IWD is the day for World Expeditions’ 3 new female-focused itineraries

IWD is the day for World Expeditions’ 3 new female-focused itineraries
Edited by Travel Weekly

    World Expeditions has expanded its portfolio today with the launch of three new women-only global experiences on International Women’s Day, March 8 2024.

    Created to celebrate and empower female adventurers around the globe, these female-only, female-led trips in Nepal, Tasmania and Laos provide a safe, supportive environment for women seeking transformative travel experiences and active exploration.

    The International Women’s Day 2024 campaign theme, “Inspire Inclusion” is a philosophy championed by World Expeditions since the company was founded in 1975. With a female CEO, Sue Badyari, at the helm since inception and numerous female leaders in destinations including Nepal, Africa, and Peru, World Expeditions is committed to diversity and empowerment in all aspects of its business.

    “We are very excited to commemorate International Women’s Day 2024 and launch this new suite of adventures for women, having witnessed consistently growing demand from women all over the world for rejuvenating, active travel that affords a sense of freedom and purpose,” Badyari, said.

    “Our fully supported Women’s Adventures immerse travellers in some of the world’s most captivating natural destinations. Whenever feasible, a female local leader accompanies each small group, enriching the experience with local insights and perspectives. These trips are consistently popular and book out quite quickly.

    “World Expeditions has also opened departures for women who are solo walkers. Many of these women are seeking the transformative effects of a walking holiday and want the sense of travelling solo yet the reassurance of travelling in the company of other women. What most of these women have in common is a sense of wanting to have an adventure – to reconnect with nature, with their true-selves and with other women.”

    World Expeditions Flinders Island. (Image supplied – Lachlan Gardner)

    Three new adventures, all guided by female guides include:

    Women’s Adventures Everest Trails – 14 days, $3,890

    Weave through Buddhist villages and monasteries of the Sherpa people while taking in unparalleled views of some of the world’s highest peaks. Trek beyond the established trails, above Namche Bazaar and beneath the awesome flanks of Ama Dablam. The breathtaking 360 degree mountain panorama culminates in the distinctive summit of Everest looming above the Nuptse-Lhotse wall. Visit some of Sir Edmund Hillary’s projects established through the Himalayan Trust.

    Women’s Adventures Cape to Cape End to End – 9 days, $2,595

    A 9-day guided walking adventure through stunning, wild coastal landscapes without carrying a heavy pack. Includes glamping in roomy bell tents and one night in the 4 star Perth Ambassador Hotel. From Cape Naturaliste in the north, explore the Cape to Cape Track through windswept limestone ridges, deserted white beaches, giant granite marbles, and towering Karri forest to finish up at Cape Leeuwin in the south, experiencing Margaret River’s stunning scenery, world-class beaches, gourmet food, and fine wines along the way.

    Women’s Laos Explorer – 10 days, $2,995

    Discover the beauty of UNESCO World Heritage listed Luang Prabang on this authentic and in-depth experience, created to provide an insight into the daily life of Laotian people. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Laos, meet its friendly people, listen to their stories and learn about their culture and traditions. Highlights include the breathtaking Kuang Si waterfalls and Pak Ou Caves, exploring the markets and Wats of Vientiane on foot and by tuk-tuk and experiencing life along the Mekong River.

    World Expeditions demonstrates its commitment to the education and empowerment of women through various initiatives across the globe, such as the Vermi-Composting Training for Farmers in Nepal. This program provides marginalised farmers with the skills to build sustainable livelihoods, supporting the Trans-Himalayan Environment and Livelihood Program (T-HELP) objectives. T-HELP aims to empower women in eco-tourism, environmentally friendly technologies, organic agriculture, business skills, and tourism industry linkages.

    These new itineraries complement World Expeditions’ existing line up of popular Women’s Adventures which include the Women’s Adventures – Larapinta End to End, Larapinta Goddess Walk in Comfort, Women’s Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort (6 days), Women’s Classic Larapinta Trek in Comfort (8 days), Women’s Adventures – Highlights of Morocco and Women’s Adventures – Flinders Island.

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