If you would like an Intrepid Real Life experience but prefer to travel with your own private group, our Private Groups Department can help.

For groups of all sizes, we can organise a special departure of one of our 1,000+ pre-designed adventures, or tailor-make an Intrepid-style itinerary to one of our destinations around the world. Special interests or requirements? No problem! We can customize the itinerary and activities just for you by giving your trip an educational, physical or even historical focus!

Who should consider a Private Group?

Schools

From cultural and language to volunteer or educational immersions, let Intrepid take your students overseas.

 

Friends and family

Let Intrepid help you plan your next vacation – whether it’s a tailor-made trip for your family or a special adventure for a group of friends!

Universities and colleges

We can customize trips for student clubs, business schools, study abroad programs, or special departments.

Corporate

Boost office morale and increase employee retention with internal travel programs and team-building retreats, training sessions abroad and more.

Non-profit

Visit a local partner or take donors to see your conservation, educational, or charitable efforts first hand.

White label

Interested in launching a new business or already in the market but looking to expand? Let Intrepid’s on the ground expertise help!

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What can you expect from a Private Group?

We can tailor make an itinerary to suit you.

Custom itineraries

Tailor-make your own itinerary or choose from one of our pre-existing departures.

Pick your perfect style of travel with our private groups team.

Pick your style 

We can customize your trip style. From comfort accommodation to backpacking, we can do it all.

Receive special support from a dedicated coordinator.

Personalization

We take care of all the details and are a one stop shop for your trip, airfare, travel insurance, and can answer all your travel questions. 

Choose the perfect date to suit you.

Private departures

You pick your dates, your itinerary, your level of activity and who you want to invite along for the trip. Minimum of four people required.

 

Our most popular trips for private groups

 

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How to book a private group

If you’re looking for a private departure of one of our existing group trips, search the website for one of our 1,000+ itineraries and let us know which one you’re interested in.

If you’d like us to create a tailor-made itinerary just for you, we can either start from scratch, with a few ideas from you as to what you’d like us to include, or use one of our suggested itineraries as a startThey’ve all been planned by our team of specialists to make sure you experience the country’s highlights and hidden treasures.

Fill out our online form, giving us a few details on what you’d like from your holiday and we will take it from there. We’ll call or email you back as soon as possible to discuss your requirements in detail.

You can also choose to all us directly on 1300 854 439 to discuss your plans.

If you've chosen a private booking of a pre-existing itinerary, you can simply sit back and relax while we make sure we can deliver on the date you wish to travel. The idea is that you will experience the itinerary as many others have enjoyed it before you, but sharing those special moments just between you and your friends.

If you’re creating your very own tailor-made holiday, your specialist will work with you to design your trip – choosing your international flights (if required), hand-picking accommodation, working out how best to get between each destination and finding those distinctive experiences to show you the real side of the country you’re visiting. We can guide you as much or as little as you want and we will keep tweaking it with your feedback until it’s just perfect.

We’ll give you a detailed itinerary, inclusions and price so you can see exactly what you’re getting.

Once you’re happy with your trip, we will take a deposit and start to confirm all of your holiday arrangements. We will keep you up-to-date as we put the finishing touches to your trip of a lifetime.

If you’ve got questions at any time, you can always call your personal specialist who will be looking after your booking from start to finish. They will know all about your holiday and be able to answer or find out anything you may wish to know. We will send you final information about your trip about three weeks before departure.

Your trip will be run by one of our close network of local suppliers. They will do everything they can to make sure your holiday is perfect, and you’ll also have the back-up of a 24/7 global operation. Our on-the-ground team, leaders and guides really are second-to-none.

 

Frequently asked questions

The key differences are flexibility and exclusivity. On a standard group tour you travel on a set date and itinerary with a small group of fellow travellers who you may not know. With a private group tour, you can choose one of our existing itineraries and set a departure date that suits you instead. You can also ask us to tweak an existing itinerary (just in case you want to take a detour), or tailor a completely new itinerary just for you. Your private group tour is then exclusively available for your family and friends to join.

To make a private group booking we only require a minimum of two travellers, but as they say: the more the merrier. The more guests that book on your private group tour, the less it costs per person. Please keep in mind that there are some destinations around the world (such as a safari in Africa), where the logistics of operating a trip for a smaller number of people may be cost-prohibitive.

This will depend on the itinerary you choose and how many passengers will be travelling with you. Generally, if you were to pick an existing itinerary to run privately for a group of 6 or more, the price will start to become cheaper in comparison to our normal publicly available group trips.

Our minimum age for travel is generally 5 years old. However, depending on the destination and activities you wish to include this can be flexible. We don’t have a maximum age, as long as you are fit and healthy!  

The quote for private group tours does not include the cost of:

  1. International Flights: We can provide a separate quote for international airfares if departing from Australia.
  2. Visas: If you’re booking a private group tour through Intrepid, and you’re travelling with an Australian passport, we can quote your visa requirements separately. Alternatively, visit your government’s official international travel website for more details about visa requirements.
  3. Medical Travel Insurance: If you’re departing from Australia, we can also assist with arranging your medical travel insurance. Alternatively, you can visit our travel insurance partner Travel Guard for information.

We can include the cost of a free of charge (FOC) spot with any quote. The cost of this spot will then be averaged out amongst the paying passengers.  Please advise us when requesting a price quote whether you’ll need any FOC spots for your trip.

A quote for a pre-designed itinerary will generally take 4-5 business days. A quote for a custom designed itinerary may take up to 5-10 business days or more depending the complexity of the itinerary and the destination you’re traveling to.

Reviews

Boat ride on a private group tour in Vietnam.

"Our tour leader, Huey, was excellent. We learnt a lot and were well taken care of. The tour was well organised and we always felt secure. The planned and optional activities were all fantastic and were enjoyed by the whole family."

Ian & Kirsty Hollow, Private Group tour in Vietnam

Sitting down to a group meal in Vietnam.

"Our trip was very well organised and our guide was outstanding - he was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."

Jen Naran, Private Group tour in Vietnam.

Hiking through Nepal on a private group tour.

"Awesome guides, great Itinerary, felt like you were getting of the beaten track and I liked that the trip was quite flexible. (The itinerary wasn't set in stone)."

Joshua Nicholson, Private Group tour in Nepal.

Visit a tea plantation in India as part of a private group tour.

"Trip was well organised with all transport arrangements running smoothly and tour guides always ready and waiting at every destination. Our tour guide Gajraj Singh was knowledgable, well organised and took personal responsibility for our safety and enjoyment of the trip. We were travelling with small children- he was patient, friendly and helped to make the trip memorable for them - even organising a backyard cricket game and birthday cake for one of our party members."

Allison Lloyd, Private Group tour in India

Private group tours in Vietnam.

"This was our first organised tour holiday and it exceeded all our expectations. It was well organised. We were well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed it."

Mark & Megan Bathie, Private Group tour in Vietnam.

Ride a tuk tuk in Thailand on a private group tour.

"It's a very good tour and we can choose the time to start our tour each day. There was only my family and the tour leader was excellent!"

Stephen Russo, Private Group tour in Thailand