Retreat Faq


WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON A RETREAT?

Wandering Women Retreats is all about wandering away from the guidebook, getting lost with the locals, learning something new and above all having fun! We believe in slowing down and exploring in a more authentic way. 

Our week long retreats are filled with day trips, creative workshops and cooking classes to help nurture your creative side.We strive to offer off the beaten path locales and support local businesses along the way.

Our retreats aren’t just about the wonderful things we’ll see and do but about building relationships, that’s why we like to keep our groups small and intimate. This enables us to travel like a local and have an inside look at what the region has to offer!


I’M NOT AN ARTIST IS THIS RETREAT STILL FOR ME?

Absolutely! Our retreats are much more about gathering inspiration and exploring all our destinations have to offer. We’ll provide you with creative prompts but you will be at your own pace and it’s completely up to you how you’d like to use your creative time. We view this as an opportunity to reflect and connect with other like minded women. Some of the most valuable takeaways from these retreats are the close relationships you form with your fellow creative companions.


WHAT IS YOUR FEATURED FEMALE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ABOUT?

When we set out to create Wandering Women Retreats we thought about all the wonderful female artisans around the world. What’s going on in their studio, what inspires them and how can we be inspired in return? We’re all about forming a global sisterhood and giving women artists the exposure they deserve. That’s why each of our retreats highlight a different woman artist with visits to her workspace and talks about her journey and creative process. 

From floral foragers to textile designers to mixed media painters we strive to spotlight a diverse group of female artisans. At the end of each retreat page you’ll find a bio for our featured female artist for that particular trip.


CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? 

Part of experiencing a new culture is through it’s food so the meals we offer vary by location. While we do strive to have vegetarian options at most of our meals we are not able to accommodate severely limited, highly specific and restricted diets. We try to let the country speak to us through its food, with lots of recommendations from the local community.


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT COST?

Each of our retreats is unique, to find out what is included on a specific Retreat, please see the itinerary for that particular Retreat. All of our Retreats include lodging, breakfast, a welcome and departure dinner. At every retreat you’ll also receive a gift bag full of local finds celebrating the country we’re visiting!


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT COST? 

Airfare from your hometown to the destination. Meals & drinks purchased beyond those provided in your Retreat package. any alcohol or personal shopping you choose to purchase, as well as any travel before or after the Retreat dates. See more information on the page for retreats that you are interested in, to find out exactly what is included on your Retreat.  


DO YOU OFFER  PRIVATE RETREATS?

Yes! We can create custom private retreats for your group that are tailored to your interests. Unique experiences, boutique accommodations and off the beaten path locations are our speciality! Reach out through our contact page for more info!


DO YOU ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS OR OFFER REFUNDS IN ANY EVENT? 

Hey, we get it, stuff happens! Unfortunately due to the planning, involved logistics & up front costs of these events we have a strict no refund policy regardless of circumstance. 

For this reason and many others we very highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. It’s a small amount to pay to insure you’re covered and is worth the peace of mind alone! In all circumstances we will retain your non-refundable booking deposit, and any additional funds paid towards your balance.  Again, we strongly urge you to buy travel insurance, research as much as you can about the location to which you wish to travel, and to be sure you can make it before you book.

Book with Confidence –  A note about Covid 19

We have a great team in place that is monitoring the global pandemic and travel advisories on a daily basis. In the event we need to cancel the retreat due to Covid 19, retreat participants will be offered the option of moving funds to a rescheduled departure date or a refund. We want you to feel fully comfortable and confident when booking that we have you covered!

* Please note that we will NOT be refunding cancellations for any other reason. Due to the planning, logistics & up front costs of these events we have a strict no refund policy regardless of circumstance. If you are concerned you might need to cancel for personal reasons we highly recommend taking out travel insurance .