Detour, the Local Travel Marketplace

Awesome Trips That Leave a Positive Trace

About Detour, the Local Travel Marketplace

You're Only Going to Go Once - You want to Do It Right

You want a great trip but don’t have the time to waste endlessly searching the internet for it.  We've got you covered. Our decades of experience in international travel is put to use to help you get the trip of your dreams. We work with the top local companies in each destination, and since we don't operate any trips ourselves or brand any trips as our own, we have no incentive to force you to take a particular trip. We offer many different trips in each destination, each with a different focus. Want to see what other travelers think? Read their unfiltered trip reviews to get their opinions. You can even compare trips, apples for apples (papayas for papayas?), right on our site to see what might be best for you.

Your Vacation Can Make the World a Better Place

Best of all, your Detour helps to make the world a better place. We only work with local companies, so the money you spend goes directly into the local economy where you are traveling, employing local people and providing money for schools, roads, and better lives for local people. We support Rainforest Alliance Verified companies, hotels, boats, and tour operators, so you are traveling with the most responsible companies on the planet. Just by traveling, you are making the world a better place.

What's a Detour?

A Detour is a better way to travel - Experiential Travel that gets you off the bus, away from the standard tourist routes. On a detour, you will get to know local people, have amazing experiences, and truly experience your destination.

Our Activities

  • Archaeological
  • Beach & Watersport
  • Bicycling
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy
  • Cross-Country/Touring
  • Cultural
  • Culture-focused
  • Day hiking
  • Eco-focused
  • Elevated Walkways
  • Expedition Cruising
  • Family
  • Geotourism
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Multisport
  • Nature
  • Paddlesport
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest
  • Safari
  • Scuba & Snorkeling
  • Sea-kayaking
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife
  • Ziplining

Our Destinations

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Central America / Caribbean
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • North America
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • South America
  • Tierra del Fuego