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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire and/or reserve your spot!