MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – March 2021

 

Toto Tours is gearing up for a relaunch of our group tours in early 2022. Our first scheduled tour is fittingly going to be over the Valentine’s Day Holiday in February to a place we truly love: India. Our focus will be the impressive cultural and architectural marvels throughout the state of Rajasthan, with the highlight being attendance at the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer. We’ve had the thrill of doing this tour before, and I can promise you photos that will amaze your friends for years to come. The Indian army patrols this desert on camels, and they have trained them to do the most amazing things. You won’t believe your eyes! Full details will be available soon.

Our return to travel in 2022 is going to feature amazing destinations. While the entire calendar of tours has not yet been finalized, we can promise:

February: India – Rajasthan and the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer
March: Egypt and Jordan (Sunrise at the Karnak Temple on the Vernal Equinox)
April: Bhutan and the Paro Festival
May: Italian Lakes and Cinque Terre Extension
June: Albania / Macedonia / Kosovo

We will unveil plans for the remainder of the year as soon as possible. In the meantime, please get your vaccine shots and be sure to laminate your proof of vaccination card to protect it. Until the airlines and various governments can agree on what an official “vaccine passport” looks like, it will be important to protect this document and carry it with you. For everyone’s protection, Toto Tours will require all tour participants to have proof of vaccination for COVID-19. We know this might be a hot-button issue for some who dislike the idea of getting vaccinated, but this is not negotiable. Safety is our top priority!

Most countries are currently requiring a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival. Those tests will be the responsibility of each traveler. However, if PCR tests are required upon arrival, in the middle of a tour, or before flying home, Toto Tours will arrange for those tests to happen during the tour. Direct payment to the testing agency will be the responsibility of each passenger on the spot.

As we venture cautiously and safely into the world again, masks will be an omnipresent accessory to be used whenever we are in a public space and mingling with locals. We’ve survived the horrors of the worst of this global pandemic and with all the variants popping up, now is not the time to let down our guard. We will assess the risks in each destination and set policy accordingly.

We have all been cooped up at home for too long, chafing at our restraints. There is an enormous appetite to travel again, and Toto Tours has been assisting individuals and couples with international travel arrangements for 2021. We didn’t feel that the time was right just yet for group travel in 2021, but 2022 will be here before we know it! We look forward to hosting you on an exciting adventure with one of our groups next year!

PANDEMIC POSTPONED Tours

 
Gay Illyria Tour
Price $3,500
DURATION 15 Days

April 17 – May 1, 2020
Postponed

IllyriaAlbania ~ Macedonia ~ Kosovo

Details
Gay Animal Kingdom Tour
Price $9,000
DURATION 9 Days

May 7 – 15, 2020
Postponed

ANIMAL KINGDOMBOTSWANA FLY-IN SAFARI

Details
Gay ATLANTIC ARCHIPELAGO Tour
Price $3,400
DURATION 8 Days

June 6 – 13, 2020
Lisbon Ext. June 3 - 6
Postponed

Atlantic ArchipelagoTHE AZORES (plus Lisbon)

Details
Gay Indonesia Tour
Price $5,800
DURATION 11 Days

June 25 – July 5, 2020
Postponed

Incredible IndonesiaSingapore ~ Bali ~ Flores

Details
Gay Sri Lanka Tour
Price $5,000
DURATION 12 Days

July 29 – August 9, 2020
Postponed

Spice IslandFlavors of Sri Lanka

Details
Gay Pride Tour
Price $3,600
DURATION 9 Days

August 15 - 23, 2020
Postponed

PRIDEStockholm / Gothenburg / Copenhagen Pride

Details
Gay Italy Tour
Price $4,700
DURATION 10 Days

September 6 – 15, 2020
Extend to Cinque Terre Sept. 15 - 19
Postponed

Cinque AquaeItaly’s Lake District

Details
Gay India Kolkata tour
Price $4,400
DURATION 12 Days

October 9 – 20, 2020
Orissa Extension to October 24
Postponed

BENGAL BAYKolkata, Sundarbans, Andaman Islands

Details
Gay Egypt Tour
Price $TBA
DURATION 10 Days

November 23 – December 2, 2020
Jordan Ext. Dec. 2-6, 2020 - Postponed

River of the PharaohsLuxury Egypt (plus Jordan)

Details
Gay Antarctica Cruise Tour
PRICED FROM $12,995
DURATION 13 Days

December 7 - 19, 2020
Postponed

Last ContinentAntarctica Cruise

Details

About

Toto Tours has been serving the LGBT community since 1990. We have the distinction of being the only gay tour company in existence which has been operating with the same ownership and management for such a long span of time. We are dedicated to creating exciting travel opportunities that enable our community to explore the wonders of the world in comfort and safety while having the time of our lives. Our clients come back year after year to travel with friends they met on previous trips, meet new people, and explore different parts of the world. We constantly develop new adventures to appeal to everyone, from those venturing on their first international trip, to even the most experienced and frequent world travelers. Our name is derived from the Latin word meaning "all-inclusive." The rainbow colors of the gay flag weave through the word TOTO to symbolize our connections to each other, our communities, and the world. Welcome to Toto Tours, where gay men, lesbians, their close friends and adult family members are invited to travel together to discover all the delights this world has to offer -- "in Toto."

KEEP HOPE ALIVE

In this difficult time we have created a short video message (at the right) to offer encouragement, and to remind everyone that this pandemic will someday be a memory. We might feel helpless right now, and unable to do all the things that we love (like exploring the world), but we can use this time to take an exciting inner journey to explore more about who we are and what we believe. We could very well emerge from such an adventure as more centered humans who are better able to cope with unexpected situations, and grateful for all the good things we have. This is the Toto Spirit. We support you on this inner journey and look forward to the day when we can once again travel together! -- Dan Ware, Founder




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Testimonials

Ty Dote
Southern California

Words cannot describe the beauty of Africa -- seeing wildlife in their natural habitat along with the beauty and landscape of the Namibian desert. I had such a great time that I returned for my second Toto Tour (to the Balkans) one year later!

Grover Hartt & Charles Foster
Dallas, TX

The meticulous arrangements, including knowledgeable and accessible lecturers with comfortable and luxurious accommodations, impressed us a lot during our incredible trip to Antarctica.

Nick Barrett and Piero Bonino
Brighton and Hove, UK

Our Normandy tour with Toto in 2016 was fascinating, with a brilliant local guide who had an encyclopedic knowledge of French History, Customs and Culture.

Gary Ku
San Jose, California

I had an excellent time with the Toto Tours family for our Antarctica cruise. Dan is always making sure everyone is taken care of and included. I would encourage people to give Toto Tours a try because it is awesome!

Hima Pamoedjo
Chicago, Illinois

I am a retired illustrator, and I enjoy traveling all around the world with Toto Tours. I've gone with them to Costa Rica, Newfoundland, Germany, Turkey, and most recently to Tanzania where we saw incredible wildlife! I love meeting new friends on Toto Tours, and hope I will meet you on a future tour -- somewhere in this beautiful world!

Russell Andrews
Lawrenceville, Georgia, near Kotor, Montenegro

It was such a great tour with an expertly thought-out itinerary visiting a mix of "can't miss" sites and small out of the way gems that a larger group might not have been able to do. I truly look forward to my next journey with Toto.

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