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.
Adventure, culture, leisure or luxury, HE Travel is the leader in gay travel tours and gay adventure travel today and for the last 40 years. Our Founder Hanns Ebensten ran the first exclusively gay adventure tour down the Grand Canyon in 1973 and we most recently acquired OutQuest Global Adventures, bringing even more gay travel tours to gay men, lesbians & their friends. Our gay vacation group tours are ideal both for single gay men and lesbians to meet new friends, and also for couples to enjoy the camaraderie of exploring new places with other gay and lesbian travelers. Enjoy a small LGBT group tour without the confines of a typical resort vacation.
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HE Travel is known for offering the finest gay cultural tours on Earth. These tours range from “relaxing” to “soft adventure.”
Since 1973 HE Travel has set the standards of Gay Adventure Tours. Theses tours range from “soft-adventure to high-adrenaline.”
Want something a little more customized for you? Maybe you want a romantic holiday, an extension on a tour, or a holiday with friends?
Gay guys and lesbians can be pretty tough. From canyoning to bungee jumping, the adrenaline club is for the most adventurous gay travelers.
The vast open steppes, deserts, and hills of Mongolia beckon us to explore their secrets on our gay Mongolian tour. During our tour, local nomadic people will show us what they are most proud of. This will include the unique design of their flexible gers (yurts), and their annual Naadam Festival of wrestling,
We are excited to offer our first tour through the remarkable, high desert region of Northern New Mexico and into the lush autumn colors of the mountains of Southwest Colorado. Our tour follows the steps of Native American traditions and an eclectic mix of settlers, authors, and artists who have been
From Viking culture to Arctic wilderness & beauty, our new tour of Iceland will show you the extremes of Iceland: friendly Viking descendants, unspoiled lush wilderness, fuming and hissing geysers, massive glaciers, towering volcanoes, and inviting natural hot springs. Visit rainbow-festooned waterfalls, watch adorable
Our gay Japan tour starts in modern Tokyo, then pauses at a traditional lodge that’s a short walk from the snow monkeys of the Japanese Alps. Next is Kyoto, with its abundance of temples and gardens and a visit to an art museum built into a hillside. Our unique Extension visits Himeji Castle, the world-renowned
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
Take a journey to marvelous Scotland and enjoy the many adventures that await you. The landscape is gorgeous and the wildlife is majestic. Spend a week mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, zip lining and more. The charming villages we stay in along the way will take you back to a simpler time.
From the Blog
After operating a handful of tours over the past 18 months, we’re excited to finally be sending our travelers out to see more of our amazing destinations around the world!
We recently completed successful tours to the Galapagos and Peru. With our amazing local partners, we adapted to the frequently changing requirements of travel, such as scheduling rapid-result tests
As with most new places I travel to, I aim to have a clear mind and zero expectations. That way I eliminate any chance of disappointment.
However, rest assured that Botswana will not disappoint. I was blown away as I developed our new Botswana Safari experience, which also includes Victoria Falls for 2022. I can honestly say that this adventure was over the top in every way
I recently returned from my first international trip since the pandemic began. It felt great to be out in the world again! There are a few new procedures and policies that I experienced that I foresee being the new norm for a while.
Your Flights Will Change
An empty Kasane, Botswana airport. 6 people on my flight with plenty of social distancing.
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As we move into the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, I am cautiously optimistic about the resumption of travel. Our daily lives have changed, our expectations have changed, travel has changed. What has not changed is the human yearning for new experiences – and to return to familiar places where one feels welcome.
As I start my 21st year as the owner of HE Travel, I would like to pay homage to our heritage. A look back at the history of HE Travel must start with Hanns Ebensten, who founded Hanns Ebensten Travel and ran the first gay tour in 1973, down the Grand Canyon.
Hanns was a man for whom “home” was nowhere and everywhere.
After fleeing Nazi Germany with his parents,
20 years is a very long time. 20 years pass in an instant. I feel both emotions as I commemorate the 20th anniversary of my purchase of Hanns Ebensten Travel (later HE Travel), and as we gleefully put the year 2020 into the rearview mirror.
My tenure as the owner of the oldest LGBTQA+ travel company began shortly before the events of 9/11 upended all assumptions about personal
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HE Travel has become increasingly aware of the environmental impact traveling causes. Since travel is part of our name, we believe it is important to help offset the damage…
“The location was amazing. It’s hard to choose what I loved most about this destination, the food, the locals, the diving, hotel was amazing and friendly staff. Our hosts were most accommodating and every F&B place that we attended served an amazing dinner, the trip should be called Dine and Dive. If you’re looking for amazing views, diving and want to feel like a local, Saba is your place! I cant wait to return.”
“Seeing the Taj Mahal and the Mt Everest flight were on my ‘bucket’ list. It was my 16th (I think…) trip with HE travel and my 6th with Andrew as guide. Y’all must be doing something right… :=) Now if my bank account could have some time to catch up! The Kathmandu pre-trip was very good and the Everest flight was a dream come true.”
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