In 2020, we are celebrating 10 years of partnership with the International Becoming an Outdoors Woman program. Since 2010, Green Edventures Tours has helped women’s wildlife and adventure travel dreams come true in partnership with BOW.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and International Becoming an Outdoors Woman was founded to help women learn outdoor skills in a non-competitive learning environment. A workshop in the early 90s was held to identify the barriers keep women from participating in outdoor activities. What was discovered was that many women didn’t know how to ______ in the outdoors. Born from this first workshop was to become a very successful program helping women in North America connect with the outdoors and each other. BOW Founder Christine Thomas says, “What I didn’t understand was that we were going to change their lives along the way—and that our lives would change as well.”
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshops are created for the beginner, but women with all skills and backgrounds are welcome. Today workshops are held in the United States and Canada. You can learn all about the Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program in this article written published in Ducks Unlimited Magazine this month. You can also find out which workshops are near you by visiting the Becoming an Outdoors Woman website.
International Becoming an Outdoors Woman programs follow a different format but embrace the same philosophy of empowering women through outdoor education and helping them experience places they wouldn’t know how to access on their own. The trips offered through the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program are designed to introduce women to wild off-the-beaten-path places with extraordinary wildlife encounters.
For women who love wildlife.
The International Becoming an Outdoors Woman travel adventures for women are offered in Baja Mexico, Costa Rica, Iceland, Tanzania, and Uganda. All of the trips, with the exception of Iceland, are wildlife-focused. These trips were created for all the little girls who dreamed of being marine biologists or wildlife biologist, but professional or personal goals took their adult lives on a different path.
The planning is done for you.
With International Becoming an Outdoors Woman you don’t have to be a National Geographic explorer, scientist, or rich to experience the places of your dreams. With Becoming an Outdoors Woman travel adventures for women we teach you to snorkel with whale sharks and sea lions in Mexico. You will trek in Uganda to meet mountain gorillas in the wild! You will witness one of the greatest animal migrations on Earth in Tanzania. All of these experiences can be done by any women who is healthy and semi-active. With one click, a trip of a lifetime is within your reach.
Many women who sign up with International Becoming an Outdoors Woman are first time travelers and solo female travelers. From the time you sign up, until you reach the destination you will have the contact and support of your trip leader. Each trip has a Facebook Group where participants can get to know each other and ask questions before the trip. Packing lists and other supplemental information will help you prepare for each adventure. the Pre-trip Departure Packet will provide you with detailed airport arrival and meeting instructions. For those women who are not comfortable booking their own airfare, our travel agent can assist you with that.
Group travel basics:
Group sizes are typically 10-16 with the average being 12 participants. Each trip is led by an expert local guide and supported by a Green Edventures’ Trip Leader. Group demographics tend to be multi-generational from 30s to 70s but the average age is 55. We travel like a big family and support each other. Most women sign up as solo female travelers, but friends, siblings, parterns, mother-daughters, also sign up.
The links below will take you to destination itineraries.
International Becoming an Outdoors Woman Trips:
- February: Costa Rica Wild & Off-The-Beaten Path
- March: Baja Sea of Cortez Snorkeling Safari + Gray Whales
- April: Uganda Wildlife Safari with Gorilla Trekking
- May: Tanzania Wildlife Safari + Serengeti Camp
- July: Iceland South Coast Explorer
Other Women-Only Adventures
- June Trinidad & Tobago Rainforest to Reefs + Leatherback Sea Turtles
- June Alaska Kenai Explorer Hiking & Multi-Sport Adventure.
- July Iceland South Coast with Thorsmork Trail Hike
- August Iceland Laugavegur Trek
- August Galapagos Islands Explorer
2021 Interest List:
Sign up on the interest list and be first to know when 2021 trips are live for registration. Click here to access the form: https://forms.gle/HCxJQwcTYeTrSXfE8