JOURNEYS' Appeal for Adventurous Women

Women's Trip Photos

Most JOURNEYS travelers are women. Our small-group and custom trips have a special allure for active women of all ages searching for unusual, life-changing experiences.

JOURNEYS' mission is to provide exotic guided travel that is safe, professional, adventurous, creative and boundary-breaking. We offer unique and very personal cross-cultural tours, crafts and festival trips, photography and natural history tours, safaris, and treks.

We provide special connections with local women's groups, access to indigenous communities, visits in homes and schools, and camaraderie with like-minded travelers. Even our most active trips are not competitive. We know that the greatest rewards come from taking time to savor events and interactions, not from finishing first.

It is our pleasure to customize a private women's trip for you and your friends and family members, or to welcome you on one of our group trips. Some JOURNEYS group trips are for women only; most are mixed. We welcome solo women participants on all group trips. We can match you with a female roommate or accommodate your request for a single room. Sometimes women join our tours while their spouses take a different kind of vacation.

JOURNEYS' unparalleled tradition of travel for women dates back to the 1980's when co-founder Joan Weber first conceived of women's treks to the remote villages of Nepal. The joy and friendship and learning that came from those trips -- for travelers and hosts alike -- established a standard for all the JOURNEYS women's trips that followed, in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific. With enthusiasm and delight, and with years of accumulated experience, the JOURNEYS staff is ready to act on your dreams.

WOMEN'S FAVORITES
Burma: Bagan and Beyond
Cost: $2,950  •  Duration: 8 days  •   Privately on Request

Travel deep into the countryside. Your guide leads your trip to the ruins of Bagan, tribal villages and historical sites of Mandalay and Yangon. Enjoy top-quality arrangements and a local...

Peru: Amazon and Andes Odyssey
Cost: $3,595  •  Duration: 9 days  •   Privately on Request

Visit the greatest sites of Peru in the Andes and Amazon, including Machu Picchu and the Tambopata Nature Reserve, where wildlife abounds and people do not.

Thailand: Secrets of Siam
Cost: $2,050  •  Duration: 8 days  •  Tuesday departures October-March

Appreciate the the beauty and serenity of Buddhist Thailand from beautiful eco-lodges in the northern hill country.

Laos: Meandering the Mekong
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 9 days  •   3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Demystify the Mekong by floating along a very scenic stretch and then explore the charming city of Luang Prabang in Laos.

Vivid Vietnam
Cost: $2,550  •  Duration: 10 days  •   2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request

Travel to Vietnam's most beautiful sites with an expert local guide and learn a very personal story about history, cultures, and hope.

Guatemala Kites and Crafts
Cost: $2,695  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2014

Participate in Guatemala's fantastic day-long observance of Day of the Dead. Families and whole communities release hundreds of enormous home-made kites to connect to departed loved ones. Also enjoy the scenery and people of Antigua and the highlands, including Lake Atitlan.

Mindfully Engaging Guatemala
Cost: $2,450  •  Duration: 7 days  •   2 upcoming departures

We set a deliberate intention to practice the art of mindfulness in two beautiful, welcoming settings in Guatemala -- charming Antigua, and the stunning lakeside at Atitlan.

Mindfully Engaging Costa Rica
Cost: $2,495  •  Duration: 7 days

This unique Costa Rica exploration is accompanied by mindfulness teacher Lynn Sipher and JOURNEYS Director Joan Weber.. Based in a lovely lodge in the Sarapiqui, we practice various mindfulness techniques to more fully engage our experiences. Myriad opportunities for activity and stillness.

Writing Our Way Into Costa Rica
Cost: $2,295  •  Duration: 7 days  •  Feb. 28-Mar. 6, 2015

Immersing ourselves in one of the richest environments of Central America, with writer/teacher Hannah Ensor, we use writing to expand our engagement and build our own senses of what it is to see, hear, feel, notice and even remember.

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