Chilean Patagonia tour

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Responsible tourism: Chilean Patagonia tour

Environment

We are promoting the natural beauty and ancient heritage of Chile through visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Patagonia. UNESCO Sites are chosen by the UNESCO committee and must "bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to civilisation", "an important interchange of human values" or be outstanding examples of major stages of Earth's history or ecological and biological processes in evolution. Visiting such sites helps sustain the traditions and natural ecosystems of Chile.

On Day 2-5, you will have the opportunity to raft, horse ride and trek through the Patagonian wilderness. These activities are low environmental impact and are fun, creating little disturbance to nature and trampling effects from vehicles.

On this tour you will be staying in some fantastic accommodation which is focused on sustainability and protecting the local environment. Hotel Loverias del Sur is constructed out of native wood from the area, reducing pollution from importing wood.

We attempt to reduce plastic bottle use wherever possible by promoting use of reusable and filtered water bottles. Our partnership with Water-To-Go provides a discount on filtered water bottles to our clients. We do not provide water from plastic bottles to our clients in country but always ensure there is regular access to drinking water on our tours.

Community

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism are fundamental ideas that we have been committed to since our conception. It is part of our core sets of beliefs that these words are not simply scattered nonchalantly into our literature and on our website but moreover that they are central to each and every trip. Our adventures are therefore carefully curated celebrating all that is local from the people, to the culture. We believe that a successful trip delivers a unique and authentic journey for our clients, but furthermore benefits the people whose land we have the privilege of encountering.

On day 6, you will be staying in a guesthouse in the isolated village of Caleta Tortel. The wonderful thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains the families financially and us with the wonderful welcome and experience they give us. Wherever possible we stay in locally owned accommodation, eat in locally owned establishments and purchase supplies from the local markets.

On each Group tour we use local ground handlers. This means that all operational costs go directly into the local economy and help improve employment opportunities in remote regions. Such support can also be seen in our incorporation of homestays, locally owned hotels, family run restaurants and the services of local guides and drivers into our itineraries, which ensures that the money you spend with us goes directly into the local economy and local community.

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