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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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Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns, Wellington, Auckland, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select 2020 and 2021 dates for trips to Byron Bay, Uluru, Perth, Whitsundays, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Australia tours

Available on select dates in 2021 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Broome, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off worldwide tours

Valid for travel on select dates in in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Britain, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Morocco and more. T&Cs apply.

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New Zealand trips from $1,209

Available for travel on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Queenstown, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Auckland, Wellington and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $301 off 5-day Kakadu tour

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Up to $684 off 15-day Australia outback adventure

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Up to 20% off Asia tours

Available on selected trips departing 22 March 2021 - 30 April 2022 to Vietnam, Thailand, India, Cambodia, Singapore and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off Latin America tours

Available on select trips departing from 13 November 2020 - 22 March 2022 to Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off USA and Canada tours

Available on selected trips departing from 1 February 2021 - 30 April 2022. Destinations include Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Vancouver and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 25% off Australia Christmas and New Year's Eve tours

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Up to 50% off + USD$10 deposits on worldwide trips

Available on select dates until December 2022. Destinations include Morocco, Croatia, Greece, Egypt, Russia, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Turkey sailings

Available on select travel dates in 2020 and 2021. Package includes accommodation, meals, transfers and guide. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off wildlife tours

Available on select travel dates in India, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka and more.

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Up to 50% off Europe tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Italy, Greece, Croatia, Barcelona and more. T&cs apply.

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Up to 30% off Australia and New Zealand tours

Available on select dates until December 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Cairns, Adelaide, Darwin, Byron Bay, Christchurch, Auckland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Asia tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Cambodia, India, Vietnam, Bali, Bangkok and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Latin America tours

Available on select dates in 2021 to Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Africa tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Morocco, Cairo, Namibia, South Africa, Cape Town and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 28% off North America tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Quebec and more. T&Cs apply.

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50% off 8th traveller

Available for travel on select dates in 2021 when you book for 8 persons. Destinations include Vietnam, Cambodia, Chile, Croatia, Switzerland and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off North Africa and Middle East tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Oman and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Africa tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Asia tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Thailand, India, Bali, Laos, Vietnam and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Central America tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Costa Rica, Mexico, Honduras, Panama, Belize and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off South America tours

Available on select dates in 2021. Destinations include Chile, Galapagos, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $427 off worldwide sailings

Available on select sail dates from October 2020 and May 2021 to Cuba, Croatia, Maldives, Thailand, Geece and more. T&Cs apply.

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12th person free on worldwide tours

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Up to 15% off Europe tours

Available on select dates in 2021 to Croatia, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Greece and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off North America tours

Available on select tours in 2021 to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Canada, Alaska and more.

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Contiki Contiki

Up to 20% off New Zealand trips

Available on selected trips departing from 14 November 2020 - 6 March 2021 to Christchurch, Auckland, Rotorua, Queenstown and more. T&Cs apply.

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$99 deposits on tours

Lock in your next tour with just a $99 deposit on select destinations. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off young traveller discount

Get up to 10% off when you are travelling with children between the age of 5 and 17. T&Cs apply.

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Available on select dates when you book for 4+ people. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off + $99 deposit on 2021 trips

Available for travel in 2021 to Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Australia, New Zealand, India and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 33% off + $1 deposit on worldwide tours

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