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In Argentina On The Go, we are aware of the fact that traveling generates an environmental and social impact. It is with that in mind then that we take care of every single detail that will ensure a memorable and sustainable experience for our travelers while considering and protecting the ecosystems and communities involved.

We have adopted this approach as a principle to guarantee the sustainability of our tourist activities so that we can continue offering the same opportunities to future travelers and safeguard each of the destinations we value for their natural resources, historical heritage, architecture and culture.

We sustain and contribute to the development of our destinations and to the prevalence of our roots.

The idea is that you become an active participant in the sustainability of each of the destinations you visit.

How to make your vacation responsible

Being a responsible tourist is not difficult to achieve at all. In fact, when a tourist arrives at their travel destination they want to know the local culture, engage in new activities or taste the typical local dishes. Example: the choice of eating a traditional dish, generates an income to all those activities involved in the process, from the fishing, breeding and harvesting to the preparation and presentation of the dish.

Below are some of the activities you can do to promote the sustainability of the destinations you decide to visit:

● Buy local crafts: You will be purchasing an authentic product as well as contributing to the strengthening of the local culture, thus providing local craftsmen with a source of income and preventing their emigration in search of opportunities. This human talent drain is one of the main causes undermining the cultural roots of each destination.

● Respect the source of income of local artisans by paying a fair price for their products.

● Please, do not buy products made from endangered plants or animals nor fake products or those forbidden by national and international regulations.

● Hire local guides and operators: By doing this, you ensure the conservation of the place and an improvement in the life quality of its inhabitants. This is so because the income from tourist activities remains and is distributed in the area, thus increasing the possibilities of local development. Whenever possible, choose a tour operator that has an environmental or community project in the destination to be visited.

● Shop at different stores: Try not to spend all your money in one place to prevent monopolies and to guarantee equal opportunities to all local businesses.

● Be aware and make an efficient use of public utilities: Turn off the lights and electrical items in your accommodation if you are not using them, and make sure you turn off the water and gas taps as well (if applicable).

● Reuse whatever you can: You can reuse towels, instead of changing them daily, plastic water containers and any other reusable utensil or product. In this way, you play your part in waste reduction.

● Take care of yourself and others: Before traveling, find out about the health measures you should comply with and the health care centers you can go to in case of an emergency.

● Dispose of your garbage properly: Do not throw waste into the environment. Remember that the local fauna and flora as well as the quality of the services may be highly affected. Waste causes contamination, bad smells, illnesses, and in the case of certain animals, it can even cause death. It is widely known that every year a great number of animals are trapped in plastic waste and lose their valuable lives due to thoughtless behavior. If you throw away any kind of food, do not leave it within the reach of animals, throw it into the proper place.

● Respect local people: We live in a world where there is a large variety of ideas, thoughts, tastes, interests and customs. Ask for permission before taking a picture or making a video of someone. Privacy is important for all human beings, so you should show respect in every act involving others. Be always kind and respectful to the locals, respect what they are, enjoy learning new things and fill yourself with unique experiences. Take the best from each culture and you will grow both spiritually and personally. Every trip will be seen from a different perspective and you will enjoy each one of them.

● Comply with national laws and regulations.

● Please do not take away pieces of cultural heritage as a memento of your trip. Instead, take some photographs with you.

● Respect human rights. Avoid further children exploitation, do not contribute to child mistreatment and abuse, all of which are a crime.

Put these simple actions into practice and you will be contributing to a big change.

Tips for preparing the trip and for making it as responsible as possible

● Get information about your new destination: It is important that you gain some previous knowledge about the place you want to visit: find out about its customs as well as its cultural, natural and historical attractions. Websites or social networks are the best sources you can use to read about previous travel experiences. For example: Tripadvisor.

● Pack what you need: Avoid, if possible, carrying extra luggage: pack according to your purpose.

● Choose your accommodation: An ecolodge is not just an ecolodge because it is in the middle of the forest or surrounded by any kind of nature, but one that meets certain requirements that support the resources used for the construction of it. For example, wood is needed to build an ecolodge. Nowadays companies are aware of new travel trends. Consequently, due to uncontrolled deforestation, it is not regarded as a sustainable kind of accommodation but quite the opposite since it is invading the local fauna and flora and irresponsibly consuming the natural resources. That is why you should beware of the type of accommodation you decide to book.

● Learn some words in the local language: Learning words like: Hello, Thank you, Please, among others, is likely to have a positive impact on your trip, as local people will appreciate your effort and see your interest and respect for their culture.

● Search for transportation options: Remember that traveling affects the environment. Try to minimize the impact of pollution caused by the different means of transport. It is becoming more and more common and enjoyable to take cycling and walking tours, and even trekking experiences have become more popular. Many travelers will choose these environmentally friendlier options as a way of being in full contact with nature and the local culture.

Tips for trekking adventures

● Walk on the established trails and in a single line, thus avoiding widening the trails.

● Pay attention to the signs, respect the barriers, and close the doors you walk through.

● Avoid walking over sensitive areas such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams.

● Do not disturb sites of historical, paleontological, archaeological and cultural value.

● Take your trash with you until you can find a proper place where to dispose of it and, if you find trash left by others, you should pick it up too.

● Avoid walks near nesting, habitat and reproduction sites of local animals. Respect their space and enjoy nature.

● Use the restrooms in the available sites or bury your own waste in a hole at a depth of 15 to 20cm and no less than 60 meters from water, camping sites and trails.

● Wash your shoes and equipment to prevent the spread of invasive species before you go on your hike.

● Swim and wash only in designated areas to avoid contamination of sensitive waterways.

When you get home do not forget to share your travel experience with your family and friends, emphasizing the importance of responsible tourism and how easy it is to contribute to the sustainability of the wonderful destinations you had the opportunity to visit. Also share your photographs, as they will speak for themselves, and last but not least, use the social networks.
Remember that your trip is only the beginning. When you get home you can continue doing research and get involved with the issues or the destinations that most attracted your attention. Traveling opens your eyes and heart to what is new. You can also contribute by making a donation to a local charity.

Every day we are more and more aware of the environmental impact of our actions: the world is in constant development, a development that demands more productivity and working hours. Vacations are a getaway from pressure and stress, the passage to relaxation and a way of finding ourselves. For all these reasons, it is worthwhile to make a good travel plan and be part of the positive change that responsible tourism means at a global level.

Thank you for taking your valuable time and reading this manual, which was written with a view to fulfilling our commitment with the destinations and the communities visited by our travelers.

Love and protect the wonderful world we share

Being a responsible tourist is not difficult to achieve at all. In fact, when a tourist arrives at their travel destination they want to know the local culture, engage in new activities or taste the typical local dishes. Example: the choice of eating a traditional dish, generates an income to all those activities involved in the process, from the fishing, breeding and harvesting to the preparation and presentation of the dish.

Below are some of the activities you can do to promote the sustainability of the destinations you decide to visit:

You will be purchasing an authentic product as well as contributing to the strengthening of the local culture, thus providing local craftsmen with a source of income and preventing their emigration in search of opportunities. This human talent drain is one of the main causes undermining the cultural roots of each destination.

Respect the source of income of local artisans by paying a fair price for their products.

Please, do not buy products made from endangered plants or animals nor fake products or those forbidden by national and international regulations.

By doing this, you ensure the conservation of the place and an improvement in the life quality of its inhabitants. This is so because the income from tourist activities remains and is distributed in the area, thus increasing the possibilities of local development. Whenever possible, choose a tour operator that has an environmental or community project in the destination to be visited.
Try not to spend all your money in one place to prevent monopolies and to guarantee equal opportunities to all local businesses.
Turn off the lights and electrical items in your accommodation if you are not using them, and make sure you turn off the water and gas taps as well (if applicable).
You can reuse towels, instead of changing them daily, plastic water containers and any other reusable utensil or product. In this way, you play your part in waste reduction.
Before traveling, find out about the health measures you should comply with and the health care centers you can go to in case of an emergency.
Do not throw waste into the environment. Remember that the local fauna and flora as well as the quality of the services may be highly affected. Waste causes contamination, bad smells, illnesses, and in the case of certain animals, it can even cause death. It is widely known that every year a great number of animals are trapped in plastic waste and lose their valuable lives due to thoughtless behavior. If you throw away any kind of food, do not leave it within the reach of animals, throw it into the proper place.
We live in a world where there is a large variety of ideas, thoughts, tastes, interests and customs. Ask for permission before taking a picture or making a video of someone. Privacy is important for all human beings, so you should show respect in every act involving others. Be always kind and respectful to the locals, respect what they are, enjoy learning new things and fill yourself with unique experiences. Take the best from each culture and you will grow both spiritually and personally. Every trip will be seen from a different perspective and you will enjoy each one of them.

Comply with national laws and regulations.

Please do not take away pieces of cultural heritage as a memento of your trip. Instead, take some photographs with you.

Respect human rights. Avoid further children exploitation, do not contribute to child mistreatment and abuse, all of which are a crime.

Put these simple actions into practice and you will be contributing to a big change.

Tips for preparing the trip and for making it as responsible as possible

It is important that you gain some previous knowledge about the place you want to visit: find out about its customs as well as its cultural, natural and historical attractions. Websites or social networks are the best sources you can use to read about previous travel experiences. For example: Tripadvisor.
Avoid, if possible, carrying extra luggage: pack according to your purpose.
An ecolodge is not just an ecolodge because it is in the middle of the forest or surrounded by any kind of nature, but one that meets certain requirements that support the resources used for the construction of it. For example, wood is needed to build an ecolodge. Nowadays companies are aware of new travel trends. Consequently, due to uncontrolled deforestation, it is not regarded as a sustainable kind of accommodation but quite the opposite since it is invading the local fauna and flora and irresponsibly consuming the natural resources. That is why you should beware of the type of accommodation you decide to book.
Learning words like: Hello, Thank you, Please, among others, is likely to have a positive impact on your trip, as local people will appreciate your effort and see your interest and respect for their culture.
Remember that traveling affects the environment. Try to minimize the impact of pollution caused by the different means of transport. It is becoming more and more common and enjoyable to take cycling and walking tours, and even trekking experiences have become more popular. Many travelers will choose these environmentally friendlier options as a way of being in full contact with nature and the local culture.

Tips for trekking adventures

  • Walk on the established trails and in a single line, thus avoiding widening the trails.
  • Pay attention to the signs, respect the barriers, and close the doors you walk through.
  • Avoid walking over sensitive areas such as meadows, lake shores, wetlands and streams.
  • Do not disturb sites of historical, paleontological, archaeological and cultural value.
  • Take your trash with you until you can find a proper place where to dispose of it and, if you find trash left by others, you should pick it up too.
  • Avoid walks near nesting, habitat and reproduction sites of local animals. Respect their space and enjoy nature.
  • Use the restrooms in the available sites or bury your own waste in a hole at a depth of 15 to 20cm and no less than 60 meters from water, camping sites and trails.
  • Wash your shoes and equipment to prevent the spread of invasive species before you go on your hike.
  • Swim and wash only in designated areas to avoid contamination of sensitive waterways.

When you get home do not forget to share your travel experience with your family and friends, emphasizing the importance of responsible tourism and how easy it is to contribute to the sustainability of the wonderful destinations you had the opportunity to visit. Also share your photographs, as they will speak for themselves, and last but not least, use the social networks.

Remember that your trip is only the beginning. When you get home you can continue doing research and get involved with the issues or the destinations that most attracted your attention. Traveling opens your eyes and heart to what is new. You can also contribute by making a donation to a local charity.

Every day we are more and more aware of the environmental impact of our actions: the world is in constant development, a development that demands more productivity and working hours. Vacations are a getaway from pressure and stress, the passage to relaxation and a way of finding ourselves. For all these reasons, it is worthwhile to make a good travel plan and be part of the positive change that responsible tourism means at a global level.

Thank you for taking your valuable time and reading this manual, which was written with a view to fulfilling our commitment with the destinations and the communities visited by our travelers.

Love and protect the wonderful world we share