Say Hueque Responsible & Sustainable Philosophy

 

We know how important it’s for Argentina to preserve the diversity of its environment. Our commitment has always been to the land we enjoy exploring and the local communities we partner with.

 

We work hard to reduce the impact of traveling in our región, promoting small group trips, educational experiences, and plastic-free tours. This is our contribution to the creation of a new way of traveling, based on the protection of nature, the respect for local cultures, and what we like to call “the eye of the explorer” (travel with a curious and open heart).

 

Think global, act local

We also like to take an active part in the discussions about responsible traveling and take some concrete actions that feature our worry for the well-being of our environment.

                                   

Carbon Footprint

South Pole Group logo

We are the first travel company in Argentina to compensate for all the CO2 emissions you’ll make during your trip when traveling by land. To make this possible, through the Adventure Travel Association we are partnering with South Pole, one of the most reputable organizations on Climate Change actions, to make sure that those resources go directly to the projects that are working to reduce our carbon footprints on our planet.

 

Plant a tree experience

“I think that I shall never see /A poem lovely as a tree.”, said the American poet Joyce Kilmer in 1913. In his poetry, he honored nature above any human creation. In South America, Pachamama (“Mother Earth” in native language) created amazing, beautiful trees. Many are in danger today. We are using trees to develop a lifestyle we believe is the ultimate human creation. But we are disregarding the only masterpiece that matters, our only real home.


We invite you to plant a native tree during your trip to Iguazú, Bariloche, and El Calafate. Help to reforest the Selva Misionera (Iguazú), one of the 200 protected ecoregions in the world, and save the home of our Yaguareté (native jaguar). Help to save the “bosque en transición” (Bariloche), a unique fusion of two ecosystems (the Patagonian steppe, and the forest), and the Bosque Andino Patagónico in El Calafate.


To plant a tree is leaving a part of your legacy in Argentina, and promote hope for future generations. Tell your children and grandchildren that they can visit their family tree whenever they want, that they are now part of a much greater history, the history of humankind.

 

Plastic-free tours

We know how harmful can be the use of single-use plastic for our planet. We decided to encourage our local operators and travelers to bring their own reusable bottles and gear to reduce this impact.

 

Local communities

We are committed to helping our travelers connect with locals and encouraging local businesses by working with local transportation, restoring, and accommodation companies.

 

Climate Emergency Declaration & Future of Tourism

 

 

We have signed the initiative of the Tourism Declares Climate Emergency, a group of 116 travel organizations, companies, and professionals aware of the climate emergency and willing to find a collective solution, and also the Guiding Principles of Future of Tourism, a group of six NGO that work together to promote a new conscious on the change our industry needs.

 

 

We take care of our exploring as well as our working playground

 

We believe that taking care of our planet is something we can also exercise from our working space. That’s why we take these concrete actions in our daily work hub.

  • We collect all the non-reusable batteries and bring them to a recycling site.
  • We are almost 60 people having lunch every day and buying food nearby the office. We decided to bring our reusable bowls to reduce the consumption of non-reusable plastic ones.
  • To reduce our household waste, we make compost and we treat our plants with it!

 

What we have learned being Responsible Travelers

 

By putting in action some of these ideas, we are making a real change in the world, and we also have learned a good deal about how to behave when we travel. We want to share some ideas that stand for our responsible and sustainable travel philosophy. Maybe they look familiar to you, which means that you’re on your way to becoming a responsible traveler!

 

  • Always be fully conscious of the place and the culture you are visiting.
  • Help to encourage the local industry and respect the traditions of the city, beach, or mountaineering village you’re visiting.
  • When finding a place to eat, try to buy from local vendors. This can be also an enriching experience if you dear to chat with locals about the food traditions of the place you are visiting.
  • Do a little research before traveling, get informed about if there are any dress restrictions, and learn some useful words in the original language of the place you’ll visit.

 

 

Being responsible and aware of our traveling choices doesn’t have to lead us to do only low-budgets trips or renounce things we want to do. It’s more about making the right choices and being aware of the impact of your decisions while traveling.

 

  • If you want to travel with a local tour company, make sure they are environmentally responsible. The same with the hotels you choose to stay in.
  • Respect people in the street.
  • Interact with the local fauna in a friendly, non-invasive way.
  • Take beautiful and perfect photos of your amazing adventures to rock in your social media channels, but don’t forget to enjoy the landscape first, get a grip of the situation and pay attention to details, cause those are the truly lasting pictures you’ll take with you forever.

 

We can be the best responsible travelers just by doing any of these little efforts! And by always keeping in mind that popular golden rule that teaches to treat others as you would love to be treated.