“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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Certified B Corp
As one of the first travel companies in the UK to be certified B Corp, we believe in travel as a force for good. Your holiday is designed with the best endeavours to respect our home planet, the people you meet and the places you visit.
Since July 2019 we’ve operated what The Independent has described as "one of the travel industry’s most ambitious carbon mitigation plans", funded by our commitment to use 1% of our revenue to create a positive environmental legacy.
For every kilometre you travel with us by air, road and sea on our holidays, from your front door and back again, we carbon compensate by a mile. That’s 160% of your trip’s carbon mitigated.
All of our partners receive a fair local wage. And because we work directly with the majority, they keep 100% of the money we pay, rather than having it diluted by intermediaries. In rural areas where opportunities are scarce, this small scale tourism allows local people to stay in local employment.
By accessing more national parks and biosphere reserves, your visit creates a financial imperative which preserves ecosystems long term. Better still, your money helps fund conservation projects such as those which returned Bearded vultures to the Picos mountains and pumas to the grasslands of Patagonia.
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Certified B Corp
We are one of the first UK travel companies to be certified B Corp – regarded by The Independent as the premier sustainability certification, and described by Which? as "meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance".
Award-winning Travel Positive
We are proud to have been recipients of awards from both Wanderlust and LUXLife for our sustainable Travel Positive initiative, that includes balancing carbon by 160%, and providing 1% of our revenue to the planet.