REI Private Departures

Book an Adventure Just for Your Group!

A shared REI Adventures trip might just be one of the world's best group-bonding experiences. If you've got a crew of employees who deserve a special reward or a gang of gung-ho family members who are just itching to see the world—consider an REI Adventures private departure.

What is a private departure, exactly?

A private departure is an REI Adventures trip that's just for you and your group. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.

Who should consider private departures?

You can set up a private departure for any group or occasion. Here's a list of some the most popular types of private departures:

  • Celebrating a life milestone

    Imagine you and your friends celebrating your 50th birthday on top of Mount Kilimanjaro!

  • Family trips

    Round up the clan and give them the world. Introduce the kids to Galapagos tortoises--in person!

  • Reunions

    Catch up with family and friends in style. Cycling the Loire and sleeping in castles? Why not—it's your private party!

  • Clubs and other special groups

    Gather your cycling or hiking buddies and visit a place you've all talked about for years. Cycle Tuscany. Trek Nepal. The list goes on.

  • Corporate retreats

    Reward office superstars with the trip of a lifetime! There's no better team-building exercise than a trek around Mt. Blanc. Trust us.

Are private departures available for small families or groups?

Yes – on most trips. If you see a trip you'd love to take but find that our published departure dates won't work with your schedule, consider a private departure; many of the trips can be run with just a few people. Our staff can provide details – give us a call!

Can I book a trip for my group on dates that aren't listed in your catalog or online?

Yes. In fact, we prefer to run private departures on dates other than those advertised in our catalog and online.

Is the cost of a private departure the same as your regular trips?

Pricing for private departures varies by trip and is based on the size of your group. Call REI Adventures for an estimate.

Are the itineraries for private departures the same as regular REI Adventures trips?

Yes. You won't miss a thing! Our private departures are priced as complete land tour packages and trip itineraries will remain consistent with our award winning brochured adventures!

Is it difficult to arrange a private departure?

Not at all. Just contact us to get things in motion. We'll take it from there, handling payments and forms, trip information, gear lists, trip questions and many more details.

Policies and payment

When you arrange a private departure, payment and cancellation policies will vary from normal trip policies. Trip itineraries will remain basically the same. Please contact us for more details.

Contact us to learn more

Our Adventure Specialists would be happy to help you arrange a private departure. It's one of their specialties! Just call 1-800-622-2236 or e-mail us at

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