EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL AT THE NEXT LEVEL

We all know of the new trend in travel is to make it more experiential. Instead of lying on the beach like a marooned mammal, we are going on wine tours or climbing peaks. We are making the experience into the centerpiece of the vacation.

So how awesome is this idea for a travel tour?

Imagine what might be like to rediscover blindfolded the borough of Alfama: the narrow streets, the smell of grilled sardines, the sound of a Fado that can be heard from afar and so many others sensorial adventures…

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Walks on foot in the Alfama Borough in which the participants have their eyes blindfolded and are guided by a blind guide from ACAPO (Association for the Visually Impaired) who shares his sensorial experiences.

Not only is this a fantastic experiential (re: sensorial) way to be a tourist and “see” things for the first time, it is also a beneficial experience that takes an altruistic slant to its raison d’etre:

– to provide a sensorial experience which aims to gather new knowledge of the surrounding space through the stimuli of the senses of smell, tact, taste and hearing and absense of vision.

– to bring awareness to the universe of the visually impaired, not as a limitation but instead in a positive and stimulating note in which the blind himself invite us to step into his own world of codes and references.

Awesome. Simply awesome.

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