How We Choose

When you book an experience or custom trip with Lokal, you can be confident that your travel dollars are supporting local communities, protecting wild places, and preserving cultural traditions. Unlike many other travel companies, we carefully research and select each experience on our site to ensure that they align with our values and make a positive impact on the people and places we visit.

We believe that responsible travel should be accessible and enjoyable, and our goal is to make it easy for you to find authentic and enriching experiences that are also sustainable and beneficial to the local community. By booking with Lokal, you can have a great time exploring new places and trying new things, while also making a positive difference in the world.

What We Look for in Travel Experiences

    Quality and Character

    At Lokal, we take pride in featuring independent and local travel providers that offer excellent services and unique insights into the places you’ll visit. Our goal is to help travelers find trustworthy, high-quality experiences that showcase the local culture and way of life.

    Community Connection

    We are committed to supporting local communities and preserving cultural traditions. That's why we partner with travel providers that support local livelihoods, celebrate cultural heritage, and are eager to share their passion and knowledge with travelers.

    Environmental Engagement

    We believe that responsible tourism is crucial for protecting the environment and supporting local communities. That's why we offer a wide range of eco-friendly hotels, eco-tours, sustainable shops, and local guides that are committed to preserving the natural beauty of the places they call home.
Why this Matters
According to the UN, as little as 5% of international travel spending actually reaches local communities. The vast majority of travel dollars end up with airlines, big box hotels, booking sites and travel agents, leaving fragile environments damaged and local residents with empty pockets. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Our Selection Process

1. Find

Through our own travels, local connections, exhaustive research, and recommendations from travelers like you, we identify local travel experiences around the world. After an initial review, we reach out to the most promising leads.

2. Learn

We speak with local organizations to learn more about the experiences they provide and gather information about their impact on local communities, cultures and environments.

3. Review

Local organizations that prove they are doing good by travelers and local communities get featured on the site. We work with them to share their story in their own words and collect feedback from travelers on how they’re doing!

Ready to Go?

We’re searching for unique local travel experiences around the world.