Whether your idea of an amazing travel experience is a hiking trip through Peru, an interactive art museum, thermal hot springs soak, indulging in a culinary experience or visiting wineries, we are going to show you 5 Unique Experiential Trips for Women you should consider for 2020. All of these experiential trips range from various locations, budgets, and adventure styles.
Taste the Flavors of Positano
Savor and participate in local and traditional flavors of Positano on the Amalfi Coast for a hands-on cooking class for women only. The exclusive “Renaissance Women” created by the Secret Garden™ program is perfect for women wanting to join a small group and meet new friends while getting together for a fun cooking experience in magical Positano.
The cooking classes bring you into the kitchen with Chefs Filomena, Fortunata, Raffaele, Carmine, Giuseppe, and Raffaele, who are professionally trained and eager to share their knowledge with you. Discover how to create authentic southern Italian foods while learning important cooking techniques for each recipe.
This cooking program takes you on a culinary tour of the famed Amalfi Coast and its Mediterranean cuisine and offers a treasure trove of creative excursions and activities, such as a full-day boat trip to Capri, a Renaissance dessert class, an informal discussion on journal writing, travel photography and Italy’s Renaissance women.
Explore the Gullah Geechee Culture
Worldwide culture can be found right here in our own American backyard. Explore the Gullah-Geechee culture, which arrived with West African slaves in the 1700s in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Start with a true Gullah Geechee culinary experience with acclaimed chef BJ Dennis at any one of his pop-up event dinners at restaurants such as Charleston’s Butcher & Bee, and Sean Brock’s Husk. Stay at the historic Andrew Pinckney Inn and book a 90-minute workshop with Gullah artist Lynnette Youson, whose work is on exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She’ll teach you how to weave a basket to take home as a keepsake. Grab a prep at home meal at Gullah Gourmet before you leave town.
Spa Day at Ojo Caliente or Sunrise Springs
The legendary waters of Sunrise Springs have been a source of rejuvenation and a sacred gathering place for many travelers on the historic El Camino Real for millennia. Savor their delectable farm-fresh cuisine after a nice long soak in the saltwater pool or the heated, artisan natural spring-fed Repose Pool at the Springs Resort or any of the natural mineral hot springs at Ojo Caliente.
Sunrise Springs is Santa Fe’s only destination spa, with 70 acres of private gardens, walking paths and scenic high desert landscape surrounding the historic spring-fed waters. Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa is a unique resort destination in northern New Mexico, offering guest experiences centered around healing the mind, body, and spirit naturally. When you are finished unwinding and if you’re feeling adventurous, check out Santa Fe’s interactive art experience at Meowwolf.
Hiking & Adventure Tours Through Maine
From wildflowers to winding rugged shorelines, the lure of Maine’s storybook landscape is calling. It’s a place where mountain paths and centuries-old roads lead you on stunning adventures through state parks and charming harbor towns. And at the end of each day, Down East hospitality awaits at your waterfront retreats. Tour companies such as Backroads hosts multi-day tours through one of New England’s finest states for local, fresh seafood and the breathtaking coastal views.
Hike the mountainous area of Acadia National Park, explore the charms of seaside Camden with its historic homes and the yachts and lobster boats docked along Bar Harbor or take a whale-watching cruise.
Kenya Coastal Rainforest Safari
As one of the largest coastal forests in East Africa after the Arabuko-Sokoke Forest, Shimaba Hills reserve is rich in flora and fauna and hosts the highest density of African elephants in Kenya. Shimba Hills is a spectacular National Reserve with a lush coastal rainforest. The hills are home to a stunning 50% of Kenya’s plants. Animals indigenous to the reserve include forest elephants, sable antelopes, giraffe and many more. Explore Kenya with private guides and tailor-made tours and itineraries or start with a 2-day rainforest safari experience.