Explorandes Wins World’s Leading Green Tour Operator Award for the 5th Consecutive Year

15 November 2022

World Travel Awards acknowledges the Peruvian tour operator for their ongoing commitment to preserve the environment and support local economies.

Explorandes, the pioneer adventure tour operator in Peru, has won the World's Leading Green Tour Operator award at the World Travel Awards for the 5th year in a row. This award recognizes Explorandes continuous commitment to preserving the environment and their support towards local economies.

Martín Romero, general manager of Explorandes, says that this distinction shows that effort and dedication always pay off. "We are proud and grateful to our employees, suppliers, customers, and allies for their commitment. For over 20 years we have been renewing our environmental sustainability management systems to have an operation that minimizes waste generation, has a carbon neutral footprint, and conserves nature".

The tours offered by Explorandes have different levels of physical demand with many activities to choose from that all share a common value: connection with nature and local culture.

"Our value proposition is to provide our customers with authentic experiences in the Andes with a high quality of service, fascinating landscapes and high standards of safety and sustainability. Precisely what international adventurers are looking for," says Romero.

The award also acknowledges the efforts to develop local economies. Explorandes has a network of more than 800 formal suppliers throughout the country, including official tourist guides, porters, cooks, transportation companies, hotels, etc.

"We seek to contribute to local wellbeing by promoting worthy and formal employment, developing capacities through trainings, hiring local, and purchasing supplies from local businesses".

The Best Adventure Tourism Destination in the World
Alfredo Ferreyros, founder of Explorandes in 1975, states that Peru has the potential to become the best adventure tourism destination in the world due to its geographical location, cultural legacy and natural heritage.

"Peru is a paradise for adventure lovers. It has everything a traveler is looking for. Diverse activities such as trekking through majestic landscapes, mountain biking, climbing, rafting or canoeing in crystalline rivers. A prodigious climate and nature. A varied gastronomic offer recognized as one of the best in the world. And, most important, its warmth and welcoming people," says Ferreyros.

The Oscars of Tourism
The World Travel Awards were created in 1993 to recognize and celebrate excellence in travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. It is the ultimate seal of excellence. The winning countries and companies are chosen based on votes from the public and industry professionals.

To learn more about the tours and activities offered by Explorandes visit: https://www.explorandes.com/

About Explorandes:
Tour operator specialized in developing adventure experiences with low environmental impact. It was founded in the city of Cusco in 1975 and are pioneers in trekking, mountaineering and canoeing in South America. It contributes to local development and welfare by employing and training more than 800 suppliers throughout Peru.

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