In ANDA we organize trips and tours with as little environmental impact as possible.
We are a green company that works to help conserve the environment because we are committed to caring for the planet and transforming the reality that surrounds us.
A concrete way of doing this is prioritizing the hotels that share our view of the world: sustainable hotels. Some of the measures taken by these hotels are to:
We work together with the local vulnerable communities of Buenos Aires as well as in other destinations throughout the country.
This allows us to generate a positive impact on the socioeconomic situation of these groups, respect the identity of each region, and join in on their efforts.
We ourselves are consumers of local products that fall within fair and collaborative trade. We’re happy when we can act as a bridge between travelers and these groups because it’s a concrete way to support them. Through this, we help to ensure that tourism has a positive footprint.
When you go on a tour, you donate 1 USD and ANDA matches it in order to contribute to different soup kitchens throughout the city where hundreds of vulnerable children are served. This money is used to buy food, clothes, and cleaning products, among other things. The tours don’t include a visit to the soup kitchens, but if you are interested in visiting the place you are always welcome.
Just let us know!
In ANDA we organize diverse volunteer experiences.
We combine trips and tours of the principle tourist attractions with visits to social projects that are working in the same geographic region.
We like to collaborate and share experiences. If you would like to have the beautiful experience of sharing with the communities and organizations of each province, please click here for some idea!
Research your destination to learn about local customs, traditions and social conditions. It’s a great way to build understanding of the local community and excitement for your adventure ahead. Learn to speak a few words in the local language. This can help you connect with the local community and its people in a more meaningful way. Experience and respect all that makes an international destination different and unique, from its history, architecture, religion, dress and communication codes, to its music, art and cuisine.
Reduce your environmental impact by being a guardian of natural resources.
Respect wildlife and their natural habitats. Purchase products that aren’t made using endangered plants or animals. In protected areas, access only the places open to visitors.
Reduce your water and energy consumption whenever possible.
Buy locally-made handcrafts and products.
Respect livelihoods of local vendors and artisans by paying a fair price.
Take appropriate health and safety precautions prior and during your trip. Know how to access medical care or contact your embassy in case of an emergency. Research well before engaging into voluntourism. Choose tourism operators with environmental policies and community projects in place.
Observe national laws and regulations. Respect human rights and protect children from exploitation. Abusing children is a crime. Refrain from giving money to begging children and support community projects instead. Take photos instead of protected cultural artefacts as mementos of your trip. Provide honest travel reviews upon your return and promote your positive experiences.
- Taken from the World Ethical Code for the Tourism of the UNWTO -