Payments: terms and conditions .
1. Prices for our tours are in Russian Rubles but we accept also USD and Euro.
Before we calculated everything in Euro but in 2009 we started to calculate all tours in Russian Rubles. There are many reasons for this, one of them is that most our expenses are in Russian Rubles and we can estimate them more or less because we are here in Russia. We can not estimate exchange rates against Euro or USD. That is why we start stick to Rubles.
We accept payments for our service in Euro or US dollars according to the Central Bank of Russia official current exchange rate
Current rate and calculated cost for our tours are always
available on our web site. Also you can use our Currency Calculator
2. Deposit is essential to start real reservation procedures.
Although we keep places in our tours after receiving Application forms we consider a tour really booked only after receiving a deposit. Minimal deposit is 5000 Rubles per person. A deposit may be made by bank wire transfer or by cash transfer (Western Union or MoneyGram). We do not accept cards. We send the link to the page with payment details along with confirmation of reservation after you sign up. Please find the details there.
When we receive any amount in USD or Euro we calculate the amount in Rubles according to current exchange rate.
3. Final payment for Elbrus tours must be received before the tour starts.
A tour must be paid before it starts. The final payment may be done upon arrival in our mountain hotel ( in cash only) or by bank transfer (not later than 10 days before the tour starts, to avoid the situation when you are here but the money still on the way). In case bank wire does not come in time we will require cash payment. If the bank wire comes later on we will refund the cash on the spot.
4. Some important information.