Explore places such as Hawaii, Venice, New Zealand, Paris, New York, California, China, Tahiti, and more...
Your Coconut Live Virtual Tours allows you to take a tour of any place in the world, without leaving the comfort of your home.
View the tour live and in real-time on your smartphone, tablet, desktop, or even an internet-connected large screen TV.
Do you live near interesting attractions? Anyone can be a tour guide. All you need is a smartphone and a video-chat service such as Skype or FaceTime.
Register here to take a tour ... or to give one.
Click here for more information on how it works.
Here are the tours available now:
To take this tour, use the information in the Contact Info to contact the organizer. Together you can decide when to schedule the tour and make sure you have compatible video chat services.
See the "How Does It Work?" section below for more information.
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Your Coconut Live Virtual Tours allows users to take tours right from their home, office, or wherever they have an Internet connection.
The Virtual Tours system matches up two participants, the tour taker and the tour guide. Both are individuals, not affiliated with Your Coconut.
Tour guides list their general location on Your Coconut Live Virtual Tours and contact information. A tour taker can see the tour guides on Your Coconut and can choose among them if they'd like to take a tour. The tour taker then contacts the tour guide and they agree on a time for the tour. The tour is conducted via an Internet video chat service, such as Skype or FaceTime.
It's easy being the person taking the tour! Simply click the Get Started button to begin. You can then view the list of tours, tour guides and their locations. They will also list their availability.
When you see a place that interests you, you can contact the tour guide to figure out when to schedule the tour. Some may even be available right now. You can also mention the preferred itinerary for your tour, or the plaecs you'd like to see.
Also check supported video chat services supported by that tour guide and make sure that you can use it on your device(s), for example, FaceTime is only available on Apple iOS devices and Macs.
Verify with the tour guide how payments are handled for the tour. Note that all payments are handled outside of the Your Coconut service, and it is the responsibility of you (the tour taker) and the tour guide to agree on how to handle payments and what payment methods to use.
Once there is agreement, the tour guide will give you their video chat contact information.
If you and the tour guide have agreed on a time and an itinerary, then at the time you simply connect via the video chat service and begin the tour. Sit back and relax as your tour guide will walk, bike, drive, or otherwise transport themselves along your itinerary.
After the tour is done, you can review your tour and give a rating.
Do you like showing people around the area where you live? Do you live near a place with many tourist attractions, fantastic scenery, or just somewhere that someone might want to visit? Do you have a portable device with a camera and a video chat service? If so, you may be able to be a tour guide!
Anyone can be a tour guide; no training is necessary. The only requirements are to be friendly, mobile, and have the necessary equipment, such as a smartphone with a good internet connection.
The tour guides register themselves with Your Coconut Live Virtual Tours, giving their tour location, a brief description of the tour, their language, and their projected availability times.
For example, if you with to be a tour guide and you live in Manhattan, your listing might appear like this:
Tour Guide: Frankson Jackson
Tour Location: Manhattan, NY, USA
Description: See Times Square, Broadway, the Lower Eastside, and more!
Duration: Approx. 2 hrs.
Availability: Sat. & Sun, 9 AM - 6 PM, except when raining
Cost / Payment: $10 via PayPal
Contact Info: (201) 555-1515 or Skype: frjacktour
Once your tour is listed, simply wait to be contacted via the contact information you've given by a prospective tour taker(s).
You can then work with the prospective tour taker(s) to figure out the specifics of the tour. Be sure you are both clear on what it is the tour taker(s) would like to see and where you will be able to go. You can discuss how flexible the itinerary would be, for example, if the tour taker wants to decide what to see as they go along the tour, would that be acceptable?
Also, if you require payment for the tour, make sure to discuss this and come to agreement with the tour taker(s) before the tour begins. Note that all payments are handled outside of the Your Coconut service. It is the responsibility of you and the tour taker(s) to agree upon any payment for the tour and the method of payment.
You will also decide on a mutually agreeable time/date for the tour, whether it be "right now" or "this coming Saturday at 3pm". Also decide on the video chat service to be used.
At the agreed upon time and after any payments for the tour have been discussed and agreed upon (please note any payments are handled outside of the Your Coconut service, and it is the responsibility of the tour guides and tour takers to agree upon any payments before beginning the tour), the tour taker will contact the tour guide via the video chat service. The tour guide can then begin the tour. The tour guide may wish to walk around town with a smartphone, or first drive in their car to various locations (tour guides, please do NOT hold or interact with your smartphone or other portable device while driving).
During the tour, the guide can describe various points of interest, give some historical background, etc. The tour guides and tour takers can decide beforehand on how "chatty" a tour is preferable. If the guides and tour takers have decided to have a fairly flexible itinerary, the tour takers can let their guide now if they see something interesting and would like to explore a particular area some more.
Note of course that the tour takers cannot go anywhere they wouldn't normally be able to go. And obviously all local laws must be obeyed at all times.
Once the tour is done, the tour takers and guides will sign off of the video chat service. And then, the tour takers can rate their experience with the tour guide on this site, letting others know whether they enjoyed the tour and what parts were their favorites.
Have fun! And now you can click here to get started as a tour guide or a tour taker!