Buyer's Sourcing Trips - General Info

The Buyer's Sourcing Trips are a wonderful opportunity for those who like adventure and want to experience real tea culture in its native environment. The places and people with whom we visit are not tourist sights and we have the unique privilege of accessing these exceptional opportunities for the implied purpose of developing business relationships and sourcing products. In order to maximize the use of time and as we will visit several areas within the country, there is a significant amount of travel. Flexibility for change is a valuable quality, as traveling  can occasionally be unpredictable. Hiking up hills, traveling a bumpy road and getting a toe wet walking through tea gardens are ordinary events. Participants should also be able to handle cultural differences with grace and respect  and conduct themselves as visiting guests. Tour members should be in appropriate physical condition.

Cost for the trips vary according to destination, length of time and required domestic travel. Please contact us for pricing on specific trips. Costs quoted are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement may be available at additional cost. Tour members desiring a roommate will be paired up on a first-come, first-served basis and may register together. If a roommate is not available, you will be charged the single rate. Assistance with international flight ticketing is available. Schedule, locations, conditions and prices are subject to change without notice.

Tour cost includes all hotels, all travel within the country, all meals and banquets as specified on the Itinerary, entrance and enrollment fees, guides for scheduled activities, domestic airport taxes and group airport transfer.

Tour cost does not include international airfare or any domestic airfare not stated in the tour itinerary, passport and visa fees, guide and driver gratuities, overweight baggage fees, international airport taxes, charges due to cancellation or reticketing, or personal expenses.

Deposit of $1000 per person is required to reserve your space on the tour. To optimize the unique opportunities, group size is limited at the organizers discretion to 6 people.  Reservations are accepted base on first-come, first-served bases. Deposits are refundable, less a $250 per person cancellation fee. Final payment is due no later than 60 days before departure. Tour payments may be made via Visa/MasterCard (4% service fee), Paypal (2% service fee), Check or bank wire transfer. Any foreign currency conversion fees are the responsibility of the tour member.

World Tea Tours, or any of its agents or associates can assume no liability for illness, injury, damage, loss or expense. Tour members are advised to obtain their own travel insurance. All participants must sign the release on the RESERVATION FORM before departure. The right is reserved to cancel the tour prior to departure, in which case the entire payment will be refunded with no further obligation. Additionally, the right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any person as a member of the tour. This agreement is made in the state of Illinois, USA and shall be adjudicated solely under the laws of that state. No refund will be made for any unused portion of the tour.