Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

“A tailor made exploration of Argentina’s top experiences – marvel at glaciers, hike up mountains and watch Tango in vibrant Buenos Aires”

Highlights

Buenos Aires | El Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier | El Chalten | Torres del Paine National Park | Punta Arenas | Ushuaia | Tierra del Fuego National Park | Beagle Channel

Description of Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

On this fourteen day tailor made tour you’ll take in Argentina’s top highlights, from the buzzing streets of Buenos Aires to the dramatic scenery of Southern Patagonia. You’ll start in Argentina’s leading metropolis, where you’ll tour the city’s historic streets and spend a night out in a Tango house. Next, it’s on to Patagonia, whose famous landscapes are among the most striking on the continent. You’ll visit the 80m high ice walls of the Perito Moreno Glacier, take in the otherworldly vistas of Torres del Paine National Park, and sail along the Beagle Channel, viewing its diverse marine wildlife. And then there’s time spent in lively Ushuaia, the city at the end of the world.

As this is a tailor-made trip, you can tinker with it as you wish, adding extra days and destinations - a visit to Mendoza’s wineries, or the thundering Iguazu Falls, perhaps? If you fancy a bit more (or less) luxury we can adjust your itinerary accordingly. Whatever you choose, talk to us and we’ll help you sort out your adventure.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Highlights of Argentina, Buenos Aires & Southern Patagonia

Environment

As 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.

Community

As 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. In Torres del Paine, we also work with local Chilean certified guides if clients would like guided hikes.

We also work closely with our local, family owned partners in Ushuaia to ensure that we visit these pristine environments and are able to responsible observe the marine life.

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