Insight Vacations is celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 by launching a new women’s only journey for the first time ever—Inspirational India, A Wander Women Journey.

As the first journey in Insight’s new Wander Women journey program, it will take place in India in 2021 and will offer immersive learning opportunities, wellness experiences and authentic dining while featuring the power of impactful tourism on women’s economic empowerment. With this year’s International Women’s Day theme being #EachForEqual, Insight is aligning itself with a gender equal world, showcased by launching these journeys created and led by women.

“On International Women’s Day, we recognize the power of impactful tourism. With 57 percent of our guests being women, along with the rise of women’s only travel, our new journey, which is designed and run by women, makes it 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,” says Ulla Hefel Bohler, global CEO for Insight Vacations in a press statement. “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.”

The 12-day Inspirational India, A Wander Women Journey, which departs March 24, 2021, starts in Delhi with a morning experience visiting Old Delhi and taking in the vibrant culture. Guests will have a choice between a “glassperience” with jewelry making where guests will make their very own piece of wearable art with glass, or an ayurvedic treatment with two massage therapists offered as an Insight Choice the following day. Guests will also visit Sheroes, a one-of-a- kind cafe in India, which is unlike any other cafe or a general restaurant, it is solely run by acid attack survivors and promotes social integration as well as economic empowerment. A visit to the Taj Mahal is included before embarking to Jaipur to enjoy Holi, the ancient festival of colors. On the eve of the Holi festival, the ladies will visit an Indian family to join their Holika Dehan tradition, which includes a home-hosted dinner and a bonfire that’s meant to ward off evil before the festivities begin the following day as travelers wear local Kurta attire and take to the streets for a colorful celebration. The following day they’ll get to relax with morning yoga lead by a female guru.

Guests will also enjoy a Pink City rickshaw ride offered by Pink City Rickshaw Company, which provides employment opportunities to 200 women from low income households in Jaipur, and then travelers will choose between an evening Bollywood dance class or a henna demonstration. Women will also visit the Sunder Rang arts and crafts project at Chandelao village where an average of 20 women work at the center producing traditional Rajasthani textiles and handicraft items for both local and export markets, creating a sustainable source of income for the artisans. The ladies will also meet with a local astrologer and after traveling to Udaipur, guests get to relax and rejuvenate at the Taj Aravali Resort & Spa. Travelers also visit the Seva Mandir Organization, an NGO supporting natural resource development as well as health and women’s empowerment before embarking on an evening boat ride at Lake Pichola and visit Jagmandir.

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This exclusive women’s only journey is only available on a limited departure date, so book your clients early to secure their space. For more information, visit insightvacations.com.

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