A lot of people don't think that the words 'authentic' and 'tourism' go together. That's because too many travel companies say they offer 'authentic' experiences without ever explaining what that means. At Lokal, our definition is simple: authentic means connecting with people who are actually from the place you are visiting - and it's part of every experience we offer.
We handpick every experience on our site and only work with locally-run businesses that can share something unique and personal with you about the places you go. That means absolutely no big bus tours or boring could-be-anywhere-in-the-world chain hotels.
Travel can (and should) give you a chance to see what local life is like in other parts of the world. We're working hard to make these kinds of experiences easier to find - see for yourself!