Is there a relationship more precious than that of a mother and a daughter? Celebrate and strengthen those bonds with our favorite mother-daughter trips.
Strengthen and encourage the mother-daughter bonds on a wellness journey through Latin America, where getting centered together is more than just a wellness retreat. There are ample opportunities for yoga amidst Peru’s stunning landscapes, a traditional Mother Earth ceremony to evoke the spirit of healing, hikes in the Sacred Valley, farm-to-table lunches, and cultural tours, including one of the Jalpa Nina pottery works.
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ shopping spree with Mom? And what better place is there to shop until you drop than in the luxury shopping mecca of Via Monte Napoleone in Milan where you’ll find brands like Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and Armani? After a few days exploring the city’s high-fashion scene, art, and architecture, spend a few days in the rejuvenating surroundings of Lake Como from the lakeside Grand Hotel Tremezzo.
The Ultimate “Mother City” – Cape Town
Is there anything more appropriate than traveling to the “Mother City” for a mother-daughter trip? Cape Town is arguably South Africa’s most enchanting region, home to Table Mountain, bountiful Winelands, fine cuisine, and natural beauty. Stay at the newly opened Silo hotel, take a day trip to the Winelands, and add a few days in Hermanus for a well-rounded trip to Western Cape.
Sip your way through Uruguay’s wine country, sampling artisan cheeses and olive oils with mom. Days are filled with wine tastings at some of Uruguay’s best wineries, picnic lunches in the vineyards, and artisanal cheese and olive oil tastings. Before you head home, you’ll also have a private gourmet cooking class with a local chef, equipping you to recreate cuisine from your mother-daughter trip after you leave Uruguay.
Are spa treatments and relaxation on the top of your list for a mother-daughter trip? There’s no better place to feel rejuvenated than the far-flung island of Bali, the Island of Gods. Think turquoise waters, sand beneath your toes, and hours of massages and spa treatments in Bali’s luxury properties. Of course, you can also do active things like horseback riding on the beach and hiking to the top of a volcano for sunrise – if you can peel yourself from the massage table, that is.
There are any number or articles on the Internet about the health and social benefits of sharing a meal together. It’s intimate, relaxing, and a chance to reconnect with family or friends. Nowhere is that connection felt more intimately than in Japan’s countryside ryokan, where guests are invited to dine on marathons of Kaiseki cuisine, a several-hour culinary art showcase served on tatami floors.
Markets of Morocco
Travel to Morocco for the inviting scents of cinnamon, cumin, and ginger, open-air markets of delicate rugs and handcrafted jewelry, and steam baths in a traditional Hammam. In the “Red City” of Marrakesh, you can shop until you drop at the medina’s souks for traditional Moroccan treasures to take home from your journey. Then head out to Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah Tamadot perches at the top of a valley in the Atlas Mountains. The chic hotel is decorated with traditional Moroccan styling, antiques, and accents collected from all over the world and is a serene retreat for mother-daughter trips.
Did your mother inspire your own wanderlust? If so, a journey to India is the perfect mother-daughter trip for you. Is there a place more full of color and culture than India? You can find it in her bustling bazaars, beautiful saris, heritage hotels, ornate palaces, and cuisine. Our Palaces of India luxury journey hits all the highlights in the country of untold riches and charm.
Hiking in New Zealand
For the adventurous mother-daughter duo, head to New Zealand where you can hike more than 25 miles of trails through forest and waterfalls at Treetops Lodge or head up to Franz Josef glacier via helicopter for a hike in some of the most awe-inspiring scenery. The outdoor adventures in New Zealand are seemingly endless and the perfect spot to just get out and do something with Mom.
Men, we haven’t left you out! Here’s our favorite Father-Son trips.