Weird and wonderful ways to see the world

Tuesday 06th Jul 2021 |

From swimming across the equator in Uganda to seeing the sights of Reykjavik by Segway and sandboarding in Western Australia, ToursByLocals, the world’s leading marketplace for private and customisable tours has plenty of tours to get travellers moving again.

It’s safe to say that people have remained quite stationary during the last lockdown, but with K-Pop private dance classes in South Korea and dog sledding in Canada – it’s time to get ready to experience a new way of travelling from A to B. 

See Reykjavik by Segway, Iceland 

Socially distance in style on a Segway and see the highlights of Reykjavik on an i2 generation Segway with expert guide Stefan. After a brief introduction, head out along the northern coastline of the Reykjavik peninsula taking in the stunning views. Visit the sculpture Sun Voyage (the Viking ship) before riding to Laugardalur valley and the landmark church of Hallgrimskirkja. 

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the two-hour Segway Tour of Reykjavik from £259 for two people.

Ways to see the world – Swim across the Equator, in Lake Victoria, Uganda 

Ready to tick-off not one but TWO once-in-a-lifetime experiences? Spend the day with local guide Peter and visit Uganda’s chimpanzee sanctuary on Ngamba Island where you’ll be able to get up and close with the curious chimps and take part in food preparation and feeding. Embark on a journey to Lake Victoria and learn about the South and North Pole and how they come into force. For those wanting to take a dip, quite literally swim across the equator – an experience you’ll never forget! 

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the six-and-a-half-hour Befriend a Chimpanzee Private Guided Tour from £275 per person, for up to eight people. The tour includes guiding services, private transportation and admission tickets. 

Ways to see the world – K-Pop private dance class & Archery shooting in Jeju Island, South Korea 

Ever wanted to learn how to dance K-Pop style? In South Korea, local guide HeaKyeu will organise a private dance lesson with a professional choreographer where you’ll be able to put your moves to the test. Try your hand at archery which is a sport that Koreans have mastered and have gone on to win gold medals at the Olympic games. 

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the five-hour K-Pop and Archery Half Day Tour from £564 for two people, the tour can be booked for up to seven people. The tour includes guiding services, private transportation and admission tickets. 

Ways to see the world – Experience sand-boarding in western Australia

Hidden under the sand for millions of years, The Pinnacles, which have only been uncovered recently are a natural phenomenon. Discover Australia’s vast countryside and admire the tall Eucalyptus trees near Perth and the low-lying semi-desert landscapes near The Pinnacles. Visit the coastal town of Cervantes and tuck into some local west Australian Crayfish which will be grilled on a BBQ, true aussie style! Get ready for an action packed adventure in Lancelin – the home of massive sandunes. Give sandboarding a try, often said to be one of the most fun experiences by local guide Nicholas

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the ten-hour Pinnacles Sightseeing Private Tour from £588 per tour, for up to six people. The tour includes guiding services, private transportation and admission tickets. 

Ways to see the world – Walk amongst millions of butterflies in El Rosario, Mexico 

Experience the biggest butterfly sanctuary in Mexico at the ecological preserve of El Rosario. Located a few kilometres away from the Magic Town of Angangueo, the El Rosario sanctuary is the largest and most visited inside the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. Every year millions of butterflies arrive from the USA and Canada, covering the oyamel trees in orange and black, a unique natural event – perfect for nature lovers! Local guide Carlos was born and raised in Mexico and is a third generation tour guide. 

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the eleven-and-a-half-hour Monarch Butterfly Full Day Tour from £386 per tour, for up to three people. The tour includes guiding services and private transportation. 

Ways to see the world – Go dog-sledding near Quebec City, Canada 

Combine Quebec city’s history with some of the best winter activities. Begin the tour around the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site where you’ll be able to admire the iconic Chateau Frontenac and explore Place Royale, the cradle of French civilisation in North America. Journey to the outskirts of Quebec to enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon of dog-sledding or snowmobiling in the forest. Local guide Steeve has been a guide since 1990 which has led him all over North America seeking the best experiences to share with others. 

ToursByLocals (www.toursbylocals.com) offers the eight-hour Dog Sledding Tour from £433 for two people, the tour can be booked for up to six people. The tour includes guiding services, refreshments and dog sledding. 

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