Diaspora Treks

A Global Adventure Travel Series for Black Women. Powered By GirlTrek.

This is the “Year of Return.”

It was exactly 400 years ago - in 1619 - that the first African woman was enslaved and brought to America. Her name was Isabel and we are her daughters. In her honor, GirlTrek will return to the Motherland and 4 other major stops in our diasporic history. To learn from and support local women, celebrate our resilience and reclaim the healing traditions of our foremothers.

There are 175 spots to join one of the stops on this epic travel itinerary. Each stop will include a cultural tour, a physical trek and wellness activities.

To qualify, you must take our wellness pledge at GirlTrek.org. Hold your spot now, with a deposit for the tour of your choice.

Note: You must complete complete physical training with GirlTrek before your trip departs.

Special Note: GirlTrek’s co-founders are directly involved in planning these trips but will not be attending, facilitating or leading the trips. They’ve selected the dynamic and trusted, world-class tour company Africa With Us led by Cassandra Kukuwa. “Coach Cass” is a member of GirlTrek’s national team will take good care of you. You, in turn, will be delegates of the GirlTrek brand worldwide! Can’t wait to see your pictures.


Motherland + Melanin Tour

Ghana, West Africa

Trip A: November 15-25, 2019 (10 Days)

Trip B: November 29-Dec 9, 2019 (10 Days)

Trip C: November 27-Dec 7, 2020 (10 Days)

Size: 25 women

Cost: $2950 (airfare not included)

Trek the highest mountain in the country and visit the coastal slave castles. Explore the bustling streets of Accra at the height of a cultural renaissance - bursting with textiles, food and art.

Flava Tour

Brazil, South America

March 4-10, 2020 (7 days)

Size: 25 women

Cost: $2450 (airfare not included)

Take a trek with us to explore local food, study powerful ritual and explore the vibrant culture of Brazil.

Mountains & Maroons Tour

Jamaica, West Indies

May 6-10, 2020 (5 days)

Size: 25 women

Cost: $1399 (airfare not included)

Explore coffee fields through day treks through mountain regions of Jamaica. Horseback riding, beachside yoga and urban treks through Kingston.

Daughters of the Dust Tour

Savannah, GA & Gullah Sea Islands

September 24-27, 2020 (3 nights)

Size: 25 women

Cost: $950

Trekking through live oaks, glorious dirt roads and villages of Gullah fishermen and women. Kayak, eat fresh sea food and see more stars that you ever seen in your life. There is magic in quiet nights.

Spirit & Spices Tour

New Orleans, Louisiana

October 8-11, 2020 (3 days)

Size: 25 women

Cost: $950 (airfare not included)

Take an ancestors walk through the streets of The Big Easy, eat legendary food and visit one of the last fully preserved plantations in America.