We help you travel more responsibly
Discovering the world should generate positive impacts. That’s why your trips will always comply with specific requirements to produce the best sustainable effects while having the time of your life. Susana, our CSR responsible, provides more details in this video.
Want to do more? Compensate your trip with atmosfair
While your trip to our communities will have very little impact on the environment, you might still consider compensating/offsetting the CO2 emissions created by your traveling. Keep in mind: Every plane ride, every trip with a bus or a car will emit Carbon Dioxide into our atmosphere. We recommend atmosfair, a German non-profit organization that actively contributes to CO₂ mitigation by promoting, developing, and financing renewable energies in over 15 international Gold Standard projects.
Want to do more? Support VSocial, our foundation
The VSocial Foundation's first commitment already took place during the first Viventura trips in 2001. In 2005, VSocial was officially recognized. The vision of this foundation is to bring positive change in the communities we support by encouraging people to benefit from sustainable tourism. The goal is to strengthen communities, preserve their cultural richness, and accompany them on the path to self-management. Ventura TRAVEL supports the VSocial Foundation every year with more than €120,000. For this, a donation of 25 € is included in the price of each tour of our brands. Our travelers also have the opportunity to visit several projects during their trips to specific destinations.
How to travel responsibly
Designed by the communities themselves, your trip is an intimate experience into the heart of their lives. You will eat, cook, and spend time with people who usually receive little to no tourism. Please be mindful and respectful. Keep your distance where you think you should and try not to be intrusive. The limit to our trip group sizes, just as the general limit of tourists they want to accept, is defined entirely by our communities, as well as the level of accommodation. Please keep in mind that you will not be staying in fancy hotels, but with locals.
Our local tour guides are trained and deeply care about environmental protection and social commitment. In addition, our local partners, the communities with whom we encourage long-term contracts, are called upon to constantly develop their services in a sustainable, socially, and environmentally friendly manner. Still, if there ever is anything we can improve, do let us know!
Your trip respects Human Rights.
Respect for human rights in tourism is a major concern. As an active member of the Round Table on Human Rights in Tourism for many years, we verify that for all our trips, our partners respect the legal provisions in terms of wages and employment, especially for young people. We also support the "Don't look away" campaign, which aims to protect children in their vacation destinations from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Your tour operator is certified
Fairtrips is a non-profit enterprise of the Ventura TRAVEL family. The German tour operator has repeatedly been awarded for the sustainability of its trips, most recently for the trip "viActive Ecuador Galápagos" from its Viventura brand. Contact us if you want to learn more about the other brands' commitment to sustainable traveling, and if you're interested in other trips. We'll be glad to help!
Tourcert - sustainability certification
As a sustainable tour operator, we are certified by Tourcert and undergo a detailed review of all business areas every two years. TourCert gGmbH is a non-profit organization for certifications in tourism and has set itself the task of promoting ecological, social, and economic corporate responsibility in tourism.
Member of the association "Forum Anders Reisen"
The Forum Anders Reisen e.V. is an association of travel companies that are committed to sustainable tourism. The travel experiences offered by their members are oriented towards people and the environment, use local resources carefully and purposefully, and treat foreign cultures with respect. The Forum Anders Reisen was founded in 1998 and has approximately 130 members.