Argentina tailor made holiday, Buenos Aires to Patagonia
Description of Argentina tailor made holiday, Buenos Aires to Patagonia
Explore some of the most amazing scenery South America has to offer, on this completely customisable tailor-made holiday to Argentina. Includes 3* accommodation in superb locally-owned hotels, tours of both sides of Iguazu Falls, the Perito Moreno glacier and Buenos Aires, internal flights and private transfers, and 24-hour assistance throughout your holiday.
Start your tour in the fabulous capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. We’ll take you for a tour of all the city’s sights, from the Plaza de Mayo and the Recoleta Cemetery where Evita is buried, to the Boca Juniors stadium in the colourful dockside district of La Boca. From here we’ll fly right down to the mountains and valleys of Patagonia, where we’ll visit the colossal Perito Moreno glacier. And then, to complete your picture of Argentina, we’ll fly up to Argentina’s tropical north and the amazing Iguazu Falls. We’ll take you for tours of the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the Falls so that you get to enjoy both sets of fantastic views.
This is a completely tailor-made holiday which can be customised or amended in any way to suit your requirements and budget. No fixed departure dates or minimum numbers, no fully escorted group tours, and we can include private services throughout if desired. Can begin and end on any date to suit you.
. 9 nights accommodation
. Breakfast every day
. Private airport transfers
. Guided tours & entrance fees
. Domestic flights
. Meals not specified
. Travel insurance
. International flights* & airport taxes
*We can also compare and book international flights from any destination on dates to suit you.
PlanetIn order to ensure we protect the environment and minimise our ecological footprint we:
. Recycle in our UK office and use recycled ink cartridges. We also minimise our waste by limiting the number of holiday brochures we print. Instead, we refer potential customers to our online resources and send most of our holiday information via email.
. Provide pre-departure information including environmentally responsible travel advice, such as carrying reusable drinks bottles, as plastics are hard to recycle in remote areas and have a negative impact on natural environments.
. Work with environmentally responsible hotels where possible, including the Saint George in Iguazu, which has a sustainable travel policy aimed at reducing waste and protecting their local national parks among other things.
. Always recommend overland travel using local transportation as opposed to short domestic flights where possible, however due to the vast distances covered during this trip flying is unavoidable. To put it into perspective the bus journey from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes at least 2 days. We always recommend extending your time in one or two locations rather than flying to many destinations in Argentina and Chile, by offering suggestions for extra tours and other day trips which may be of interest.
. Include national park entrance fees in all of our holidays. This money goes directly towards protecting and sustaining the parks.
. Follow the strict rules and regulations put into place by the national parks authorities, and our local guides passionately respect these and encourage visitors to do so as well.
PeopleIn order to ensure we have a positive impact on local economies and provide socially responsible holidays we:
. Only use local suppliers, which helps keep the money generated through tourism within local communities through employment of local guides, drivers and reps.
. Always recommend locally-owned restaurants and hotels where possible, aiming to support local communities and give tourists the opportunity to ‘travel like a local’. We also provide customers with a list of recommended restaurants tailor-made to their destination and dietary requirements but with a focus on family-run restaurants.
. Work with socially responsible hotels where possible, including the Saint George in Iguazu, which has a sustainable travel policy aimed at preserving local cultures and creating future possibilities for the local community among other things.
. Only use tour operators with similar ethical beliefs, for example, all of our local guides in Patagonia are fully qualified and passionate about promoting environmentally responsible travel.
. Are a member of Sustainable Travel International, a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness, appreciation and respect for local people and the environment through education and outreach programmes.
. Offer a range of cultural activities aimed at supporting local economies and preserving local cultures, including: trips to family-owned gaucho ranches in Argentina.
. Provide pre-departure information on social and cultural issues in each location, including language guides, and advice on how to travel responsibly and respectfully.