2024 NHFC SOUTH AFRICA TOUR GENERAL INFORMATION
South Africa Concert Land Tour Cost:
The double occupancy land tour cost is $3,238 per person. The single occupancy land cost is $4,088 per person. Prices are based on a minimum enrollment of 60 participants. The cost includes a $100/person payment towards the NHFC scholarship fund. The price does not include international flights. Please see the below statement regarding International Air Arrangements.
Optional Extension Tour: Victoria Falls / Chobe Game Lodge Air & Land Cost:
The double occupancy cost of the post-tour is $2,385 per person. The single occupancy cost is $2,785. Prices are based on a minimum enrollment of 25 participants. The extension tour includes flights: Cape Town – Victoria Falls, and the return flight: Kasane – Johannesburg.
Single Travelers Wishing to Share a Room:
NHFC will do its best to match single travelers, wishing to share a room, with a roommate.
Enrollment for this tour is limited. To register for the tour, complete the online enrollment application, at www.nhfriendshipchorus.org and mail a deposit to: NHFC, PO Box, 2257, Campton, NH 03223 or pay online by credit card (fees apply). The deposit due is $500/person for the main tour and an additional $500/person if enrolling in the optional post-tour. Previous NHFC tours have sold out by October 1. Enroll early to avoid disappointment.
Costs for the land portions of the main tour are based on 60 participants. Costs for the air and land optional post tour are based on 25 participants. The actual number of participants and other factors beyond our control, may affect the final tour cost.
NHFC offers a limited number of “scholarships” to defray costs for singers who otherwise may not be able to participate. See www.nhfriendshipchorus.org for details
Land Tour Cost Inclusions:
11 nights accommodations in tourist class hotels with private facilities
Domestic flight: Johannesburg – George
Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach throughout the land portion of the itinerary
Complete sightseeing program with admissions
Daily buffet breakfast, lunches, and dinners as stated on the itinerary
Music, rehearsals, and concert arrangements
National and local tour guides & Plymouth Travel Tours directors
Prepaid gratuities for drivers and guides
International flights, passport and visa fees, meals and activities not specified on the itinerary, any personal expenses, travel and health protection insurance.
$500 deposit & completed enrollment form are required to reserve your space for the main tour.
An additional $500 deposit & completed enrollment form are required to reserve your space for the optional extension tour.
2nd installment of $1,500 required by January 15, 2024.
Balance due 90 days prior to departure: April 5, 2024. (An itemized invoice will be provided.)
Make check payable to NHFC and mail to: NHFC, PO Box 2257, Campton, NH 03223, or pay by credit card online.
Your cancelled checks or credit card statements are your receipts.
Deposits are not refundable after January 15, 2024. All other payments are non-refundable after their due date.
Trip and travel insurance is highly recommended
International Air Arrangements:
Based on current airfares, the estimated cost of the group air flights is $1,600/person. Flight costs and details will be available in September 2023. Members are free to make their own flight arrangements. Group fares may be higher than airfares members can obtain on their own. The advantage of group airfares is that they typically allow for delayed payment, relaxed rules, and name changes after purchase.
Anyone wishing to deviate from the group itinerary, should make individual flight arrangements.
Please note that unless your individual travel plans coincide with the group, you are responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport and arrival/departure hotels. The domestic flight between Johannesburg and George is included in the land portion of the tour.
In the event of a cancellation, without travel insurance, name changes are permitted with NHFC board approval. Substitutions are subject to airline and tour operator-imposed restrictions and fees at the time of request. While the NHFC will assist in finding a suitable substitute, it is the responsibility of the person cancelling to find a suitable replacement; gain board approval; and negotiate the cost. To protect other members from price increases, due to decreased enrollment, the cancellation policy will be strictly enforced.
Participants are urged to review their insurance requirements with their personal insurance agent or consider a policy available from Allianz Travel Insurance. Allianz provides coverage for cancelled and interrupted trips, medical costs, travel accidents and lost/stolen baggage. To review coverage options and to receive a price quote, call Allianz at 1-800-284-8300 or visit their website at www.allianztravelinsurance.com So that we can assist you in the event of a claim, when ordering from Allianz, please include F034456 in the Travel Agent ID field where indicated.
To meet the rigors generally associated with a concert tour and to enjoy the experience thereof, choral members and guests should be in good physical condition to meet late evening engagements, in addition to daytime sightseeing activities. Be prepared for considerable walking, at times over hilly and/or uneven surfaces. Please see the activity levels for excursions in the itinerary. For up-to-date health requirements and recommendations, travelers should check with their local health provider. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) maintains a website with current information for travel destinations: www.cdc.gov/travel.
U.S. citizens must have a passport valid for a minimum of six months after departure. A visa for US Citizens is currently not required to visit South Africa or Botswana. A visa is required for Zimbabwe (which is on the extension tour) and obtainable upon arrival. The current price for the Zimbabwe visa is 30 USD.
Non-U.S. citizens are responsible for compliance with their country’s entry requirements.
Please renew your expiring passports well in advanced to avoid delays.
Rehearsal Schedule & Attendance Policy:
The rehearsal schedule will be published in Fall 2023. TO MAINTAIN SINGER STATUS IN NHFC for the 2024 tour, or risk change to guest status, attendance is required. Requests for exceptions must be communicated to NHFC Music Director, Dr. Dan Perkins: Lostboynh@gmail.com
Responsibility: New Hampshire Friendship Chorus (NHFC) and Plymouth Travel Inc. (PTI) act only as agents for the tour members in making arrangements for airlines, hotels, ground transportation, sightseeing, and all other services. NHFC and PTI are not responsible for deficiencies on the part of hotels, restaurants, concert venues, airlines or any other companies providing tour inclusions. NHFC and PTI and their representatives shall not become liable or responsible in any way in connection with means of transportation or other services for any loss, injury, or damage to, or in respect of, person or property, however caused or arising. The right is reserved by NHFC and PTI to change any arrangements herein set forth should conditions necessitate, offering substitutes of equal value, or to cancel any scheduled tour. NHFC and PTI are not responsible for delays, extra expenses or any other inconveniences to participants due to weather conditions, mechanical breakdowns, terrorism, war, declared or not, or other “Acts of God”. NHFC reserves the right to decline, to accept, or retain any person as a member of the tour.
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