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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 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!

CELEBRATE PRIDE IN COLOMBIA!

Cartagena & Medellín
June 25 - July 2, 2024

Prices start at $3,875 per person

Looking for a luxurious and unforgettable way to celebrate PRIDE this summer? Look no further than our exclusive 8-day getaway in Colombia! With first-class hotels, mouth-watering cuisine, a sunset party cruise, and VIP access to the hottest parties in town, this trip promises to be the ultimate celebration of love, diversity, and Latin culture!

MEET THE WINEMAKERS VACATION

Cape Town, South Africa
April 5 - 15th, 2024 
OR
May 31 - June 10th, 2024

Prices start at $3,879 per person.

For Black Gay Male solo travelers, couples, partners, and friends. Imagine sipping the finest wines among enchanting vineyards while meeting the talented black winemakers and wine professionals in South Africa's famed Cape Winelands!

AFROFUTURE

Accra, Ghana
December 27th - January 2nd, 2025

Prices start at $3,999 per person.

Traveling to Ghana for AfroFuture offers an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the pulsating rhythms of Africa's past, present, and future. It's a transformative experience that will leave you inspired and deeply connected to the dynamic pulse of the continent.
Host: Maurice Foley, the amazing founder/CEO of The Black Travel Expo!

JAPAN CHERRY BLOSSOM TOUR

Tokyo - Mt. Fuji - Kyoto - Osaka
April 11 - 21, 2024
Prices start at $3,875 per person.

Join us in Japan during cherry blossom season for an unforgettable 10-day, 11-night adventure filled with good vibes, good energy, and memories to last a lifetime. This curated trip is perfect for solo travelers, your travel buds, best friends, spouses, or *not-sure-yet-but-working-on-it* companions!



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SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL

Sapporo - Tokyo, Japan
January 30 - February 12,  2025

Prices and booking dates TBA.

2 MILLION descend upon the city of Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, for the world's most incredible display of ice and snow sculptures!

Optional Extension: Kyōto, Nara, & Osaka

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

THE BEST OF AOTEAROA (New Zealand)

Auckland - Rotorua - Wellington - Christchurch - Queenstown
February 12 - 27, 2025
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

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)

Editor of Blaque/OUT Magazine and Consultant with Blaque/OUT Consulting specializing in DEI with an intersectional focus. She consults, speaks, and programs as an educator, advocate, and activist. Leigh is originally from New York and currently resides in Florida, but her work takes her worldwide. 

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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