Frequently Asked Questions
COVID Related Information
Are their other COVID policies I should be aware of?
What is the policy in the event someone in my group gets sick?
What if I get ill during my trip?
If you get ill or have to leave for another reason during the trip, your trip leader will be on hand to help make arrangements for you. However we will not be able to offer a refund for missed activities or hotels.
What do I need to know about Cherish?
Cherish was born from a lot of skill in event planning and project management combined with a passion for travel. Cherish is a for-profit social impact group travel company that seeks to bring women together through travel while spending intentional tourism dollars to support local women.
Is a Cherish Tour right for me?
Cherish is the right fit for women who would like the opportunity to travel with other women while still having a personalized travel experience. The trip will be for those with an open mind and an adventurous spirit. We are an inclusive travel community providing a safe place for women to travel together. Cherish is also perfect for busy women who cherish their time off and want to enjoy vacation traveling while supporting women through tourism dollars.
I want to come on a trip, how do I book?
Cherish curates trips of like-minded women. Our work on the backend helps ensure that the trip you are booking is a great fit! If you’re interested in traveling with Cherish, we will collect some information from you through our interest forms, then we will reach out to discuss the booking process further. Please click here to fill out yours.
I would love to travel with Cherish in the future, but I’m still unsure about travel in 2021. How do I put my name on a waitlist for future years?
Please fill out an interest form by clicking here. Include your specific travel needs in the comment section. When future trips are ready for booking, someone will be in touch with more details.
What is included in the base price of my trip?
The base trip price includes the following:
Guided instructions for country’s entry requirements
Navigating COVID Requirements for travel
- All Accommodations
Security (depending on location)
- Daily Breakfast
Digital/collaborative photo album throughout trip for all trip members to contribute to, plus access to use any and all photos shared in the album.
Travel guidebook to receive upon arrival with all personal recommendations for your vacation
Includes personalized restaurant recommendations
Museum/art gallery recommendations
One consultation with the founder of Cherish to discuss your personal travel needs to help personalize/curate your perfect trip and travel guidebook
What about flights?
Cherish will select and provide information on the best airport to fly into as well as the ideal arrival times for each guest. Flights are not included as part of the price of the trip. However, Cherish aims to assist even the newest travelers to feel comfortable traveling the world. If you need additional assistance with booking your flight, please make this request and we can work together to accommodate your specific needs. Additional fees may apply.
How big are the groups?
Each trip has a maximum capacity to keep travel personal, to make interactions with locals more intimate, and to allow the women on the trips to get to know each on a deeper level. For those reasons, trips will not exceed 15 people. We aim to be able to sit around the same breakfast table together, to avoid “fish bowl tourism,” and spend time in connection with our fellow travelers and locals.
How do I pay for the trip?
What type of accommodation should I expect?
Cherish aims to support local women and families. With this in mind, we will be staying at family-owned hotels, most of which are smaller boutique style hotels. They will be comfortable and beautiful, but we are not currently booking at 5-star luxury hotels, chains or resorts.
How much free time will I have?
A Cherish trip is a fully personalized experience. You are more than welcome to spend all of your time exploring the cities we have arranged to go to on your own. If you are more comfortable being part of a group, there will be selections available to ensure you do not have to explore alone.
How do I know that purchasing a trip is supporting women?
We pride ourselves at working with women both at home and abroad. Cherish is woman-owned, and in all avenues possible Cherish hires women, and collaborates with women to ensure that the trip cost will go to supporting and benefiting women.
What is included in my trip?
What is not included in my trip?
What about travel insurance?
Cherish highly recommends that each traveler purchase some form of travel insurance. Travel is a big investment and you should protect it just like any other big investment in your life. Purchasing the appropriate travel insurance can cover you against illness, injury, loss or damage.
Do I have to do volunteer work on my vacation?
No! We believe that busy women should cherish their time off, so we do not require donations or volunteer work during your vacation. We support local women’s economy through intentional spending of tourism dollars.
Can I sign up for only part of the tour?
As Cherish is a curated group travel experience, we are not able to accommodate booking partial sections of the offered tours.
What is the payment policy?
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
I would like to travel with a family member or friend, is that ok? Can we share a room?
Can I hire Cherish to help me book a personal trip?
At this time, Cherish is not able to assist in booking personal travel. If you would like to be informed of all our future offerings, please fill out an interest form by clicking here.
Where can I find the Cherish Tours Terms and Conditions?
What is your #1 suggested packing item?
A comfortable, lightweight pair of shoes. I don’t mind wearing sneakers with a dress, so any shoe that is versatile and squeezes into tight packing spaces is essential.
What is the biggest tip you would give for first-time travelers?
What’s the best piece of travel advice you have ever received?
Look at where you have come from. Pause and turn around to look at the path or the scenery you just passed. Enjoy the beauty of where you are traveling to, but also where you’ve traveled from.
What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?
Megan: I love on my dog the minute I’m home. Cuddle up and just enjoy my couch with him and watch a movie.