Sumak Travel is a Costa Rican-based tour operator that specializes in providing authentic experiences that connect travelers to the country's rich natural and cultural heritage. As a social enterprise, Sumak Travel is committed to prioritizing the well-being of people and the environment, and aims to contribute to the empowerment of local communities in Latin America. With a focus on sustainability and responsible tourism, Sumak Travel offers a wide range of tours and activities, from nature and cultural experiences to adventure activities and eco-friendly accommodations.
Our team of local experts has carefully curated a selection of bookable experiences that showcase the best of Costa Rica. From guided hikes through the rainforest to cultural cooking classes with a local chef, we have something for every type of traveler. However, if you don't see exactly what you're looking for, we encourage you to reach out and start a conversation with us. We are always happy to work with our clients to create custom itineraries that meet their specific interests and needs. Simply ask us a question and we will do our best to make your dream trip a reality.
Speaks: English, Spanish, French and Italian
Social Enterprise started in 2012| Local/Foreign Owned with 75% local staff
Sumak Travel was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing authentic travel experiences that connect travelers to the culture and natural beauty of the destinations they visit. As a social enterprise, Sumak Travel is committed to prioritizing the well-being of people and the environment, and aims to contribute to the empowerment of local communities in Latin America. In 2017, the company shifted its focus exclusively to Costa Rica, becoming a destination management company (DMC) and sustainable tour operator.
As a member of several organizations, including the International Ecotourism Society, Social Enterprise UK, and the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance, Sumak Travel is committed to promoting responsible and sustainable tourism in Costa Rica. Much of the company's profits are reinvested to support more communities and destinations in the country, and Sumak Travel is an official supporter of WTM World Responsible Tourism Day. Additionally, Sumak Travel belongs to Tourism Concern's Ethical Tour Operators Group (ETOG), a group of tour operators committed to promoting responsible tourism practices.
Whether you're looking to experience the country's stunning natural beauty, learn about its rich cultural heritage, or both, Sumak Travel has something for you. Our team of local experts has carefully curated a selection of bookable experiences that showcase the best of Costa Rica, or we can work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your specific interests and needs. We are dedicated to helping our clients have a meaningful and sustainable travel experience in Costa Rica.