Tailor made holiday in Argentina, best of Argentina
Single rates are available on request, as well as upgrades.
Flights are not included in the price, but can also be arranged upon request.
Description of Tailor made holiday in Argentina, best of Argentina
This tailor made Argentina tour gives you a handle on the country’s best bits, from glaciers to soaring mountains to buzzing cities. Your adventure starts in Argentine capital Buenos Aires, where there’ll be time for a tour of the city’s political and historic heart, as well as an evening watching a Tango show and sampling traditional Argentine cuisine. You’ll get further big city action as you continue your trip, passing through the dynamic capital of Argentina’s wine lands, Mendoza, as well as paying a visit to Ushuaia, the continent’s adventure capital, which sits right at the country’s southern tip.
Of course, there’s plenty of natural beauty on offer, too. You’ll visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of thundering Iguazu Falls; take a boat trip around the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier, trek the wild landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park and cruise the Beagle Channel in search of marine wildlife including cormorants and fur seals.
Since this is a tailor made tour you’re welcome to adjust your itinerary as you see fit – perhaps adding extra days or destinations, or even adjusting your budget if you want to stay at cheaper or more expensive hotels. For example, you could choose to spend more time at Mendoza’s wineries or go horse riding at a ranch just outside Buenos Aires – it’s all up to you!
1 Reviews of Tailor made holiday in Argentina, best of Argentina
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2018 by Lynley Wicks
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The diversity of the landscapes and climates and awe inspiring scenery. It was nice to have a local guide in each area.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
We extended the trip to have 3 nights in each location (so 17 days in total). This was a great pace as with all the travelling I think it would be exhausting and overwhelming if we had stuck to the original schedule. Check the flight times carefully to ensure you have time to complete the tours before the flight. We did not book tours for the days we travelled so did not have to worry about flight delays (although Aerolineas Argentinas were always on time). You will need to learn to pack light (only 15kg check in allowed). We had temperatures from a very humid 38C in Iguazu to 2C (with snow) in Ushuaia. Be prepared for anything and open to the fact the weather can't be predicted!
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
It was a shame to see the amount of plastic used in the cafes at the national parks. Water from the tap is drinkable so we could refill our own bottles. The hotels had signs for how to reduce water usage eg not having the towels changed every day. The tour companies and guides were local so the cost of trips and tips we gave would hopefully (indirectly) benefit the community.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
This is an awesome holiday. Very well organised. Nice mix of being with a guide and time to ourselves. We thought Agustin from the operator we used was so good we asked him to arrange some extra days for at short notice which he accommodated easily.
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.
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.
On this trip in particular, we work closely with the El Chalten 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 certified and local Argentine mountain guides to ensure that those clients interested in guided hiking will have the best local leaders available.
We also work closely with our local, family owned partners to ensure that we visit these pristine environments and are able to responsible observe the marine life of Ushuaia as well as support the environmentally responsible wineries of Mendoza.