retreat | recreate

creative tours for women

textiles – handcrafts – dance – gardens

Welcome! We offer small group women’s textile and handcraft tours to Japan, India, Morocco, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Turkey and within Australia (Tasmania, Northern Territory and Far North Queensland), with Iran, Iceland, New Zealand and Silk Road itineraries on the horizon.  We’re also expanding our offerings to include dance focussed tours to Japan and Europe (London, Paris & Amsterdam) and a garden tour of Japan.  

Click here to join our mailing list or register your Expression of Interest (EOI) for one or several destinations. Those on the EOI lists receive an early bird invitation to sign up for tours to their preferred destination before the tours are released to the general mailing list or promoted on social media.  Many of our tours sell out to their EOI list before we can advertise them.

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2023 tours

Expressions of Interest are invited for all tours unless marked as SOLD OUT

Click on the tours below for an overview of each tour.

Thailand and Laos Handcrafts: 29 Jan – 10 Feb 

Morocco Handcrafts: 2-18 March – PRIVATE GROUP

India Handcrafts (Delhi – Agra – Rajasthan – Delhi) – 12-28 March  

Morocco handcrafts: 24 April – 9 May  

Japan Dance, Performance Arts and Culture: 11-23 May  

Turkey Handcrafts: 5-20 September  – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

Japan Blue (an indigo textile tour) – 23 September – 8 October – SOLD OUT

Japan Handcrafts – 15 – 29 October – SOLD OUT

India Textiles and Handcrafts (Delhi – Agra – Rajasthan) – 15 Oct- 1 Nov – BOOKINGS ARE OPEN – A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Thailand and Laos Handcrafts – 28 Nov – 10 Dec  – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

Morocco Handcrafts (new itinerary!) – 22 November – 8 December – BOOKINGS OPEN – TWO SPOTS LEFT!


India Handcrafts (Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, Gujurat) – 28 Jan – 15 February – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

Tasmania Handcrafts – April TBC

Morocco Handcrafts – 3 – 19 April – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

Morocco Handcrafts – 24 April – 10 May – BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

Japan Dance – May

Ballet (London, Paris & Amsterdam) – June TBC

Far North Queensland/Cape York Handcrafts – July TBC

Top End Handcrafts (Northern Territory) – August TBC

Turkey Handcrafts – September TBC

India Handcrafts – October

Thailand and Laos Handcrafts – November

Japan Handcrafts – TBC

New Zealand Handcrafts – TBC

Have you thought about a private group tour for you and your friends? If you’d prefer an all gender tour or you’re part of a craft guild, stitching group or dance group, consider a private tourfor your group. Get in touch!

retreat|recreate acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to the land, sea and community.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their cultures.

retreat | recreate

Melbourne, Australia

ABN: 45 657 561 570