Mafer was born and raised in Lima but soon fell in love with the Andes, its all-shades-of-blue skies, warm sun and beautiful culture. It was love at first hike.
In 2009 she visited Cusco for the first time, returned twice that year, and moved in the next. The plan was to stay for a gap year, but life, of course, had other plans.
She has a degree in Hospitality Management and has worked for over 10 years in sales and customer service for luxury and adventure tour operators. With a few breaks to travel around Asia and Australia to study Permaculture, and explore the film and restaurant industries. During such time, she co-founded a lovely little bakery and a restaurant in the city and helped produce some cool TV and film projects such as Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Uncharted’ show, and Transformers 7.
She can never get enough of exploring Peru in every possible way, whether it is through its trails, its amazing food or its fascinating and incredibly diverse cultural expressions.
Lucky to have travelled far and long, she always comes back to confirm there really is no place like home, especially when home is Peru.
Her all-time favourite trip is the 3-D Apurimac River Rafting , there’s nothing quite like it. And, if she had to pick one hike, it would without a doubt be the Ausangate Mountain trek.
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.
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