Unfortunately, insecurity is a factor that stops many women from taking trips. Fortunately, there is data available to help guide your destination decisions, based on a number of relevant security factors. Traveling with your group of friends can calm fears and also strengthen your friendship through the adventures that await you.
In this article we have selected a series of destinations based on safety, wellness tourism, and of course, fun for you to share as a group. We want to inspire your next trip with this list: the best trips & travel destinations for groups of women.
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Africa (by bicycle)
A proposal for the most active women. There are organizations such as Active Woman that organize expeditions for groups of women like this intrepid ascent to Kilimanjaro’s peak.
On this adventure, only women are allowed, and they do a great job of promoting local inclusion while oxygenating your mind and filling you with energy.
Road to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Spain is among the safest in the world for women traveling alone and it’s the second most-visited destination (just behind France).
It also has the ideal climate for a spiritual, outdoor route that dates back to medieval times. There are several alternatives for your itinerary, but they all culminate in the Cathedral of Santiago (Santiago de Compostela).
This is a beautiful pilgrimage that passes through villages and rolls along rural roads where you will meet other pilgrims and experience the route’s great, transforming power.
If you are looking for a super city, with friendly and multicultural people, fascinating architecture and an overflowing cultural agenda, Toronto is the city for you.
Canadians are calm and friendly people, and the crime rate is very low. Many rankings rate Canada as one of the safest countries to travel to.
If you like challenges and language is no barrier, dive into the Orient with a route from Beijing to Shanghai.
China offers great diversity, with rich ancestral culture, natural landscapes of fairytale and the chance to meet a large number of ethnic minorities.
From the Great Wall of China, the terracotta warriors in Xi’an or the Yellow Mountains in Anhui. We do recommend you prepare your trip before leaving due to the difficulties that the language presents, or to rely on specialized providers such as this one.
Costa Rica, Surf and Yoga
Slow down and enter the wildest nature paradise of the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. We suggest a hidden retreat to improve your surfing and practice yoga, all organized by SwellWomen for you to dedicate to yourself.
Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys, toucans and macaws, stay in a private villa 30 meters from a hidden tropical beach and improve your surfing and yoga techniques with professional, patient, and knowledgeable instructors.
We believe that traveling through an NGO is the most enriching experience in Peru. It’s an affordable yet supportive option that allows you to be in contact with the local culture.
An eclectic destination where you can’t help but fall in love with the locals.
Cuba is an island full of natural and cultural charms where you can get around with ease.
Cuba has the third largest population vaccinated during the pandemic and is also known as a very safe destination for women. You can’t miss the vibrant Havana, colonial Trinidad or the tobacco fields of rural Viñales.
Leading the list of countries for world peace, it maintains wild landscapes full of authenticity. Experiencing outdoor saunas, enjoying the icebergs or tasting Icelandic nouvelle cuisine are some of the things offered by this travel agency focused on women.
An all-in-one tour to enjoy in a group. Ireland has history, culture and incredible landscapes; It’s one of the most beautiful to explore.
The city of Dublin wins your heart with its musical taverns and endless stout, while contemporary Belfast is both a cultural melting pot and home to rocky mountains and beautiful landscapes.
If you prefer rural villages, you can’t overlook the Celtic culture in the picturesque Glendalough or perhaps get lost in the natural landscapes of the Slieve Bloom Nature Reserve. Slieve Bloom is a special conservation area known for its lush mountain.
Kilometers of coastline to surf and learn whether, regardless of your beginner or intermediate level. If you’re a sea-lover Portugal is your destination; wild and picturesque, Portugal is a surfer’s paradise, with a friendly, lively atmosphere, great culture and live music, as well as some of the best food in Europe.
Luang Prabang (Laos)
A Zen spirit envelops you from the moment you arrive.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the main religious and spiritual center of Laos; monks from all over the world come to spend entire seasons in the area, which is also said to have the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia.
So what’s the best travel destination for groups of women?
Choosing the best travel destination for groups of women is completely dependent on what you’re looking for from your trip. Regardless of where you go, do your research, find out about local laws, and always consider traveling in a group with your friends.
Experience an empowering and empathetic experience with other women you meet along the way.
About the Author
Rocio Haro is Travel & Logistics Coordinator in Alandis Travel, a wholesale tour operator that offers educational guided-tour and program packages to Spain, Cuba and Puerto Rico for groups.