ulugbek’s Madrassah (1417).

Dinner at local guest house – workshop of famous Embroidery master. Embroidery master class.
Night at the hotel.

DAY 7
BUKHARA GIJDUVAN BUKHARA
COACH

Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning transfer to Gijduvan city for visiting visit a local pottery house known for its design and coloration.
Come back to Bukhara – known for silk weaving and golden embroidery.
We shall visit a Golden Embroidery Centre later see metal chasers, the wood carvers and local puppet makers.
Afternoon excursion to excursion to Sitori-i-Mokhi khosa, the summer residence of the last emir of Bukhara – see the last emirs collection of gifts, Chinese porcelain, the Russian cut Glass and Crystal vases. The most interesting and rich collection is of local Suzzane Embroidery from the countryside
Today we shall have our dinner at an old Jewish merchant house now called Akbar’s.
House where the owner has collection of old Bukharan textiles and needle point embroidery.
Dinner at Nodir Devon Begi Madrassah with folklore show – program.
Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 8
BUKHARA SHAKHRISABZ SAMARKAND
COACH 370 km
4-5 hrs

Breakfast at the hotel.
On the way to Samarkand we will stop in Tamerlane’s hometown Shakhrisabze (Green City) which is the UNESCO World Heritage site. The town was formerly called Kesh but later renamed by Timur. Here one can see the ruins of Timur’s summer palace Ak Saray (White Palace). It was probably Tamerlane’s most ambitious project but what’s left now are the bits of gigantic, 40m (131ft)-high entrance covered with gorgeous blue, white and gold mosaics. Here we will have the chance to learn about the famous Shakhrisabz suzani which is very famous throughout the country with its special design and color. Now it is time for the Silk Road city of Samarkand, Uzbekistan’s most glorious city. Overnight in Samarkand.
Proceed further to Samarkand. Arrival and hotel check in.
Short city tour: visit to famous Registan Square that consists of Madrasah Ulugbek (15th c.), Madrasah Sher-Dor (17th c.), Madrasah Tillya-Kori (17th c.).
Dinner at local restaurant (not included).
Night at the hotel.

DAY 9
SAMARKAND
Breakfast at the hotel.
We start the exploration of Samarkand with a visit to Registan, which is the centerpiece of the city and the most recognizable landmark for visitors. There are three madrassahs framing the square, with Ulughbek madrassah being the oldest. It was this central space that originally gave the place its name, as “registan” means “place of sand.” This sandy place at the center of ancient Samarkand and was a public square and marketplace before the Ulughbek, Tillya-Kori, and Shir Dor madrassahs were built. Walking at morning Siab bazaar.
Than proceed for arty part of the tour – visiting carpet factory Hudzhum – handmade silk carpets, workshop visiting on manufacturing of a silk paper (handmade), Fine Art Museum of Samarkand, which has a fine collection of textiles and pottery.
Dinner at local restaurant NewArbat.
Night at the hotel.

DAY 10
SAMARKAND URGUT TASHKENT
COACH 50 km 1.5 hr (OW)
TRAIN 17.00 19.10

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full morning excursion to Urgut – see the best of Suzannes(needle point embroidery) sale in Sunday Market by the local folks.
Urgut bazaar is one of the very few left with traditional fervor as one can see folks thronging in from the country side selling their home made produce. We shall then proceed to another local market of Charakhchi to visit a local family involved in local gillim making return to Samarkand in the late afternoon
Transfer back to Samarkand to the railway station for evening train to Tashkent. Arrival and Tashkent Hotel accommodation.
Dinner at local restaurant “Pilgrim”.
Night at the hotel.

DAY 11

TASHKENT LONDON

FLIGHT HY201
17.20 20.00

Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day free for rest before the flight to home.
12:00 check out from the hotel and free time.
14:00 Transfer to airport, flight to London at 17:20 (HY 201), 20:00 arrival to London

COST FOR THIS HOLIDAY

Single private room:  £2,295

Twin room sharing:  £2,150

Single private room no flight – £1,795

Twin shared room no flight – £1,650

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Terms

When you book this holiday we will send you an invoice for the deposit amount of £1,000 which will need to be paid immediately. We will send you an invoice for the balance of your holiday payment 4 months prior to the departure date and this will need to be paid 3 months before your holiday starts.

People who have been on 3 or more of our holidays with Colouricious will be entitled to receive a £100 deduction to their deposit payment.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

➢ Return flights to and from London Heathrow
➢ Fully escorted by UK host 
➢ Our own private tour guide for the week.
➢ Accommodation and breakfast and other meals  as stipulated in the itinerary.
➢ All monument entrances.
➢ Any Train tickets as stipulated in the itinerary
➢ Assistance at international airport by English Speaking representative.
➢ Bottled water in coach, during travel.
➢ All applicable government taxes.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

➢ Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses.
➢ Meals other than those specified in the itinerary.
➢ Any insurance. It is a condition of the booking that you purchase suitable travel insurance 
➢ Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.

About Uzbekistan

Most people would struggle to find Uzbekistan on a map, let alone get around to visiting. But while this Central Asian nation remains a mystery to the masses, its obscurity makes it all the more appealing for more adventurous travellers.

Those who do make the trip are following in famous footprints: from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, some of the world’s most famous pioneers and conquerors have blazed a trail through this land.

Granted, Uzbekistan has its fair share of problems. It would be remiss not to mention the hard-line government, corrupt officials and Islamic militants that besmirch the reputation of the country. But they are the exception rather than the rule: most people in Uzbekistan extend legendary hospitality to visitors.

While the country is young, having gained independence in 1991 after the break-up of the Soviet Union, the roots of Uzbekistan are ancient.

The historic town of Samarkand, once a crossroads on the Silk Road, has long been known as the ‘Jewel of Islam’. One of the so-called Big Three (a term used to describe Uzbekistan’s three main Silk Road cities) its cityscape is dominated by sparkling turquoise domes and towering minarets adorned with intricate mosaics.

Stunning examples of this architecture can be found across Uzbekistan, most notably in Khiva, the best-preserved and most remote of the Big Three. It’s a living museum, home as it is to a vast collection of Islamic architecture, which remains frozen in time within the city walls. And then there’s Bukhara. The last one of the Big Three, it is also known as the ‘Pillar of Religion’ and is surely one of the most exquisite cities in the Islamic world.

It’s not all about manmade attractions, though. The Ferghana Valley is a place of unremitting natural beauty where fertile valleys give out to the snow-capped Tien Shan and Pamir mountains.

This also happens to be the country’s most fertile region, its breadbasket, where visitors can enjoy stunning landscapes, local produce and friendly bazaars rarely seen by Western eyes.

Passports

To enter Uzbekistan, a passport valid for three months beyond the date of arrival is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

One blank page is needed for the visa.

Visas

Visas for Uzbekistan are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, including transit visas.

Visa Note

With the exception of nationals from Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the UK and the USA (who do not need the following documents), tourists need to provide a copy of a letter of invitation from a tour company in Uzbekistan and must arrange a visa support letter. The tour company has to submit the support letter directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tashkent before the visa can be approved.

A personal interview may be required before a visa can be issued.

Visitors staying longer than three days must register with the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within three working days. However, most hotels will automatically do this on your behalf.

It is sometimes possible to pick up your visa on arrival at Tashkent International Airport, but only if there is no Uzbek embassy in your country of residence. You will need full visa support for this from a travel agent. There is no visa on arrival at any overland border crossings.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Uzbekistan.

Types and Cost

Single-entry visa: £51 (seven days); £59 (15 days); £67 (30 days); £84 (three months); £117 (six months); £151 (one year).

Multiple-entry visa: £67 (one month); £142 (six months); £226 (one year).

Group visa: £13 per person plus service charge (15 days); £21 per person plus service charge (30 days).

For citizens of the USA, the fee for all types of visa is £134.

Validity

Tourist visas are normally single-entry/exit and are valid for the duration of your visit. Business visas are multiple-entry, valid for six months in the first instance and extendable. Those nationals not requiring a letter of invitation can obtain a multiple-entry visa for touristic/business stays of up to one month. Visas should be used within one month of the date of issue.

Application to

Nearest embassy or consulate.

Working days

Allow 10 working days for visa processing but be aware that visa processing time entirely depends upon the embassy. An express service is available for an additional fee.

Extension of stay

It is sometimes possible to get a one-time Uzbek visa extension in Uzbekistan, at the OVIR (Department of Foreign Travel and Exit) office in Tashkent.

 

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Uzbekistan

Telephone: +99 871 120 1500.
Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/uzbekistan
Address: , 67 Gulyamov Street, Tashkent, 100 000
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1230 and 1330-1700.

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the USA

Telephone: +99 202 887 5300.
Website: www.uzbekistan.org
Address: NW, 1746 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, 20036
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 1000-1200 (consular section).

Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the UK

Telephone: +44 20 7229 7679.
Website: www.uzbekembassy.org
Address: , 41 Holland Park, London, W11 3RP
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1800; Mon-Wed and Fri 1000-1300 (consular section).

Information courtesy of World Travel Guide

“I have recently returned from a visit to India with Jamie M.  It was my second visit of the year, last November I joined the group touring Rajastan and this month Odisha.  Over the last 50 years I have travelled the world both independently and with organised groups  – Borneo, Japan, Kenya, Peru and Malawi being  some of the highlights.  A friend asked me  what makes the Colouricious tours so special, why do they stand out from the rest and why do you go back?  Was it the choice of the Indian location, the textile art /craft theme  or the excellent value for money? Was it  the attention to details such as travel arrangements,  interesting heritage hotels, the food or the individual care you receive.  Most of the top travel  companies usually get these things right particularly if you pay top prices.  So why is Colouriscious different? 

Colouricious holidays are excellent tours in the sense you are taken to some of the most interesting, beautiful places you will ever visit. They are tours in the sense that the local guide will have given you enough information to help you understand the significance of what you are seeing. A quality tour for me is never about seeing the attractions or even  looking at how people live,  it is about the personal, interaction with people in their own environments.   

With Coloricious it is as though you have been given this massive privilege of stepping into another world.b It  is about things that happen to just you and provide  memories that will stay with you forever. You feel so privileged.  Everyday offers  unique experiences that made you  feel as if you have entered a community, not as a tourist  but just as the person you are and you leave having been touched in some way. Over  dinner at the end of a day when you swop stories you realise you  may well have been the only one taken by a young girl to show you her rice wall paintings but someone else was shown a villager’s vegetable plot , or was dressed in a sari, or taken to visit grandma or a new baby. The experiences are endless. Each person feels as though they had their own special moment.  Colouriscious  is the only tour holiday I have been on that offers this level of experience on a daily basis.” Love Denise

“In short, this was an incredible tour!  The organization was spot-on, we felt extremely well taken care of, and unexpected eventualities were handled by Isha with speed, grace, and calm. The structure of the tour (specifically, having two nights in most places) was most welcome and reduced as much as possible the stress of living out of a suitcase.  Having drinking water taken care of for us (rather than having constantly to pay for bottled water and worry about where it might come from) was SO much appreciated (and was a contrast to our last tour).
The textiles-activities were well organized and on the whole were a lot of fun.  There were no shortages of options to buy fabric, which I also appreciated! The hotels we stayed in were lovely!  The food was generally quite good — the two exceptions were at the fort at Pokaner (sp?) (this food was really not very good at all) and during glamping (where the food was actually tasty but consistently cold because the staff couldn’t figure out how to properly work the heating plates).  However, we were camping, so I wasn’t very bothered. 🙂
What made this trip so meaningful and joyful, though, was definitely the staff who came with us throughout the trip.  Specifically:
Gautam was an amazingly knowledgable escort, and he was attentive to everyone on the trip simultaneously in terms of calling attention to things he thought might be interesting (e.g.: I’m an amateur photographer, and he took the time to point out scenes and buildings and angles that might make good photographs).  He was also compassionate and kind, taking good care of some of the more elderly people on the trip who needed it.
Isha is an incredible find.  She managed to keep us all on track with humour and smiles, getting us where we needed to be with a minimum of fuss.  She took in stride unexpected events (such as our lunch restaurant being closed near the embellishment market in Delhi), and she was sensitive to the desires and needs of the people on the tour, going an extra mile or ten to provide people with the individual experience they were looking for.  On a personal front, Isha also looked out for my mum (who was a bit unexpectedly unsteady on her feet throughout), again with no fuss and an abundance of charm.  I can’t say enough positive things about Isha — I would be delighted to see her again on a tour, and I can’t commend highly enough her professional, competent, and delightful performance.  I have the greatest respect for her, compounded by her relative youth!
If this is the quality of staff and tours that Colouricious provides, then it’s no wonder you get repeat travelers. :)Thank you! “Amanda J.

Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis of your contract with Colouricious Ltd Holidays. Once you secure your reservation with payment of a deposit or the full amount, we enter into a contract. We assume that you, and any other person on your booking form, or subsequently added to your booking form, have read these Terms & Conditions and agree to them. 

  • The holiday will include accommodation and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Any flight and transfers details when not available at the time of booking, will be confirmed as soon as available.
  • All tours and visits as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Travel arrangements are planned many months in advance and it may, very occasionally, be necessary to make changes to, or cancel completely parts of the itinerary. Therefore we reserve the right to make changes after we have entered into this contract.
  • Although your confirmation and subsequent invoices may show the latest flight timings, these are subject to change at the will of the airline.  We will inform you of any flight changes at the earliest opportunity. We do not take any responsibility for flight changes outside our control.  When a change is a significant change (such as an alteration to your flight time by more than 12 hours, or a change to a lower standard of accommodation for the whole or a major part of your holiday), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible. You may then either accept the change, or take an alternative holiday (paying or receiving a refund / credit in respect of any price difference), or withdraw and accept a full refund.
  • If your tour director is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change.
  • If you book your own flights you should be aware that the land only component of your holiday may not be ATOL protected. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any problems, delays or expense you encounter with your own travel arrangements. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any failure by you to arrive at the destination and agreed meeting point in time to join the tour.

Reservation & Payment

  • We have an online booking system, however we are pleased to receive enquires via telephone, email or post. When you reserve your place on one of our holidays, you will be asked for payment of a deposit   Payments can be made by credit/debit card online or on the telephone by direct bank transfer or by cheque.
  • The balance must be paid at least 12 weeks prior to departure. If you are booking less than 12 weeks prior to departure the full amount is payable. If the monies are not paid in time, we reserve the right to cancel your holiday and apply the cancellation conditions as set out in clause 7 below.

Surcharges.

  • We reserve the right to increase our prices at any time, if costs rise due to unforeseen events such as government action, currency movements, or if fuel costs increase or other unexpected price rises occur of which we were unaware at the time of booking.
  • Any increase in price will be limited to the net cost to Colouricious Ltd.

Cancellation

  • In the event you wish to cancel your holiday you must inform Colouricious Ltd in writing immediately. Cancellation periods are calculated from the date Colouricious Ltd receive your written notification.
  • Cancellation Charges
10 weeks or more          50% of total holiday cost
   6 – 10 weeks                  75% of total holiday cost
Less than 6 weeks         100% of total holiday cost
NB: In addition to the above you may have to forfeit 100% of any flight cost
  • It may be that it is possible to transfer your holiday to another Colouricious Holiday. In additional to any price differential & ticketing costs, an admin fee of £50.00 per person will be charged.
  • Colouricious Ltd requires a minimum number of guests for us to operate a holiday. In the unlikely event that we cancel a tour for this or any other reason, we will notify you at the earliest opportunity
  • If we do have to cancel your holiday for any reason, before the date of departure, you will have the choice of taking an alternative holiday (paying, or receiving a refund, in respect of any price difference) or accepting a full refund of all monies paid to us.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any additional services or products which you purchase outside the terms of our itinerary or our brochure or website. Please note this includes any flight costs for flights that were not booked for you by Colouricious Holidays. If you are flying independently of Colouricious, do not book your flights until we have confirmed that the holiday will operate.

Insurance.

  • It is a requirement that all clients have suitable travel insurance.
  • You must provide us with the name of your insurers, the policy number and emergency contact number before you travel. Colouricious Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.
  • You are responsible for repaying in full any losses or expenses incurred by Colouricious Ltd arising out of your failure to take out adequate insurance cover

VISA, Passport & other documentation

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation to complete your journey. Be aware that some countries require a passport to be valid for 3-6 months after your holiday. Whatever your nationality you should check with your relevant embassy for visa and other requirements.
  • Colouricious Ltd will not be responsible for any visa or other immigration matter, nor any costs incurred as a result of such matter.
  • We require full passport details no later than 4 weeks prior to departure for airline bookings.
  • The names that appear on your booking form MUST be the same as the names in your passport. If the names on the booking form is not the same as on your passport you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Health & Accessibility

  • It should be noted that many of our itineraries include visits to less economically developed countries and that the general levels of comfort and services in some destinations are lower than would be found in the UK and the EU. In particular pavement and road surfaces can be broken and uneven.
  • The dust, heat and exhaust in big cities of LEDC’s may occasionally be troublesome for people with breathing issues. Be assured that providing you are reasonably healthy you will be able to take part in any of our holidays.
  • If you have any special needs or medical condition that you consider (or some other person may reasonably consider) may impinge on your participation of the holiday, you must inform us at the time of booking so that we can advise you on the suitability of the holiday. We will strive to include everyone in every part of our holidays but in visiting LEDC”s some of the sites that we visit or stay, are not necessarily equipped for wheelchair access or other special needs.
  • Dietary requirements should be advised at the time of booking.

Your Financial Protection

  • When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.”
  • “We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).”
  • “If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.”

Colouricious Ltd

  • Colouricious will always strive to act in the best interest of the client to ensure the best holiday experience possible. It is essential that any complaints and or problems are notified to us at the time so that the matter may be addressed at the earliest opportunity.
  • If your tour leader is unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction, you should write to colouricious@me.com at the time. Colouricious will do our best to investigate and resolve the matter as soon as practicable.
  • All matters arising from your contract with Colouricious Ltd are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Court.