Aventura Argentina

The environment

As a company committed to protecting the wilderness, we donate £25 from every booking to the Climate Care organisation.

This is the amount required to offset the carbon cost for one passenger on a flight between London and Buenos Aires.

We also donate 5% of our profits to the Patagonia Land Trust, a body which is working hard to return the southern pampas and grasslands back to their original state after the degradation of 100 years of agribusiness.

See Patagonialandtrust.org

Getting here

Whilst we organise internal flights, we find our clients often prefer to make their own arrangements for international flights. This means you can choose the exact times to suit you, and hunt around for the best deals.

At the moment, British Airways have a very competitive fare if you book well in advance. You'll also benefit from a virtually direct flight to Buenos Aires - with just a touch down in Sao Paulo. See www.ba.com

Aerolineas offer an excellent service via Madrid, usually cheaper than BA and with the same level of service. See www.aerolineasargentinas.com

The next best bet is to try expedia.com or opodo.com, both of whom usually have promotional fares on US airlines with a change in the USA. Whilst very competitive, the flight time is longer.

What to bring

Specialist equipment is all provided for you, usually as part of the activity you're doing. Some people choose to bring their own fishing or climbing equipment, but it's not essential.

You will need to provide your own sleeping bag if your holiday includes overnight treks. Tents are provided by ourselves, unless you'd prefer to bring your own of course. Other essentials include good walking boots, a goretex-type jacket, fleece layers, gloves, high factor sunscreen, rucksack and daypack, headtorch, swimwear and, of course, your camera. If you're taking any wildlife-watching trips, binoculars will be a big asset.

Pack clothing for a variety of climates, even in summer. Whilst rare, we've known it to snow in the northern lowlands of Nahuel Huapi in January when it would normally be around 28 degrees. We've also known it to be about this temperature in October, when it's often still snowing. Suffice to say, prepare for a wide range of temperatures.

Insurance

As our terms and conditions make clear, it's important that you take out a full travel insurance policy that covers the duration of your trip in Latin America.

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