About Us


Marketplace for Organize-Your-Own Experiential Travel

Book. Plan. Connect.

We empower Travelers to make memories through experiential travel they organize on their own. As a result, Travelers will connect directly with talented Experience Makers; and in turn, local businesses, communities, and cultures will sustainably thrive.

We Believe

The very best trips consist of experiences - and people - that you remember for a lifetime.

Transport and hotel plans should be made to accommodate these experiences, and not the other way around.

Passionate and talented “Experience Makers” - guides, subject-matter experts, and travel business owners - make your experiences authentic, inclusive, and memorable.

Engaging itineraries are best developed by you - the Traveler - based on the stories and journeys of earlier travelers, and the curated experiences designed by “Experience Makers”.

Travel goals should be cast far and wide - there are so many experiences to be lived in one life.

We created Fernwayer - a name derived from the word “fernweh”, which means wanderlust, a yearning for distant places, craving for travel, and being homesick for a place you have never been. As independent travelers for over 20 years, we know what “fernweh” feels like. With Fernwayer, we combine our understanding of technology and business with our passion for travel.

What Drives Us

Warmth, friendliness, and hospitality in a safe and supportive environment that promotes respect, inclusion, and acceptance for all, reinforcing comfort even in unfamiliar places and situations.


Unlocking new worlds, perspectives, and possibilities with a sense of wonder, propelling us to become stronger, braver, and better versions of ourselves.


Connecting, inspiring, educating, and fostering empathy to understand the world and each other in profound and meaningful ways.


Combining individual passion and talent with partnership and co-creation, to bring the highest standards of professionalism and customer service.


Using our collective wisdom and positive efforts to make cultures and communities accessible now and preserve them for generations to come.

Let’s make friends in new places.