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Terms & conditions

Terms & Conditions


  1. Bookings have to be done in advance either through our website, or transfer by NEFT to our bank account or by cash deposit in our bank account. The best option for foreign clients is to pay through the payment portal on our website.

  1. The rates listed on the brochures are without the GST. The GST amount will be added to this amount at 5% for the boat trip and 18% for other trips.

  1. Client ID details have to be furnished at the time of booking

  1. Bank and other transfer charges are exclusive to the price. Charges incurred by us towards receiving payments have to be borne by the customer.


  1. In case we initiate cancellations due to an overbooking or any other situation, the full amount will be refunded back to the respective client.

  2. In case a client needs to cancel a booking, cancellation charges would be 10% of booking value if cancellation is 15 days or more prior to scheduled check in or trip.

  3. If case the cancellation were done between 15 days to 7 days prior to scheduled check in or trip, the cancellation charges would be 50% of booking value.

  4. If case the cancellation is done between 7 days to 3 days prior to scheduled check in or trip, the cancellation charges would be 75% of booking value.

  5. Any cancellation done within 72 hours prior to check or trip, no amount will be refunded. 6. Refund amounts will be refunded to the same account the amount was debited. In case of cash deposits, the amount will be credited to the account matching to the ID details furnished at the time of booking.


  1. Avocet & Peregrine have an unflinching respect and concern for the birds and other wildlife. Therefore, we do not do or encourage calls or any kind of baiting. We request our clients to kindly respect this.
  2. Clients are advised not to use flash while photographing birds.
  1. For night birding, the client needs to come with a torch with suitable lumens, which the guide will handle during the photography. We do not provide torches for shooting and therefore not responsible for the photographic output quality.
  2. Clients are advised not disturb birds or shoo them to capture flight shots or to chase elusive /shy birds. The best practice is to leave the birds to themselves and proceed to the next bird.

  3. Avocet & Peregrine reserves the right to abort the trip at any moment if ethical birding practices described above are breached. No refund will be given for the balance uncompleted part of the trip.

  4. Clients are requested not to disturb nests of birds when encountered during the trips.


  1. Clients are advised to conduct themselves in well  behaved manner at the stays provided and during the trips. Any kind of misbehavior will be not tolerated and the trip can be aborted and criminal proceedings may be initiated based on the gravity of the misdemeanors. No refund will be given for the balance uncompleted part of the trip

  2. Clients are advised to follow the laws of the land and including the rules regarding smoking, drinking, littering etc especially in forests and while on the road.

  3. Clients damaging the properties of Avocet & Peregrine or at the stays will be liable to pay the damages involved irrespective of the intent.


  1. Clients are advised to wear protective footwear while birding to avoid being bitten by venomous snakes.

  2. Clients are advised to protect them selves adequately with clothing and insect repellant especially with respect to forest ticks.

  3. Clients are advised to wear protective boots specially when venturing into water bodies or loose cobbles or during night birding trips. Clients are also advised about a clear and present danger of drowning or crocodile attacks while birding close to water bodies.

  4. Clients are advised to stay at the side of the road while birding on busy roads.

  5. While birding on the Zuari Boat trips, clients are advised to wear the life jackets provided and not to dip their hands /feet into the water since the waters are crocodile habitats.


  1. The trip pick up and drop locations are outside Paryatan Bhavan of Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. For any other location, the transportation charges as applicable need to be paid.

  2. All incidental expenses on the day trips such as refreshments including breakfast, lunch etc, forest entry trips, and local guide and hide charges; toll, etc are on the account of the client.

  3. The charges are time based and not based on any other parameter.

  4. Sightings cannot be assured since bird behaviors are unpredictable. The objectives of our trips are to take our clients to the hotspots where frequencies of sightings are high and this can be verified through our trip reports on eBird.

  5. Our Zuari Boat Bird Trip partners M/s Varsha Bhalchandra Kamat are the owners and operators of the trip and possess the due license and permissions from the Government to operate the trip. They are a separate entity from us and we only facilitate your trip through them as agents.