An emerging trend is for a
sizable number of women opting to travel alone or in the company of other
women. Traveling alone in the company of other women, they court greater
responsibility, gain confidence and acquire new skills. Women travel packages cater to active, modern working women with
busy lifestyles as well as the married, single, divorced or widowed women who
wish to travel in the company of others to share cultures, adventures, stories
and cuisines. Pick up travel tips for
Why women-only tours?
During such tours, women can
afford to literally 'let down their hair'. They spend less time on personal
appearance and grooming. Women-only tours tend to be economical as there are
only 'single' women participants who can share rooms and costs with the other women.
Women-only tours should offer succor to the recently widowed or divorced as
this is a natural outlet that is healing and restorative.
Women travel packages
Boating, biking or hiking, travel
packages aimed at women allow them to gain confidence, achieving independence. Weekend,
week-long cruises are available for beginners and advanced sailors aged 18 to
80 at awesome locations all over the world including Chesapeake Bay, the Great
lakes, New England and Long Island Sound, the coasts of Florida or the San Juan
and Gulf Islands, British Virgin Islands or far East at Hong Kong or Japan. Several
learn-to-sail programs are also conducted. There are quite a few courses aimed
at mothers and daughters.
For avid walkers, who wish to 'go
places' extensive women-only travel packages around the globe, in Europe,
Canada, Mexico or California are available. The typical walk should be about
eight to ten miles per day with stops all the way at pubs, picnic sites and
There are bike tours in exotic
countries of the world including New Zealand,
the US and Canada which
focus on women exclusive packages. For instance, she can travel from Maine to South Africa
and indulge in kayaking, white water rafting or just hiking, all on her own.
For the adventurous women, daring
safaris, treks in the heights of the Himalayas or ski trips in Greece can be a
true answer to the call of the wilderness.
Often, these two-week long 'multi adventure' trips with different kind
of activity for each day are all inclusive including international fares,
meals, lodging et al.
There are several wilderness
trips including cross-country skiing, hiking and whale-watching vacations.
Jaunts to exotic destinations such as Ecuador,
Belize and Costa Rica for 'multi-generation
weekends' can be attended by mothers and daughters; and robust grandmothers and
grand daughters alike.
Women-only cruise vacations
Cruising along the Danube and the
Main from Amsterdam to the Black Sea or through Netherlands, Germany, Austria,
Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria or enjoying a Nile cruise with visits to
the pyramids, temples and deserts or a Yangtze tour in China or a small ship
cruise in the US along the Mississippi river or exploring the Pacific Northwest
and Alaska ... women-only cruises allow sightseeing at a relaxed pace.
Exclusive cruises for women alone
include hiking, kayaking, helicopter rides, snorkeling and windsurfing. You can watch parrots, jaguars, monkeys and
tapirs in their natural habitat, sail to the rain forest in Quepos or lap up
the luxury with day cruises bound for Costa Rica, lounging on private beaches
and soaking the rays of the sun while on deck.
Take a cruise to Turkey and the Greek Isles; stop at Istanbul and Rhodes, Santorini and Mykonos
and tour amphitheatres, beaches, ruins and architectural triumphs. Hop onto a
sailing cruise luxury yacht for sailing through Greece exploring picturesque towns,
ancient monuments and ruins and sunny beaches steeped in Greek culture.
Travel tips for single women
Travel packages for women range
from high speed group adventures to scenic vacations or cultural immersion
travel experiences. All such tours help connect with like-minded women
travelers while exploring medieval castles and palaces and rainforests and lush
waterfalls, sunny beaches and world class art and architectural delights.
- Ensure that you don't travel very heavy as you have
to lug your bags yourself.
- Hotels in remote locations are not suitable for solo
woman travelers as they are more appropriate for couples. Ideally, it is
advised to stay in places that get a lot of foot traffic.
- It is recommended to aim for well trafficked street
with neighborhood restaurants. Affluent residential areas should have more
reliable modes of transport.
- It is better to follow safety rules and exercise
caution when mingling with new acquaintances. For instance, it is wise to
inform the hotel front desk while going out and also let them know when to
expect you back.
- Cruises with assigned dinner seating and organized
excursions can be chosen as they offer opportunities to meet people and
are safer than going off on your own alone.
- Females are often perceived as easier targets than
men by thieves all over the world. It is advised to avoid deserted streets
after dark. Carrying a small flashlight should come in handy. Also stay
alert in crowded areas such as bus stations or during street celebrations.
- Clothing that is fashionable and appropriate in the US may be
construed as provocative in any other culture or country. It is better to
leave the revealing clothing back home and follow the local dress code.
- A women traveling alone should certainly carry enough
money to get out of a tight spot.
If she prefers, she can even take a course in self
defense before she embarks on travel.