If you've already got a group of people to travel with but want all the benefits of traveling the Intrepid way, like minimal planning, an incredible local leader and maximum real life experiences, we've got just the thing. Introducing our Private Departures. Just pick your trip, select the dates that work for you and let our Private Groups Specialists  take care of the rest of the details.   

Steps to book a private departure

Trips to inspire you

15 Days From £780

See the best of Morocco from Casablanca to Marrakech. Admire the city of Fes, see the...

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Travel from historic Hanoi to modern Ho Chi Minh City. Tour down the Mekong, visit...

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Go trekking in Nepal on an adventure that takes you to Mt Everest Base Camp. Explore...

9 Days From £578

Travel to Bali and experience this exotic oasis off the coast of Indonesia. Bali's Ubud...

15 Days From £1,453

Relish the sights and flavours of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and Goa on this...

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Discover incredible sights, culture and history on a fantastic family holiday to...

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Discover Japan on a fun-filled family adventure. Sample fresh sushi in Tokyo, chill out...


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 four 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 8 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 flight quotes through our air partner Airtreks.com

  2. Visas: We recommend visiting your government’s official international travel website for more details about visa requirements.

  3. Medical Travel Insurance: 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.

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