This page lists Detour’s trip options for groups of 10-40 people. If you’re looking for a smaller group trip, or a private trip just for you, please visit Matt’s personal page at Detours with Matt.

Destination: Cuba
Highlights: Music, Art and Classic Cars!
Santiago de Cuba Detour offers legal, People-to-People trips to Cuba under a general license from the U.S. Treasury Department. This trip features Cuba’s fascinating culture – from food to music to art and dance! We also examine Cuba’s complex society and economy, the history that’s brought it to this point, and what we expect to see going forward.

Like all Detour’s trips, this one can be adapted to focus on the country’s arts scene, LGBT community, Jewish community, classic cars, or other particular interests of your group.

Destination: Nicaragua
Highlights: Coffee Farming and Production
Grinding coffee beans This coffee origin tour visits a top Nicaraguan producer of specialty coffee, going behind the scenes to learn what goes into a great cup. We’ll visit several farms in the mountains of Matagalpa, then cup some beans to taste how different growth conditions affect flavor.

Of course, even if you hate coffee, Nicaragua’s got plenty to offer. There’s colonial history and architecture, beautiful beaches, and a killer farm-to-table experience with a family of farmers we know!

Destination: Guadalajara, Mexico
Highlights: Artesania, Mariachis, and Pilgrimage to Tequila
Church in Tequila, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico’s second biggest city, is known as "the San Francisco of Mexico." It’s a Mecca for LGBT Mexicans, artists, performers, and the rest of the creative class. The region is also home to a huge number of artisans, who produce everything from ceramics to artisanal tequila. Despite the many things to do and see in the area, Guadalajara isn’t overrun with English-speaking tourists… so it’s never developed that lovely Mexico-for-gringos vibe.

The trip can also feature a segment on Tequila, the town that crafts the eponymous beverage.

Destination: Puerto Rico
Highlights: Beach, Bay, and Seasonal Fiestas

The beach along San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is famous for its beautiful tropical beaches, amazing food, and music scene. Less famous – but maybe our favorite – are the bioluminescent bays, which light up as you paddle through them. We’ll also take in the sights (sounds, tastes…) of San Juan, from picturesque Old San Juan to trendy Santurce. Last but not least, we’ll head west to enjoy some of the island’s less-hyped attractions and natural beauty.

Destination: Panama
Highlights: Rainforests, Cultures, and the Canal
Folkloric dancers in Panama in traditional costumes Panama is a small country with a lot going on. Its rainforests and beaches are beautiful and largely undeveloped – often compared to Costa Rica before its huge tourism boom. The country is also home to several indigenous groups, such as the Kuna Indians, who produce Panama’s iconic molas. Last but not least, there’s Panama City. Some people love the city for the famous Canal. We love it for the marvelous ice cream. It’s all about your priorities.