Additional information and suggestions
The deposit for
our photography trips varies with each tour. Please refer to the brochure of the
trip you wish to take.
If you prefer to pay your deposit online, you may do so here or we take
card payments over the phone and via email.
Checks are also accepted.
When it is less than 60 days before the trip you are joining commences
If joining a trip during this time period, full payment becomes
at the point of enrollment.
Receipts and final payment
Once we receive your signed
enrollment form along with your deposit, we will email a
statement to you reflecting receipt of your deposit and the balance due for your trip.
Payment in full is due no later than 60 days prior to day
one of the trip.
When paying by check you get a 2% discount off your final payment which is in addition to any other discounts you
may qualify for.
clients qualify for various discounts of course, but so do our 'new friends'. Go
here for details of
client loyalty, early enrollment, 'non-photo' traveler, room sharing, referral
rewards, 2 in 12 months, and paying by check discounts.
considering inviting friends to join the trip you're taking Travel Images? If
they do so they'll get $100 off the trip, and you get $200 off which increases
to $300 per person for 3 or more referrals. All other discounts still apply. Go
here for referral
Travel to the gateway airport
It is recommended that clients arrive a day early to counteract any possible flight delays, and to be physically fresh for the trip.
When booking flights, do remember to add a day allowance for overnight travel, or two days if also crossing the Pacific Ocean/International Dateline.
All of our trips begin on 'Day 1' at a specific hotel at a given time, and we recommend that you use the same hotel unless your plan is to explore locally on your own.
After you've enrolled we'll send the hotel website link so that you can make your reservation directly.
Our apologies, but we no longer make these reservations for clients due to folk going to the wrong hotel
and so on, and the subsequent lost deposits. Making your own reservation gives you the advantage of making changes as needed.
By the way, as our groups are small we pay the same rate for hotels as you do!
If you decide to stay elsewhere, or the recommended hotel is full by the time you enroll, fret ye not as we'll pick you up at your hotel shortly after the official rendezvous time. Unfortunately, this does not apply to hotels in large cities where traffic issues may cause the loss of photography time for the remainder of the group. You'll just need to make your way to the specified gateway hotel in time for the trip commencement.
Email is undoubtedly the best way to get in touch with us as we're often traveling with our groups.
Should you prefer, you can also leave a message on 1-208-559-8248 as our
messages are are emailed to us.
The main trip update is e-mailed
at least 30 days to the trip commencement, or months sooner on request. The
update is specific to your trip and contains a plethora of useful information including photography equipment tips,
clothing choices and the expected local weather and temperatures etcetera.
email our detailed trip guidelines which apply to all of our photography tours,
plus of course the accommodation list.
An important note about when to purchase your air fare
We strongly suggest that you do not purchase your airline ticket until (in our sole discretion) we have the minimum group size, and have confirmed to you via email that the trip is a 'go'.
Minimum group size
If the trip that interests you has a green check mark towards the top of the brochure, then the trip is a confirmed 'go', and a small group supplement will not be required.
If the group size is 2 or less a small group supplement
might be applicable. Each trip is assessed on a case by case basis in that regard.
Western United States and western Canada: Each trip is assessed on a case by case basis in this region.
Manitoba and Nova Scotia in Canada, plus Vermont, Florida, Hawaii, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand: Our group minimum is
3 travelers, and a small group supplement is only applied to groups of 2 or less.
Europe including the British Isles: Each trip is assessed on a case by case basis in this region.
South America: Our group minimum is 5 travelers, and a small group supplement is only applied to groups of 4 or less.
group minimum is 8 travelers, and a small group supplement is only applied to
groups of 4 or less.
Please note that the applying of a small group supplement is rare once we have an enrollment, as groups nearly always attain our minimum client number.
An important note in regard to health
Please note that it is important that each participant has at least sufficient mobility for the trip they are enrolling for, which ensures that the photography opportunities of both yourself and the other participants are not affected.
All our photo tours are mildly to moderately strenuous unless otherwise noted on the brochure page of the trip that
you intend taking.
forget the legal stuff!
Please read our Cancellation Policy and Terms and Conditions.
Working hard for you
After all the preliminaries have been completed, including updates that include photo equipment recommendations and so on, comes the trip you’ve always dreamed of. Rest assured we’ll work hard each day to make your
vacation dreams come true.
Following your photography tour
We're confident you’ll return home a better photographer with your own memorable images and experiences to match.
field notes from the trip along with a disc of client images, yourself included of course, and the trip questionnaire.
be quite over because if in the following days, weeks, months or years you have
a question regarding your images or a location, we encourage you
get in touch. Thank you for choosing Travel Images!