Sustainability | Polartours
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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.
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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
Across the Antarctic Circle133.87
Antarctica Complete235.98
Antarctic Explorer112.86
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake82.57
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake82.57
Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine153.9
Classic Antarctica102.6
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition143.64
Discovering the 7th Continent102.6
Discovering the 7th Continent102.6
Discovering the 7th Continent101.6
Discovering the 7th Continent102.6
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle235.98
Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle235.98
Explorers and Kings205.2
Explorers and Kings204.2
Explorers and Kings204.2
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula215.46
Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica174.42
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia and Antarctic: Penguin Safari164.16
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey195.35
Spirit of Antarctica123.12
Wild Antarctica123.37

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