This blog post was updated on March 9, 2022.

Female travel is easily one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel world. All across the globe, women traveling in groups are booking cheap airline tickets to parts unknown in ever-growing numbers. Because, while traveling on your own can be an empowering and transformative experience, so can exploring the world with the right group of people.

That’s part of the reason why women-only excursions are rapidly growing in popularity. Not only do they allow you to see the world and experience things you never imagined, but they also give you the rare chance to connect and bond with other women in a safe space. It’s the ultimate in empowering travel experiences — and you can set up your own without having to use a tour group.

Even if you don’t already have a group, there are online meet-ups and groups for like-minded women with a taste for travel, where you can post to find the perfect travel companions. So, once you’ve got your gal pals together, take on one of these empowering and transformative travel experiences!

Explore Shanghai

For a fascinating combination of ancient history and futuristic technology, you’ll love taking a tour of Shanghai, China. You’ll be able to explore ancient temples and tea rooms that have centuries of history, as well as sample cutting-edge cuisine, and try on edgy fashion in the hip local stores. You can hike along a section of the awe-inspiring Great Wall, take a trip to see the ancient Terracotta Warriors of X’ian, and spend some quality time in the bustling heart of one of the most vibrant and unique cities in the entire world. Through it all, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow travelers, as well as the women that make Shanghai such a beloved travel destination the world over.

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Hike Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu is one of the most beautiful places on the planet — so why not spend some time hiking the area to fully appreciate all it has to offer? Tours will take women-only groups deep into the Andes mountains, where you’ll be able to explore the ancient Incan ruins up close and personal. You’ll learn about the fascinating history of the area, sample some delightful local cuisines, and even witness the making of some of their world-famous chocolate, from bean to final delicious bar!

Delve into the Galapagos

You and your fellow female travelers will be blown away by the unsurpassed natural beauty of the Galapagos Islands. Tours will take you kayaking through the crystal-clear blue water (and if you’re lucky, you might even see one of the ancient Galapagos sea turtles among the local wildlife) and let you explore the sun-soaked beaches. Local fishermen will cook up succulent meals of local fare and you’ll be able to fall asleep in the wilderness under a star-filled sky. It’s a break from the hustle and bustle of the modern world that will let you really get in touch with yourself — not to mention bond with your fellow travelers in a great natural setting.

Eat Through Cuba

You’re in for a sincere experience on this trip through Cuba, carefully curated for female travelers. A local guide will take you through some of the most sought-after locations in the area, from the historic streets of Old Havana to the vast cigar fields of Vinales. Through it all, you’ll learn fascinating facts, taste sumptuous foods, and spend serious quality time with women who share your hunger for adventure and the unknown. Don’t forget to visit the town of Trinidad, which has some of the hottest clubs in the country, as well as some truly intriguing museums that will give you a deeper understanding of all that Cuba has to offer.

Have you taken an empowering excursion with other female travelers? Tell us about it below!

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