“To do good, you actually have to do something.”
Yvon Chouinard Patagonia Inc
From the moment you start planning to the lifelong memories you bring back, your vacation will be truly exceptional.
For 20 years and more our approach has been a simple one – to keep exploring our countries and find new ways to share them at their best, without compromises or middle people to tell us what we can and can’t do. Because we are independent, we can work directly with the local people you will meet to create special vacations you often won’t find elsewhere.
You’ll have the very best experience of the most iconic places because we’ve invested in finding unique ways to share them without the crowds. You’ll have the freedom to explore beautiful places that few are privileged to visit because we've made it our business to know them inside out.
You'll enjoy the company of the friendly locals we trust to welcome, guide and spoil you because they're all part of the Pura Aventura family. You’ll love the places you stay because we have personally visited them all and you’ll be safe and supported because we’re here for you 24/7 should you need us.
You may prefer a fuller or more leisurely pace, want to be in full control or have complete local support, and may want to walk all day or sit back and soak in your surroundings. However you travel, our job is to understand what you want from your vacation, share our opinions and use our experience and contacts to create a truly exceptional vacation with you.
From the people you meet and the places you stay, to the food on your plate and the wine in your glass, your exceptional vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation - the places you’ll go, the things you’ll do and, naturally, the wonderful local people you’ll meet.
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As a B Corp certified specialist tour operator, we believe in travel as a force for good. Your vacation will have a positive impact on the 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 kilometer you travel with us by air, road and sea on our vacations, 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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