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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see New York through the eyes of a local? As the ultimate app for travelers, Kolu makes planning a trip easier than ever! Kolu matches you with a local based on your shared travel interests. Don’t miss out — Our guides know the best hidden gems in all of New York.
Want to explore New York’s underground music scene? Discover speakeasies? Shop the best vintage stores? Experience all that the city has to offer guided by the people who know New York the best: our local guides. Book a tour for an hour, an afternoon, or an entire day. With Kolu, the choice is entirely yours. 
Book your custom tour with these simple steps:
1.     Choose which borough you would like to explore
2.     Let us know how many people will be joining
3.     Select your top three travel interests (i.e. drinks, food, and music)
Next, we will curate a tailored selection of guides who are interested in the same things you are. Your closest match will be shown first, with the rest of our guide suggestions made viewable by swiping left or right. 
After selecting your favorite New Yorker, you are ready to book a custom tour. Your local guide will confirm the details of the trip through our in-app chat. 
 We get it, planning a trip can be overwhelming. Let our guides take care of your itinerary to maximize your experience in New York.
 Don’t just take our word for it; see what real travelers are saying!
“Excellent tour of the High Line. My guide also introduced me to a Spanish tapas joint. I highly recommend this app!” — Andre D

“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! Our guidewas great!” — Arielle S

"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 to New York to take up all of his suggestions." — Vincent V

Your safety matters to us, which is why we've partnered with Checkr and Safetrek to make sure your local tour can be enjoyed to its fullest extent. You can travel smart knowing you have everything you need to make a perfect trip. Download Kolu, the New York life is waiting!

What’s New

Version 2.2

We made some updates to the way we show pricing and fixed some bugs with promo codes and notifications.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

plattor ,

A must for Vacations and Sightseeing!

This app is freaking fantastic! Don’t you hate it when you go to a destination for vacation and you have to get all these annoying, long, 1-inch thick sightseeing books and study before you go on vacation somewhere? Well with Kolu you don’t have to worry about that! You can just save that money and spend it on a guide who can then lead you or tell you all of the gems there is to see. No need to be disappointed anymore when you go to one spot over another and not knowing if the other was going to be better than the other. I hate it when that happens, especially if I’m trying to give my family a good, fun and interesting vacation.

Skip the hassle and stress when going on vacation. DOWNLOAD KOLU NOW!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your support and review. Reviews like yours make all of the time put into the app worth it! We are tired of hard working people being robbed of the opportunity to enjoy their vacation. Having a local guide really does make a difference!

courtney.nl ,

Best app for traveling!

This app is seriously such a great idea! Traveling to new places can be stressful because you want to make sure you are going to the best places but you don’t always have to resources to do so. But with the Kolu app, that stress will disappear! Having a personal guide lead you to some of the best places you wouldn’t otherwise know about will definitely make for a better and less stressful travel experience! I definitely recommend downloading this app for your next trip!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review Courtney! We are always aiming to make the experience more personalized and less stressful.

MIZ1839 ,


This app has grown tremendously . For those who are less adventurous or don’t know where to begin in a new city this is where to begin. The app is user friendly and similar to Uber. The tour guide is set to meet your needs. Like tinder but for travel! It’s expensive to travel but a waste of money if you don’t get the most from your location. Kolu helps you get the best of your experience in a new place.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We just released a new update and are always growing as a company. Traveling like a local is the best way to feel more at home.


Kolu, Inc.
86.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 Kolu, Inc.


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