Featured Gay-Friendly Tours

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Norway Fjord Walks

On this tour with a knowledgeable Norwegian guide, you will take short day hikes amid the awesome splendor, learn about the geology, ecology, culture and history of the area, and return each night to relax in the comfort of some of Norway’s finest hotels and enjoy a superb local and international cuisine.

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Italy: The Places In Between

Inspired by the travel guide book of the same title, our tour “Italy: The Places In Between” focuses on cities in the Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions — cities that are almost always passed over as tourists head from Florence to Venice. There’s a plethora of worthy sights around here, and we’re very glad to bring you this unique program — our eighth unique itinerary and 22nd tour overall in this enticing country that never ceases to impress!

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Lemur-Land Madagascar

Madagascar split off from the African continent 80 million years ago to form the world’s fourth largest island. It is a living laboratory for evolution – revealing quirky creatures and botanical marvels in its diverse landscape of spiny desert, tropical moist forest, tropical dry forest and mountainous terrain.

Gay-Friendly Tours

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Kauai Gay Travel Hawaii Adventure -HE Travel (Dates to be announced)

From the lush valleys of the Na Pali Coast, to the top of Waimea Canyon, our gay Kauai multi-sport adventure will put you in the water, onto ATV’s, and under waterfalls in a prehistoric jungle. Enjoy ocean-view rooms, exquisite food & hospitality as we explore the “Garden Island” of Hawaii. Read more about developing this tour on our Gay Travel Blog.

Norway Fjord Walks Main Image

Norway Fjord Walks

On this tour with a knowledgeable Norwegian guide, you will take short day hikes amid the awesome splendor, learn about the geology, ecology, culture and history of the area, and return each night to relax in the comfort of some of Norway’s finest hotels and enjoy a superb local and international cuisine.

Classical Gay Travel Turkey Cultural Tour - HE Travel (October 2018) Main Image

Classical Gay Travel Turkey Cultural Tour - HE Travel (October 2018)

From Istanbul to the ancient city of Ephesus, and the beautiful Turquoise Coast to the mysterious landscape of the Anatolian heartland. On this gay travel Turkey tour we’ll explore the best of this fascinating crossroads of civilization. Enjoy stunning city sites, archaeological wonders and a boat ride along the Coast in a classic vessel on our gay tour of Turkey.

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Colorado Gay Dude Ranch

Enjoy horseback riding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, a cattle drive and more. After each exhilarating day you’ll have plenty of time to relax poolside, take a gorgeous hike or play a round of pool at the guest house. The views are stunning from any spot on the property.

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Ecuador Adventure Tour

Join us for a gay Ecuador tour that brings you down below… the equator, that is! Horseback riding through the hills of the Andes, hiking down into an extinct volcano crater and biking down the side of Cotopaxi Volcano await your arrival into this enchanting country.

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Puglia Villa Culinary Experience Gay Travel Italy- HE Travel (October 2018)

Savor the bounty of the rich traditions of Italy’s Adriatic coastal region of Puglia. By day explore mountain towns, seaside villages, Swabian castles and cave homes that pre-date the Renaissance. Then each evening relax in our authentic 14th century villa over a dinner featuring produce, meat and fish from the region, and olive oil and wine from the villa’s own fields

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Alternative Oz - Lesser-Known Australia

This tour kicks off in Melbourne — Australia’s cultural and culinary capital — and ends in gracious, relaxed Adelaide, making stops at other top-notch destinations along the way that are usually missing from tourist itineraries.

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Cycling Spain’s Camino de Santiago

One of the most amazing experiences one can have in a lifetime, and we will do our gay Spain tour without the walk, but riding from place to place with our new best friends.

Sri Lanka and Maldives Gay Travel Luxury Cultural Tour- HE Travel (March 2018) Main Image

Sri Lanka and Maldives Gay Travel Luxury Cultural Tour- HE Travel (March 2018)

Enjoy timeless ruins, welcoming people, oodles of elephants and the famous Ceylon Tea trails on our magical travel experience to the amazing country that is Sri Lanka.  We will do our best to uncover all of her ancient secrets (and there are many) in an epic trip across misty mountains and tranquil lakes, while exploring wildlife preserves and Buddhist Temples.

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Italy: The Places In Between

Inspired by the travel guide book of the same title, our tour “Italy: The Places In Between” focuses on cities in the Emilia-Romagna and Veneto regions — cities that are almost always passed over as tourists head from Florence to Venice. There’s a plethora of worthy sights around here, and we’re very glad to bring you this unique program — our eighth unique itinerary and 22nd tour overall in this enticing country that never ceases to impress!

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PARADE - Prague - Dresden - Berlin

Do you love a parade? We’ll be sallying forth to strut our stuff through three of the most picturesque and gay-friendly cities of Europe: Prague, Dresden, and Berlin. This adventure comes to a rousing conclusion with Gay Pride festivities in Berlin – the most decadent of the three cities!

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Lemur-Land Madagascar

Madagascar split off from the African continent 80 million years ago to form the world’s fourth largest island. It is a living laboratory for evolution – revealing quirky creatures and botanical marvels in its diverse landscape of spiny desert, tropical moist forest, tropical dry forest and mountainous terrain.

Alaskan Frontiers: Gay Travel Adventure- HE Travel (July 2018) Main Image

Alaskan Frontiers: Gay Travel Adventure- HE Travel (July 2018)

Alaska is home to majestic wildlife and a destination for adventure. Come with us and trek the bizarre landscape of Root Glacier, navigate a kayak through icy waters, fly over a volcano, explore pristine Denali National Park, and cruise Prince William sound.

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Colors of Burgundy Gay Biking Tour in France- HE Travel (September 2018)

Cycle through hills and villages rich in history, redolent with the scents of forest and vineyard. Visit Chateauneuf, Roman ruins, medieval towns, and important sites in Catholicism. Burgundy is famed for its food and wine, so dining and wine-tasting will be as much fun as the biking!

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KARNATAKA - Heritage Of Southwest India

In October 2018 we make our first visit to the south-western state of Karnataka. Diverse geographically, with three principal zones of highlands, plains, and coast, Karnataka is equally diverse as a heritage center of India.

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Alpine Hikes in Switzerland

On this hiking adventure we explore three spectacular scenic regions of the Swiss Alps from the comfort of three classic picture-perfect alpine villages located amid lush green meadows of valleys and magnificent mountains shrouded in glaciers.

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DAY OF THE DEAD - Sensational Mexico

Mexico is just a few hours distant from almost every point in the United States, and airfares are inexpensive. You won’t waste precious time and money on long overseas flights. Mexico is a magical place where old traditions and modernity live side by side. Nowhere else on earth will celebrating death bring you so fully to life!

New Orleans Holiday Getaway - HE Travel (March 2018) Main Image

New Orleans Holiday Getaway - HE Travel (March 2018)

Our gay New Orleans holiday weekend is full of campy fun! We’ll stay in the French Quarter and explore the sultry gay history of the “Big Easy”, while enjoying a touch of southern decadence. Attend a jazz brunch and get ready for Mardi Gras in an atmosphere of unique New Orleans kitsch.

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JOYEAUX NOEL - French Canadian Christmas

The magical cities of Montreal and Québec will be dressed up in colorful lights, welcoming us to join in their holiday celebrations. Enjoy three nights in each city, a guided tour of both, train travel between them, and a special welcome dinner and farewell Christmas feast. Escape the American hysteria surrounding the Holidays and surround yourself with classic, old-world Christmas spirit.

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Gay Portugal Cycling – Biking the Blue Coast- HE Travel (June 2018)

Starting near Lisbon, our gay Portugal cycling trip takes us along quiet roads from the seaside hills of the Blue Coast through the agricultural region of Alentejo to the brilliant beaches of the Algarve. While hugging the Atlantic Coast, we’ll pass charming windmills, historic nautical sites, and quaint fishing villages. Experience the beauty and warm hospitality of Portugal!

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Across Andalucía! Soulful Southern Spain

Southern Spain, while very popular with vacationers and expatriates who have moved there in the recent past, has actually long been a destination so attractive that it’s been invaded time and again by various cultures for nearly 3,000 years. Andalucía — the large region in southernmost Spain — has held an allure and a whiff of the exotic for a long, long time.

Provencal: Gay Travel France Biking Tour -HE Travel (May 2018) Main Image

Provencal: Gay Travel France Biking Tour -HE Travel (May 2018)

Visit castles, chapels, cafes, museums, meadows, vineyards, and a wildlife preserve on this gay bike tour of Provence, France. Stroll among the remains of a feudal fortress and a crumbled theater. Picnic at a Roman aqueduct. Bicycle through the magical forests and golden stone villages of Luberon. (by HE Travel)