Top Ten Amazing Women-Only Tour Companies

women-only taking in the views in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec.
Taking in the views in the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec.

These Women-Only Travel Groups Plan Trips with Women in Mind

By Beth Whitman

Women exploring a castle on a Sights and Soul Travel tour of Portugal's Silver Coast. Photos by Yolanta Barnes.
Women exploring a castle on a Sights and Soul Travel tour of Portugal’s Silver Coast.

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.

Castle in Portugal's Obidos.
Castle in Portugal’s Obidos

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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
TOLL-FREE: 866-737-9602
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
Phone: 800-804-8686
Fax: 406-587-9449

Sights and Soul travelers with local children at an Amazon village
Sights and Soul travelers with local children at an Amazon village

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
fax 717-246-5028

Canyon Calling Tours 
200 Carol Canyon Dr
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
Phone: 800-664-8922
Fax: 520-282-3586

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
Phone: 973-644-3592
Fax: 973-644-3598

Trolley of like-minded women travelers.
Trolley of like-minded women travelers.

Hiking vacations in the Adirondacks of New York and adventures around New Jersey state parks, since 1981. Welcoming women of all ages, abilities.

Walking Women Holidays

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.

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