Intrepid Group will suspend its tours worldwide from 16 March to 30 April.
Those booked on tours with the adventure specialist’s Intrepid Travel and Peregrine Adventures brands during this time will receive a credit valued at 110%, valid for two years.
Intrepid and Peregrine tours currently operating will continue until 3 April.
Any customers who opt to leave their tour early will receive a credit for the remainder of their itinerary.
The only exception is Intrepid’s Australia tours, which the operator said “at this stage will go ahead as planned”.
Chief executive James Thornton said the move came as a result of increasing national and international travel restrictions announced by governments in the past 48 hours.
“The rapid spread of coronavirus and subsequent travel shutdowns has created a situation which is unlike anything that Intrepid has seen in our 31 years in business. We have now made the difficult decision to pause our global operations until the end of April,” said Thornton.
“The health and wellbeing of our customers, our people, and the local communities that we visit is our priority. As a responsible travel company, we look forward to resuming trips when we can once again operate trips that benefit both our travellers and the people they visit along the way.”