For some people it can be a bit daunting travelling solo and 2020 certainly wasn’t the year for getting together in a group. However, things are looking up for 2021 with the return of some of our most popular group trips, all specially adapted to meet the needs of a safety conscious traveler. Sometimes other people aren’t available to come and travel with you when you really need to get away from it all and need to go off, explore the world, take a break and relax. That’s why gay group vacations are so amazing – you are able to join a group of other LGBT travellers who are in exactly the same position!
And that’s something we specialise in at OutOfOffice.com. Not only that but the trips are specifically designed to cater to what LGBT holidaymakers want to do and where they want to go, often incorporating gay-only hotels, gay nightlife, gay tour guides/skippers, gay tours and more. Everything is planned for you, you’ll meet lots of new people, see some incredible destinations and most of all you’ll have lots of fun! Whether you are a beach lover, history buff, adrenaline junkie or health and fitness enthusiast, we have compiled a list of the best gay group vacations for this year!
It’s undoubtedly a bucket list experience, but travelling on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express got even better. We’re operating an exclusive gay group trip on board this incredible train from Venice to Paris. Choose from one of the opulent cabins on this stunning train. Departing in November 2021, this trip will be packed full of the who’s who of LGBT glitterati.
South Africa is the most gay-friendly place to visit in Africa and is extremely welcoming and hospitable to tourists. This gay group trip takes you to all of the key places you need to see, starting off in the cosmopolitan capital of Cape Town where you can visit the gay beaches, go shark cage diving, visit penguin colonies, visit Robben Island and more! It’ll then take you up through the Winelands where you will sample the finest reds, whites and bubblies and exquisite gastronomy before heading to a safari in Kruger Park! You’ll be able to see lion, elephants, buffalo, rhino and many more as you explore the National Park before finally ending in Johannesburg – the largest city in the country.
Greece is one of the most beautiful, historic and luxury places on Earth and this gay group trip allows you to see it in all its glory. Start in historical Athens taking in sights such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon and other Ancient Greek ruins. You’ll move on to Milos – one of the lesser-known Greek islands and also one of the most untouched and unspoiled – where you’ll find beautiful beaches, coves and bays. From here, it’s time to visit the famous island of Santorini where you’ll experience the most stunning sunsets over the volcanic caldera as well as more postcard-perfect stretches of beach. You’ll also visit the island of Mykonos where you’ll find gorgeous white-washed Cycladic architecture sprawling down the cliffs and amazing gay nightlife before finally ending back in Athens.
This gay group trip to Costa Rica is one for the adventure lovers and adrenaline junkies and packs in as much as you could want from a trip to this incredibly diverse country. Start in the capital city of San Jose before exploring Arenal which is famous for its very active volcano and stunning scenery. There’ll be plenty of opportunities to go zip-lining, hiking up the volcano and visiting hot spring waterfalls in the jungle. You’ll experience staying in a private jungle villa in either Guanacaste or Las Aguas where you’ll be able to explore the jungle from the heart of it as well as taking in the gay-popular Manuel Antonio which is full of gay beaches. Here you’ll be able to enjoy life on the beach and enjoying the diverse wildlife consisting of sloths, monkeys, reptiles and birds.
One of the most popular holiday destinations in recent years has been Thailand, and it’s no surprise why! Explore this fascinating country on this gay group trip that takes you from the hustle and bustle of the capital Bangkok to lesser-known treasures and some of the most beautiful places the country has to offer. You’ll discover the inspiring Khao Yai National Park where you’ll go glamping underneath the starry night sky, discover waterfalls, dramatic cliffs and diverse wildlife before heading to Railay in the south for time relaxing on the beach, enjoying great food, snorkelling, diving and meeting new people. From here, you’ll head to Phuket where you can find the nightlife Thailand is so famous for, a fabulous gay beach, wild monkeys everywhere and much more before returning back to Bangkok. Those who want to go for longer than 12 days can opt to stay for 15 with an extension taking in the former capital of Ayutthaya with its awe-inspiring ruins and an animal refuge centre in Petchaburi!
Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a top bucket list destination. It’s known as The Lost City Of The Incas. No one knows quite what purpose it served, but it was probably some kind of royal residence. The Incas ruled over Peru in the late Medieval era, until the arrival of the conquistadors. It didn’t take long for the Spanish to take over Peru and much of the Americas. Machu Picchu was subsequently “lost” for hundreds of years until an American explorer “discovered” it in 1911. It’s one of the most enigmatic places in the world.
For sun-seekers, beach lovers and those who love being on the water, we also have gay sailing trips all over the world. These fabulous, relaxing gay group trips take you out sailing on the open waters of some of the most gorgeous destinations in the world. Often run by a gay tour guide, gay skipper and gay cook, you’ll sail with other gay men taking in each of the best locations in each destination whilst travelling on luxurious yachts. We offer gay sailing trips to places such as the Seychelles, Thailand, Greece, Croatia, Tahiti, Italy, Mexico and more!
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