Pioneering ladies in tourism
When Intrepid launched its first Girls’s Expeditions final yr – to Iran, Jordan and Morocco – the excursions grew to become among the hottest within the firm’s 30-year historical past. Inside a number of months, Intrepid expanded its 4 unique departures to 36. This yr, it’s introducing 4 extra excursions – to Kenya, India, Nepal, and Turkey – the place ladies can have fun the female-only Gangur competition in Rajasthan, share a home-cooked meal in Cappadocia, spend time with Syrian refugees in Turkey and meet feminine wildlife rangers in Kenya on a visit led by East Africa’s first feminine overland truck driver. The excursions are led by feminine guides and based mostly round interacting with native ladies in every vacation spot.• From £800 for an 12-day tip to Rajasthan, India, excluding flights,
Celebrating Diwali within the Himalayas

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Village Methods has lengthy supported ladies via its community-based tourism within the Himalayan foothills. This yr its Diwali journey, within the Binsar wildlife sanctuary within the Indian state of Uttarakhand, will likely be for girls solely. Led by a feminine information, the group will stroll between villages, witnessing celebrations and becoming a member of in festivities representing the victory of sunshine over darkness. En route, members will acquire an perception into the lives of native ladies. • Departs 24 October, from £996 together with rail journey, 10 nights’ shared lodging, full board within the villages, transfers and porterage however not flights to Delhi,
Kayaking within the Scottish Highlands

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Journey operator Wilderness Scotland’s new vary of guided women-only departures is geared toward introducing extra ladies to male-dominated out of doors actions equivalent to mountain biking and kayaking. A five-night guided sea kayaking path via the Summer season Isles explores the abandoned islands, wild coastlines and white-sand seashores of the archipelago, an space wealthy in marine life. Nights are spent tenting on distant seashores and bays.• Departs 22 June, from £925, together with 5 nights’ wild tenting in single tents, all meals, tools, transfers and guiding,
Quick breaks within the UK and Europe

Strolling within the Lake District.
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This new firm caters to solo ladies travellers who’re wanting to journey however “apprehensive about being bored or consuming alone”. It arranges fast jaunts, equivalent to lively weekends within the Lake District and Cornwall, to metropolis breaks in Lisbon, Ljubljana, Berlin, Ghent, and Istanbul that blend guided excursions with time to discover individually, group meals and native meals tastings. • Two-night UK journeys from £320, three-night European metropolis breaks from £390, together with lodging, some meals, transfers and actions,
Trekking the Grand Canyon

US-based REI is a number one out of doors gear retailer and tour firm, so maybe it’s no shock that it has among the finest backcountry guides obtainable. Girls who wish to enterprise past the overwhelmed path can join intensive hikes and alpine climbs, from the peaks of New Zealand to the coast of Mexico’s Baja California. Nonetheless, most of REI journeys are in US nationwide parks and on the nation’s well-known trails, together with a number of new journeys for this yr, equivalent to a four-day Grand Canyon backpacking journey and a sea kayaking journey off the coast of South Carolina .• Grand Canyon departures 21 April, 8 & 24 Might and 18 September, from $999 for 3 nights guided backcountry backpacking,
Becoming a member of native ladies in Mongolia

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Immerse your self within the lives of native ladies by assembly these operating an NGO, craftswomen, an area herder, and an eagle hunter and his six daughters, amongst others – all in little-visited areas of the nation. A lot of the journey is versatile, with the native hosts deciding what they wish to present the group. The ladies-only journey is particularly designed to attraction to feminine travellers, slightly than simply replicating a normal tour. • 14-day tour from £1,675 together with lodging, inner transport and guides and meals however excluding flights ,
Small group journey in Dominican Republic

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US-based Explorer Chick curates adventurous journeys for girls. New excursions this yr embody a multi-sport Patagonia journey and hut-to-hut hike throughout glaciers in Banff, Canada, and in Norway. These adventures don’t come low-cost however extra inexpensive choices are the weekend escapes equivalent to mountaineering and glamping within the Smoky Mountains, with strenuous walks adopted by whiskey tasting on the Tennessee Whiskey Path. For a mix of thrill and chill, attempt the eight-day Dominican Republic journey that options classes in browsing, trapeze, yoga, waterfall canyoning and extra.• Eight-day Dominican Republic journey from $2,099, together with eco-hotel lodging, meals, and actions however not flights,
Strolling holidays, UK and worldwide

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For practically twenty years, Strolling Girls Holidays has specialised in excursions for feminine journey seekers all over the world. Every focuses on strolling or actions, such because the pilgrimage alongside Spain’s Camino de Santiago, cross-country snowboarding in Norway or safaris in Swaziland. New excursions embody a six-day Isles of Scilly tour, based mostly totally on St Mary’s with boat excursions to neighbouring islands, and a Mallorca journey based mostly in Pollenca, with walks within the Tramuntana mountains. • Six night time Isles of Scilly journey departs three April, from £950 together with half board, transport by boat and guided boat journey. Seven nights “mild strolling” in Mallorca departs four Might, from £750, together with B&B, transport and transfers however not flights
Mountain biking in Scotland

One other Scottish journey, this time on land. On mountain biking specialist Go-The place’s Mountain Lassie: Enduro Raid weekend you’ll pedal alongside trails within the Tweed Valley, studying how you can navigate rocky terrain. Alternatively, a week-long Royale journey takes riders into areas which might be nonetheless below the radar to many mountain bikers, overlaying little-known trails of the Cairngorms, Deeside and the Angus Glens.• From £365 for a weekend or £1,005 for every week, together with B&B or lodge lodging, feminine guides and journey photographs,
Canoeing the Yukon

UK-based specialist operator Frontier Canada has launched its first women-only journey, a Yukon canoe journey involving eight days of paddling and tenting, passing relics of the historic gold rush of 1898 and exploring deserted settlements. The 12-day journey begins in Whitehorse and ends within the gold-rush city of Dawson Metropolis.• Departures between June and September, from £2,195 together with return flights from the UK to Whitehorse, by way of Vancouver,, name for particulars
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