ToursByLocals' Ten Most Outrageous and Unusual Tours

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You’ve seen the Louvre in Paris, the Statue of Liberty in New York, and Buckingham Palace in London. You’ve eaten borscht in Poland, and tapas in Spain. In short, you’re ready to take your travel adventures to the next level! ToursByLocals can help, and today we’re presenting you with a list of ten of our most unusual, out-of-the-box travel experiences – all made possible with the help of a local guide! Let us know if any of them inspire you to try something new.

Visit a church decorated with human bones in Kutna Hora
For a glimpse at a truly macabre site, visit the Sedlac Ossuary, a “bone church” near Kutná Hora in the Czech Republic. Your guide will fill you in on the multi-layered history of this sacred burial ground/gruesome attraction.

Book an Icelandic tasting tour for the bold and the brave!
You might consider yourself a foodie…but have you ever eaten fermented shark in Iceland? Anthony Bourdain calls this local delicacy: “the single worst, most disgusting, terrible thing” he’s ever eaten. Our local guide Gudrun, author of “A Gastronomic Guide to Iceland” will encourage you to give it a try.

Search for mountain gorillas in Rwanda
Seeing gorillas in the jungles of East Africa is a dream for many people. If you want your “Gorillas in the Mist” moment, start a conversation with our Rwandan guide, Innocent.

Go shark diving near Cape Town, South Africa
If you’ve seen South Africa’s amazing land animals, now it’s time to meet the underwater ones. Hopefully you don’t scare easily; getting into the water (even in a protective cage) with hungry Great White Sharks swimming nearby is not for the faint of heart.

Be bold in Mogadishu, Somalia
This destination is likely far outside most people’s comfort zones, and possibly falls into the realm of “shock tourism.” A full security detail will accompany you and your guide while you explore the frontiers of the fledgling tourism infrastructure in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Experience New York City like Bon Jovi
For those of you for whom the Big Apple is old news, here’s a tour that will show you the city through the eyes of an 80s rock icon: Jon Bon Jovi! Your guide is a licensed New York City tour guide who also happens to be a devoted fan – so if you’re one too, consider exploring the parts of the city that spawned a rock legend.

Haunt 19th century ghost towns
Look out for tumbleweeds and the ghosts of prospectors…this is Nevada’s Wild West, dusty and brimming with the independent spirit that settled the American frontier.

See the sun rise over Mt. Bromo, Indonesia
Chances are you’ve seen the sun rise over the ocean. But what about over the crater of an active volcano? Mt Bromo in Indonesia is part of a stunning landscape at any time of day, but catching it at the magical moment of first light is an experience to remember.

Listen to a steel pan orchestra in Trinidad
Sway to the quintessentially Trinidadian sound of the steel pan drums at a local panyard – a community gathering and performance space integral to local culture.

Explore the Amazon by night…and catch a piranha!
Watch the sun set over the waters of the Amazon as you fish for piranhas – their razor sharp teeth make them a far cry from the tamer cod, trout or salmon! Once darkness has fallen, your guide will help you spot the jungle’s elusive nighttime creatures.
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