Apurimac Explorer staff are committed professionals determined to make your trip an unforgettable experience.
Our professional team is formed by extreme sports superstars that will stand by you throughout the trip.
Not only years of experience set us apart from the rest, all of our team members are certified in first aid and swift water rescue by both national and international entities such as: Wilderness First Aid by NOLS, Rescue 3 and SARA PERU.
*All of our guides are members of the “Peruvian Class V Rafting Guides Association”.
Cliff Delgado was born in Curahuasi, Apurimac - Peru and having one of the greatest rivers in the world right next to his house it was almost written that he would be one of the best kayakers in the country. He has dedicated the past 10 years as a kayaker to get to know most of the rivers of Perú. Cliff is fluent in Spanish, English and Quechua.
Romel Campana was also born in Curahuasi, he has been guiding for 6 seasons at the Apurimac River. Lately he has improved his skills in kayaking and is now considered as an excellent safety kayaker. He has also worked in many rivers throughout Peru, Chile and Argentina. Romel is the president of the "Peruvian Class V Rafting Guides Association". Romel is fluent in Spanish, English and Quechua.
Santiago Carlin is a superb kayaker, rafting and canyoning guide with more than 10 years of experience. He loves working at the Apurimac River but has also been to several other countries around the world searching good whitewater: Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Austria, Peru and Ecuador. Santiago is also the proud winner of 2 Futaleufu River Festivals (FUTAFEST). Santiago is fluent in Spanish, English and Quechua.
Williams Hancco is a kayaking and rafting expert with 11 years running the most challenging rivers. He loves Canada Rivers as much as he loves those in Peru, so he spends his time working as a kayaker in both countries. Williams speaks Spanish, English and Quechua perfectly.
Gilder Anaya is one of the best kayakers and guides in Peru thanks to his more than 10 years of experience. Gilder is constantly travelling through Norway and other European countries searching great rapids and the latest in outdoor adventures. Gilder is fluent in Spanish, English and Quechua.
Jilmar Castaneda enjoys working as rafting guide and safety cataract in the rivers of Chile and Peru. He has taken great advantage of his 4 years training and is now someone to look up to for the newer generations of rafting guides. He has been in the United States taking a swift water rescue course to complement his bachelor degree in tourism. Jilmar speaks Spanish, English and French flawlessly.
Javier Tamayo is also from Curahuasi. He is a professional in tourism and he has been guiding rafting groups for more than 9 years. He loves guiding at the Apurimac River from April to November, when the season is over he enjoys visiting Argentina, England or Israel seeking for new river adventures. Javier is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English and Hebrew.
Victor Mendivil was born in Curahuasi and thanks to its proximity to one of the greatest rivers in the world, the great Apurimac; he learned the sport from a very early age. In his 10 years of experience he has been to many rivers all over Argentina, Chile and Peru. He has also participated in the Pan-American rafting championship in Potrerillos, Argentina in 2008 as a member of the Peruvian team. Victor speaks very good Spanish, English and Quechua.
Julio Baca was born in Cunyac, Cusco - Peru, which makes the Apurimac River his backyard run since he first got in a kayak. He has been running rivers in his beloved kayak for 7 years now. He enjoys visiting Argentina and Chile when the Apuís season is over. This year he won the 2nd place in the Futafest (Futaleufu). Julio also speaks very good Spanish, English and Quechua.
Luciano Baca is Julio's little brother, he has been enjoying the river for 4 years. He started as a safety cataract and now he is a really good kayaker, he definitely inherited his big broís skills. Chano speaks Spanish, English and Quechua.
Jack Campana has 7 years as a rafting guide and safety cataract. He started following his uncle's Romel steps and is now someone you can rely on in the river. He loves working at the Apurimac River and when the season is over he flies off to Chile. Jack is fluent in Spanish, English, Hebrew and Quechua.
Jonatan Peña has more than 7 years working as a rafting guide and carry boat. He is an expert dealing with 1500 pounds of load in his boat with no more help but his strong arms. Jonatan speaks Spanish, English, Quechua and Hebrew, all of them as if he were a native speaker.
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