Owner, General Manager
A graduate of South American Studies, Paul first travelled to Peru in 1988 on a university grant. Work as a tour guide, rafter, safety kayaker and trek leader took him to Austria, Nepal, New Zealand, Zambia, Costa Rica, Panama and just about every country in South America but his love for Peru remained and in 1996, he joined Amazonas Explorer becoming full partner in 1998 and running the whole business since then.
In 2007, Paul decided it was time to put climate change at the forefront of the company’s operational policies, signing up to donate 1% of turnover to a tree planting project that has now helped plant over 1 million trees in the high Andes.
In 2017, he made Amazonas Explorer the first B-Corp travel company in Peru, putting People and Planet before profit and also offsetting all carbon emissions into a carbon sink in Manu National park.
In 2020, he decided to plant 2 trees per person per day whilst on holiday with us, making us possibly the first “Carbon Positive” company in Peru, if not the world.
He lives in Cusco with Carol and their three kids, Lara, Oliver, Charlie and Neo, the rescue dog. When not running the office and heading up the sales team, he can be found out on his bike exploring new routes or kayaking deep canyons, guiding celebrities or just “checking in” on our trips to ensure our high standards are maintained.
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.
Avenida Collasuyo 910, Miravalle, Cusco
9am – 4pm local time (GMT-5)