Argentina highlights holiday, tailor made
Description of Argentina highlights holiday, tailor made
If you want to combine big city thrills with natural wonders then this tailor made Argentina highlights holiday will deliver. Not only will you get to experience the cafe culture and nightlife of the country’s most dynamic city, Buenos Aires, you’ll see some of the most incredible natural landscapes on the continent.
After two days spent exploring Argentina’s capital city, you’ll fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and a lively adventure hub. From here you’ll head for Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you’ll trek and kayak through the dramatic scenery. A boat excursion along the Beagle Channel follows – it’s an area famous for its marine wildlife and you’ll spot cormorants and fur seals, among other species. The highlights continue with Los Glaciers National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981, it is home to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few glaciers in the world that’s still advancing.
Your final stop is Iguazu Falls, where you can explore the walking trails that surround this impressive natural wonder and take a boat trip right to its base. There’s also the chance to hop over the border and get a view from the Brazilian side.
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