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.
Rob R. - USA
June 4, 2016
I just finished the tour of Greece and had a great experience.
I LOVE the tour format, with groups no larger than 15. I was traveling with a friend but would be comfortable traveling alone. There is just the right amount of structure, but plenty of room to improvise and do your own thing. You can opt in or out.
Our tour leader, Dan, was fantastic. Dan was a good communicator, was helpful, and accessible all the time. And a good problem solver - for example, when we were on Mykonos about to board a bus to return to the hotel from the beach, the public bus was too full to take everyone and before we knew it Dan had lined up a plan "B" and had arranged alternate transportation.
I thought this tour to Greece was paced well - it began and ended in Athens (guided walking tour ended with a visit to the Acropolis - i recommend visiting the Acropolis museum). Milos was laid back, with time to explore (loved the Kayaking). Santorini had amazing scenery and a memorable boat ride at sunset. Then Mykonos was about the beaches, bars and partying! (plus a half day guided tour of Delos was great)
I highly recommend Detours for the experience they provide at a great value.
Jeff M. - USA
September 8, 2015
We had such a great time on this trip to Peru that we have already signed up for 12 days in Spain next year! Here's why: - The groups are small (15 people). So, our tour guides were able to provide personal attention making sure everyone's needs were met. They make you feel important! - Quaint locations and charming hotels with lots of character. - A host of activities are provided to pick and choose from. You can choose to do things with the group or off on your own. - Miles & Dan knew the areas we visited very well. They were very knowledgable on how to get around, things to see, places to eat, where to find an ATM or pharmacy, etc.... - Miles & Dan were always very upbeat, enthusiastic, always happy and smiling. You can tell that they really enjoy their jobs! - Everyone in our group was so nice and a lot of fun!
Jeff R. - USA
April 12, 2014
Let's be honest, Costa Rica is Pura Vida, and just imagine exploring this tropical paradise with a group of gays!!! DeTours will redefine your concept of vacation. Beginning with my initial trip inquiry, Miles proved to be a welcome connoisseur, friend and guide, answering my innumerable questions, easing my concerns, and paving the path for an amazing journey. Even so, I was not prepared for how much fun this trip would be! The culmination of guys from several countries with such diverse backgrounds coming together so experience the abundant beauty, culture, vegetation, animals, flavors and aromas of Costa Rica was truly beyond words and memories I shall ne'er forget. Life begins when you DeTour!!
Fayyaz K. - Canada
June 21, 2013
This was an extremely well planned trip. The experience was pretty magical and unique - from trekking through beautiful jungle, swimming in spectacular waterfalls (all off the beaten path) to enjoying natural hot springs in the dead of night, it seemed like the trip was full of never ending adventure. We also went surfing, ziplining and white water rafting. Each of the accommodations selected by Miles was unique and the food and drink was delicious. Let's just say that I was pretty sad when the trip ended - definitely highly recommend this one!
Kari S. - England
June 10, 2013
I had a great time. The tour was very well organized and Miles, the tour operator, knew exactly where to go and knew about sites that most tourists don't know about. The group was very welcoming and fun. Highly recommend.
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.
Mychal M. - USA
January 20, 2013
This was the highlight of my life, it was so much better than I could have ever dreamed a trip could be. The most beautiful group of incredible men we felt like family from day 1. Miles , aside from being a tour guide was so attentive and helpful ,I felt more like a brother than a client. It scares me to think all I would have missed had I gone with any other tour company. Miles really goes above and beyond and I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to follow him around the world! Can't wait to go on another adventure with him next year.
Carlos D. - USA
June 15, 2014
First time traveling with Detours and I had a blast!! Couldn't have asked for a better itinerary or a better guide. This was definitely the perfect trip to get me out of my comfort zone, let go and just have crazy fun while exploring the islands, enjoying the breathtaking views and just soak in the adventure. Thank you Miles :-).
Steve C. - USA
August 26, 2014
Beyond Amazing for any gay traveler seeking adventure and fun in a flexible tour. A perfect mix of an urban journey and ocean escapade, all in the company of a small group of like-minded guys. Seriously, it does not matter if you're a solo traveler or going with a partner. With a typical group size between 10-15 people of various age groups, I promise you will become fast friends with everyone on Day 1. I went by myself and felt that I had traveled to Thailand with a group of life long pals. Miles Mitchinson goes above and beyond to insure that each person gets to experience any activity you set out to accomplish. At times, all of us would take a day trip together snorkeling to the gorgeous islands of Ko Phi Phi or a drag show in Bangkok. At other times we break off into smaller groups who may want to experience zip lining, hiking, elephant riding, or simply relaxing on the beach. This is not a group tour that is structured 24/7. Detours allowed us to customize our experience during the trip itself. Traveling with Miles was like having our own personal concierge who takes care of all arrangements. Thailand is gay friendly, beautiful, fluent in English, and very inexpensive (I came back with some of my spending cash). The value of the tour price was exceptional. Just get yourself to/from Bangkok and bring money for meals/drinks (Typical meals were under $10 and drinks often $3 - $5). I discovered Detours on a google search and anticipate returning next year for another adventure. Go Have Fun!
Thomas E. - Canada
June 11, 2013
Detours Travel knows their destinations very well, and are equally in touch with their clientele. Balance is important while organising group tours, and this trip had an excellent combination of down time, adventure, optional activities, resorts, small locally-run hotels, and socialising. With something for everyone, Detours has hit the nail on the head with their unique and flexible approach. Miles was an excellent and personable tour leader with a positive outlook, sunny disposition, fabulous dimples, and a good sense of predicting clients' needs. He has great stories and local connections in many of the places that we visited so that we were exposed to truly authentic experiences. From going out to sample local nightclubs in San Jose, to organising excursions along the way, Miles was there to provide an intimate and reliable connection. The hotels we stayed in were varied, but all had a distinct sense of being "home" for a few days at a time. Some were small, locally-run, while others were larger resort-style. Still, each offered a unique accommodation experience and allowed for us to meet other travelers and make connections along the way. The food in Costa Rica is generally quite tasty. Miles had a great sense of where to bring us for some excellent meals. Again, a variety of locales made for a unique experience. In two places, we had the opportunity to explore some local bars. This was a great way to meet more people, make connections, and sample the "local charm". The final hotel, situated in a remote area, was a fabulous experience that really completed the trip successfully. It allowed us to relax fully and completely before having to head back to reality in our own lives. After ten days of touring, zip lining, rafting, and socialising, it was great to have a place to relax and soak up some uniquely Costa Rican countryside. It was truly a magical place. Detours Travel has a great approach to relaxed group travel experiences. They have an excellent sense of community and allow for a positive group vibe to flourish. Along the way in Costa Rica, we amassed a small following of fellow travelers who were jealous of our experience and we even managed to have a few join us along the way to share experiences. This is testament to the shared pleasure of our trip to Costa Rica. I look forward to experiencing more fabulous trips with Miles and Detours!
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