GoNOMAD’s Top Ten Women-Only Tour Companies

A new trend in travel companies is women only travel. If you’re looking to travel Europe, South America, or Canada with like-minded women travelers then this is for you!

Women exploring a castle on a Sights and Soul Travel tour of Portugal's Silver Coast. Photo by Yolanta Barnes.

Women-only tours have become all the rage in recent years. Wives, mothers, singles, divorcees and widows are all finding the value in traveling in the safety of a same-sex group while finding camaraderie amongst like-minded travelers.

Whether you’re hiking to Machu Pichu, taking a cooking class in Delhi or birdwatching in Costa Rica, women-only group tours can offer instant friendships and dinner parties on the road while you are led by experts on the region.

A lot of large tour companies are adding women-only offerings to take advantage of this new trend, but here’s a list of pioneers in the field, companies run by and for women.

Let them know you read about them on GoNOMAD.

Our list was compiled by Beth Whitman, founder of Wanderlust and Lipstick. The photos are by Yolanta Barnes of Sights and Soul Travel.

Wanderlust and Lipstick
PO Box 16102
Seattle, WA 98116

Specializing in soft-adventure tours for women that focus on cultural and outdoor activites.

Sights and Soul Travels
13610 Chrisbar Ct.
Germantown, MD 20874, USA
TOLL FREE: 866-737-9602
FROM OUTSIDE THE US: 240-350-5643

Discover Europe, South and North America, and Africa the way “drive by” tourists never do: very small groups, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides, cultural immersion, relaxed pace, women-centered activities, carefully selected accommodations, a la carte gourmet dining, personal touch and attention to detail.

15033 Kelly Canyon Road
Bozeman, MT 59715 United States
Phone: 800-804-8686
Fax: 406-587-9449

The “Grande Dame” of worldwide adventure travel for active women over 30. Antarctica to Africa, Grand Canyon to Galapagos: hike, canoe, horsepack, sail, ski, raft and sea kayak in the world’s most amazing destinations. Small, congenial, non-smoking groups.

Adventures in Good Company
5398 Pleasant View Rd.
Red Lion, PA 17356
fax 717-246-5028

Adventurous Wench

Small group tours, affordable adventure travel for every woman. Hiking, canoeing, rock climbing, backpacking, sea kayaking, dog sledding and multi-activity adventures. Most trips are suitable for both beginning and experienced outdoorswomen.

GoNOMAD’s Top Ten Women-Only Tour Companies