We have relaxed and updated our policies as follows:

  
What if my trip is postponed due to travel restrictions:

For trips scheduled after mid-June 2020, we will be reviewing 35 days prior to departure (or closer as the situation changes) to determine if it is safe and feasible to run the trip. If your trip is postponed, we will place 100% of your trip funds (including Travel Protection Plan, if applicable) on account along with an additional credit per guest.*
*All funds and credit must be applied to a new reservation by 12/31/2022.

 
What if I'm booked on a trip after mid-June 2020:

Our goal is to provide flexibility so that you can have the time and information you need to make the best decision. If you wish to postpone, you can transfer prior to final payment to any trip without penalty.

Scheduled Trips:

We have extended the final payment date from 95 days to 35 days prior to departure for all departures through 8/31/2020 and will continue to look at opportunities to provide more flexibility for you to make decisions.  We have also extended the final payment date from 95 days to 65 days prior to departure for all departures 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020.   

Private & Custom Trips and Cruises:

We have extended the final payment date from 155 days to 65 days prior to departure for all departures through 12/15/2020.

Africa Safaris:

We have extended the final payment date from 155 days to 95 days prior to departure for all departures through 12/15/2020.

  
What if I'm thinking about a new reservation:

Choose Your Trip

Choose from over 1,500 2020 trips or browse our 2021 dates, they are now available to explore and book! We’ll be here when you’re ready to travel, or give us a call. We love to share our passion for our trips.

Hold Your Spot for 2021 

For new bookings - hold your 2021 spot with a fully refundable deposit.* You can cancel your 2021 deposit without penalty up until 11/1/20.
*Once you've paid final payment, our standard cancellation policy applies. This offer does not apply to Special or Private Departures.

As we’ve learned over the past few weeks, what makes sense today may not make sense tomorrow. Please understand that we reserve the right to change these policies without prior notice due to this very fluid and unpredictable situation.

Being a family-run company ensures that we stay true to our values. I’ve owned and led Backroads since our founding in 1979. We have been debt free for over three decades and remain so today. We have exceptionally strong capital reserves – in short, we’re here to weather the storm. We’ve learned from past challenges how to scale down, or up, as the environment changes. We’ll be here and ready when the time is right for you, to join us on an unforgettable adventure.

Our experienced and dedicated team is awaiting your call to book your next Backroads vacation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions.

We can’t wait to see you on the roads and trails as soon as we can!

Read about what to expect when traveling this summer.

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