Our female leaders are blazing a trail for women the world over. 

We know women lead great adventures – whether they’re driving groups overland through East Africa, taking travellers into the Sahara to camp overnight or keeping spirits high on a hike in the Himalayas.

We’re committed to increasing employment opportunities for women globally. In parts of the world where societal norms mean tourism is mostly male-dominated, like Morocco and India, we’re supporting local women who want a career in the travel industry and have doubled the number of women leading our trips in recent years.

Want to see the world from a female perspective? Our Women’s Expeditions in Nepal, Pakistan, Jordan and beyond celebrate the unique encounters and experiences travellers can access on a woman-led, women-only adventure. 

Our action on gender equality

Female leader and traveller take a rest on the trail in Nepal

Empowering women across our business

We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for women in the travel industry.

As of 2023, we have 275 female tour leaders and crew, which is 30% of our tour leaders.

Learn more about gender equality at Intrepid

Hear from female local leaders

With Intrepid's support, local leaders like Aneeqa, Robina, Nadia and Usha hope to inspire and empower other women to follow in their footsteps and chase their dreams. We’re committed to providing a working environment that encourages people of all ages, physical abilities, cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations and genders to have the same opportunities.


How women are changing travel in Nepal


"All women need is opportunity"

Meet the adventurous women – including Intrepid trekking leader Srishti, and porters Robina and Manisha – who are blazing the trail for gender equality in Nepal.

How women are changing travel in East Africa


"They call her Mama Overland"

Meet Becky: East Africa's first female truck driver. As a woman in a traditionally male profession, Becky is breaking gender stereotypes and inspiring the next generation of Kenyan and Tanzanian girls to follow their passion into their dream careers.


Read about our local leaders

Where to meet our leaders