Experience authentic human-centered travel and flexible adventures with locals in underexplored worlds
RedKnot puts human connection at the center of travel, matching travelers with like-minded, trusted locals (Knotters) who create safe, diverse, personalized, and unique guided travel experience.
RedKnot is not a traditional tour operator, we don’t offer pre-planned experiences, instead you and your Knotter will develop an adventure that is just for you.
Whether it’s a few hours orienting yourself in a new city or a few days exploring the mountains, your Knotter will make sure you have a truly authentic and personalized experience and can travel with the confidence of a local.
Private, personalized tours from $130 per day (including car and gas where needed)
01 pick the city you want to explore
Our RedKnot network is growing every day. Pick a city or area in a RedKnot zone, tell us a bit about yourself and what you hope to get out of your trip and we will use our advanced matching system to find the best Knotters for your trip.
02 select your knotter
One city can offer multiple flavors: focus on the human connection! Our Knotters are adventurers, surfers, hikers, nature lovers, historians, artists, culinary specialists, musicians, just regular people proudly sharing the best of themselves and their city with you. Review their profiles and adventure offerings and choose the connection that best suits you.
03 Plan your adventure
RedKnot does not offer tours or pre-planned experiences. Every Knotter will have some example trips that they have prepared, but you are not constrained to anyone else’s experience. Use the RedKnot platform to connect with your Knotter and to organize a personalized, unique travel experience based on your interests and their local experience. You can travel with your Knotter for a few hours for a particular experience or they can be available across multiple days to help you explore an entire city or region.
04 Explore the unexplored through eyes of a local
Once you arrive in your destination use the RedKnot app to connect with your local Knotter at an agreed time and place. Your Knotter might pick you up at the airport or meet you at a destination you plan to explore – it’s up to you. Your Knotter will speak your language, have access to a car if needed and be excited to help you explore your destination and discover hidden treasures. You can use the RedKnot app to manage the activities you undertake and as a secure payment platform. What you do is up to you, you just have to enjoy the ride!
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- Central America
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- South America
The Red Knot makes the longest migration of any bird, traveling 15,000 km (9,300 mi) from its Arctic breeding grounds to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America touching every continent along the way. They migrate in communities, are free spirited, adventurous and curious.
Founded by global travelers who have come together in Silicon Valley, RedKnot uses the power of AI vetting and matching to create secure service that will allow travelers to explore as freely and widely as the RedKnot.
Our mission is to build human connections through our platform, allowing travelers to connect with locals and explore the world with the benefit of local knowledge and language, unlocking the secret adventures that tourists seldom discover”
Our Knotter knew the area so well. He took us into places we would never have found and we entered for free everywhere!
We had planned to surf, but the waves were crap. Our host took us up a Volcano instead. It was great and was not on our radar.
I was nervous about visiting Zimbabwe since it was so far away and I had never been to Africa before but I decided to give RedKnot a chance and I’m so glad I did. My Knotter, Tawanda, was such a gem. We explored Victoria falls together and it was everything I hoped for and more!