Amazonas Explorer has a reputation for exceptional Peru adventure. We will continue to fight hard to maintain that reputation.
But did you know that we also do non-adventurous stuff? Probably sixty percent of our business is not adventurous. At least not in the traditional sense of the word.
“Adventure travel” is now a broad definition. For many, the very fact that Peru is so far away is an adventure in itself. “Adventure travel” now encompasses culinary adventures, cultural adventures and so much more. You do not need to stay in a tent or don a rucksack. A boutique five-star luxury lodge is for many an adventure, simply because of the location.
Recently one of our guides, Efrain Valles, was voted the best guide in the world by the leading UK travel magazine “Wanderlust”. He cannot kayak or raft to save his life. His knees are too sore to trek much and my six-year-old has a better balance on a bike. But you will be hard-pushed to find someone who does what he does better.
We have many guides like Efrain who simply are not adventurous in the traditional sense. Throwing themselves down a raging river or hurtling downhill on a bike is simply not their idea of fun.
What they love and excel at is taking exceptional care of you and sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge of Peru with you. They have the magic, to turn a day in their company into a fabulous adventure.
While all our guides are qualified and licensed as guides, many have other qualifications, other things they get up to that bring a huge variety of life experience to their role. Amongst them a lawyer, a university professor, a school director, and two on the board of the Peruvian Guides Association. Many of them are parents, with all the education and perspective that brings. The majority are in their thirties and forties. These are not your ordinary guides.
So yes, our website may show more rafting, biking, and trekking than most but that is just one side to Amazonas Explorer. We have the guides and expertise to ensure your trip to Peru is the adventure of a lifetime, whatever your idea of adventure.