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, hike, relax and process with us at a retreat in Darjeeling.
Who this is for: the adventurous soul that wants to experience India while also giving back
Who this isn't for: the traveler who wants luxury
In collaboration with Her Future Coalition, author, activist and founder, Sarah Symons joins Amanda Cunningham and Marisa Watts to unite women from around the world. This trip is designed to give you equal parts of everything.
5 nights at a western-style hotel near the busy city center of Kolkata & 4 nights at a retreat center in Darjeeling
domestic flights from Kolkata to Darjeeling
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 (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:
airport transfer from hotel at departure
alcohol or wine (welcome to purchase yourself!)
spa treatments at retreat center
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 Darjeeling, relaxation day
Day 8 & 9 - optional hiking, 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.
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
many guests choose to stay in India longer to explore other parts and/or plan to visit the Taj Mahal together
we offer a Zoom meeting before trips for attendees to meet each other, this helps with travel anxiety!
we try our best to link solo attendees up at layover airports so you have a travel buddy arriving to Kolkata
*there is a $500 non-refundable deposit due to reserve your space. This trip is limited to 12 spaces.
*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 12/31/2021
*no refunds available after final payment is made
We know trips like this can be scary and 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.