Magnificent glaciers and geysers are some highlights of Grand Pacific Tours’ 16-day journey through New Zealand. Cruise across Lake Wakatipu and spot dolphins on a catamaran at the Bay of Islands. Either book a single room or bunk with other travellers.
Outdoor fans can take the challenge of a seven-day Larapinta Desert Trek through the rugged Australian outback (above), and scale the Red Centre’s highest peak with Women’s Own Adventure.
#2: New Skills
Sign up as a crew member and learn how to sail from experienced sailors on Best Single Travel’s 13-day Greek sailing trip around the startlingly beautiful Dodecanese. You’ll get to take the helm while on your way to visit charming little fishing villages and larger islands.
Wannabe cowgirls (above) can learn how to ride horses, herd cattle and shoot guns from gung-ho professional female ranchers. The four-day Cowgirl Spring Roundup in Montana, USA, is held at The Resort at Paws Up, which also offers workshops ranging from cooking to photography.
#3: Spiritual Enlightenment
A retreat at a peaceful monastic republic in Greece’s Mount Athos is recommended if you’re interested in Greek history or mediaeval architecture. Contact The Friends of Mount Athos to arrange a stay.
Women can get in touch with their inner selves on WanderTours’ 12-day yoga and cultural journey in Bhutan. Highlights include witnessing the Paro Festival (above) – a vibrant religious celebration – and enjoying hikes up Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
*Source: The 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey conducted across 25 countries.
This story was first seen on silverkris.com
Photos: 123rf.com, Corbis, Courtesy Women’s Own Adventures
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