International Women’s Day is giving Intrepid Travel all those feminine feels, which could explain why the brand is expanding on its women-only tours with four new itineraries.

Another reason (and the more likely reason) for Intrepid Travel’s further focus on female travel, according to the brand’s Global Product Manager, is that the range has been one of the most popular in Intrepid’s 30-year history.

Since launching last year, Intrepid Travel’s women-only tours have grown from just four departures to 36.


Building on that success, the brand unveiled four new Women’s Expeditions in Kenya, India, Nepal and Turkey.

The 11-day trip in Kenya will see guests travel with the first female overland truck driver in East Africa, Becky, who’ll take them fishing in Nairobi, visiting women-only villages, safari lesser known National Parks and take cooking classes with local women in Samburu National Reserve.

Over in Turkey, travellers will have 12 days meeting and learning from the women changing the face of tourism in the country, see fascinating ancient traditions, spend an afternoon with displaced Syrian women, enjoy a home-cooked meal in a cave with a local family and enjoy a soak in an Ottoman-style hammam.

The 13-day Expedition through Nepal will see an all-female hiking crew take guests up Pokhara, after which they’ll hear first-hand how these women are breaking tradition and becoming breadwinners for their families.


And finally, Intrepid’s female guides in India will show travellers how the country celebrates the female-only Gangur Festival in Rajasthan, take them through henna painting, drink at a cafe run solely by female acid attack survivors and more.

“These remarkable new Expeditions give travellers the chance to hear from people from all walks of life about their personal and collective struggles and triumphs in achieving gender equality.”

Jenny Gray, Intrepid Travel Global Product Manager

“They allow travellers to enter private spaces and foster conversations that would be impossible in mixed gender groups.”


Have you travelled on one of Intrepid Travel’s women-only tours?