Intrepid Private Groups is a team of specialists, dedicated to creating your perfect trip

Whether that's a special departure of one of our group adventures, just for your family and friends, or a tailor-made holiday designed to your exact requirements - we can do both.

What's right for you?

Private departures

Private departures are great for those who want to have their own, exclusive group.

You can choose from most of Intrepid’s 1,000+ pre-designed itineraries, on your preferred date.

Travel with your family and friends, work colleagues, local club or society etc.…That way, you enjoy the same experiences as our standard trip, but share the memories with the people close to you.

You’ll benefit from our on-the-ground expertise, including one of our very own Intrepid group leaders - we will do our very best to match your group’s interests with our top leader for the job.

We also have a dedicated private groups’ team, and you’ll have your very own specialist to help you plan your private group adventure – right down to the very last detail, from the minute you contact us, to the moment you depart.

Private departures are available for groups of two or more. For groups of eight plus we can offer a 10% discount, or include a free-of-charge place if you’ve got more than 10 travellers.

Want more info? Call our team of specialists; Jo, Rena and Vicky are here to guide you through every step of planning and booking the holiday that's right for you. Contact us on 020 3308 9763.

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Tailor-made holidays

Tailor-made is all about creating the perfect holiday for you.

We will work with you to design your itinerary from scratch, whether you want to explore Vietnam from top to bottom, trek Peru’s Inca Trail and discover its Inca Heritage, or get up-close-and-personal with Costa Rica’s wildlife.

A tailor-made holiday offers complete flexibility. You can choose the dates, activities, accommodation, transport, special highlights and things you’ve always wanted to see – and we will work hard to deliver it to your budget, whatever that might be.

We have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and wishes, from homestays to jungle lodges to indulgent beach properties. We can also guide you on whether it’s best to get from A-to-B by plane, train or any type of automobile. Our favourite part? We’ll let you in on all of our secrets about the best real-life experiences to include – that might be a day with a local tribe in the Ecuadorian jungle, the locals’ market that visitors don’t know about or dinner with a Thai family.

We have the operational capacity, and expertise, to make your dream trip a reality at a great price.

So whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family wanting to experience the world together, or a large group looking for an interest-specific trip (photography, cycling, food, corporate etc.…), we can help.

Want more info? Call our team of specialists; Jo, Rena and Vicky are here to guide you through every step of planning and booking the holiday that's right for you. Contact us on 020 3308 9763.

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White label

Interested in creating and leading your own tours, or an established brand looking to create its own, unique travel product? We combine our travel know-how with creativity to help you engage with your client base and offer the perfect travel experience.

Working with the Intrepid White Label team means a collaboration of our expertise and yours to create a tour that works for you. We assist with the design, take care of the tour logistics and operational support, and can provide sales & customer service assistance. You can benefit from our on the ground experience and trusted expertise but for YOUR brand.

We offer flexible pricing and hold tour spaces on an allocation basis, enabling you to market your tour without the financial risk.

We have worked with many partners in the industry, media publications and individuals that have a skill or passion they want to share.

Please contact Jo on 020 3308 9763 to discuss what could work for you and your business.

Intrepid private groups – why we’re special

Founded in 1988, Intrepid has nearly 30 years’ experience of taking travellers to far-flung corners of the globe. Our operational credentials are second-to-none and you’ll have the full backing of our worldwide team 24/7.

We have a network of local suppliers, who will pull out every stop to make sure your trip runs smoothly. You’re in safe hands.

We’re especially proud of our leaders and guides - born and raised in-country, they know the destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. We deliver lots of fantastic experiences while travelling responsibly. We’re passionate about the world we live in and we strive to travel sustainably.

One of our greatest assets is our team of specialists. They have travelled to and researched, the countries we offer so they know the hidden treasures within each one. They have been planning people’s dream holidays for many years. We can take you to the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and family-run guesthouses that others can’t find.

They will make recommendations on where to stay, what to see and how to get there. We also have a few suggested itineraries that will help to provide that first inspiration.

You have our commitment that your personal specialist will design, book and deliver your ideal trip. This can take months from the first phone call until you board your flight and you can count on your specialist every step of the way. We know how much time it can take to plan the perfect holiday, so we’ll take the hassle out.

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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 starting (Link). They’ve all been planned by our team of specialists to make sure you experience the country’s highlights and hidden treasures.

Call, email or 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. If you contact us via our website, we’ll call or email you back as soon as possible to discuss your requirements in detail.

Call Jo, Rena and Vicky on 020 3308 9763,

Email the team at groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com,

or fill out our online form;

 

For private departures, we’ll make sure we can deliver a pre-existing trip 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

On a standard group trip you travel on a set date and itinerary with other people who you may not know. A private group – whether that’s a private departure or tailor-made - is yours exclusively for your family and friends.

On a private departure, you travel on one of our 1,000+ pre-designed group trips on a date of your choice. The idea is you experience the itinerary as many others have enjoyed it before you, but sharing those special moments just between you and your friends.

A tailor-made holiday offers complete flexibility. You can choose the dates, activities, accommodation, transport, special highlights and things you’ve always wanted to see – and we will plan you an itinerary for your budget, whatever that may be.

Intrepid has 1,000+ group trips that cover most of the world. We can plan a private departure for you on most of these. There will be exceptions, usually because logistics and price make it prohibitive to offer the trip but, as a rule, we can do it!

For tailor-made, the suggested itineraries you see on our website are in our favourite destinations. We know these countries well and can deliver a fantastic, bespoke experience in each of them. Because we’re Intrepid, we also have a vast network of global suppliers and trust them to operate wonderful holidays for our customers worldwide. If you don’t see an itinerary or country on our website that you fancy, call us, and we’ll most likely be able to help you.

To and from the UK - yes, we certainly can. And we only add a nominal fee to do it. You can also book your own flights, if you wish. Those travelling from outside the UK would be best to book their own, because it’s likely to be cheaper.

For private departures, it depends on which trip you’d like to travel on. For bigger groups – eight upwards – we can often give you the itinerary at the price you see on the website. We also offer a discount for larger groups, and can include a free-of-charge place for 10+ people, so it might work out cheaper. 

A tailor-made itinerary is designed to your budget, so you set the price. You tell us what you want to spend and we will do our very best to deliver your itinerary to that specification. We also have to be realistic – 5* hotels are, of course, a lot more expensive than a hostel. But we have lots of ideas, knowledge and operational experience to help you get the holiday you want at the price you want – and we’ll make suggestions to help you achieve that. For example, we might suggest using a train or local bus for one journey, rather than a private charter; that way you save money, as well as getting a fantastic local experience!

Whatever you choose. We can book anything from homestays to jungle lodges to indulgent beach properties. We always try to use locally-run, characterful properties where we can.

We use a variety of transport to suit the itinerary, destination, terrain and budget for the trip. We could take you from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang by overnight train, or plane. Hop aboard a local bus in Thailand, or sit back in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle in India. 4WDs are a great way to safari and camels are the ships of the desert. Getting there is all part of the fun.

If you’ve asked us to, we will make sure someone is there to pick you up on arrival at the airport and take you to your first accommodation. Here, your leader or guide will brief you on your itinerary. From there, Intrepid takes care of the logistics. Together with our local suppliers, we will arrange your accommodation, transport, guides and excursions, where they are included. We will smooth the way, so you can get on with enjoying your travels.

You’ll have the full backing of our 24/7 emergency contacts. The joy of a private group? As it’s just you and your friends if you do want to make a slight tweak to the itinerary along the way, such as an extra photo stop, we’ll do our best to accommodate…

Call Jo, Rena and Vicky on 020 3308 9763.

Email them on groupsuk@intrepidtravel.com

Or fill out our online form above.

Founded in 1988, Intrepid has nearly 30 years’ experience of taking travellers to far-flung corners of the globe. Our operational credentials are second-to-none and we have a global team who will look after you before and during your trip 24 hours a day.

Intrepid also prides itself on its responsible travel credentials. We design our trips to use locally-owned accommodation and suppliers where possible, minimise waste and offer real-life experiences to promote cross-cultural understanding. We also have The Intrepid Foundation, a not-for-profit fund which benefits 50 projects around the world.

For more about us see https://www.intrepidtravel.com/uk/about/