Intrepid Travel is marking International Women's Day (March 8) with the introduction of four new women-only expeditions to Kenya, India, Nepal and Turkey.

The tours, led by female guides, are developed to provide insight into the lives of women in different countries, including opportunities to meet the first female overland truck driver in East Africa and Syrian refugees building a new life in Istanbul.

The tours include activities such as swimming on a women-only beach in Antalya, Turkey; and celebrating the women-only Gangaur Festival in Rajasthan. 

The company first launched its first Women's Expeditions in the Middle East on International Women's Day 2018. The company said they have proven to be among the most popular in Intrepid's 30-year history, growing from just four departures to 36 in the space of a few months. 

"The #MeToo era is making its mark on travel -- our female travelers want to hear the stories and struggles of women around the globe," said Intrepid global product manager Jenny Gray. "This year we've discovered even more extraordinary stories of female empowerment. These remarkable new expeditions give travelers the chance to hear from people from all walks of life about their personal and collective struggles and triumphs in achieving gender equality. They allow travelers to enter private spaces and foster conversations that would be impossible in mixed gender groups."

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