Join Backroads for an active vacation in Africa, Asia & the Pacific or Latin America and venture off the beaten track, explore exotic lands, and experience unique and diverse cultures.

All Backroads trips provide the perfect balance of activity, relaxation, spectacular surroundings and rich cultural encounters. The 2008 lineup of Exotic Escapes is no exception. Here’s some of what’s in store:

Soak up the wonders of Peru on a new lodge-to-lodge trek to one of the ancient world’s most extraordinary sanctuaries, Machu Picchu. This trip features some of the best hiking this strikingly beautiful destination has to offer.

Experience a new biking trip in the stunning natural beauty of northern Argentina—an evocative landscape of immense geologic variety: dramatic wind-carved rock formations, mountain passes tinted in vibrant rainbow colors, lush cloud forests green vineyards.

Fascinating history, diverse scenery and cultural immersion await on our once-in-a-lifetime journey through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Did You Know? Backroads guarantees its trips will run! No cancellations due to low enrollment—once confirmed on a trip, guests can count on a great Backroads vacation. See the Web for the rare exceptions to this unique policy that, as always, puts guests first.

For More Information

For detailed information on all Backroads active vacations, contact Backroads at 800-GO-ACTIVE (462-2848) or visit


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".