The possibilities are infinite, both with regard to creativity as well as the vision on the part of local suppliers of the experiences that they can offer, always in a friendly, welcoming and productive working environment for both platform users: locals and travellers of the world.
Here are some examples of the activities we have been involved in:
–Passionate tour guides who love their city, town or village, and for whom taking people around is much more than simply showing the delights of their home. This is a new type of tour guide: one who knows the locals, their customs, habits and the places where they go. The tourist guide in the twenty first century is a master of public relations.
– A client from Dubai wanted to get to know Madrid under the guidance of a guitar-maker from the Tetuan neighbourhood, whose family had produced handmade guitars for more than 300 years for the world’s best guitarists, including Paco de Lucía and Eric Clapton.
– For foodies: In Baix Ampurda (Catalonia), a local chef offers his services to take you around an ecological market garden, to collect fresh vegetables and enjoy on location a master class in vegetarian cookery accompanied with a nice bottle of Catalonian wine and delightful conversation.
– If you are going to spend several days in Rome, you can’t miss an unforgettable excursion around Tuscia, a charming place in the north of the Lazio region famous for its gastronomy, its unique setting between hills, lakes and lush trees, you will feel like you have stepped back in time to the period of the Etruscans. Here we shall take a private coach to discover the beauty hidden in these natural spaces, the former palaces and gardens in which the most frightful betrayals in the history of Rome were plotted for centuries! Also the world-famous Monsters’ Park (Sacro Bosco di Bomarzo), from the sixteenth century. Locals await to show you how to make fresh pasta and the renowned dish Amatricciana, the unique and traditional sauce only found in Rome, that we will eat at the local restaurant’s gardens in the open air, in true “slow-food” style, washed down with a fine local wine. A spectacle for the five senses!
– In Marrakech, a chef offers to take you round the zoco, where he will show you how to barter and what to buy in order to prepare a delicious cous-cous. After the shopping trip he will take you up to his Ryad’s roof with spectacular views of the Djemaa el Fna square, where you will be treated to out-of-this-world cooking whilst being taught how to prepare the dish.
– Photographers who offer classes in the art of photo-taking. For example, nocturnal tours of the Eiffel Tower. Dawn at Stonehenge. Sunset in the Sahara. Underwater photography in Cape Town …
– Art historian, students, art-lovers or teachers who set the touristic visit in a certain period recreating the place’s history.