3 Tours Geared for Gal Pals

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3. Wild Women Expeditions

Defying the stereotypes that women are any less adventurous than their male counterparts, Wild Women Expeditions has led groups of active women on outdoorsy tours around the world since 1991. Perfect for going off the grid and getting in touch with Mother Nature, these women-only tours are not for the faint of heart. Each itinerary may be unique, but booking your clients on an adventure with Wild Women Expeditions means hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, camping and more.

Recently announced 2018 expeditions include two new itineraries that will bring small groups of women into the heart of Patagonia. The 10-day/9-night Torres del Paine Multisport Adventure starts at $5,295 pp dbl and includes accommodations, all meals and all equipment for excursions. The 11-day/10-night Patagonia Cordillera Riding Adventure is priced at $3,395 pp dbl and includes 11 days of horseback riding in the Andes mountains with meals, camping equipment, horses, riding gear and professional female wrangler guides included. For more information, visit wildwomenexpeditions.com.

2. Geringer Global Travel

Photo Credit: Susan Geringer

For ladies looking to indulge their senses on a journey through the Subcontinent, Geringer Global Travel, has introduced a new tour exclusively for women. Launching for the first time in 2018, this 14-day tour will take travelers to eight Indian cities, including Mumbai, with the guidance of Susan Geringer, owner of Geringer Global Travel and an India expert. The hustle and bustle of Delhi, sunset views over the Taj Mahal, and celebrations of the Holi Festival (Festival of Colors) are just a few of the sights and sounds that women on this small group tour will enjoy.

Pricing for this itinerary begins at $5,115 pp dbl and includes accommodation at five-star and heritage hotels, a full-time guide, transfers, transportation, and meals. For more information, visit geringerglobaltravel.com.

1. Tuscan Women Cook

Tuscan Women Cook may not organize women-only experiences, but its clear that the ladies run the show on these Italian itineraries based in the historic Tuscan town of Montepulciano.

On a 7-day vacation with Tuscan Women Cook, your clients can expect to spend their mornings in the kitchen with local nonnas—the Italian women who lead the cooking classes and share family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Using locally sourced ingredients, guests will participate in the making of an authentic Italian meal with the guidance of the nonnas before savoring their creations. When they’re not whipping up a tasty meal, guests will also enjoy days of fine dining, regional wines, and access to private and professional kitchens, as well as vineyards and purveyors.

Vacations with Tuscan Women Cook run in May, June, September, and October. This weeklong program is priced at $4,150 pp dbl with a $350 supplement for singles. For more information, visit tuscanwomencook.com.