Airbnb offers ‘Adventures’ to thrill-seeking travelers

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Airbnb has added a new lineup of travel experiences to its expanding business portfolio. The online hospitality broker recently launched Airbnb Adventures to cater to thrill-seeking tourists.

Described as “hosted journeys to extraordinary places,” the service boasts an array of unique tours and trips. Ranging from two to 10 days, most package prices include lodging, meals, and activities. Moreover, vacationers can choose from a variety of one-of-a-kind excursions, which are designed to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Go Outside of the Guided Tour Box

From Kenya to Chili to Sweden and beyond, many “adventures” take place in exotic natural locales across the globe. Furthermore, each excursion offers guests a chance to do remarkable things.

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For example, tourists can walk with elephants in Thailand, go mountain biking in Nepal, or explore the ancient ruins of Jordan. The seven-day Jordan trip includes five nights’ stay in a tent with one night in a hotel. Moreover, participants go on a 10-mile hike, float in the Dead Sea, and more for $1,850 per person.

Airbnb is teaming with local experts and tour companies to guide adventurers on these wild and wondrous trips. The new venture follows the company’s activity-based, moderately-priced Experiences, which launched in 2016. These offerings usually last less than a day and also take place all over the world. For instance, travelers can take a private five-hour “history walk” in Luxor, Egypt, with a licensed Egyptologist for $45 per person.

Stay Inside Tony Stark’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Cabin

If Adventures and Experiences are a little too extreme for some, perhaps walking in the iconic footsteps of a beloved superhero is more to one’s liking. Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans might be stoked to know they can book a stay at Iron Man’s “Endgame” hideaway. According to an EW report, an Airbnb host rents out Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) lakeside family retreat featured in the blockbuster movie.

Located minutes from Atlanta International Airport, the charming log cabin is nestled in the middle of Bouckaert Farm. The Airbnb listing makes multiple mentions of the record-breaking box office hit film stating, “This is the iconic cabin from the ‘Avengers Endgame!’ Home and funeral scene location.”

The rental listing states that guests can “stand where heroes/stars stood for the wreath floating in the lake” (in Stark’s honor). The three-bedroom cabin accommodates six people and rents for $800 per night for a required three-night minimum stay.

Heading Toward a Streaming Future?

In hosting epic adventures one might find straight out of an “Indiana Jones” movie, it’s no surprise that Airbnb is also aiming to join the streaming race.

According to a Reuters report, the popular vacation rental broker wants to develop travel-themed shows and films. The San Francisco-based firm has already gained valuable experience in the film medium. For example, it completed a docuseries called “Home” for Apple’s streaming service and developed and produced a documentary, “Gay Chorus Deep South,” for the Tribeca Film Festival.

Airbnb has yet to announce a timetable for a streaming expansion. However, the company’s diversification is in step with many companies who are casting their nets in wider business directions.