Amazonas Explorer was last week recognised by MINCETUR, the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade for good practices in trekking.
They achieved the maximum score of 100% in the assessment carried out by representatives of MINCETUR.
In 2018 Peru launched an Adventure Licensing Scheme, with the aim of improving the level of professionalism and safety among those offering adventurous activities to tourists. While trekking is not yet covered by the licensing scheme, it is hoped that this certification process is a step towards it.
Amazonas Explorer holds all the licences available for activities it offers including rafting, kayaking and paddleboarding, and mountain biking. Sadly they are one of the very few to do so. The vast majority of companies offering adventurous activities in Peru are not authorized to offer the activities they do.
Safety and formality have always been at the forefront of everything Amazonas Explorer do. And key to this is staff training and continued professional development.
While some of this training can be found in Peru, with two staff recently completing Postgraduate Diplomas in Tourism Administration and Digital Marketing at local universities, sometimes you have to travel overseas.
Head Guide Santiago Carlin recently returned from the inaugural International White Water Rafting Summit in Costa Rica where he undertook the International Rafting Federation Level 4 Instructor Course.
Two years earlier Head Bike Guide Miguel Lozano travelled to Utah to undertake the International Mountain Bike Association Level 2 Mountain Bike Instructor Course.
In January, guides will undergo Wilderness First Aid Training, with a trainer flown in from overseas. All part of the ongoing commitment to offering the highest standards of professionalism and safety to clients travelling to Peru to enjoy adventure travel.
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