Below you will find a range of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Click on the '+' icons to view the questions to the answers.
No you don't have to be Vegan to join, everybody is welcome on our trips. But you have to keep in mind that everything on our travels evolves around being vegan. So you will have to refrain from eating animal produce around your travel companions. Please do not bring any animal products with you on the travel.
All accommodation is included and all transportation between destinations. To give you maximum freedom in choosing your own options we generally do not include meals on the travel, except breakfast and some meals that are included in excursions. Check the itinerary of your trip to see which meals will be included. During our travels we will be stopping at plenty of attractions, but to give you maximum freedom we generally do not include entrance fees, so you can choose for yourself if you want to join the group for that particular visit or would prefer to venture out on your own. Flights to and from our start and end point are never included. For more specific details what is included in each journey check the itinerary for that travel.
Transfers to and from the airport are not included. Our travelers are coming from all around the world and can all be arriving on different flights and on different times. Some travelers choose to arrive 1 or 2 days early to acclimatize. You will have to make your own way to our hotel but we will provide information about means of transportation to get to and from the airport. If travelers would like to share transport from the airport, we will try to hook them up with other travelers if you provide us with your flight details.
Absolutely, single travelers are more than welcome. Our advertised prices are based on rooms shared with 2 people. You can choose to have your own room, we will charge you the single's supplement as specified in the 'Practical info' tab of your travel. If you would like to share a room we will try to find another traveler of the same sex to share your room with. At the time of booking we will charge you the single's supplement, this will be reimbursed in your final payment when we find a room mate for you.
Yes, the costs of health care abroad or an unexpected repatriation can be huge, even in countries in South-East Asia. To prevent these high costs, a travel insurance will be required. Samsara Vegan Travels obligates its travelers to obtain an adequate travel insurance for the full coverage of medical assistance and repatriation, and can ask your for proof.
No you don't, you can make your own choices as much as you want it. For that reason we do not include most meals and attractions, so you can choose for yourself if you prefer to join the group or do your own thing.
Yes and No. Due to mandatory compliance with EU laws, this is not possible at the moment for EU residents. Non-EU residents have the possibility to pay with PayPal or credit card. Credit card payments will be handled by Stripe (https://stripe.com).
We will be happy to arrange extra hotel nights if you want to stay in the hotel that Samara Vegan Travels is using in that location. Rates depend in location and are specified in the 'Practical info' tab of your travel. If you require extra nights, you can specify that on the booking form. In Japan hotel rates fluctuate a lot so we can not give you prices up front, contact us for more information.