ViaHero - Guidebooks

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The ViaHero Guidebooks app is the home of your fully-personalized guidebook, created by your local Hero. Are you ready to travel with first-hand knowledge from a local? Let a Hero plan your next trip! Enter your travel preferences at to be matched with a local Hero today. ViaHero will plan your trip and make all in-country arrangements— saving you time and money.

How it works:

Go to to select your local trip planning expert— we call them Heroes.

Within 24 hours your Hero will contact you to begin planning your trip!

Within a week they will build a guidebook for your group’s interests and budget, and arrange anything on the ground that you need. The guidebook will be submitted in this app, but there’s no need to download it yet!

Once you’re on your trip you’ll use the app to travel independently on your own. Want a guide? No problem, your Hero can arrange that too!

Why ViaHero?

Save time planning a trip yourself. The average international trip takes 35 hours to plan!

Save money by knowing where to go, and how to not to waste your time and money at expensive tourist traps.

Get more out of your trip by having a local tell you where the actual best places and secrets are, and making it easy to follow in your guidebook!

Here's a bit more on the pricing and what you get.

BASIC ($25/day/group) includes:

Trip Consulting - One-on-one consulting over email with your Hero, plus insider tips on where to go and what to do!

Travel Arrangements - Heroes can arrange anything you need: drivers, multi-city transportation, airport logistics, tours, guides, activities, connecting with locals, private dinners, etc.

Booking Recommendations - Flights, lodging, tour guides, events, museums, a private salsa lesson, etc. For anything your Hero can't book without a credit card, they'll provide easy-to-book links. One click, card info, and done!

Personalized Guidebook - Complete with your custom curated itinerary, descriptions & pictures, local recommendations, and country-specific info like laws and customs. Your guidebook will be stored on the mobile app, and available offline.

PREMIUM ($35/day/group) includes BASIC plus:

Offline Maps - Navigate the region, with a tailor-made map loaded with your Hero's recommendations. Runs Offline on our app.

In Country Phone Support - Keep in touch with your Hero while in the country by phone. (Standard roaming rate apply.)

Restaurant Reservations - For those special meals, or all of them, have your Hero make the call. Don’t worry about waiting, or not getting a table!

Whenever you’re ready to get started, enter your travel preferences at to find a Hero so they can start planning your trip!
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What's New

We've added some helpful instructions when launching the app if you're not logged in that should help you understand how to get into your trip.

#Bug Fixes
Links in event descriptions now open in the default browser.
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Additional Information

April 11, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.4 and up
Content Rating
Interactive Elements
Users Interact
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