Argentina horse riding holiday, Lerma Valley to Calchaqui Valley
Description of Argentina horse riding holiday, Lerma Valley to Calchaqui Valley
2023: 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec
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PlanetWe are very careful with any rubbish we create and we recycle (separate trash, reusable bottles); we ask guests to reuse towels and save water when having a shower. We also offer the option of delicious, organic vegetarian food made of vegetables grown by local farmers; we show and teach about wildlife (our guides have great knowledge of local and national history, local plants and animals like birds, armadillos, lamas, etc., cultures and traditions).
We also visit National Parks (no entry fee, we all take care not to leave any traces). Of course we do not leave any litter when we ride through nature or have picnic on the way.
During the routes, the accommodations we chose for our guests are embedded in their natural environment, they are mainly built with local materials and serve local food with local ingredients. Please be aware that some regions are arid and water is a precious good.
We do not print any emails, we are in contact with clients/agencies, etc. over the internet, we do not print own brochures but publish in a few specific media (brochures or magazines) which is directed to the right clients so there is generally no waste.
PeopleWe employ local people (horse carer, chefs, waitresses, cleaning ladies, guides, baqueanos, etc.) and buy local (food to cook, etc.), we want it to be an overall authentic experience. You can buy regional produce, arts & crafts, etc. directly from the locals. Prices are fixed, no bargaining.
At all times, groups are accompanied by our guides, especially in the north you find also beautiful arts & crafts made by indigenous people.
Our guides are local guides so they can tell and teach a lot on the local history and cultures. There is also always a “baqueano” with the group, this is a person who perfectly knows the areas, a human compass so to say. Our guests in general, are people with a big sense of protecting wildlife, local traditions, etc. In the north (Salta/Jujuy) for example you find amazing traditional indigenous arts & crafts sold by local families and communities. During this trail you will also discover regions with vineyards and taste some local wine at the bodegas.
When we ride through villages or towns, we focus on showing the differences and varieties of cultures within Argentina and with other countries. When we are with our guests, we explain them the history of the places which are combined with different ethnics and cultures (indigenous cultures like Incas, Daguitas, Comechingones, the Spanish conquerors and later immigration waves from mainly European countries like Italy, Spain and Germany). All these cultures are part of the same society, we do not take them to remote living ethnic groups. We always try to make guests adapt to Argentine culture as part of the experience and to avoid claims it is important to accept differences. Nevertheless, we put all our effort in giving the best possible service.
We teach about their traditions and also conflicts.
If guests wish to keep travelling after the program finishes, we provide them all the necessary information on where to go and what to have in mind.---
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