I found Detour via a google search and boy, am I glad that I did. I travelled with 7 family members to Galapagos. Detour was with us every step of the way. The attention and constant updates prior to our trip were greatly appreciated. I can not wait to use them again. These guys made our wonderful trip even better. I would definitely use them again
Review by Linxuan Katler2 years ago
This firm will handle all queries, organise a tailor-made holiday at a very reasonable price and do it quickly, backed by their own personal knowledge. They were a pleasure to deal with.
Review by SuperKeenGal3 years ago
I cannot recommend this company enough. They took care of each and every aspect of my trip that I planned for a year and on my own. I never felt alone or worried about anything. The ethics of this company is also exceptional. I heard the best things about this company from the employees who sung high praises of the owners. The staff all seemed to love working for this company and they were treated with respect and dignity. I would only use this company again in the future for any trips to Peru.
Review by Richelyn3 years ago
Dear Detour (and Layna!),
Thank you so much for all that you did to support and help us as my friends and I made plans to travel to the Galapagos. You were incredibly thoughtful, caring, and patient, and this made us feel confident that the trip we were signing up for was going to be reputable and high quality.
Taking the Angelito I through the Galapagos was the trip of a lifetime, and you helped us to make it happen. Our guide Maja was fantastic (and spoke very highly of you all!), the islands were each unique and beautiful in their own way, and the experience brought me and my friends even closer together. We were so impressed that we talked about looking at what other trips you all have to offer!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Review by GeoffN3 years ago
It was an adventure! I loved hiking the Inca Trail with Amazons Explorer. Our guide shared his enthusiasm of Inca history and our angels, who carried the camping equipment & food, made it possible for me to do the hike. The next leg of our journey was a trip to the Tambopata Research Center on the Amazon River with Rainforest Expeditions. I don't think I will ever forget the sounds of the Rainforest: the Macaws, Howler Monkeys, a night time boat ride under the stars... Detour Destinations helped put this trip together. They helped with pre travel information, gave me an itinerary with contacts & phone numbers should travel plans change enroute, guides met us at the airport. Seamless travel, I loved it.
Review by HeAdSHoT Brathagen3 years ago
My girlfriend and I had the most incredible experience in the Galapagos Islands, and none of it would have been possible without the amazing support from Detour. Layna George the primary representative who helped us book this trip really went above and beyond in helping us tailor our trip to exactly what we wanted. The hotels were incredible with very attentive staff that provided a great service. The guides that were with us throughout our trip were phenomenal and very flexible in accommodating all of our requests. Honestly can't think of one part of our trip that we didn't enjoy, and we can't wait to use Detour again.
Review by Ruma3 years ago
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.
Review by Fualole3 years ago
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 :)
Review by Walington3 years ago
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 Andes....so 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 value......you get everything the big boy thick colored brochure travel operators offer without the huge mark-up.
Review by Neovi Worgenchaffe3 years ago
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!
Review by Extended3 years ago
we got excellent service and advice from the travel advisors at Detour destination
Review by Tahmur3 years ago
We had a great experience with Detour and our trip was very good.
Review by Jeongkook3 years ago
Fantastic experience. They managed to fit in everything we wanted to see and do and kept within our budget. Our agent was Allie. Definitely recommend and will use again if opportunity arises.
Review by CustomerDenny3 years ago
10+ wonderful !
Review by Hardwick Siperly3 years ago
Traveled to Ecuador and Galápagos Islands through Detour. It was an experience of a life time. All travel and logistics were spot on. If your looking for adventure with professional service, I would highly recommend Detour.
Review by Majainah Oostwal3 years ago
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.
Review by TradeHelp Thavisone3 years ago
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.
Review by Ismini Kaszubowksi3 years ago
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!
Review by Lauthier3 years ago
Detour found great adventures for us, and the local guides they rely on are fantastic. One of the best trips I've ever taken.
Review by Sansonette3 years ago
Amazing trips with a unique blend of adventure, local culture, and education. Would recommend to anyone!
Review by Pringarbe Asire3 years ago
We went to Peru and Patagonia with this company. They did an excellent job on both trips. The trips were well organized and planned.
Review by Hems3 years ago
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.
Review by Ratthanan Steffie3 years ago
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!
Review by Gvr3 years ago
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!
Review by LLott3 years ago
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.