As an extension of its “Experience” platform, Airbnb has introduced Airbnb Adventures — a collection of multi-day experiences hosted by local experts. This initiative allows a small group of travellers (around 12 poeple) to explore off-beat locations and engage in culture and community life.

Commenting on this new initiative, Joe Zadeh, vice president, Experiences, Airbnb, “Getting access to epic and transformational travel has never been easier than through Airbnb Adventures.

“Like Airbnb Experiences, people can escape their day-to-day and put their screens and devices away but now instead of just a few hours, they have the option to be fully immersed off-the-beaten-path, to push themselves out of their comfort zones and have experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.”

Over 200 Airbnb Adventures are available that are spread across categories such as food, farming, camping, kayaking, music and cultural immersions. Hosts offer adventures from US $79 for an overnight trip up to US $5000 for a 10-day treks.

Some of the Airbnb Adventures include tracking lions on foot , trek deep into the Amazon Jungle, cowboy life in the American wild west, Dana to Petra trek, paranormal tour of the US southwest , camp on the side of a cliff in Colorado, Swedish islands culinary kayaking trip, musical camping in the California desert

For those looking for adventures in India can opt for village living in the Himalayas or farming tour in Ukhimath, Uttarakhand.

Aneri Shroff