Patagonian adventure vacation in Chile and Argentina
Discover the unique culture, wild landscapes and vibrant capitals of Chile and Argentina on this short but sweet, small group Patagonian adventure.
Walking tour of Santiago Chiloé Island Boat ride to see penguins Puerto Natales on Last Hope Sound Torres del Paine National Park Glaciers & lakes Hiking & horse riding Waterfalls at Salto Grande and Laguna Amarga El Calafate on the shores of Lago Argentino Perito Moreno Glacier Buenos Aires Optional: vineyard tour or visit to Valparaíso
£2805 excluding flights
Description of Patagonian adventure vacation in Chile and Argentina
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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.
Planet and peopleWe work with local guides throughout Patagonia, not only supporting local employment, but our guides are best positioned to teach you about the local flora and fauna, as well as the more disturbing aspects of the local environment, notably the receding glaciers and areas of former deforestation. Our guides, and tour leaders, advise how best to minimise our impact whilst traveling in this region and the receding glaciers act as stark reminder of what we can also do back home to minimise the impact of our humankind on the environment.
Much of this tour is spent in the national parks of Patagonia. When inside the parks we ask clients to keep all waste with them until back in the nearest town, to walk only on designated paths, and not to pick flowers or disturb the natural resources. Given the purity of the water in Patagonia, we also encourage clients to drink tap water rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic.
On this tour we work with small privately owned ground agents who live in the area, have established RT policies in place, and employ local guides and staff. A number of journeys on this tour use public transport, the hotels are small, individual properties often run by the owners and their families, we eat in local restaurants serving locally grown produce – our style of travel ensures that as many local people as possible benefit by our being there. This tour runs with a maximum of 16 people which helps to minimise the impact on delicate environments.