We're big fans of girlfriend getaways and even solo trips for ladies who want to take their time exploring the world, so we're particularly impressed by a range of upcoming tours from Cox & Kings that are geared towards women, either as part of a group or on their own.
RELAX & RESTORE IN INDIA
(16 Days, 15 Nights)
Carefully curated by Rofia Larsson, Director of Marketing for Cox & Kings, “Indian Indulgence” is a good pick for a girlfriend getaway, with everything from evenings at the spa to sourcing one-of-a-kind finds at the marketplace. Cities like Delhi and Mumbai have a great mix of unique boutiques and culinary delights. World-class spas close each evening with tranquility, while days begin with champagne breakfasts.
WINE, DINE & SHOP IN TURKEY
“Istanbul Not Constantinople”
(5 Days, 4 Nights)
“Istanbul Not Constantinople,” a nod to the city’s past and present (and a certain song by a certain band) focuses on what the city currently has to offer travelers, especially its impressive cultural and foodie oeuvre. Solo lady shoppers can wander the Grand Bazaar with shopping tips provided by Cox & Kings tour guides.
After picking out textiles and one-of-a-kind accessories to wear during their special night out, travelers can take a VIP Bosphorus cruise, wherein they will enjoy dinner while sailing from the city’s European side to its Asian realm.
GET CULTURED IN MEXICO CITY
(11 Days, 10 Nights)
On this brand-new 2013 journey from Cox & Kings, travelers will explore “Colonial Mexico” — its winding cobblestone streets, impressive mansions and awe-inspiring ruins. Ladies can opt to make a day of exploring local markets, try their hand at traditional Mexican cuisine and dine at the chef’s table in renowned restaurants all over the city.
One notable highlight is a day of foodie exploration with celebrity chef Patricia Quintana, the first lady of Mexican gastronomy, who will help travelers design and cook a three-course meal.
SOJOURN INTO SOUTHEAST ASIA
“The Golden Kingdom of Laos & Cambodia”
(12 Days, 11 Nights)
“Spirit of Burma”
(9 Days, 8 Nights)
Laos, Cambodia or Myanmar are more accessible than ever, especially for wellness-oriented women. In Laos and Cambodia, travelers will cruise the Mekong River to Pak Ou. After sight-seeing, travelers can have a picnic lunch before sailing back to Luang Prabang. Many temple visits are on the agenda, as well as the opportunity to observe orange-robed monks as they participate in a sacred daily tradition. Then, of course, there’s the exploration of Angkor Wat, the 12th century architectural wonder. Guests can take in a sunset nearby at Phnom Bakheng Hill.
In Myanmar, female travelers can go hot-air ballooning over the plains of Bagan, try a trishaw ride to Kuthodaw Pagoda, and see the “real” Yangon on the Circle Train. There is also a private dinner in a five-star wine cellar and sunset viewing on Mandalay Hill.
For more information, visit www.coxandkingsusa.com.