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Ara Tours is recognized and positioned as a high quality, reliable inbound tour operator. We have more than 100 satisfied wholesaler clients, mainly in the European markets, such as the Kuoni group and several other large tour operators and booking sites. We also work with many small and medium-sized specialists in Latin American destinations and niche products.
Our employees have the most modern technology and software, which helps them to provide optimum, rapid, and efficient services. Our sales team is multinational and poly-lingual; they are very familiar with the needs of our clients and they offer tours in German, English, French, and of course, Spanish. More than 30 of the best independent guides work for our company and they speak the languages of our clients fluently.
Ara Tours has an extensive, 250-page sales catalogue, but more than 50% of our trips are customized for the client. Special requests are always taken into account.
Ara Tours was founded in 1993 and started the Latincoming Destination Management Group in 1999, an alliance of very high quality inbound tour operators in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The seven members of this group offer regional but centralized solutions and multi-destination itineraries, and collaborates on efforts to market and promote the region.
In 2006, Ara Tours and its Latincoming partners created the Selected Moments brand, which targets clients seeking unique, luxury experiences. This brand markets the most spectacular hotels, lodges, and haciendas, combining outstanding inbound agency service and itineraries with unique and exclusive experiences.
Number of employees: 60
Percentage of local employees: 50%
Ara Tours is a member of Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability (TOPS), a specialized global platform of tour operators dedicated to promoting and supporting sustainable tourism in their respective markets.
Nearest international airport: San José (SJO)
Nearest local/national airport: Pavas (SYQ)
National Promoter Award 2012 given by the Costa Rican Association of Professionals in Tourism (ACOPROT).
Kenlly Castro Miranda
Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) Coordinator
Sabana Sur, Calle Lang, diagonal a la Universidad La Salle
Fax: +506/2232-0363 +506/2231-6681
Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)
Sustainability level: 4 leaves
Date: August, 2012