This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Argentina highlights vacation, Buenos Aires, Andes and Iguazu Falls
We believe tourism should be educational and sustainable, as well as entertaining. We designed this trip to contribute minimal impact to the local environment with positive benefits to the local communities.
All guides follow strict “green ethics”. Reusable water bottles are provided in an effort to encourage less waste and discourage the need for plastic throw-away bottles. All of our guides provide clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy.
All activities and excursions on this itinerary are ecologically responsible and low-impact. Our ‘Four Balconies of Buenos Aires’ tour is a walking tour. We offer and encourage all winery tours from the Mendoza area as cycling or horseback riding tours. Most of the optional excursions we offer from Bariloche are non-motorized and carbon-neutral and include hiking, lake kayaking, horseback riding, fishing, biking.
On our Perito Moreno minitrekking excursion, our clients leave only crampon marks and take only photographs. The tour of Iguazu Falls is a walking tour. Guides always practice ‘Leave No Trace’ ethics and give clear and committed instructions for interacting with nature and wildlife with efforts to preserve and leave undisturbed the beauty for generations to enjoy.
Sustainable tourism should improve the lives of local people. This ensures growth to the local economy and support to the community.
Hotels selected for this trip are locally-owned and operated and share our environmental approach and beneficially involve the local people. They practice ethical business standards and are committed to environmental preservation.
All guides are from Argentina and mostly local citizens of each area. Tours in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Bariloche, El Calafate, Iguazu are integrated with the municipality, neighborhoods, associations or organizations in the local areas, helping support different activities that promote the region, such as shows, sponsorships, and meetings in addition to supporting new housing projects, community centers and schools.
The Buenos Aires city tour is operated in cooperation with local restaurants, shops, galleries. Suggested wineries in the Mendoza area work with the Sustainability Commission of the Bodegas de Argentina Wineries Association. Improvements include: the replacement of manual washing of the grape picking lugs by automated industrial washers, the use of green-friendly materials like lightweight wine bottles and lighter boxes that use less cardboard; plastic and other waste products like broken bottles are classified, recycled and reused; systems to circulate water heated by solar energy around the tanks of oil to eliminate that energy expense.
As members of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association), we promise to only work with partners and guides who are conscious and conscientious of the various backgrounds of our globally diverse travelers.