More than fifteen years ago, we (Piero, an inherent explorer, and Patty, a journalist eager to discover the history of the Andes’ ancient communities), pursued our common interests and merged our passions with our love for excellent service and details to create Terra Explorer.
During those times, we traveled together throughout Peru, crossed America by land from north to south, and explored Patagonia, Asia, and Africa’s magical corners.
Our passionate travelers’ souls and the best of these experiences inspired our vision of bringing our guests closer to an authentic luxury experience, combining our passion for details and service with giving our guests access to unique and out of the ordinary experiences.
We are proud to be one of the most distinguished luxury and adventure travel outfitters in Peru, proudly maintaining since the beginning our vision of immersing you in the essence of our country in an ethical and authentic way.
Through epic outdoor experiences, we can take you to the deepest canyons in the world, to the highest mountain peaks, and to the most pristine stretches of natural reserves in the heart of the Amazon. Whether it is flying by helicopter, paddling, mountain biking, or simply walking, we aim to connect you with the breathtaking beauty of these remote spaces.
We seek to connect your passions with those of renowned local figures: historians, anthropologists, conservationists, chefs, and artists, will take you personally through history, art, gastronomy, dance, music and fashion. You will discover first-hand, according to your interests and needs, the true culture of Peru.
That initial adventure has transformed over time into 6 ways to inspire, to teach, and to excite you with the magic of our country, establishing a connection with its nature, people, and history, and most importantly, with yourself.
As human beings, we are hosts of this wonderful planet, not guests. Caring for it is an honor and a great responsibility.
Our mission is to act in balance with today’s necessities and the continuity of Peru’s resources and ancestral traditions.
In addition to an effort to minimize impact, we seek to leave a responsible footprint with actions that contribute to the care of the environment and contribute to the social development of the places we visit.
At Terra Explorer, as explorers and adventure operators, we consider nature our workplace, our second home, a space where we have fun, connect, and inspire.
We manage waste responsibly, use solar equipment and eco-friendly technologies for each expedition, and choose suppliers with a profound commitment to the environment.
We plant a tree in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon for every traveler who ventures to explore Peru with us and, in partnership with REGENERA, we offset our annual water and carbon footprint.
Over the years, we have cultivated good relationships with members of many communities in the Andes, and with many of them, we work in the field during our adventure experiences. We are committed to their welfare through fair pay, health insurance, and by giving them the opportunity and means for continuous training.
In a country with millenary traditions such as Peru, preserving our heritage and culture is a great responsibility. We are proud and happy to work with master weavers, ceramists, healers, shamans, and agricultural projects that promote organic planting, research, and enhance the value of native produce.
Although we contribute to different projects, we have always wanted to create one that positively impacts the community of San José, in Huaypo Grande, Cusco.
Here lies our refuge, a natural space located on the shores of a remote lagoon in the heart of the Andes. It is home to migratory birds, snow-capped mountains, and the San José community’s crop fields.
In 2021 we will have initiated the actions for implementing the project, which will be focused mainly on education. Our main objective will be the improvement of the local school and the introduction of environmental teachings aimed at local children, the future guardians of this paradise.
To ensure the well-being and safety of our travelers and staff throughout our operational chain, Terra Explorer will comply with the health and safety measures and protocols established by the Peruvian Association of Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism (APTAE), and implement the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines for adventure tourism developed by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).
Our experiences are designed considering the least possible exposure, where the final destinations are usually remote places. By their very nature, our adventure activities are considered to be low risk, mainly because they are performed outdoors where ventilation is constant and making it easy to achieve social distancing.
During these times we are working together with a small staff of honorable people who have been part of the Terra Explorer family for many years. They and their families are aligned with the established health and safety measures. Employing these staff members also seeks to reactivate the local economy.
We guarantee a safe, soul-fulfilling trip to all our travelers for whom we make these adventures possible.
Terra Explorer will strictly comply with the safety, cleaning, and hygiene protocols during our internal processes, third parties, and throughout your trip. This involves:
Follow the instructions related to health and safety given by the Terra Explorer team and your guide, before and during your trip.
Stay home if:
With the intention of delivering the most flexibility at the time of confirming your trip, we will determine the amount of the initial deposit individually and according to your itinerary characteristics.
Secure your trip with a deposit and pay the rest in one or more payments, at a time that suits you best. Please make sure you adhere to our policy and pay in full at least 31 days prior to your trip date.
If you need to cancel your trip, we will apply the following flexible policies.
For more detailed information on our terms and conditions and Covid-19 policies, please contact us at [email protected]