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About Us

  • Why Rumbo Explora

    WHY RUMBO EXPLORA Rumbo Explora established as a licensed tour operator in Peru, cradle of andean civilization. Our operation began in Puno, then we started operating Cusco and Arequipa, backed by 24 hours and 365 days operational support. Our team of specialists is highly trained to meet the demanding market of inbound tourism, planning carefully the tailor made itineraries, ensuring an efficient and professional service. In addition Rumbo Explora is committed with the development of a more responsible tourism and sustainability practices, helping to the communities of Lake Titicaca and Cusco. We take pride in looking after our team and pay our staff such as guides, drivers and boat drivers well above average wages. This allows us to attract some of the best guides, drivers with a long experience, and keeps them working all year around. We have 05 qualified guides working for us and a team with more than 30 years of experience. We are the only company in the region of Lake Titicaca – Peru, with 2 legal permits, besides working with the best speed boats and land transportation with National Scope (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record). Rumbo Explora is focused on classical and non-touristy tours in the Peruvian Andes, since we begin to operate all our tours, we have complete control over the quality of our service. Everyone involved in the operation of our tours is well treated and cared for and that the benefits brought by tourism are shared throughout the Lake Titicaca communities. Our company was the first to offer a varied portfolio of treks, like walking with llamas, starting from the world-famous Lake Titicaca, to breathtaking remote routes, rarely trodden by locals. In January 2014, we pioneered luxury tours in the region of Lake Titicaca, as an initiative of our staff, providing the best speedboats & land transportation for our customers that led us to also become one of the best tour operators in the southern Peru, thus surpassing our clients expectations and travel experience. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Rumbo Explora employs local people (Aymaras and Quechuas) paying our suppliers 10% over the average rate, every 2 weeks as follow: Tour guides (freelance), tourist transportation (with national permit and insurance police to all risks in record), motor boats (speed & regular boats), and our Inca Trail porters, who are paid punctually at the end of each trek, to put money for helping the local economy. Rumbo Explora does not exploit its employees, our staff receive pensions, health insurance, bonuses, and much more. We treat our employees with the respect that they deserve and expect our office staff and guides do same with our drivers, captains and porters. Our Web Page show the communities of the Lake Titicaca (Puno) and Sacred Valley (Lares route Cusco) and how you can contribute. Our staff of professional guides are well trained and know very well the region of Peru, most of them are fluent in Aymara language which is spoken in the communities of the lake Titicaca, and also Quechua spoken in most of the departments of Peru, in special in Cusco area. As an initiative of our staff, we decided to contribute to the communities of the Lake Titicaca and Sacred Valley. Rumbo Explora promotes some projects like the construction of libraries for rural schools where the beneficiaries will be primary school children, also we are planning to distribute to children some school materials at the start the year and also we are focused on kindergarten projects, in communities of Lake Titicaca (Llachon and Qarina), from Cusco (Urubamba Valley and Lares), coming soon (Colca Valley communities), as our next plan. ¡Peru awaits you! Rumbo Explora invites all of its clients to support our communities located over 4500m above sea level (upper parts of Lake Titicaca) 2 or 3 hours’ by car, where telephone signal is absent, there are only small country houses, the main activity is livestock, perhaps narrow unpaved roads, or only llamas is used for carrying things when people go to the local markets. Place where in winter the temperature gets cold up to minus 20° and 25° degrees below zero, to collect and donate second hand clothes and blankets, places never visited by the government. Perhaps few families have solar power including battery, but most of them use only candles for the night. Alternatively, the donations can be organized with some activities for this visit and experience a trip to the Andes in Peru. Amantani Island, located in the middle of Lake Titicaca, where live 4000 inhabitants, 41 km from Puno city, fishermen and small farmers. Year after year the inhabitants from Amantani have been struggling for a better quality of life, so by participating in this tour you will contribute to the local economy, receiving from them accommodations, meals and an unforgettable experience. A visit to Amantani Island necessarily implies to spend one night, the services are basic, no electricity, just candle or solar power. Our purpose is to be a true help to the local communities with which we work, so this cultural Exchange offered by our company is fascinating between visitors and the local people, sharing and learning with the locals about farming techniques, weaving, spinning, knitting and educational activities. ECONOMIC RESPONSIBILITY: Rumbo Explora is a local Tour Operator company based in Puno – Peru, with offices in Cusco, Arequipa and representatives’ en Lima, Paracas-Nazca, besides and La Paz-Bolivia. All our staff are Peruvians, as follow: Tours Guides: They are locals and have been carefully selected (In Cusco), majority coming from villages in the countryside, (In Puno) our guides are from the mountain communities (In Arequipa) few tour guides are from the city, most of them from the Colca Valley, (Nazca & Paracas) guides are locals. Drivers: All of our drivers have driving license category A-3C, as in (In Cusco) they are locals, majority coming from the villages from Urubamba Valley, (In Puno) we selected our drivers, and most of them coming from the […]
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  • Our Team & Expert Guides

    OUR TEAM IN RUMBO EXPLORA   DAVID V. | Founder | David founded Rumbo Explora in 2010 to fulfill a personal dream, providing luxury and authentic tours inspired by living traditions. He is graduated from Universidad Nacional del Altiplano and Instituto Superior Tegnológico JAE-Puno. David is focused on creating the most authentic hand-crafted travel itineraries in Perú. He is the driving force behind Rumbo´s Explora, and boasts ample experience working in the past since 2002 for local Tour Operators, as Tour Leader for DMC travel companies as RECEPTOUR S.A (2005 – 2007), LIMA TOURS S.A (2009), SOLMARTOUR S.A (2010) and METROPOLITAN TOURING (2007 – 2014), also as Operations Manager, travelling around all Peru, Bolivia and Chile. He likes to take pictures. MARIA J. | Manager – Puno Office | Maria is the first Rumbo Explora member. As a local woman she knows the culture, archaeology, traditions and Peruvian cousine. She has had the opportunity to visit destinations highlights of Perú and decided to apply her skills in the field of tourism. She likes sharing and learning with the local communities creating a real travel experience and then to put it into practice. DELIA SULLA | Manager – Cusco Office | She graduated from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin with degree in Tourism and Hospitality. Her job is to make our clients feel welcome, safe, well-advised from the moment they get to Cusco and make sure that everything is on time and well organized. Delia has been working for the past 9 years, at the beginning as Tour Guide and later as Operations Manager, she likes traveling about her country, gastronomy and Peruvian culture. REYNALDO R. | Client Relations – Cusco Office | Reynaldo has a vast experience in the industry of tourism from 1985, with degree in Tourism Administration from Cenfotur. Learning and sharing his knowledge, he at Rumbo Explora enjoy being part of a nice and highly trained profesional team. Reynaldo obtained important success working as a Regional Manager for a DMC Travel Company in Cusco-Machupicchu. He knows very well Cusco área, thus he is commited how to handling every challenge that comes his way. LENY CARY | Manager – Arequipa Office | She graduated from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin with degree in Tourism and Hospitality. Her job is to check land transportation, tours guides, hotels in Arequipa and make sure that everything is on time and well organized. Lenny has been working for the past 25 years, at the beginning as Travel Consultant and later as Office Manager, she likes traveling about her country, gastronomy and Peruvian culture. WILLIAM ALCALDE| Representative – Lima Office | William started to work in the industry of tourism from 2004. He studied English, as Rumbo Explora representative his job is to make our clients feel welcome, safe, well-advised since he greets our visitors upon arrival at Lima airport, and make sure that everything is on time and well organized. William know most of the Peruvian destinations as Machupicchu, Lake Titicaca, Colca canyon and Nazca & Paracas area. LEO REYES | Representative – Paracas & Nazca Office | Leo started to work in tourism for over 30 years, became one of the pioneers in Nazca and Paracas area. He knows very well the Nazca & Palpa Lines. Leo manages all our tours and excursion to Nazca & Palpa Lines and Ballestas Islands, he is committed how to handling every challenge that comes his way. Today Leo as professional and experienced entrepreneur is teacher for most of tour guides. OUR GUIDES We take pride in looking after our team and pay our staff such as guides, drivers and boat drivers well above average wages. This allows us to attract some of the best guides, drivers with a long experience, and keeps them working all year around. In Puno & Lake Titicaca we have 05 professional tour guides, in Cusco & Machupicchu 07 guides, and in Arequipa & Colca canyon 03 guides, experts and knowledgeable in their fields, and a qualified team working for us with more than 30 years of experience. The tour guide is generally the first member of our company that greets visitors upon arrival into Perú. His job is to make our clients feel welcome, safe and well-advised, helping to solve issues on the ground from the moment they set foot in our country. He likes to share his love for Peru with travelers from around the world. Our staff of tour guides are some of the best paid, which allows us to guarantee excellence in our services. We have guides fluent in English, French, Italian and German. At Rumbo Explora an excellent guide is key to making your trip a memorable experience that is why we select guides, with experience earned by many years of work. Our guides are highly trained, offering with high quality standards, making the difference with other ones, because they are the best in their fields, experts ambassadors, guaranteeing excellence in our services. Our team is also composed of specialized guides: bird watching, esoteric tours, flora & fauna, history, archaeology, anthropology, who have also been trained available for specialized trips and traditional programs, adding a wonderful value to their explanations. Finally, some of our guides had to travel to Lima – Peru to improve their English. Most of our tour guides in Perú have been trained in advanced first aid & rescue. Our team is regularly updated through seminars and courses in their respective fields like, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Machupicchu, Arequipa and Colca Canyon. 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  • Titicaca Speed Boats

    SPEEDBOAT CRUISE LAKE TITICACA – PERU Rumbo Explora has been implementing for visitors a speed boat service on Lake Titicaca as Titicaca I with a capacity of 40 passengers and Titicaca II with a capacity of 20 passengers, built by NAUTICA, computarized and fully equipped using edge technology in the construction of speed boats in fiberglass. Our first partner owns the best speed boats on Lake Titicaca – Peru, exclusively for our most demanding customers. From the technical point of view, the two safe, fast and panoramic speed boats are the only ones on Lake Titicaca with legal permits from the Peruvian Navy and with certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vessel Insurance Policy to all risks in record, here some facts of speed boats. Cruising speed 24 knots Capacity 40 & 20 passengers + 3 crew Computerized control panel Fiberglass structure Panoramic Windows Reclining seats Carpeted floor Toilet on board In January 2014, we pioneered luxury tours to the Lake Titicaca, as an initiative of our staff and ate the request of our customers from Europe, Asia and United States. The two speed boats fully equipped were built by náutica with volvo penta engines each one, exclusive for Lake Titicaca, thus starting our operations with speed boats, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú, thus surpassing our clients expectations and travel experiences. Rumbo Explora is operating with two speed boats that have 40 & 20 comfortable seats, velocity of 24 knots + GPS + radio communication + night navigation lights + compass + oxygen & first aid kit + life jackets + toilet + Carpeted floor + panoramic windows + cooler. Share the post "Titicaca Speed Boats" FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mail
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  • Land Transportation

    TOURIST TRANSPORTATION LAND TRANSPORTATION IN PUNO – PERU: Our second partner, land transportation Planeta Tours owner of 01 minivan & 03 sprinters, confortables with a capacity of 10, 12 and 14 passengers, puts at our disposal exclusive for our demanding customers. Planeta Tours EIRL, the only tourism transportation company in the región of Lake Titicaca that has 2 legal permits issued by the MTC Ministry of Transport Communications of Perú, with circulation card of National Scope N° 15P13004210-01 until 2023. This is very important for us, because most of the companies of tourist transportation have local permits only. Planeta Tours has Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance SOAT Transit, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record N° 10957293-1 “La Positiva”, exclusive for foreign. For big groups we have at your disposal minibuses and buses.   LAND TRANSPORTATION IN CUSCO – PERÚ: Our partner RM CUSCO TRANSTOURS EIRL owner of 01 minivan & 01 sprinter, confortables with a capacity of 6 and 14 passengers, puts at our disposal exclusive for our demanding customers. RM CUSCO TRANSTOURS EIRL has legal permits issued by the MTC Ministry of Transport Communications of Perú, with circulation card N° 001391813 until 2023. This is very important for us, because most of the companies of tourist transportation have local permits only. RM CUSCO TRANSTOURS EIRL has Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance SOAT Transit, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record N° 80264388, exclusive for foreign.   LAND TRANSPORTATION IN AREQUIPA – PERÚ: Our partner S & V TRANSPORTES Y SERVICIOS TURISTICOS EIRL VISETUR owner of 01 minivan & 01 sprinter, confortables with a capacity of 6 and 14 passengers, puts at our disposal exclusive for our demanding customers. S & V TRANSPORTES Y SERVICIOS TURISTICOS EIRL VISETUR has legal permits issued by the MTC Ministry of Transport Communications of Perú, with circulation card N° 15P12002624-01 until 2022. This is very important for us, because most of the companies of tourist transportation have local permits only. S & V TRANSPORTES Y SERVICIOS TURISTICOS EIRL VISETUR has Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance SOAT Transit, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record N° 2003-4193264-1, exclusive for foreign. Share the post "Land Transportation" FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mail
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  • Operation Permits

    OPERATION PERMITS   Our company is specialized in inbound tourism, working with leading edge technology to provide the best service and attention to our customers. Our operation began in Puno, backed by 24 hours and 365 days operational support. Our team of specialists is highly trained to meet the demanding market of inbound tourism, planning carefully the tailor made itineraries, ensuring an efficient and professional service. In addition Rumbo Explora is committed with the development of a more responsible tourism and sustainability practices. RUMBO EXPLORA E.I.R.L, operating with RUC Nº 20448205445, Authorization License from Municipality of Puno C/P. Nº 02866 and Permission of Authorization GR Nº 011-2013 PUNO/DIRCETUR. We are a company based in Puno – Peru, we are focused on classical and non touristy tours to Lake Titicaca, Machupicchu, Colca Canyon and Lima. TREK PERMITS & CAMPSITES: Rumbo Explora offer stunning routes like Trekking to Salkantay and Ausangate Mountain and Inca Trail in partnership and shared operation with what we consider to be one of Cusco’s best tour operators, exclusive for our demanding customers. Our partner in Cusco is operating Inca Trail for many years, and they are considered the second best Trek Operator, this way, we can ensure a consistent level of service in all of our adventure operations. All tours we offer are private unless only a shared option is available. Our company will guarantee the spaces booked only when having paid the full amount of passengers. The booking will be first confirmed by the governmental institutions (Ministry of Culture) then our company reply to you by e-mail, this meaning that spaces are available on the Inca Trail for the departure date. So if you wish to travel to the Inca Trail with us, we recommend you make a booking until you have all the group details (full names, passport numbers, ages and others) and you are sure about your trek departure date, because these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek ticket. Rumbo Explora works according to the Resolution 002-2004-UGM-CD, published in the news paper El Peruano on 12 November 2004, modifying the Trail Regulation. Currently, following UNESCO recommendations, the Peruvian government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail (permits for about 180 trekkers per day plus 320 porters & guides). We recommend you make a trek booking as early as possible to find spaces on the desired departure date. In 2015 we have managed to obtain trek permits for all of our clients, but trek permits for some dates sold out more than 7 months in advance. Please send an e-mail and we will confirm your booking as soon as possible. Otherwise, as a second choise we have also available another alternative routes like Salkantay and Ausangate Trek. IMPORTANT: The following client information is required by our company: Full names Nationality Passport number Date of Birth Gender & Age All information provided by you will be submitted to the Ministry of Culture office who regulate the access to the Inca Trail in order to be included in the official list of permits on the requested date. If there is any information missing due to some circunstances as new passport number, names-surnames and others, we kindly request you inform to our company as soon as possible for the change, otherwise you will pay a penalty before departure or maybe not be admitted to enter on the Inca Trail. Our company excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information is not exact as in the official permit, the authorities in charge reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. AGE & FITNESS LIMITATIONS: For most of our visitors, age is not a concern. However, a reasonable level of fitness is required, as most holidays require short walking, sometimes on uneven ground. Even relatively mild activities can be strenuous at altitude. High altitude trekking is more strenuous than an equivalent length walk in your country. The Inca Trail program is offered by several tour operators for 02 and 04 days walking with full porterage, passing over 4150m and an average altitude of 3050m. Besides its difficulties the ascent and descent of the first pass, known as warmihuañusca pass. The Inca trail trek is certainly possible for anyone in a good state of health and fitness, but we would not recommend to visitos who is totally unused to walking.   Our Acreditation Our company is specialized in inbound tourism, working with leading edge technology to provide the best service and attention to our customers. Our operation began in Puno, backed by 24 hours and 365 days operational support. Our team of specialists is highly trained to meet the demanding market of inbound tourism, planning carefully the tailor made itineraries, ensuring an efficient and professional service. In addition Rumbo Explora is committed with the development of a more responsible tourism and sustainability practices. RUMBO EXPLORA E.I.R.L, operating with RUC Nº 20448205445, Authorization License from Municipality of Puno C/P. Nº 02866 and Permission of Authorization GR Nº 011-2013 PUNO/DIRCETUR. We are a company based in Puno – Peru, we are focused on classical and non touristy tours to Lake Titicaca, Machupicchu, Colca Canyon and Lima.   Share the post "Operation Permits" FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInE-mail
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