Patagonia highlights holiday, the pioneers expedition
£10749including domestic flights only
Description of Patagonia highlights holiday, the pioneers expedition
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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.
PlanetWaste is one of the biggest global issues currently, with plastics and other goods clogging our rivers and seas. A reusable water bottle is provided to our customers on this holiday, as well as daily drinking water to avoid the need for wasteful single use plastic bottles. We strongly discourage littering of any type anywhere but particularly on our holidays when visiting fragile and/or historic locations and we ask our customers to bring their rubbish with them and dispose of it in a thoughtful way, for example by recycling.
Our suppliers are an extension of our own company and we have true partnership relationships and work hard to understand the full supply chain, not just our direct suppliers, but their suppliers... and so on. This ensures the quality of our experiences but also gives us more confidence in our supplier's values to be sure they align to our own. Our partner supplier for this expedition is a leading proponent of responsible travel in Argentina - includes the absolute minimum number of flights possible to reach the depths of Patagonia, uses vehicles that are adequate to the landscape to avoid excessive fuel usage, and we have we have made the arrangements to plant one tree for each traveller with each tree given a GEO location so travellers can see their tree online to understand how the flora and fauna have been restored.
PeopleAs a specialist South America company we know that "local" provides the best overall experience, both in terms of quality of holiday for our customers, but also in terms of support for the local community.
This trip has been intentionally designed in partnership with local guides, property owners and historians who are passionate about their home region and who are experts in their subject. This ensures the economical benefit remains within the areas visited, and additionally as the holiday visits more unknown / untouched regions of Patagonia this also helps to improve the current infrastructure, support local businesses and promote awareness of the cultural and natural heritage found in these amazing places.
During this experience you will get to meet real locals, visit their homes, meet their families, and get to listen to their real-world experiences and histories - what they love about Patagonia, what troubles and adventures their ancestors had to experience when they first arrived in this desolate but beautiful landscale... and much more. This means you not only get to directly support the local people, but you also leave with a better understanding of the "real" Patagonia, and why it is important to protect this land - from a community, but also a cultural and historical perspective.