MATER Sustainable Travel

MATER is a travel company based in Buenos Aires and Neuquén (Patagonia). We co-create genuine travel experiences in Argentina , supporting local communities, promoting cultural exchanges and protecting the environment of the places we visit. We have international certifications that guarantee our performance, in addition to the organizations with which we work collaboratively.

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Style

Active Adventure, Comfortable Stay, Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion, Family Friendly, Foodie Fun, Historical Sites, Luxury Accommodation, Off the Beaten Path and Time to Relax

Price

Mid-range

Location

City/Urban, Forest, Mountains, National Park, River, Rural Communities, Small Towns/Villages, Vineyards and Wildlife Reserve

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Locally Owned Social Enterprise
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Why Lokal Recommends MATER Sustainable Travel

Background

Social Enterprise started in 2013| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

Community Connection

We hire certified local guides who are experts in their territory. We include visits to rural and indigenous communities that are outside the traditional tourist circuits. Our support is of vital importance tothe residents. Not only do we contract their services, but we also promote authentic cultural exchanges, fair trade and local empowerment. We recommend to our allies that their travelers visit some social initiatives, such as family and organic agriculture cooperatives and NGOs. We collaborate and accompany rural and indigenous communities through press, communication and marketing actions and in training workshops.

Environmental Engagement

In our visits to nature reserves, we highlight caring for the environment and the importance of preserving biodiversity. We support the actions carried out by Vida Silvestre Argentina (a member of the WFF) and support its reforestation project. We acquire green bonds monthly, which allow us to offset the CO2 footprint generated by our trips, a fundamental contribution towards sustainable tourism. The Foundation works intensively on forestation issues in our country and at MATER Sustentable we are proud to accompany it since 2014. Each agency that hires an experience with MATER Sustentable experience receives a travel document holder for their travelers made of recycled leather by Vacavaliente, a certified B company that buys its raw materials from tanneries and transforms them into design products through reuse techniques, avoiding waste. We take care of reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible, offering travelers multiple options to compensate for it.

Culture

It is important to highlight that in rural and indigenous communities; tourism, in addition to the genuine income generated to each of the familieshas other positive impacts such as: the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage, the revaluation of their customs and identity and the job opportunity that is offered to the youngest, who stop migrating from the countryside to the city and stay in their homelands with a promising future thanks to tourism.

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