Argentina in 2 weeks holiday

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Responsible tourism

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Environment
On this trip, while we are in Buenos Aires we just go walking and using public transport. By this way we avoid the emission of CO2, it is more efficient in environmental terms than going in a private car. In addition, this allows a more authentic experience traveling as locals.

In Iguazu, we do not sell helicopter rides because they damage the ecosystem and, among other negative effects, cause birds to leave the national park. The tours are accessible for people with reduced mobility. Visits are guided by enabled local people who are really informed on issues of biodiversity, environment. They know the importance of spreading valuable information to visitors.

While we are in Ushuaia we make excursions in small groups which allows a more authentic, personalized experience. The guides are local, specialized in nature and outdoor activities. In the second day of the tour, we first go to the lakes and the small town of Tolhuin and from there we go to Cabo San Pablo, a little known place on the island of Tierra del Fuego from where you can see the open sea. We visit Estancia Rolito, a really authentic place, where its owners receive visitors and share the stories of this corner of the country. It is an area with few tourists in general.

In Calafate we also make excursions in small groups. In the fourth day, we visit the Perito Moreno Glacier through an alternative road, much less touristic, starting in the estancias route. We visit Nibepo Aike, where we have lunch and get in touch with Patagonian culture. After that, we begin sailing in the direction of Monedas Island, a beautiful place with almost no tourists where we explore by trekking to keep our impact low.

Our environmental impact in our offices 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

On this tour we visit lots of "off the beaten track" places thanks to the possibility of traveling north in a private vehicle, with a local driver-guide who knows every corner of the region.

A day is shared with a family in the rural area of the Quebrada de Humahuaca (UNESCO World Heritage Site). They 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.

Local guides give recommendations on respect for Pachamama and the protection of the natural, cultural and intangible heritage of the Andean culture. Some of the accommodations are in family houses (private rooms), which allows an even deeper exchange. This can be seen as an opportunity of really interesting cultural exchange, while we support the local development.

We also recommend our travellers to visit social projects, for example, some of our clients have visited Camino Abierto, a soup-kitchen located in a rural area that also offers training to the children: organic farming, local food preparation, harvest, farm, etc.

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