At Finisterra we cherish our partnerships with amazing associations, educational institutions, individuals, and companies to provide you with extraordinary experiences! We truly value our relationships with our travel partners and with them we are able to collaborate and curate incredible, transformational experiences for our travellers.
The results of these collaborations are trips that inspire our travellers to connect, explore, and engage with the world in new ways. Check out some of our valued partners below – ATTA, Laura Harris, Surf Sister, and more.
Established in 1990, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) serves over 1000 members in over 100 countries worldwide. Members predominantly include tour operators, tourism boards, specialty agents, and accommodations with a vested interest in the sustainable development of adventure tourism. The ATTA delivers solutions and connections that propel members towards their business goals and the industry toward a responsible and profitable future.
The travel and tourism industry is the world’s largest commercial service sectors, employing 1 in every 11 people on Earth (as of 2015). As such, the industry has a significant impact on the economic well being of people and the environment. Adventure tourism, dominated as it is by small businesses working in rural areas and wilderness environments, is even more dependent than other forms of tourism on human and nature capital, and views the protection and promotion of these resources as central to its continued success.
Transformational travel is intentionally traveling to stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging with the world. Transformational Travel (TT) is more than just a feeling or a moment. It is more than that flush of happiness and wonder that comes from a special experience and connection.
TTC defines it as:
Transformational travel is intentionally traveling to stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging with the world.
Travel joins other catalysts for personal transformation and new lifestyle choices, from family and relationships to life events, personal health, etc. To be further explored, travel can be catalytic in a handful of areas: relationships, ecological footprint, consumer and travel choices, social purpose and philanthropic commitments, lifestyle and time management choices, and mindful, contemplative practice.
When we leave home and set out on our own, there are often 3 critical parts of a truly life-altering adventure:
Traveling with intention, openness, and mindfulness
Engaging in challenging physical and/or cultural experiences
Taking time for personal reflection & meaning-making
Our mission is to make a global world truly local, 365 days a year. Since 2009, This is Beyond has been creating events that reshape the high-end travel industry into inspired communities. We’ve been putting humanity at the heart of business to connect like-minded leaders in different niches of our sector, all around the world.
Our mission is to make a global world truly local, 365 days a year.
Get on board with Surf Sister abroad! Surf Sister has teamed up with owner Krissy Montgomery’s sister, Keri Montgomery of Finisterra Travel to create a totally unique surf experience. Maybe you’ve tried one of our programs in Tofino and you’re looking for a new adventure or maybe you’re just looking for a warm water surf getaway; either way, we would love to head south with you.
Check out our next Surf Sister Abroad programs HERE.
With a long list of successful exhibits that span 20 years and collectors worldwide, Laura’s paintings are described as beautifully imperfect. Often large in scale with strikingly bold colours and texture, each piece offers discovery. Laura’s process is rooted in memory and imagination, and her emotions are palpable.
Together with Laura, we’ve hosted international workshops in Mexico and Italy along wit a couple of local workshops as well. Together we are always planning our next Beautifully Imperfect Painting Retreat somewhere around the globe.
Contact us to participate in the next painting workshop.
Our friends, Julie Marr and Francesco Creanza, met in Puglia in 2014. Since then they have shared their passion for cooking and history by hosting workshops in Southern Italy, France, and Vancouver.
E.A.T. embodies their philosophy of sharing time, food, and stories around a table where everyone is welcome.
Click HERE for more information on their amazing culinary workshops.
An award-winning photographer with a nomadic soul. Wayne has travelled around the globe and loves leading photography tours to the further-flung corners of the globe. Take your travel photography to a higher level through one-on-one coaching with your instructor, group critiquing, and hands-on practice with Langara College instructor, Wayne Kaulbach.
Photographers and non-photographers are welcome on his tours – click HERE.
‘UHURU’ means freedom in swahili. uhuru/ (uːˈhuːruː) / noun (esp in E Africa); national independence; freedom
To explore Southern Africa, embrace its culture, and respect its wildlife all while creating a one-of-a-kind experience that is both planned with precision and predictability, unplanned.
MARCUS DYCK – Having had the fortunate opportunity to travel the world since an early age, I’ve experienced some of the most breathtaking destinations, cultural diversities and natural wonders this world has to offer.
Photography has played a significant role in my sojourn, capturing the essence of the people, their land, and the wildlife that share it.
Travel and exploring is in my blood. My mother grew up in Africa, which is why I have felt a personal connection to this land for many years. Over the past 10 years, my goal has been to create unforgettable small group adventure tours in Africa and to share those experiences with fellow explorers. This is how Uhuru Adventure Travelwas born.
Follow Me North – We’re Canadian nature photographers and educators living a united life in Muskoka, Ontario Canada. Our work encapsulates the true essence of the protected wildlife of Algonquin Park, and is the direct result of hundreds of kilometres hiked, driven and paddled. Through photography, we hope to inspire others to conserve the natural world we all share. Today, we specialize in Wildlife and Landscape Photography Workshops in Algonquin Park and beyond. Along with our travel partners, we enjoy curating intimate, ego-free experiences to a variety of remote, global destinations. Join us!
Langara College (Vancouver, BC) is creating educational trips to a variety of destinations to learn about amazing countries and cultures. Programs feature small group experiences, pre-trip orientation meetings, and learning activities.
Traveling is an important aspect of life. It allows us to experience the world and make our own experiences! This is where travel agencies come in – they offer plenty of tours, packages, and other exciting activities. What’s more, they take care of the hassle of planning it all!
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
At Finisterra Travel we help you discover, push personal boundaries, and explore the unknown.
We are super passionate about sustainable, transformational, and adventure travel. Definitely not “armchair travellers”, we have firsthand experience of where you’ll be heading.No one wants to feel like a tourist which is why when we plan a custom travel experience for you, we strive to make your adventure as authentic as possible. We offer an array of Small Group Adventures & Custom Trips, and have something for every type of traveller.
Our unique itineraries are designed to best showcase some of our favourite destinations around Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Europe. All itineraries are fully-customizable.Not your typical online travel agency, nor are we quite a tour operator, we are international travel designers with a flair for unique experiences. We’d love to hear from you!
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