Women’s Own Adventure

PO Box 51, Mona Vale, New South Wales, 1660

Behind the Business: Marika Martinez

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all

We specialise in soft adventure travel for women, providing active and unique holidays to inspire your adventurous spirit. With small group sizes you will be in good company with like-minded women.

Enjoy walking, culture, wildlife in amazing destinations.

Tuscany, Spain, Tibet, India, Peru, Borneo, Argentina, Nepal, New Zealand, Australia and more…

Adventure and travel have always been my passion. As founder and director of Women’s Own Adventure my goal is to provide a holiday experience for women that will inspire their adventurous spirit. With small group travel to amazing destinations and authentic cultural experiences in the company of like minded women.


Women’s travel specialist, soft adventure tours worldwide


I have been reflecting on what was a really fabulous holiday. With all the excitement of the big cities, then the total relaxation of the last few days, it's hard to pick a favourite part. Seeing the Taj Mahal for the first time, and seeing a wild tiger at close quarters were just amazing. But it was the Indian people who made this holiday special, from those who came out to laugh at us riding camels around the village, to those who welcomed us into their homes and hotels, and the many smiling people waving at us in the streets. I will remember this for ever. - Janette, Perth

Thank you very much for arranging the Tibet trip. It really was fabulous and a dream come true for me. Lhamo was a wonderful guide, and we couldn’t ask for a better driver than Cho Li. Of course Ang pulled it all together. I especially loved the hotel in Lhasa, and the tours in Lhasa. As the others will tell you, I am obsessed with the Potala, and I could not believe that I had a view of it from our hotel room. The tour suited my interests perfectly, as I loved seeing Ghantse, Shigatse, Rongbuk, Everest, and the road back to Nepal. The van was much better than I expected and we were very comfortable as Cho Li drove us on all of those amazing roads. I really enjoyed staying in the “tent” at Rongbuk.

I will highly recommend your tours, and I plan to do another one next year – maybe to South America.

So thanks again ! - Liz, Melbourne

Peru was magnificent. I loved the varied itinerary (you to thank for that, no doubt). I loved the way we saw Machu Piccu but also the Amazon, coastal and desert areas. Who would have thought Peru had so much variety!

As I said, the hotels were lovely - much nicer than expected. It certainly is a joy to relax in a comfortable room after a big day's sightseeing. Being an ex-backpacker of years gone by, I now realise no more dorms for me! I like comfort.

Everything was so organised, and we all liked that.

The guides, without exception, were first class. Special mention must be made about Percy, who made our trip extra special. He really is a unique person. Peru is lucky to have him in the tourist industry.

I liked the way the itinerary could be altered (slightly) for us - ie, perhaps not such a long walk for us up to the village. 

Everyone - hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc, went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and safe and ensure we got to where we needed to go. - Jane, VIC

PO Box 51, Mona Vale, New South Wales, 1660

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