TravelLocal is all about bespoke travel - with a difference.
We help you to create tailor-made holidays your way, with carefully selected local experts based in nearly 50 destinations worldwide. Since 2012 we have scoured the globe to find these expert companies - entrepreneurs and innovators from Argentina to Zanzibar and many countries in between.
They know your destination better than anyone. They use that knowledge to craft unforgettable trips, unique to you, that combine your ideas with their local knowledge and contacts, to bring the world to life.
You get a better, more authentic holiday experience and they get a fairer deal. And for peace of mind, we are members of ABTA and your booking is 100% financially protected.
"The best way to support local businesses and interact with locals while exploring a new country. Dependable and dedicated to making sure one gets the best experience for their time and budget. This is my second booking with Travel Local and loving it..."
Thanks for coming back to us, Carl - and for leaving us such a great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to sing our praises! Have a fantastic trip, and do report back on your adventures. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"I had a very good and smooth experience with Travellocal. They were quick to respond, information provided was practical and useful, and they set me up with a very good local tour company. The experience using their website is also excellent, user friendly and easy to navigate.
Thank you, Travellocal! I am so glad I found you and I will use your services again!"
Thanks so much Tasneem! We're really pleased you've had a positive experience with us and we'll be more than happy to host you again! Have a fantastic trip in Cambodia and let us know how it goes. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"New concept for me - UK based start point - but details handled by expert in the country being visited. It works. We booked Costa Rica and Mariana (the local expert) was brilliant. She was patient, she gave us great advice and above all else she was very patient as we kept adding and changing things."
Mariana is visiting us in the TravelLocal office this week, John - and she's very happy with your comments! We're really pleased you tried something different and gave us a go - your trip is sure to be wonderful and we'd love to hear all about it on your return. Thanks for taking the time to review. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We haven't yet been on either holiday that we have booked through Travellocal so the proof will be in the pudding, but so far so very good. Absolutely delightful local people to deal with. Very quick, very efficient, very good at listening to all our queries and very good at coming up with solutions. If the holidays are half as good as the attentiveness of the two local travel companies, then we shall be very very happy. We always like to use local companies, not only to give back a little but also because they are, after all, experts in their own countries."
Hi Nicky, thanks for leaving this lovely review. We're very pleased that you're pleased! Your adventure in Costa Rica is bound to be fantastic, Soledad and the team are true experts in their destination. Do let us know all about it when you get back. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We were planning our trip to Costa Rica and wanted to include a 6 day road trip to various locations. We preferred to reach out directly to local guides, avoiding the middle man (bad experience in the past when using a high street tour agency - slow and expensive). TravelLocal connected us to a local agent in Costa Rica, and within less than a day (!) from our request they came up with a draft itinerary. Their tips, responsiveness and organisation were amazing! Excellent service and friendliness."
Hi Boris, thanks so much for this kind review. Our experts in Costa Rica are absolutely brilliant, as you've experienced, and we're pleased the TravelLocal platform has worked well for you so far. You're sure to have a fantastic trip - do let us know all about it when you return! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We have used Travel local once for a trip to India as a result box which we have just booked a second tour to Costa Rica. The Indian trip was faultless and we found planning particularly good as we were able to tailor our requirements with locals who knew about alternatives.
Having a UK based back up and paying in GBP gave us both security and avoided hassle.
Highly recommend Travel Local."
Hi there Richard, thank you for leaving us such a great review, it's highly appreciated! We're so happy you've returned for another trip, one that we're sure will be as great as the one to India! Do let us know how it goes, we'd love to hear all your travel tales. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Being very much a bespoke traveler looking for a specialist itinerary Cliff was obliging and efficient in speeding up and refining the negotiations with the local guides.
I look forward to a good visit to Georgia
Available & obliging is my summary of travellocal"
"From the first contact with Cliff , in the UK office, through the messaging on the website to Costa Rica Ecolle Travel, we experienced , professionalism, knowledge, patience and understanding of our exact needs. We have a tailor made holiday right down to the last details we needed. For 4 people that was a great achievement, on the companies behalf. I would highly recommend a call to Travellocal for whatever your holiday requirements and it wasn't as expensive as we thought, they have the teams on the ground in the destinations, so the knowledge is there and you are not getting ripped off. The system to communicate is highly sophisticated and you are always in control, despite the time differences. Brilliant, thank you very much, now we just wait to go away and enjoy the trip we have booked. Very excited."
What a wonderful review, thank you so much Debbie. For you to be happy at every step of the planning and booking process - that's our goal! It's true, the team in Costa Rica are true experts, and Cliff is also very happy with his mention! Now for the 'piece de resistance' - the holiday itself! Do let us know how it goes, we'd love to hear from you. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Absolutely brilliant in sorting my trip out from start to finish, co-ordinating all the logistics on the ground in Jordan and being flexible along the way as I changed my plans.
Pre-depatrture info was excellent and very useful!
My driver, Aziz, for the 10 day trip was fantastic with his insight to the local hotspots, as we travelled around Jordan! Aziz typified the standard of high service received throughout my interaction with the company!
Keep it up!"
So pleased you had a trip to remember, Nashir - and a huge thank you for these kind words. The team in Jordan really are fantastic and we're really glad you experienced this in person. Remember to come back to us again to plan your next adventure! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"This is such a brilliant idea for those of us who would prefer to support local travel companies in the countries we travel in, but would also like to enjoy ABTA guarantees and security. Not only is more of our money going directly into the economy of the country we are visiting, but talking and planning directly with a local expert means that we are able to build the holiday we really want. We first used Travel Local in 2014 to help us plan a trip to northern India - it was a great experience. We are now planning another trip to a more remote area of northern India for this autumn and are confident that we will have another great experience."
Thank you so much for these kind words Chris, your review means a lot. We're really pleased you're using us again to return to India; do please get in touch and let us know all about your trip when you get back! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We have just booked our 2nd holiday with TravelLocal. On both occasions we found a local agency with extensive knowledge, a good understanding of our wishes, great service and fast response. They created amazing itineraries for us.
The first holiday was perfect and we are now looking forward to all the experiences described in our new itinerary. I have no doubt that TravelLocal have chosen the best local partners. The concept of enabling western travellers to go with the best local tour operator is super."
Hi Birgit, a big thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. We're so pleased you've already had a great trip with us - and here's to another fantastic adventure in China. Please let us know how it goes, we'd love to hear. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Strongly recommend the Travellocal business model - selecting local partners after carrying out due diligence, and providing both a safe payment channel in a variety of currencies and ABTA protection. It takes most of the risk and hassle out of dealing with local travel agencies and getting past the formulaic offerings of UK/international agencies. We had a brilliant, carefully tailored trip to Armenia in 2017 and have used Travellocal again to arrange travel in Mongolia in July 2018."
What a great review, thanks so much Tony for taking the time. We're really pleased you've seen the benefits of using us, firstly with your Armenia trip and next, in Mongolia. Be sure to get in touch to let us know all about your adventure. We love the stories! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"It was great to be able to communicate with the local tour company directly. No need of some one in the middle/the UK acting as a post box. Local contact was very helpful, and patient while we fine-tuned our itinerary. Easier than I thought it was going to be."
Hi there, one of the great perks of TravelLocal is direct contact with the local expert - we're so glad you saw the benefits. Have a fantastic trip and thanks so much for your review. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We haven’t been on our trip yet but so far so good. Having been to Costa Rica already we were looking at going again but to different locations. I stumbled on Travel local on Facebook so decided to enquire. We were put in contact with Mariana who is based in Costa Rica who listened to everything we wanted and has designed us a fantastic 12 night holiday with car hire for us. We made a mistake on our dates to travel home and had to add another night however this was no problem and was changed quickly and trouble free."
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for taking the time to review. We're really glad you found us thanks to Facebook, and now have booked what is sure to be a unique and memorable trip in Costa Rica! Do let us know how it all goes. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"I've not been on the trip yet but Travel Local certainly made my life easier by putting me in touch with a great local operator who provided me with a lot of ideas and was very patient and extremely quick to respond to my questions in a very professional way."
Thanks so much Emma for your review, very pleased you've had a satisfying experience in your contact with Nutan! We hope you have a fantastic trip in India, do let us know how it went, we'd love to hear. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"We think it is very important for local people to be involved in and to benefit from tourism. So TravelLocal is a great tool to facilitate this. Our email was answered promptly and we were quickly put in touch with Ecole Travel who provided us with an excellent service."
Thanks Denise for reviewing, we're pleased you've had a great experience so far. Hope you have a fantastic trip next year, do come back and let us know all about Costa Rica! All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"Found this site by a wonderful accident! Booked a trip to Jordan, for later this year, and exceeding pleased with the very smooth way everything operated. The people seem both very friendly, professional and helpful. My queries were answered fully and very promptly. The agent in Jordan again most professional and adapted the proposed itinerary several times until we achieved what seems to be a perfect holiday for us. So far, absolutely no problems and fully recommend this company. We will definitely be using them again. This is a independent tour with personal car and driver for two."
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We're so pleased you've had a great experience so far, planning what is sure to be a brilliant trip to Jordan. As you've already seen, Ibrahim and his team will do all they can to help you every step of the way! Please report back after your trip, we'd love to hear all about it. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
"I wanted to spend a week in Jordan and choose where I'd go. But wanted help with it. So happy to have found travellocal when searching. They have prepared and then adjusted a trip to my specifications. I'll be a solo traveller with different driver/guides - even a four wheel drive jeep across Wadi Rum - with great sounding accommodation, including a tented resort, and will be picked up at the airport and taken to the Allenby bridge to cross Israel. All for a very reasonable price. Will report back after the trip."
Hi David, that sounds like a fantastic solo adventure! We're so pleased you opted to use TravelLocal to help you with your plans. Rest assured Ibrahim and the team will do their utmost to provide a trip you'll never forget. Thank you for the review and do tell us all about your tour when you return. All the best, the TravelLocal team.
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