Private Trips

Travel with your tribe.

Have a group of buddies you want to share adventures with? Planning a family reunion? Want to escape to somewhere wonderful with a special friend? We love nothing more than crafting a one-of-a-kind Hidden Places experience for your group, and your group alone— whether it’s by tailoring one of our existing journeys to your dates and preferences, or plotting a thoughtful path through your dream destination.

Drawing on our extensive knowledge, experience and resources, and through careful consultation with you, we can create something unforgettable. Any of our presently posted trips can be customized to fit your plans.

Or we can create something entirely new.  Here are some ideas:

Luxury Sailing Expeditions

Imagine you and your gang commandeering a sleek, high-tech luxury yacht capable of sailing the seven seas. This is your escape to the world’s most spectacular tropical archipelagos. 

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India's Andaman Islands
India's Andaman Islands
DEC to APR
These islands are impossible to get to ... unless you have your own super-yacht!
Enjoy world-class surfing, diving or just lounging on pristine beaches... alone!
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
OCT to APR
Not only jaw-droppingly beautiful islands, Raja Ampat also boasts the world's greatest marine biodiversity and unparalleled snorkeling and diving.
Burma's Mergui Archipelago
Burma's Mergui Archipelago
DEC to APR
You'll find no tourist lodges or tiki bars here. But you might encounter the aboriginal Moken people, the legendary Gypsies of the Andaman Sea.
Komodo Island, Indonesia
Komodo Island, Indonesia
JUN to OCT
These islands are the home of the legendary Komodo Dragon. But here's the secret: the snorkelling, diving and beaches are world class.

More adventures on the water

The world of water has been our specialty since we founded Hidden Places and we have been exploring and developing trips on many coastlines for decades. Here are a few of our favourites. 

Adventure Travel, Croatia
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Ride with your friends.

Apart from our scheduled bike tours which can be booked as a private trip, we also know other spectacular routes in off-beat (and off-the-beaten-path). Just imagine a great ride and leave the logistics to us!

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Rajasthan, India
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Ireland
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Sri Lanka
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Myanmar

Great for Families

Creating spectacular and safe family adventures is one of our specialties. We like to make sure you and your kids see the world’s most amazing sights, but also make real connections with local people.

Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Islands

Home to some of the planet’s most unusual and rare animals…. And they have no fear of humans!

Namibia Safari
Namibia Safari

We recommend a family safari in Namibia: learn about the Living Desert, the Bushmen and of course see all the big game species.

Antarctica
Antarctica

An educational adventure for the whole family. Travel in comfort and safety on our luxury expedition vessel.

Blog: Inspiration for independent travellers.

Reunion in India

‘Tis the season for reunions….. Earlier this month we flew to India and headed straight for the Missoorie Writers’ Festival, where I was to be a speaker. Missoorie is a funky old colonial hill [...]

Flying Zen

Dag and I have resolved to manage stress better or, if possible, to try to avoid it altogether, particularly with things that are out of our control. So when a delayed domestic flight to Bangkok [...]

In the Press

Adventure Travel has been our specialty since 1991 when we started to explore the world’s most spectacular places as photographers and writers. Several years (and several books) later we began sharing our experiences with others by developing and leading adventure tours. We founded Hidden Places Travel in 2000 and quickly became renowned for our unique, off-the-beaten-track itineraries. Our support of local communities and conservation projects gives our trips unprecedented access and our loyal following of repeat guests is a testament to our professionalism and nurturing approach.

We invite you to join us on one of our life-changing adventures.

  • The hidden gem in the journey was the great care and attention to detail by Hidden Places. Your compassion and sensitivity to guests is first class.

    Kevin S Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Thank you for finding the ‘hidden places’ in each town… all of them were the result of your incredible attention to detail and your passion for bringing new experiences to others.

    Gillian G Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • The best birthday in years! Thank you for another special adventure.

    Jane B Squamish, BC
  • You are true professionals in what you do. I already am looking forward to our next Hidden Places adventure.

    Mike S Burlington, ON, Canada
  • This trip exceeded our expectations as all Hidden Places trips do!

    Diane and Mark S Mount Vernon, WA, USA
  • A unique and wonderful experience: Great setting, great food, great crowd, great ambience. May there be many more hidden places to explore with such fine people. Many thanks.

    Rod and Marnie D Victoria, BC, Canada
  • You have such special skills – putting together the trip and then making it happen so beautifully. All that thought and care has made our holiday really special… a fantastic experience.

    Sir Chris and Wendy Carlisle, UK
  • My second trip with you was just as fabulous as the first. You prepare so thoughtfully and everything is executed with such apparent ease. You are imaginative, generous and kind, and it is heart warming to be around you. I’ll travel with Hidden Places again!

    Margit R Helena Island, SC, USA
  • Another wonderful trip filled with laughter and joy. You always create an amazing experience. The boat and crew were wonderful, catering to all our needs. I can’t wait for the next adventure!

    Gloria W Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Once again you’ve brought together extraordinary people and a magical place… and made every detail easy and fun.

    Katie and Larry W New York, NY, USA
  • Hidden Places really takes care of its ‘family’ (we never feel like clients). The boat and crew, the hotel and staff – all top of the line. Thank you for one of the most incredible experiences of my life!

    Cheryl F San Diego, CA, USA
  • Thank you for an awesome adventure in Greece. Your trips are always very special and I feel so lucky to be with you and all the guests.

    Marge M Summerdale, USA

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