F5 – As in the F5 function key on the computer keyboard. And what does it do? No prizes for guessing here. It’s used to ‘REFRESH’. We do the same. We help you ‘Refresh’. Simple, right?
One of the greatest side effects of travel is possibly to come back energised, recharged and armed with new perspectives. Add to that, the fact that you’ve seen a new place; or a familiar place with new eyes. Made a whole bunch of new friends. Indulged in some delicious local fare. And just taken a break from the usual and the mundane. All the ingredients required to make you feel totally refreshed.
Hmm, F5 understands. That’s why we’ve planned most of our escapes over the weekend. A few on long weekends. And maybe a few which you can manage with just a day off. And after a couple of F5 experiences, we’re sure you won’t have any trouble convincing your manager at all.
Ok. Spouses? Kids? The in-laws? Pet pooch? Phew! We women have a lot of bosses who boss us around. But, once in a while, you can be the boss too! Think about it. It’s for 2-3 days. Let your darling husband give the children or the dog a bath. Leave him in peace to watch cricket or CNBC to his heart’s content. Let the children enjoy some time without mommy (they might even appreciate you better when you return!). Send your in-laws on a short pilgrimage tour. Join us and pamper yourself. For once. You happy = everyone happy! And this is what we call a win-win situation.
We welcome all women irrespective of their age, marital status etc. So yes – come and join us. You’ll definitely have loads of fun, gain new friends and dream of your next trip as soon as you get back. You’ve been warned!
The beauty of F5 trips is that they’re made for everyone – irrespective of your age. We try and ensure that everyone has a good experience. So, don’t worry – give it a shot and we’re sure you’ll be back for more.
Most of our trips are designed so that you can take a break. Have a good time, outside of your normal schedule and preferably free of running after your kids. So, unless otherwise mentioned, we don’t allow children on trips. We do make exceptions at times, for well-travelled children between 5-12. And there’s also some good news – we do plan special mom and kids getaways, so send us an enquiry if that’s what you want to do.
We offer most of our trips in Karnataka to start with as these destinations are accessible overnight and we don’t need to spend too much time in travel. However, as we expand our offerings, we have destinations planned for all parts of India. Our calendar will have details about our fixed departures to different destinations. And if you’re looking for customised tours, just give us a tinkle.
The whole point of our tours are local experiences, sights, sounds and flavours. As you can imagine, all this will be very difficult in the confines of our AC environments. But if you’re game to step out of your comfort zone, experience life off the beaten track, then these trips are worth going for. Instead of hotels, we accommodate you in homestays and eco-resorts – a much more personal way of living and travel. While we don’t offer luxury, especially since we travel to quite a few off the track places, you’ll definitely have loads of fresh air and enjoy pristine surroundings.
Yes, safety is definitely an important concern. F5 is an all-women team. We personally research and carefully hand-pick only those properties, which we have already found to be safe. This is achieved by either one of us doing a prior trip to the place, or by taking inputs by other members of our F5 community. In case of Group Travel Experiences, you will be accommodated in decent sized rooms along with 1 or 2 women, so you won’t feel unsafe or lonely.
Every experience will be led by an F5-trained woman leader. We also have strict guidelines regarding departure/arrival timings and pick-up/drop-off points, in order to enable you to join us without apprehensions. Moreover, the truth is that safety is in numbers, so group travel is actually a good way to stay safe. In case of customized experiences for your family/group of friends, we apply our safety checklist to ensure that you feel comfortable at the place you’re staying. However, do remember that you need to follow the usual safety procedures when moving around, as these are not guided tours, but planned itineraries.
But, I am not comfortable travelling in large groups…
This is a common misgiving people have. But it lasts only until someone travels in a group. Also, we ensure that the maximum group size is 12, and this gives you an opportunity to get comfortable and know everyone during the trip. And we also have a minimum number of 6 to make a trip possible.
One of F5’s core values is to foster a community of travel-loving, nature-adoring women; to help you come together and appreciate each other’s company and interests. On most of our trips, we’ve seen that you land up with so many new friends that most of these apprehensions are thrown out of the window. Moreover, we stay in homestays, which usually have a limited number of rooms. So do give it a try once by joining us once. We’re sure that you won’t have this issue the next time you travel with us.
We design them to give you a taste of everything – nature, culture, shopping, adventure – whatever is local to the region we’re visiting. And of course, it could also be about doing “nothing” at all. Sometimes, that’s the best plan of action.
We don’t make lofty promises. We strive to deliver a few things and make sure you have a memorable experience. And we also hope you’ll understand that we’re also humans and might make a few mistakes once in a while. But our intentions are always to make sure that we make it a great escape for each of you.
Well, we know you’re all adults so just a few guidelines. These are to ensure that every F5 traveller has a good experience. For example, our guided tours are non-smoking and non-alcoholic for all practical reasons. Also, we have timelines with respect to pick-up/drop-off points, timings etc. And we hope you respect these timings for the convenience of everyone travelling. Apart from that, you’re free to make your own rules when we customize an experience for your own group based on your requirements.
That’s great news! You can book our experiences on our website. We’re happy to help you out by talking more about our customised and fixed departure trips. Do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or give us a buzz on 080 – 3951 0700 .
That’s great news! You can book our experiences on our website. We’re happy to help you out by talking more about our customised and fixed departure trips. Do write to us at email@example.com. Or give us a buzz on 080 – 3951 0700. Contact Us. Today