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.

Why Detours

Smaller Group Sizes

Maximum 15 people - keeps things intimate and low impact

Guaranteed Departures

Over 50 trips each year - and they're all guaranteed departures

Structured Spontaneity

Flexible itineraries leave plenty of room for unique experiences

Our Trips

We offer trips to many amazing destinations.

12 Days in Costa Rica

Starting at $2,680 USD

12 Days in Greece

Starting at $2,880 USD

12 Days in Peru

Starting at $2,860 USD

8 Days in Peru

Starting at $2,490 USD

12 Days in Spain

Starting at $2,740 USD

12 Days in South Africa

Starting at $3,170 USD

10 Days in Europe

Starting at $3,070 USD

11 Days in Portugal & Morocco

Starting at $3,240 USD

8 Days in Israel

Starting at $2,690 USD

12 Days in New Zealand

Starting at $3,080 USD

11 Days in Croatia

Starting at $2,760 USD

10 Days in Egypt

Starting at $3,430 USD

11 Days in Israel & Jordan

Starting at $3,390 USD


Our travelers love us, and you will too.

Russ B. - USA

November 2, 2019

If you like to travel to amazing places, make new friends, and have the time of your life, I highly recommend Detours travel. We recently completed a nearly two week tour of Greece and had a blast traveling to several islands and Athens. Our tour guide, Miles, who is also the company owner, was a joy to be with and made the vacation carefree and fun. Our group bonded from the start, and before the end, we felt like family. It was sad to see it come to an end. We really feel we got our money’s worth and look forward to another Detours vacation in the future.

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!

John M. - USA

May 20, 2020

I have traveled twice with Detours, Costa Rica and Thailand. The tour leaders were exceptional on both trips with personalities so perfect for their occupation! Detours strike a good balance between an organized itinerary with flexibility and freedom to explore on your own. If you’re laid back, adventurous, open minded and personable, then Detours are for you. Looking forward to planning trip #3!

Joe J. - USA

November 5, 2019

Just got back from an amazing trip to Spain with Detours. I would recommend them wholeheartedly. They're highly responsive - including answering a slightly panicked email from me within 15 minutes at 9:00 on a Monday night. The trip itself was amazing. Dan was our tour leader and I couldn't have asked for a more knowledgeable, fun, and helpful person to lead us. I had some reservations about the open tour format - it felt like there would be a lot of open time for us to figure out on our own, but the reality is, they'll keep you going on as big or small itinerary as you want. And if you want to do everything, there's always good folks on the tour to join you. The group bonded straight away and we had a blast together. I don't mind saying there were a few tears shed at the end of the trip. Such a wonderful experience. I hope to take another Detours trip again in the near future.

Rob D. - Canada

November 8, 2019

Just completed my first tour with Detours to Israel and Jordan. It was the trip of a lifetime and was amazing every step of the way. Miles and Brandon took amazing care of all of us and ensured we all had the time of our lives. A huge selling point is you are not obligated to do anything you don’t feel like doing. If you make friends on your own in destination and want bow out of dinner for an evening, all good! The tour was incredibly well planned and the local tour guides they hire are 5 star all the way. Highly recommend! I’m already thinking about where I’d like to go next!

Joe F. - USA

May 21, 2020

I took my first trip with Detours in November 2018 to Israel and Jordan. It was one of the best trips of my life, aside from a great destination, the guys I met were great and in a few instances I have maintained ongoing friendships. So it was a no brainer when I learned one of my friends from that trip booked Greece for this June. Unfortunately the universe had other plans and the worldwide Covid pandemic forced Detours to cancel our trip. During this time of total uncertainty on every level, general communication to the public has not been great. Miles and Detours are the exception, even as I know they are dealing with business related issues far beyond the impact to their customers, Miles somehow manages to find time to put out weekly detailed updates. His updates are factual and sympathetic to his clients when we are only losing a vacation (for now). This is amazing considering he is fighting to maintain his livelihood. He also finds time to answer individual emails in very detailed responses when I’m sure at times he wants to toss his laptop against the wall and walk away! It’s a true measure of who Miles and the entire Detours group are and why anyone should feel confident working with them. While the current pandemic has forced that trip to be cancelled, I did not hesitate to rebook a new trip next April to Egypt with Detours. They can't control the pandemic or the consequences of it but they can control how they react to it and they have reacted in the best way possible. I can't wait to join them in April for Egypt and eventually I will get to Greece, with Detours of course!

Andy H. - USA

May 21, 2020

I have taken 8 trips with Detours and will take more. They provide excellent service before, during and after any booking. The individual trip leaders are all very professional as well as personable. They treat you like royalty in all situations. The accommodations are always first rate and the destinations are epic. Being a small group tour gives each traveler a sense of personal attention not found in the other types of tours. Well done Detours!

Bruce M. - USA

March 2, 2020

I just came back from South Africa, my second trip with Detours and it was beyond my expectations. Working with Detours is a pleasure. So easy and responsive.....all the details come together flawlessly. Miles Mitchinson and his remarkable team of travel professionals are to be congratulated on their superb customer service and creative tour planning. Our Travel Escort in South Africa was Dan Clarke who was beyond extraordinary! If Yelp allowed for 10 stars, I would give it to them. I look forward to my next Detours experience!

Darren O. - USA

December 16, 2019

Very simply, the trip with Detours was extraordinary! The itinerary that Miles and Brandon designed exceeded any ability to conduct all these activities on one’s own. Their extensive knowledge of Israel and Jordan surpassed my expectations. Their many personal connections provided opportunities for the group to learn more intimately about the sites visited. The small group size afforded easier ability to navigate between sites allowing us to optimize our time sightseeing. Traveling with Detours will be one of your best decisions. Highly recommend!

Our Blog

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  • Jun 15, 2020

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Gay Travel Guide: Thailand

  • May 19, 2020

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  • May 14, 2020

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What does it take to be a Detours Trip Leader? A look at your fearless leaders.

  • Brandon Folkes
  • May 6, 2020

One distinct feature of Detours is that every trip of ours comes with your very own Trip Leader. We comb through meticulously and find only the best of the best to lead our travelers through some of the most...

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