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Terms + Conditions

Ancient Odysseys works with partners to craft itineraries to accompany many of the dig expeditions we offer. Each of our digs are subject to the following Terms + Conditions 

Risks—Due to the nature of archaeological and paleontological work, many of the trips featured on Ancient Odysseys are off the beaten path and in countries with transportation, communication and healthcare standards that are different from what you expect at home. Our trips may be physically demanding and there is a risk of serious personal injury, including permanent disability and death from accident, illness or the actions of negligence of other persons.  Medical facilities and services may not be readily accessible and may not be sophisticated.  We also work with independent suppliers and third party service providers (hotels, local guides, transportation companies, airlines, tour operators) and cannot be held responsible for their actions or their failure to act. Ancient Odysseys has no right or ability to control their operations and therefore makes travel arrangements for the trips on the condition that Ancient Odysseys will not be liable for any act or omission of any independent supplier or any unrelated third party. The services provided by independent suppliers are subject to the laws of the place where the services are provided, and any conditions imposed by those suppliers. The liability of the independent suppliers may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers, and international conventions and agreements.


Limitation of Liability, Release and Indemnity—To be eligible to take an Ancient Odysseys trip, Travelers must accept the risks of travel, including those set out in “Risks” and otherwise set out in these Terms & Conditions, and assume full responsibility for any loss, injury, death or damage to them, their family or their dependents or property arising in connection with their participation, or the participation of their family, in the trip. Travelers must have their own insurance appropriate to their needs and the needs of their family or dependents in respect of such loss, injury, death or damage.

The cost of all Ancient Odysseys’ trips is based on Travelers agreeing to these Terms & Conditions and in particular this Limitation of Liability, Release and Indemnity. As Ancient Odysseys is acting solely as an agent for you with respect to all transportation, accommodations, meals and other arrangements, in consideration for participating in the trips, Travelers agree not to sue Ancient Odysseys, its employees, directors, successors, agents and assigns in respect of, and forever release them from, all liability for economic loss and physical or mental injury, direct or indirect, arising in connection with the trip and the actions of any third party service providers—including, without limitation, permanent disability and death; any emotional distress; any loss of services, financial support, aid, consortium or companionship; and any damage to or loss of property—in each case even if caused in whole or in part by the conduct, including the negligence, of Ancient Odysseys, except where such loss, injury or damage is caused by reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of Ancient Odysseys or their employees, guides, shareholders, officers or directors, in which case the Traveler retains the right to sue only Ancient Odysseys in respect to that conduct.  Travelers further agree that they will indemnify and hold Ancient Odysseys harmless in respect of any claims arising in connection with the trip made by: i) third parties, which arise from the misconduct of the Travelers;  ii) the Traveler’s family members, dependents or heirs; iii) third parties, which the Traveler, their estate, their family members, dependents or heirs have sued, if damages are recovered from such third parties, to the extent the third party obtains any indemnification from Ancient Odysseys; except where the loss, injury, death or damage is caused by the reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of Ancient Odysseys, or their employees, shareholders, officers or directors.  Ancient Odysseys reserves the right to decline accepting any Traveler whose health or actions in Ancient Odysseys’s sole judgement impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow Travelers.


In addition and without limitation, Ancient Odysseys is not responsible for any injury, loss, or death, or damage to property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from, without limitation, to acts of God or force majeure, weather, quarantines, illness, disease, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection/revolt, animals, labor unrest including strikes, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of means of transportation or travel delays, travel advisories or warnings.

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