Patagonia small group tour, Ultimate Patagonia
An unbelievable week of trekking in Patagonia’s famous Torres del Paine National Park and Mt. Fitz Roy in Glaciares National Park.
Trekking in Chilean Patagonia Puerto Natales Torres del Paine National Park Sleep I refugios and mountain huts The Horns French Valley Grey Glacier El Calafate El Chalten Los Glaciares National Park Laguna Torre Laguna de Los Tres Hike to Mt. Fitz Roy Perito Moreno Glacier boat tour
US $4999 excluding flights
Description of Patagonia small group tour, Ultimate Patagonia
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As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetWASTE: In Chile and Argentina, we practice a Leave No Trace principle. This is important in preserving the Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park. Reducing waste and reducing the environmental impact of tourism is a big priority of our company in all the place we operate. In Patagonia we incentivize environmental stewardship in the Andes mountain regions by assessing all partner lodges based on local ownership, energy-sourcing, and waste disposal. Our lodges in the Torres del Paine National Park go to great measures to reduce impact in this remote area by packing in and out supplies and waste. The Andes region of Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia is a precious resource and we must help to protect it. All meals are provided with food that is sourced locally to minimize packaging and waste. Our Chilean and Argentinian guides serve as environmental and waste reduction educators on the trail. They talk about the environmental issues that are challenging the Patagonia region and they demonstrate and educate best practices for responsible travel to our travelers.
WATER: In Chile and Argentina, we encourage the use of reusable bottles instead of purchasing plastic bottled water. We actively educate clients on the impact of plastic products on the remote environments of the Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and all of Patagonia. Within the Torres del Paine National Park the water in most of the streams is drinkable without treatment. Our guides encourage our travelers to drink the stream water to really demonstrate the importance of the protection of the water supply and environment.. In areas of Chile and Argentina where water must be treated, we utilize ultraviolet (UV) purification systems on the trail to avoid boiling water over flame or propane when possible. Having to build a fire or boil water, or carry propane into the mountains creates waste pollution. This ultraviolet (UV) purification systems practice eliminates tens of thousands of wasteful water bottles being purchased and discarded and that could potentially pollute the Patagonian environment.
PeopleFRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS: With our company, we are committed to doing travel right. We see travel in Chile and Argentina as one of the most effective means of investing in amazing people and places. We hire experienced local guides from the local communities in which we operate. Our guides have spent most of their lives in this southern Patagonia region. This is not only the responsible thing to do but provides a better and more authentic travel experience. We invest 10% of our total revenue in the form of microcredit to small-scale entrepreneurs in the communities of Chile and Argentina. We partner directly with FINAM and Banigualdad, microfinance institutions that provide low-interest capital to small businesses in the regions where we operate. This is our mission, our passion, and what makes our company very unique in the travel industry.
A FAIR DEAL: In Chile and Argentina our company partners up with local lodge owners in Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, El Chalten, and El Calafate. We partner with local drivers and transport companies that employ local Chilean and Argentinian residents. We focus on partnering with other local businesses in the areas and communities we operate, to maximize the local benefit from tourism. We practice a Leave No Trace principle on all our expeditions and we incentivize environmental best practices among our partners. Our teams are locally hired within Chile and Argentina. We travel with respect and preservation of local Chilean and Argentinian customs and with that perspective in mind we educate those who travel with us in the importance of preserving these important factors that make Patagonia an amazing region to visit and protect.