8 travel companies where your deposit lasts a lifetime (or at least a long time)

Lock in a travel deal with a flexible deposit and change your plans later if needed with these companies.

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Have you come across an incredible deal that you want to lock down, but want the flexibility to change your plans later if needed? We've got you.

These companies will let you pay a small deposit, usually $250 or less, and you'll have up until your final payment is due to change your travel plans. Most will let you change the date or change your tour and destination altogether.

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1. G Adventures

Specialising in small-group adventures that give you local experiences, G Adventures offers a flexible deposit in case your local immersion needs to be put on hold or you decide to change your destination.

  • What is the deposit amount? $250–$350 depending on the tour (expedition deposits are $1,000).
  • How long do I have to change my tour? Until 60 days prior to departure.
  • What changes has G Adventures made to its deposit policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? If your trip is at least 30 days away, you can change the date or destination free of charge or get a travel credit to use another time to the value you have paid for your tour. If you're due to depart in 60 days or more, you can cancel and use your lifetime deposit towards any future tour on any date.

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2. Tucan Travel

With Tucan Travel you can cancel your adventure up to 30 days before you leave and only lose your deposit. You can also transfer the tour to another person's name as long as it's at least seven days prior to departure.

  • What is the deposit amount? $200 ($600 for Machu Picchu or Gorilla Trek tours, 30% for Galapagos or Antarctica tours).
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 30 days prior to departure.
  • What changes has Tucan Travel made to its deposit policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? You now have until 30 days prior to departure to make final payment on your tour.

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3. Contiki

Contiki's "no fees, no worries" approach means you can change or cancel your trip in as little as a month in advance and put your FlexDeposit towards a future trip, gift it to another traveller or use it on one of its sister brands like Busabout or Trafalgar.

  • What is the deposit amount? $200.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 30 days prior to departure.
  • What's Contiki's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? If Contiki cancels your trip, you'll be able to choose either a full refund on your tour (including your deposit amount) or touring on a later date.

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4. TourRadar

TourRadar brings together hundreds of tour operators and their experiences in one place so you can compare them side by side. Its Book With Flexibility portal showcases the brands that let you change your booking dates, change your tour or cancel for a credit.

  • What is the deposit amount? Varies, depending on who you book with.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? Varies, depending on who you book with.
  • What's TourRadar's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? TourRadar doesn't set the cancellation policies for tours booked through its site, the specific tour operators do. Many let you cancel for future credit which has a set expiry date on it.

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5. Topdeck

Whether you've decided to bump your trip back a few months or change the destination altogether, Topdeck's rolling deposit lets you make one complimentary change to your upcoming adventure.

  • What is the deposit amount? $200.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 60 days prior to departure.
  • What's Topdeck's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? If you booked a tour after 20 January 2020, you'll now be able to change your trip in as little as 42 days prior to departure instead of 60.

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6. Trafalgar

Decided you'd rather see the snow-capped Alps in winter than the beaches of Greece in summer? You can do that at no added cost with Trafalgar's flexible booking policy.

  • What is the deposit amount? $200.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 30 days prior to departure.
  • What's Trafalgar's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? You'll be able to change travel dates or the destination on any tour departing 1 May 2020 or later as long as it's done within 30 days of departure.

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7. Travel Talk

Special fare conditions have been introduced across new and existing bookings made through Travel Talk due to COVID-19. You can change your tour, travel dates and even passenger names for free or simply cancel for future credit.

  • What is the deposit amount? $10 per person, per booking for new bookings.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 15 days prior to departure.
  • What's Travel Talk's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? You can change your tour, destination, travel dates and passenger names on new and existing bookings. Or you can put whatever amount you've paid so far into credit to use before 31 December 2022. Full payment is now due 15 days prior to departure instead of the previous 60.

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8. On The Go

If you book one of On The Go's "Signature Tours", which excludes its budget options, you can change your tour date or destination to any future travel date for an unlimited time.

  • What is the deposit amount? $400.
  • How long do I have to change my tour? 60 days prior to departure.
  • What's On The Go's cancellation policy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? The lifetime deposit doesn't apply to bookings affected by COVID-19, but does apply to future bookings.

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Up to 20% off Asia trips

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Up to 20% off New Zealand tours

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Up to 15% off Australia tours

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Up to 20% off Latin America trips

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Up to 20% off USA and Canada tours

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Up to 25% off Europe trips

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Up to 21% off 15-day Morocco trip

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Up to 30% off 7-dai Thailand sailing

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Up to 30% off 8 days Croatia sailing

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Up to 21% off 15-day Everest base cam trek

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022 and includes accommodation, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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Peru: Up to 30% off 9-day Amazon riverboat adventure

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022. Includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off 6-day Canary Islands hiking trip

Available for travel from January 2021 - June 2022. Includes accommodation, meals, guides and transfers. Plus get an extra 21% off when you choose My Own Room. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 21% off 14-day Sri Lanka trip

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Up to 25% off 2021 and 2022 trips

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Up to 30% off worldwide sailings

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Get a chance to win $250 travel credits

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Up to 25% off South-East Asia tours

Available for travel on select dates in 2021-2022. Destinations include Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 25% off America tours

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Up to 45% off Ski Bansko tours

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Up to 50% off advance purchase

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Up to 24% off 7-day Maldives cruise

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Up to 30% off Australia tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Uluru, Brisbane, Cairns and more.

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Up to 30% off North America tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Vancouver, Calgary, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Alaska, Hawaii and more.

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Up to 30% off Africa tours

Available on select travel dates in 2021 and 2022. Destinations include Cape Town, Nairobi and more.

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Up to 30% off Asia tours

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Up to 30% off Central America tours

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Up to 30% off Europe tours

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Up to 30% off South America tours

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