Welcome to Detours
Detours is a laid-back, no-strings-attached approach to gay group travel that feels more like exploring the world with old friends than anything else. Our less-restricting itineraries mean spontaneous, fun-filled opportunities to capture the best of what every spot along the way has to offer.
Smaller Group Sizes
Maximum 15 people - keeps things intimate and low impact
Over 50 trips each year - and they're all guaranteed departures
Flexible itineraries leave plenty of room for unique experiences
We offer trips to many amazing destinations.
Our travelers love us, and you will too.
Gavin & John - Australia
March 19, 2018
Africa had eluded us for sometime, until we learnt about the Detours itinerary to South Africa which included Cape Town, the Winelands and Kruger National Park. The fact that Detours is a gay company was all the better and this would be their fifth time in South Africa since starting their tours there in early 2017. There were fifteen men in the group, the max for a Detours’ adventure and this included a majority from the USA, a few from Canada and ourselves from Australia. We soon learnt from fellow traveller Stanley, a veteran Detour devotee who had completed all the available itineraries, this travel package came ‘with options’ which we discovered was one of its best features. If we wanted to participate in planned activities like day excursions, dinner each evening and visits to bars, all well and good. However, if we wanted to do something different, Dan offered his help by suggesting, researching and planning an alternative activity so we all achieved maximum enjoyment. Or we could opt to do nothing at all and relax in the comfort of the hotel. Would we do another Detours adventure? Absolutely! We’re already planning our next destination.
Matt H. - Canada
October 29, 2014
The true measure of a vacation is: would I do it again ? Absolutley! Would I travel with Detours again? I am already planning it! Miles and his co-guide were extraordinary. At no time did I feel ill at ease or unsafe. When glitches occurred as they always do (ours due to weather) changes were made that were seamless to our trip. They were professional at all times, yet at the same time I left knowing I had made not just a travel organizer but a friend. The vacation was extremely well organized yet left me with enough attraction options I always felt in control of my holiday. Detours allows to make the decision of a day at the beach or one of the many tourists destinations available. Everything from the vistas to each and every activity booked was outstanding. This was without a doubt the best vacation I have ever had!
Daniel L. - USA
February 21, 2016
I was part of the 12 Day Thailand Trip (Dec/Jan). What a great way to spend new years! We were up on a rooftop in Bangkok watching the crowds of people lining the streets below and the fireworks. One of the best New Years memories I will have. After that, we visited Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phanghan. Everyone had the option of doing as much or as little as they wanted. In Phuket, we all took a day trip and rented a private boat to go to the Phi Phi islands. Definitely an unforgettable experience just jumping off the boat and taking a swim in the beautiful waters. Every island that we visited was gorgeous with beautiful weather. Each evening, we all would be able to get together for a group dinner. Miles was our tour leader for this trip, and he was simply great. Very engaging and friendly with every member of the group, and very accomodating when there were any issues. He really loves what he does, and it shows. I traveled alone, and met some great guys whom I've still kept in touch with. Had not joined any gay travel groups previously, but I would highly recommend Detours. It lives up to the hype, for sure!
Tom P. - USA
June 20, 2016
I wanted to say how incredibly wonderful this whole experience has been. I know that we will be doing one of the tours next year. Also, Dan was amazing. You should be very proud of what you have put together.
Yogi O. - Canada
June 5, 2015
It was one of the best experiences of my life! Very relaxed and super fun at the same time. I did the Greece trip and Milos was definitely the surprising highlight of the trip. Highly recommended! I'm already planning my next Detours trip...
Gary F. - USA
July 5, 2016
Put your fears to rest. This group can do no wrong! I was a little hesitant signing up my husband and I on a trip to Greece for our 23rd anniversary. The reviews (all of them) seemed too good to be true. Now that the trip is complete, I can safely say that they are absolutely 100% correct. I loved our tour, our tour guide, and every single one of the brand new friends I met on this trip. It was incredible. I travel quite a bit and have been on organized tours before. This one surpasses them all and just leaves you wanting more. Dan was the perfect host as he was friendly, attentive, and considerate of all the different personalities in the group. When my husband got heat stroke he immediately offered to go into town and pick up some PowerAde so he wouldn't become dehydrated. Also as we ate dinner one night down by the water it got a little chilly. Dan walked back to the hotel and grabbed his entire wardrobe to share with us. Is this guy for real? He was just that wonderful. When I travel to new locations I have to do tons of research, plan out all the details, and get everything in order weeks before I go. I was a wee bit stressed when Miles suggested I let all that go and allow his company to take care of those details. After 63 frantic emails, I decided to relax and go with the flow. So glad I did. Dan provided suggestions for activities the night before to the entire group and allowed us to pick. Most of the time we were all excited to hang out with each other and opted for group activities, but it was nice to know there were other ideas available if we wanted something more specific. We were the only couple out of the group of 11 guys from all over the world. Thankfully the personalities clicked right away and there was never any animosities or trouble for the entire trip. I think Dan had a lot to do with keeping our little group running. He was constantly leading conversations, asking questions, and making sure all of us were interacting. I was surprised with how quickly we passed from awkward strangers to comfortable friends. If I had to say an exact moment it was by the time we walked from our meeting at the hotel to the Rooster bar on our first night. By then we were already joking and laughing and picking out nicknames for each other. Detours has done a excellent job creating this tour company. How soon can I go on another one?
Martin & Frank - Canada
September 22, 2013
My partner and I joined Miles, his wonderful colleague, Keri, and a wonderful group of 8 other travellers last month (August 2013) for an amazing 12-day vacation in beautiful Costa Rica. My partner and I had a worry-free trip in terms of payment, planning, arrival, bus travel in Costa Rica, accommodations, meals, tours and departure. Miles and his team took care of it all, and if challenges did arise, they were able to resolve any issues professionally and almost instantly. We were able to enjoy some breath taking wonders of nature and spectacular wildlife. With Miles, we were able to travel to areas that are not mobbed by tourists. Miles is a personable, genuine, down to earth soul who works to get to know everyone in his group and tailor the trip to the group’s interests and requests in terms of meal options (i.e. vegetarian/vegan dining), adventure tours (based on ability/interest) or requests for shopping stops. Miles (and Keri) did a wonderful job of looking after all of the travellers in our group. This is an excellent trip for couples to take as there was never any pressure from Miles to participate in planned activities, and my partner and I were able to enjoy several quiet dinners/evenings on our own. Miles (or Keri) would give us several options regarding tours or activities to choose in our next location. This trip included a range of wonderful accommodations and activities in FOUR different regions to enjoy all Costa Rica has to offer, in terms of volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife and night-life. This trip is excellent value for the money and is suitable for travellers with wide range of abilities and interests. We would definitely travel with Miles and his colleagues again. Frank C. and Martin G., Toronto, ON, CANADA.
Olen M. - USA
December 11, 2014
Dan was absolutely fabulous. He is very enthusiastic, loves his job, and was a joy to be around. Manuel Antonio was by far my most favorite stop. It was the most picturesque. The bungalows at La Fortuna were extremely high class and very comfortable. The private villa was a great place to relax. San Jose was a good place to start and stop the best vacation I've ever had. For me, this was the trip of a lifetime. I look forward to more detours in the future.
Matt L. - USA
September 3, 2014
From the very beginning—there was Miles. I can get a bit OCD about planning and over planning, and Miles allayed all of my concerns. Once there I didn’t worry about anything—and I didn’t plan for anything. I think that was key—be open to new people, be open to new adventures. I could go on about the temples, the shops, the nightlife, island hopping, and the new friends, but you have to see it for yourself to believe it. This is one of those life experiences that will make your heart smile. Miles will go out of his way to make this a remarkable trip for you, as he did for all of us. He’s definitely “something.” This isn’t the last you’ve seen of me, Detours!
Glen D. - Canada
March 28, 2014
AN EXCEPTIONAL ADVENTURE WITH AN UNEXPECTED BONUS. THE ADVENTURE: There is not a lot I can add to all the other positive comments about the experience. It was all I expected and more. The thing that, in my opinion, sets this tour apart from others I've taken, is the amount of discretionary time the participants have. One can choose to just 'chill out' or participate in any of an exceptionally large selection of activities - from relaxed to quite physically challenging - my favourite being Canyoneering. This leads me to a point where I think Detours' Travel Directors excel! With so many activities available, and with the varying tastes of the individuals in the group, the Tour Director was barraged with requests to book many different activities on any given day. From my perspective, it was quite chaotic at times. However, the Tour Director never appeared to be overwhelmed and handled all requests, in an efficient and reassuring manner - even when arranging special times and activities for a single individual. If an activity was fully booked, he would try to make alternate arrangements. In my case, when the ATV tour I wanted to take was fully booked, he arranged, for an extra $10, for me to take the tour alone, even though the ATV tour company normally required a minimum of four people before they would run a tour! Enough.... THE BONUS: I am an older man (so old that I had to convince Miles that I was in good physical shape before he would even allow me to participate in the tour) who is just starting to deal with long-standing questions about my own sexuality. To eliminate any doubts at the outset: I never had any physical relationship with anyone during my tour. However, the bonus, to me, was the incredibly safe environment this trip provided. That and the openness of all the other members of the group, allowed my to explore my issues with men who have dealt with many of their own. Whether it was one-on-one, or in a small group, everyone was understanding and, I'm certain, genuinely supportive, sharing their experiences and helping me approach my questions from perspectives I would never likely have developed without their help. I can't say that everything is clear to me now, but my level of comfort with 'being me' has already been significantly improved and I still have a lot of information to digest. I owe that to the safe environment and the sincerity of the group. Thanks!
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