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Gay Tours and Group Travel
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 16 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
Joe F. - USA
April 19, 2022
My husband and I just returned from our second Detours trip. Our first trip to Israel/Jordan was so amazing that I immediately booked a second trip to Greece. Enter Covid and our June 2020 Greece trip became October 2020. Covid still had other plans so that became a trip to Egypt in 2021; still Covid had plans pushing the trip to April 2022 and it finally happened! With every reschedule Miles was compassionate and accommodating, even as his own business was suffering devastating blows. It was worth the wait for sure. In true Detours style everything was taken care of for us, Kyle was our Detours trip leader and he was always responsive and a joy to be with. In Egypt we also had a single Egyptian guide that accompanied us throughout the trip and we were blessed to share our trip with Hend. Not only is Hend a wealth of Egyptian knowledge but she is just a great soul, I couldn't imagine the trip without her, she became one of the group. It is hard to put into words what it is like the first time you set your eyes on the great pyramid or the first mummy that you see and the temples will give you goosebumps. The optional hot air ballon excursion is truly a must do, in fact, it may be exhausting but when in Egypt do it all. As for sailing down the Nile, well, it is like a dream. Detours structured the trip to include the best that Egypt has to offer. Once again, my husband and I concluded our Detours vacation with memories to last a lifetime and several new friends that I can't wait to see again. Now we have a decision to make, which Detours trip will be next? They have so many great destinations and I want to do them all and I will only do them with Detours. The incredible trips, the always positive attitude of the staff and the attention to detail make Detours the only group I will travel with.
Andy F. - USA
February 6, 2022
This was my first Detours experience, and I still can’t believe how life-changing it was. I gifted myself the trip for a milestone birthday, and I thought it would be interesting to say the least. I did not expect to come home with such a dramatic shift in perspective on so many aspects of my life, as well as some amazing new friends!
I was thoroughly impressed by the amount of preparation the Detours team puts into their trips. Brandon, our trip leader, was phenomenal. He tirelessly kept our group engaged and made sure we each got the most of our time in Costa Rica. He handled every detail, from the mundane to minor medical emergencies, with complete professionalism. He also knows how to have fun!
I cannot overstate how much I appreciate work the Detours team takes in curating the details of their trips. The accommodations were wonderful, with breathtaking views along the way. There are more activities offered than you will be able to complete in one trip. I took advantage of every activity and opportunity presented, and I don’t regret a thing! A couple minor scrapes and bruises are sweet reminders of having been on an adventure. If you have mobility concerns you can always opt out, but I hope you can enjoy as much as possible.
I absolutely hope to join Detours for another trip someday. If you are thinking of going on a trip with Detours, bring an open heart and mind, and a sense of wonder – Detours will take care of the rest!
Arnold P. - USA
October 30, 2022
Just got back from our second Detours trip, an absolutely spectacular vacation in Israel and Jordan. Brandon, our tour leader, was an upbeat bundle of energy whose enthusiasm made the trip a totally fun, crazy adventure. Our hotels were fabulous and the food was amazing. My partner's birthday occurred during the trip, and Brandon arranged for a cake to be served during one of our lunches. It's hard to describe the thrill of celebrating a birthday with newfound friends in a bedouin tent in the middle of the Wadi Rum desert. This trip was basically one unforgettable excursion after another. In addition to the desert, we visited Masada, Petra, and Bethlehem, and got to float in the Dead Sea and take an early morning ride on a camel. We've already decided that we're going to do another Detours trip next year. These trips are the highlight of our year.
Derrick B. - USA
August 5, 2022
I have done two tours with Detours -- Greece in June 2018 and Thailand & Cambodia in July 2022 -- and I was extremely pleased with both. Owner Miles is especially helpful in answering any questions and assisting with any issues you may have. The tour leaders -- Dan and Kyle, respectively -- were extremely knowledgeable, engaging, personable and resourceful. The accommodations were very comfortable, and the activities -- both included and optional -- enabled me to not only get an appreciation of what the different cultures have to offer, but also an opportunity to simply relax and enjoy the experience of "being there". I can't endorse Detours enough, and am already planning my next tour with them :)
Carlos S. - USA
March 3, 2022
I have just returned from my fourth trip with Detours and have a fifth planned. My journey with them started 8 years ago and will continue for many years to come if the company stays true to its mission, and continues to provide the excellent costumer service, amazing destinations, and value for your money that they are known for. Detours has an owner and a group of tour leaders that really care about their clients. I have formed friendships and a fondness for many of them. Friendships that has arisen because they do not see their clients as bags of cash, but as people with whom they can share amazing experiences and their love for travel and adventure. They do this while maintaining professionalism and personally tailored customer service from every step of a trip.
That was the formal part of my review! Here’s the skinny on some of the great moments I have lived through with Detours:
Thailand: Release of floating lanterns into the night sky. Private yacht charter for a day (I jumped off the boat with a live vest and face planted onto the water… not gonna do that part again 😅). Days meeting tigers, elephants, and monkeys! And not to be forgotten: Thai massages! This is a trip that I would do again in a heartbeat! Especially because the itinerary has changed and there are wonderful new experiences packed into it.
South Africa: Day in animal sanctuary where I got to pet a cheetah, have a vulture (that was half my size!) stand in my outstretched arm, and come the closest I’ve ever been to a lion and leopard. Day at the amazing botanical garden in Cape Town. Tipsy wine tasting tour through some of South Africa’s vineyards.
Peru: The greatest trip of my life because it brought me together with my fiancé! This trip was also a culinary experience! Peru has amazing food for amazing prices. Every dish was presented as if I was sitting in a upscale restaurant back at home. I tried ceviche for the first time and I liked it! I discovered Pisco and Pisco sours. I joined a Peruvian cooking class and hope to recreate those recipes at a future dinner party. It was also amazing to learn about the ancient civilizations of South America and have the privilege to touch the walls and walk over the streets of Cusco which were built by the Incas so many centuries ago.
Costa Rica: Horseback riding (and galloping!) and taking in the amazing vistas of Arenal volcano. Whitewater rafting on the Balsa river. Jumping under the waves of Espadilla beach with my hat, long sleeve top and long bottom rash guards leaving my fellow groups members amused at the extremes I go to in order to stay safe from the sun!
In all of these trips I have met great people that will have a special place in my heart even if I do not cross paths with them again. I will take this opportunity to give my personal “BEST TRIP LEADER AWARD 4EVAH” to Brandon! If you are lucky to have him as a trip leader and like to play games then you are in luck!
There is just so much I could say about Detours. I will leave it at this: go on a trip with them! You will be in great hands!
Paul H. - USA
October 21, 2021
I was so pleased with my Detours Peru trip that I booked my next trip with them before the first one ended. They do an outstanding job of curating interesting adventures that take you outside of the standard tourist destinations and activities.
First-rate accommodations, and they offer a great variety of organized group time plus flex time to meet individual needs and interests. The small group size also makes it easy to get to know others. I have 14 new friends as a result of this trip.
They also find great local guides and restaurants. A tremendous value for the price.
Peter F. - USA
January 7, 2020
Without question, the Costa Rica tour was one of the most fun trips I’ve had with any gay tour group….and I've been on a lot! The entire Detours team was awesome, but our trip leader Dan, was particularly outstanding. He was knowledgeable and helpful with all details in every possible way. And he made the trip super-fun! I can’t wait to go on another Detours trip. If you go on the Costa Rica tour, be sure to do the rafting adventure. It was the highlight of the trip. There was a diverse group of guys from all over the Americas on my trip and I think I can safely say we all had a blast!
Kelly D. - USA
July 20, 2021
I researched gay travel groups and Detours just grabbed my attention. I went to Greece with Miles in 2019 and had a wonderful experience and as I have told everyone it gave me a passion for traveling. I just completed my second trip with Detours with Shane leading the group and again had a wonderful time. The hotels are exceptional and the places we ate at were wonderful! Detours was on top of every detail including the vans picking us up on time to every detail thought of. Everything went smoothly. I enjoyed immensely meeting people from all over the country to the world and have enduring friendships! Miles and Shane couldn't have been nicer. Their friendly and always happy attitudes were contagious! A great testament to how much I've enjoyed traveling with them is that I have 3 more trips scheduled. I highly recommend Detours!! Sincerely, Kelly Duvall, Woodward Oklahoma
Ryan M. - USA
August 31, 2022
I could not recommend Detours Travel highly enough! My husband and I just returned from an amazing trip to Rome and Tuscany with Detours. Every conceivable detail was thoughtfully arranged and cared for by the owner Miles and our trip leader Shane. The accommodations at our Tuscan castle brought fantasy to reality and far surpassed our expectations. We didn’t just see Italy…we lived and experienced it! That is the experience Detours offers. This team works tirelessly for their customers. This was my first trip and my husbands second but we will be coming back for more!
Arnie P. - USD
October 26, 2021
My partner and I recently got back from the 12 Days in Peru trip. This was our first Detours trip, but it definitely won't be our last. We had an amazing time. I expected an interesting trip based on the itinerary, but I had no idea that the food would be this good. The restaurants were amazing! I also didn't expect the accommodations to be this fabulous. All of our hotels were really spectacular. The group activities (riding all-terrain vehicles, dune buggy ride and sand boarding, boat ride in Paracas) were a blast, and the trip provides plenty of free time to pursue individual interests. Everyone on the trip was super nice. No drama at all. I made some nice friends, some of whom I'll definitely keep in touch with. I can't wait for the next trip.
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