We’re all for women-only travel groups and tours. We not only have our Solo Female Travelers community on Facebook which counts more than 65,000 members, but also run women only tours to challenging, expensive or fascinating destinations.
And we are not the only ones!
Women only trips are a growing trend everywhere around the world. Google shows that there has been an increase of 400% in searches of the term in the last four years and we see this interest reflected in the growth of our Solo Female Travelers community.
Women travel solo to connect with locals and to meet other travelers, so why not start with the group you are traveling with?
In this article you will find an extensive list of women travel groups and companies offering women only tours or specific departures for women traveling together.
Women only tours and tours for women traveling together
Below you will find a list of all the women-only tours available. For each, we have added a description, examples of tours, the type of traveler they target and a price range. Note that some of the destinations might change or new ones be added.
Solo Female Travelers (our tours!)
We are all about empowering women to travel on their own, but there are some trips that are more affordable, easier or more fun with friends.
Our trips are special because:
- All our tours are female-only and most of our guests are solo travelers.
- We pair you to avoid single supplements, unless you want your own room.
- Photographer onboard (*select trips) to capture the trip. No need for selfie sticks or heavily posed shots, we will take candid shots for you to share and treasure.
- We support female owned / focused / led businesses and will partner with companies who align with our mission to empower women.
- Responsible travel, we are committed to working with partners who support this ethos because this is what we believe in
- We veer towards luxury, because we all need to treat ourselves sometimes.
- We work directly with local partners for most of our trips. We know we will not get there from the beginning, but we strive to get there.
- A good balance of group activities, and free time to spend on your own, this is a solo female travel community after all, and we do not want you to feel like you “have to do” what’s on the itinerary.
- Our trips are for destinations that are not ideal solo: they are hard to reach alone, expensive or dangerous solo or where group travel opens doors.
- Small group tours no more than 12-14 guests. No buses, umbrellas or headsets to hear the guide.
|Who is Solo Female Travelers for:||Women who travel solo and are keen to meet other women on fun trips, visit remote destinations and treat themselves.|
|Destinations:||Tanzania (luxury and value), Barcelona & Costa Brava, Iceland, Sudan, Morocco, Greece, Tuscany, South Africa, Mongolia|
|Duration:||From 6 to 12 days.|
|Price range:||Mid to high end, on some trips we offer two comfort levels. Prices from $2,500 to $8,000|
|Single supplement:||We pair all guests with other women unless they prefer a single room.|
Australia-based Intrepid Travel is one of the largest global tour companies specialising in all types of travel and with destinations across the world.
They organise country specific trips as well as multi-country tours, and have a range targeted at younger travelers, families, foodies and even budget conscious travelers.
In its portfolio is a set of women-only tours launched in 2017 to various destinations around the world, particularly conservative or challenging destinations which are traditionally viewed as more difficult for women to travel solo in or to interact with locals in.
These tours are led by female guides and take you behind the scenes to places where women take their scarves off or socialise.
As Intrepid puts it: “We see these trips as an exciting opportunity for female travellers go behind closed doors and learn about customs, food, challenges and the lives of other women across the globe.”
|Who is Intrepid for:||Women who want to discover off-the-beaten-path destinations with conservative societies where interaction with the locals might be limited. The tours offer a behind the scenes look into life for women in these destinations.|
|Destinations:||Morocco, Pakistan, Iran, Kenya, Turkey, India, Jordan, Israel|
|Duration:||From 8 to 15 days.|
|Price range:||Affordable. From $1,000 to $3,500 for longer trips with domestic flights. International airfare not included, prices for double occupancy and room sharing.|
|Single supplement:||Intrepid pairs solo travelers but if you prefer your own accommodation single supplements are available.|
+The female point of view of these tours gives a unique insight overlooked by most mixed gender group trips. In-depth understanding of the culture and traditions of the destinations. Contribute to female empowerment. Opportunity to discover destinations that are more complex to visit as a solo female traveler.
-Limited departures as this is a relatively new niche type of travel so you need to plan ahead. New destinations are added constantly so keep checking back.
Outdoor company REI has been selling outdoor clothing and equipment for decades and has a wide portfolio of active adventure group trips and specific women-only tours. Their focus is on hiking and the outdoors and their trips follow the same philosophy.
Trips are mid to high-end and are classified based on their level of difficulty from 2 to 5 with 5 being hardcore hiking and strenuous activity (think 10h a day of hiking or steep mountain-side treks).
Expect to spend the majority of your time outside and active; if you are not that kind of woman, these are not the tours to join. REI is perfect for what they do best.
|Who is REI for:||REI trips are focused on adventure travel including hiking, kayaking and backpacking trips with lots of outdoor time and daily activity.|
|Destinations:||Strong focus on domestic travel within the US. Some trips to Peru, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand or Greece.|
|Duration:||From 3/4 day weekend getaways in the US to week-long trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at USD 849 for REI members for the 3-day trips to $6,049 for longer 10-day international trips in shared rooms. Air fare is not included. It pays to become a member ($20 lifetime membership).|
|Single supplement:||REI pairs travelers traveling solo but if you prefer your own accommodation single supplements are available but can be steep. Prices above are for shared accommodation.|
+If you are an outdoors lover you will find just what you need. Sleeping tents are provided in camping trips. Pairing with other solo women traveling means you can save on the single supplement.
-Prices are above average (as is the quality) and you might need to buy certain clothing/ equipment depending on the type of trip you do which adds to the overall cost. For most trips, you should train in advance to be ready.
Co-founded in 2015 by two friends, Christina and Nektaria, Shefari (she + safari) is a boutique small-group, travel company connecting women through the art of transformative travel. This means that their retreats are segmented based on the purpose of the trip.
There are trips with a focus on entrepreneurship, health & wellness, culture & exploration, spirituality, learning and volunteering. The difference from other tour companies is that Shefari offers really niched-down trips with a very specific focus.
You can go on a yoga retreat in Mexico, a food & wine indulgence in Portugal, an island-hoping week in Greece, a celebratory trip to Montana for cancer survivors or a spiritual journey in the South of France that follows Mary Magdalene life.
The website is a marketplace for both Shefari-led tours as well as curated trips provided by third party companies that specialise on a specific type of retreat.
While the trips have a wide range of objectives they are not targeted at an age but rather at a state of mind and purpose. Shefari can also help you organise your private trip.
|Who is Shefari for:||Women who are looking for more from a trip and want to connect with other likeminded women.|
|Destinations:||Shefari-led tours are to Portugal, Greece, Bali, Span, France, Italy, US. Third party trips to various destinations. 2021 trips to be announced.|
|Duration:||From 4 to 9 days depending on destination.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,500 for the shorter trips in the US and $6,000 for the longer 10-day trips.|
|Single supplement:||Accommodation arrangements vary depending on the retreat.|
+Small group and very tailored to what you like and the purpose of the trip meaning you can connect with truly likeminded women. Curated marketplace means you can find a wide array of options from third party providers.
-Website is currently hard to navigate and does not have info on upcoming trips yet, best to reach out to them until the new 2021 trips are added
El Camino – Women who travel by Conde Nast
Well-established Conde Nast is the publisher of several popular magazines among which Vogue, GQ and Conde Nast Traveler. They also launched a high-end line of women-only tours called Women Who Travel for women traveling together to appreciate the finer things in life.
These tours have a food and cultural focus and are organised by El Camino, curated by the Conde Nast Editors who also run a podcast on female travel and a large Facebook group.
El Camino tours are quite different from the majority of other tour companies. They are bold and immersive in the real sense of the word. They feature artists in all areas, from food to crafts to music, and none of the usual touring. No checklist, no museums, no monuments.
Almost all tours include lots of evening music and dancing, cooking classes and real exposure to the local culture. There is also a trip photographer to take all those candid shots.
|Who is Women Who travel for:||Women who love the finest things in life and are interested in living a destination rather than in taking IG shots because those will be provided. Think a chic, laid-back vibe and relaxed warm evenings with drinks, salsa music and local food.|
|Destinations:||Trips are only to Mexico, Cuba and Colombia|
|Duration:||From 5 to 8 depending on destination.|
|Price range:||Starting at $3,800 for the 8-day trip to Colombia.|
|Single supplement:||El Camino pairs travelers who are traveling solo but you can inquire about single supplements if you do not wish to share.|
+Small group, premium and unique experiences that are just not easy to find on your own. Installment plan. Lots of food and drinks, music and art. In-house photographer taking shots for you.
-Prices are on the high-end of the scale, in fact these are the most expensive of the trips on this list averaging about $500-$800 per day.
Newcomer Wild Terrains is a women-only travel company with a mission to cultivate meaningful relationships that propel women forward.
They have cultivated relationships with women-owned businesses around the world to create one-of-a-kind travel experiences by women, for women. Best of all, you can get on their website and see the businesses you will support.
As founder Lauren Bates tells us, “is very unusual for a travel company [to reveal the business you will visit] but it allows us to be transparent about who your dollars are supporting as a traveler.”
Wild Terrains also organises Mother-Daughter tours for Mother’s Day and encourages travelers to join their Mexico tours in pairs (since sharing a room is not possible on that trip).
Trips with Wild Terrains have built-in free time so you can decide what to explore of the more typical tourist sights and the itinerary focuses on the food, drinks and cultural experiences you can’t easily organise independently.
|Who is Wild Terrains for:||Women who are looking for more than just the tourist sites and who want to get to know local women-owned businesses and connect.|
|Destinations:||Trips are only to Mexico and Portugal, a third destination launching end of 2020.|
|Duration:||From 5 to 8 days. Trips run once a month during the shoulder and high season.|
|Price range:||$2,150 for Mexico to $2,950 for Portugal.|
|Single supplement:||Trips to Mexico do not allow room share with another traveler so single travelers will have to pay a supplement, Portugal tours do.|
+Unique program focused more on the dining, drinks and cultural elements with free time to choose what tourist site to visit. Interaction with local women-only businesses.
-Trips to Mexico do not allow sharing due to the double-bedding accommodation which leaves solo travelers paying for the single supplement.
Purposeful Nomad focuses on what the name indicates, making sure that their trips have a positive impact, as they say “responsible, rewarding, safe, sustainable and ethical travel for women, by women”.
Their focus is on women-only, intimate and small group trips that go deeper and do not focus on the main tourist sites but on responsible tourism. Instead, you will learn something new like how to shear an alpaca or cook using traditional methods.
Days are spent at farms, beaches or at local foundations and charities fighting for women’s rights; there are yoga sessions and slow days by the sea. The emphasis of Purposeful Nomad is on slow travel.
|Who is Purposeful Nomad for:||Women who enjoy traveling slowly and being exposed to other cultures, slowly and deeply. Travelers who want their vacation investment to go to a good cause and also learn something new.|
|Destinations:||Wide range: Dominican Republic, Greece, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Tanzania.|
|Duration:||Most of the trips are around 10 days long.|
|Price range:||Starting at $2,500 to $4,500 depending on destination.|
|Single supplement:||Prices are per per person sharing but there ar single supplements available.|
+Get exposed to (mostly) women-owned charities and organisations from around the world and relax with lots of free time to simply take it all in. The purpose is to return recharged.
-Experiences tend to shy away from major tourist sites (not bad per se) and may not cover the key tourist attractions. Prices are on the high side.
Started, and almost always led, by Beth in 2008 as a means for her to take other women on some of the places she loves, WanderTours offers a small list of tours for women only (with some exceptions) that feel more like a group of friends getting together than a group tour company.
Beth encourages future guests to friend her on Facebook and get to know her better to decide if they would enjoy going on a trip.
She also started the WanderWorld Foundation to channel donations to some of the organisations each group tour gives to, and likes to compete in marathons and treks. Since she is the leader of most tours, her personality matters.
|Who is WanderTours for:||Cozy, adventurous tours to some off the beaten path destinations nobody else organises women only tours to.|
|Destinations:||India, Papua New Guinea, Bhutan, Vietnam and Cambodia,|
Burma, Thailand and Laos, Indonesia and Tanzania. She also organises group trips in the US through New Orleans, Santa Fe, Seattle.
|Duration:||From 5 days for the US getaways to 14 days for the longer trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,750 for the shorter US trips up to $8,000 for the once in a lifetime trips to Papua New Guinea.|
|Single supplement:||WanderTours tries to pair travelers if possible else there is a pricey supplement.|
+The only women’s adventure travel company that organises trips to Papua New Guinea giving you a unique opportunity (if pricey). Cozy and friendly, as if you were traveling with a friend.
-On the pricey side but this also includes a portion of the cost devoted to a local charity that usually works with women or children. Group tours are a bit larger than others (up to 16 guests).
Adventures in Good Company
Founded in 1999 by Marian Marbury, Adventures in Good Company focuses on adventure travel for women with emphasis on women of all ages.
Their trips have an outdoor focus and involve various level of activity depending on your choice. There is hiking across Greenland or the villages of Cinque Terre, kayaking in the sea, exploration in the Amazon or multi-sport trips with a bit of everything. Birders can marvel at Guyana and seafarers can sail in Turkey.
Because of the focus on nature, Adventures in Good Company has a strong responsible tourism charter and follows the leave no trace principles. Traveling slowly and being a fully remote team also helps contribute to sustainable travel.
In 2020 Kelly Kimple assumed ownership of the company, bringing fresh energy and a commitment to the vision and philosophy of guiding on which Adventures in Good Company was founded.
|Who is Adventures in Good Company for:||Outdoorsy women, 40 and 65 years old, who like to explore places on foot/kayak/horse and prefer to hike through rural Italy than hoping on a car. Those looking to conquer longer hikes such Camino de Santiago.|
|Destinations:||Lots of domestic destinations in the US and a wide array of international trips to many popular destinations and some lesser known ones such as Guayana or Greenland.|
|Duration:||From 5 days for the US getaways to 14 days for the longer trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,550 for the shorter US trips up to $8,000 for the once in a lifetime trips to Papua New Guinea.|
|Single supplement:||Adventures in Good Company tries to pair travelers if possible and switches up the sharing arrangement throughout the trip, else there is a single supplement.|
+A true outdoor tour company giving you the unique chance to explore the world on foot. Long years of experience. Wide portfolio of trips in the US. They offer early bird discounts and discounts for repeat customers. 2 guides on every trip to ensure flexibility.
-The website feels a bit 1990s and is clunky and time consuming to navigate and filter due to the amount of trips (calendar view works best). Very US-focused in audience.
Damesly goes beyond typical group tours and focuses on travel, writing and photography workshops and trips of self-discovery where there are elements of coaching, mentorship and business brought together to help you find clarity or direction.
The company is the travel arm of Go Girl Guides and Women’s Travel Fest and has a strong bond in the creative community appealing to women who may work in the field, although open to everyone.
Trips are mid to high end and have a focus on culture and beautiful sites. Destinations are photogenic and perfect for those who love to photograph.
|Who is Damesly for:||Cozy, adventurous tours with a learning component where you may pick up a new skill.|
|Destinations:||US, Mexico, Egypt, Morocco, Cuba, Namibia.|
|Duration:||From 4 days for the US getaways to 14 days for the longer trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,850 for the shorter 4-day US trips up to $3,850 for the 10-day trip to Namibia. International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler|
+Like-minded creative community of women with similar passion means you will be among your own. Workshop trips have a skill-building element. Reasonably priced for the mid-high end range of accommodations.
-Prices are on the higher side but you should take it as a learning opportunity. If you are not looking to learn something new this may not be the right place for you.
WHOA – Women High on Adrenaline
WHOA is a boutique adventure-focused women travel company founded by Allison and Danielle in 2013 to offer active holidays such as hiking to Everest Base Camp or Kilimanjaro with a sustainable and responsible twist.
Their trips put travelers in touch with local women to facilitate cultural interaction and they are all about empowerment. The company works with small local female-owned businesses instead of bigger ones.
WHOA is all about inclusion and has even launched trips for plus sized women. As they put it “WHOA women find comfort in the uncomfortable. We bask in the sun and dirt. Never afraid to break a nail, a sweat or a stereotype. Adventure is an outlook and it’s how we choose to live.”
There are two types of trips on offer, adventures and expeditions and WHOA can also organise your own private group trip. The majority of the trips have a maximum of 12 to 18 participants.
|Who is WHOA for:||Fun and adventurous women who want to take a challenge and scale a mountain.|
|Destinations:||Kilimanjaro, Mount Ebus, Machu Pichu, Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, Everest Base Camp, Iceland, New Zealand, Patagonia, Oktoberfest.|
|Duration:||From 5 days for Oktoberfest to 2 weeks though the majority are about 8-10 days long|
|Price range:||Starting at $2,950 for the shorter Oktoberfest to $4,600 for Kilimanjaro. International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler. Because of the nature of the trips single accommodation is less common (camping, etc.)|
+Fun and unapologetic with a strong responsible and sustainable tourism focus and women empowerment.
-Small tour company so limited list of tours and all very hardcore active (except for the Oktoberfest which may be tougher on the liver than the legs!). Some trips can be quite large (18 pax for Kilimanjaro).
Wild Women Expeditions
Wild Women Expeditions has been around for over 30 years and focuses on adventure and active trips for women of all ages.
They have wide portfolio of trips to many countries in the world all under the same active common denominator. They also have yoga retreats and safari expeditions.
As they put it “We encourage you to let go and get wild! We value freedom of expression and want to give you the space to maybe see yourself in a new light, outside of your regular responsibilities and everyday roles.”
Wild Women Expeditions also organises private trips for groups and has a couple of trips for teenage girls.
The company focuses on being in the moment so all trips start with a discussion on photography and videography and recommends guests to be in the moment and void constant social media updates. Likewise, they encourage participants not to bring drones.
|Who is WWE for:||Outdoorsy and active women between 35-55 years of age who want to connect with nature and disconnect from the day to day.|
|Destinations:||Argentina, Bahamas, Mexico, Belize, Bhutan, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Egypt, Galapagos, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam.|
|Duration:||From 7 days to 14 days.|
|Price range:||Starting at $2,450 for the shorter trips that include more outdoorsy activities such as camping . International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler. Single supplements are available.|
+Experienced women’s tour company. Wide portfolio with several departures for some of the trips means it is easier to find the right one for you. 7-day risk free cancellation policy and the ability to pay in instalments.
-Slow and clunky website that makes it hard and time-consuming to search and compare. If you are someone who likes to document everything or take lots of photography and videography you may find the trip philosophy to be against it.
The Women’s Travel Group
The Women’s Travel Group was established in 1992 and has a portfolio of women trips that usually include more than one country and cater to an older demographic interested in having a more in-depth conversation about the culture, the politics and the history of a place.
As its President, Phyllis Stoller, put it to us, “Our guides are for smart women who bring complicated questions.”
You will find some of the popular destinations as well as more unusual ones like Ethiopia, Albania or Madagascar.
Accommodation tends to be on the higher end and meals better than average. Emphasis is on culture and food and the itinerary is closed. No shopping stops and no free time. Prices are mostly all inclusive and there are no surprises or hidden costs.
Phyllis continues, “We often have a speaker who talks about the dark side of a country. For example, a human rights worker in Chile under Pinochet; an economic development expert in Albania; a Fistula Doctor in Ethiopia. We like controversy to get the group to talk.”
|Who is The Women’s Travel Group for:||Women between the ages of 45 and 70 who want to truly get to know a country beyond the surface and make the most of their vacation time. Bonus if you also appreciate good food and wine.|
|Destinations:||UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, India, Italy, Myanmar, Egypt, Portugal, UAE, Oman, Botswana, South Africa, Morocco, France, Kenya, Madagascar, Iceland, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Namibia, Bhutan, Indonesia, Germany, Holland, Georgia.|
|Duration:||From 6 days to 3 weeks when you concatenate more than one consecutive trip.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,400 for the Ixtapan Fitness and Spa Resort trip to $6000+ for the longer trips.|
|Single supplement:||Tours allow for for sharing and there are single supplements to be added.|
+More in-depth conversation to truly get under the skin of a place, unique to The Women’s Travel Group. No extras that aren’t included. Packed itinerary gets a lot in.
-Closed itinerary means you need to love the whole (or you can skip some parts). The website is a bit clunky; Information is hard to locate and compare so it might be best to reach out to them directly for the trips you are interested in.
Founded in 1982, AdventureWomen runs one of the oldest women travel group trips with a focus on adventure travel for women over the age of 35 who want to step outside of their comfort zone and challenge themselves.
The company was purchased by the current owner Judi Wineland and her two daughters in 2016, and today runs trips to 65 countries. As the company says, they are not a travel company but a relationship one.
In an interview Wineland says, “We’re kind of a tribe of sorts, seeking other like-minded spirits to share our adventures with. So, if you want to make travel experiences really transformational for women, it’s probably best if women are driving the ship.”
AdventureWomen has one of the widest portfolios of destinations and a strong and well-established track-record with a guide-ambassador combo per trip, surveys and research into female travel and lots more.
Like most other women travel groups in this list the company is female-owned and works with female-owned businesses. AdventureWomen also organises private trips for your female group.
|Who is AdventureWomen for:||Adventurous women over the age of 35 who want an active holiday.|
|Destinations:||65 countries in all continents and several destinations within the US. You can find specialty trips such as sailing in Croatia or hiking the Camino de Santiago.|
|Duration:||From 6 days for the US getaways to 14 days for the longer trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at $2,990 for the shorter US trips up to $8,600 for the 10-day Japan trip. International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler but single supplements are available.|
+Company with long experience in the industry. Huge array of destinations and a focus on community and relationship.
-Prices are very high for some of the trips considering they are for shared accommodations. Age restriction is both a plus and a minus and you should expect a higher age representation.
Explorer Chick is another a female adventure travel company for women traveling together to conquer new heights, and we mean that literally as well as figuratively.
They shy away from luxury and premium tours and instead focus on getting you back in nature and staying in the purest accommodations; tents, yurts and huts.
As they say “We promise hysterical laughing, unladylike behaviour, strings of cuss words, and happy exhaustive fatigue on all of our adventures”. Or, as the founder puts it, “we would do cool shit in cool places with cool chicks!”
I think you get the gist of the company’s philosohy!
Besides organising women only adventure tours, Explorer Chick also offer day trips and long weekend getaways within the US which consist of adventures and hiking trips across the country. They can also organise private departures for any of their advertised tours where men are welcome to join.
|Who is Explorer Chick for:||Adventurous women of any age who can laugh at themselves and are looking for a challenge, perhaps to find themselves again or start afresh.|
|Destinations:||UK, Jordan, Canada, Peru, Norway, Belize, Mexico, US.|
|Duration:||From day trips in the to 14 days bucket list trips.|
|Price range:||Starting at $1,290 for the shorter US trips up to $4,000 for the 14-day Peru adventure. International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler but single supplements are available on some of the trips (not all).|
+Strong focus on having fun and little tolerance for moaners and complainers who will be removed from the trips. They offer early bird discounts and flash sales.
-Shorter trips are on the expensive side. Dietary needs may not be catered for (in which case you may have to bring your own food). No installment plans.
Sights and Soul Travel
Sights and Soul Travel specialises in high-end women travel tours which include premium experiences and activities, wine and food and upscale hotels. Expect wine tasting, spas, wellness elements and fine dining built into a more traditional and cultural trip.
Tours have a lot of activities and a packed itinerary so you will get to cover a lot. Because of the type of trip, they are appealing to mother-daughter getaways and the company states that their average guest is above the age of 55.
|Who is Sights and Soul Travel for:||Women who like comfort and convenience and value visiting main sites in one trip|
|Destinations:||Huge array of popular destinations: UK, Italy, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, France, Brazil & Argentina, Greece, Zimbabwe & Botswana, Peru, Jordan, UAE, Egypt, South Africa, Costa Rica, Norway, Ecuador, Tanzania, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Morocco, Holland & Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, etc.|
|Duration:||Most of the trips are a week to 10 days long but some are shorter to be added as extension to other, eg. Angkor Wat.|
|Price range:||Starting at $3,600 for the week-long tours. International airfare not included.|
|Single supplement:||All tours are based on shared accommodation with another traveler but single supplements are available.|
+Huge array of destinations with a more traditional travel style: buses, cities and main sites. Most of the trips are almost all inclusive.
-The itineraries are packed which can be a Pro and a Con. Prices are on the high-end for a shared accommodation but are good value for money. Groups can be a bit larger than other companies (up to 16 guests)
Femscape Sojourns was founded in 2018 and is a boutique mother-daughter small group travel company that organises trips based on the traveler’s age. There are trips for women in their 20s and 30s and for women over 40. The company also has specific mother-daughter trips.
Founded by Tami and Latifah, Femscape Sojourns wants to empower women in the places they visit so they work and support local women-owned businesses. The idea is that travelers preferences change with age and that is why trips are tailored to various age groups.
In keeping with that, the mother-daughter duo escort the group in their age range.
|Who is Femscapes Sojourns for:||Women who prefer to travel with likeminded women of a similar age or who want to take their mum or daughter on a trip.|
|Destinations:||Zanzibar, Cape Town, Morocco, Marrakech + Barcelona, Baja California, Marrakech + Fez|
|Duration:||From 4 for the shorter trips to 9 nights for the longer ones.|
|Price range:||From $2,500 to $5,000.|
|Single supplement:||Femscape Sojourns can pair you up with another traveler or you can pay the single supplement.|
+Small groups of 6-12 women. Unique mother-daughter trips for bonding. Uncommon destinations not usually found (Cape Town, Zanzibar). Cozy and personalised, hosted by the owners. Some trips have a free day you can customise.
-As the company is relatively new, the range of trips is limited but expanding.
Fit & Fly
Fit & Fly takes the idea of a fitness and wellness retreat to the next revel of refinement with beautiful destinations, premium & luxury accommodation, local exploration and world class instructors.
Guests start the day with a fitness class and some evenings end with yoga, but the rest of the day is spent exploring the destination.
In Morocco you will indulge in a stay at legendary La Mamounia Palace and glamp in the desert at Scarabeo Camp. In Ibiza, you will bed at a stunning villa over the hills. In Tuscany you will go hunting for truffles and enjoy wine tasting with cheese and cold cuts.
|Who is For & Fly for:||Women who enjoy premium experiences and want to stay fit when they travel|
|Destinations:||Bali, Ibiza, Morocco, Tuscany, Mykonos, Tulum, Costa Rica, French Riviera, Buenos Aires|
|Price range:||Starting at $3,200 for the shared accommodations in Bali up to $6,000 for the master rooms in Tuscany.|
|Single supplement:||Single rooms can add $1,000 to the trip price and there aren’t a lot of sharing options.|
+Premium accommodations and renowned fitness instructors flown in for the occasion. Experienced, and reputable.
-Very high price, especially for the single rooms. Many of the retreats sell out a year ahead of time so book early. Limited options for solo travelers to share with other as many rooms are for single use or friends booking together.
Other women travel groups to look out for
Besides the above women’s tours there are a few other tours for women worth mentioning, as follows:
- Dare to detour offers retreats in the US that are more about self-discovery and taking a break from your daily life to pause, re-frame, rethink, and perhaps find yourself and your path again.
- SuperShe Island is a women-only island retreat off the coast of Finland founded by Kristina Roth and which can accommodate 10 guests in 4 cabins. As she puts it, “We want SuperShe Island to be rejuvenating and a safe space where women can reinvent themselves and their desires. A place where you can recalibrate without distractions”. The island is available for booking for a minimum of 7 nights for you and your friends at the cost of $39,000 with all meals and activities included. There is a spa, gym and Finnish sauna i the complex.
- Byond Travel is an Indian-based tour company that organises a variety of trips and also has a range of tours for women. While their audience is generally Indian they cater to a global audience.
- Girl on travel is a UK-based women-only company that focuses on affordable shorter weekend trips in Europe and North Africa as well as longer trips to Asia. Trips are small, between 4 and 12 women, mostly focused on a British audience and are relatively relaxed and laid-back without a busy schedule.
- Women traveling together offer solo traveler tours for women in the US. Trips are usually 6-7 days long and mostly culturally-focused.
- Living Big Travel is not an exclusive women travel group company but rather a custom-tour company that organises trips for solo travelers so you can reach out to them if you wish to go on an adventure on your own.
- MaliMai Escapes organises women-only surf and yoga retreats in the Mentawai islands of Indonesia, located about 4h away from Padang Airport in Sumatra. The retreats combine daily surf lessons and two yoga classes along with other activities such as cooking, island hopping and local exploration and last from 7 to 10 nights.
- She Hit Refresh is a community which also organises retreats in Morocco for women over the age of 30 who want to make a big change and pursue a life of travel. As the founder puts it “[the retreats are] a magical week of exploration, introspection, and inspiration!”
- Blogger Be My Travel Muse organises small adventure women’s tours to unusual destinations such as Alaska, French Polynesia or Patagonia targeted at solo travelers. She leads the tours along with one of her two partners, Pete and Matthew.
- Cuban-American blogger Talek Nantes organises 5-day, women-only cultural tours of Cuba which are also open to US citizens. You will visit Havana and Viñales while staying and eating at local, privately owned businesses.
Why you should join a women travel group
Women want to travel and sometimes, they don’t have the right friend or travel companion to do so. While many choose to travel on their own (watch our mini-documentary to find out more), many prefer to join a group.
Although it sounds like an oxymoron, solo travel tours are a great alternative for inexperienced travelers who prefer the comfort of an organised tour where they can make new friends and gather the courage to go it alone in the future.
Several companies have sprung in recent years to facilitate women traveling together via group trips, hangouts or meet-up groups. Besides our own women only group trips, we also created a sub-group for solo female travelers wanting to swap homes, hangout or host other members of the community in a safe environment.