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Our Philosophy of Sustainable Polar Traveling

And our efforts to be a responsible employer

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.


Your trip is CO2 compensated

Did you know that the travel sector is responsible for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions? At Polartours we are proud to be the first Polar expedition cruise agency to offset all CO2 emissions (also known as the "carbon footprint") caused by our trips. We offer this service for free on all our cruises booked from February 2019. The amount of CO2 for each trip will vary, depending on the cruise length, the ship type and on whether flights were included in our offer or not. Typically, a cruise will emit around 0.3 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

Your entire trip will be 100% offset by an international Gold Standard project (flight, hotel, excursions, etc.). Together with the help of our CO2 consulting agency Wecologic, we purchased CO2 certificates of ACT, a climate protection project in China. This project supplies 70,979 MWh of electricity from renewable sources to the southern Chinese power grid without emitting any greenhouse gases.

Trip nameTrip lengthTrip Tonnes
Across the Antarctic Circle123.37
Across the Antarctic Circle123.37
Adventures in Antarctica123.07
Alpine Peaks of Spitsbergen, Ski & Sail82.08
Antarctica - Basecamp133.38
Antarctica - Basecamp133.38
Antarctica - Basecamp133.38
Antarctica- Basecamp133.07
Antarctica Classic113.07
Antarctica Classic in Depth133.07
Antarctica Complete235.98
Antarctica Complete233.07
Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage112.86
Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage112.86
Antarctica Express Air-Cruise63.07
Antarctica Express Air-Cruise63.07
Antarctica Express Air-Cruise63.07
Antarctica - Polar Circle123.12
Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise173.07
Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer213.07
Antarctica, South Georgia, and Falklands Odyssey213.07
Antarctica, South Georgia, & Falkland Islands193.07
Antarctica, South Georgia, & Falkland Islands193.07
Antarctica Whale Journey113.07
Antarctic Explorer123.61
Antarctic Explorer123.37
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake82.57
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake92.83
Arctic Express Canada94.74
Arctic Highlights153.9
Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen144.37
Best of Antarctica113.07
Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland207.4
Canada's Remote Arctic125.52
Cape Horn & the Falklands83.07
Celebrating Antarctica143.9
Celebrating Antarctica133.07
Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine153.9
Christmas in Antarctica113.07
Classic Antarctica111.86
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise83.07
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise83.07
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise83.07
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Cruise the Norwegian Fjords133.38
Cruise the Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Highlands164.16
Discovering the 7th Continent133.38
Discovering the 7th Continent123.12
Discovering the 7th Continent122.12
Discovering the 7th Continent112.86
Disko Bay and Uummannaq83.12
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle235.98
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle235.98
Essential Greenland: Southern Coasts and Disko Bay153.9
Explore Eastern Greenland143.64
Explore Greenland and Spitsbergen143.64
Explorers and Kings204.2
Explorers and Kings205.2
Explorers and Kings204.2
Explorers Cruise: Antarctica and Weddel Sea113.07
Explore the Norwegian Fjords133.38
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica223.07
Falkland Islands- South Georgia- Antarctica213.07
Falkland Islands- South Georgia- Antarctica203.07
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica223.07
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula213.07
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula215.46
Four Arctic Islands113.12
Four Arctic Islands123.12
Greenland Adventure: Explore by Sea, Land and Air93.3
High Arctic Odyssey: Remote Russian Archipelagos226.15
Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen154.63
In search of Polar Bear & Pack Ice82.08
In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice102.6
In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice102.6
In the realm of Polar Bear & Ice102.6
In the Wake of Eric the Red- Greenland to Iceland113.38
Into the North West Passage144.68
Intro to Spitsbergen103.33
Intro to Spitsbergen103.33
Jewels of the Russian Arctic164.59
Journey to the Circle143.07
King George Island to King George Island53.07
New Year in Antarctica113.07
Northeast Greenland- Into the National Park102.6
North Norway, Aurora Borealis, Hike & Sail82.08
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales82.08
North Norway, Aurora Borealis & Whales82.08
North Pole: The Ultimate Arctic Adventure144.5
North Spitsbergen, Arctic Summer82.86
Northwest Passage176.72
Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic176.72
Northwest Passage: In the Footsteps of Franklin176.72
Norwegian Arctic Encompassed153.9
Norwegian Arctic Encompassed153.07
Norwegian Fjords and Realm of the Polar Bear225.72
Polar Circle Air-Cruise103.07
Polar Circle Air-Cruise103.07
Polar Circle Quest123.12
Quest for the Antarctic Circle143.07
Realm of the Polar Bear82.08
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth112.86
Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica174.42
Solar Eclipse-Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica203.07
Solar Eclipse- South Georgia & Antarctica153.07
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey215.46
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey215.46
South Georgia Explorer153.07
South Georgia Special213.07
South Georgia & the Falklands153.07
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula113.07
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula103.07
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula103.07
Spirit of Antarctica123.07
Spirit of Antarctica123.12
Spirit of Shackleton213.07
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief72.55
Spitsbergen Highlights: Expedition in Brief72.55
Spitsbergen In Depth: Big Islands, Big Adventure144.37
Spitsbergen Photography: In Search of Polar Bears144.37
Spitsbergen: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic123.85
Spitsbergen: Wildlife Capital of the Arctic123.85
Svalbard Circumnavigation112.86
Svalbard Explorer103.07
Svalbard Odyssey123.12
The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure183.07
The Jewels of the Scottish Isles82.08
The Ultimate Antarctica Experience123.07
Through the North Atlantic- Scotland to Svalbard113.07
Under the Northern Lights143.64
Ushuaia to Ushuaia193.07
Weddell Sea and Antarctica112.86
Wild Antarctica123.07
Wild Antarctica123.37


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.


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.


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

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).


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.


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 am Susana Cerón Baumann, the CSR-Manager of Ventura TRAVEL, and I'm happy to hear from you.

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