This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Tailor made Patagonia vacation
As part of all our tours, we select hotels that are committed to preserving environmental resources, implementing eco-efficiency and dedicated to continual improvement in the field of sustainability. For example, the Los Cauquenes hotel in Ushuaia has a thorough sustainable management plan, meaning they have obtained the Biosphere Hotel certification and also won the Sustainable Leadership Award from the British-Argentine Chamber of Commerce. They have a paper recycling programme for their office and administrative activities and they carry out frequent check-ups on all hotel facilities, redesigning equipment where necessary to reduce consumption of energy and resources. For example, one such check led the hotel to install water saving devices which save water by increasing pressure levels.
Environmental responsibility is also encouraged amongst guests at the hotel with signage to promote awareness and inspire ecological use of towels, bed linen, water and electricity as well as guests being given information and advice on local wildlife and nature and how to care for the surrounding natural environment. The hotel organises cultural activities and talks on responsibility issues such as the gathering of garbage along the coast, the preservation of the ozone layer and protection of local wildlife.
We are concerned about the effects that tourist activities can have on local cultures, particularly in remote communities in regions such as Patagonia. We believe that accommodations should be constructed and operated with respect for local culture, tradition and environments, and we select our recommended accommodations on this basis. For example, Eolo in El Calafate is a country lodge that is based on the design of the ancient Patagonian "estancias".
Eolo boasts a team of local staff who have grown up in Patagonia, thus knowing the area well, including its customs and its history. Eolo's professional team is skilled and prepared to educate about and share all the secrets of these lands; guests at the hotel are introduced to tales of local and indigenous legends and also have access to reading and research material about Patagonia in the hotelís library. In this way local culture and traditions are preserved, with local communities seeing benefit from tourism rather than negative effects.