A Letter from Rob:
More than a decade ago, Co-founder Steven Larkin and I embarked on a journey to offer adventurous and meaningful gay tours that give back to the communities we visit (click here for the full story).
Here we are today with hundreds of tours under our belt, 60+ countries visited, and countless friendships formed. All thanks to our loyal travellers, many of whom are now family. Together, we’ve scaled mountains, explored cultures, conquered the open seas, devoured street food, and had some of the most, um, interesting dinnertime conversations (said conversations being a personal highlight).
2019 marks ten years since we touched down in Bangkok on our first tour and I am absolutely thrilled to announce ten new tours to celebrate the milestone. Curated by yours truly and hosted by members of our team, these are set to be spectacular sojourns.
So, take your pick: polar dip with Kevin in Antarctica, hike Mount Pico in the Azores with Carl, journey through the Canadian Rockies with Lino, or get soaking wet with me during Thailand’s Songkran Festival, where it all began.
Scroll down for a complete list of our anniversary tours.
Cheers to Ten Years!
The Details: A flagship trip to the land where it all began. Highlights include a sub-zero safari, kayaking glaciers, onboard nature specialists, whale watching and penguins. We already have a group of over 30, and we only have a few cabins remaining! Spend a few extra days in the world’s southernmost parts by pairing this tour with either our active or luxury Patagonia tours.
Departure: Dec. 7, 2019 – Dec. 18, 2019
The Details: An active adventure to South America’s Second-Best Hotel. Expect rigorous hikes along some of the regions most famous trails. This tour is meant to be paired with either our Antarctica or Chile adventures.
Departure: Jan. 13, 2019 to Jan. 18, 2019
The Details: A laid-back escape featuring an authentic ranch and grand glaciers. We’ll experience one of the most rugged regions on Earth with the comforts of air conditioning and gourmet restaurants. This tour is meant to be paired with either our Antarctica or Chile adventures.
Departure: Jan. 13, 2019 to Jan. 18, 2019
The Details: Where wine and workouts meet. This tour features bike rides through Colchagua Valley and Atacama Desert. We’ll indulge in the country’s finest vintages as well as the splendour of Santiago. Spend a few extra days in the world’s southernmost parts by pairing this tour with either our active or luxury Patagonia tours.
Departure: Jan. 18, 2019 to Jan. 27, 2019
The Details: Thailand was our first destination, and remains our most popular today. Celebrate the lunar new year at the world’s biggest water fight, aka Songkran. We’ll experience gay-welcoming Bangkok before discovering both Chiang Mai and Rai. To conclude the tour, we’ll spend 3 days luxuriating on Phuket.
Departure: April 6, 2019 to April 15, 2019
The Details: Our first trip through our home and native land, eh. Highlights include Calgary, hiking the Rockies, a Canadian safari and stunning Lake Louise. The tour wraps in Vancouver just in time for Pride.
Departure: July 27, 2019 to Aug. 4, 2019
The Details: An old-school escape where the safari was invented. Kenya boasts some of the most impressive fauna in the world. Not to mention, astounding accommodations.
Departure: Aug. 17, 2019 to Aug. 25, 2019
The Details: Explore the Atlantic archipelago with hikes, whale-watching, and thermal pools. We’ll discover four islands, indulge in some of the region’s best restaurants and slumber in boutique hotels. Interested in hitting mainland Portugal as well? This tour was designed to go hand-in-hand with our Portugal Lisbon & Porto Gourmet Foray.
Departure: Sept. 5, 2019 to Sept. 13, 2019
The Details: A sumptuous journey through one of Europe’s oldest nations. We’ll wine and dine at the best restaurants in Porto, stomp grapes in the Douro Valley and explore the country’s largest food market in Lisbon. Consider pairing this adventure with our Azores Islands Adventure.
Departure: Sept. 13, 2019 to Sept. 22, 2019
The Details: A gorgeous gay getaway through Central Europe. We’ll experience the grandeur of both Budapest and Ljubljana. We’ll also spend 2 nights glamping in Slovenia’s verdant countryside. When this tour wraps, board our Croatia Southern Dalmatia Gay Cruise.
Departure: July 13, 2019 to July 19, 2019
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