Access Culinary Trips has announced the launch of its first women-only culinary tours to Morocco, Peru and Tuscany.
The company says that the trips offer women travelers the chance to travel solo, but within a safe community of fellow foodie travelers. The itineraries also aim to serve as empowerment opportunities for local women in each of the countries the trips visit.
In Peru, one of the new trips connects travelers with local women at a weaving cooperative. The itinerary also includes a visit to a women-owned village enterprise by joining in a traditional pachamanca in a remote village. This nine-day trip runs from July 13 – 21, 2020, and operates from Lima to Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. It is priced from $3,990.
In Morocco, the group visits a women’s Argan oil cooperative and takes a women-guided city tour in Essouira, with the guide providing a firsthand perspective of being a woman in Morocco, Access said. The trip runs March 28 – April; 5, 2020, with guided sightseeing in Casablanca, Essouira and Marrakech, as well as a guided hike in the High Atlas. Extensions are also available to Rabat and Fez, as well as an additional guided trip to the desert. Rates start from $34,90 per person.
In Italy, travelers cook with a woman chef in her home in Cortona and enjoy a Michelin-starred meal by Silvia Baracchi. This five-day trip is base in the Tuscan village of Cortona, from which travelers visit Siena, Pienza and Montepulciano. The trip will run June 9 – 13, 2020, and rates start from $3,890 per person.
In a written statement Access Culinary Trips CEO Tamar Lowell noted that the new trips were developed in response to requests from both past and existing clients.