Featured Gay-Friendly Tours

Splendors of Southeast Asia - HE Travel - December 23 to January 6 2019 Main Image

Splendors of Southeast Asia - HE Travel - December 23 to January 6 2019

Our friendly gay group will visit several regions of lush and historic Vietnam, as well as Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat. Explore the Paris-inspired architecture of Hanoi, sail in a junk on Halong Bay, relax on a tour of the Mekong River delta, and wander among ancient temples and ruins reclaimed by the jungle, all while lodging in deluxe hotels that reflect the character of their surroundings. Join our optional extension to beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos.

Italy: The Places In Between Main Image

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!

Gay-Friendly Tours

Italy: The Places In Between Main Image

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!

Nile in Style: Cultural Tour and Cruise - HE Travel (November 17 to 28, 2018) Main Image

Nile in Style: Cultural Tour and Cruise - HE Travel (November 17 to 28, 2018)

Egypt has enchanted visitors throughout history and our gay Egypt tour is no exception. Join our small gay group us as we sail down the Nile on the ss Karim, a traditional paddle steamer built for kings. The riches of antiquity are our destination and our backdrop as we cruise through the land of the pharaohs. (by HE Travel)

Valley of the Chateaux Biking - HE Travel (August 23 to 30, 2019) Main Image

Valley of the Chateaux Biking - HE Travel (August 23 to 30, 2019)

For 200 years, the kings of France outdid one another as they built palaces along the Loire Valley. Bicycle to Amboise, Chenonceau (where gay Henri III held drag parties), and Azay-le-Rideau. Our gay French bike tours are the perfect way to travel between the castles of France.

Classical Gay Travel Turkey Cultural Tour - HE Travel (Future Dates To Be Announced!) Main Image

Classical Gay Travel Turkey Cultural Tour - HE Travel (Future Dates To Be Announced!)

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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River Cave Expedition

Start off this amazing adventure with a 15 minute drive on our jungle buses to the caves branch river where you will tube along for 100 feet to the entrance of the cave system.

Gay Portugal Cycling – Biking the Blue Coast- HE Travel (May 27 to June 2, 2019) Main Image

Gay Portugal Cycling – Biking the Blue Coast- HE Travel (May 27 to June 2, 2019)

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!

Antarctica Adventure - HE Travel (February 7 to 17, 2019) Main Image

Antarctica Adventure - HE Travel (February 7 to 17, 2019)

A 10-day cruise along the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula: rugged, savage, and teeming with extensive wildlife. Sail the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, seeing icebergs, massive mountains and ice shelves. Step onto the continent, itself, and live an explorer’s dream.  (by HE Travel)

JOYEAUX NOEL - French Canadian Christmas Main Image

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.

Botwana Luxury Tour (April 6 to 14, 2019) Main Image

Botwana Luxury Tour (April 6 to 14, 2019)

Join HE Travel on our most luxurious gay safari to date! The combination and contrast of 5-star elegance and wild African jungle mystique make for an unbelievable adventure you will never forget!

Alternative Oz - Lesser-Known Australia Main Image

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.

Slovenia Gay Travel Bike Tour- HE Travel (September 2018) Main Image

Slovenia Gay Travel Bike Tour- HE Travel (September 2018)

Cycle along the shaded lanes and rolling hills of Slovenia. We’ll swim and raft in turquoise rivers and clear glacial lakes and enjoy picnics and superb local wines along the way. This region is rich in history, with a natural splendor all its own.

Greek Classics - HE Travel (September 13 to 23 2018) Main Image

Greek Classics - HE Travel (September 13 to 23 2018)

Visit the classic landmarks of the Golden Age of Greece. The Parthenon, Nauplion, and then Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, and Olympia. Visit Delphi, one of the most stunning of all the temples in mainland Greece. We finish our tour with one last grand night in Athens. (by HE Travel)

Splendors of Southeast Asia - HE Travel - December 23 to January 6 2019 Main Image

Splendors of Southeast Asia - HE Travel - December 23 to January 6 2019

Our friendly gay group will visit several regions of lush and historic Vietnam, as well as Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat. Explore the Paris-inspired architecture of Hanoi, sail in a junk on Halong Bay, relax on a tour of the Mekong River delta, and wander among ancient temples and ruins reclaimed by the jungle, all while lodging in deluxe hotels that reflect the character of their surroundings. Join our optional extension to beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos.

Ecuador Adventure Tour- March 12 to 18, 2019 Main Image

Ecuador Adventure Tour- March 12 to 18, 2019

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.

DAY OF THE DEAD - Sensational Mexico Main Image

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!

KARNATAKA - Heritage Of Southwest India Main Image

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.

Mexico City Cultural Tour - March 28 to April 8, 2019 Main Image

Mexico City Cultural Tour - March 28 to April 8, 2019

Mexico City is the largest metropolis in the Western Hemisphere and is brimming with rich culture and awe-inspiring architecture. It can be hard to experience it all in one trip, so we’ve lined up plenty of big and hidden gems. We’ll visit ancient pyramids, take walks through interesting neighborhoods, enjoy a wide variety of arts, and have delicious food and drinks along the way.

Puglia Villa Culinary Experience Gay Travel Italy- HE Travel (October 2018 and October 2019) Main Image

Puglia Villa Culinary Experience Gay Travel Italy- HE Travel (October 2018 and October 2019)

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

Japan Gay Cultural Tour- HE Travel (November 2018) Main Image

Japan Gay Cultural Tour- HE Travel (November 2018)

Our tour includes three nights in Tokyo, two nights at a traditional Japanese ryokan, and an exciting two-night stay at the world-renowned Benesse Art Site on Naoshima Island. We conclude our tour in Kyoto, the historic city famous for its abundance of temples, flowers and gardens. We’ll stay there four nights, including a visit to a unique art museum built into a hillside. An optional overnight stay at a Zen monastery is available for those who are interested and are able to add two days to their exploration of Japan.

Gay Safari in Tanzania - HE Travel (November 2018) Main Image

Gay Safari in Tanzania - HE Travel (November 2018)

We invite you to join our gay Tanzania safari & explore of one of the most well-preserved wilderness areas on earth. Tanzania has more land devoted to wildlife than anywhere else in the world. See what draws celebrities from around the world to spend days or even weeks in Tanzania. (by HE Travel)

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Black Hole Drop

The “Mother of all Caves”... Actun Loch Tunich! Start with a vigorous hike up into the foothills of the Maya Mountains to the mouth of the cave.  The edge of the Actun Loch Tunich sink hole sits over 300 feet above the basin below, 200 feet above the rain forest canopy that grows out from the sink hole basin.

Our fully trained caving guides rig a system of rappelling ropes for your descent to the basin below. The first 10 feet provides the adrenaline, the next 200 feet provides an unforgettable experience and sights to behold, the last 100 feet takes you down through the rain forest canopy.  The sink hole is not actually black, but you can’t see the bottom from where you start.  Once you’re at the bottom you rest with a delicious picnic lunch. The next question is… how do we get you out??? Climb of course!  After a return hike including some rock climbing, ladder climbing, and a lot of sweating, it’s just a short ride back to the lodge for a dip in the pool with a well deserved cold drink.

Splash! (Rafting the Grand Canyon) - HE Travel (Summer 2019) Main Image

Splash! (Rafting the Grand Canyon) - HE Travel (Summer 2019)

Marvel at the breathtaking grandeur and vistas of the Grand Canyon, ride thrilling whitewater roller coasters, hike remote canyons to cascading waterfalls, and take time for self-reflection in profound quiet, while the Colorado River whispers you to sleep each night. (by HE Travel)

China Adventure Tour - HE Travel - May 2019 Main Image

China Adventure Tour - HE Travel - May 2019

Join us on our China Adventure Tour of epic proportions! Among the picturesque mountains of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, cycle through villages holding tight to traditional Tibetan and other ethnic cultures. Raft along a mountain river, then hike to a Holy Waterfall, brimming with contagious spiritual energy. Experience romantic sunrises, partake in the feeding of the black snub-nosed monkey, and hike through the famous 10,000-foot-deep Tiger Leaping Gorge, almost twice as deep as the Grand Canyon! Experience all this and more as we take a 12-day journey through a region of China still mostly unchanged by the pace of modern life.

Waterfall Cave Expedition Main Image

Waterfall Cave Expedition

Caves Branch Lodge offers guests a unique chance to brave six different waterfalls in a single day. By following an ancient river cave, participants must then gear up to tackle these waterfalls one at a time. Some include ancient Maya sites that were once used to perform sacred religious ceremonies.

Croatia Land Adventure Gay Tour (June 12 to 22, 2019) Main Image

Croatia Land Adventure Gay Tour (June 12 to 22, 2019)

Croatia is overflowing with adventure with all of it’s National Parks. On this gay travel tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hike the beautiful terrain, eat the delicious foods and explore the architecturally rich cities of Croatia. It is a great way to view the country and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities over eleven amazing days.

Mayan Wonders of the Yucatan - HE Travel (December 2018/January 2019) Main Image

Mayan Wonders of the Yucatan - HE Travel (December 2018/January 2019)

Join a fun gay group to enjoy endless white sandy beaches, winding rivers in lush tropical rainforests, deep blue cenotes and caves for swimming and hiking. Celebrate New Years Eve in the Yucatan Peninsula and immerse yourself in the history of Mayan civilization. Explore ancient ruins and pyramids. (by HE Travel)

Namibia African Adventure Tour (October 31 to November 11, 2019) Main Image

Namibia African Adventure Tour (October 31 to November 11, 2019)

Explore the heartland of Namibia, one of the most sparsely populated countries in Africa. Our gay tour of Namibia is a journey through a virtually undiscovered wilderness. We will show you all the wonders that Africa is known for. We’ll hike through deserts, and bike through otherworldly terrains. We’ll sleep under the stars and get up close and personal with the animals. After you see Namibia, Africa will never be the same.