Amazon is getting into the travel game — virtually.
The company launched Amazon Explore on Wednesday, which lets you book virtual, interactive experiences such as landmark tours, art walks, local shopping and expert-led animal experiences. But bookings are only by invitation, for now.
Amazon Explore lists dozens of experiences around the world that range in price and length. For example, users can pay $90 to virtually tour Kyoto’s Higashiyama neighborhood with a local guide; $45 to remotely cook traditional Bolognese with an Italian chef; $70 to shop around Quebec’s scenic Quartier Petit; or $39 to get up close and personal with sloths and toucans in Costa Rica. The private tours allow users to point to what interests them and direct the guide with a click of their mouse.
The offerings are powered by local tour operators,