Top 10 women only tours around the world

With more women only tours made for women, global girl power is on the rise in travel.

There are many reasons why women like to travel together. Single women like the comfort and companionship of being with other people – a shared experience is a better one in most cases. Some ladies prefer to travel with other women, and if there is a room-sharing component, travelling with other women is preferable. Some women might need more time to organise their travel, so going with a reputable company takes all that stress away. Here are some of V&T’s favourite travel companies doing women-only travel well.

Travelling Divas

A shared journey with like-minded people enriches the experience, especially for solo female travellers. Travelling Divas was founded for this reason: for women who love to share the excitement of travel, cultural immersion and adventure through authentic experiences. Imagine travelling to Ireland with a small group of ladies, who will all become firm friends after bonding over Guinness and the thrill of seeing Ireland at its best.

The 14-day Grand Irish Adventure itinerary – a round trip from Dublin – will showcase the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and Killarney, which you will explore on foot and by boat. There will be so many ‘diva moments’… go for a hike in the Burren, flit about the Skellig Islands in County Kerry with its large colonies of puffins and gannets, enjoy a sea safari in Bantry Bay and stretch your legs on a walk on Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork. Your non-Irish eyes will definitely be smiling after this trip.

The Classic Safari Company

Designed by a Director of The Classic Safari Company, these exciting itineraries are for adventurous women who want to immerse in ancient cultures, seek wildlife in the wilderness or push the boundaries on active adventures. Venture to some of the most inspirational, exotic and adventurous destinations on Earth with the security of a small group of like-minded women. Discover the delights of Antarctica, go wild in Kenya, look for lemurs in Madagascar, delve into Oman, marvel at the tiny kingdom of Bhutan, take in the magic and culture of Morocco, or overwhelm your senses on a trip to Rajasthan, India for the Holi Festival and its associated explosion of colour. The world is your oyster.


Sisterhood Womens Travel

Fancy a short break to the Great Ocean Road? Or a week-long experience on Norfolk Island? Or longer immersions in South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Morocco, the UK, Europe or even far-flung Antarctica? Sisterhood Womens Travel can take you there. With a range of fully escorted, small-group tours, know that you are in great hands, as the company has been taking women-only tours around the world since 2005. The Tour Hostesses provide a supportive environment where women from all backgrounds turn from strangers to sisters and will help you regain your wings.


Connection, walking in nature, freedom from schedules and mental load are good for you, and when you are doing it with other women, it is incredibly empowering. The GirlsTrek team wants you to fall in love with trekking. They are about luxury without pretence and bringing individual care and attention to each member of the group. Start easy with three-to-seven-day journeys in Australia, or dream big and choose a culinary journey in Italy, climb Kilimanjaro, walk and wine in New Zealand, do a horse trek in Mongolia, be it a pilgrim in Japan or a tribal trek in New Caledonia. Your experience is enriched with meaningful chats and unforgettable scenery.

Intrepid Travel

This tour in Turkey is for women only, run and guided by women, to businesses owned and run by women. The newly-designed tour aims to support women’s participation in economic life, and on the flip side, these women-only tours give us, the traveller, the chance to step out of the public and into Turkey’s closed world. Intrepid Travel runs women’s expeditions in seven countries, including Turkey, Morocco and India, and says the range is one of its most in-demand styles of travel in its 30-year history. From hoteliers to restaurateurs, craft workers and our tour guides, every business we visit is owned and almost completely run by women. Tours depart from April 2024. Intrepid Travel‘s Turkey Women’s Expedition is one of seven women-only expeditions. Optional experiences include a hot air balloon ride and a tour of Kaymakli, an underground city in Cappadocia.

World Expeditions

Focusing on active adventure experiences in a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment, these small group itineraries explore some of the world’s most exciting, natural destinations. There are 21 small-group Women’s Adventures to choose from, with highlights including Larapinta Goddess Walk, a three-day getaway experiencing the beauty of the Larapinta with yoga. Or the Heyson Trail & Flinders Ranges, a six-day fully supported trek of the Heyson Trail on South Australia’s Flinders Range. Plus more further afield.

Canyon’s River Company

Teaming up with adventure and yoga, this Idaho-based river and canyoning company has put together the ultimate women’s adventure retreat. Set in the stunning Idaho wilderness, this six-day trip on the remote Main Salmon River incorporates kayaking, rafting and yoga. Its completely back to nature, meaning you’ll be camping on the big sandy riverbanks and can expect to spot some amazing wildlife along the way, such as moose, black bear, and golden eagle. This is an excellent adventure trip for those that want to rebalance and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul, build confidence, connect with nature and form new connections with fellow travellers.


Crooked Compass

From the snowy, majestic Himalayas to the lush tropical jungles abundant with exotic flora and fauna, Nepal is a traveller’s paradise. The 10-day itinerary kicks off in the dynamic capital city Kathmandu, 10 September, where you’ll experience day-to-day local Nepalese life and culture amongst bustling markets, beautiful ancient temples and palaces, rickshaw rides, and witness monks doing their morning prayer. A visit to Chitwan National Park is certain to be an experience you’ll never forget, as you’ll get to enjoy some very special encounters with elephants and other wildlife. Other highlights on the tour include a river boat safari, cultural performances, visits to local villages and tribal homes, trying local delicacies, natures hikes, and unique health and wellness experiences, all set against the backdrop of breathtaking Himalayan sunrises, panoramic mountain views and terraced valleys Nepal is renowned for.


SHE Travels

SHE Travels’ tailored holidays combine activity and learning something new with pampering, great dining experiences and plenty of time to yourself. Taking a relaxed approach to travel, the small-group tours are designed for women who want to step out of their comfort zone but share the experience with like-minded women in a comfortable and safe environment.


Women’s Own Adventure

With options ranging from European cycling tours and wilderness treks, to Antarctic expeditions and adventure cruises, Women’s Own Adventure creates incredibly adventurous and eye-opening experiences in some of the world’s most unique destinations. With an emphasis on small group tours, all tours are designed with cultural sensitivity and environmental respect in mind and cover a vast range of interests, activities, immersive experiences across a variety of popular and off-the-beaten track destinations.


So whether you’re into trekking Mount Everest or surfing and yoga in Bali, eating your way through Italy or cruising in luxury through the Amazon, it’s another exciting year for women only tours to book this year.

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