What Makes Us Different? We are professional tour operators in women's travel. We have relationships with guides, airlines and hotels. We help with visas when needed. We write airline tickets, coordinate you with the group, and re-route you with a weather or change of mind issue. We have staff on the ground, and a 24/7 number when you are traveling. We can add a last minute serendipitous festival or parade to our itineraries. You will never feel stranded with our network ready to help you.
Who Travels with Us? We are not a singles' vacations, just women's tours. Women of all ages and backgrounds, married and single, traveling alone or with friends join our travel group. Some women have traveled with us since 1992; some are new. You will get a list of everyone on your tour, of course, before the trip. Many of us want a room share to avoid the single supplement charges. We guarantee shares on many trips, so you know your trip price up front.
We discriminate against only one type: The Whiner. Please note this is a joke!!
What is the personality of the group? The women's travel group is casual, informed, and welcoming. Most women travelers stay in touch after the trip, and many women find new travel pals for other adventures. Not everyone is an experienced traveler. Some, like Phyllis, have lived overseas and love to share their expertise and tips. We help and respect each other, so if you have a health issue while we are traveling, you find a group of 'Mothers' ready to assist.
Itineraries? We offer unusual rare experiences, but always include area highlights. We offer extensions for women who have more time and flexibility. We organize a smart efficiently run trip, well paced, not rushed. Shopping at the guide’s nephew’s jewelry store is not acceptable. Occasional shopping at a women’s cooperative might be. Arthur Frommer called our itineraries: colorful and a valuable asset for women who want to travel with other women. We often have a speaker who lends some insight to the destination.
Has Everyone Traveled Extensively? Some women are carrying a first passport; others have lived and worked overseas. No matter what your travel expertise, you will find this group ready to accept you, and our itineraries, high quality.
Size of Group? Generally 10-15 with a maximum of 20. Our goal is to walk into a restaurant or museum and not look like The Great Serengeti Migration. Additionally, with limited numbers, everyone has a substantial conversation with everyone else on the tour.
Solo Travelers? We guarantee shares (see Specials and Destination Pages for details) to avoid single charges. Many women are delighted to save by sharing. A limited number of singles are also available. You find many women on our Facebook page to chat with about our trips and tell you about us. No shares arranged for smokers. No shares arranged for beauty pageant winners. We still dislike you. (Kidding, sort of).
What type of hotels? 4-5 Star hotels – more than comfortable and often elegant, safe, central, charming. Most have ample creature comforts. And most have WiFi, some as in India have spas. We encourage you to check all our hotels on TripAdvisor.com.
Escorts and Guides? Trips are professionally and carefully organized and guided. Most are escorted. Guides are chosen for expertise and willingness to share cultural, historic and political insights. We sometimes hire speakers to enhance your experience.
Airline Ticketing and FF Tickets? We arrange for airline tickets from any city. You may also use FF tickets on all trips. On some trips where we know FF tickets are not always honored, we will forewarn you. If there are delays or cancellations, we are able to reschedule you. We welcome travel agents to book our trips for their clients.
Inclusions and Terms and Conditions: Linked to each trip page at the top. We are as reasonable as possible and always recommend travel insurance to Protect You and Your Investment in Travel. Additional terms and conditions are linked here All trips are non refundable a minimum of 90 days before departure.
Where are we on Facebook & Why Bother with It? Facebook is an ongoing reflection of what women say about us. We are found here on Facebook and we encourage you to check it for specials, news on travel for women, single supplement deals, and comments and suggestions from our group.
The photo at top is from Leslie Sternlieb, photographer and arts journalist who traveled with us multiple times from Iceland to Central America. Leslie catches the beauty in her photos we bring home in our hearts. The photos below were sent in by Jane Wooldridge, Business Editor of The Miami Herald. Jane is an award winning travel writer and photographer who traveled with us to Africa twice. Her photos display a wonderful talent and endless love of travel.
We cross the Gambia River Sit with Dogon Tribes Photograph gorgeous women in Mali and Senegal
Riding along the streets of St. Louis, Senegal after visiting Goree Island Slave Quarters and battling with the bank manager
to return Karen M's ATM card.
Carlos Slim Museum:Mexico City
Visiting Pisa before our Tuscany Cooking Trip.
IATAN commits us to the highest industry standards. To Chat with Phyllis by email Telephone:646 309 5607