We are as eager as you are to get back to exploring our world and to doing so responsibly. Our number one priority is the safety of our guests, our guides, the local people you will encounter on your adventure, and your local community when you return home. Boundless Journeys has reviewed our operations, and we are working with local partners and guides to ensure that our trips going forward have appropriate enhanced safety precautions in place.

Small-group adventure travel already incorporates much of what is being advised by medical experts: exploring outdoors, in small groups, and in less crowded locations. While nothing can completely eradicate every risk and trip participants have certain responsibilities to be diligent in following health guidelines, below are some additional procedures you can rely on when traveling with Boundless Journeys. Please bear in mind that some destinations may have their own guidelines that will be followed accordingly.

If you have a question not addressed here or you would like further clarification, please don’t hesitate to email us at info@boundlessjourneys.com or call 1-800-941-8010. We will update this page periodically, so continue checking here for the latest.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

We strongly believe that the fastest return to normalcy will be when everyone is vaccinated against COVID-19. While we are not requiring that you be vaccinated before traveling with Boundless Journeys, we would like to request as nicely as possible that you are before joining one of our journeys.  

We are eager to get back to exploring our world and doing so responsibly. Our number one priority is the safety of our guests, our guides, the local people you will encounter on your adventure, and your local community when you return home. We believe this is best achieved through vaccination.

Should you choose not to get vaccinated, we will require negative results from an antigen test or PCR test taken 72 hours or less before joining your Boundless Journeys tour.

Our local team will ask for proof of vaccination (completed 14 days before the tour commences) or negative test results (completed 72 hours before the tour commences).

Please note that some countries may have additional COVID-19 requirements for entry.

Sanitizing and Hygiene

We are working with our local teams to ensure they are following the recommended guidelines of health authorities and procedures for cleaning surfaces and equipment, and that hotels and restaurants we use are doing the same. Vehicles are sanitized nightly and high-touch surfaces more frequently during the tour. We are reviewing our fleet of vehicles and making determinations about using larger vehicles when necessary to allow each guest more space.

Your guide will provide frequent reminders and opportunities for handwashing and hand sanitizer use and will let you know as we enter situations where face mask use is recommended or required.

We ask each guest to bring a personal bottle of hand sanitizer and plan to use it frequently, as well as a personal face mask, which may be required in certain situations. The TSA is now allowing travelers through security with hand sanitizer bottles up to 12 ounces in size.

Physical Distancing

On the trail, we ask our guides to remind everyone to be mindful of spacing, not only from their fellow group members, but also from others on the trail. During other activities or in enclosed spaces, our guides will inform you of local policies. Guests should bring a face covering and be prepared to use it based on the situation. With an average group size of just 10 guests, we are already in a good position to achieve appropriate distancing while still enjoying being together.

In addition, it is easy to take over any of our scheduled dates with your own group of travel companions. Please see “Make it Your Own” pricing listed on each trip page for more details or call us at 1-800-941-8010 to find out more.

Face Coverings

For the safety of our guests, guides, vendors, and the communities we visit, we will ask you to wear CDC-recommended face coverings when physical distancing is not possible, or when specified by local policies. We ask that all guests bring their preferred face covering, and you will want one you can wear comfortably during physical activities and for extended periods of time.


As always, part of the criteria for us selecting restaurants is for the high level of cleanliness and customer service they provide. When practical, we will dine outside on restaurant patios and terraces and enjoy trailside picnics.

Picnic lunch selection may change to provide more pre-packaged items, though we’ll continue to strive to keep these products local and fresh. Our guides will continue to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer before preparing lunches and use gloves and masks when handling food.

Evening meals will continue to offer a memorable end to the day, and we will provide sensible options for seating as well as increased options to dine with your own party.

Public Transportation & Public Spaces

For logistical reasons, we use public transportation on a few of our tours. This may include island ferries, cable cars, and local buses. We also occasionally visit small museums and enter other public spaces. Local regulations will guide the cleaning and sanitation schedule. You should be prepared to wear a face covering in close proximity, and guides will remind guests to wash or sanitize hands after touching surfaces in these areas.

Around-the-clock Support Team

In addition to your dedicated on-the-road team, our operations and guest support teams remain behind the scenes, in contact and on-call 24/7.

Returning Home

As of January 26, the CDC requires a negative COVID-19 test from all air passengers entering the United States. We are working with our local teams to incorporate testing into the end of our tours.


Our dedicated team of travel experts are here to help.


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