Female Departures

Exodus Announces Largest Collection of Female Only Departures this International Women’s Day

At Exodus, diversity is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re deeply passionate about empowering women through travel. An essential part of this ethos is about supporting women globally through the power of tourism, whether that be female farmers in Tanzania or local women in our Himalayan Eco Cafes.

With that, we also realise that we have a responsibility to make adventure accessible to all women. We’ve been striving towards creating something exclusive and exciting for our female travellers for some time now. After months of dedicated planning and research, we believed International Women’s Day was the perfect opportunity to announce the launch of our first Female Only Departures – the largest collection of female expeditions in the Adventure Travel industry!

#pressforprogress – empowering women through travel and tourism

Celebrating #pressforprogress, and because adventure means different things to different people, our 11 fantastic Female Only Departures cover countries as distant and diverse as Iran, China, Myanmar and Peru. Better yet, every single one of these awesome trips is led by one of our inspirational female guides. We live and breathe Responsible Tourism and on a female only departure, you’ll be supporting local women in an industry where men still have the monopoly.

We’re also delighted that our Female Departures will be supporting women in rural and low-income areas of Nepal. Working in partnership with Freedom Kit Bags (a charity which provide women and girls with reusable sanitary products), Exodus will donate a kit bag for every Female Departure booking - helping to ensure travel truly empowers women around the world!

Of course, our commitment to equality runs much deeper than Female Only Departures. Exodus are dedicated to diversity and inclusion through all layers of what we do. You can find out more about Responsible Tourism and some of our female empowerment projects here.

Creating a new mould of “girlie getaways”

Take to two wheels and cycle the dusty cantaloupe coloured roads of Indochina, explore the historic city walls of Dubrovnik, or watch wildlife against the backdrop of an exquisite sunset in South Africa, all in an exclusively female group. Travel empowers through shared experiences, empathy, and creates lifelong friendships along the way. Forget the traditional ‘girlie getaways’, adventure travel cements lasting connections and incredible memories with all of the women you meet and travel with along the way.

Whether this is your first ever guided group adventure, or you’re a seasoned jetsetter, we’re really proud to be able to offer a broad range of Female Only Departures which include itineraries to suit every interest and ability. Check out just some of these special departures below.

Woman travelling in Iran

Journey to Persia

A country of dramatic contrasts, from snow-clad mountains to vast, inhospitable deserts, Iran is a fascinating destination with strong cultural traditions. Some of the most awe-inspiring examples of Middle Eastern architecture can be found here. The Dazzling Islamic centres of Isfahan and Shiraz to rich bazaars. Hospitality here never fails to impress.

Discover Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica

With more protected land than any other country in the world, Costa Rica is the ideal location to discover wildlife in dense humid rainforests and rolling ashen mountains. See catatonic sloths, screaming Howler monkeys, or watch Green turtles crawling up the beach to lay their eggs. Relax in comfortable ecolodges or soak up the sun on idyllic coastal beaches.

Highlights of China

Highlights of China

Trace China's imperial past, from the magnificent monuments of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors, to the Great Wall. The exquisite landscapes and tranquil countryside of Yangshuo have been immortalised by Chinese poets and painters. A world where the modern coexists with the ancient, and there are ample mouthwatering culinary delights to try.

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And if we’ve inspired you on this International Women’s Day to put your own female adventure together, on any trip or date, feel free to speak to one of our Tailormade experts who can help you realise your next “girlie getaway”.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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