When Hands on Travel was established in 2002, it had a singular focus offering “hands on” experiences in small groups. It meant direct communication in sign language. It meant a full immersion with the locals. It meant walking tours utilizing public transportation in order to “live like the locals live.”

Today, we continue our dedication in providing travelers with the best this world has to offer. We are still opposed to the idea of mass tourism, which means bunching up a group of people in a big tour bus and wheeling them around to all the major sights with obligatory stops at mediocre restaurants and tourist-trap souvenir shops. We believe that travel shouldn’t be like this. Instead, we provide unique “hands on” experiences, which delights our travelers’ senses in fascinating and interactive programs that give them deeper appreciations of the place they are visiting.

Below are our important features that makes our tours unique, but not limited to:

Get closer to real life situations with more personalized interactions.


Full access to information daily with our sign language guides.


Explore, eat and sleep the local way for better cultural immersion.


Customize your tour itinerary the way you dream it to be.