StephMyLife Group Tour Schedule 2024

Come see the world with me!

by stephmylifetravel

This year, I had the opportunity to take fellow backpackers and travellers on group tours to Bali, Vietnam and Mongolia. I met cool people, saw incredible sights, and absolutely loved hosting group adventures. So, in 2024, we have lined up some more incredible trips.  Do you want to explore some incredible countries with me? Below are the 2024 tours that I am running with TrovaTrip so that you can join me on the adventure of a lifetime!

If you would like to keep updated on my group tours, you can sign up for my Trova mailing list here. If you want to have your say on upcoming tour destinations and activities, please fill out my trip survey here and let me know where you would like to go!

*Many of the tours below are sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist to be notified if anyone cancels their spot. 

 

 

January & February 2024: Golden Triangle (Solo Female)

Dates: 13th Jan & 3rd Feb 2024
Duration: 7 Days
Stops: Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur
Extending the trip: Some of the group are continuing to Sri Lanka, others are doing a tour of Rajasthan in India

Tour Details:

Explore the culture, food and history of India with a group of adventurous women! This tour is ideal for someone who has had India on their bucket list but is nervous to go it alone. The North of the country is a great starting point for a new traveller, and this is where we will be taking you.

From food tours in Delhi to sunrise at the famous Taj Mahal, to the incredible palaces of Jaipur – this tour visits some incredible spots and has everything you need to fall in love with India.

Check out the tour here!

 

February 2024: Thailand Island Hopping

Dates: 24th Feb 2024
Duration: 9 Days
Spaces: Closed for bookings!
Stops: Khao Lak, Surin Islands, Khao Sok National Park, Koh Yao Noi
Extending the trip: Some of the group are taking a few days in Bangkok at the start, and a few of us are going to Koh Lanta at the end for a few days.

Tour Details:

This tour takes you to southern Thailand, a part of the country that most travellers don’t get to visit. On this nine-day trip, you will adventure through the best parts of the southwest.

Snorkel in Ko Surin Nuea’s crystal-clear waters. Bathe in Cheow Lan Lake, right in the middle of Khao Sok National Park. Take a boat trip through Phang Nha Bay and spend time on Koh Yao Noi – an island just 15 minutes from Phuket but so much quieter.

This trip has been designed to show you the parts of Thailand that most people miss, which are still unspoiled and waiting to be explored. Even if you have been to Thailand before, take a look through the itinerary, as you may not have visited these places!

View the itinerary and join the waitlist here.

There is a possibility to run this trip again at the end of 2024; drop me a message if you would be interested in this!

June 2024: Abruzzo, Italy

Dates:  6th – 11th June 2024 &  4th – 9th July 2024
Duration: 6 days
Spaces: 16
Location: Abruzzo, Italy

Tour Details:

Explore Abruzzo with me on a 6-day tour of the mountains, sea, cities and countryside in this little-known part of Italy. Let me show you the best bits of my local town, Villamagna, and the region of Abruzzo. Learn about the culture and food, and enjoy the beautiful coast and mountains of this diverse part of Italy.

Start with a catered meal at our home, eating at sunset surrounded by vineyards. Then, we’ll embark on food tours, wine tastings, hikes, and visits to local treasures. We’ll spend a day by the coast and soak in the gorgeous Italian countryside.

What’s Included:

  • 5 nights accommodation (private or shared rooms)
  • Free transfers from Pescara airport or local train and bus stations on arrival and departure
  • Abruzzese Welcome Gift with local treats
  • Daily breakfast at your accommodation
  • Food tour tasting local Abruzzese delicacies
  • Welcome meal at our home, with free flow wine and spritz
  • Cycling tour along the coast, with a lunch on the coast
  • Hike to Rocca Calascio and visit to Santo Stefano Di Sessanio
  • 5-Course Meal on a traditional Trabocco
  • Wine tasting and lunch at a local winery with a visit to the red wine fountain
  • Pasta-making class and home-cooked meal
  • Pasticceria visit and Italian lesson. Learn the local dialect too!

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers from distant airports (details below)

The June tour has sold out! Book into the July tour here

 

July 2024: Safari in Zimbabwe & Botswana

Dates: 10th August 2024
Duration: 8 days
Spaces: None, but you can join the waitlist.
Stops: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park
Extending the trip: Undecided, the group call is happening soon, so I will update you then!

Tour Details:

On this tour, we’ll travel to the heart of Africa for eight days of incredible experiences in Zimbabwe and Botswana.

We’ll start the tour at Victoria Falls, the world’s largest waterfall. On a sunset boat ride above the falls, you’ll meet your fellow travellers before starting your adventure to Botswana. We’ll go on safari at two national parks, doing a big-5 safari drive and river safari, finishing up with a farewell Boma Dinner and Drum Show

If an African safari has always been on your bucket list, but you don’t know where to start with planning or don’t want to go alone – this is a great option. You have the comfort of a planned itinerary and a ready-made group of travellers with similar interests.

To read the itinerary and join the waitlist, click here.

 

August 2024: Safari & Sand Dunes in Namibia

Dates: 1st September 2024
Duration: 9 Days
Spaces: 1 spot left, book it here 
Stops: Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Swakopmund, Deadvlei and Sossusvlei Visit, Sesriem Canyon
Extending the trip: Some of the group are taking a few days in Bangkok at the start, and a few of us are going to Koh Lanta at the end for a few days.

Tour Details:

I’m still pinching myself that I get to run a trip to one of my dream countries: Namibia! If you haven’t heard much about Namibia, I would urge you to check it out. It is such a diverse, interesting, and beautiful part of the world.

We’re starting the tour with rhino trekking at Waterberg Plateau National Park and then moving to Etosha National Park, where we can see four of the big five. Next, we’ll travel to the Skeleton Coast, where massive sand dunes merge into the sea – and where you can try sandboarding.  We’ll do a sunrise trek on Dune 45, before visiting Deadvlei and Sossusvlei (pictured above).

The Namibia tour is a budget-friendly alternative to the above Safari. Accommodation includes camping, and we will often eat by campfire. If you are looking for a more rugged safari experience, then this would be up your street.

Check out the itinerary and book the last spot here.

 

October 2024: India Golden Triangle

Dates:  26th October (trip has been requested but launch date is not confirmed)
Duration: 7 Days
Spaces: Trip will likely be launched in the first week in February and will have 15 spaces
Stops: Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), and Jaipur
Extending the trip: Some of the prevoius group are continued to Sri Lanka, others are doing a tour of Rajasthan in India. I have guides for both which I’ll send the group chats after we get bookings.

Tour Details:

Explore the culture, food and history of India with a group of adventurous women! This tour is ideal for someone who has had India on their bucket list but is nervous to go it alone. The North of the country is a great starting point for a new traveller, and this is where we will be taking you.

From food tours in Delhi to sunrise at the famous Taj Mahal, to the incredible palaces of Jaipur – this tour visits some incredible spots and has everything you need to fall in love with India. The tour include food tours, guided tours of historical sights, rickshaw rides through busy markets, a cooking demo, and a train ride from Delhi to Agra. You will both myself and a local guide to help you navigate the countries and learn about the customs in India. If you can, I suggest booking some days after to see some nearby cities like Jodphur or else Udaipur or Mumbai.

View the full itinerary on the previous tour page here. As soon as the trip page is open for booking, you’ll be sent an email.

 

November 2024: *Potentially* Annapurna Base Camp

Dates: Mid-November
Duration: 11 Days
Spaces: Not launched yet; join my mailing list to keep updated on this tour.
Stops: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna Base Camp Hike

Tour Details:

The Nepal tour isn’t official yet, but after a vote on my Instagram stories, it seems like there is a lot of interest in it. Over 11 days, we will first visit Kathmandu and Pokhara before embarking on a trek to the famous Annapurna Base Camp.

Each day, we will trek to a new town before bedding down for the night in local homestays.  This tour is for those with good fitness levels and experience in hiking, so you may need to do a little training before you join. Having done a section of this hike before, we had the most incredible experience, and the Base Camp trek has long been on my bucket list.

 

To keep up to date on this trip, join the email list. Comment below or drop me a DM on Instagram if you have any questions about it!

 

If you have any questions about the trips, feel free to send me a message or leave a comment below. I’m so excited to travel with you next year!

 

Happy Travelling!
Steph
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1 comment

Nicola Comer February 20, 2024 - 8:52 am

I’d love to join the India tour in October 2024. Is this open for booking?

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