In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), Insight Vacations has launched its inaugural women-only journey, which is set to take place in India come 2021.
Inspirational India, A Wander Women Journey, which is the first itinerary in Insight’s new Wander Women journey programme, will offer immersive learning opportunities, wellness experiences and authentic dining, while highlighting the impact tourism has on women’s economic empowerment.
With this year’s IWD theme being #EachForEqual, Insight is aligning itself with a gender equal world, showcased by launching these journeys created and led by women.
“With 57 per cent of our guests being women along with the rise of women-only travel, our new journey which is designed and run by women, is a perfect fit for those who want to get below the surface and experience India as a culturally immersive destination as well as have opportunities to give back and empower women in the local communities while learning about their day-to-day lives,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, global CEO for Insight Vacations.
“This journey is also a great opportunity to connect and meet with other fabulous women from around the world and provides economic empowerment to local women.”
This exclusive women-only journey is only available on a limited departure date, so clients are encouraged to book early to secure their space.
The 12-day India journey, departing March 24, 2021, offers experiences such as jewellery-making, ayurvedic spa treatments, a Bollywood dance class, a henna demonstration, morning yoga with a female guru, a meeting with a local astrologer, and a visit to the Taj Mahal.
Guests will also get to visit a café solely run by acid attack survivors, which promotes social integration and economic empowerment. Other unique experiences include a rickshaw ride offered by a company which provides jobs to 200 women from low-income households in Jaipur.
On the eve of the Holi festival, guests will have the chance to visit an Indian family to join in their Holika Dehan tradition, which includes a home-hosted dinner and a bonfire that’s meant to ward off evil before the following day’s festivities where guests can don local Kurta attire and take to the streets for a colourful celebration.