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Sustainability

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, gives you more details in this video.
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Your trip is CO2 compensated

Your entire trip is 100% compensated (flight, hotel, excursions, etc.) by an international Gold Standard project. Through a provider for CO2 offsetting, tested and certified by TÜV-Nord, we have obtained for our clients the CO2 certificates via the carbon offset project in Chile. At the Santa Marta landfill site south of Santiago de Chile, gases from the waste are used to produce environmentally friendly energy. This saves approximately 348,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Trip nameTrip lengthTrip Tonnes
Adventure Route51.3
Adventure Route82.08
Adventure Route41.04
Baltra to San Cristóbal Cruise82.08
Beyond Darwin's Footsteps82.08
Big Galápagos Cruise153.9000000000000004
Big loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Big Loop of the Galápagos82.08
Center, East & Genovesa82.08
Center & East (Quito to Quito)102.6
Center & Española Galápagos 41.04
Center, Floreana & Fernandina71.82
Center & Floreana Galápagos 41.04
Center & Floreana Galápagos 41.04
Center & Floreana Galápagos 41.04
Center, Genovesa and West102.6
Center, Genovesa, East41.04
Center, Genovesa, Santiago102.6
Center, Genovesa, Santiago51.3
Center, Genovesa, Santiago153.9000000000000004
Center & North Galápagos Cruise51.3
Center, San Cristobal & Genovesa41.04
Center & Santiago 51.3
Center, Santiago & Floreana82.08
Center & Southeast Galápagos 51.3
Center & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Center, Southeast & Genovesa102.6
Center & West Galápagos Cruise51.3
Center & West (one Hotel night)51.3
Central and Eastern Galápagos82.08
Central, Eastern, Southern Galápagos82.08
Central & East Galápagos102.6
Central & East Galápagos71.82
Central, East & South Galápagos102.6
Central Galápagos51.3
Central Galápagos41.04
Central Galápagos (1 night in Hotel)51.3
Central Galápagos Cruise71.82
Central Galápagos Cruise71.82
Central Galápagos Cruise51.3
Central Galápagos Cruise51.3
Central Galápagos Cruise41.04
Central Galápagos Cruise41.04
Central Galápagos Cruise41.04
Central Galápagos Cruise51.3
Central Galápagos & Genovesa51.3
Central Galápagos & Genovesa82.08
Central Galápagos & San Cristobal51.3
Central & Genovesa51.3
Central & Genovesa 41.04
Central, North & East Galápagos82.08
Central & North Galápagos41.04
Central & North Galápagos41.04
Central North Galápagos41.04
Central, North & Western Galápagos82.08
Central & Northwest Galápagos102.6
Central & Northwest Galápagos82.08
Central, N, W & E Galápagos112.8600000000000003
Central & San Cristóbal51.3
Central, South and East Galápagos102.6
Central & Southeast82.08
Central, South & East Galápagos102.6
Central & Southern Galápagos61.56
Central & Southern Galápagos92.34
Central & Western Galápagos82.08
Central West Galápagos82.08
Central West Galápagos51.3
Classic Galápagos: Center & East82.08
Classic Galápagos: Centrer & South82.08
Classic Galápagos: South82.08
Classic Galápagos: South & Easte82.08
Complete Galápagos Cruise174.42
Complete Galápagos Cruise82.08
Complete Galápagos Cruise174.42
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Complete Loop of the Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Discovery Route51.3
Discovery Route41.04
Discovery Route71.82
Diving in Darwin & Wolf82.08
East, Center & Genovesa51.3
East & Central Galápagos51.3
East, Central & West Galápagos102.6
Eastern & Central Galápagos41.04
Eastern Galápagos Cruise82.08
Eastern Galápagos Cruise71.82
Eastern Galápagos Cruise51.3
Eastern Galápagos Cruise82.08
Eastern Galápagos Cruise51.3
Eastern Galápagos Cruise41.04
Eastern Galápagos Cruise41.04
Eastern Galápagos Cruise41.04
Eastern Galápagos Cruise51.3
Eastern, Southern, Central & North112.8600000000000003
Eastern, Southern, Central & North112.8600000000000003
Eastern & Southern Galápagos82.08
Eastern & Southern Galápagos82.08
East Galápagos Cruise82.08
East Galápagos Cruise41.04
East, Genovesa & Bartolome71.82
East & Northwest Galápagos82.08
East, Northwest & Southeast112.8600000000000003
East to West Galápagos51.3
East to West Galápagos112.8600000000000003
East & West Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Española-Route51.3
Fernandina Route82.08
Fernandina Route82.08
Fernandina Route61.56
Fernandina Route61.56
Fernandina, San Cristobal & SE112.8600000000000003
Floreana & Española41.04
Following in Darwin's Footsteps82.08
Footsteps back in time82.08
From East to North Galápagos82.08
From East to West Galápagos82.08
From East to West Galápagos82.08
From NW to SE Galápagos112.8600000000000003
From W to SE Galápagos82.08
Full Galápagos Loop153.9000000000000004
Full Galápagos Loop153.9000000000000004
Full Loop NW+SE153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos92.34
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop of Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Loop SE+NW153.9000000000000004
Full Tour: East & West Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Full Tour: West & East Galápagos153.9000000000000004
Galápagos Adventure (Northern)51.3
Galápagos at a Glance (Southern)41.04
Galápagos Discovery Route82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving Cruise112.8600000000000003
Galápagos Diving Cruise82.08
Galápagos Diving (extended)112.8600000000000003
Galápagos Encounter (Central)41.04
Galápagos Encounter (Southern)41.04
Galápagos Explorer: Central51.3
Galápagos Explorer: Southern51.3
Galápagos Voyager (Central)123.12
Genovesa & Center Galápagos 51.3
Genovesa, Center & San Cristóbal82.08
Genovesa, Center & San Cristóbal51.3
Genovesa, Española & Center82.08
Genovesa & Floreana Galápagos 61.56
Genovesa Route82.08
Genovesa Route41.04
Genovesa Route82.08
Genovesa Route61.56
Genovesa Route61.56
Genovesa & Santiago41.04
Genovesa & Santiago41.04
Genovesa & Santiago41.04
Genovesa, SE & NW123.12
Genovesa & Southeast51.3
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 51.3
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Genovesa & Southeast Galápagos 82.08
Genovesa, Southeast & Northwest123.12
Genovesa, Southeast & Northwest153.9000000000000004
Genovesa & West Galápagos Cruise82.08
Genvoesa & Southeast82.08
Grand Galápagos Cruise153.9000000000000004
Inner Galápagos Loop82.08
In the steps of Pirates and Darwin82.08
Isabela & Fernandina Galápagos 82.08
Isabela & Fernandina Galápagos 61.56
Isabela & Fernandina Galápagos 61.56
Isabela, Fernandina, Santiago51.3

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Your trip supports the VSocial 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.
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Your trip is sustainably built

Through sustainable travel planning, we try to avoid domestic flights as much as possible during our travels. In addition, the majority of our trips have a minimum duration of 14 days and the group size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. Clients stay mainly in family-run, middle-class hotels. Travelers and the local population are informed about environmental protection measures. Local tour guides receive annual training on topics such as country knowledge, first aid training, environmental protection and social commitment. In addition, our local partners, with whom we encourage long-term contracts, are called upon to constantly develop their services in a sustainable, socially and environmentally friendly manner.
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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.
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Your tour operator is certified

Viventura, the South American specialist of Ventura TRAVEL, is the proud winner of the sustainability award Fairwärts with its trip "viActive Ecuador Galapagos". The trip was awarded as an innovative and sustainable travel offer, focusing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030. The award is organized by the non-profit organization kate Environment & Development in cooperation with Tourcert. The project is supported by Engagement Global on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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Tourcert - sustainability certification

As a sustainable tour operator, we are certified by Tourcert and undergo a detailed review of all business areas every 2 years. TourCert GmbH 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.
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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 environment, use local resources carefully and purposefully and treat foreign cultures with respect. The forum Anders Reisen was founded in 1998 and has around 130 members.
Questions, comments or suggestions?
Susana Cerén Baumann
I'm Susana Cerón Baumann, the CSR-Manager of Ventura TRAVEL, and I'm happy to hear from you.