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THAILAND LANTERN FESTIVAL (YI PENG)

Chiang Mai - Bangkok

November 11 - 18, 2024

Prices start at only $3,275 per person!
"Travel-Now, Pay-Later" plans are available!

Chiang Mai is home to the famous Thailand Lantern Festivals - known for its thousands of released floating lanterns illuminating the night sky!
Optional: Angkor Wat (Cambodia) & Hong Kong.

2024 PUERTO VALLARTA PRIDE TRIP

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
May 23 - 27, 2024


Prices start at only $1,495 per person.
"Travel-Now, Pay-Later" plans are available!

Few Prides in the world can compare to Puerto Vallarta's. Enjoy a ton of fun with us in the Mexican Riviera sun at the ALL-INCLUSIVE Hilton Vallarta Riviera Resort!

2025 Greek Odyssey Cruise

Rome, Santorini, Mykonos, Ephesus, Naples 
June 6 - June 15th, 2025

Prices TBA by 5/1/24 via email.

Join Black Gay Travelers for an unforgettable 10-day adventure to Greece and Italy in the summer of 2025. Departing from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy on Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas. Experience luxury, stunning sights, and connect with like-minded travelers. Get started by joining our official interest list to receive the booking link first!

EUROPRIDE 2025 GROUP TRIP

Lisbon and Barcelona
June 15 - 22,  2025

Prices and booking dates TBA.

Join Black Gay Travelers to celebrate EuroPride in Lisbon, Portugal! Enjoy a 3-day pre-trip to Barcelona.
TIP:
 Cap off our 2025 Greek Odyssey Cruise with this trip for a 2-week adventure!

SALVADOR BRAZIL CARNIVAL

Salvador (Bahia) - Rio De Janeiro
February 28 - March 9, 2025

Prices and booking dates TBA.

Get ready to experience CARNIVAL in Brazil with an African vibe! Experience the rich culture, colors, and rhythms of the Salvador Carnival. 

Optional Extension: Iguazu Falls

AOTEAROA CRUISE (New Zealand)

Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown
Fall 2024
Prices and booking dates TBA.

Enjoy an unforgettable 2-week adventure in Aotearoa (New Zealand): Māori for "The Land of the Long White Cloud."

Optional Pre-Trip: Los Angeles

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES 📢

Date

Event

Description / Action

April 15, 2024

April Newsletter Release

April 1, 2024

Thailand Lantern Festival Adventure Winner Announcement

BOOK (1) SPOT HERE to Enter

April 21th, 2024

Puerto Vallarta Pride Deposit Deadline

BOOK HERE

May 15, 2024

Puerto Vallarta Pride Final Payment Deadline

MEET THE TEAM

Oak Mahavan

Oak is a travel consultant and influencer from Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has visited 40+ countries, has a background in hospitality and marketing, and is our main event host for SE Asia. Fun fact: his grandmother helped pioneer Thailand's tourism industry in the 1970s, establishing it as the force it is today!

Tamara Leigh (she/her)

Leigh is the editor of Blaque/OUT Magazine and a Consultant with Blaque/OUT Consulting, specializing in DEI with an intersectional focus. She consults, speaks, and programs as an educator, advocate, and activist. 

Chris & Jim’s Obsidian Vacations

South Africa is a beautiful country perfect for travelers interested in African culture. Experienced traveler Chris (on the right), who co-runs Chris & Jim’s Obsidian Vacations, has explored over 43 countries, including many in Southern Africa. He organizes two types of annual, small-group journeys for the group.

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B.A.G. Travel, a California-based travel agency, runs black Gay Travelers. We use our connections with tourism boards, suppliers, partners, and Influencers to curate incredible experiences for members of Black Gay Travelers.

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