Best of Patagonia tailor made adventure holiday
Description of Best of Patagonia tailor made adventure holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWe use only certified local nature 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.
We support and have contributed to the Glacier Protection campaign against global warming which threatens the very existence of the earths last advancing glacier. Our guides are trained on Glacier Protection and ensure all clients comply with its requisites when visiting the Glaciers. Clients will be informed on the glaciology of the region and the effects of global warming on the glaciers.
During this tour we visit a number of national parks. We ask our clients to keep all waste with them until back in the nearest town, to walk only on designated paths, and not to pick flowers or disturb the natural resources. 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.
When in Buenos Aires and Santiago, we encourage our clients to experience the cities by using public transport and biking.
We also encourage clients to drink the high quality tap water rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic.
During our Patagonia tours, one of our main concerns is not to affect the ecosystem of the flora that is endemic to the region nor alter any reproduction processes of local fauna. We and our employees obey the applicable regulations concerning the prevention of pollution or environmental damage to the land, ocean, and air where its activities are carried out.
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.
Our employees travel to work via public transport and biking.
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. For trekking in El Chalten, we contract the services of local guides that live all year round in the community.
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. We encourage our clients to visit small local restaurant's that comply with organic & healthy living best practice.
We provide a recommendation list to our clients of local restaurants that source local produce and offer menus based on local dishes and customs.
We support and donate to local community environmental protection groups that seek to protect the natural environment of Argentina and Chile.
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