What happens if a natural disaster affects the operation of a tour?

In this case, a natural disaster would fall under Force Majeure.

Force majeure means the occurrence of an event that is beyond Inspiring Vacations' reasonable control and which could not have been reasonably prevented by Inspiring Vacations.

This includes but is not limited to:

(a) war, armed conflict, criminal damage, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist activity or the threat of any such acts

 (b) natural disasters (including, but not limited to) flooding, fire, earthquake, landslide, adverse weather conditions, high or low water levels

(c) nuclear or other industrial accident causing environmental pollution or contamination

(d) epidemics, pandemics, quarantines or any other public health crisis, including COVID-19 and its variants

(e) the administration or liquidation or similar failure of any operator of a component of the package

(f) change in law, meaning enactment, amendment (including repeal) in the law or administration of any law in Australia or any jurisdiction or territory relevant to the booking contract, which includes changes in statute, regulation determination, by-law, declaration, licence and the common law as applicable from time to time, including but not limited to travel or movement restrictions imposed by state, federal or foreign governments. 


Prior to departure, we will do our best to assist customers though rely on co-operation from our third party suppliers in terms of what partial credit note that we can provide on confirmed bookings. 

While on-tour, our team on the ground have received the appropriate training to manage the operation of the tour and ensure the safety of our customers. Please heed the advice from your tour guide during this time and where required, Inspiring Vacations will assist in the repatriation of those impacted. 

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions HERE for further information.