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.

Why Detours

Smaller Group Sizes

Maximum 15 people - keeps things intimate and low impact

Guaranteed Departures

Over 50 trip options 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 Thailand

Starting at $2,540 USD

12 Days in Costa Rica

Starting at $2,380 USD

12 Days in Greece

Starting at $2,570 USD

12 Days in Peru

Starting at $2,690 USD

8 Days in Peru

Starting at $2,370 USD

12 Days in Spain

Starting at $2,590 USD

12 Days in South Africa

Starting at $2,890 USD

11 Days in Israel & Jordan

Starting at $3,190 USD

8 Days in Israel

Starting at $2,490 USD

12 Days in Croatia

Starting at $2,790 USD

Reviews

Our travelers love us, and you will too.

Andy H. - USA

April 2, 2018

My trek through South Africa was an amazing adventure! This was my 5th trip with Detours, and although it's hard not to have expectations, this trip went far and above any I could have had. The fellow travelers and the trip leader Dan made for a close group of friends to share it all with. I am so glad Detours offered this excursion into a world of wildlife and relevant history worth experiencing. The adrenaline just surged at the sight of the "big five" as well as the up close and personal encounter with great white sharks. There are just too many "WOW" moments to list. Once again thanks Detours! See you in Thailand in July!

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.

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.

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.

Michael R. - USA

July 23, 2017

I know all the reviews leave you wondering just how honest are they . Well I can tell you they are 110% accurate . Miles was our trip leader fro Thailand July 2017 and he by far exceeded my expectations . From beginning to end the trip was just fantastic and the group of guys I traveled with I can honestly say I now have 7 new friends ! Don't hesitate !! Book it !! You will not regret it

Marcelo A. - USA

July 3, 2017

Can't begin to say enough nice things about Detours. A must do, life changing experience. Absolutely wonderful.

Robert P. - USA

May 29, 2017

Thank you Detours for the awesome time we had on the May 2017 Spain tour. It far exceeded our expectations and it will definitely will not be our last. In fact, we've already registered for the September 2017 Greece tour. We especially enjoyed the group activities and dinners. Those that wanted to do their own thing (very few) were welcome to do so. Our tour leader was Dan and he was super. He made each of us feel important and comfortable. Miles (the owner) was helpful from the beginning to the end regarding our accounts and travel details. 

Brooks B. - USA

February 26, 2017

Another amazing adventure with Detours! I just got home from an incredible trip to South Africa and cannot say enough about the trip. I am so happy that I have had the pleasure of traveling with Dan Clarke and Miles Mitchinson on two different trips and they have become great friends! If you are thinking of booking a trip with Detours, the only advice I can give is DO IT NOW! I have traveled with them to Costa Rica, Peru and South Africa and I am already plotting my next adventure. I am a big fan of Detours and cannot say enough about them. Thanks so much Miles and Dan for the amazing experience!

Eric H. - USA

November 2, 2016

If you're reading these reviews to gauge whether you should book a trip with Detours or not, stop what you are doing and go pay your deposit. Seriously, go do it. It will be the easiest thing you do all year. Then go on your trip and have the time of your life. The Detours team will do everything they can to make your trip as effortless as possible. You will have some planned activities, but for the most part you are free to do what you want. You'll then regroup for dinner, but even that too is flexible. Detours management and trip leaders are passionate about what they do and you will notice it as you plan for your trip and while you are there. This is not a packed tour bus going from tourist attraction to the next. You will be part of a small group with a common bond and will make new friends for life.

If you are considering Thailand and are unsure of traveling to an Asian country for the first time, set that fear aside and go. Thailand is a beautiful country with beautiful people. It is very easy to "get around" Thailand as most people speak at least some English, enough to get through any transaction.

Did you pay your deposit yet?

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?