New milestone in animal tourism, Ever wondered how it would feel to go hiking with rescue dogs, chilling out with alpacas or simply cuddling cows. It’s now possible to have not just those unique animal tourism experiences but also form some special connections along the way. Animal Experiences, a new category introduced by Airbnb, sets a new standard in animal tourism by allowing people to better understand animals with help from expert hosts.

“With technology taking up so much of our lives, it’s easy to feel disconnected from nature and animals. Maybe this is why social media is dominated by animal memes. With Airbnb Animal Experiences, locals and travelers are just a few clicks away. From being alongside them in the real world,” said Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-founder, Airbnb.

New milestone in animal tourism, There are more than 40,000 Airbnb Animal Experiences available across 1,000 cities worldwide. So you are spoilt for choice. Busy urbanites can choose from experiences co-hosted by over 300 species and their human advocates.

Ranging from afternoon tea with naughty sheep to multi-day safaris, Airbnb Animal Experiences are hosted by caring experts. As an antidote to typical tourist attractions that are notorious for ethical concerns.