Travel responsibly with Indico Travels

Discovering the world shouldn't damage it. That’s why your trips with Indico Travels adhere to specific sustainability guidelines we set ourselves. Susana, our CSR responsible, gives you more details in this video. You can find more information at the tab "what we stand for" in the about-us dropdown above.


Your trip is CO2 compensated

CO2 emissions for your entire trip (hotel, excursions, etc.) are compensated by an international Gold Standard project. We have also decided to offset the CO2 emissions for your arrival and departure flights, even if these are not booked through us. Since our travellers come from all over the world and the individual calculation would be complex, we compensate for a return flight from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for each traveller, including expected stopovers. The climate protection project that we support in Asia has been approved by ACT and creates renewable energy for the local grid. Get in touch if you'd like more details!


Ventura TRAVEL supports the VSocial foundation

Our parent company Ventura TRAVEL founded the VSocial Foundation in 2005. The vision of this foundation is to bring about positive change in the communities we support by encouraging people to benefit from sustainable tourism. The aim is to strengthen communities, to preserve their cultural richness and to accompany them on their way to self-administration. Ventura TRAVEL supports the VSocial Foundation with more than €120,000 every year. On Indico Travels' Colombia trip, for example, you'll visit a VSocial project on the Street Art Tour through Medellín's Comuna 13.


Your trip is built with sustainability in mind

We strive for sustainability in our travel planning. For example, we avoid domestic flights during our travels - we only take them if the alternative route would take more than 6 hours. Additionally, where possible, we choose local-run accommodations to keep our expenditure within the country. We pay particular attention to animal welfare and don't engage in activities that could stress animals. For example, we avoid taking part in elephant bathing, as the animals have to be dominated by their handlers for this. And where possible, we take other sustainable options - for example on our Vietnam & Cambodia trip, you can always fill your own water bottle with clean drinking water from a canister.

Trip nameTrip lengthTrip Tonnes
Best of Lisbon & Sintra51.19
Colourful Colombia146.47
Experience Sri Lanka146.02
Gems of Morocco 81.61
Greek Islands Adventure81.54
Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia144.47
Jordan: From Desert to Sea81.91
Nepal: Hiking the Himalayas125.21
Peru for Insiders135.2
Treasures of Egypt71.16
Winter Wonders in Lapland51.41


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.


Our sister brand is a great example

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 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. (forum for a different type of travel) is an association of travel companies that are committed to sustainable tourism. The travel experiences offered by their members focus on people and the environment, use local resources carefully and treat other cultures with respect. The Forum Anders Reisen was founded in 1998 and has around 130 members.

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Susana Cerén Baumann

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

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