A new adventure travel app attempts to make it easier for travelers to plan, book and review activities around the world, and chat to fellow participants in advance.
Billing itself as the ‘first adventure marketplace’, Envago is a new travel app in the adventure travel market. It’s modelled on the one-stop-shop concept, where travelers can plan and book activities around the world offered by registered ‘adventure planners’. They can also see reviews, chat to others who have booked the same activity, ask questions, and add feedback afterwards.
Activites are divided into five categories – Air, Earth, Water, Rock & Ice, and Volunteer – and include climbing, hang-gliding, zip-lining, kayaking mountain-biking and glacier-hiking, to name a few. Experiences are worldwide, such as paragliding over Pokhara’s Phewa Lake in Nepal, camel-trekking across Morocco’s Erg Chebbi dunes and river-rafting in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. Other destinations include Croatia, Bahrain, Oman, Norway, Venezuela and even Saudi Arabia, with new destinations added regularly.
The app has a browse-and-click approach – travelers can select by location, date, type of activity and difficulty level, and the app will search its database and show available activities, group size and prices. It also lets you see who else is booked to go and chat to fellow participants via the group chat facility.
Other functionality includes the option to save activities (before booking) to a wishlist, and a planning tool which can be helpful for longer trips. Additionally, a route mapping function uses geo pins to sort the adventures on offer in a certain region.