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2018 Calendar

October 2018

Visit Blue Mosque on the HE Travel gay tour of Turkey

Turkey Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: October 7 to 19, 2018

Price: $5998

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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: October 20 to 27, 2018

Price: $3698

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exquisite tile work on the HE Travel gay tour in Morocco

Morocco: Magic and Mystery

Morocco has a natural seductiveness, a charisma which attracts travelers like an exotic lover. Our gay Morocco tour takes us to beautiful ancient cities and modern metropolises; from the gorgeous coast to quaint remote towns on the far edges of the desert. Morocco’s arms are open for all who recognize its romance.

Dates: October 21 to 31, 2018

Price: $5498

Booking Closed

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

luxury thatched cottage on the HE Travel Gay Safari in Botswana.

Botswana Luxury Gay Safari

Join HE Travel on our most luxurious 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!

Dates: October 24 to November 2, 2018

Price: $8998

Sold Out – Wait-list only

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

November 2018

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Gay Safari: Tanzania and Zanzibar Extension

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.

Dates: November 3 to 12, 2018

Price: $7898

Sold Out – Wait-list only

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

autumn leaves and stone path on the HE Travel gay japan tour

Japan Gay Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: November 3 to 14, 2018

Price: $7998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

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Cuba Gay Cycling Trip

Cuba, a country on the cusp of change, has become folkloric. Travel with us to penetrate its almost-mythical façade. Cycling through the countryside we can truly experience Cuba’s heartfelt music, redolent landscapes, and friendly people.

Dates: November 10 to 17, 2018

Price: $4498

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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 17 to 28, 2018

Price: $6998

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Physical Challenge Level 1

handsome nude trio on the HE Travel gay key west adventure tour

Key West and the Florida Keys Adventure Tour

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: November 24 to December 3, 2018

Price: $4698

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December 2018

Turquoise arches in Old Havana plaza on the gay Cuba trip with HE Travel

Cuba Art and Cultural Tour

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 5 to 13, 2018

Price: $5798

Booking Closed

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

A classic street car to Saint Charles on the HE Travel gay New Orleans holiday

New Orleans Holiday Getaway

Our gay New Orleans holiday weekends are 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. Other activities vary by the Holiday, so you’ll come back again!

Dates: December 13 to 17,  2018 – Christmas

Price: $1998

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Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

ruins at chichen itza on a gay vacation in Mexico with HE Travel

Mayan Wonders of Yucatan Mexico

This New Year’s Eve, travel to the Yucatan Peninsula to be immersed in the history of Mayan civilization while exploring ancient temples. Join a fun gay group 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 27, 2018 to January 5, 2019

Price: $4848

One Roomshare Spot Available

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

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

Splendors of Southeast Asia

This New Year’s Eve, join 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.

Dates: December 23, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Price: $7398

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

2019 Calendar

January 2019

Octopus’s Garden: Scuba Diving in Saba

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 26 to February 2, 2019

Price: $2998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

hot dancer on the HE Travel gay Easter Island adventure tour

Easter Island Tapati Festival

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. Our winter trip is timed to enjoy Tapati, the huge cultural festival taking place on the island, with contests, costumes, and feats of strength and agility by the young men of the community.

January 30 to February 6, 2019

Price: $3298

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Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

February 2019

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 the Drake Passage, seeing icebergs, massive mountains, and ice shelves. Step onto the continent, itself, and live an explorer’s dream.

Dates: February 7 to 17, 2019

Price: $10,100

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

uluru ayers rock on HE Travel gay Australia tour

Australia Dreamtime and Sydney Gay Mardi Gras

What is the mystery surrounding the Great Land called “OZ?” And no, it’s not the ruby slippers… 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 22 to March 4, 2019

Price: $7598 

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

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Sri Lanka and Maldives Luxury Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: February 28 to March 10, 2019

Price: $5898 

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

March 2019

an iguana munches cactus on the Gay Galapagos adventure with HE Travel

Gay Galapagos Multisport Tour

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: March 4 to 12, 2019

Price: $6998

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Physical Challenge:

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New Zealand Gay Cultural Tour

In this gay New Zealand Tour, we fit in the most enjoyable cultural experiences around. We will start our journey with an elite yachting regatta and jump right into the delectable world of New Zealand wine tasting. We will go deep underground where the walls glow brightly as well as discover hidden waterfalls.  Ride in a vintage 1912 steamship with its original engine exposed as you soak in your surroundings.

Dates: March 5 to 16, 2019

Price: $7998

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

Cotopaxi 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.

Dates: March 12 to 18, 2019

Price: $4298

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Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

our group in front of the taj mahal on the HE Travel gay India cultural 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.

Dates: March 14 to 25, 2019

Price: $7298

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

Bungy jumper mid-flight on the HE Travel gay New Zealand adventure tour

New Zealand Wild Kiwi 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, plus, of course, wonderful meals and excellent NZ wines!

Dates: March 18 to 31, 2019

Price: $5698

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Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

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Mexico City Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: March 28 to April 8, 2019

Price: $5698

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

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South Africa Heritage and Safari Tour

From exciting Cape Town to the amazing Madikwe Game Reserve, our 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, thrilling safaris at a luxurious Game Reserve lodge.

Dates: March 29 to April 6, 2019

Price: $8998

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

April 2019

otherworldly salt crystals on the HE Travel Israel gay cultural tour

Israel Adventure Tour

Join this gay Israel adventure tour for a high-adrenaline exploration of the antiquity, geography, and culture of Israel! Soak up thousands of years of history by exploring the famous cultural sights of the region, and also hiking, canyoning, caving, kayaking, and more. Not your grandma’s church tour!

Dates: April 3 to 13, 2019

Price: $6698 

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

happy cyclists on the HE Travel gay biking tour in Arizona

Arizona Cycling

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 6 to 13, 2019

Price: $3398 

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

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Botswana Luxury Gay Safari

Join HE Travel on our most luxurious 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!

Dates: April 6 to 14, 2019

Price: $9598

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

A classic street car to Saint Charles on the HE Travel gay New Orleans holiday

New Orleans Holiday Getaway

Our gay New Orleans holiday weekends are 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. Other activities vary by the Holiday, so you’ll come back again!

Dates: April 18 to 22,  2019

Price: $2098

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Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

overlooking the Alhambra in Spain on the HE Travel cultural tour

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 27 to May 8, 2019

Price: $6998

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

May 2019

three cyclists laughing on the HE Travel bike tour in Puglia Italy

Puglia Villa Cycling Experience

Spend a week cycling along ancient Roman lanes, coastal drives, and mountain paths. Each night, relax at an authentic gay owned and operated agriturismo, enjoying a glass of wine from the villa’s vineyards, gourmet meals, and a dip in the pool, with cute locals always stopping by to enjoy the festivities.

Dates: May 4 to 11, 2019

Price: $3698

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

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China Adventure Tour

We will explore 120 miles of the Great Bend’s spectacular Class IV rapids by raft while meeting charming and prideful Naxi people along the way. We’ll trek the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, cycle around the Old Town of Shangri-la, hike to Binghu Ice Lake of the Meili Snow Mountain and more. Fascinating cultural encounters, heart-pumping adventure, and breath-taking scenery abound on this once in a lifetime adventure.

Dates: May 4 to 18, 2019

Price: $6598 

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

HE travel gay grand canyon group of guy friends at Havasu

Splash! Grand Canyon Rafting

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.

Dates: May 15 to 24, 2019

Price: $3798

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Provencal  Cycling: France

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.

Dates: May 19 to 26, 2019

Price: $3498

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

Gay Portugal Cycling – Biking the Blue Coast

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!

Dates: May 27 to June 3, 2019

Price: $4298

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

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China & The Yangtze Cultural Tour

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 29 to June 13, 2019

Price: $6898

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

June 2019

Salt Lake City Bike Tour & Pride

Our gay biking & adventure tour of Salt Lake City provides days of adventure. Ride along the Jordan River Parkway Trail, & up several canyons. Learn local Mormon folklore. Soak in hot springs, ride the Alpine Slide & tour historic Park City. End the days among SLC’s vibrant gay nightlife.

Dates: June 1 to 8, 2019

Price: $3598

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

dead sea shore on the HE Travel Israel gay cultural tour

Israel Pride and Heritage Cultural Tour

Explore the complexities, beauty, and challenges of ancient and modern life on this gay Israel cultural tour. We will uncover the archaeological beginnings of three great religions, introduce you to a thriving LGBT community, and expose you to the social labyrinths of modern Israel.

Dates: June 6 to 15, 2019

Price: $5998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

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Croatia Land Adventure Gay Tour

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.

Dates: June 12 to 22, 2019

Price: $6598

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

boats in neat lines in the marina of dubrovnik on the HE Travel gay Croatia cultural tour of the dalmatian coast

Croatia Island Hopping Adventure

Croatia is the Mediterranean destination to see – with its blend of great food and delicious wine, its rugged and dramatic Adriatic coastline, the translucent purity of its sea, and the generally easygoing attitude of the locals themselves. These pearls of the South Adriatic will leave you with an abundance of memories as we visit Dubrovnik, the lakes of Mljet island, Golden Cape and the most beautiful beach located on Brač Island.

Dates: June 21 to 29, 2019

Price: $5398

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 2

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 22 to June 28, 2019

Price: $5798

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

hiking to a green peak in the Swiss Alps on the HE travel gay Switzerland hiking tour near Grindelwald

Grindelwald: Gay Switzerland Hiking Tour

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. During our week of hiking, these “Oberland Giants” form a constant backdrop to the shining green meadows and breathtaking cliffside paths.

Dates: June 22 to 29, 2019

Price: $3498

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

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: June 29 to July 7, 2019

Price: $6698

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

July 2019

our group hiking to machu picchu on the HE Travel gay Inca Trail tour

Salkantay Trek – Macchu Picchu Hiking

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.

Dates: July 13 to 24, 2019

Price: $5498

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HE travel gay grand canyon group of guy friends at Havasu

Splash! Grand Canyon Rafting

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.

Dates: July 17 to 26, 2019

Price: $3798

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August 2019

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Slovenia Adventure Tour

This gay Slovenia tour includes some of Europe’s most stunning scenery and fun activities. You’ll have a delicious time touring parts of Slovenia’s “Tuscany” wine regions plus kayaking, hiking in Triglav National Park, hiking in the Julian Alps, rafting down the rapids of the Soča River, zip-lining above the Soča Valley and sightseeing in small Slovenian villages.

Dates: August 10 to 17, 2019

Price: $4898

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Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

hiking in iceland on the HE Travel gay adventure

Vikings and Volcanoes: Iceland Adventure Tour

Witness the extremes of Iceland: friendly Viking descendants, unspoiled lush wilderness, fuming volcanic craters, geysers and natural hot springs, rainbow-festooned waterfalls, playful puffins and a rich history including some of folklore’s strangest sagas.

Dates: August 11 to 18, 2019

Price: $4998

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

HE travel gay grand canyon group of guy friends at Havasu

Splash! Grand Canyon Rafting

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.

Dates: August 14 to 23, 2019

Price: $3798

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Physical Challenge:

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flyfishing in Idaho on the HE Travel gay rafting whitewater adventure

Middle Fork Rafting

The remote Middle Fork of the Salmon River runs cold, clear, and quick, past soaring cliffs and soothing hot springs. Join us for more than 90 miles exhilarating gay whitewater rafting adventure. Camp on large sandy beaches and explore burbling side creeks and quiet hiking trails.

Dates: August 21 to 28, 2019

Price: $3398

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

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Valley of the Chateaux Cycling

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.

Dates: August 23 to 30, 2019

Price: $3298

Open

Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

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Colorado Dude Ranch & Culinary Tour

Grab your cowboy gear and head to a gorgeous Colorado dude ranch for a week of ranch-style activities. Enjoy horseback riding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, a cattle drive and more. The cuisine on this ranch is high-quality and over the top!

Dates: August 24 to 31, 2019

Price: $4998

Open

Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

HE travel gay grand canyon group of guy friends at Havasu

Splash! Grand Canyon Rafting

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.

Dates: August 28 to Sept. 6, 2019

Price: $3798

Open

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 3

sunflower field on the HE Travel gay bike tour of France

Colors of Burgundy

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: August 31 to September 7, 2019

Price: $3448

Open

Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

September 2019

a cyclist with his official pilgrim passport on the HE Travel gay Spain Camino Cycling tour

Cycling Spain’s Camino de Santiago

A Pilgrimage of miracles made by millions over the centuries, that is the Santiago de Compestela! 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.

Dates: September 8 to 15, 2019

Price: $4398

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Greek Classics Cultural Tour

Visit classic landmarks of Greece’s Golden Age in Athens, Sparta, Olympia and Delphi, and wander the lanes of ancient coastal villages of the Peloponnese Peninsula. Conclude your time in Greece with our relaxing 3-day optional extension to the picturesque (and very gay-friendly) island of Mykonos.

Dates: September 12 to 22, 2019

Price: $6198

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

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Italy Unveiled

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: September 26 to October 5, 2019

Price: $6498

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Physical Challenge Level 1

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Malta Adventure Tour

Malta’s beautiful islands have long prompted territory wars, and some of its temples were built long before Stonehenge or Giza’s pyramids. When visiting now, Malta will remain for you an unforgettable experience. With some of the most sparkling waters in the world, Malta’s man-made monuments are a complement to these islands’ natural beauty.

Dates: September 28 to October 5, 2019

Price: $5498

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Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 2 includes cultural tours with light adventure (and vice versa!).

October 2019

roasted feast on the HE Travel Puglia italy gay bike tour

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: October 5 to 12, 2019

Price: $3798

Open

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

Visit Blue Mosque on the HE Travel gay tour of Turkey

Turkey Cultural Tour

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.

Dates: October 6 to 18, 2019

Price: $5998

Open

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

Morocco: Magic and Mystery

Morocco has a natural seductiveness, a charisma which attracts travelers like an exotic lover. Our gay Morocco tour takes us to beautiful ancient cities and modern metropolises; from the gorgeous coast to quaint remote towns on the far edges of the desert. Morocco’s arms are open for all who recognize its romance.

Dates: October 13 to 23, 2019

Price: $5598

Open

Physical Challenge:

To fully enjoy this tour you should feel comfortable walking on hills, steps and uneven surfaces.

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Namibia Adventure Tour

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.

Dates: October 30 to November 11, 2019 

Price: $7198

Open

Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 4 is for the hearty adventure traveler. These tours require excellent physical fitness.

November 2019

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Gay Safari: Tanzania and Zanzibar Extension

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.

Dates: November 13 to 22, 2019

Price: $8398

Open

Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

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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 23 to December 4, 2019

Price: $6998

Open

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Physical Challenge:

Physical Challenge Level 1

December 2019

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Patagonia Chile Adventure

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 and kayaking through the varied terrain of Patagonia, all with a friendly group of gay travelers!

Dates: December 4 to 13, 2019

Price: $7598

Open

Physical Challenge:

Activity Level 3 means exciting or strenuous adventure while experiencing the culture and natural beauty of our destination.

2020 Calendar

February 2020

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 the 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, 2020

Price: $10,900

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 the discount at the time of making your reservation.
  • *Note: Discounts are not available for certain trips and holidays, reflecting many factors, including the 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.