LEEPGuru is platform for travelers seeking to interact with social media influencers, Olympic and extreme sports athletes, travel writers, and local experts (aka "Gurus") so they can find, plan, and do unique travel adventures.
A Guru is a member of the carefully screened global LEEPGuru community that help travelers LEEP or Live, Experience, Explore, and Play like a local.
Our focus at LEEPGuru is to help get travelers off the beaten path and out exploring new environments. Some things on here you've probably heard of, others you most likely haven't; and that's the point. We strive to highlight adventures of all kinds: things that excite you, get you in touch with different cultures, push your physical boundaries and challenge your preconceptions about the world. Because in the end, it's exposure to these kinds of activities that allows you to experience the world in a way that's as unique and immersive as you want it to be.
When you sign up with LEEPGuru you can submit your own activities and adventure tours, follow community members who interest you, or leave comments on activities that already exist. We're also active on all major social media outlets so don't be afraid to come join in on the conversation. Everything you share helps create a more detailed picture of some of the most exciting places on Earth. The way we see it, travel inspiration is contagious, and when like-minded people start sharing their unique travel experiences, it makes true adventure more accessible to all of us.
Being a responsible person first and foremost is a prerequisite for all Gurus on LEEPGuru. Ultimately, we are looking for individuals who are excited about sharing what they love most about where they live or want to host an Adventure Experience with people that are hoping to learn and see something new through your eyes. If you have a passion for exploring the world, and you like what you see on LEEPGuru, chances are you'll be a great adventure tour host.
When a member of the LEEPGuru community books a tour with you as a Gurul, they expect to encounter someone who is responsible for not only hosting a great experience, but for maintaining the safety of everyone involved as well. In cases where activities involve increased risk, we'll always ask potential hosts for more information. Any related experience, certifications/licenses or training may be requested. We may also conduct background checks, request references, or give a phone or in-person interview. So, while the emerging space of "sharing economies" can open up new connections to amazing people and places around the world, it's important for people to get engaged in the right way in order to provide our community with a safe and reliable experience
As we strive to make LEEPGuru a special place where people can find and book unique adventures around the world, it's important to take into consideration the impact from both hosts and travelers. This begins with making sure that all tours tread lightly upon the nature that we all love to explore, and that all parties involved do what they can to have a minimal impact. Secondly, as we look to connect our community with a genuine experience of cultural immersion, it's critical that all local hosts and tour operators respect and engage properly with local people and customs. We believe that one's presence in an area should enhance, not detract from the local culture and in fact we encourage locals to submit Adventure Experiences as a means of additional income vs. supporting larger, internationally owned operations. LEEPGuru is committed to helping maintain responsible tourism practices, and reserves the right to reject tour providers or remove tours if an adventure is deemed inappropriate by our standards.
Well, the world is a pretty big place, and even though we're dead-set on covering as much of it as humanly possible, curating the best Gurus take time. The good news? Alongside your continuing activity we'll constantly be adding new Gurus and covering new countries to help keep the adventure opportunities limitless. The end goal? A worldwide grassroots adventure community where people can get inspired, connect with travelers, and have a central place to host and book meaningful and engaging Adventure Experiences.
Travelers use LEEPGuru to save time when planning a trip and to ensure that their time while traveling is optimized. They want to see and do the best while avoiding the mundane. A great way to do this is by talking or texting with locals. After all, time is precious. Travelers also use LEEPGuru to find a host for a unique Adventure Experience with Social media influencers, Olympic and extreme sports athletes, travel writers, and local experts.
All Gurus go through a vetting procedure which includes and is not limited to a Skype call with the Company and a social media and Linkedin profile verification.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you when we have a Guru for the city you’re traveling to
If you cancel your order more than 48 hours in advance of your experience you will receive a full refund minus a transaction fee of 10%. If you cancel or do not show in less than 48 hours prior to the adventure experience no refund will be given and it is at the discretion of the Guru if he or she is willing to reschedule.
Cancellation or rescheduling of the adventure experience due to weather conditions is at the discretion of the Guru.
Please inform your Guru in advance of any physical health issues that may impact your experience so that they can make any modifications to meet your specific needs
Before making a booking, if you have any question regarding the Adventure Experience listed you can communicate by clicking on the “ask a question” link on the Adventure Experience page. After you make a booking the Guru’s contact information will be shared with you.
You will be notified of your successful booking through the email address you registered with us and confirmed by the Guru.
Once you have successfully booked your tour or experience, you can arrange a meeting or pick-up directly with the Guru depending on what is offered and included with your tour/experience. It can be at your hotel, or at the starting point of the tour or anywhere that you both agree on.
No need! Your Guru will send you a summary of your discussion including recommendations made during your call.
You will need to purchase additional time in blocks of 30 minutes. Once you purchase additional time, you and your Guru can schedule time to speak at a mutually convenient time...even when you’re on your holiday!
Yes, you may contact your Guru for any additional questions but only up to the time remaining. When scheduling another call with your Guru, please consider a time convenient for them.
Unfortunately not. Once you speak with your Guru and they send you the summary after your call your order will be considered complete.
We strive for a turnaround time of a maximum of 48 hours. Please take into account time zones.
Once you purchase your Guru’s services they will email you for scheduling.
You and your Guru can decide how you’d like to communicate with each other. Most travellers and Guru choose to use Skype, Google Hangout, Viber, WeChat or Whatsapp.
When you reach your destination you may need on the spot information which you may have overlooked to ask your Guru before. For instance, you may need help narrowing down a list of activities that you heard about when you reached your destination. This is one of the main reasons that we give our travelers an option to connect with Gurus over text.
We apologize for that! It’s very rare that a Guru does not show up for a scheduled call. Please do not hesitate to contact your Guru to schedule another time and day most convenient to you. If you run into further problems connecting with your Guru, please contact us at email@example.com.
If you're a motivated and well-qualified individual looking to host adventure experiences around your area, just click the "Add a new adventure" button in your Guru profile and fill in the required fields. Once all the necessary information has been submitted, it won't take long for your Adventure Experience to be live on the site. Just bear in mind that we work hard to make sure all of our hosts and tours are both reliable and appropriate for our adventure-travel community, and we will be in contact with you soon after a tour is posted if a potential problem or discrepancy is detected.
We love getting submissions from our community, but in order to ensure that we deliver only accurate and adventure-focused activities to our members, we set the bar pretty high. Here are five necessary ingredients that will make your submission perfect for acceptance onto LEEPGuru:
In an effort to deliver the best, most genuine Adventure Experiences to our community, all activities and tours submitted to LEEPGuru will be checked for information accuracy and brand alignment. However, should your activity/tour submission be turned down, we'll always work with you to identify what's wrong, help find ways to improve it, and get it published onto the site. Please note that we can smell Spam submissions from a mile away, so anything you post should be original, and should help add to the uniqueness of the LEEPGuru community.
You can add a video if you have not already done so. Adding a video to your profile gives you more credibility and puts you on the top of the page thus increasing your chances of getting selected by a traveler.
You can also promote your profile on your Facebook and Twitter handles. We have added social media links on your public profile so you can share your LEEPGuru listing very easily.
Remember to read the GuruGuide that we send you upon registration. Its full of handy information on how to be successful on LEEPGuru.
Absolutely not! We will send you an email when a traveler places an order with you that contains all of the information to proceed with delivering for order. Please ensure that you mark our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org as safe and ensure it goes to your primary inbox and not the social or promotions folder. We will also send you a text message notifying the same.
Yes we do. Once you complete your profile and it has been verified we will send you our GuruGuide. It contains everything you need to know to be a successful Guru.
Your phone number is required because we send you a text message when a traveler places an order with you. This way you get notified sooner and you can respond right away to the traveler. We assure you that we will not share your personal information with anyone including the traveler.
As long as you can honestly provide excellent, local-level advice then you can be a Guru in many places and/or activities.
Have you completed your profile? Did you add good quality photos of yourself and your city (cities) and describe who you are in detail? You can also add videos about yourself to bump up your ranking in the search results! If you haven’t you should do so asap in order to increase your chances of getting connected with travelers.
Yes, we plan to roll out city chapters aimed at connecting Gurus in a city with each other. Additionally, we will also inform/invite you when there are travel events organized by other organizations (e.g. Travel Massive events) so you can meet other Gurus’. Participating in the city chapters and third party events is not mandatory.
LEEPGuru accepts payments from travelers and makes payments to Gurus using PayPal. If you live in a country that does not support PayPal, please contact us at email@example.com
Gurus receive 70% of all proceeds. LEEPGuru receives 30% of proceeds to cover our service fees. Gurus are responsible for paying any applicable taxes. All transactions will be shown on your Guru profile page. LEEPGuru will transfer total fees for all completed services at the end of each month in a single payment to your designated PayPal Account.