Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls holiday in Argentina
Description of Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls holiday in Argentina
Enjoy Argentina’s urban culture and natural beauty on this six day Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls holiday. You’ll spend your first two days exploring Argentina’s capital city, taking a half-day city tour and enjoying some of the city’s iconic nightlife though a dinner and tango show. On day three you’ll fly to the tropical climes of Puerto Iguazu, where there’s time to acclimatise and enjoy the jungle setting before heading off for the main event: Iguazu Falls.
You’ll have two days to fully explore both the Argentinean and the Brazilian side of the falls, following trails through the nature reserve and taking an ecological train ride. There’s also an optional boat trip, which takes you taking right up to the base of the falls. Your final day is spent back in Buenos Aires, soaking up the atmosphere of this vibrant city.
As this itinerary is tailor made, you can choose to extend or shorten it as you wish, adding extra destinations or activities – whatever takes your fancy!
PlanetAs a locally owned Argentine business, we strive to operate all of our tours in a responsible manner. We work with local tour operators, tour guides and properties to ensure that they understand the importance of protecting the environment as it is a finite resource that, if managed properly, can provide economic benefit to the local community.
We follow all local environmental laws and legislation, and work with local partners that minimally impact the natural surroundings to ensure that we protect the national parks and destinations that we visit for future generations.
National Park entrance fees are paid directly to the national parks by the clients to ensure that they directly support the parks´ maintenance and preservation.
During our trekking tours with overnight camping in a national park, local or wilderness site, we aim to minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter behind, keeping all water sources clean and leave the camp sites cleaner than we found them. At the core of this effort is the desire to leave no trace behind and to minimize our impact on the beautiful lands that we visit.
We are working to keep our operations green and are utilizing web/e-communication to reduce paper consumption. We have taken the decision to no longer produce 75 page printed brochures and focus on web/e-communications. We utilize low energy lightbulbs in our offices, recycle paper/glass and try to minimize our water consumption. We also reduce our plastic bottle waste by providing refillable large water coolers. Additionally, we are constantly assessing our operations to see how we may partner with and support local communities, NGOs, wilderness areas, regional and national parks that we visit.
We are also looking into how we might implement a voluntary carbon-offset program for our clients.
PeopleAs an Argentine owned travel business, we understand the importance of supporting our local partners during both the good times and the bad times. By partnering with locally owned hotels, activity providers, guides, restaurants and properties over the years, we not only ensure a high level of quality and that our clients' needs are satisfied, but we also develop long term relationships with local business owners and help them plan and prepare for the busy and slow times of the year. And this also helps our clients to better experience the local culture.
We hire local guides and pay them a solid wage (which is generally higher than the local average). We also train our guides and cover the associated costs with the training program.
We prefer small, family run operations to ensure that we help sustain the community economy, and actively seek them out rather than using international chains.
We donate each month to the Argentine not-for-profit organization, “Por los Chicos” and our support benefits poor and vulnerable street children in Argentina.
In addition, we also share our ethos of cultural and environmental respect with our local partners. Be it a small hotel, mountain lodge, kayak or hiking guide/outfitter, we ensure that they work their best to incorporate environmental and culturally sensitive best practice in their operations, so as to benefit the diverse communities in which we operate.
For example, on this trip in particular, we work closely with the Iguazu community and in our pre-departure materials (and on tour) we recommend local cafes, restaurants and shops to ensure that our clients support the local businesses. In addition, we hire local Argentine guides from Iguazzu to ensure that our clients will have the best local leaders available.