Imagine going on a vacation trip, that instead of booking for full-day tours, you created your own itinerary in the hopes of saving money but ended up spending more. That instead of being confined to a schedule you ended up wasting time figuring out where you ended up.
When you’re plotting your own travel schedule, there’s a risk of spending way too much on cab fares because you don’t know how to go around using public transport. Or ending up looking for the nearest fast food chain because you’re too afraid to try out local cuisines by yourself.
The good news is now you can download mobile applications that will give you that local feel. It’s going to be fun stumbling around with these apps that you should keep handy.
Tours By Local
From the name itself, Tours By Locals connect travellers with local tour guides worldwide. It is one of the most popular and reliable online marketplace for customizable private tours and local guides.
The tours are not your usual stuffy kind, and allows travellers to directly message the tour guide via a simple booking process. As locals themselves, the tour is very personalized and the guides are very knowledgeable and passionate with immersing travellers in the local history and culture of their place.
Tours By Locals are well lauded by travellers all around the world, with over 4,370 local guide partners in 162 countries and close to 1.5 million travelers served and counting.
Another online local tour guide service is With Locals, which gives tours to travellers who are looking to fully experience and enjoy their vacation like a local. From walking tours, food tours, day and night trips – you name it, With Locals gives you a wide range of these local offerings.
By downloading the app, With Locals can connect you easily with local tour guides whenever and wherever you prefer. You get to become part of the fastest growing local travel community and have front line experience the rich culture of the local cities through.
With their 100% private & customizable tours, With Locals gives travellers a genuine connection with locals & their culture.
I Like Local
I Like Local is another online platform that lets travellers find local guides to experience activities and events with a local flair. Tours prepared by I Like Local ranges from different handpicked and off-the-beaten-track local travel experiences from real locals.
Not only I Like Local support local tourism by attracting travelers who want first hand local experience, but it also empowers the local community by allowing 100% of the money asked by locals to be directly paid to them.
With their advocacy, I Like Local have already helped over 1000 locals across 19 countries and have catered to more than 10,000 travelers who have enjoyed the very localized vacation experience.
So go ahead and try these local tour guide apps. Get to experience the cities in the locals’ eyes. Explore sights that you’ve never seen, cuisines you’ve never tried and activities you’ve never done before. Your new adventure awaits with just a tap and click away.