“To do good, you actually have to do something.”
Yvon Chouinard Patagonia Inc
Unique ways to experience iconic sights without the crowds; the confidence and freedom to explore beautiful places you might never have heard of; delightful locals to welcome, guide and spoil you...
Those are just a few ways we can make your holiday truly exceptional.
That's the best thing about having a truly specialist tour operator in your corner - because we've collectively spent so much time in 'our' countries, we know the places we want to share with you inside out, we know which places are best left to others and we have direct connections with the people we want to introduce you to.
By combining our specialist knowledge, local connections and our commitment to certifiably responsible travel with your vision of an exceptional holiday, we can do special things together, you and us...
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From the people you meet and the places you stay, to the food on your plate and the wine in your glass, your exceptional holiday will be deeply rooted into its local surroundings.
We know from talking to our guests that these sorts of lasting connections and experiences mean the world to them - stories to tell the grandchildren, pictures to hang on the wall, memories to paste into scrapbooks.
We'd love to help you create your own.
Because we work directly with our partners overseas, all part of the Pura family, we can pick up the phone and talk directly to Fernanda in sunny Alentejo or Eric in the tropical forests of Costa Rica to fine-tune any detail of your holiday and make your trip more special yet. These connections will enrich your travels enormously. We make sure they enrich the lives of those who welcome you in equal measure.
So let’s talk about your holiday - the places you’ll go, the things you’ll do and, naturally, the wonderful local people you’ll meet.
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Exceptional and beautifully local they may be, but we cannot hide the fact that holidays are responsible for significant damage to the planet in the form of carbon emissions.
Which is why, since July 2019, we've been doing something about it with decisive and emphatic action described by The Independent as "one of the travel industry’s most ambitious carbon mitigation plans".
For every kilometre travelled by air, road and sea on our holidays, from front door and back, we carbon balance by a mile - 160%.
And because this is our responsibility, not yours, it won't cost you a penny.
To be certain that our action is making a verifiable difference over the long-term, we choose to support a world-class community development project in Nicaragua, built around reforestation. It is four times the cost of a standard scheme, but it helps us stand taller and sleep easier knowing that our investment makes a lasting positive impact on the lives or rural farmers and ensures that your holiday is certifiably planet positive, from your front door and back again.
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Why travel with Pura Aventura?
We have been inspiring active travel to Spain, Portugal, and Latin America since 1999.
Travel Positive is the concept that drives us. Its three elements make us unique.
Exceptional, personally made
Our independence, passion & local experience gives us the freedom to create your best holiday.
Planet friendly travel
Your holidays help protect the beauty of places we all hold dear, allowing you to travel with pride.
Verified better business
We are the UK's first specialist tour operator to certify as a B Corp. We are fully bonded by ATOL and ABTOT.