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Airbnb launches multi-day ‘Adventures’

The excursions are run by local tour operators and take travelers to ‘off-the-beaten-path locations’

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Airbnb announced Thursday that it’s teaming up with local experts and tour companies to launch “Airbnb Adventures,” a new collection of several hundred "bucket list worthy multi-day experiences" in locations around the world.

Travelers can enjoy experiences "that are not typically found on any other major booking platform,” the company said in a release.

"With more travelers seeking adventure than ever before, Airbnb is looking to democratize the industry, offering more attainable experiences that are designed to unlock the power of nature, are led by locals and cater to a breadth of interests and abilities," Airbnb said.

Airbnb, which focuses primarily on short-term vacation housing rentals, is expected to go public later this year. The debut of “Adventures” comes almost three years after the company launched Experiences, which offers cheaper, single-day guided tours and activities for travelers.

Prices vary

Airbnb’s Adventure packages vary in price, with an overnight adventure starting at $79 and a 10-night stay totaling $5,000. Airfare isn’t factored into the price, but lodging, meals, and activities are included with each experience.

Examples of Airbnb “Adventures” include a three-day trip tracking lions with Samburu warriors in Kenya ($515 per person); a six-day Slow Food Safari in the Galapagos ($3,500); a five-day Mystical Oman Trek ($1,000), and camping on a cliff overnight in Colorado ($1,000).

“Expert local hosts handle the details, so all you have to do is show up,” Airbnb said on its website. The company notes that a maximum of 12 guests can take part in each experience.

At launch, 200 excursions are available, but Airbnb says it plans to add “many more” before the end of the year

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