Stay Home Now, Travel Tomorrow

Are you starting to go a little stir crazy from sheltering in place, and day dreaming about the time you can get out and explore the world? Us too! If you have a little extra cash to play with, now is a great time to book a trip to the Galapagos Islands! There are loads […]

When is the Best Time to Go to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu?

We recommend traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu any time from March through December. The most popular months to travel for both destinations is April and May, and trips sell out very far in advance. June, July, & August are the second most popular time to visit both. March, September, October, November, and December […]

COVID-19 Updates: March 13, 2020

Like you, we are concerned about how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the health and well-being of our travelers and the people in the local destinations you will visit. We also know many of you have questions about how this pandemic may impact your upcoming trip. As we all know, this situation is changing rapidly […]

President of Costa Rica Named One of Time Magazine’s “100 Rising Stars That Will Change the World”

Costa Rica has been leading the way for sustainable tourism for decades, starting with the formation of reserves and parks in the 1960s and 70s. They are now leading the world in their policies to address climate change. “Since becoming President in 2018, President Alvarado has established a bold path for Costa Rica, setting targets […]

Comparing Galapagos Multisport Adventures

Galapagos Multisports are island hopping, land based trips that explore the iconic Galapagos wildlife in fun, active ways: sea kayaking, hiking, biking, snorkeling, maybe even stand up paddle boarding. In the last 10 years the popularity of this style of travel grew bigger than a Galapagos tortoise. We’ve seen a number of operators in the […]

How to Pack for a Multisport Adventure: Tips from Detour Traveler & Owner of Trailblazer Wellness Becki Rupp

If you’re the type who usually packs for a trip the night before you leave, it’s time to change that habit, at least for a multi-sport adventure trip. The sooner you start pulling together the items for your trip, the better it’ll will go when you get there! Be sure to review the packing list […]

We All Need To Be Climate Activists

Here is what I wrote this weekend about Friday’s climate strike in Bozeman, including the text of my speech for the rally: Thanks for Joining the Global Climate Strike in Bozeman! Friday morning, as a cold rain started to fall in Bozeman, so too fell the hopes of those of us who had worked for […]

Adventure Travel Means Engaging In Your Trip vs. Passively Watching It Go By

Adventure travel is definitely for those that enjoy more active ways of traveling and exploring, but you don’t need to be popping wheelies to enjoy a bike ride through pastoral Peru. Active trips, often referred to in the travel world as adventure travel, are equally for travelers that want to immerse and engage in the […]

6 Ways to Prep for Your Multisport Adventure

Future Detour traveler, Becki Rupp, is planning a Galapagos Multisport Adventure trip coming up this fall. As a health coach and owner of Trailblazer Wellness, she spends her day helping clients gain more strength and stamina so that they can enjoy the experiences they’ve been dreaming of – whether that’s a dream trip, volunteering or […]

We Support BCorp Businesses!

To be clear Detour is not a certified BCorp member. . . yet. We are working through the requirements in order to become one. BCorp certification is thorough and a badge of commitment to the “highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.” As a […]

Insider’s Tips: How to Get the Trip of Your Dreams in 2019

Dreaming About a Trip to Latin America? Follow These Tips To Get Your Dream Trip in 2019 INSIDER’S TIPS: HOW TO EXPERIENCE UNFORGETTABLE WILDLIFE IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS Want to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most unique endemic species, from the only wild penguins living north of the equator to […]

It’s Time to Talk About Climate Change

The First Step To Addressing Climate Change is to Have Conversations About Climate Change, No Matter How Uncomfortable Hey travelers, it’s finally time we have that uncomfortable talk. Yes, the one about… climate change. If you saw news of October 2018’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report you know that the situation is dire and […]

2019 Inca Trail Permits on Sale Now!

Want to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2019? Of course you do – who doesn’t? 2019 Inca Trail permits went on sale at the beginning of October and will sell out quickly so act fast to book your trip so you can travel on your preferred travel dates.

Travelers Against Plastic

Detour is a member of Travelers Against Plastic, (TAP, Single use plastic is a problem everywhere in the world, but it is an especially large problem in major tourism destinations in developing countries, where waste disposal is limited and recycling is virtually nonexistent. We strongly discourage the use of disposable water bottles, even if offered […]

Wildlife You Are Likely to See on Each Island in the Galapagos

Planning a trip to the Galapagos Islands can lead you into a spiraling black hole of personal excel sheets and YouTube videos. Each island in the enchanted archipelago is different and most travelers do not have the means nor the time to visit every possible visitor site. Nor would that make sense. You can gain […]

Top 3 Reasons to do a Galapagos Multisport Adventure

A Galapagos Multisport trip is a land-based, island-hopping tour that explores the wildlife and geology of the islands by human-powered means while overnighting in hotels along the way. This means hiking in the highlands, sea kayaking and snorkeling the shorelines, biking to visitor sites, and then retreating to the comfort of a hotel room (vs. […]

Love Your Feet – Bring the Right Trekking Boots to Peru!

Nothing is more important than making sure your feet are happy for the trek of a lifetime! Here are our recommendations for what boots to take on your trek in Peru:

Sierra Negra Volcano Eruption – June 2018

  The Galapagos Islands are hailed for endemic wildlife seemingly unaware and uninterested in us humans looking on. Equally as fascinating and quintessential to any Galapagos trip is learning about the geology and the island’s creation. Let’s rephrase that. Ongoing creation. Right now the islands are alive! With volcano activity on both Fernandina (La Cumbre […]