a local lens.
Our local experiences
Our handpicked, curated local experiences are often the highlight for our participants and we look forward to introducing higher quality, better curated, and more impactful experiences in each city. On our Work & Travel programs, you will enjoy 2 included ‘Core Experiences’ or ‘Tracks’. These hyper-local experiences are hand-selected by our City Teams exclusively for Remote Year and positively impact local communities. You’ll also have access to our ‘Marketplace’, where you will find a curated selection of exciting local experiences and side trips.
Boulders Beach Penguin ColonySay hello to the friendly penguins that roam Boulders Beach during this scenic drive along the rugged and picture-perfect coastline of Cape Point National Park.
Day Trip to DubrovnikVenture to historic Dubrovnik to explore the centuries-old city walls overlooking the Adriatic. Spend the day uncovering history in the Old Town and cable car to Mt Srđ for sweeping vistas.
Iquitos Amazonian AdventureExplore the Amazon jungle from an eco-friendly lodge in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest. Discover the rich ecosystem and spot wildlife on hikes, river boat tours, and night excursions.
Hot Air Balloon Over TeotihuacanSoar above the ancient pyramids of Teotihuacan in a hot air balloon. Take in this bird’s eye view of one of Mexico’s oldest cities before descending to explore the ruins on foot.
“From the moment we arrived, the Remote Year Marco team greeted us warmly, ensuring that once we were settled and happy , their care evolved into ensuring that we bonded as a community to learn and experience the culture and community through weekly and weekend excursions and experiences and have as much fun as one can in a 24- hour day. This month was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life and I am already looking into signing up for another program!”- Sandy
Sourcing local vendors
Our local partners in each location are thoughtfully selected for their sustainable practices and ethical values. We want to give underrepresented communities a voice and the opportunity to show you a side of their culture unseen before. Take an Afro-Peruvian music class, go on an LGBTQ+ history tour, spend the night with a tribe in the mountains, or sign up for any of our other experiences – we make sure that you’ll have the chance to foster a deep connection with the local community.
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