Why do we claim to be Peru Adventure Travel Experts?
Amazonas Explorer has assembled one of the most qualified and experienced teams in the Peru adventure travel industry.
It takes many people to make your holiday exceptional. One weak link in the team can let everything down.
Our staff have come up internally through the ranks or have moved onto us when they wanted to progress from other companies.
Our Peru adventure team includes:
Travel planners who really know what they are talking about.
Operations staff with the foresight and experience to help your trip run smoothly and sort out any issues if they occur
Guides who are full of knowledge and fun to be with who will make this the trip of a lifetime for you
Adventure guides who know how to keep you safe in the toughest of conditions
Many companies claim to have world-class guides. This is why we do:
1 of ours was voted World’s Best Guide of 2014 by Wanderlust Magazine
1 is the highest qualified Mountain biking guide in all of Peru
1 is the highest qualified Rafting guide in Peru, competing in the Rafting World Championships
We invest in staff training
All guides update their First Aid Certificates once a year
All river guides hold the Swift Water Rescue Award
Each year we run a week-long guide and office training course. We invite experts from around the globe to share their experiences and broaden the experience of our staff. Past courses have included:
VIP Customer service
Safety on steep ground
Responsible tourism in Chile
How to run a responsible local business
Being a B- Corps- what does it mean
Our cooks complete a 1-week training course each year covering:
We cover half the cost of any ongoing professional development.
Ongoing professional development is vital to keep staff interested and committed. Whatever field you are in. So we encourage our staff to find something new to learn. The member of staff pays half and Amazonas Explorer pays half.
Recently courses staff have taken include:
Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing
Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Administration
International Mountain Biking Association Instructor Level 2 (in USA)
International Rafting Federation Instructor Level 4 (in Costa Rica)
We promote in house and offer training opportunities for staff family members
Full time staff include:
Owner, General Manager
Head of Reservations
Maria Fernanda Sánchez-Salazar
Head of Sales
Maria del Pilar Handa
Head of Operations
Head of Admin
Miguel Angel Mamani Quispe
Mery Luz Cahua
Katherine Carbajal Coronado
Head Chef and Head of Biking
Chief instructor & Raft guide
World's Best Guide
Jose Antonio Rivas
Juan Carlos Salazar
Jose Miguel Vasquez
Oliver & Lara Cripps
Office & Student Coordinator
Neo the Dog
We create safe, responsibly run adventures in Cusco and the Sacred Valley for lovers of the great outdoors. We are a Certified B Corps and hold all Adventure Licenses for the activities we offer.