Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace
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Apr 27, 2016
Amazing Trips & Expertise!

I have traveled with Detour a number of times, and they have provided exceptional service every time: from helping me chose great trips, to providing helpful advice and information in preparing for my trips, and then of course the trips themselves! I can't even begin to tell you all the amazing experiences I've had!
Apr 20, 2016
Fun, fun, fun!

I had a great time on my trip to Ecuadar a few years back. It was my first big, out of the US vacation. Detour made it fun, easy, and comfortable!
I loved the variety of events planned for each day: snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and more! Some of which were a first for me, all the tour guides were helpful and accommodating with each activity.
I definitely look forward to my next trip with them :)
Apr 19, 2016
Best trip ever in Peru!

Mountain Lodges 7 Day Lares Trek was magical. Guides were incredible, the lodges were lovely, and the food was impeccable. I cried when the trip ended. Detour made the whole booking process so easy, I originally wanted to hike the Inca Trail but the permits were sold out. I was so bummed out, but Greg from Detour convinced me that this trip was just as good. It was that and even more. I am glad Detour had an alternative suggestion which in the end was a better option for me. I am so glad I did this trip!
Apr 13, 2016
Well planned trip

I was very happy with our trip to Belize. I thought they organized the trip well and got us fair prices. This made things a lot easier for us going to place we knew very little about.
Apr 13, 2016
experts in AUTHENTIC adventure travel

I can't say enough good things about Detour Destinations. They know, really know, the ins and outs of Central and South America. I havae worked with them on several trips - Peru, Costa Rica and Ecuador. They know these countries - have the insider's scoop - on people, places and experiences. They have created deeply authentic, culturally rich and super fun & adventurous trips for my family. I asked for a combo of education, adventure and community - they delivered on all three. I asked for a college level educated field biologist and history tour guide and they not only delivered an expert in the history & culture of Peru, but one who had connections to the Indigenious people of the when we walked a trail and picked a leaf or flower he could tell us why it was important to the people 1000 years ago and today. That alone made a life changing impression on my son. All important to us on any trip the food! Detour knew where to go to - from diners and five star - to experience Anthony Bourdain authentic food. I'll never forgot the Coca leaf ravioli with a fresh tomato sauce enjoyed while sitting on in a sun drenched, flower rich patio - it was magical. Detour Destinations is my go to for custom adventure travel - for family, for multi-generational trips and for girl friend get-aways. Last but not least DD delivers get everything the big boy thick colored brochure travel operators offer without the huge mark-up.
Apr 11, 2016
Great trips, great guides!

Detour found great adventures for us, and the local guides they rely on are fantastic. One of the best trips I've ever taken.
Apr 08, 2016
Detour ioffers great trips!

I have been on a trip to the Huaorani tribe in the Ecuadoran Amazon basin rain forest. It was one of the best trips I have ever taken. We were well taken care of, learned so much, and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the Huaorani people.
Apr 07, 2016
Ecuador land and Galapagos sea trip

Detour is one of the best companies you can book a tour with. We have gone on two trips set up by Detour Destinations. The first was Peru and the second was Ecuador. Their support pre trip and during the trip was EXCELLENT. They put together both trips to meet our needs and interests. They helped with any issues that arose during the trip and delivered a 5 Start experience. We have been travel guides ourselves in many countries and understand how hard it is to provide a quality experience, which is what they do. We will be booking more trips with Detour for sure and highly recommend them to anyone who wants a fantastic travel experience.
Apr 06, 2016
Great trip!

We had a great experience with Detour and our trip was very good.
Apr 06, 2016
Detour Helped Us With A Trip Of A Lifetime!

We felt completely taken care of from start to finish - from the prompt responses to all our silly questions ahead of time to the wonderful guides on our trip. I would travel with Detour again in a heartbeat!
Apr 02, 2016
Peru and Patagonia

We went to Peru and Patagonia with this company. They did an excellent job on both trips. The trips were well organized and planned.
Mar 29, 2016
Detour cares about helping you find a great trip!

Detour is able to suggest a number of different really cool trips since they work with a variety of tour operators. They can honestly answer questions and help you choose the perfect trip. Their staff has been on a lot of the trips that they offer, so they give first hand advice and know the destinations. I loved my Ecuador and Galapagos cruise booked through Detour! Detour provided me with a packing list and thorough itinerary, plus answers to all my questions as I prepared for my trip. Everything went so smoothly even though there were a lot of logistics! I would definitely use Detour for future trips!
Mar 25, 2016
Amazing adventure with a little of everything Belize has to offer!

Our week long honeymoon vacation in Belize was beyond expectations! The folks at Detour helped plan our itinerary with great recommendations and thorough research to meet both our interests and budget. Spending our time first in the jungle, experiencing Mayan sites, culture, and caves, and then moving onto an island for snorkeling and relaxation was definitely the right order as suggested. We would highly recommend staying at the Black Rock Lodge in the Cayo District and the Pelican Beach Resort on South Water Caye - the food, service, and views were unbelievable. Also, the tour guides and staff were very friendly and very open to sharing their life stories with us which was great - very personable and genuine. Lastly, before and during our stay we did have some questions regarding our itinerary and mosquito threats, and Detour was very responsive to answer them immediately or find the answers. I suppose our one complaint was that we weren't there for a couple more days to experience more activities but that's nobody's fault but our own...we'll just have to plan to go back some day with the stellar help of Detour Destinations!
Mar 18, 2016
Our "Go To" Travel Planners!

A few years ago we booked our first adventure tour to the Galapagos Islands; then Machu Picchu. Unbelievable. Extremely well organized. Since then we have booked Easter Island, Amazon, Uganda, Costa Rica, etc. to name a few. Our last several trips have been totally customized to meet our needs, desires, budget. Awesome group of people to work with. Because we have been working with them so long, I feel like they really have a good idea of the kind of vacations we desire. They have never disappointed us!
Mar 17, 2016
Great company, great trips

Amazing trips with a unique blend of adventure, local culture, and education. Would recommend to anyone!
Mar 16, 2016
Beautiful Belize Honeymoon!

Our whole experience with Detour was phenomenal! The staff took the time to plan the exact trip that we asked for and took care of all the small details so we didn't have to. Our trip was fabulous, and we totally recommend starting your adventure in the jungle and finishing up with an island adventure! We would absolutely recommend Detour and their services to anyone looking for a great adventure in Central or South America!
Mar 15, 2016
Detour Destinations make it happen

We have used Detour on several occasions and recommend it to everyone. They custom fit our travel to our interests and economic restriction. Go with these folks, they are the best you can find.
Mar 11, 2016
Wonderful trip to Ecuador and the Galopagos Islands

Our trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos went off without a hitch! The guides spoke excellent English and were very informative and fun to be with. They always met us on time and never left us wondering what we should do next in a country where we do not speak the language. Our cruise on the Eclipse was delightful and we made many friends among the passengers. We highly recommend Detour Destinations and hope to use them again on our next adventure tourism experience.
Mar 09, 2016
An Amazing Adventure through Peru

We spent 23 days in Peru from Lima to Tambopata. We hiked and camped on the Salkantay and Lares Valley, visited Machu Picchu (of course) and enjoyed days on Lake Titicaca, in Puno, Cusco, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and the Tambopata National Reserve. This was our DREAM vacation. Every detail, connection, domestic flight, guide (and expert climbers) were perfect, professional and friendly (we stay in contact). We highly recommend Detour Destinations and Katie Colligan.
Mar 09, 2016
Ecuador Trip

10+ wonderful !
About Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace
Detour is an adventure travel marketplace that sells trips from the best, most sustainable, locally owned and operated tour operators in each destination. These companies operate trips for the world’s most prestigious international tour operators, but they also run the same trips under their own names at much, much lower prices. Detour gets a commission for selling their trips, and because none of the trips are Detour's, and there is no advantage to Detour of selling one trip over another, we can focus on our goal of helping you get a great trip that best meets your goals and needs, at a fair price. Last but not least, when you travel with Detour you can be assured that most of the money you spend goes directly into your travel destination, and that just by traveling you are helping to make your destination a better place.
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