Cordoba Sierra short break in Argentina
Description of Cordoba Sierra short break in Argentina
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our partners behind this holiday promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travellers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.
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.
PlanetOur 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 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 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 them for digital brochures for our clients.
In this tour we avoid the most common touristic places, helping prevent over tourism, one of the main issues we are facing in tourism.
About this program
We always search for alternative activities to those usually chosen by large groups of tourists so that you can have more intimate and authentic experiences, without missing out on the most emblematic places in Argentina.
On this tour, you’ll be able to get to know the local gastronomy and industries. Plus, local guides know a great deal about the culture and places we visit. You’ll be able to walk in the open air surrounded by mountain landscapes which are not only beautiful but also very calm.
In our Lights in the Salar activity, you’ll get to take the time to watch the sunset and all other changes produced by sunlight along the day, accompanied by a group of people from diverse places and cultures.
This trip is sustainable, on the one hand, because it stimulates the local market through the consumption of regional products such as the Colonia Caroya wine or the Qualitá salami.
Also, this tour is out of massive tourism’s circuit, favoring smaller communities and providing our travelers with the option of getting to know beautiful places that are less frequent in commercial tourism.
You’ll be constantly in touch with nature and, because there are group activities, with people from diverse countries and cultures.
PeopleOn our trips, we hire local certified guides who know their environments best. We include visits to local communities and estancias. These are off-the-road places, where the tourists do not frequently go and so our support is crucial to them. We support them not only by hiring their services, but also by creating a cultural exchange, having lunch for example, or buying them provisions.
We also recommend our travelers to visit social projects, for example, some of our clients have visited a soup kitchen located in a rural area that also offers training to the children: organic farming, local food preparation, harvest, farm, etc.
Some of the accommodation is in family houses (private rooms), which allows a more meaningful cultural exchange, while we support the local development.
We collaborate with the local development of that region through tourism revenues. In addition, we raise awareness about the importance of cultural and natural heritage as different sites are visited, including some protected by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites.
It is important to mention that in the rural community tourism programs, in addition to the genuine income generated for the families, there are other positive impacts such as the enhancement of their cultural and natural heritage, the revalue of their customs and identity, and something extremely important: young people do not migrate from the countryside to the city, as they find in tourism an opportunity to stay in their places and work.
In this tour we avoid the most common touristic places, favoring smaller communities and getting to know new, hidden places, such as Los Gigantes, a unique landscape of rocks, gorges, and rivers where we do trekking on the "Valle de los Lisos", or the Salt Desert of Córdoba, a hidden pearl of the Pampas region.
This tour also benefits the local economy through stimulating the consumption of local products: typical "fiambres" (cold cuts) of Colonia Caroya region, which is very well known for its production of chorizos and salami; cheese; local wine; and crafts.
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