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:
Sep 13-27, 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:
Sep 30-Oct 7, 2019 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.
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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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.
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.
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Madagascar: Lemurs! Lemurs!
The nature reserves of Andasibe, Isalo, and Ranomafana plus time on the coast
Ring-Tailed Lemur and Offspring (photo by Joseph Tenne)
Land Cost: $4,775
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Duration:
14 days
Dates:
Sep 22-Oct 5, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
Madagascar, an island that evolved in isolation from mainland Africa, presents entirely unique flora and fauna. This fantastic overview introduces travelers to varied environments and myriad species—including many different lemurs—found nowhere else.
Ride a camel across the Sahara Desert
Morocco Souks and Sahara
A Moroccan cultural tour from Fes into the Sahara and Atlas Mountains and on to Marrakech
Ride a camel across the Sahara Desert
Land Cost: $3,900
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Oct 7-19, 2019 or custom & private on your dates
On this comprehensive journey through Morocco, become immersed in the fascinating history and culture of this North African country. Spend time exploring Rabat, Fez, and Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, journeying by camel to a tented oasis camp deep in the Sahara, roaming deep mountain gorges, and wandering Marrakech's dense and delightful markets.
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