Private & Custom

Over half of the trips we plan at Journeys are customized, private trips for couples, families, and groups, and for good reason: we are experts at listening to your needs and developing an itinerary that suits your unique group. Browse these options and then give us a call to talk to one of our Destination Specialists. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Featured Trips

Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Indonesia: Apes, Arts, and Dragons
An adventure to Borneo, Java, Flores, Komodo, and beyond
Komodo Dragons, the largest lizards on earth
Land Cost: $4,650
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Duration:
15 days
Dates:
Jul 31-Aug 14, 2020 or custom & private on your dates
The best expedition to see natural and cultural sites in Indonesia. See Komodo dragons, orangutans, and the great sights of Java. Add Bali before or after.
Spend time in the quaint town of Horta
Azores Archipelago Revealed
Hiking volcanoes, swimming in natural thermal pools, whale watching and more
Spend time in the quaint town of Horta
Land Cost: $4,080
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Shhhh...don't tell anybody. We've discovered a hidden and rarely visited archipelago, one that most people overlook in their search for a refreshing and sensational outdoor adventure. It's the Azores, nine islands about 800 miles off the coast of Portugal, and we think it may just be the best-kept secret in the entire Atlantic Ocean. And with hiking volcanoes, swimming in natural thermal pools, whale watching and more, this adventure is the best, all-encompassing way to experience it.
Iceland's picture-perfect waterfalls are the backdrop to your trip
Best of Iceland’s Fire and Ice
Meet the locals and see glaciers, volcanoes, and Northern Lights
Iceland's picture-perfect waterfalls are the backdrop to your trip
Land Cost: $6,898
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Duration:
9 days
Dates:
Oct 1-9, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
See all of the glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, lagoons, volcanoes, and lava caves you'd expect from this truly exotic land. Sprinkled throughout your days, you'll also get insider opportunities to learn about the history of the island, visit homes of locals, and enjoy meals at farms.
Witness remarkably carved radishes
Mexico: Christmas In Oaxaca
Indigenous cultures, holiday pageantry and hands-on fun
Witness remarkably carved radishes
Land Cost: $2,585
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Duration:
8 days
Dates:
Dec 20-27, 2019
Celebrate Christmas in a region of Mexico known for color, crafts, hospitality and conviviality. Enjoy direct interaction with local artisans, and witness the over-the-top pageantry of celebrations featuring parades of giant papier-mache heads and competitions between artists who create sculptures from 7-pound radishes.
Try your hand at local style cooking
Cultural and Animal Encounters in Uganda
Village visits and wildlife tracking in Kampala, Murchison Falls, and Bwindi
Try your hand at local style cooking
Land Cost: $5,600 - $7,650
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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
With opportunities to meet villagers, learn cultural traditions, spot the big five safari animals, track mountain gorillas, view waterfalls, and visit community development projects, this trip includes more highlights than any other trip to Uganda and Rwanda. This itinerary was hand-crafted by our top-rated guide, Paul Tamwenya.
Catrina Dolls
Day of the Dead in Michoacán
Explore Morelia, Patzcuaro, and craft villages of the Purepecha people
Catrina Dolls
Land Cost: $2,785
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Duration:
9 days
Dates:
Oct 27-Nov 4, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
Begin in colonial Morelia, continue to the villages of the Meseta Purepecha, and celebrate the Day of the Dead on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro, where traditions are more beautiful, more colorful, and more elaborate than anywhere else in Mexico.
Hang out with elephants
Thailand: Elephants, Arts and Adventure for Families
An active family adventure featuring highlights of Thailand
Hang out with elephants
Land Cost: $2,450 - $2,850
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Duration:
10 days
Dates:
Dec 17-26, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Your family will enjoy this active and hands-on experience—it's a great first-time visitor's overview including some fantastic quality time with elephants.
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Ethiopia Genna & Timkat Festivals
Axum, Gondar, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gelada baboons, and the Omo Valley
Priests carry colorful umbrellas during Timkat
Land Cost: $6,595 - $7,895
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Duration:
20 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or custom & private on your dates
Join in the swirling color and passions of the Genna and Timkat Festivals. Visit the castles of Gondar, the sacred city of Axum, the Gelada Baboons in the Simien Mountains and the tribes of the Omo Valley.
Everest at dusk
Everest Sherpa Country Trek
Trek to Kalapathar or Everest Base Camp on a classic route
Everest at dusk
Land Cost: $4,450
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Duration:
19 days
Dates:
Oct 9-27, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
The Everest region offers an enduring experience of geological magnificence and profound cross-cultural discovery. This trek may be the most extraordinary and enlightening experience of your lifetime.
Jump'in with the Masai
Karibu, Tanzania! Family Safari
Big game in Serengeti and Tarangire with a great African tribal culture experience
Jump'in with the Masai
Land Cost: $3,750 - $5,340
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
Jun 23-Jul 3, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
If you and the kids like wild animals, this family safari is the ultimate travel experience. Meet Maasai warriors. Closely approach lions, elephants, and giraffes.
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