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.
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!
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!
David L. - USA
July 19, 2015
Just recently returned from the first trip to Peru, and it was amazing! The trip leaders did such an awesome job coordinating everything and showing us around this beautiful country! Machu Picchu is everything I've heard it would be. Have already booked our next trip with Detours to Spain, can't wait! Thanks Detours!!
Jose M. - USA
July 19, 2014
I signed up for this trip on a whim after discovering Detours on the internet, reading the reviews and talking through with Miles, the Adventure Director. What attracted me was a small group of like-minded gay guys (mostly solo travelers) going on a travel adventure. After finishing the 12 day Costa Rica tour, I was not disappointed. There were multiple activities you can sign up for. Many in our group chose the zip lining, white water rafting, canyoneering/waterfall rappelling. And there were several hikes through the rain forests so we can get up close and personal with the wildlife. With the lush and picturesque rain forests as backdrops, you can’t get any better than that. Our July trip was during the wet season…humid in some areas? Yes, but weather was never an issue for us. Lots of beach, pool, and hot tub time! And not to mention the unexpected bonuses of hot springs, a coffee plantation and others you can only appreciate by being there in person. Accommodations at our 4 locations were great but my favorite was the Private Villa (with the private chef) and the individual shacks at the Arenal Volcano area. Most importantly were the people in our group. I can’t say enough about how wonderful it was to have traveled with such an awesome group of 12 guys to share the experience. Big kudos to our fearless “G”lobal “A”dventurer “L”eader, Dan for guiding us along the way. For any future travelers traveling with Dan, he just simply rocks! As this was his first solo-lead trip, he did such a fantastic job! Not only was he soooooo patient with all of us, he was so authentic in wanting everyone to have a great time. I can go on and on, but there are just too many good memories to share. The best advice I have if you’re waiting to pull the trigger is to just go for it. You can make this trip as adventurous or as relaxing as you want. No pressure! And I guarantee you will have a great time. So, If anyone is inspired to sign up for a Detours adventure tour after reading this, then Bravo!!!..You made the right decision. I wish this company all the success in the world and I hope it continues to expand to serve more gay solo adventurer travelers out there. Pura Vida!
Stephen C. - USA
September 16, 2017
It really doesn't get any better. Well planned, reasonably priced and beautifully crafted. I've gone on Detours trips to Spain and Croatia. Both were life-changing. Can't recommend them highly enough. You will experience a new country at the hands of an expert, and make many new friends in the bargain. I'll go wherever they go, happily.
Pieter E. - South Africa
January 21, 2013
Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! This was truly an exceptional experience. You are literally bathed in the sights and sounds and smells of Thailand: from the madness of Bangkok to the tranquility of Phi Phi and Angthong. Words cannot really describe the visual splendour you are confronted with! Thank you Miles for making this trip run so smoothly. And for making my birthday so memorable. I highly recommend Detours Gay Adventure Travel to everybody! Pieter.
Chris L. - USA
January 17, 2018
Just wrapped up my 3rd trip with Detours - Thailand January 2018 - and I'm ready to sign up for my 4th trip later this year. The trips continue to surprise me because of the life experiences as well as some of the lifelong bonds you create with some of your fellow travelers. I'm a true believer that no one would regret booking a trip with Detours.
Tom P. - USA
August 25, 2014
I had never thought about going to Thailand before this trip. Miles was so patient with ALL my travel questions, bouncing between all 3 of Detours offered locations. At the time my partner and I registered, there was a political situation and Miles assured us that all would be fine. Even though the country was still under martial law when we were there, there was no sign of anything the news tried to portray as bad. All 15 of us got to view Thailand in its true beauty.
Not only did Miles do an amazing job of keeping tabs on 15 guys wandering through a country of 66 million people, but he kept the whole thing together. From vans, to taxis, to planes, yachts, catamarans, hotel rooms, he did it all! To us, it all appeared seamless, even though we knew he fixed it before we knew about it. He was able to organize any event we could think of.
If you are thinking about Thailand, or any trip with a gay company, Detours is definitely the perfect choice. Never once did I feel unwelcome by any of the other travelers and especially Miles. I have made some great friends in a short time, and a lifetime of memories. As I finish writing this, I am reading a testimony of a fellow traveler (Bill). My words cannot compare to his. I cannot begin to thank Miles, Detours Travel, and all of my travel companions enough for such an amazing time. I was able to hold back tears until now, but they are certainly happy ones.
Jeff M. - USA
June 3, 2016
12 Days in Spain was our second awesome trip with Detours! Miles, Dan, and James are the best tour guides ever! So friendly and helpful. They will go out of their way to make sure everyone has a great trip. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Spain; from the cities, culture, food, tours, activities, new friends and great trip leaders. This is the best way to travel! We are already planning our next trip with them!
Chris H. - Canada
November 27, 2013
I would highly recommend Detours Travel. Being my first experience with a organized travel I was a bit uncertain as to how things will turn out. In the end I had nothing to worry about. The tour was extremely well organized and provided an excellent overview of Bangkok and the southern islands. The use of local transportation tuk-tuks, ferries and pickup trucks made for an excellent truly local experience. The hotels were great and the food awesome. The guide was amazing. After a few days traveling with the group itself like being with a group of old friends. The overall experience was in a word, spectacular. I am looking forward to my next tour with gay detours adventure travel.
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