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Our mission is to share places that have moved us. It’s something which remains as true now as it was when we started Pura Aventura 20 years ago, following a chance meeting between three travellers in Torres del Paine, at the bottom of Chile. Our first brochure was largely dedicated to Chile’s Carretera Austral. Admittedly, offering holidays to places few had ever heard of was a commercially poor decision in the short-term, but it did mark us out as being driven by a rare dedication to share only places we love. As we grew to offer tailor-made trips in Latin America, Spain and Portugal, we never wavered from this premise. Central to how we work is an unwavering belief that travel can be a force for good and an understanding that we have a duty to protect and benefit these destinations. The unusual way we operate, largely working directly with our hosts, means that responsible travel is in our DNA. So whether on a hike through the Picos Mountains, experiencing the rich texture of Peru's Sacred Valley or bumping down the Carretera Austral in Patagonia, all of our travellers, are linked by a desire to travel with respect, curiosity and gratitude.
Member since: 23 Jun 2004
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
- Use small, locally-owned hotels and restaurants. Except in large cities, we know the owners of every property we use.
- Proud member of the 1% for the Planet scheme, through which we donate 1% of our revenue to support environmental projects.
- We work directly with our partners to ensure maximum economic benefit to them and enhanced community engagement.
Founded 1999 by two families, the Martíns in Spain and Powers in UK, this holiday company also has a dual ethos regarding its tailor made holidays, each infused with adventure into both local culture and landscape. Spain and Latin America are their passions.