If you want to just book a house or condo at the beach, you can do that through Airbnb. You can even find and book experiences for when you get to where you’re going. But now, if you’re the adventurous type, you can pay one price for a trip around the world in just under three months.
Airbnb is launching Adventures, where anyone can search for and book a trip where you can walk with elephants in Thailand, hike and stay in homes in Northern Vietnam, or spend the night on a yacht in Canada.
The adventures are hosted and led by locals for a much more authentic experience. Most all of the adventures include meals, transportation and lodging. That could be in a tent, or a cabin, a boat or in someone’s home.
Just pick the dates and search for available adventures, look over the itinerary and review the person hosting. Hundreds of trips in practically every corner of the world.
The most intriguing adventure though is a trip around the world in 80 days — inspired by, you guessed it, the Jules Verne nove “Around the World in Eighty Days.” You can visit 18 countries on six continents. Each leg of the trip is hosted by locals, and everything is included — transportation, lodging, food, the excursions — all for $5,001 per person. The trip begins in London, just like in the book, so you will need to purchase a round-trip ticket to take advantage of the offer.
While hundreds of Airbnb Adventures are for sale now in the app, the trip around the world in 80 days is coming soon.