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 www.viahero.com 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 viahero.com 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!
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 www.viahero.com to find a Hero so they can start planning your trip!
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.
Fixed dates that weren't showing up if your phone was set to use a different date format.
Ratings and Reviews
I used ViaHero to plan my family trip to Colombia and it was amazing! My hero made it super easy to get exactly what we wanted (and more) out of the trip without any of the work of planning it myself. The app kept everything organized, including our reservations and detailed itinerary. We looked at it every night to see what the next day held.
Easy to use
Super easy to use app, and I really liked using Via Hero to help plan our trip to Cuba. Definitely worth the price for me to have a stress free vacation!
Great for trips!
This app is so handy for using trip plans. It’s clean, easy to use, and really is a great way to review my trip details. Love it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.