Missed the news? We recently announced a couple of new tours for 2014!
The South India Women-only Cultural Tour begins in Chennai and continues southward through Tamil Nadu, where you’ll visit some of the most fantastical temples in the country.
From there, you’ll travel through the south’s gorgeous countryside, visiting tea and spice plantations and taking cooking classes to sample cuisine for which the south is famous.
Onward you’ll travel to Kerala, staying overnight in an air-conditioned houseboat and finishing the trip in Kochi, where you can take a yoga class and wander the streets filled with ancient shops and cafes. (An optional Delhi/Agra is available.)
What makes this tour special? Visiting with a family in Trichy and learning how to make rangoli (those decorative designs displayed in front of homes during festival times and made from colorful flour, rice, and sand). As part of the WanderTours Giving Program, you’ll visit an orphanage that helps children with disabilities. A donation will be made on behalf of the group.
* Explore fantastical temples and caves from the 7th century
* Soak up the former French colonial town of Pondicherry
* Learn the intricacies of South Indian cuisine in two cooking classes
* Visit the idyllic tea-growing region of Munnar
* Overnight on a lovely air-conditioned houseboat in Kerala
* Enjoy unique 4 and 5 star hotels which make a perfect ending to your India-filled days
* February 2 – 17, 2014 (16 days)
* 4 – 5 star hotels
* Land costs: $4,995
Full tour information here.
We’ve added some new activities to our Vietnam & Cambodia Women-only Tour including a fun opportunity to plant rice!
In Saigon, you’ll ride the back of a Vespa scooter, stopping to sample local food throughout your ride. You’ll also take a cooking class in Hoi An and a food tour in Hanoi which, together, will provide you with a rich experience of the Vietnam’s cuisine.
* Overnight on a traditional wood junk houseboat in Halong Bay
* Take a batik class taught by a Hmong woman
* Explore Hanoi’s street food with a local, passionate foodie guide
* Visit hilltribe villages in Vietnam’s northern mountains
* Take a hands-on Vietnamese cooking class in Hoi an
* Explore Saigon on the back of a Vespa scooter!
What makes this tour special? Visiting with hilltribes in the Sapa region AND taking a batik-making class taught by a hilltribe woman. Also, as part of the WanderTours Giving Program, you’ll visit Lifestart Foundation in Hoi An. This non-profit helps disadvantage Vietnamese, especially women, by creating sustainable programs to help them earn a living.