not your everyday walking tour.

connect to your personal, local guide

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it's time to drop the guide book.

As avid travelers ourselves, what we know to be true is that a great experience thrives on an authentic connection. That's precisely why, at Kolu, we focus on the person first. Whether you're traveling to a new city, or moving to a new neighborhood, we believe in providing you an introduction that's custom fit to your interests, by matching you with your own personal local guide.

How do we do this? When you create your profile in the Kolu app, you select three interests from a collection of 12, which becomes the criteria for filtering through locals in your area that share those interests. You might be wondering, "where did the name kolu come from?" Well, fittingly enough, "kolu" is actually the Hawaiian word for 'three'... and our team believes in the power of three.


user reviews

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Andrew D  

“Excellent tour of the High Line with Johanna. She also introduced me to a Spanish tapas joint. Highly recommend!”  – 5 stars

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Arielle S

“People always ask me how I find the best places for photos. I just started using Kolu. You can set up adventures with a tour guide who knows the city you’re in, or visiting, in and out. Check them out now! Meesha was great!” – 5 stars

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Vincent V

"I would definitely recommend the app to anyone who wants a more “local” feel other than the touristy spots. Daniel was phenomenal. I can’t wait to come back again to take up all of his suggestions.” – 5 stars

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