BBOT Travel Program

The Burnaby Board of Trade’s Experience Travel Program is your exclusive chance to experience international destinations in luxury at an affordable rate. These group trips are open to BBOT members and the general public and offer a chance to experience cultural and tourism at various global destinations.


Experience South Africa

UPDATE: Second departure added due to popular demand

The first departure of our much-requested Experience South Africa tour is now running full, and a second departure for Fall 2023 is in the works! Full details of the second departure of our Experience South Africa tour will be available soon. If you want first access to sign up once details are released, join our waitlist by emailing travel manager Kierra at


This 12-day trip will be a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of Cape Town and South Africa. Experience inspiring game drives through one of Africa’s top elephant and wildlife reserves, explore the vibrant city of Cape Town and Prison Island that held Nelson Mandela, discover the legendary Garden Route, and taste your way through an esteemed winery on this dazzling tour.

Tour length: 12 Days

Tour dates: Oct 30 to Nov 10, 2023

Tour price: $4,275 CAD (plus $730 CAD airline taxes) per person, sharing room*

A deposit of $750 CAD is due by March 31, 2023 to secure your space.
Final balance due by August 16, 2023.
*Please note that rooms must be booked on a Double/Twin sharing basis.

Tour price includes:
International airfare; All accommodations; Meals as noted in itinerary; English-speaking tour guides;
All sightseeing and transfers on private basis; Entrance fees to museums/sites

Tour Price DOES NOT Include:
Travel Insurance (highly recommended); Tips/gratuities; Any optional activities

For full details on this tour, see the PDF info sheet below or download the PDF here.

For more information, contact the Burnaby Board of Trade at, 604-412-0100 or Bestway Tours, 1-800-663-0844. 


Previous Tours:

Experience Singapore & Thailand
An unforgettable 12-day tour of Singapore and Thailand.  Experience dazzling Singapore and visit the must-see spots of this chic city-state, including hot spots from the popular Crazy Rich Asians book and movie, explore exotic Buddist temples and bustling markets in Bangkok, and bask in the beauty of crystal-blue waters and powder-white sand beaches in Phuket on this incredible experience.

Experience Vietnam An 11-day journey through the history, culture, food and people of Vietnam featuring unique experiences you’ll never forget. Drift on the turquoise waters of Ha Long Bay, stroll past bustling street vendors under the glowing lanterns in Hoi An, and visit rich historical sites from Hanoi to Saigon on this once-in-a-lifetime tour of exotic and enthralling Vietnam.

Experience India & China
A breathtaking tour of the majestic highlights of both India and China including the Taj Mahal, Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Agra Fort. 

Experience Ireland
An enchanting 9-day tour of the Emerald Isle with stops in Dublin, Limerick, Killarney and Galway to visit the majestic castles, haunting ruins, and whimsical towns that make Ireland so enthralling.  

Experience Dubai & the Emirates
A once-in-a-lifetime tour of the kaleidoscope of culture that is Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Participants experienced desert camel rides, shopping at the world’s largest mall, and a thrilling visit to the tallest building on Earth.   

Experience India
A unique tour of India’s golden triangle with a special stop in the famed Ranthambore National Park. Highlights of the trip included elephant rides to the Amber Fort, Bengal tiger safaris, and a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal