Patagonia adventure holiday, El Calafate & El Chalten
Description of Patagonia adventure holiday, El Calafate & El Chalten
This one is full of excitement – an adventure holiday to Patagonia, with plenty of time for heart pumping exercise along the way. You’ll start your journey in El Calafate, known as the gateway to the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier. The best way to get up close and personal to this frozen monolith is via the included boat tour, but you can also appreciate its bulk from the nearby walking trail and viewing platforms.
Walking is at the forefront of the agenda in El Chalten, your next stop, where you’ll spend two days. After arriving in the town by public bus – a journey that affords some incredible views – you’ll have an afternoon of rest before hitting the trails the next day. El Chalten is backed by the Fitz Roy Mountains so there are plenty of options available, from gentle 3 km walks to hardy day long hikes. You’ll be provided with detailed route information so you can embark on your own self-guided adventure.
PlanetAs a local Argentina Travel Company, we hold a deep appreciation for the Earth's natural wonders and understand the importance of their preservation. However, we believe that sustainability alone is insufficient. Travel, in our view, is a potent instrument for creating a positive impact on the destinations we explore.
Let's take courageous strides toward a brighter future where we not only safeguard our planet but also leave it in a better state than we found it. This forms the bedrock of sustainable tourism.
Our Strategy: PLANT
Our approach is straightforward: PLANT. Set new objectives. Plant more. Repeat.
In collaboration with ReforestArg, we plant ten trees for every traveler to contribute to the cherished landscapes we adore.
Twice a year, we journey to Cholila, Chubut – Argentine Patagonia – to plant these trees, playing our part in preserving native forests, bolstering the local community, and giving back to Mother Earth.
Currently, we have achieved our goal of planting 20,000 native trees in Patagonia. However, our journey towards regenerative tourism is just beginning. With great pride, we redefine our objectives and introduce "Say Bosque": a forest of native trees planted in Patagonia.
Our commitment is to plant 100,000 native trees before the next Pachamama Day (August 1, 2024).
Our journeys are free of single-use plastics.
We hold our suppliers to exacting standards, requiring them to replace single-use plastics, such as bottles, containers, and disposable cutlery, with sturdy, eco-friendly alternatives.
This is a commitment we reaffirm year after year as we strive to minimize our ecological footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
Through this initiative, we prevent more than 9,200 plastic bottles from entering the environment annually.
We endorse international agreements to combat climate change.
Among the global commitments to sustainable tourism that we've endorsed are:
We're delighted to announce our participation as a signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism.
We've embraced the Guiding Principles of the Future of Tourism.
We've also pledged our support to the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency initiative.
We believe in the transformative power of travel in fostering the sustainable development of local communities.
We prioritize partnering with small, family-run businesses, advocating for independent local accommodations over large hotel chains.
By opting to travel with Say Hueque, you can rest assured that at least 80% of your expenses directly benefit the community.
Tips for Responsible Travel
Minimize your waste.
Opt for sustainable transportation.
Support local businesses by shopping locally.
Choose accommodations and tour operators committed to responsible practices.
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