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Argentina AdventureArgentina AdventureAlthough it doesn't replace pre-trip research, traveling with an adventure tour company is a great way to get firsthand experience while traveling in the safety of a group. Dez Bartelt, founder and owner of Best of Both Adventures offers up the skinny on sourcing out an adventure tour company. Climbing ArgentinaClimbing Argentina

 

As long you travel with reputable, well-established operators.

Before you sign on, ask a lot questions:

  • How long have they been operating?
  • What is their safety record?
  • Do they use local guides or do they bring in outside leaders who may be experts on white-water rafting but have limited knowledge of regional problems?

Adventure in ArgentinaAdventure in ArgentinaRead through their terms and conditions as well. Find out what is and isn't provided regarding lodging, guides, evacuations - anything integral to your safety and peace of mind. If the company is providing gear, for instance, ask how old it is, how they maintain it, and if it can be exchanged should it fit improperly.

You may feel nitpicky or overly cautious, but in the Argentina AdventureArgentina Adventureend, you're still responsible for your health and safety. And if you're traveling the road less traveled, that can make all the difference.

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