Terms & Conditions
In order to reserve your space in a retreat we require a non-refundable deposit of 250$ via Paypal (+ transfer fees).
The remaining balance will be paid by cash or credit card:
Cash is preferred and can be paid upon arrival.
If you pay by credit card, there is an extra 6.9% processing fee, and you must pay the balance 2 weeks before arrival to your retreat.
We recommend that all customers have adequate travel, cancellation, and medical insurance for the duration of the trip.
Vikara does not accept responsibility for any delay or cancellation of any flights, trains, buses, or other forms of transport.
In the event of cancellation by the customer, regardless of the circumstances, the deposit is nonrefundable.
By coming to Vikara, you are declaring that you are in a physical and mental condition appropriate to the activities described in the Retreat, and agree that you participate at your own risk and that we cannot accept liability for any accident or injury. We need to offer this advice and insist on these conditions in order to assure your personal safety and the overall welfare of the group.
Certain medications and mental issues are contraindicated for plant medicine ingestion. Before booking to attend a plant medicine retreat, it is important that we have full disclosure of all medications/drugs and the length of time any guest/volunteer has been taking them, and disclosure of any pertinent mental health issues.
Transportation to the center
The retreat center is located in Olon, just a two-and-a-half-hour trip from José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil.
Direct buses leave from the terminal bus station in Guayaquil every hour. We can send you a schedule of the time frame. The buses cost 6 USD and they are typically very safe.
Private transportation to and from this airport is available upon request at an additional cost of 100 USD.
Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Vikara Retreat may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2020.
What we do with the information we gather?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
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