Gay Travel Tour Calendar

2016 Calendar

September 2016

hikers with goats and a pig in the Swiss Alps on the HE travel gay Switzerland hiking tour near Grindelwald

Grindelwald: Gay Alps Hiking!

Three impressive Alpine peaks — the Eiger, Moench, and Jungfrau — rise abruptly from the river valley in the central Alps on this gay Swiss hiking tour. These “Oberland Giants” form a constant backdrop to the shining green meadows and breathtaking cliff side paths during our week of hiking.

Dates: September 3 to 10, 2016

Price: $3098

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Physical Challenge Level 3

riding through vineyards on the HE Travel gay biking adventure in France

Colors of Burgundy Gay Biking Tour in France

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!

Dates: September 10 to 17, 2016

Price: $3348

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

delicious fresh seafood in Puglia Italy with HE Travel

Puglia Villa Culinary Experience Gay Travel Italy

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.

Dates: September 24 to October 1, 2016

Price: $3698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

October 2016

 

HE Travel visits Positano Italy marina during gay Amalfi Coast tour

Italy Unveiled: Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Puglia

An exquisite gay cultural tour of Italy with a congenial gay group exploring the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the enchanting regions of Basilicata and Puglia. We’ll delve into the history of Pompeii, and delight in the natural splendor of the region, admiring the tenacity with which ancient residents settled the cliffs and islands of the Mediterranean.

Dates: October 2 to 11, 2016

Price: $6198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

goats in a tree in Morrocan countryside with HE Travel gay trip

Morocco Magic and Mystery

Join our gay Morocco tour! Morocco has a natural seductiveness, a charisma which attracts travelers like an exotic lover. Its power has attracted great writers and poets, painters and film directors, rock stars and movie idols. Morocco’s arms are open for all who recognize its romance.

Dates: October 15 to 25, 2016

Price: $5198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

a shark passes overhead on the HE Travel gay scuba Palau trip

Pristine Palau Gay Scuba Trip

Palau is home to some of the most beautiful scuba diving in the world! Crystal clear water, colorful sea creatures, historic shipwrecks, and unique cave systems add up to make the perfect destination. Our fun, adventurous gay diving group will make 13 unforgettable dives during our stay in this gorgeous tropical paradise.

Dates: October 15 to 23, 2016

Price: $4398

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See also 2017

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

mama and baby giraffe on the HE Travel gay safari in South Africa

South African Heritage and Safari Gay Tour

From exciting Cape Town to the amazing Victoria Falls, our stunning heritage tour offers all the best South Africa has to offer, all with a group of friendly gay travelers. Experience brilliant views from atop Table Mountain and thrilling safaris at a luxurious Game Reserve lodge.

Dates: October 27 to November 6, 2016

Price: $8898

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

November 2016

lots of striped zebras on the HE Travel gay Tanzania Africa safari

Gay Tanzania African Safari

Walk on the wild side in Tanzania! This gay safari hits all the best spots, from Lake Manyara, often appearing pink from a distance due to flocks of flamingos, to the expansive savannas of the Serengeti. See the roots of man in Olduvai Gorge, and the unique eco-system of Ngorongoro Crater.

Dates: November 9 to 18, 2016

Price: $7898

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

huge columns on the HE Travel gay Egypt Nile cultural tour

Nile in Style: Gay Egypt Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: November 19 to 30, 2016

Price: $6798

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

cute paddleboarder on the HE Travel gay key west adventure tour

Gay Key West & Florida Keys Adventure

From the bustling gay nightlife of Miami Beach, across the gorgeous islands of the Florida Keys, our multi-sport adventure will put you on the water, on your bike, and in the sky. Enjoy excellent food & hospitality on the way to fabulous, sunny, friendly Gay Key West.

Dates for Miami to Key West: November 26 to December 5, 2016

Price: $3998

Dates for Key West Only: December 1 to 5, 2016

Price: $1998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

December 2016

Key West House Party 2016 Night at the Drive-in announcement

Key West House Party

Join us in sunny Key West for a Party! This Gay Key West house party will have all the frills: live entertainment, VIP hosted bar and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres at one of Key West hot spots. This year’s theme is Night at the Drive-In, and we can wait to see everyone’s Fab ’50s costumes!

Dates: December 4, 2016

Advance Ticket Price: $35 General Admission, $45 VIP 

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

Classic car on the HE Travel gay tour in Cuba

Cuba – Art and Culture

Join us for a gay tour that blends together the sophistication, heritage and promise of Cuba’s capital with three days of exploring smaller towns that are rarely visited by foreigners. On this trip we will have a special emphasis on the arts of Cuba, and the role of the LGBT community.

Dates: December 8, 2016 to 17, 2016

Price: $5998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

Temple of the Magician at Uxmal on a gay vacation in Mexico with HE Travel

Mayan Wonders of the Yucatan

This New Year’s Eve travel to the Yucatan Peninsula to be immersed in the history of Mayan civilization while exploring ancient temples. Join our deluxe gay tour to climb the ruins, walk along an endless white sandy beach in Holbox, swim in a deep blue cenote, and learn about the Spanish conquest of this ancient land.

Dates: December 28, 2016 to January 6, 2017

Price: $4698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

2017 Calendar

January 2017

handsome hikers on the HE Travel gay adventure in patagonia Chile

Patagonia, Bottom of the World

Our small gay Chile tour group will revel in the vastness and natural grandeur of this remote region, with a focus on adventure! Enjoy hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding through the varied terrain of Patagonia, all with a friendly group of gay travelers!

Dates: January 27 to February 4, 2017

Price: $7198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

a diver in lavender water on the HE Travel gay scuba trip in Saba

Octopus’ Garden Scuba Trip

Join this gay scuba diving tour and plunge into the tropical Caribbean waters of a gay-friendly island paradise! Discover a colorful world beneath the waves. Far from the usual vacation spots, the Dutch island of Saba is known to scuba divers worldwide for its spectacular underwater landscapes.

Dates: January 28 to February 4, 2017

Price: $2998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

February 2017

handsome rapa nui men on the HE Travel Easter Island gay tour

Easter Island Adventure – Tapati Festival!

Hike and bike around the island from volcanic heights to ocean shores and visit its many Moai statues. PLUS, experience the annual Island-wide celebration of Rapa Nui culture! Races, contests, festivities, food…A huge party on Easter Island.

Dates: February 3 to 10, 2017

Price: $3198

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See also summer 2017

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

cyclist among tall slender trees on the HE Travel gay adventure in colombia

Gay Travel Colombia Adventure Tour

Our gay travel Colombia tour is an opportunity to escape the stresses of modern life. Enjoy mountain biking, paragliding, rappeling, caving, and ziplining, and meet the friendly people of Medellin.

Dates: February 5 to 12, 2017

Price: $3598

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

Two penguins frolic on the ice on the HE Travel gay Antarctica Adventure

Antarctica Adventure & Gay Cruise

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.

Dates: February 5 to 15, 2017

Price: $10,250

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

a giante tortoise munches leaves on the Gay Galapagos adventure with HE Travel

Galapagos Multisport Adventure

From hiking the rim of an active volcano, Sierra Negra, to swimming with penguins, our Galapagos gay land adventure will take us to three distinctly unique volcanic Islands. Meet blue-footed boobies, Darwin’s finches, sea turtles, marine iguanas, and sea lions as we explore these picturesque islands.

Dates: February 11 to 19, 2017

Price: $6598

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

monks taking photos on the HE Travel gay tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

Splendors of Southeast Asia

Visit 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.

Dates: February 17 to March 1, 2017

Price: $6498

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

uluru ayers rock on HE Travel gay Australia tour

Gay Australia: Dreamtime

Explore Gay “Down Under”, including visiting the Sydney Opera House to dining with an Aboriginal family. From sophisticated afternoon tea and 4-wheeling in the Outback, to sunset dinner aboard a private yacht and a fabulous Gay Mardi Gras, this is the trip of a lifetime!

Dates: February 24 to March 6, 2017

Price: $6898

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

 

March 2017

taj mahal in pink light on the HE Travel gay travel India tour

Jewels of India Gay Cultural Tour

From Delhi, the Taj Mahal & the cities of the Raj, we’ll focus on the art, architecture & history of this fascinating, sometimes contradictory land. This gay India tour has an abundance of famous temples, palaces, and forts. Take a leisurely pace, and relax in five-star luxury. Just in time for the Holi Festival of Colors!

Dates: March 6 to 17, 2017

Price: $7198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

handsome hikers take a break on the glacier on the HE Travel gay New Zealand adventure tour

Wild Kiwi New Zealand Adventure

Our Gay Travel New Zealand Adventure happens in the adventure capital of the world! The variety and depth of natural beauty of this isolated South Pacific island group will impress and inspire you. Enjoy hiking trails and glaciers, kayaking, biking, canyoning, rafting, and bungy jumping!

Dates: March 6 to 19, 2017

Price: $4998

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Physical Challenge Level 3

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Costa Rican Dreams

This gay Costa Rica dream adventure is the perfect mix of adrenaline and relaxation. We’ll have the opportunity to enjoy amazing accommodations hidden in the Dry Tropical Forest next to a thermal hot springs river. Dine under the stars with the sounds of nature all around and get the blood pumping with daily activities of zip-lining, rappelling and Tarzan swinging.

Dates: March 17 to 24, 2017

Price: $4248

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

April 2017

cute couple take a break from biking on the HE Travel gay biking tour in Arizona

Cycling Arizona

Cycle miles of pristine bike trails on this gay Arizona bicycling adventure. Enjoy city life in Tucson then ride south to see historic landmarks, rugged canyons, and blazing sunsets. Cross the border for a Mexican feast, and soak up the colorful character of the American Southwest.

Dates: April 1 to 8, 2017

Price: $2998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

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Spanish Treasures

This gay holiday takes an intimate group of travelers to the most picturesque parts of Spain. Join us and explore the culture, history, and beauty of Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, and the scenic countryside between.

Dates: April 22 to May 3, 2017

Price: $6698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

May 2017

rowing the boats through the river on the HE Travel gay China cultural tour

China: Beijing, Shanghai, and a Yangtze Cruise

Discover China’s history, culture, art, food and fascinating scenery on this gay travel China tour. Walk the Great Wall. Cruise the Yangtze River and see the Three Gorges. See Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. China is an exotic delight for the senses. Visit well-known sites & less-visited gems.

Dates: May 31 to June 15, 2017

Price: $6698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

June 2017

our group at huayna picchu on the HE Travel gay Inca Trail tour

Incan Trails – Salkantay Trek

Hike one of the most remarkable trails in the entire world on our gay Incan Trails tour on the Salkantay Glacier route. Experience breathtaking views while hiking and camping for four days in a land of enchanting mystery. Our reward after hiking past glaciers, tropical forests, ancient temples and small villages is our destination: Machu Picchu, Lost City of the Incas.

Dates: June 23 to July 3, 2017

Price: $5198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 4

sea bird in a colorful spot on the HE Travel gay galapagos wildlife tour

Galapagos Gay Cruise

Existing in virtual isolation for millions of years, the Galapagos Islands are home to many species found nowhere else on Earth. Join this gay Galapagos tour and experience this abundance and variety of equatorial wildlife closely, as we walk, hike, snorkel, swim and imagine Darwin’s dream.

Dates: June 28 to July 4, 2017

Price: $5498

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

July 2017

a classic view of Machu Picchu on the HE Travel gay luxury tour

Machu Picchu Luxury Tour

Stay 2 nights at the Machu Picchu ruins in the renowned Sanctuary Lodge. Contemplate the towering Andean peaks (Incan gods) at sunrise over Machu Picchu, dine at a private hacienda overlooking the Sacred Valley, shop Pisac’s colorful market, and be carried away by native music on this gay Machu Picchu & Peru tour. Conclude at the Hotel Monasterio, an amazing former monastery.

Dates: July 5 to 13, 2017

Price: $6348

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

Gay Hiking Trip on the Highline trail, Glacier National Park Montana with HE Travel

Glacier National Park

Known as the Switzerland of North America, Glacier National Park one of America’s most photogenic places! From hiking the jagged trails to whitewater rafting, your hunger for adventure will be satisfied daily. Join us for an intimate encounter with the land, sky, ice and wide-open spaces on this beautiful multi-sport gay Montana adventure!

Dates: July 8 to 15, 2017

Price: $3698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

friends pose in front of moai on the HE Travel gay Easter Island adventure tour

Easter Island Adventure

The remote location and stark but stunning landscape offer an interesting mix of activities and wondrous natural attractions on this gay adventure tour on Easter Island. Hike and bike around the island from volcanic heights to ocean shores and visit its many Moai statues.

Dates: July 14 to 19, 2017

Price: $2998

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See also 2016

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

August 2017

cute gay couple in the hot springs on the HE Travel Iceland Adventure Tour

Vikings and Volcanoes: Gay Iceland Adventure Tour

Join this gay Iceland tour and witness the extremes of Iceland: friendly descendants of Viking explorers; unspoiled lush wilderness, fuming volcanic craters, and rainbow-shrouded waterfalls; and a rich history including the world’s oldest parliament and some of folklore’s strangest sagas.

Dates: August 7 to 14, 2016

Price: $4548

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

dolphins on Kauai Hawaii with HE Travel gay adventure tour

Kauai Multisport Adventure

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.

Dates: August 18 to 26, 2017

Price: $4598

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

October 2017

a shark passes overhead on the HE Travel gay scuba Palau trip

Pristine Palau Gay Scuba Trip

Palau is home to some of the most beautiful scuba diving in the world! Crystal clear water, colorful sea creatures, historic shipwrecks, and unique cave systems add up to make the perfect destination. Our fun, adventurous gay diving group will make 13 unforgettable dives during our stay in this gorgeous tropical paradise.

Dates: October 21 to 29, 2017

Price: $4498

Open

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

* Early Booking Web Discounts: Please read this carefully!    

To thank you for keeping up to date with our latest calendar, and to encourage early registrations, a $100 early booking web discount is available for most trips for which you pay your deposit at least six months before the departure date. To take advantage of this offer, please note:

  • These offers cannot be combined with any other discounts.
  • Your deposit must be received more than 6 months before the scheduled departure.
  • You must ask for discount at the time of making your reservation.
  • *Note: Discounts are not available for certain trips and holidays, reflecting many factors, including availability of space.

Some trips also qualify for early full payment discounts if you pay in full at least six months before the trip starts; ask our staff if this is available for your tour.

** Optional Single Supplement

Prices are per-person, based on double occupancy. Over half the people on our trips are traveling alone. We can match single travelers with a roommate; there’s no extra charge for this. On most trips, you also have the option of paying a single supplement, as shown, to have a room of your own.