Whether they’re traveling with friends, family or on a solo trip, women are exploring the world more than ever before, and the travel industry has taken notice with new female-focused itineraries and tour operators popping up every year. From mother-daughter trips to women-only expeditions, these are just a few of the 2019 tours the women on your client list may appreciate.
Celebrating Day of the Dead Baja Style
For decades, AdventureWomen has focused on women-only adventure travel itineraries, and now in 2019 the tour operator will add the Baja: Day of the Dead, Glamping, and Snorkeling experience to its extensive portfolio. This 7-day trip departing on Nov. 1, 2019 starts with guests participating in traditional Day of the Dead festivities in the town of Todos Santos, which will also serve as their home base throughout the stay. Once Day of the Dead celebrations are over, travelers can expect to spend the rest of their trip participating in morning surf lessons and yoga, horseback riding on the beach, swimming alongside sea lions at a permanent sea lion colony, and glamping on a secluded beach. Other highlights include wildlife viewing, hiking, cooking lessons, and more. Rates for this new itinerary start at $3,3990 pp dbl.
In honor of the mother-daughter team behind AdventureWomen, the company is also debuting for the first time ever a series of mother-daughter tours. For 2019, those tours include a trip to Baja, Mexico departing Feb. 16 and an Iceland tour from June 15-21.
For more information, visit adventurewomen.com.
Italian Mother’s Day
In 2019, Perillo’s Learning Journeys, a division of Perillo Tours, will launch a series of Women’s Journeys starting with a Mother’s Day trip to Italy. Specially-crafted for mothers and daughters, the new 6-night Tuscany Mind, Body and Soul for Mother’s Day itinerary departing on May 10 treats mom to several days of exploring historic villages, medieval castles, and rolling vineyards. The trip includes hotel accommodations, airport transfers, a Mother’s Day brunch and wine tasting at a local farm in San Gimignano, a Tuscan cooking class, a guided tour of Florence, and ample free time to customize the mother and daughter bonding experience. Prices start at $1,990 pp dbl. Other Women’s Journeys set to depart in 2019 include Peaceful Peru, a 7-day cultural immersion through the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco; Spiritual Northern India, an 11-day trip designed for personal reflection; Blissful Bali and Mystical Malta.
For more information, visit learningjourneys.com.
Empowering Berber Women in Morocco
Through its new 10- and 15-day itineraries exploring Morocco, Wild Women Expeditions aims to empower and inspire not only its guests, but also the local Berber women who will serve as drivers, guides and more. The Berber women will share their stories and culture with guests through experiences such as visiting women’s cooperatives where locally made items are sold; supporting the Henna Cafe, a social enterprise project for women in Marrakech; and conversing over a women-hosted dinner in Casablanca through Al Hidn, an association that helps illiterate widow women rebuild their lives through a series of educational programs and also provides them with financial and educational support to keep their kids in school. Other highlights of the itineraries including horseback riding, indulging in a hammam experience, trekking by camel, cooking demonstrations, and visits to mosques.
The rate for the 10-day program starts at $3,495 pp dbl, while the 15-day program rate starts at $3,995 pp dbl. For more information, visit wildwomenexpeditions.com.