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 trip related expenses.
International Travel Requirements
Cherish works with each guest to make you aware of all of the requirements for travel. It is ultimately your responsibility to obtain and complete all necessary COVID-19 related requirements prior to travel. Cherish is not responsible for additional expenses or issues if you are unable to enter a country due to not fulfilling these COVID-19 related requirements.
I want to do a local experience, how do I book?
More to come on local experiences and how to book. Stay tuned!
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?
Can I bring my partner, spouse, husband, etc.?
Cherish is exclusively for women travelers. We have designed our trips to cultivate community between women who will support and champion one another. In order to facilitate the best experience we do not allow for male significant others or friends to join us in our experiences. We appreciate you understanding and alligning with this value.
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.
I want to come on an overnight 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 Discover Forms, then we will reach out to discuss the booking process further. Please click here to fill out yours.
What about flights for the overnight trips?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Do itineraries or activities ever change?
Cherish prepares and plans all itineraries for an experience ahead of time. However, all of our trips are curated to the individual guest's experience. In order to personalize your experience while supporting the group as a whole, there may be shifts to the published itinerary.
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 experiences company that seeks to bring women together through travel while spending intentional tourism dollars to support women in business.
Is a Cherish Tour right for me?
Cherish is the right fit for women who would like the opportunity to explore with other women while still having a personalized experience. All of our experiences are for those with an open mind and an adventurous spirit. We are an inclusive travel community providing a safe place for women to explore together.
What is included in the price of my experience?
Each of our experiences are different from one another. We fully plan, curate, and create each experience separately. Please visit the "Experiences Page" to read more about each individual experience. The cost of the experience, the date(s), what is included, and what you need to pay for are all outlined for you per each experience.
How do I know that purchasing an experience is supporting women?
We pride ourselves in 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.