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Llama Trekking Tour

The Schneeberg and the Seven Lakes, South Tyrol, Italy

Transalp

Trekking from Tegernsee (Germany) to Sterzing (South-Tirol)

The Adventure Series 2020

Then the Adventure Series is for you!

Trail Fit Club 2020

in partnership with Evolve Fitness, Munich

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Making Award journeys happen for students and schools since 2012

School Tours

School trip and travel specialists- bespoke tours for education, adventure, culture, ski and language

Small group adventures

Get off the beaten track - travel, explore and discover the local way with our small group and private tours through Bavaria, Austria and Northern Italy

Corona Virus Update – 16.03.2020

Llamas

It's the time of year where the days are getting longer, the snow is melting and we are getting ready for our outdoor summer season to kick off.

Yet currently we, like the rest of the world, are confronted with a time of uncertainty due to the Corona Virus outbreak. As an experienced and responsible tour operator and adventure organiser the safety, wellbeing and trust of our clients is and will always be our number one priority. As such we are monitoring the situation very closely and would like to share with you the relevant information so that you understand your rights when booking a tour or event with us. Additionally we have also reviewed our booking conditions to support you in the booking process.

Our promise to you: book now- pay later

For bookings from 16.03.20 we have changed our terms so that you can book your tour WITHOUT any payment until the tour is GUARANTEED to go through according to travel advice of the relevant authorities. For more information please see our terms & conditions

Here are some key FAQs answered:

Currently there are travel restrictions in place preventing travel in Austria and in Italy until at least 03.04.20. There is no possibility of travel or outdoor activity at present in Austria and Italy. Outdoor access has yet to be limited in Germany, but the situation is changing day by day. Overall it is advised to avoid unnecessary travel for the time being.

This means that the winter season has come to an early end, but at present all our summer day tours and events scheduled from mid- April and all multi-day tours from early June onwards are due to go ahead as planned.

We anticipate that our summer tours will go ahead as planned. However this is dependent on the status of the region and country close to the time of the event. If the situation changes quickly and we have to cancel or postpone the tour or event we either offer you another tour, postpone the booking or will provide a complete refund.

Yes- you will get the full payment back within 14 days.

This depends on whether there are Unavoidable Extraordinary Cirumstances actually at the start of the tour. The following information is relevant:

  • If we are able to deliver the tour that you have booked without significant changes, then these Unavoidable Extraordindary Circumstances will not exist;
  • If the risk during the tour is the same level as the risk in normal day to day life then there are also no grounds for cancellation;
  • Should there be significant hindrances by the relevant authorities due to corona e.g. enforced quarantine, then you can cancel free of charge;
  • Likewise for us – if we cannot fulfil the terms of our contract due to restrictions in place by the relevant authorities then we can cancel our contract with you. In which case we will issue you with a full refund.
  • If you have to cancel due to personal sickness or other reason then our normal cancellation charges apply. As always we recommend that you have Travel Cancellation Insurance (Reiserücktrittversicherung).

Should there be sudden changes or restrictions due to Corona (and other Unavoidable Extraordinary Circumstances) during the course of the tour, we will upon consultation with the participants curtail the tour. Tour costs for the proportion of the tour not delivered will of course be refunded. Any costs incurred due to a longer stay/change in transportation will be covered by 4elements.

Yes! As things currently stand we expect our summer tours to go ahead as planned. As a small tour operator we do need minimum numbers to ensure that tours are viable and to give our partners (accommodation, guides) as much notice as possible for their planning too. So booking ahead of time guarantees that we can hold the accommodation, guides etc.

We fully appreciate though that in this time of uncertainty you may be anxious to lay down your hard earned cash at this point. This is why for bookings from 16.03.20 we have changed our terms so that you can book your tour WITHOUT any payment until the tour is GUARANTEED to go through according to travel advice of the relevant authorities. For more information please see our terms & conditions

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Activity • Nature • Culture • Well-being

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Enjoy exploring wild places and getting closer to nature - discover more about the natural world in fun and rewarding journeys.



Munich Marienplatz
Culture

Venture deep into the heart of culturally and historically fascinating cities and landscapes – savour rich intercultural experiences and be inspired.


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Well-being

Develop new skills through our mindfulness and personal development programmes - experience space for personal reflection and growth, and sustain physical and mental well-being in life beyond the journey with us.

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About 4elements

Combining our passion for travel, culture and the great outdoors with our expertise in education and tourism, we provide unique opportunities for individuals, groups and schools (local and international) to explore, challenge and discover more about the environment, culture and themselves through travel, intercultural experiences and outdoor adventures.

  • Unique and flexible approach
  • Highly qualified and experienced team
  • International setting and standards
  • Ensuring excellence

What makes 4elements different?

With our years of on-the-ground experience, we are experts at developing exceptional programmes that are tailor-made to your group.

We are proud to have exclusive access to the very best places, people and activities, so that you and your groups are getting the best opportunities for learning and the most memorable experiences.

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