The North of Argentina holiday

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
This tour is thought to be as environmentally friendly as possible. In the first place, we stay for nine days in almost the same area, which means that we reduce a lot of CO2 emissions as we do not take planes. We travel by car, so emissions per person are very low. We also help to conserve the natural environment by protecting wild flora and fauna and their habitat and encouraging visitors not to buy products made from endangered plants or animals.

During the whole trip, the travelers will be accompanied by a local guide who will explain the importance of protecting this area and its biodiversity. While visiting the different ecoregions (Puna, Valleys, Humahuaca Gorge) the visitor will learn about the differences among these landscapes and also the cultural heritage of the Andean Culture.
Also, we do not use plastic for meals on this tour.

In addition, the selected accommodations for both destinations are run by local companies, most of them familiar and including environmental management practices.

Our environmental impact in our office is low, so we focus more on the value chain. Anyway, in the office, we do waste separation and always try to reduce and reuse whenever possible.

Selection of our suppliers:
In order to ensure sustainability and consistency with our work philosophy, we always look for sustainable tourism providers that meet any of the following requirements:
- Be distinguished by quality and / or sustainability programs/seals
- Be recognized locally for their good environmental and social practices.
- We prioritize local ventures and, if possible, attended by their owners.
- In the case of accommodation, we work with hotels certified for their environmental management whenever we can.
- We also encourage our allies to improve and continue implementing environmentally responsible practices, especially those related to water, energy, and waste.
- In the more traditional destinations, we seek to offer a different travel experience, with small group excursions, certified local guides and with alternative proposals that complement the most tourist sites.

Responsible practices with the environment
- Walking and public transport tours
- Visit natural areas where we work on environmental awareness and the importance of biodiversity.
- We contribute monthly with the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (a member of WFF)
- We deliver a recycled leather envelope to our customers to carry their documentation. The Vacavaliente company is a certified B company that buys the remains of leather from tanneries (preventing them from being waste) and transforms them into design products through reuse techniques.
- As part of our paperless policy, we stopped printing long road books and change it for digital brochures for our clients.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

This tour allows you to get immersed in the local culture, visiting places "off the beaten track" thanks to the possibility of traveling north in a private vehicle, with a local driver-guide who knows all the corners of the region.

The services are offered by rural families who are members of tourism networks or cooperatives. These families have agriculture and livestock as their main economic activity but generate extra income for the tourist services they offer, in addition to the sale of handicrafts and regional products. In this way, we contribute to the local development of these communities while offering a truly differential service, in unique environments outside traditional circuits. Families do not speak English, but we work with local guides/interpreters who live in the area.

The accommodation is in family houses (private rooms), which allows a more meaningful connection. This can be seen as an opportunity of really interesting cultural exchange, while we support the local development

Climate

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