I recommend WanderTours because it is the best – there is nothing like it. Beth manages to take care of the many requests and needs of the group and at the same time her enjoyment of the travel is contagious!! We also love the way Beth builds community on and among her tour groups. It was really fun to travel again with those we met on previous WanderTours. That kind of community doesn’t just happen and we appreciate the energy that Beth puts into it. Susan T. & Barbara T.
Beth is a genuine adventurer and she brings that energy to everyone. I love her positive, brainy, funny and rebellious energy. It’s tremendous fun to be around. I love that Beth spends time with every person on her trips so it always feels special and personalized. She ensures everyone has opportunity to provide feedback and know they’ll be heard. Beth truly cares about people and encourages the best in all the women on her tours. I always return home inspired and motivated to be the best version of myself that I can be. Stacey C.
Beth must have a natural knack to lead a group of women with vastly different back grounds and personalities. I don’t know how she does it every time, but because of her unique ways, people really appreciate the tours she organizes. I’m looking forward to other destinations that I have not yet discovered. Susan K.
Every single one of Beth’s tours has been a wondrous experience for me. It’s obvious that a great deal of thought and care goes into planning. You aren’t just another tourist on a bus; you are sharing life-changing experiences. The small group aspect that I value so much means that I will always prefer to travel with Wandertours. I enjoy the niche hotels, the variety of experiences, the opportunity to walk and enjoy the scenery and the fellow travelers I already know I’ll enjoy. Hotels, meals and other experiences feel much more relaxed than they would if one was traveling on a cattle car of dozens of other tourists. Stacey C.
On all of the trips I have been on, the makeup of the people in these WanderTour groups has always been a highlight. Whether it is because of Beth or the type of people attracted to her trips, or both, the end result has always been a fun group to travel with. Plus I always learn so much from my fellow travelers. Marcia K.
I recommend WanderTours because the tours are very well organized, there’s inclusivity of all participants and Beth Whitman’s “can do” attitude is so contagious. Louise S.
Morocco Tour Testimonials
Traveling, to me, is all about connecting with people and this trip accomplished that. You do not get a cookie cutter trip from WanderTours; rather, you get a truly personal experience and one that I will always remember. Thank you, Beth, for organizing such a wonderful tour with such a wonderful group of traveling companions! Marian M.
I recommend WanderTours because Beth is very detail oriented and thorough, yet easy going. I would follow her anywhere! This was an awesome trip all the way around. It exceeded my expectations. Denise K.
From the moment we stepped off the airplane we were treated to a first-class experience. I wouldn’t change a thing! There were magical experiences every day, but riding through the Sahara on a camel had to be the best! Every country I’ve visited (34 to date) has had its uniqueness but none compare to the experience WanderTours provided for Morocco. If other experiences with WanderTours are like Morocco, you can expect perfection! Vicki E.
The food was tasty, healthy and bountiful. Our driver, Mohammed, was excellent and was always very courteous and kind. He took his job very seriously and had a great attitude. Our guide Fatimzahra was a pleasure to be with. She truly cared about us and our wants and needs, loves what she is doing and puts her all into it. The tour was so well-organized and executed. The accommodations and food were great. The whole Sahara experience was a thrill. The beauty of this country, the friendliness of the people, the architecture and the architectural detail, the tile and other craftworks we saw – the trip was one giant sensory feast! Suzanne W.
Papua New Guinea Tour Testimonials
I’m a True Traveler (capital letters intentional). Well over 50 countries. Luckily, traveling is one of the best things I do. Two years ago, Beth told me that the trip to Papua New Guinea with WanderTours would be my best. Of course, I was skeptical. But guess what? She was absolutely right!!!! My very best trip – by far! Tribal culture, birds and plants and animals, a little intimidation (not too much), beauty, history, costumes, singing, dancing, language – all – well, not merely “interesting” – more WOW, spectacular! So, don’t hesitate! Just go!!!!! Phyl C.
Beth accommodates all kinds of people quite well (myself included), makes everyone feel comfortable, is patient yet stern and can handle a lot of situations. Many guides cannot; it’s a real gift. There was great access to really special and intimate festivals, quality transportation and quality accommodations on the tour. Mike V.
We loved all the special locations on the tour and really enjoyed watching everyone prepare for the singsing festival. Beth’s knowledge is just so in-depth and her contacts are incomparable. And on this tour, I found out that I can do just about anything! Marianne D.
Loved everything about Beth and the Papua New Guinea trip! Beth demonstrated her love of and respect for the wonderful people and amazing culture of Papua New Guinea. She was very sensitive to both the needs of the group and to those of individual travelers. WanderTours provided excellent value and also added extras such as an up close and personal mini singsing and a day trip through beautiful scenery to the smaller but charming Enga SingSing. The company is dedicated to giving their clients a wonderful holiday while being committed to helping them learn as much a possible about this truly unique culture. Papua New Guinea is a true must-see for world travelers. Ed G.
Lapland Tour Testimonials
So glad I signed up for this trip. It was very smooth from start to finish, including using the recommended travel agency to find/coordinate my multi-city flights. Great group and guides, fun activities, nice lodge and sauna, smooth logistics, good food – really one of the best trips I’ve had. I usually travel solo and take care of everything myself, but this tour was much smoother and more enjoyable than anything I could have put together. Hassle-free adventure and travel with fun guides and group! James W.
Wonderful group of people; flexible and so very interesting. Terrific guides – knowledgeable and patient. Great food with many choices. So many fun activities, most at varied levels to allow all to participate at their pace. Loved the sauna, especially the lumber lodge experience. Truly gave a sense of how the locals use saunas, especially in the winter. The dips in the lake were exhilarating! Marcia K.
I really loved getting to know people before the trip with the on-line bios, etc. Also really enjoyed how Beth, Ritta and Hannu tailored activities so that the most people from the group could be involved (or choose not to) each day. It was obviously a lot of work, but helped each person get the most out of the experiences. Spinning fast down the snow track on a fat tire bike after struggling quite a bit on the way out/up was really satisfying–gaining some skill in a new experience. Similarly, the dog sledding activity was completely new to me and very challenging. Louise S.
Ireland Tour Testimonials
This tour was amazing and exceeded my expectations in food, accommodations and educational opportunities. It was more than a vacation–it was an unforgettable event. There wasn’t a single day that I didn’t learn something interesting, eat something delicious, laugh with the other tour participants and shop in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. I’m just a raving fan! Colleen G.
Well-done!!! This tour was extremely well planned, managed and executed. The group of women were fun and caring. It was just fine to be a solo traveller with this small group. Ireland was a true gem of an experience and the Irish were so friendly, helpful and thoughtful. This was my maiden voyage with Beth’s WanderTours and I look forward to another adventure with her and sister travelers. Thank you Beth for helping our dreams come true! Brett M.
There were great people on the trip, great accommodations and food and a great variety of experiences. Pat (local tour guide & driver) was incredibly knowledgeable and lovely – top notch!! Interacting with the locals was very meaningful, especially on the Aran Islands and in the pubs. Jackie B.
The itinerary was excellent. I loved Ireland with its charmingly humorous people, stunning countryside, music and pub life. This trip covers a lot and is a wonderful introduction to Ireland. Annie E.
India Tour Testimonials
So many things worked well for this tour! Manisha was incredible. The other in-country guides were also wonderful. I loved the unbelievably vast variety of experiences most of all. Any variations in the published itinerary brought delightful surprises and meaningful experiences. I felt that there was so much effort put into making every single day as special as possible and there were so many moments on the trip that were heart and soul touching. Our group being drawn into the very middle of a Jain family temple procession right on the street and being enveloped in that dancing, laughing, colorful joy was an experience that left me literally shaking with happy energy! Beth curated what was for me the trip of a lifetime. Stacey C.
I thought our guide was fantastic and the hotels were amazing. I think the tour was worth every penny. India is not a place I would have ever considered navigating on my own. I felt like we got a first class seat in an unbelievable country. I think overall what sticks in my mind is watching the artisans. Seeing all the amazing historical relics was also top on my list. Plus being with such a great group of women made it so much fun. I felt so taken care of. I feel like Beth has the experience and the contacts to make any trip great. Sarah B.
There was a great group of women on the tour and having Beth along was great – she took care of so many details, changes, additions, requests and did it all seemingly effortlessly. It would not have been the same trip without her. Susan T.
Beth does a great job with her tours. I appreciate her in-depth planning and preparation. Really like the choice of places to visit as well as the terrific group of ladies! Something very, very special about the Tea Country! Nirmala (local tour guide) was a great addition to this trip – she was so genuine and I loved how she wanted to show us “her” India! I also appreciate the group of women we were with – such a lovely group! Jane H.
Scotland Tour Testimonials
The research and organization of making this tour as close to a seamless excursion showed. The accommodations were very well located and, if isolated, had very good restaurants. The ferry rides and landscape we drove by were just zen-like for me. It recentered my soul. I recommend WanderTours because Beth cares to make a wonderful tour for us. Diana D.
The trip was very well organized. We were able to see a large array of the country, not just the large cities. My favorite part was tea with the naughty sheep. We all laughed so hard and Beccy shared so much knowledge about the sheep. Just very grateful for all the thought and planning that went into this trip. Mary M.
The variety of scenery and experiences on this trip was fantastic. The nature moments in particular were phenomenal. Love seeing new flora, fauna, landscapes – it was all just beautiful! And the rainbows! Just wow! We saw so much in the time we had! Also, reconnecting with friends and experiencing things together is always great. This was a very nice group of ladies. And I really enjoyed the in-country folks – June, Colin, Graeme, Beccy, Dr. Duncan. Those doggone sheep were freaking enjoyable as heck. It was so much fun to see and hear so much collective laughter! Stacey C.
Southeast Asia Tour Testimonials
I feel incredibly fortunate to have found Beth and WanderTours. She has the perfect formula for travel – fascinating, road-less-traveled locales, small groups of fun, interesting and adventurous women to travel with and the lovely opportunity to give back to the countries you visit. Stacey C.
I’m exceedingly happy that I had the good fortune to take the trip to Vietnam. To experience another country with “like-minded” women was rewarding. My life was enriched immensely as a result of the WanderTours team planning and implementing memorable events. I can, without a doubt, rate this trip a “10.” I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun – this trip far exceeded my expectations. Bettye R.
Thank you again for running a company that helps people explore communities in other parts of the world. I didn’t just go on vacation with WanderTours. I was immersed in the communities, met the people and received such an education from spending time with them. I am forever grateful for all of the experiences you facilitated me having by running such an amazing company. Laila P.
Bhutan Tour Testimonials
The group was the nicest tour group I have traveled with and it is a testament to Beth’s company that she attracts such fun and warm-hearted people. Louise C.
It is very clear from the tours that I have been on that the itinerary is well thought out, there is care in the details and the country partners represent Beth well. I’m honored to be a part of Beth’s legacy of travel and hope to emulate her good will. Thank you for what you do ~ making the world more accessible, while enjoying like-minded travelers! Robin LB.
It was VERY nice to have everything essentially taken care of for me…my schedule would never have allowed me to go otherwise. I did especially enjoy traveling with women that have similar travel interests and experiences and would highly recommend it to anyone who has a sense of adventure and curiosity about the world. One of the highlights was to meet new people that I really enjoyed being with and could even possibly travel with in the future. Marcia K.
The longer I have had to be back and ruminate about the tour, the more I love our group, and everything we learned and all the sights we saw and things we did. The hiking was amazing and gorgeous. There was plenty of hot delicious food and tea-coffee at every stop. Kinley Zan our Bhutanese guide and Gembo, our driver, were spectacular! I was extremely impressed by their skill, true desire to make our trip memorable, comfortable and fun! I felt that they sincerely enjoyed their work and wanted us to have a great time. I enjoyed all the hotels, even the wood burning stove ones which I thought I would hate, I loved! Susan M.
Galapagos Tour Testimonials
I was duly impressed with Beth’s organizational and interpersonal skills and her ability to ‘herd’ our tour group. The cost was well worth the experience. I enjoyed it very much! All of the activities were well-coordinated, interactive and interesting. I especially enjoyed the speed boat ride on the upper deck between the islands! Harvey H.
Experiencing the Galapagos via a land-based tour enhanced the feeling of exploration and adventure. Having everything arranged with the best of the best services, resources, activities and cultural sites made it all very worthwhile. The accommodations were all outstanding. Getting so close to the animals and swimming with the turtles and sea lions was very meaningful. When we want to have a good travel adventure, we know we can trust Beth to make that happen. And now I can say I slept in a treehouse on Santa Cruz Island where the giant tortoises roam! Kelly S.
Magic Galapagos – the whole experience was meaningful, but the stars at night were amazing! Everything was arranged and the choices were excellent. I just had to show up and have fun! Barb C.
Peru Tour Testimonials
I loved the trek, the food, the camps, the scenery, the historical and cultural information provided. Those four days (trekking) were most memorable to me! I am very pleased with Beth and WanderTours. I’m grateful that I know someone who adds that personal touch to her professionalism! She is an organized and efficient business woman, but, also, a fun, kind and inclusive person. Jane A.
Being able to see multiple areas within the Sacred Valley was very special. I loved the people I encountered and experienced there. Rise C.
When we want to have a good travel adventure, we know we can trust Beth to make that happen. Her network and experience ensure we will have an excellent adventure. Kelly S.
Tanzania Tour Testimonials
WanderTours is like no other tour company. To Beth and the team, you’re treated not as a client, but as a friend, and in turn, you quickly find that you can rely on your friend to ensure you are having a good time and getting all the information you need to make the most of your experience. The group as a whole is very welcoming and down-to-earth. What a great time! Diane S.
Beth’s attention to detail and attention to ensuring everyone was enjoying themselves made the trip seem like a family outing rather than just a business venture. I could never imagine the level of sadness that one could feel at saying goodbye after spending just 10 days with a group. Jeff H.
Baja Kayaking Adventure Testimonials
Our guide was fantastic and I loved the variety of activities. Whale camp, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and culture. What’s not to love?! Being up close to whales and sleeping where you could hear them sounding at night was so cool. Very organized, professional and thorough in the planning and communication throughout. Kenda S.
This trip was very well organized and the communications before and during the trip were excellent. Beth is a wonderful, warm, inspiring woman to travel with. Great fun! I fell in love with Loreto, Mexico. I loved what we did in Mexico, I love the wonderful, BOLD women I met on this trip, all of our local tour guides were outstanding! I would recommend this tour for anyone who is active and enjoys being in nature. Fantastic group of women, great guide, beautiful (safe) Loreto and whale camp is the best. I like Loreto so much I want to return again and again. Need I say more? Joanne M.
The whole area was fascinating, the people were all warm and welcoming, I always felt safe and loved that it is still relatively undiscovered. Our tour guide was phenomenal. Loved learning about the local culture and meeting other like-minded women interested in being adventurous and having a good time. Fabulous trip! Stacey D.
Santa Fe Culinary Tours
This ranks as one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. The hotel was excellent, the included activities were varied, educational and fun, the food was good, the spa was excellent and the shuttles we used were pleasant and safe. I never got the feeling that I had to hurry. The down time was very pleasant and it gave me a wonderful opportunity to get to know the amazing women I was touring with. Beth was a fantastic guide, as was Peter (local guide). And, I was not 100% on board with the idea of vacationing with a group of people I didn’t know. Boy, was I wrong! The best part was getting to know the other women in the group! Kelly S.
The hotel was beautiful, the food was incredible and the guides were all very knowledgeable. I appreciate the kindness and stories of kick-ass women so much more. It was a wonderfully inspiring trip, both from a fellow female traveler perspective as well as the women we visited on the tour. I loved loved loved this trip! Brava to the women who helped pull it together! I will be back on another one, most certainly! Rachel E.
The trip far exceeded my expectations. I have to admit, not having signed up for a tour before, I was a little concerned about how it would go. I did not expect the depth of knowledge and professionalism we experienced. All of the local guides were engaged, insightful and instructive. So often, you can sense a jadedness and condescension among tour guides that is a turn off, to say the least. I returned to Seattle wanting to know even more about Santa Fe and that’s the way it should be (at least in my opinion). Of course, for me, the real “take away” was the story of the Native Americans in that part of our country. I have a renewed appreciation for who they are, the struggles they endured and resilience they have – quite remarkable! I appreciated the opportunity to meld with the other group members and get to know them. The group dynamics were great and it was an extra bonus to connect with each of them. Mary F.
New Orleans Culinary Tours
I liked how everything was well organised. I never felt rushed. There was always plenty of time allotted for all of the activities. Nina Z.
Beth was outstanding in the choices she made for the itinerary, her contacts and her enthusiasm. She was prepared to vary from the exact itinerary if the group wanted to change it a bit. Teri J.
This trip has left me wanting more – more travel, more NOLA, more knowledge about what we saw and where we went. I enjoyed all the cooking classes and demonstrations. I learned so much and having cooking methods explained by more than one person was really helpful too. Everyone has a different way of doing things. Lauren V.
Pacific Northwest Guided Biking
Beth thinks of everything. Her trips are well curated. Everything was so well thought out: mileage, timing, consideration for all levels of fitness, convenience of lodging, meals, the list goes on. Denise K.
Not only was the biking and setting fantastic, but somehow Beth attracts the most amazing women. The tour participants made this an excellent experience for me. It was worth every penny I spent on this trip. Joanne M.
The combination of beauty and peacefulness on the trails and the activity level plus the group of ladies was just lovely. Jean T.
Seattle Culinary Tours
I enjoyed every bit of the tour, especially the foodie events like the market tour and Diane’s cooking instructions (Diane’s Market Kitchen). But, the most meaningful was to learn more about Beth’s commitment to improving and influencing the quality of the lives of women. Proven. Experienced. Quality. Dependable. Kim K.
Traveling with like-minded individuals was quite enjoyable. I liked the smallness of the group as it allowed everyone to get to know each other. Also, our outings were not of the usual tourist variety, which I liked. Marian W.
This tour was wonderful. The women were varied, interesting and fun. Beth is fabulous leading the group. Every stop was well planned and worthwhile…not a statement I would make for all tours. Beth puts extra thought into her itineraries and it shows. So glad I came! Thanks. Susan M.
We did have a great trip and Beth is a wonderful tour manager. I’ve been on a few other tours and never met or knew the person who actually was the owner. Her personal care and interest in every aspect makes it a very special way of traveling. Honey S.