Tour Operator Spotlight: OutWest Global
Photos courtesy of OutWest Global Adventures
Story by Olga Bas
OutWest Global Adventures
(1-800-743-0458, www.outwestadventures.com, email@example.com)
About: Founded by Aaron Kampfe and his partner David Heinzen in 1995, OutWest unites the hardiness of hiking and trekking over mountains with urban luxury of four-star hotels and good food. Balancing activity with relaxation, each trip promises a workout as well as breathtaking sights and the local flavor. The guides will teach all skills required for a safe and happy adventure and each trip is rated from easy to challenging so that you can decide for yourself whether the trip is for you.
Clientele: 98% gay; 90% men; 60% singles
Price range: $ 1,345-3,495
Upcoming trips: From May 23-June 2 2009, OutWest will be adventuring in Peru, with a focus on the legendary Machu Picchu and the Amazon, the largest river in the world. The tour will be full of highlights, touching down on all the distinctive tourist spots such as the city of Lima as well as leading an exploration Machu Picchu with an added bonus of a climb up Huayna Picchu. Prepare to raft through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and to peacefully float down the Amazon. Group size will be between 12-18 travelers.
Deals and steals: Mention Out Traveler when you book your trip before January 31st 2009 and receive $100 off any Fall 2009 trip. That includes Israel, Jordan, Baja, Mexico, or South Africa.