These Women-Only Travel Groups Plan Trips with Women in Mind
By Beth Whitman
Women-only travel has become all the rage in recent years. Wives, mothers, singles, divorcees, and widows are all finding value in traveling in the safety of a same-sex group while finding camaraderie amongst like-minded travelers. Women-only tours rock!
Whether you’re hiking to Machu Pichu, taking a cooking class in Delhi, or birdwatching in Costa Rica, women-only group tours can offer instant friendships and dinner parties on the road while you are led by experts on the region.
A lot of large tour companies are adding women-only offerings to take advantage of this new trend, but here’s a list of pioneers in the field, companies run by and for women.
And of course, you can connect with other female travelers these days through forums and online communities, like Solo Female Travelers on Facebook (group of 128,000 + women who travel solo).
There are different reasons that women decide to go on a trip separate from men, but for every reason, there are many enthusiasts.
There is something that many people realize later in life, that the company of the same sex can provide more sustainable bonds than if you only mingle with your proper spouse.
Women say they can be more honest, be themselves when they are with only women. For a myriad of reasons, here are what we consider the top travel companies for women, including mine.
Let them know you read about them on GoNOMAD.
Our list was compiled by Beth Whitman, founder of tour operator Wanderlust and Lipstick. The photos are by Yolanta Barnes of Sights and Soul Travel.
Women Only Travel Companies
Sights and Soul Travels
13610 Chrisbar Ct.
Germantown, MD 20874, USA
FROM OUTSIDE THE US: 240-350-5643
Discover Europe, South and North America, and Africa the way “drive-by” tourists never do: very small groups, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, cultural immersion, relaxed pace, women-centered activities, carefully selected accommodations, a la carte gourmet dining, personal touch, and attention to detail.
Wanderlust and Lipstick
PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116
Specializing in soft-adventure tours for women that focus on cultural and outdoor activities.
15033 Kelly Canyon Road
Bozeman, MT 59715 United States
The “Grande Dame” of worldwide adventure travel for active women over 30. Antarctica to Africa, Grand Canyon to Galapagos: hike, canoe, horseback, sail, ski, raft, and sea kayak in the world’s most amazing destinations. Small, congenial, non-smoking groups.
Adventures in Good Company
5398 Pleasant View Rd.
Red Lion, PA 17356
Canyon Calling Tours
200 Carol Canyon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
Multi-sport adventures for women over 30 to the most beautiful places in the world.
Adventures for Women
15 Victoria Lane
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
Hiking vacations in the Adirondacks of New York and adventures around New Jersey state parks, since 1981. Welcoming women of all ages, abilities.
22 Duke St Leamington Spa,
Warwicks CV32 4TR United Kingdom
Phone: +44-0-1926 313321
Fax: +44-0-1926 313321
Women’s walking tours of all kinds in the stunning surroundings of the English Lake District.