We’ve designed and offer trips to India and Nepal to give others an opportunity to experience the magic we do each time we visit. The purpose is to give you the chance to meet and connect with women and girls on the ground, dive into our programs, understand the issues of trafficking and gender abuse, immerse into the rich and eclectic cultures, and to connect with like-minded, adventurous and giving travelers. 

Our intimate group setting delivers an authentic lived-experience, balancing each trip with a mix of culture, history, exploring, relaxation and most importantly, the support of local NGOs, business and female artisans.

Kolkata + Goa

October 2nd-10th, 2021

On this 9-day trip, expect all the feels. From touring the busy markets and cultural wonders of Kolkata, to connecting with women and girls in rescue centers and local communities, this trip is an experience of a lifetime. Before returning home, relax and process with us at a retreat center in Goa.

Join us as we unite women from around the world for a trip designed to empower the female spirit. We hope that this experience will inspire our guests to remain involved in the fight to end human trafficking, and to join us in giving women and girls tools to build their futures!

Volunteers tourism in India, volunteers playing games with shelter kids

TRIP INCLUDES:

- 5 nights at a western-style hotel near city center of Kolkata & 3 nights at a retreat center in Goa, domestic flights included
- Yoga classes led by Amanda Cunningham & Marisa Watts (all levels of experience welcome, participation optional)
- Group processing circles or 1:1 private therapy sessions with yoga therapist, Tish Roy or Dr. Ann Bortz (participation optional)
- All meals and filtered water
- 3 full days of shelter volunteer experiences visit Mother Theresa's Tomb & enjoy a Kolkata Walking Tour, Confluences of Cultures
- Market visits for shopping fair-trade goods
- Airport transfers to hotel upon arrivals
- All taxes, tips and service charges included
-$2000 tax-exempt donation to Her Future Coalition and an education sponsorship of a child for 1-year

TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- International airfare
- Airport transfer from hotel at departure
- Alcohol or wine (welcome to purchase yourself!)
- Spa treatments at retreat center

PRICING OPTIONS:

- Pricing options: payment plans & options to fundraise available!
- Double Shared Room with en suite bathroom $4850 per person
- Private Room (one King bed) $5250 per person

Final payment due 60-days prior to trip Refunded if trip cancelled due to COVID-19 related travel bans

FINE PRINT:

- $500 non-refundable deposit due to reserve your space
- This trip is limited to 12 spaces to keep an intimate experience
- COVID regulations will be monitored, if trip is cancelled due to COVID, your $500 will be refunded
- Payment plans available at request
- Options to fundraise, email for details
- Full payment due 60 days prior to trip dates or by 08/01/2021
- No refunds available after final payment is made

*Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrivals to hotel, welcome dinner

Day 2 – Introductions and presentations, lunch at Calcutta Bungalow, afternoon options to shop fair-trade markets

Day 3 – Visit Mother Theresa’s Tomb, visit Red Light Resource Centers, arts workshops with the children

Day 4 – Visit the jewelry center (vocational trade training) and make a piece with one of the female metalsmiths, visit EkTara School and meet your sponsored child!

Day 5 – Calcutta Walking Tour, visit shelter home, options to purchase artisan made goods, arts workshops with the children

Day 7 – Domestic flight from Kolkata to Goa, relaxation day

Day 8 & 9 – Optional yoga, processing, therapy, spa and pool relaxation

Day 10 – Departures

 

*schedule subject to change depending on shelter & schools current circumstances – final schedule will be sent days before the trip and confirmed on day 1. Each evening a team member sends the following day’s schedule via our group WhatsApp thread. 

We know these trips can feel scary & exciting!

Please feel free to reach out and we’re happy to chat through logistics. Once registered, you’ll have a good flow of emails regarding all aspects of the trip and expectations. A 12-page preparation guide is sent a few weeks before trip, as well.

Email: amanda@herfuturecoalition.org to inquire and/or reserve your spot!

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