Book three and you join free!

Book three and you join free!

Calling all social butterflies! Are you the one always organising day trips, group outings and hosting dinner parties every other week? Tracking your packed calendar on five different devices? The one who always remembers everyone’s birthdays? The glue that holds the crew together? It’s time you got rewarded for all...

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Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...

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Introducing New York Times Journeys City Tours

Introducing New York Times Journeys City Tours

Urban Adventures has partnered with The New York Times for a new kind of city experience. Our newest line-up of day tours are inspired by Times content, particularly the newspaper’s much-loved “36 Hours” travel column. Expect our usual #localsknow themes such as arts and artisans, local cuisine and history, but...

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How can tourism help fund your NGO’s mission?

How can tourism help fund your NGO’s mission?

5 financing ideas for NGOs and nonprofits Financial sustainability is necessary for the long-term survival of any business, but for non-profits, money-making comes with an entirely different set of factors to consider — and collecting sufficient and continuous funds to deliver their organisational mission has long been giving NGOs and...

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Join Urban Adventures’ In Focus program

Join Urban Adventures’ In Focus program

Are you looking for a new revenue stream for your NGO, non-profit or social enterprise? Our In Focus Program might be the answer! Urban Adventures’ In Focus experiences are day tours run in partnership with local NGOs, non-profits, and social enterprises tackling real local issues – and are travellers’ access to...

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Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

We are honoured, humbled and oh-so-happy to report that Urban Adventures has been named Innovator of the Year by not one, but two associations honouring the best in the travel industry. In late December we were presented with the 2017 New Innovator in Travel Philanthropy Award at Tourism Cares’ Hearts...

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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

The best souvenir I ever bought was…

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

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Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

The United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with a call for tourism businesses to better support local economies and to help foster a better understanding of different cultures. At Urban Adventures, we have always believed in the importance of sustainable tourism, but we took...

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Bring home a souvenir that has a tale to tell

Bring home a souvenir that has a tale to tell

Our creative locals around the globe have teamed up with talented artisans in their cities to form a (very) different type of shopping experience that brings authentic urban craftsmanship to life. We’re bypassing those cheap souvenirs to take you on a journey into local lives. Introducing our new range of...

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Are we okay continuing to shop, until they drop?

Are we okay continuing to shop, until they drop?

When travellers head out to markets in search of souvenirs, they often don’t know if the goods they’re buying are made locally or responsibly. Instead of supporting touristy markets selling mass-produced imported goods, Urban Adventures wants to highlight the independent artisans who are preserving local culture — and through that,...

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