Northern Argentina wildlife and nature holiday
Description of Northern Argentina wildlife and nature holiday
During this tailor made Northern Argentina nature and wildlife holiday, you’ll get to know some of the country’s less visited regions, where wandering in wild spaces and spotting birds and animals is the main priority. You’ll explore montane and chaco habitats, and pass over Andean mountain ranges, through dense cloud forests and across marshland, all the while taking in incredible vistas. The main event here is, of course, the wildlife and there are endless opportunities for birdwatching and mammal spotting.
This is a private tour and will be accompanied be a full-time, bilingual certified wildlife guide, who has training and experience in conservation and animal protection. You’ll be transported in a private 4WD vehicle, and all meals, drinking water, National Park entrance fees and tours and activities as listed are included.
PlanetWe use only certified local wildlife guides that are trained in ecology, conservation and animal protection. The guides and clients have to adhere to a zero footprint policy when entering national parks and protected areas.
A portion of the revenue from this tour will be donated to the YUCHAN Fund, a non-profit, independent organisation established in Salta province since 2000. YUCHAN misssion is to identify, promote and carry out activities that contribute to the environmental and cultural preservation and the sustainable development of the Andes, the Montane Cloudforest and the Chaco woodland of northern Argentina and bordering countries.
In the Ibera Wetlands, we use the services of Aguape lodge whose staff and owners have been at the forefront of the campaign for the protection and conservation of this area. One of the results of their efforts is that Ibera was catalogued as a Wetland of international importance, by the RAMSAR convention held on January 2002. In addition all bilingual guides working at Aguape have been trained by the renowned argentine naturalist and ornithologist, Francisco Erize.
All transport required use low carbon fuel. In the office we have a minimum use paper policy whereby all travel itineraries, reservations and confirmations are sent to customers and maintained by us in PDF format. Any paper used is used double sided and any waste paper and cardboard in recycled. All ink and toner cartridges are refilled and reused. All our furniture has previously been owned and was purchased at auctions.
We check the environmental credentials of all our suppliers and service providers before doing business with them.
PeopleWe employ and contract the services of local people throughout Argentina. We have a “study-time” holiday for employees who are undertaking any further education courses.
We have a “national first” policy whereby we give preference to local products. We use accommodation of small local suppliers and not multinational chains. We also encourage our clients to consume local handicrafts at local markets.
A percentage of all profits is donated to a charity that provides a “reinsertion program” for vulnerable adolescents that have dropped out of the formal education system.
We only use accommodation providers that comply with the law and have an active policy & procedure to eliminate child abuse, prostitution and people trafficking.
All our tours contribute to the local community by providing our clients access to their customs, products, music and language in each destination, for instance visiting the local “Penas” (a local show of music and dance in the region of Salta).