Airbnb Just Launched Multi-Day Adventures That Are Surprisingly Cheap
Our dream vacation list just got longer. Airbnb has launched Airbnb Adventures, an expansion of Airbnb Experiences, offering a “collection of bucket list worthy multi-day experiences hosted in extraordinary places around the world,” according to a release. The service promises access to amazing itineraries and a chance to connect with local communities.
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Unique experiences like tracking lions on foot with Sabache Warriors in Kenya, exploring paranormal sites with the founder of a UFO festival in the American Southwest, and foraging a farm-to-table meal in Sweden are now bookable via Airbnb.
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, the company is marking the launch of the program with a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world in 80 days (inspired by the Jules Verne classic) for a mere $5,000. This particular experience will only be offered one time and for a limited number of guests, taking them across six continents, 18 countries, two oceans, five seas, and involve eight modes of transportation––including a hot air balloon. The Around The World in 80 Days Adventure can be booked starting on Thursday, June 20.
For those of us with lifestyles and jobs that (sadly) cannot be put on hold for an 80-day trip, there are plenty of other experiences to be had, many of which are relatively affordable. Airbnb Adventures hosts offer a range of prices that go from $79 for an overnight trip to $5,000 for a 10-day trek. The median price of an Adventure is $588 for a three-day trip, and they include activities, meals, accommodations, and local transportation—you just need to get to where the experience is taking place.
Airbnb Adventures are hosted by local experts and have a maximum capacity of 12 guests, which ensures an intimate experience. Adventures are off the beaten path, immersive, and range in scope to cover different passions and skill levels, from active itineraries to foodie-focused, to farming activities and camping trips, with local community as a core element in every Adventure. At launch, there are over 200 adventures across six continents to choose from, which are Airbnb exclusives or run by small, local operators not typically found on any other major booking platform.
“Getting access to epic and transformational travel has never been easier than through Airbnb Adventures,” Joe Zadeh, VP of Experiences at Airbnb, said in a release. “Like Airbnb Experiences, people can escape their day-to-day and put their screens and devices away but now instead of just a few hours, they have the option to be fully immersed off-the-beaten-path, to push themselves out of their comfort zones, and have experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”