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Be The Local Tours and Travel

528 reviews
#9 of 177 Tours in Mumbai
Mumbai, India
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About Be The Local Tours and Travel
We have lived in Aamchee (‘our’) Mumbai for long and know it like the back of our hand ! So we venture down small lanes to find stuff that otherwise just doesn’t get discovered. You will be in for many a surprise – plenty of amazing and varied stuff, people and activities!We, at Be The Local, work to support local full time students in pursuing higher education as well. We achieve this by simply offering them employment in our company and training them to be our ‘tour guides’. This gives the students two very distinct benefits. One is that they are able to receive sustainable income to support themselves in education and second is that it boosts their self-esteem and self-confidence, as they meet widely travelled and experienced tourists. Being The Local, we can offer you a fascinating ‘getaway’ that gives you a ringside view of the ‘madness and magic’ of MUMBAI – the living city that ‘never sleeps’!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to See the productiveness of the Quartier. Our Guide was really great, He was explaining us a lot and bis english was very good. So far our best guide in India. I like that this Tour is made by students

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did this tour today with a very able guide - Yahya. Highly recommend the tour and the company - Be The Local. Th place will be surprised you by its scale and statistics. The tour was conducted in a punctual, professional, and flexible manner. These...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yahya was an excellent guide for my Dharavi trip. He told me how he found the job as a guide for Be The Local Tours because he was neighbors and "brothers" with one of the founders of the company. That demonstrated how tight knit the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been said here before but the Dharavi tour is really an amazing, sobering experience. It's amazing the to how the city within a city operates so efficiently and even more amazing to see the wonderful welcoming faces of the people that live and work...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mumbai is a mix of poor and wealth on the same streets but on different sides. The poor are really poor and accross the street they can see Mercs,Jags,BMW,s etc. But the poor are very welcoming and friendly. Never east any street food as it’s...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always resisted going on a tour of Dharavi as we did not wish to be intrusive "sightseers" We could not have been more wrong. This was the most unique experience that released a wide array of emotions...It was sobering, commendable, heartfelt, admirable, humbling....most...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot find a fault. Communication first class and Dharam was brilliant. We wanted to visit and see Mumbai but not be stuck on a car or minibus. This was perfect. Local train , auto rickshaw, bus and foot where what we did. We visited all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although advertised as a slum tour, it really isn't. Instead it's a fascinating insight into the workings and local environment of what otherwise could be described as a city of a million people. Within it there are the comparative wealthy living alongside those less privileged....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Andrew9551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a 2 hour tour of Dharavi with our excellent local guide, Mr. Farzan Shaikh. The word “slum” that is applied to this area by outsiders does not do justice to the people of this community that supports and creates hope for so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

This is a great way to spend a few hours if you’re familiar with the ‘business’ side of Bombay but have no clue what happens in those slums and shanties that you see from inside your aircon car. Yours eyes will be opened and perhaps...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Dear Nebo, thanks for writing in. We can provide you transportation and guided tour but we do not offer hotel bookings Please write to us at our email address which is on our website also on Tripadvisor page so that... More
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Dear Supriya, Thanks for writing in. Dharavi private cozy tour is Rs 4000/- if the pick up is from city and Rs 4500/- if pick up is from suburb for up-to four people. Booking can be done via email address is on our... More
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