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Flexible tailor-made trips

BOOK YOUR 2021 TRIP

WITHOUT WORRY

Over 30 destinations are at your fingertips with local experts who know how important flexibility is:
10% deposits to confirm your trip and free date changes up to 30 days before arrival.

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What you’re getting

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Flexibility

Change your travel dates free of charge for any reason up to 30 days before your trip.

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SMALL DEPOSIT

Confirm your booking with a small 10% deposit for all participating destinations (excl. non-refundable services such as flights).

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OVER 30 DESTINATIONS

Are at your fingertips with your own local expert to enjoy a trip truly tailored to your needs.

Our flexible travel policy explained

Planning a trip these days is full of uncertainties. We want to make it as simple as possible.

10% deposit.
Remaining balance 30 days before arrival.
Free date changes up to 30 days before arrival.
No hidden costs ever.

Make your holiday planning in 2021 stress-free.
Valid for all bookings made by 30th of June 2021, with travel dates until 30th of November 2021.

Denis,

exploring Costa Rica, March 2020

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“I have been using the Rough Guides for a long time for planning and preparing our trips, but I did not realize until now that they offer planning services online. I contacted them for my recent trip to Costa Rica and I found it extremely useful to have someone locally to help me plan and book activities. Roberto did a great job at understanding our needs and interest. He was always available and responded quickly to our request or enquiries. He introduced us to local resources (Tour operators and private shuttle services) and booked everything for us. We made certain last minute changes once in the country. It was like having a personnal assistant available on demand. We enjoyed the activities and the tour operators were very friendly and professional. I will definitely call on their services next time I am planning a trip.”

Here are some of the things you should know.

You can change your travel dates up to 30 days before your departure if booked by June 30th.

If you need to postpone your trip closer to the departure date, and if changes to your trip are Covid-related (e.g. travel ban to the destination), your local expert will help you and suggest similar conditions for your specific trip.

While not all of our over 70 destinations participate in the program, a lot of them have individual, flexible terms and conditions. You can still send your request through and your local expert will inform you of their respective terms and conditions.

If you need to change your dates, you can do so within a 12 months time-frame of the original dates.

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What is tailor-made travel?

At Rough Guides we’ve been inspiring travellers for over 38 years and we believe that trips should be as individual as you are.
That is why we’ll match you with a local expert, with longstanding insider destination knowledge in the travel industry. Your local expert will plan and book a bespoke trip just the way you want it.
Save yourself the time researching and booking your holiday and instead rely on expert advice.

Here’s how it works

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STEP 01

You submit your request by selecting your dream destination, dates, preferences and any other comments on your dream trip.

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STEP 02

We match you with your personal local expert who will craft a bespoke itinerary for you. Our Rough Guides Travel Team will be by your side every step of the way.

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STEP 03

Communicate with your local expert through emails or calls to tweak and refine the itinerary until you’re completely satisfied.

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STEP 04

Book your trip online with ease. Pay by either Visa or MasterCard and be assured your money is safe with us. Simply pack your bags and enjoy your trip!

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Is tailor-made travel for me?

  1. 01.
    Do you enjoy travelling on your own terms but find yourself lacking time or patience to book your trips?
  2. 02.
    Do you want your holiday to reflect who you are as a traveller: unique and unforgettable?
  3. 03.
    Do you and your travel companions want to be looked after with a personalised service before and during the trip?
  4. 04.
    Do you want to have all trip aspects - from hotels to transport - pre-booked to guarantee a stress-free holiday?

If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, send in your request today to be matched
with your personal local expert.
Based on your notes, they will craft a trip tailored to your needs and dreams, so you don’t have to spend hours researching and booking it.

I want to save time

Do you consider yourself more of a backpacker or travelling on a budget?
Our guidebooks are an ideal companion for your budget trips - check out our books here.

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Meet your local expert

We have partnered up with local experts from around the globe, here to deliver your perfect holiday.
They live in your dream destination, working for a local tour operator and have the on-the-ground and travel-specific knowledge to make your trip truly special.

Meet some of them below.

Guadalupe

Guadalupe

Cordoba, Argentina

Guadalupe is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Florian

Florian

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Florian is your expert for Southeast Asia. He is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a boutique local tour operator in Athens. She is specialized on cultural trips with many gems to explore such as staying in villas instead of mass hotels, private food & wine discovery trips, exploring Greece’s smaller islands, and many more.

Guadalupe

Guadalupe

Cordoba, Argentina

Guadalupe is your expert for Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. She works for a multiregional tour operator with over 10 years experience of creating unique tour packages. She loves introducing travellers to the gems of South America, from hiking Machu Picchu to tasting wines in Chile.

Florian

Florian

Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam

Florian is your expert for Southeast Asia. He is a multilingual globetrotter coordinating the communication between their local offices to make sure your trip is curated with the most up-to-date information from on the ground.

Julia

Julia

Athens, Greece

Julia is the co-owner of a boutique local tour operator in Athens. She is specialized on cultural trips with many gems to explore such as staying in villas instead of mass hotels, private food & wine discovery trips, exploring Greece’s smaller islands, and many more.

Where can you go with our flexible policy?

EUROPE


Ellipse 7 Iceland
Ellipse 8 Greece
Ellipse 9 Croatia
Ellipse 10 Spain
Ellipse 11 Portugal
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AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST


Ellipse 12 Kenya
Ellipse 13 Ethiopia
Ellipse 14 Oman
Ellipse 15 Tanzania
Ellipse 16 Rwanda
Ellipse 17 Dubai
Ellipse 18 Madagascar
Ellipse 19 Uganda
Ellipse 20 South Africa
Ellipse 21 Jordan

ASIA & PACIFIC


Ellipse 26 Malaysia
Ellipse 25 Cambodia
Ellipse 24 Australia
Ellipse 23 Indonesia
Ellipse 22 Laos
Ellipse 36 Thailand
Ellipse 30 Myanmar
Ellipse 29 Vietnam
Ellipse 28 New Zealand

SOUTH AMERICA


Ellipse 36 Costa Rica
Ellipse 35 Chile
Ellipse 34 Colombia
Ellipse 33 Peru
Ellipse 32 Brazil
Ellipse 37 Argentina
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EUROPE


Ellipse 7 Iceland
Ellipse 8 Greece
Ellipse 9 Croatia
Ellipse 10 Spain
Ellipse 11 Portugal
Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan

AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST


Ellipse 12 Kenya
Ellipse 13 Ethiopia
Ellipse 14 Oman
Ellipse 15 Tanzania
Ellipse 16 Rwanda
Ellipse 17 Dubai
Ellipse 18 Madagascar
Ellipse 19 Uganda
Ellipse 20 South Africa
Ellipse 21 Jordan

ASIA & PACIFIC


Ellipse 26 Malaysia
Ellipse 25 Cambodia
Ellipse 24 Australia
Ellipse 23 Indonesia
Ellipse 22 Laos
Ellipse 36 Thailand
Ellipse 30 Myanmar
Ellipse 29 Vietnam
Ellipse 28 New Zealand

SOUTH AMERICA


Ellipse 36 Costa Rica
Ellipse 35 Chile
Ellipse 34 Colombia
Ellipse 33 Peru
Ellipse 32 Brazil
Ellipse 37 Argentina
Cuba flag Cuba
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Check out our sample itineraries.

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See for yourself
what our travellers say

Sinclair,

exploring Morocco, April 2020

“Rough Guides is the real deal. I’m so glad I found them! We had an absolutely amazing trip to Morocco thanks to Rough Guides who helped put together a great itinerary for an ideal and personalized experience exploring the country. Rough Guides is a great option for group travel and for a customized experience. I honestly have no complaints. Everyone we worked with was very kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend them and I hope to plan another trip with Rough Guides again!“

Ann,

exploring India, March 2020

“We are used to travelling independently and this was the first time we have had a driver and guides. The local agent suggested an itinerary based on our initial thoughts, some of which were a little unusual. They worked hard to tweak things as we firmed our plan up. We could not fault the organisation on the ground from the moment we arrived in Delhi to leaving (and to be honest, I usually find something to complain about!). {..} Price and service were impressive.”

Denis

exploring Costa Rica, March 2020

“I have been using the Rough Guides for a long time for planning and preparing our trips, but I did not realize until now that they offer planning services online. I contacted them for my recent trip to Costa Rica and I found it extremely useful to have someone locally to help me plan and book activities. Roberto did a great job at understanding our needs and interests. He was always available and responded quickly to our request or enquiries.”

Sinclair,

exploring Morocco, April 2020

“Rough Guides is the real deal. I’m so glad I found them! We had an absolutely amazing trip to Morocco thanks to Rough Guides who helped put together a great itinerary for an ideal and personalized experience exploring the country. Rough Guides is a great option for group travel and for a customized experience. I honestly have no complaints. Everyone we worked with was very kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend them and I hope to plan another trip with Rough Guides again!“

Ann,

exploring India, March 2020

“We are used to travelling independently and this was the first time we have had a driver and guides. The local agent suggested an itinerary based on our initial thoughts, some of which were a little unusual. They worked hard to tweak things as we firmed our plan up. We could not fault the organisation on the ground from the moment we arrived in Delhi to leaving (and to be honest, I usually find something to complain about!). {..} Price and service were impressive.”

Denis

exploring Costa Rica, March 2020

“I have been using the Rough Guides for a long time for planning and preparing our trips, but I did not realize until now that they offer planning services online. I contacted them for my recent trip to Costa Rica and I found it extremely useful to have someone locally to help me plan and book activities. Roberto did a great job at understanding our needs and interests. He was always available and responded quickly to our request or enquiries.”

Request your quote today