In the middle of an unforgettable sunset, we took a boat ride to the island of Taquile, crossing the waters of the highest navigable lake in the world in Puno, southern Peru. Our goal: bring warmth to more than 200 children.
Our “compadre” Héctor Huatta, a local inhabitant of the island, warmly welcomed and accommodated us in his house. Thanks to him and HOSEG, the first collaborative Peruvian clothing brand, we managed to accomplish our mission in this community located over 13,000 feet above sea level, where the cold reaches extremely low temperatures.
Thanks to the National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP), the Terra Explorer team participated in a reforestation project where five thousand native trees were planted in the community of Chachabamba, the first section of the legendary Inca Trail.
The stretch of the Inca Trail to the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a protected natural area. It was very gratifying to have contributed, in a small way, to the forest conservation and protection of this important archaeological sector.
Once again, thanks to our allies, the Peruvian clothing brand HOSEG, we brought warmth to more than 200 children from the community of Huaypo Grande, located at more than 11,500 feet above sea level, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco.
We visited the local school where students, teachers, and family members waited for us with open arms. Each smile is the best reward we can have, and they fill us with desire to continue collaborating with these vulnerable communities in the Andes.
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]