Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls tour, Argentina

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Responsible tourism

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Environment
On this trip, while we are in Iberá we stay in Rincón del Socorro, an accommodation that owns the Conservation Land Trust organization, founded by Douglas Tompkins. Iberá Marshlands natural reserve is one of the largest and most important of Argentina.
The main objective of our expeditions is that you can meet wild animals in their own habitat, in different places and times of day. We can do this in many ways: by boat, walking through the native forest or on horseback through swamps and palm trees. Always watching closely,
but without disturbing them. We give also some talks about conservation of the environment with some local specialist that talk also about their projects.

In Iguazú 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.

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

Thanks to the visit of responsible tourists, we collaborate with the local development of the destination. For example, Colonia Carlos Pellegrini (portal of access to the marshlands) is a small town where tourism generates work and income. We find important that responsible tourism generates awareness in the new generations, who instead of migrating from the countryside to the city can stay in their town since they find in tourism a possibility of personal development.

Guides of Iberá, who were previously hunters or simply did not protect their surroundings and today, through tourism they became local guides that sensitize visitors to the importance of the natural heritage where they are immersed. Guides are, for the most part, young people who were trained in the town and today they work telling their story and that of the place where they were born.

Local guides give recommendations on the protection of the natural, cultural and intangible heritage of the 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.

On this tour we visit lots of "off the beaten track". Some of the accommodations are in local 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.

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