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Memorable Detours experiences - Part II

  • Aug 18, 2020

Travel is full of unforgettable moments. From the moments that catch you by surprise, to the ones you've been dreaming about your whole life, and everything in between.

One of the best ways to relive those moments is by sharing them with others. We reached out to our guests who have traveled with us in the past and asked them to share their most memorable experience from a Detours trip, and featured here in our limited blog series is what they had to say.

Peter W. from West Hollywood, CA.  (Detours trips taken - 3)
I loved everything about my trip to Greece, but the most memorable part was the time we spent on the island of Milos. Although it was remarkable to see ancient sights like the Acropolis in Athens and the breathtaking, popular islands of Santorini and Mykonos, our last few days on the less-traveled little island of Milos was the highlight for me. We kayaked and swam in crystal blue waters dotted with incredible rock formations, traversed the island easily on ATVs, and enjoyed amazing meals in small, friendly restaurants overlooking the ocean. (Photo: Greece, 2015)

Joseph F. from New York, NY.  (Detours trips taken - 1)  
My most memorable experience was our night in the Wadi Rum desert. Detours walked us into the desert, it was pitch black but when we arrived a truck turned on the headlights. They had a cooler stocked with drinks and an astronomer was there. He talked to us about the stars above, of which there were more than I’d ever seen! I remember listening to him and just thinking, I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to experience this. I think this is when I decided it was my first trip of many, or maybe it was when I was floating in the dead sea, or perhaps it was one of our dinners, but then again it could’ve been when a group of us rented bicycles in Tel Aviv. So many great memories but the Wadi Rum experience was magical. I can’t wait for next April to see what Detours has in store for us in Egypt! (Photo: Israel & Jordan, 2018)

Thomas H. from Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Detours trips taken - 2)
Zip lining through the canopies of the jungle was absolutley fabulous and then going to bathe in a volcanically heated creek too. Sometimes the great memories are just too great to list!  There are several reasons I keep traveling with Detours; the personal service, smaller group sizes, and the totally relaxed and absolutely accepting atmosphere that any one is welcome regardless of who you are. Additionally there are the numerous adventures and the multi-site places to stay - no boring pool to get bored by all week in the same place! On a Detours trip you definitely do not feel like cattle on a cruise ship - you feel valued! (Photo: Costa Rica, 2014)

Matthew L. from Ogden, UT (Detours trips taken - 6) 
South Africa was the furthest I’d ever been away from home—such a beautiful diverse land. One of my favorite memories was at an animal sanctuary where we fed elephant meat to a vulture. Never in my wildest dreams was this on my bucket list—but WHOAH!! It was a phenomenal experience. Dan was our guide—the trip couldn’t have been any better. We think the world of Dan!  What keeps me coming back to Detours is trust - I trust that I will have a great time. I trust Miles and all of the Detours guides. I trust if there is a problem, Detours will make it right. Simple and easy. It is all about trust! (Photo: South Africa, 2017)

Gary F. from Lawrenceville, GA.  (Detours trips taken - 4)
Imagine if you can sailing on a pirate ship amongst friends you never knew you had through azure waters under the watchful eye of the Greek Isles to a remote spot only to witness your trip leader head up a parade of waiters bearing tonights’ dinner right to your feet as the sun sets behind you. Fantasy? No, just another Thursday on a Detours trip!  (Photo: Spain, 2017)


Morty C. from Tel Aviv, Israel.  (Detours trips taken - 3)
The visit to the elephant sanctuary was amazing. To feed these magnificent animals and walk with them and swim with them was very memorable, never to be forgotten. I love the small group size which allows the great leaders to help you do as much or as little as you want. They will organize whatever you are interested in: a cooking class, a spa day, a visit to a school; these leaders are extremely knowledgeable, friendly, caring and helpful.  (Photo: Thailand & Cambodia, 2019)