Diamond in the Rough
Glittering South Africa

 
April 11 - 22, 2025 with Victoria Falls Extension to April 26

Enjoy the magnificence of abundant African wildlife, spectacular scenery, fascinating cultures, and one of the world’s most beautiful cities: Cape Town, the gay capital of Africa! Toto Tours is excited to help you discover the many glittering facets of this “Diamond in the Rough.” We offer an optional extension to breathtaking Victoria Falls at the conclusion of the main tour. You won’t want to miss it! Click here for full details.


Spectacular Table Mountain

Ascend to the top of Table Mountain by scenic cable car for some invigorating hiking with panoramic views over Cape Town. In addition to urban fun, while here we’ll also take a day trip to the Cape of Good Hope to witness the joining of two seas, have a laugh or two with some jackass penguins, and also visit the stunning Kirstenbosch Gardens.

Marine Wildlife Adventures

The waters of the southern Cape are teeming with some of the most beautiful specimens of amphibious creatures. We’ll see seal colonies, dolphins, penguins and whales if we are lucky! You’ll also have the opportunity to do a cage dive with great white sharks - an experience that will create an indelible memory!


Cape Winelands

The Winelands are a part of South Africa that could accurately be described as an artist’s pallet. We are engulfed by a tapestry of vineyards interwoven with the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek at the base of the Boland Mountains. Enjoy two days of exploration and wine tasting in this, the cradle of the South African fruit and wine industries.


Kruger National Park

Spend three days and nights enjoying close encounters with “The Big Five” and countless other species of wild animals in one of the most famous game reserves in the world. Get acquainted with giraffe, kudu, impala, zebra, wildebeest, and buffalo. Elephant and white rhino are also common. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, and side-striped jackal, as well as wild dog. You will return home with the most amazing photographs!


Extend to Victoria Falls

You won’t believe your eyes as you catch sight of the five separate falls which make up this incredible spectacle that plunges more than 328 feet into a sheer-sided chasm which separates Zimbabwe from Zambia. We stay at a luxury tented camp, have an elephant encounter, a stunning sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, game drives in Zambezi National Park and many other special activities. A perfect conclusion to your South Africa adventure!


NOTES FROM TOTO HEADQUARTERS


Bhutan Selling Fast

Our Bhutan adventure, November 11-24, 2024, is filling up, and is a guaranteed departure. When people ask Dan Ware, Toto’s Founder, what are his favorite destinations in all the world, Bhutan always tops the list. Nowhere else comes close for sheer natural beauty and a fascinating culture which has created the happiest place on earth! This experience will change you for good. Details here.

LOOKING AHEAD THROUGH 2025…


Mark Your Calendar

- Naples / Capri / Amalfi Coast, May 2025
- Barging in Belgium, July 2025
- Sri Lanka, August 2025
- Greece, September 2025
- India for Diwali, October 2025
- Colombia, December 2025
Let us know if you would like advance details about any of these tours as we finalize our plans.

We look forward to traveling with you soon!

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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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