Experience outdoor sports the Mapo Tapo way

Find a local guide

Practice outdoor sports with a certified local guide who’ll help you improve your skills and show you hidden gems in your local area.

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Enjoy outdoor sports in beautiful destinations with outdoor enthusiasts just like you.

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How to find a local guide

Certified Guides are highly skilled professionals who move efficiently and safely in wild environments, practicing outdoor activities. And they will happily guide you there. Before partnering up with a Guide, Mapo Tapo checks and double-checks if a Guide is a regular member of any national and/or international Certified Guides organizations.

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Send an enquiry and tell us what outdoor sports you’re interested in, what location you’re in, and other details. Everyone at Mapo Tapo is a psyched outdoor lover, practicing multiple outdoor activities regularly. You'll find the best help you can possibly get.

As soon as you submit your request, dozens of Certified Guides will get notified based on the criteria you choose (e.g. availability, proximity, and the activity you'd like to practice...) and get back to you. 

A team member or the Guide will contact you directly. It's time to get to know them, plan your next outdoor experience, and get psyched for it!

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Looking for the perfect outdoor sports trip? We work with local partners to take care of everything, from designing the trip to organizing the experience on-field, showing you the best crags and mountains. Traveling solo? No worries, you'll join a group of outdoor sports lovers.

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Browse our trips by outdoor sport, destination and departure month. If you are not sure which trip is best for you, no worries — send an enquiry and we’ll provide personalised recommendations. 

Most of our trips include a CERTIFIED GUIDE, so no minimum level is required. However, for some trips, if you find the tag AUTONOMOUS , then some climbing experience is required for that trip.

We need at least 3 bookings to CONFIRM a departure. If you see the tag 1 TO CONFIRM and book, then the turn is CONFIRMED.

If you see the tag PLANNED or ALMOST CONFIRMED, do not wait to book. If the departure is not confirmed, you can change departure or get refunded (see Terms and Conditions).

The first 3 travelers booking a departure will get 15% OFF with our PIONEER DISCOUNT. Only if you book at least 60 days in advance!


We did not include flights in our trips to give you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary and join us at the meeting point. 

You can arrive when it suits you most. Just make sure to get there before our welcome dinner.

For the last day, pick a flight leaving in the afternoon. Usually, we have activities planned during the morning. 

You can pay with:

25% DEPOSIT UPFRONT: the rest of the payment will be due 1-month before departure.

3-MONTHS PAYMENT PLAN: pay the whole amount is split into three installments due every month for 3 months.

FULL AMOUNT: pay the full amount. This is the only option available if you book your trip 1-month before its departure.

If something happens and you need to cancel :(, don't worry. We have a flexible cancellation policy. Check it out on our Terms and Conditions.

Once you book your flights log-in to your account and do the online check-in. Let our local partners know what time you arrive, the equipment you need, any food allergies and anything else you think is necessary to know.

We'll also create a Whatsapp group where you can communicate directly with our local partners and get to know your fellow travel companions :)

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Frequently asked questions

Mapo Tapo is a platform where local guides can design and list awesome outdoor sport trips. Think of us as a friend who has travelled all over the world, discovered all the best local adventure spots, secret beaches and tastiest restaurants, and can't wait to share them with you!


We're here to make sure you have all the support and information you need for your trip so you can focus on the adventure, rather than getting lost working out the logistics...

Certified Guides are highly skilled professionals who move efficiently and safely in wild environments, practicing outdoor activities. Before partnering up with a Guide, Mapo Tapo checks and double-checks if a Guide is a regular member of any national and/or international Certified Guides organizations

Find my guide puts you in contact with dozens of professionals working in the outdoor sports travel industry. You need to click on "Find my Guide" button, fill out a 1-minute form, and... boom! We'll get back to you with a selection of the best Guides available - depending on their location, availability, skills, and sport practiced.

It all depends on your Guide's decision. Many activities listed by the Guides are designed for beginners and people who want to approach a certain outdoor activity for the first time. 

If you already have a background regarding a certain activity, speak openly with your Guide: share your goals with them, and they'll help you to fulfill your dream. Is it a 4.000-meters high peak? An adrenaline canyoning adventure? A wild MTB ride?

"Find my Guide" is 100% free of charge. This allows you to get in touch with the best Certified professionals you can possibly find out there - often with quite few hours invested in researching, making, and taking phone calls, not knowing who is going to guide you through one of the most memorable adventures of your life.

Of course, once you make up your mind and choose your Guide, they won't work for free!

You can opt for different payment options. Once you get in touch with the Guide, you will discuss the way that works best for both. 

You can pay via credit card, bank transfer, or cash once you meet your Guide in the Real world.

Of course, you can. The more people join a single activity, the less it will cost. We'll ask you how many people will participate before looking for a Guide. However, it all depends on the activity you want to practice and - sometimes - national regulations. 

A 1-to-1 activity is ideal for whoever wants to learn and improve their skills on a particular activity. This is also the best option if you're ambitious and have a solid background but lack partners.

A group adventure helps you to pay less and share the experience with your friends. Each Guide can tolerate a maximum number of people considering the activity you want to practice.

It depends on the trip! A lot of our trips are suitable for beginners, but you can check this information on the 'Trips Tips' section of the trip page.


All our trips where a certified guide is not present will have the tag 'Autonomous'. This means that you'll need to be able to climb and belay safely without supervision in order to join.

Absolutely! Over 50% of our customers are travelling solo.

Joining a trip is a great way to meet other likeminded outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world and make new friends.

Nope! All our trips are covered by our awesome accident insurance :)

When you click on the trip date, you'll either see the words 'Planned', 'Almost confirmed', '1 to Confirm' or 'Confirmed'.

If the trip is marked 'Confirmed' or '1 to Confirm' it will definitely be going ahead once you make your booking. You should get an email within 72 hours from your host and will be placed in a Whatsapp group so you can start getting to know your fellow travellers :)

You can find all of our confirmed trips in the Confirmed Departures section of our website.

Our 'Planned' and 'Almost confirmed' trips will only go ahead if the minimum number of people (usually 3) book on. We will keep you updated on the trip's progress via email, and refund you the full amount if it does not go ahead.

Please wait until you receive an email confirming your trip's departure before booking your flights!

Bookings close a minimum of 2 weeks before the trip departure date. However, we recommend you book as soon as possible as some of our trips sell out fast!

For privacy reasons, we don't have this data to hand - but most of our travellers are between the ages of 26 and 36. All travellers must be 18+ to join a trip.

For groups of 4+ people, yes! Just pick your destination and dates, contact us, and we'll set it up.

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